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Re: S. 256 The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 ( PDF format )
Bankruptcy Legislation | President

Reasonableness of fees; preparation of bills; duty of supervision
Ethics | Professional Ethics

Recommendation Concerning Mandatory Arbitration of Fee Disputes in all Matters
Fee Disputes | Judicial Administration, Council on

Recommendation on Governmental Structure and Election Issues for the 2010 Charter Revision Commission (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Election Law Reform | Election Law / New York City Affairs

Recommendation on the Selection of Judges and the Improvement of the Judicial System in New York ( PDF format )
Judicial Selection | Judicial Selection Task Force

Recommendations for Amendments to the New York City Lobbying Law and Campaign Financing Law (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Lobbying | New York City Affairs

Recommendations on the Selection of Judges and the Improvement of the Judicial Selection System in New York State (December 2006) ( PDF format )
Judicial Selection | Judicial Selection Task Force

Recommendations Regarding the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009, H.R. 1020 (July 2010) ( PDF format )
Arbitration | Arbitration / Federal Courts / International Commercial Disputes / International Law

Recommendations Related to the Trial of Saddam Hussein ( PDF format )
Iraq | International Affairs, Council on

Recommendations Related to Training for Town and Village Justices and Court Clerks ( PDF format )
Justice Courts | Town and Village Courts Task Force

Recommendations Relating to Assisting Town and Village Justices ( PDF format )
Justice Courts | Town and Village Courts Task Force

Recommendations that State Civil Courts Adopt the Common Interest Privilege
Common Interest Privilege | Judicial Administration, Council on

Recommendations to Enhance Criminal Procedure Law § 440.10(1)(i), Regarding the Vacatur of Prostitution and Trafficking-Related Convictions for Victims of Sex Trafficking (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Sex Trafficking | Sex and Law / Criminal Courts

Recommendations to the Military Justice Review Group on Ways to Improve the Military Justice System (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Military Justice System | Military Affairs and Justice

Recommended Procedures for Recognition and Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards Rendered Under the ICSID Convention (July 2012) ( PDF format )
International Arbitration Awards | International Commercial Disputes

Reforming New York State's Ethics Laws the Right Way (February 2010) ( PDF format )
New York State Ethics Reform | Government Ethics / State Affairs

Reforming NYS's Financial Disclosure Requirements for Attorney Legislators (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Attorney-legislators | State Affairs / Government Ethics / Professional Responsibility

Reissued Report commenting on the Great Ape Protection Act (December 2011) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals | Animal Law

Remarks by Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, for the Benjamin N. Cardozo Lecture ( PDF format )
First Amendment, Reporter’s Privilege | Association Programs / Speeches

Report and accompanying cover letter: Reaffirming the U.S. Commitment to Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions ( PDF format )
Military Commissions | National Security and the Rule of Law, Task Force

Report and Recommendations on Second Circuit Certification of Determinative State Law Issues to the New York Court of Appeals
Certification of State Law | Judicial Administration, Council on / Federal Courts

Report and Recommendations Regarding TWA Flight 800 Crash
Mass Disaster Planning | Mass Disaster Planning, Task Force

Report and Recommendations with Regard to the Statement of Goals for Increasing Minority Retention and Promotion
Diversity in the Profession | Enhance Diversity in the Profession

Report and Recommendations: Parental Leave Policies and Practices for Attorneys ( PDF format )
Parential Leave Policies | Women in the Legal Profession

Report commenting on A.4692/S.79 which would authorize the incorporation of benefit corporations (February 2011) ( PDF format )
Benefit Corporations | Corporation Law

Report commenting on A.4867 which would permit the manufacture, delivery, possession and use of marijuana for medical purposes ( PDF format )
Medical Marijuana | Drugs and the Law

Report commenting on A.5281 which would require health care providers to inform patients or their representatives of certain errors in diagnosis, treatment or other services ( PDF format )
Patients rights | Medical Malpractice

Report commenting on A.9753-A/S.3890-A which would allow for a judgment of divorce to be granted when a marriage is irretrievably broken for a period of at least six months without either side alleging blame (Reissued June 2010) ( PDF format )
No Fault Divorce | Matrimonial Law

Report commenting on certain provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 relating to charitable gifts of fractional interests in tangible personal property ( PDF format )
Charitable gifts | Estate and Gift Taxation

Report commenting on legislation which would expressly authorize the use of living wills (March 2006) ( PDF format )
Living Wills | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report commenting on Program Bill No. 16, the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act (July 2008) ( PDF format )
Reproductive Rights | Sex and Law

Report commenting on S.764/A.2943 which would expand privileged communications at medical peer reviews and quality assurance reviews (March 2006) ( PDF format )
Physicians, peer review | Medical Malpractice

Report commenting on the Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 5852) (July 2008) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals | Animal Law

Report concerning A.6112/S.2844, the Reproductive Health Act (Reissued May 2011) ( PDF format )
Reproductive Rights | Health Law / Sex and Law

Report Concerning Criminal Leave Application Procedures in the NYS Court of Appeals (December 2009) ( PDF format )
Leave Applications, Criminal | Criminal Justice Operations

Report expressing opposion to A.3074 which would amend the statute of limitations for agreements relating to marriage ( PDF format )
Prenuptial Agreements | Matrimonial Law

Report expressing opposition to A.8836/S.6005 which would amend New York Civil Rights Law §§50 and 51 to provide a "right of publicity" for deceased persons ( PDF format )
Right of Publicity | Communications and Media Law

Report expressing opposition to H.R. 4239, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) ( PDF format )
Animal Activists and Organizations | Animal Law

Report expressing opposition to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (February 2008) ( PDF format )
Bank Products | Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization

Report expressing support for A.3950/S.2067 which would permit news coverage by audio-visual means of courtroom trials in New York State ( PDF format )
Cameras in the Courtroom | Communications and Media Law

Report expressing support for A.4552 which would permit the conditional sealing of certain drug and marijuana convictions (November 2008) ( PDF format )
Drug Convictions, Sealing of | Criminal Law

Report expressing support for A.6060/S.6783 which would amend the Family Court Act and the Criminal Procedure Law, in relation to orders of protection and the definition of “members of the same family or household.” ( PDF format )
Orders of protection | Domestic Violence

Report expressing support for A.7147/S.6046 which would prohibit dogs from being tethered for more than six hours in any twenty-four hour period (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report expressing support for A.7402/S.3528 which would prohibit manufacturers and contract testing facilities from using traditional animal test methods for product safety testing when an alternative has been validated (May 2008) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals | Animal Law

Report expressing support for A.8527/S.6203, the Exempt Income Protection Act ( PDF format )
Debtors and Creditors | Consumer Affairs

Report expressing support for Intro. No. 826, the Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act (the "Clinic Access Bill") (April 2009) ( PDF format )
Health Services | Civil Rights

Report expressing support for New York City Council proposed ordinance (Int. 0425-2010) which would prohibit pet owners from restraining animals outdoors for longer than three hours in any continuous twelve hour period (December 2010) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report expressing support for S.5154, The Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, which would help to increase the supply of, and access to, organs for transplantation ( PDF format )
Organ donation | Health Law / / Bioethical Issues / Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws

Report expressing support for the Assembly version of Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act (A.5258-A) which would permit sexually exploited children to receive vital social services rather than face prosecution, potential jail time ( PDF format )
Sexually Exploited Children | Sex and Law

Report in Opposition to the Board of Law Examiner's Proposal to Increase the Passing Score on the New York Bar Examination ( PDF format )
Bar Exam | Legal Education and Admission to the Bar

Report in support A.8070, the Women’s Equality Act (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Women's Rights | Sex and Law

Report in support of A.1185/S.4952, which amends Sections 11-1.5 AND 11-A-2.1 of the EPTL and Section 2102 of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Legacies | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report in support of A.995/S.3593 (The Museum Bill) which would allow museums to manage undocumented property while also preserving the rights of lenders, donors and claimants to reclaim their property ( PDF format )
Museums | Art Law

Report in support of Acts expanding classes protected under the Human Rights Law ( PDF format )
Protected Classes | Civil Rights

Report in support of amending CPL §440 to provide for actual innocence claims (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Actual Innocence Act | Criminal Courts / Criminal Justice Operations

Report in support of HR 3029 which would prohibit the trade, both domestic and international of bear viscera ( PDF format )
Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species | Animal Law

Report in support of Intro. 0660-2007 which amends the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to buyers of consumer debt (January 2009) ( PDF format )
Debt Buyers | Consumer Affairs / Civil Courts

Report in support of legislation which would amend New York State's Human Rights Law to prohibit employment discrimination (A.1222/S.3052) and housing discrimination (A.5916/S.3072) against actual or perceived victims of domestic violence and stalking ( PDF format )
Discrimination | Civil Rights

Report in support of legislation which would amend the Domestic Relations Law and Family Court Act to require a court, prior to issuing any order of custody and/or visitation, to review child abuse and maltreatment, orders of protection, warrants of arrest and sex offender registries (A.7329/S.4877) ( PDF format )
Child Custody | Domestic Violence

Report in support of legislation which would authorize an experimental program in which orders of protection filed and entered by the family courts of certain counties could be transmitted by fax or electronic means to sheriffs and police departments (A.7554/S.4704) ( PDF format )
Electronic Filing | Domestic Violence

Report in support of S.1660/A.1825 which would require that no person 62 years of age or older would be denied occupancy in, or evicted from, a multiple dwelling on the sole ground that he or she keeps a common household pet, so long as the keeping of the pet is not prohibited by applicable law and the pet does not constitute a nuisance or cause damage to the premises ( PDF format )
Pets in Housing | Legal Problems of the Aging / Animal Law

Report in support of S.2439 which would require the case tracking database relied on by the FBI to include all animal cruelty offenses ( PDF format )
Animal Cruelty | Animal Law

Report in support of S.5035, the Home Mortgage Bridge Loan Assistance Act (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Mortgage Assistance--Bridge Loans | Banking Law

Report in support of S.784/A.2612 which would extend the prohibition on conducting a canned hunt in a confined area of less than 10 acres to conducting one in a fenced or other area from which there is no means for such animal to escape ( PDF format )
Canned Hunting | Animal Law

Report in Support of Ten-Year Renewal Terms for Housing Court Judges (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Judicial Terms | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report in support of The "Pet Safety and Protection Act" (S.714/HR1280) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report in support of the Governor's Women’s Equality Act (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Women's Rights | Sex and Law

Report in support of the Judiciary's 2011-2012 Budget Request (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Budget - NYS Judiciary | Judicial Administration, Council on / Pro Bono and Legal Services

Report in Support of the Judiciary’s 2012-2013 Budget Request (January 2012) ( PDF format )
Budget - NYS Judiciary | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report in Support of the Judiciary’s 2013-2014 Budget Request (February 2013) ( PDF format )
Budget - NYS Judiciary | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report in Support of the Judiciary’s 2014-2015 Budget Request (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Budget - NYS Judiciary | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report in support of the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 (S.1752), which would change the designation of key decision-making authority for courts martial (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Military Affairs and Justice | Military Affairs and Justice / Sex and Law

Report is support of New York City Council Resolution 497 which calls for the increased compliance with Section 809 of the New York State Education Law, which requires instruction on the humane treatment and protection of animals ( PDF format )
Humane Education | Animal Law

Report is support of S.6687/A.9652, the Libel Terrorism Protection Act ( PDF format )
Foreign Libel Judgments | Communications and Media Law

Report of the Task Force on Lawyer's Quality of Life
Lawyer's Quality of Life | Lawyer's Quality of Life Task Force

Report of the Task Force on the Lawyer's Role in Corporate Governance ( PDF format )
Corporate Governance | Lawyer's Role in Corporate Governance, Task Force

Report of the Task Force on the New York State Constitutional Covention (June 1997) ( PDF format )
Constitutional Convention | New York State Constitutional Convention, Task Force

Report Offering New Proposed Guidance on the Treatment of a Partner as an Employee For Federal Tax Purposes (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Treatment of Partner as Employee | Taxation of Business Entities

Report Offering Proposals Regarding the "Derivative Benefits" Provisions Found in the Limitation on Benefits Article of Certain U.S. Income Tax Treaties (May 2008) ( PDF format )
Taxation - Treaties | Taxation of Business Entities

Report Offering Proposals to Eliminate Duplicative or Otherwise Unnecessary Filing Requirements for Certain Interests in Foreign Corporations and Foreign Partnerships (September 2013) ( PDF format )
Filing Requirements for Foreign Corporations and Foreign Partnerships | Taxation of Business Entities

Report Offering Proposed Guidance on the Federal Income Tax Treatment of Post-Closing Contingent Consideration in Reorganizations (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Taxation - Corporate Reorganizations | Taxation of Business Entities

Report offering proposed guidance regarding the Passive Foreign Investment Company Rules (PFIC)(September 2009) ( PDF format )
Taxation - Passive Foreign Investment Company | Taxation of Business Entities

Report offering proposed guidance regarding U.S. federal income tax treatment of certain lending activities conducted within the U.S. (May 2007) ( PDF format )
Taxation lending activities by foreigners | Taxation of Business Entities

Report on a Proposal 1986 to Treat Charitable Remainder Pet Trusts in a Similar Manner to Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts and Charitable Remainder Unitrusts ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on a proposed amendment (also referred to as the Protect Interstate Commerce Act) to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 2642) which would prohibit states from enacting laws governing the production or manufacture of any agricultural product that is intended for interstate commerce including food and animals raised for food (October 2013) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals | Animal Law

Report on A. 5449-A/S.5433-A which concerns the treatment and disposition of lost, stray or homeless animals (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.10039/S.7103 (“Lauren’s Law”) which would increase the opportunities for individuals to enroll in the New York State organ donor registry (Reissued May 2012) ( PDF format )
Organ donation | Health Law

Report on A.10228/S.7185 which would permit all victims of domestic violence, including non-qualified aliens, to be eligible for emergency domestic violence residential services ( PDF format )
Domestic Violence, Emergency Residential Services | Domestic Violence

Report on A.10344/S.7848 which would amend the education law, in relation to classroom instruction in the humane treatment of animals and the requirement of training in the humane treatment of animals for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers ( PDF format )
Humane Education | Animal Law

Report on A.10492/S.7411 which would enhance the penalty for domestic violence perpetrators who repeatedly violate orders of protection ( PDF format )
Domestic Violence Perpetrators | Domestic Violence

Report on A.1055-B/S.4460-A which would prohibit housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Domestic Violence Victims | Civil Rights / Domestic Violence

Report on A.10615/S.07587 which would increase the number of Family Court judges in New York City and State over the next two years (May 2008) ( PDF format )
Family Court Judges | Domestic Violence

Report on A.1076 concerning the tail docking of cattle (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals | Animal Law

Report on A.10784/S.7787 which would amend the insurance law to provide all motor vehicle policy holders with Supplemental Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (SUM) coverage with the choice to opt out of such additional coverage after being informed of the benefits of extra SUM coverage (October 2012) ( PDF format )
Supplemental Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage | Tort Litigation

Report on A.10864 which would permit eligible people to be enrolled in pilot projects in selected state prison facilities to complete necessary paperwork for enrolling in Medicaid prior to their release. ( PDF format )
Medicaid | Corrections and Community Reentry

Report on A.1113-A/S.3999-A (the Short-Term Financial Services Loan Act) which would allow check cashers to make small, short-term loans (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Check Cashing | Consumer Affairs / Civil Courts

Report on A.1123/S.1700 which would provide that commercial dog breeders are only exempt from New York State licensing, vaccination and control regulations where the breeder “sells dogs exclusively to USDA registered research facilities (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.1124-A/S.7660 regarding the dispensing of prescription pain medication (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Prescription Pain Medication | Bioethical Issues

Report on A.11273-A/S.7833-A concerning the adjudicating of a child (Person in Need of Supervision) to undergo alcohol and drug detoxification (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse | Children, Council on

Report on A.11297/S.8416 which would allow baccalaureate and advanced degree programs to count towards the work participation rate for public assistance recipients (May 2008) ( PDF format )
Welfare | Social Welfare Law

Report on A.11447 Review and Assess the Divorce and Maintenance Laws of New York State (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Divorce and Maintenance Laws | Matrimonial Law

Report on A.1204/S.2271 which would impose new restrictions on devocalization surgery, a surgical procedure that reduces or eliminates a dog’s or cat’s ability to produce vocal sounds (February 2013) ( PDF format )
Veterinary Issues | Animal Law

Report on A.1264-A/S.5880 which would amend NYS Executive Law to require the provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace, absent undue hardship on the employer (Reissued June 2014) ( PDF format )
Workplace Accomodations, Pregnant Women | Sex and Law

Report on A.1643/S.2336-A which would create first and second degree felony offenses for the theft of a companion animal or pet (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.1655-A/S.4799 which would expand the definition of the term “pet dealer” to include wholesale pet breeders, define the term “retail pet store,” improve humane housing and care standards for animals maintained by pet dealers, and add new record keeping, licensing and inspection provisions with respect to pet dealers (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.1656/S.4987 regarding the method of confinement of animals raised for food (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals | Animal Law

Report on A.1756/S.1039 which would permit each county to restrict, limit or prohibit trapping within is municipal limits (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species | Animal Law

Report on A.1769-A/S.1711-A which would prohibit the possession, sale, offer for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins (Reissued April 2013) ( PDF format )
Marine Animals | Animal Law

Report on A.1793-B/A.4742-B which would extend temporary disability insurance benefits to cover family care leave from the workplace (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Family Leave Benefits | Sex and Law

Report on A.1794/S.6524 which would amend the criminal procedure law to increase the age of eligibility for youthful offender status to age 21 (Reissued February 2014) ( PDF format )
Youthful Offender Status | Criminal Justice Operations

Report on A.1986-B/S.5822 which would create the crime of aggravated family offense (March 2012) ( PDF format )
Aggravated Family Offense | Domestic Violence

Report on A.2015/S.3569 (including previous memo on A.9441/S.6288 and A.9445-A/S.6290, 2009-2010 Legislative Session)which would create a state-run title insurance system in New York (Reissued June 2011) ( PDF format )
Title insurance | Real Property Law

Report on A.2046/S.5048 regarding fees for dog licenses (Reissued May 2014) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.2063/S.4454 regarding the use of a controlled substance obtained during medial treatment for an overdose as evidence (Reissued June 2011) ( PDF format )
Drug Use | Drugs and the Law

Report on A.2097-C/S.3046-C which would allow public access to the proceedings and voting records of committee and session activities conducted by both houses of the State Legislature (Reissued March 2014) ( PDF format )
Government Transparency | State Affairs

Report on A.2240-D/S.5879-B, the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Sex Trafficking | Sex and Law

Report on A.2348/S.5526, in relation to prohibitng employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence (Reissued June 2011) ( PDF format )
Discrimination | Domestic Violence / Civil Rights

Report on A.2442/S.42 which would allow ineffective assistance of counsel claims via post-conviction motions (Reissued April 2013) ( PDF format )
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel | Criminal Justice Operations / Criminal Courts

Report on A.2471/S.2323 which would allow for baccalaureate and advanced degree programs and certain educational and training activity to count towards the work participation rate (Reissued February 2011) ( PDF format )
Welfare | Social Welfare Law

Report on A.2483/S.1096 which would create the crime of luring or enticing a child on the internet (July 2011) ( PDF format )
Child Internet Luring Laws | Criminal Justice Operations

Report on A.2484 which would require every school district to be notified of the existing requirement that elementary schools provide instruction in the humane treatment of animals, their importance in the environment, and the importance of spaying and neutering programs for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel service professionals, school administrators or supervisors or superintendents of schools (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Humane Education | Animal Law / Children and the Law / Education and the Law

Report on A.2565/S.2664 which would cap the percentage of income payable towards shelter costs by a person with HIV or AIDS ( PDF format )
Emergency Shelter Allowance | AIDS / Social Welfare Law

Report on A.259/S.3806 which would eliminate the requirement that the impounding organization petition the court to obtain reimbursement for the expense of caring for an abused or neglected animal (Reissued May 2011) ( PDF format )
Animal Cruelty | Animal Law

Report on A.2669-B/S.4830 which would amend the social services law and clarify conciliation procedures and sanctions in cases when the recipient of public assistance programs refuses to comply with employment program requirements (Reissued June 2014) ( PDF format )
Public Assistance | Social Welfare Law

Report on A.2736/S.1379 which would prohibit police and prosecutors from introducing condoms as evidence of prostitution-related offenses in criminal proceedings (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Condoms as Evidence | AIDS

Report on A.3006-B/S.2606-B, Part A, Section 34 which would eliminate the requirement that social service districts provide interim Medicaid services for those with immediate needs while their Medicaid applications are pending (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Medicaid | Legal Problems of the Aging

Report on A.3006-B/S.2606-B, Part A. Section 68 which would eliminate spousal refusal in community settings (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Medicaid, Spousal Refusal | Legal Problems of the Aging

Report on A.309 which would direct the Commission on Judicial Nominations to forward to the governor all 'well qualified' candidates for associate judge and/or chief judge (Reissued February 2011) ( PDF format )
Judicial Nominations, Commission on | President

Report on A.311/S.558 which would amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to fire hazard safety standards for animal housing maintained by pet dealers and A.312/S.559 which would to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to requiring certain pet dealers to maintain an automatic dialing device to facilitate automatic notification in the event of a fire emergency ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.3431-A which would impose new restrictions on the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Veterinary Issues | Animal Law

Report on A.3498/S.2275 which would require that local social services districts notify the Office of Children and Family Services 90 days before the effective date of a planned across-the-board reduction in eligibility or increase in co-payments for childcare assistance (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Childcare Assistance | Sex and Law

Report on A.3640/S.1977 which would amend of Section 190.30 of the Criminal Procedure Law with regard to Grand Jury rules of evidence ( PDF format )
Rules of evidence (NYS) | Criminal Justice Operations / Criminal Justice, Council on

Report on A.3661/S.4074 which would make it unlawful for any person to organize, promote, conduct or participate in any contest where the objective of such contest or competition is to take the greatest number of wildlife (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species | Animal Law

Report on A.3664-B/S.4366-B which would remove statutory barriers to the licensure and employment of people with criminal records (Reissued March 2010) ( PDF format )
Prisoner reentry into the workforce | Corrections and Community Reentry

Report on A.3770-A/S.4686 which would remove the provision in New York’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Section 102(2) which forbids an establishment licensed to sell liquor for on-premises consumption to hire any person in any capacity who has been previously convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors ( PDF format )
Prisoner reentry into the workforce | Corrections and Community Reentry

Report on A.3772/S.3426 which would remove the ten-acre limitation for “canned hunting” activities and prohibit the killing of any non-native big game mammal in an enclosed space or other area of any size from which there is no means for such animal to escape (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Canned Hunting | Animal Law

Report on A.3906/S.1028 which would impose a twelve-percent surcharge on pet dealers for the sale of animals and products (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.424, which would prohibit the confinement of breeding sows, calves raised for veal, or egg-laying hens in a manner that prevents such animals from lying down, standing up, fully extending their limbs, or turning around freely (Reissued April 2014) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals | Animal Law

Report on A.4314-C/S.3337-C, the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act, which would give greater discretion to judges when sentencing defendants who are survivors of domestic violence (Reissued May 2014) ( PDF format )
Domestic Violence Victims, Sentencing of | Domestic Violence / Criminal Justice Operations

Report on A.4354/S.1544 which would eliminate the favorable exception to the collateral source rule for plaintiffs who are public employees ( PDF format )
Collateral Sources | State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

Report on A.4516-D/S.3438-B regarding merit time for incarcerated survivors of family or household violence (Reissued January 2010) ( PDF format )
Domestic Violence Victims | Domestic Violence

Report on A.455-A/S.219-A which would amend the General Business Law by requiring the licensing of debt collection agencies and amend the Civil Practice Law and Rules regarding pleading requirements (Reissued May 2014) ( PDF format )
Debt Collection Agencies | Civil Courts / Consumer Affairs

Report on A.4582-B/S.4664-A which would amend the penal law to change mandatory terms of probation to discretionary terms and eliminate the requirement of pre-sentence investigations in limited circumstances (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Probation Sentences | Corrections and Community Reentry / Criminal Courts

Report on A.4582/S.2100 which would amend the penal law to change mandatory terms of probation to discretionary terms and to authorize the court to increase the term of probation to the maximum in the event of a violation (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Probation Sentences | Corrections and Community Reentry / Criminal Courts

Report on A.4591-A/S.3138-A which would require the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders to consult a “validated risk instrument” when making its recommendation to courts regarding the appropriate risk level of a sex offender (Reissued June 2014) ( PDF format )
Sex Offenders | Corrections and Community Reentry / Criminal Courts / Criminal Justice Operations

Report on A.4692-A/S.79-A which would authorize the incorporation of benefit corporations (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Benefit Corporations | Corporation Law

Report on A.4721/S.1267 which would require electronic recording of custodial interrogations in felony cases (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Custodial interrogations | Criminal Justice Operations

Report on A.4887/S.3357 which concerns the standard under which employers and licensing agencies in New York consider applicants and employees with criminal records (Reissued April 2013) ( PDF format )
Prisoner reentry into the workforce | Corrections and Community Reentry

Report on A.491 which concerns the rules regarding the regulation of process servers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Process Servers | Consumer Affairs / Civil Courts

Report on A.4996 which would secure certain due process rights in fair hearings for Medicaid applicants and recipients in regard to the decisions made about their care by private Managed Long Term Care plans (MLTCs) (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Managed Long Term Care | Legal Problems of the Aging

Report on A.5142/S.110 regarding electronic recording of custodial interrogations in felony cases ( PDF format )
Interrogation | Criminal Justice Operations

Report on A.5220/S.2085 which amend New York Tax Law to exempt animals killed at game hunting facilities from sales and compensating use tax (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Canned Hunting | Animal Law

Report on A.524/S.712 which would require signage to be posted around public locations where hunting, fishing or trapping may be occurring (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species | Animal Law

Report on A.5285 which would provide that at arraignments before accepting a guilty plea, the court must warn the defendant that if he or she is not a citizen of the United States, the court’s acceptance of that guilty plea may be grounds for his deportation, immigration detention, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of citizenship ( PDF format )
Non-citizen Defendants | Immigration and Nationality Law

Report on A.5407/S.5971 which would amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to restricting the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses and shows (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Animals, Use at Circuses and Exhibitions | Animal Law

Report on A.5438/S.226 which would amend § 31 of the PHFL to expand the qualifying income range of eligible families for the Mitchell-Lama Program (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Affordable Housing | Housing and Urban Development

Report on A.5440/S.885 which would expand the geographical jurisdiction for the offenses of identity theft, unlawful possession of personal identification information and closely related crimes (Reissued February 2011) ( PDF format )
Identity Theft | Criminal Justice Operations

Report on A.5443/S.3551 which would amend the public authorities law to clarify that the statutory limitations period governing a contractor’s claim and action against the New York City school construction authority arising out of contracts rights does not begin to accrue until such time as a request for payment has been denied in writing (Reissued April 2013) ( PDF format )
Contractors, Accrual of Claims | Construction Law

Report on A.5631/S.3858 (The Excess Line Legislation) which would authorize domestic excess line insurance companies (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Domestic Excess Line Insurers | Insurance Law

Report on A.5899/S.4091 providing defendants in criminal cases in Town and Village Courts the right to elect to appear in front of a judge who is a lawyer (November 2009) ( PDF format )
Justice Courts | Town and Village Courts Task Force

Report on A.597 which would amend the Budget Planning Law to permit entities other than Type B not-for-profit corporations to offer debt management services and allow such entities to conduct business in New York, subject to licensure, fee limitations, consumer disclosures, and additional conditions. (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Debt Settlement Services | Civil Courts / Consumer Affairs

Report on A.5985-A/S.3070-A which would amend EPTL Section 7-8.1 to eliminate the 21 year limit for the duration of pet trusts (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.6150/S.3501-B which would make a teacher's conviction for any qualifying criminal offense in the past five years a dispositive ground for lay-off priority (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Teachers | Corrections and Community Reentry

Report on A.624/S.3762 which would amend the civil practice law and rules in relation to assertable defenses of a third-party defendant ( PDF format )
Third-Party Defendants | State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

Report on A.6357-A/S.4406-A which would create a system for the production, distribution and medical use of marijuana for those citizens who would likely benefit from such use (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF format )
Medical Marijuana | Drugs and the Law / Health Law

Report on A.6429/S.1072 which would create the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate as an independent office within the Executive Branch (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Taxation - Office of the Taxpayer Rights Advocate | State and Local Taxation

Report on A.6554/S.4850 which would amend CPLR section 3103(a) to permit non-parties who are not actually served with a subpoena, but whose records are nevertheless sought by the subpoena, to seek a protective order (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Protected Orders |

Report on A.6554/S.4850 which would amend CPLR section 3103(a) to permit non-parties who are not actually served with a subpoena, but whose records are nevertheless sought by the subpoena, to seek a protective order (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Protective Orders | State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

Report on A.6555/S.4852 which would amend Section 3-3.3 of the estates, powers and trusts law, in relation to the disposition to issue or brothers or sisters of testator not to lapse and the application to class dispositions (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Anti-lapse Statute | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report on A.6556-A/S.4851-A which would simplify the procedure for obtaining a marital deduction for a disposition to a non-US citizen surviving spouse where no federal estate tax return is required (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Qualified Domestic Trusts | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts / Estate and Gift Taxation

Report on A.6640/S.6649 amending the CPLR in relation to the validity of service of process (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Process Servers | Civil Courts / Consumer Affairs

Report on A.6658/S.4600 which would amend the Real Property Tax Law in relation to partial tax abatements for certain property (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Property Tax Abatement | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts / Legal Problems of the Aging

Report on A.6799/S.4483 which would require judges to consider public safety as a factor in setting bail (July 2013) ( PDF format )
Bail, Public Safety as a Factor | Corrections and Community Reentry / Criminal Courts

Report on A.6835/S.4578 which would amend the CPLR to permit service upon an attorney from outside the state by regular mail and to require a stipulation be signed by the party to be served before fax service can be utilized (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Service of Papers | State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

Report on A.6964/S.4641 which would require that any disposition of land or buildings by the New York City Housing Authority be subject to and comply with the provisions of New York City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Housing Authority, New York City | Housing and Urban Development

Report on A.7002-A/S.5798 regarding grounds for vacating an arbitration award on the basis of the partiality of the arbitrator (December 2011) ( PDF format )
Arbitration Awards | Arbitration

Report on A.7013-A/S.6862 which would allow voters to rank up to five candidates in order of preference on their ballot during the primary (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Election Law, Instant Run-Offs | Election Law / New York City Affairs

Report on A.7062/S.4272 which would amend the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) by removing the requirement that the fiduciary seeking to resign must file a judicial accounting (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Fiduciaries, Resignation of | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report on A.711-A which would permit providing free spay and neutering services to animals in lieu of self-instructed course work as part of continuing education requirements for veterinarians (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF format )
Veterinary Issues | Animal Law

Report on A.7189-A/S.2094-A which would amend the Domestic Relations Law to enable extended family members to intervene in matrimonial actions seeking custodial rights bases upon a claim of extraordinary circumstances (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF format )
Custodial Rights | Matrimonial Law

Report on A.7285-B/S.5392-A regarding the regulation and treatment of breeding dogs (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.7347/S.2774 which would create a system for the production, distribution and medical use of marijuana for those who would likely benefit from such use (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Medical Marijuana | Drugs and the Law / Health Law

Report on A.738/S.1922 which relates to the sale of unweaned baby birds by pet dealers (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.739-D/S.6769-C which would prohibit piercing and tattooing of companion animals except in certain specified cases (Reissued June 2014) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.740-A/S.3753-A which would authorize municipalities to enact local laws, ordinances, and regulations governing pet dealers and concerning public health, safety, and consumer protection relating to the sale of dogs and cats by pet dealers (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.7461-A/S.4779-B concerning the inheritance by children conceived after the death of a genetic parent (Reissued July 2014) ( PDF format )
Posthumously Conceived Children | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report on A.7502-B/S.5702-A which would ban the use of a cage or box dryer which contains a heating element if the heating element is turned on for the purpose of drying or aiding in the drying of a companion animal (March 2012) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.7598/S.5456 regarding the notice of indicated reports of child maltreatment and changes of placement in child protective and voluntary foster care (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Child Protective Placement/Foster Care | Children, Council on

Report on A.7670/S.4429 which would amend the criminal procedure law in regard to victims of sex trafficking convicted of prostitution offenses (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Sex Trafficking | Sex and Law

Report on A.775-B/S.4463 the Consolidated Animal Crimes Bill (Reissued February 2014) ( PDF format )
Animal Cruelty | Animal Law

Report on A.7757-A/S.4484.A, A.7610/S.3293, A.7892-A/S.5660 and S.6734 regarding mandatory HIV testing in New York State (Reissued March 2010) ( PDF format )
AIDS/HIV Testing | Executive Committee / Health Law

Report on A.7836-A/S.5694-A and A.8339/S.5745 which would bring children who come into the custody of local social services districts under the jurisdiction of the Family Court (July 2011) ( PDF format )
Child, Destitute Children | Family Court and Family Law

Report on A.7958/S.3866 which would create a new definition for a “three-unit service dog team” (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Service Animals | Animal Law / Civil Rights

Report on A.810 which would give the Department of Health oversight of healthcare in correctional facilities (Reissued June 2011) ( PDF format )
Prisons, health care facilities in | Corrections and Community Reentry

Report on A.8198/S.6204 which would establish a single day, the fourth Tuesday in June, for primary elections in New York for both federal and state offices and party positions (Reissued January 2014) ( PDF format )
Primary Elections in New York | Election Law

Report on A.8297-A/S.5801 which would permit a trustee to pay over the principal of a trust to a new trust even if the trustee does not have absolute or unlimited discretion to invade the principal of the trust (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Invading Trust Principal | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts / Estate and Gift Taxation

Report on A.8375 which would amend the Family Court Act and Criminal Procedure Law by adding certain sex offenses to enumerated family offenses (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Orders of protection | Domestic Violence

Report on A.8396/S.5620 which would de-criminalize possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle that is lawfully possessed under New York’s public health laws but contains a residual amount of a controlled substance (Reissued March 2010) ( PDF format )
Syringe Exchange Programs | AIDS / Drugs and the Law

Report on A.8398/S.5636 concerning special education programs and services and the implementation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Special education | Education and the Law

Report on A.8524/S.3868-A which would amend the New York State Family Court Act and Social Services Law to permit the restoration of parental rights in certain limited circumstances after a termination of parental rights has previously been ordered by the family court (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Parental Rights | Children, Council on

Report on A.8547/S.5560 regarding the All Crimes DNA Act which would require the collection of a DNA sample from every person convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (June 2011) ( PDF format )
DNA, Collection of | Criminal Advocacy

Report on A.855 regarding a surviving spouse's waiver of right of election (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Right of Election | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report on A.857/S.2534, the Uniform Guardianship and Protection Proceedings Jurisdiction Act which would establish uniform procedure for guardianship and protective proceedings (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Guardianships | Legal Problems of the Aging

Report on A.8604-B/S.4988-B which would correct certain deficiencies in provisions of the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law ("NYACAL") that are applicable to consignments of works of art to art merchants by artists, their heirs and their personal representatives (Reissued May 2012) ( PDF format )
Consignment | Art Law

Report on A.8790/S.6589 which would impose a two-year moratorium on the implementation of the Proposed Management Plan for Mute Swans in New York State (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species | Animal Law

Report on A.8800-A/S.6087-A, which would authorize the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Establishment Clause, The | Education and the Law / Civil Rights

Report on A.8824-A, S.7040, and S.7194 which would prohibit the sale, purchase, trade, barter and distribution ivory articles, subject to certain exceptions (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species | Animal Law

Report on A.8957-A/S.5968-A which would increase the number of Family Court Judges(April 2010) ( PDF format )
Family Court Judges | Children, Council on

Report on A.9010/S.3645-C “Brittany’s Law” which would create a registry for all violent felony offenders in New York State (March 2012) ( PDF format )
Violent Felony Offenders | Corrections and Community Reentry / Criminal Courts

Report on A.9016/S.6794 which would enhance protections under the law for authenticators (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Authenticity, Attribution and Authorship of Fine Art | Art Law

Report on A.9024/S.6994, in relation to preventing housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence (Reissued May 2012) ( PDF format )
Discrimination | Domestic Violence / Civil Rights

Report on A.9032/S.6064 and S.6157 - Ethics Reform Proposals (November 2009) ( PDF format )
New York State Ethics Reform | State Affairs

Report on A.9056/S.6924 which would provide victims of domestic violence with the right to call and access police and emergency assistance as well as provide housing-related protections to victims of domestic violence (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Domestic Violence Victims | Domestic Violence

Report on A.9077/S.5077 which would amend Section 3113 of the CPLR to provide that a non-party deponent's counsel may participate in the deposition and make objections on behalf of his or her client in the same manner as counsel for a party (Reissued March 2014) ( PDF format )
Non-Party Deponents | State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

Report on A.9159/S.3584 which would authorize the Commissioner of Buildings of New York City to vary or modify a provision or requirement of the Multiple Dwelling Law (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Multiple Dwellings | Land Use Planning and Zoning

Report on A.9382/S.4406-B regarding the Department of Correctional Services’ web-based Inmate Population Information Search (Reissued January 2010) ( PDF format )
Prisoner reentry into the workforce | Labor and Employment Law / Corrections and Community Reentry

Report on A.9449-D/S.6412-D requiring the release of a shelter animal to a rescue group upon request of the rescue group prior to euthanasia of the animal (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on A.9523-B/S.6361-B concerning youth drug and alcohol detoxification (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse | Children, Council on

Report on A.9783/S.6808 which would amend the New York Insurance Law by adding a new Article 58 authorizing domestic excess line insurance companies (June 2012) ( PDF format )
Excess Line Legislation | Insurance Law

Report on A.9857-C/S.8056 regarding unused generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption after federal estate and GST tax repeal in 2010 (Reissued June 2010) ( PDF format )
Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Laws | Estate and Gift Taxation / Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report on A.9933/S.7816 which would modernize Articles 1, 7 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (Reissued July 2014) ( PDF format )
Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1, 7 and 9 | Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws

Report on A.997/S.667 which would prohibit the operation of horse drawn carriages in New York City (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Equine Issues | Animal Law

Report on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (May 2011) ( PDF format )
Uniform Commerical Code Article 9 | Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws

Report on Assembly Bill 252, which would require employers to permit nursing mothers to express breast milk in the workplace ( PDF format )
Employment Law | Sex and Law

Report on Aviation Safety
Aviation Safety | Aeronautics

Report on Ballot Proposals of the 2005 New York City Charter Revision Commission. One proposal would incorporate features of State law with respect to fiscal management and borrowing restrictions. A second proposal relates to the City's administrative justice system ( PDF format )
Administrative Procedure - NYC | Administrative Law / New York City Affairs

Report on budget legislation A.8558-C Budget which would amend the social services law and the public health law in order to provide due process rights in relation to Medicaid reviews and appeals (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Medicaid, Managed Long Term Care Plans | Legal Problems of the Aging

Report on certain aspects of the final report of the NYS Tax Reform and Fairness Commission dated November 2013 and the final report of the NYS Tax Relief Commission dated December 2013 (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Estate Tax | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts / Estate and Gift Taxation

Report on City Council Int. No. 305, in relation to prohibiting housing discrimination against actual or perceived victims of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking ( PDF format )
Discrimination | Sex and Law / Domestic Violence / Civil Rights

Report on City Council Legislation regarding Commercial Rent Control (July 2010) ( PDF format )
Commercial Rent Control | Real Property Law

Report on Conflicts of Interest in Multi-Jurisdictional Practice: Proposed Amendments to New York Rules of Professional Conduct 8.5 (Disciplinary Authority and Choice of Law) and 1.10 (Imputation of Conflicts of Interest) (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Multi-Jurisdictional Practice | Professional Responsibility

Report on Electric Regulation in the State of New York ( PDF format )
Electric Regulation | Energy

Report on Energy Planning (December 2007) ( PDF format )
Energy Planning | Energy

Report on Engagement Letters ( PDF format )
Letters of Engagement | Professional Responsibility

Report on Family Court Services in New York City ( PDF format )
Family Court | Family Court and Family Law

Report on Governor Cuomo’s proposal to restart the Antonio G. Olivieri Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Program (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Medical Marijuana | Drugs and the Law / Health Law

Report on H.B. 1411/S.B. 843, an Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes which would prohibit the use of live animals, including wild birds, for targets at trap shoots and block shoots (May 2010) ( PDF format )
Canned Hunting | Animal Law

Report on H.R. 2278 the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act (SAFE Act) which would expand immigration detention and further limit due process (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Immigration Detainers | Immigration and Nationality Law

Report on H.R. 3359 the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (January 2012) ( PDF format )
Animals, Use at Circuses and Exhibitions | Animal Law

Report on H.R. 592, the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013 (July 2013) ( PDF format )
Religious Facilities, the Establishment Clause | Civil Rights

Report on H.R.3704 (Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act) which would amend the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958 to ensure the humane euthanization of nonambulatory livestock (June 2012) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals | Animal Law

Report on H.R.4970 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act | Domestic Violence

Report on H.R.847/S.395 (“The Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act”) which would amend the Animal Welfare Act to expand the definition of the term dealer to include high volume retail breeders, improve exercise standards for animals maintained by dealers, and add new licensing provisions with respect to dealers (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on H.R.891/S.3610 which would amend the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Enforcement Act to require labeling of all fur products regardless of value. ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Clothing | Animal Law

Report on HR 1094/S.541, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, which would prohibit the sale or transport of equines or equine products in interstate or foreign commerce by any person who knows or reasonably should have known that such equines or equine parts are to be slaughtered for human consumption (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Equine Issues | Animal Law

Report on Immigration Detainers Need Not Bar Access to Jail Diversion Programs(June 2009). ( PDF format )
Immigration Detainers | Criminal Justice Operations

Report on Int. 0150-2014 which would amend the New York City Charter, in relation to instant run-off voting (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Election Law, Instant Run-Offs | Election Law / New York City Affairs

Report on Int. 656-2011 which would put reasonable restraints on the Department of Correction's practices in the holding of immigrants under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers (September 2011) ( PDF format )
Detainers | Corrections and Community Reentry / Criminal Courts / Immigration and Nationality Law

Report on Int. No. 0672-2011 which addresses discrimination against persons accompanied by an on-duty police dog (November 2011) ( PDF format )
Discrimination | Civil Rights

Report on Int. No. 1037-A which would amend NYC Administrative Code with regard to process servers (December 2009) ( PDF format )
Process Servers | Civil Courts / Consumer Affairs

Report on Int. No. 1079-2013 which would create an inspector general as part of the Department of Investigation (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Department of Investigation, Inspector General | Civil Rights

Report on Int. No. 1080-2013 which would amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York in relation to prohibiting bias-based profiling by law enforcement officers (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Stop and Frisk | Civil Rights

Report on Intro 86 regarding carriage horse regulation (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Equine Issues | Animal Law

Report on Intro. 35 regarding carriage horse regulation (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Equine Issues | Animal Law

Report on Intro. 816-2008, the Student Safety Act (October 2009) ( PDF format )
New York City Schools | Civil Rights

Report on Legal Issues Involved in the Western Sahara Dispute: Use of Natural Resources (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Western Sahara | United Nations Committee

Report on legislation amending Judiciary Law Sections 475 and 475-a (collectively, the “Lien Law”)(Reissued April 2011) ( PDF format )
Attorneys Fees | Professional Responsibility / Arbitration / Alternative Dispute Resolution

Report on legislation requiring that debt collection agencies be licensed by the state (Reissued March 2011) ( PDF format )
Debt Collection Practices | Consumer Affairs / Civil Courts

Report on Legislation to Prohibit the Display of Wild and Exotic Animals for Public Entertainment ( PDF format )
Animals in Entertainment/Exhibition | Animal Law

Report on legislation which would positively impact the lives of women and girls in New York State (September 2013) ( PDF format )
Women's Rights | Sex and Law

Report on legislative initiatives with regard to reviewing wrongful convictions ( PDF format )
Wrongful convictions | Criminal Justice Operations

Report on mediator quality in New York State, June 2006 ( PDF format )
Mediation | Alternative Dispute Resolution

Report on modifications to Section 2-1.13 of the Estates Powers and Trusts Law (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Laws | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts / Estate and Gift Taxation

Report on New York City Council bill Int. No. 49-2010 which would prohibit the display of any wild or exotic animal in New York City (February 2013) ( PDF format )
Animals in Entertainment/Exhibition | Animal Law

Report on New York City Council Intro 6-A which amends the laws governing process servers in New York City (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Process Servers | Civil Courts / Consumer Affairs

Report on New York City Council legislation , Int. No. 0814-2012 (A Version), which would prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s unemployment (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Unemployment Discrimination | Civil Rights

Report on NYS legislation requiring the installation and testing of fire equipment and sprinkles systems for animal housing maintained by pet dealers (Reissued March 2014) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report on Part Q of A.3008-B/S.2608-B which would enact into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the transportation, economic development and environmental conservation budget for 2013-2014 (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Non-Profit Organizations | Non-Profit Organizations

Report on Preliminary Conference Orders in New York State Courts ( PDF format )
Preliminary Conference Orders | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report on proposed amendment to Section 11-2.3(b)(5) of the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (April 2013) ( PDF format )
The Prudent Investor Act | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report on proposed amendments to § 11-216 of the New York City Administrative Code (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Real Property Assessments | Condemnation and Tax Certiorari

Report on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure | Federal Courts

Report on proposed amendments to UCC Article 9 (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Uniform Commerical Code Article 9 | Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws

Report on Proposed New York Court Rule Regarding Interrogatories ( PDF format )
Interrogation |

Report on proposed Omnibus Uniform Commercial Code Modernization Act (August 2012) ( PDF format )
Uniform Commercial Code | Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws

Report on Repealing the Medicaid Exclusion of Medically Necessary Health Services for Transgender New Yorkers (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Transgender Rights | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Report on Retirement and Pro Bono Activities ( PDF format )
Retired Lawyers | Senior Lawyers

Report on Revised Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code ( PDF format )
Uniform Commercial Code Article 1 | / Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws

Report on Revised Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code (December 2011) ( PDF format )
Uniform Commercial Code Article 7 | Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws

Report on Rule 3.8 of the Rules of Professional Conduct governing a prosecutor's conduct upon discovering evidence that an innocent person was convicted (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Government Lawyers | Criminal Justice, Council on / Professional Responsibility

Report on Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Settlements | Federal Courts

Report on S.1256/H.R. 1150 which would preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials used in the treatment of human and animal diseases (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Farm Animals | Animal Law

Report on S.1340 the Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) ( PDF format )
Uniform Mediation Act | Alternative Dispute Resolution

Report on S.1916/H.3295 the Chimpanzee National Sanctuary Systems (CHIMP Act) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals | Animal Law

Report on S.2138 amending the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law in relation to the duty of directors and available relief for breach of duty (October 2009) ( PDF format )
Board of Directors - Nonprofits | Non-Profit Organizations

Report on S.2493 which would expand the definition of budget planning in include debt management and debt settlement and regulate the activities of budget planners (Reissued March 2013) ( PDF format )
Debt Settlement Companies | Consumer Affairs / Civil Courts

Report on S.2808-B (Part EE) which would make a teacher's conviction for any qualifying criminal offense in the past five years and since being appointed a dispositive ground for lay-off priority (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Teachers | Corrections and Community Reentry

Report on S.3164/A.7729 the Family Health Care Decisions Act (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Family Health Care Decisions Act | Bioethical Issues / Health Law

Report on S.3331/A.5271 regarding the redistricting process in New York State (September 2011) ( PDF format )
Redistricting | Election Law

Report on S.3352/A.10564 and S.7847/A.10843 which would alleviate some of the cruelty that exists with respect to nonambulatory and downed animals in agriculture ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals | Animal Law

Report on S.3698 eliminating the Type C corporation under the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law (December 2009) ( PDF format )
Type C nonprofit corporation | Non-Profit Organizations

Report on S.4080-A/A.7504-A which would exempt all settlements from collateral source offsets (May 2009) ( PDF format )
Collateral Sources | Tort Litigation

Report on S.4148/A.7826 - the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (May 2007) ( PDF format )
Revised Uniform Arbitration Act | Arbitration

Report on S.456 which would add the act of force feeding a bird, by hand or machine, for the purpose of fatty enlargement of such bird’s liver to the list of acts which constitute cruelty to an animal (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals | Animal Law

Report on S.4878-A which would extend the reappointment term of Housing Court Judges from five to ten years after the initial five year appointment (July 2011) ( PDF format )
Judicial Terms | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report on S.5461/A.7805 which would replace the term "Law Guardian" with "attorney for the child" (Reissued March 2010) ( PDF format )
Law Guardians | Children, Council on

Report on S.619/H.R.1549, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009 (PAMTA) (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Food, including Downed Animals | Animal Law

Report on S.6790 regarding the use of the persona of a deceased personality for advertising or trade purposes(April 2010) ( PDF format )
Right of Publicity | Art Law / Communications and Media Law / Copyright and Literary Property / Entertainment Law

Report on S.835 which would prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs in New York State horse racing (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Equine Issues | Animal Law

Report on the 1993 Amendments to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 (May 2010) ( PDF format )
Pleadings | Litigation

Report on the Civil Appeals Management Program (CAMP) Survey ( PDF format )
Mediation | Litigation

Report on the codification of claims of ineffective assistance of counsel on appeal (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel | Criminal Courts / Criminal Justice Operations

Report on the Constitutionality of Arizona Immigration Law S.B. 1070 (July 2010) ( PDF format )
Arizona Statute SB 1070 | Immigration and Nationality Law

Report on the Consumer Credit Fairness Act - A.2678/S.2454 (Reissued February 2013) ( PDF format )
Debt Collection Practices | Civil Courts / Consumer Affairs

Report on the Creation of an Independent Ethics Commission, August 2007 ( PDF format )
Congressional Ethics | Government Ethics

Report on the Crime Gun Identification Act (A.3244/S.68) which would require that semiautomatic pistols manufactured by or delivered to any licensed dealer in New York on or after January 1, 2015, be capable of microstamping ammunition (Reissued April 2013) ( PDF format )
Microstamping Ammunition | Criminal Justice Operations

Report on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Same-Sex Marriage | Civil Rights / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights / Sex and Law

Report on the Experience of Lesbian and Gay Law Students in the New York Metro Area Law Schools (March 1996) ( PDF format )
Law Students | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Report on the Federal Judiciary Budget 2014 (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Federal Judiciary Budget | Federal Courts / Criminal Law

Report on the Financing of the Hudson Yards Infrastructure Project ( PDF format )
Development, Hudson Yards | New York City Affairs

Report on the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements ( PDF format )
Choice of Court Agreements | International Commercial Disputes

Report on the impact of the SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. decision (August 2012) ( PDF format )
Settlements, Judicial Rejection of | Securities Litigation

Report on the Judiciary's 2003-04 Budget Request ( PDF format )
Budget - NYS Judiciary | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report on the Law Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York ( PDF format )
New York State Law Departments |

Report on the Marriage Equity Act - A.7732/S.4401 (May 2009) ( PDF format )
Same-Sex Marriage | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Report on The Medicare Independent Living Act of 2007 (H.R.1809) which would provide Medicare coverage of power wheelchairs for use outside the home (February 2008) ( PDF format )
Disabilities | Legal Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

Report on the Merger of the Bronx Supreme and Criminal Courts (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Court Restructuring | Criminal Courts / Criminal Justice Operations

Report on the National Popular Vote Initiative (July 2010) ( PDF format )
Presidential vote | Election Law

Report on the Need to Modernize New York State Policy Regarding Proof Required to Change Gender Designation on a New York State Birth Certificate (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Transgender Rights | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Report on the NYPD’s Stop-And-Frisk Policy (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Stop and Frisk | Civil Rights / Criminal Courts / Criminal Justice Operations / Drugs and the Law

Report on the Possible Impact of Halliburton II on Securities Class Action Litigation (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Federal Securities Fraud Class Actions | Securities Litigation

Report on the Presidents Military Order of November 13, 2001 Regarding Detention, Treatment and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism ( PDF format )
Terrorism | Military Affairs and Justice

Report on the proposed adoption of a new Rule of the Commercial Division (22 NYCRR § 202.70(g)) which relates to privilege log practice in the Commercial Division of the NYS Supreme Court (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Privilege Log Practice | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report on the proposed amendment to §2-1.11(D)(5) of the New York Estate, Powers and Trusts Law concerning renunciation of property interest (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Property Interests, Renunciation of | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report on the Proposed International Criminal Court
International Criminal Court | International Law / International Human Rights

Report on the Proposed New York State 2011 Executive Budget as it relates to Medicaid (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Medicaid | Legal Problems of the Aging

Report on the Proposed Supplemental Model Justification Charges of the Office of Court Administration’s Criminal Jury Instructions 2d. ( PDF format )
Jury Instructions, Criminal | Criminal Justice Operations

Report on the Purchase and Sale of Intellectual Property In Bankruptcy Cases and proposed revisions to 11 U.S.C. Section 365(C)(1) ( PDF format )
Bankruptcy | Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization

Report on the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act | Corporation Law

Report on the Second Circuits Rule Regarding Citation of Summary Orders
Federal Courts | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report on the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 - S.850 (August 2009) ( PDF format )
Marine Animals | Animal Law

Report on the Short-Term Financial Services Loan Act (A.7047/S.3841) which would allow check cashing establishments to make loans of between $300 and $2,000 to consumers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Short-Term Loans | Civil Courts / Consumer Affairs

Report on the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act ("UPMIFA") (April 2009) ( PDF format )
Charitable organizations | Non-Profit Organizations

Report on The Uniting American Families Act of 2009 - H.R.1024/S.424 (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Same-Sex Partners, Immigration Benefits | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Report on the use of presumptive formula approach to determine maintenance awards in divorce cases (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Maintenance in Divorce Proceedings | Executive Committee

Report on violent video game legislation (June 2007) ( PDF format )
Video Games | Communications and Media Law / Information Technology

Report opposing A6302/S66 which would amend the penal law, in relation to including gambling over the internet within provisions of law relating to gambling offenses ( PDF format )
Gambling | Information Technology

Report opposing any change in the law to permit pre-mortem probate in any type of judicial proceeding (February 2009) ( PDF format )
Pre-mortem Probate | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report opposing S.5172 (the 'Ag Gag' bill), which would make it misdemeanor to unlawfully tamper with farm animals, including feeding, photographing or video recording farm animals (September 2011) ( PDF format )
Farm Animals | Animal Law

Report opposing the expansion of Medicaid estate recovery as proposed in the 2010 Executive Budget (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Medicaid | Legal Problems of the Aging

Report proposing amendments to EPTL 3-3.7(e) affecting testamentary trusts (February 2011) ( PDF format )
Testamentary Trusts | Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report proposing amendments to the Judiciary Law Sections 475 and 475-a (collectively, the “Lien Law”) (November 2008) ( PDF format )
Attorneys Fees | Professional Responsibility

Report proposing legislation that would allow for the sealing of records containing certain arrest, petty offense, and youthful offender information (February 2011) ( PDF format )
Sealing of Criminal Records | Criminal Justice Operations

Report proposing legislation which would eliminate the 21-year limit for the duration of pet trusts (November 2008) ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report Recommending a New York State Court Rule Requiring that Sensitive Personal Information be Omitted or Redacted from Documents Filed with Civil Court (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Electronic Court Records | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report Recommending Amendments to Articles 11 and 12 of the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law (NYACAL) (July 2010) ( PDF format )
Consignment | Art Law

Report recommending amendments to New York's Arts and Cultural Affairs Law related to opinions concerning authenticity, attribution and authorship of works of fine art (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Art Authentication | Art Law

Report recommending legislation to expand geographical jurisdiction for crimes attendant to identity theft (March 2009) ( PDF format )
Identity Theft | Criminal Justice Operations

Report recommending the adoption of a law or court rule requiring prosecutors to provide a written checklist ("Brady checklist") to defense counsel that details information disclosed pursuant to Brady v. Maryland (August 2011) ( PDF format )
Prosecutorial Disclosure | Criminal Justice Operations / Criminal Courts

Report regarding A.10503/S.7079 which would amend CPLR 3025(b) to require that a party moving to amend a pleading attach a copy of the proposed pleading showing clearly the proposed changes (January 2009) ( PDF format )
Pleadings | State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

Report regarding A.1827 which would expand the number of educational and training activities that would count toward required work participation hours for public assistance recipients (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Welfare | Social Welfare Law

Report regarding A.2266/S.1266, the New York Voting Rights Notification and Registration Act (Reissued March 2010) ( PDF format )
Prisoners | Corrections and Community Reentry

Report regarding A.238/S.4347 which would expand the existing definition of aggravated cruelty to animals (Reissued June 2013) ( PDF format )
Animal Cruelty | Animal Law

Report regarding A.2596-A/S.1079-A which would increase the criminal penalties for the intentional infliction of serious injury or death to a police animal (Reissued May 2013) ( PDF format )
Animal Cruelty | Animal Law

Report regarding A.4945 which would limit the discretion of judges to confer Youthful Offender status on teens who commit criminal acts (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Youthful Offender Status | Juvenile Justice

Report regarding A.5788/S.4317 which would amend definition of guide, hearing and service animal under State law (Reissued June 2014) ( PDF format )
Service Animals | Civil Rights / Animal Law / Legal Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

Report regarding A.7486/S.4349 and A.7639 which would extend and expand the New York State Food Assistance Program (FAP), which provides food assistance to hungry immigrants who are either elderly or victims of domestic violence ( PDF format )
Food Assistance Program | Social Welfare Law

Report regarding A.7624/S.4841 which would allow for complete sealing of criminal records for a defendant whose case was dismissed at arraignment or earlier where the accusatory instrument was legally insufficient (May 2011) ( PDF format )
Sealing of Criminal Records | Criminal Justice Operations

Report regarding A.7729/S.5519 which would modify Section 2-1.13 of the Estates Powers and Trusts Law (May 2011) ( PDF format )
Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Laws | Estate and Gift Taxation / Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Courts

Report Regarding Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers Services (February 2009) ( PDF format )
Medicaid | Legal Problems of the Aging

Report regarding Mayoral control of the New York City School System ( PDF format )
New York City Schools | Education and the Law

Report regarding New York City Council Bill Intro. No. 653-A which would amend the administrative code of New York City in relation to the regulation of horse drawn cabs (January 2009) ( PDF format )
Equine Issues | Animal Law

Report Regarding Proposals for Accounting Treatment of Interest on Non-Performing Loans (July 2008) ( PDF format )
Taxation - Interest on Non-Performing Loans | Taxation of Business Entities

Report regarding S.2810-B (Part BB) - Budget which would amend the transportation law to remove the power and authority of New York City to regulate advertising signs within its borders (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Billboard Licensing | New York City Affairs / Land Use Planning and Zoning

Report regarding S.4472 which would codify claims of ineffective assistance of appellate counsel (May 2011) ( PDF format )
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel | Criminal Courts / Criminal Justice Operations

Report regarding S.4808/A.1163 which would amend the Public Health Law to prohibit manufacturers and contract testing facilities from using traditional animal test methods for product safety testing when an alternative has been validated and recommended by the ICCVAM (Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods) and subsequently adopted by the relevant federal agency ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Experimentation, including Medical Use of Animals | Animal Law

Report regarding S.8096/A.10447 which would amend the judiciary law to allow for the assignment of counsel to the indigent by the supreme court in proceedings over which family court has a jurisdiction ( PDF format )
Indigent Litigants | Family Court and Family Law

Report regarding the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act - H.R. 503/S.311(July 2008) ( PDF format )
Equine Issues | Animal Law

Report regarding the Don't Ask Don't Tell ("DADT") policy (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights | Civil Rights / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights / Military Affairs and Justice

Report regarding The Healthy Teens Act - A.2856/S.1342 ( PDF format )
Sexual Education | Sex and Law

Report regarding the need for greater funding of the New York City Commission on Human Rights (May 2014) ( PDF format )
New York City Commission on Human Rights | Civil Rights

Report Requesting Guidance Concerning Various Provisions of Section 7704 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Taxation - Publicly Traded Partnership | Taxation of Business Entities

Report supporting A-4897 and S-3529 which would amend the Agriculture and Markets Law to penalize as a Class A misdemeanor the intentional killing or stunning of any fur-bearing animal by means of an electrical current ( PDF format )
Animals Used for Clothing | Animal Law

Report supporting A.114/S.2380 which would amend the Environmental Conservation Law to ensure that petitioners who challenge state and city actions under SEQRA are not denied standing soley on the grounds that they do not suffer an alleged injury that fiffers in kind or degree from the injury suffered by the public at large ( PDF format )
Environmental Law | Environmental Law

Report supporting A.1835/S.2142 which would amend the environmental conservation law to allow each county in New York State by local law or ordinance to restrict, limit or prohibit trapping within its municipal limits ( PDF format )
Wildlife, including Hunting, Wildlife Management, and Endangered Species | Animal Law

Report supporting A.1839/S.3167 which would establish Senior Pet Companionship Programs ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report supporting H.R. 3858 (Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act) which seeks to amend current law to ensure that State and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major disaster or emergency ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report supporting New York City Council bill Intro. No. 44 which would amend the New York City Administrative Code in relation to horse drawn carriages ( PDF format )
Equine Issues | Animal Law

Report supporting S. 5555/A.8114 which would amend the civil practice law and rules to exempt all settlements from collateral source offsets in tort claims for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death, and in related subrogation claims ( PDF format )
Collateral Sources | Tort Litigation

Report supporting S.6210-A which would authorize a health care practitioner to provide antibiotic drugs for the partner of a patient diagnosed with sexually transmitted Chlamydia ( PDF format )
Expedited Partner Therapy | Health Law

Report supporting S.7469/A.10071 (“P.J.’s law”) which would require school-bus drivers and attendants transporting children with disabilities to complete training in children’s special needs ( PDF format )
Children with Disabilities | Legal Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

Report supporting S.7691/A.10767 which would amend the Family Court Act and Criminal Procedure Law, in relation to animals being protected under the provisions of a court order of protection ( PDF format )
Companion Animals/Pets | Animal Law

Report supporting the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (GENDA)(Reissued February 2014) ( PDF format )
Transgender Rights | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights / Civil Rights / Labor and Employment Law / Sex and Law

Report supporting the passage of "The Children's Mental Health Act of 2006" (A.9649/S.6672), which would provide for the establishment of a children's mental health plan ( PDF format )
Children with Mental Disabilities | Mental Health Law

Report supporting the Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 (H.R.9/S.2703) ( PDF format )
Voting | Civil Rights

Report supporting with additional comments S. 5041/A.8586- A which would amend the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law in relation to the non-judicial process of dissolution of not-for-profit corporations and dissolution of not-for-profit corporations for failure to file reports. ( PDF format )
Non-Profit Organizations | Non-Profit Organizations

Report to Governor Cuomo outlining some of the most significant issues affecting LGBT rights in New York State (May 2011) ( PDF format )
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Report to Governor Spitzer offering suggested actions by regarding important policy decisions facing the incoming administration that will have a substantial effect on the lives of New York’s animals ( PDF format )
Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues | Animal Law

Report to New York State Judicial Compensation Commission (with testimony) (July 2011) ( PDF format )
Judicial Salaries | Judicial Administration, Council on

Report to the IRS offering comments on the application of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A to service arrangements between partnerships and partners (May 2006) ( PDF format )
Taxation partnerships/partners | Taxation of Business Entities

Report to the Law Revision Commission highlighting crucial issues that should be examined in the Commission's assessment of the maintenance laws of the state and the economic consequence of divorce on the parties (October 2011) ( PDF format )
Divorce and Maintenance Laws | Sex and Law / Domestic Violence / Family Court and Family Law / Matrimonial Law

Report Urging Legislation to Require Taxicab Accessibility In New York City ( PDF format )
Taxicab Accessibility | Disabilities

Report urging legislation to require taxicab accessibility in New York City (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Disabilities | Legal Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

Report urging repeal of the exclusion of state Medicaid insurance coverage for transgender health services (Reissued September 2011) ( PDF format )
Transgender Health Services | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Report urging the passage of S. 7219 which would amend the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law in relation to protections against financial fraud and abuse. ( PDF format )
Non-Profit Organizations | Non-Profit Organizations

Resource Guide: Best Practices Standards for the Recruitment, Retention, Development, and Advancement of Racial/Ethnic Minority Attorneys ( PDF format )
Diversity in the Profession | Minorities in the Profession

Restrictive Practice Agreements; Settlement Agreements
Ethics | Professional Ethics

Retired attorneys' use of professional letterhead and special disclosure obligations to clients and prospective clients
Letterhead, use of | Professional Ethics

Rights of Workers Dealing with Serious Health Conditions, Illnesses or Disabilities in the State of New York (January 2012) ( PDF format )
Employee Rights--Health Conditions | Labor and Employment Law

Rodas v. Notaria Cuarta del Circuito de Cali, et al. (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Same-Sex Marriage | Inter-American Affairs


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