Judicial Section

  • Judicial Lunch 1
    Honoring the Bench "If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: thou shall not ration justice." Justice Learned Hand
  • Judicial Lunch 2
  • Judicial Lunch 3
  • Domestic Violence CLE Program
    A View from the Bench: An Unflinching View of Domestic Violence and New Ways to Protect Victims Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 6 to 7:35 PM (reception to follow) Register Now!
  • Implicit Bias CLE Program
    I am the Least Prejudiced Person You Will Ever Meet and How I Got That Way Join facilitator Pooja Kothari, Esq., Founder of Boundless Awareness, LLC and learn the skills necessary to combat implicit bias and effectuate change.
  • Playing an Away Game Slider
    April 5, 2017 - Playing the Away Game: How Can Non-Resident New York Lawyers Comply with SCHOENEFELD v. SCHNEIDERMAN? SCHOENEFELD v. SCHNEIDERMAN - Earn 1.0 NY MCLE credits in Professional Practice
  • Upcoming Events
    • April 5, 2017 - Playing an Away Game: How Can Non-Resident New York Lawyers Comply with SCHOENEFELD v. SCHNEIDERMAN?

      The New York State Bar Association/ NYSBA DC presents:

      Playing an Away Game: How Can Non-Resident New York Lawyers Comply with SCHOENEFELD v. SCHNEIDERMAN?

      Wednesday, April 5, 2017
      5:30 – 6:30 PM Program | 6:30-7:30 PM Reception
      1.0 NY MCLE credits: Professional Practice

      Join us for a CLE-accredited program focused on the implications of the recent decisions in Schoenefeld v. Schneiderman, No. 11-4283 (2d Cir., April 22, 2016) and Schoenefeld v. State, 25 N.Y.3d 22 (N.Y. 2015), which, collectively, require attorneys practicing in New York to maintain a physical office in the State. For Non-Resident attorneys who are licensed in New York, these decisions can have significant practical effects, and the CLE will address those issues. Following this program, stay for a reception and meet other NYSBA DC members and colleagues.

      Presented by Richard Rifkin, Special Counsel, New York State Bar Association
      Facilitator: Hillary Jochmans, NYSBA Non-Resident member, House of Delegates Representative

      Arent Fox LLP
      1717 K Street
      Washington, DC 20006-5344

      Sponsored by:
      New York State Bar Association, NYSBA Non-Resident Members Subcommittee

      Registration Fees:

      NYSBA members: $10 | Non-Members: $25

      REGISTER TODAY!

      For assistance with online registration: 800-582-2452 | For program information, please contact Patricia Wood at pwood@nysba.org; 518.487.5570


    • April 19, 2017 - A View From The Bench: An Unflinching View of Domestic Violence and New Ways to Protect Victims

      A VIEW FROM THE BENCH: AN UNFLINCHING VIEW OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND NEW WAYS TO PROTECT VICTIMS

      Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 6 to 7:35 PM (reception to follow)
      Hofstra Law School, 121 Hofstra University, Room 308,
      Hempstead, NY 11549

      Registration Fee:
      $20 attorneys
      FREE: Members of the Judiciary; Law Students
      Pre-registration strongly encouraged by Friday April 14th, as space is limited

      Register Now 

      MCLE Credits: 1.0 credit in Areas of Professional Practice; OK for both newly admitted attorneys and experienced
      Registration: www.nysba.org/041917JUD
      For assistance with online registration: 800-582-2452
      For information (program information only): 518-487-5570

      Featured Speakers:
      Hon. Deborah Kaplan, Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases, A Snapshot of Current Issuesin Domestic Violence
      Hon. John Leventhal, Appellate Division, 2nd Department, Author of My Partner, My Enemy:An Unflinching View of Domestic Violence andNew Ways to Protect Victims
      Hon. Andrew Crecca, Supervising Judge for Matrimonial Parts, Suffolk County Supreme Court, Understanding The Challenges Courts Face in ProtectingDomestic Victims & Their Families

      Sponsors:
      New York State Bar Association Judicial Section
      NYSBA Family Law Section
      Hofstra Law School
      NYSBA/Women’s Bar Association, State of New York, Domestic Violence Initiative

    • April 27, 2017 - I am the Least Prejudiced Person You Will Ever Meet and How I Got That Way


      You are cordially invited to a special Bench-Bar Event
      I am the Least Prejudiced Person You Will Ever Meet and How I Got That Way

      Join facilitator Pooja Kothari, Esq., Founder of Boundless Awareness, LLC and learn the skills necessary to combat implicit bias and effectuate change.

      REGISTER NOW

      Thursday, April 27, 2017
      5:30-7:30 p.m.

      Brooklyn Bar Association
      123 Remsen Street
      Brooklyn, New York

      Registration Fee:
      $25 attorneys; FREE: Judges/ law students

      MCLE Credits: 1.5
      Ethics; acceptable for newly admitted attorneys
      Pre-registration strongly encouraged by Friday, April 21st, as space is limited. Light refreshments will be served

      To register: www.nysba.org/042717JUD
      For assistance with online registration: 800-582-2452
      For more program information 518-487-5588

      Platinum Sponsor:
      The New York State Bar Association General Practice Section

      Gold Sponsors:
      The New York State Bar Association
      NYSBA Judicial Section
      NYSBA Torts, Insurance and Compensation Section
      NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section
      The Brooklyn Bar Association
      Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
      Defense Association of New York
      New York State Trial Lawyers Association
      Catholic Lawyers Guild of Brooklyn







    • January 27, 2017: Judicial Section/Council on Judicial Associations Lunch

      *JUDICIAL SECTION/COUNCIL ON JUDICIAL ASSNS. LUNCH

      Friday, January 27, 2017 12:00 PM
      12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      #nysba17

      Mercury Ballroom and Rotunda, 3rd Floor
      New York Hilton Midtown

      $70 per person, NYSBA Judicial Section Member
      $110 per person, Judiciary Members not in the NYSBA Judicial Section
      (NYSBA $90 general registration fee NOT required)

      View Program

      Download Judicial Member Registration Form

      Download Judicial Non-Member Registration Form


      Reception (Cash Bar)
      12:30-1:00 p.m.

      Luncheon

      1:00-2:30 p.m.

      Welcome Remarks
      Hon. Marsha L. Steinhardt
      Presiding Chair
      Judicial Section

      Remarks
      Claire P. Gutekunst, Esq.
      President
      New York State Bar Association

      Honoree
      Hon. Lawrence K. Marks
      Recipient of 2017
      Distinguished Jurist Award

      Honoree
      Hon. William C. Thompson
      Recipient of 2017 Award for Advancement of Judicial Diversity

      Honoree
      Hon. Milton Mollen
      Lifetime Achievement Recognition

  • About the Section

    The Judicial Section is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. The Judicial Section is a resource offering opportunities for valuable interaction with peers. Making contacts through Judicial Section membership is not limited to the courtroom. Networking with colleagues is an important part of achieving success, enhancing the professionalism of the judiciary and striking a healthy work-life balance. Join us and lend your voice to ensure your opinions are represented. The Judicial Section committees address unique issues facing the duties, responsibilities, and welfare of the judiciary. The Section also provides a forum for representatives of the Council of Judicial Associations to address issues relating to legislation and court procedure.

    Judicial Diversity Report

    Meet the Officers of the Judicial Section

    View the Council of Judicial Associations Roster

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  • Section Benefits

    A combination of valuable benefits - exclusive for New York State Bar Association Judicial Section members - keep you up-to-date on the growing number of issues and concerns that face the judicial system and the legal profession.

    JUST FOR MEMBERS

    As an exclusive benefit for each and every member of the Judicial Section, NYSBA's CLE Department offers THREE FREE ONLINE CLE programs on an annual basis. Chosing from NYSBA CLE's online video and audio catalog makes your programs of choice instantly accessible to you, from the comfort of your chambers or home computer.  All online course materials are provided in digital form:  www.nysba.org/cle.

    You also will receive:

    • The members-only newsletter, “Judicial Dispatch,” exclusively for Judicial Section members, written by and for judges
    • A discount to attend the Judicial Section Annual Meeting luncheon
    • Unparalleled camaraderie among our State’s guardians of the law

    Rewarding Opportunities for Professional Growth

    We offer you excellent ways to enhance your knowledge and expertise by participating in Section activities, such as the Judicial Section luncheon held each year in conjunction with NYSBA's Annual Meeting. The luncheon consists of a program featuring a prominent member of either the New York State government, the judiciary, or another speaker of interest to the judiciary on a current topic. Section members are invited to attend this program at discounted rates.

    The Judicial Section also provides forums for representatives of the Council of Judicial Associations to address issues relating to legislation and court procedure. These forums take place five times per year. The activities provide your representatives with valuable ways to network with other judges from across the state, work with those colleagues who share your interests, and share information on effective advocacy techniques and efficient case management.

  • Judicial Dispatch
    The Judicial Dispatch is a publication of the New York State Bar Association's Judicial Section. Archives are below and limited to members of the Judicial Section.

    Winter 2017

    Fall 2015

    Fall 2014

    Spring 2014

    Fall 2013