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Labor and Employment

Memo in support of Assembly Bill A7847 in relation to the hiring of ex offenders and negligent hiring claims ( PDF format )

Land Use

The Role of Amenities in the Land Use Process ( PDF format )

Land Use Planning and Zoning

Letter to Mayor de Blasio outlining a number of recommendations on current land use issues affecting law and policy in New York City (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation commenting on the recently proposed brownfield regulations ( PDF format )

Latin America

Guide to On-Line Sources of Law Relating to Latin America
Private Equity Developments in Brazil, Columbia and Mexico (July 2010) ( PDF format )

Law Guardians

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

Law School

Transcript of April 27, 2004 Program on Law Student Debt ( PDF format )

Law Students

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

Lawyer Advertising

Amicus Brief: James L. Alexander v. Thomas J. Cahill, et al. filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (February 2008) ( PDF format )
Commentary on New York’s Ethics Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation (March 2009) ( PDF format )
Comments on the Ethics Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation Proposed by the New York State Bar Association's Task Force on Lawyer Advertising ( PDF format )
Comments on the Proposed Ethical Considerations for Lawyer Advertising (October 2007) ( PDF format )
Comments on the Proposed Ethics Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation Issued by the Presiding Justices of New York State’s Appellate Division ( PDF format )

Lawyer Misconduct

A Proposal for Adoption of a Diversion Rule for Lesser Misconduct Related to Alcohol/Substance Abuse or Mental Health Condition ( PDF format )

Lawyer's Quality of Life

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

Lawyers Assistance Program, Judiciary Budget

Letter to the New York State Office of Court Administration urging that funding for lawyers assistance programs be re-established in the Judiciary Budget (November 2013) ( PDF format )

Leave Applications, Criminal

Report Concerning Criminal Leave Application Procedures in the NYS Court of Appeals (December 2009) ( PDF format )

Legacies

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 )

Legal Malpractice Insurance

Letter providing comments on the American Bar Association report recommending a Model Rule regarding disclosure of legal malpractice insurance ( PDF format )

Legal Services Corporation

Letter to Senators Clinton and Schumer thanking them for their support of the need for passage of the funding request of the Legal Services Corporation and noting the continued importance of adequate legal services funding especially in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster ( PDF format )

Legal Services, Civil

Oral Testimony of the New York City Bar Association at the Chief Judge's Hearing on Civil Legal Services, September 28, 2010 ( PDF format )

Legal Services, Funding of

A Call for the Repeal or Invalidation of Congressional Restrictions on Legal Services Lawyers ( PDF format )
Amicus Brief: Velazquez v. LSC (filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress urging that the appropriations restriction that limits how Legal Services Corporation grantees may spend their funds from state and local governments as well as private donors be repealed ( PDF format )
Statement on Funding for the Legal Services Corporation (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Statement Regarding Reductions in Federal Legal Services Funding (December 2011) ( PDF format )

Legislative Agenda

New York City Bar Association's 2014 State Legislative Agenda (February 2014) ( PDF format )

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Letter to Congress urging hearing on Don't Ask Don't Tell ("DADT") (November 2009) ( PDF format )
Letter to Mayor de Blasio regarding needed policy changes to establish equal rights and protections for LGBTQ New Yorkers (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Letter to the President of Uganda regarding Anti-Homosexuality Bill (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Report regarding the Don't Ask Don't Tell ("DADT") policy (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Report to Governor Cuomo outlining some of the most significant issues affecting LGBT rights in New York State (May 2011) ( PDF format )
Statement to the Obama Administration's transition team regarding issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (December 2008) ( PDF format )
Testimony regarding Intro. No. 169-A urging repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy (June 2010) ( PDF format )

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Employment Law

Know Your Rights: A Guide to NYC Employment Laws for LGBT Workers (Brochure Format) (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Know Your Rights: A Guide to NYC Employment Laws for LGBT Workers (June 2013) ( PDF format )

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Ukraine

Letter to President of Ukraine regarding Draft Law No. 8711 which would threaten the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) and Ukrainian individuals and organizations that support LGBT rights (October 2012) ( PDF format )

Letterhead, use of

Retired attorneys' use of professional letterhead and special disclosure obligations to clients and prospective clients

Letters of Caution

Joint proposal of the New York State Bar Association and New York City Bar to publish redacted versions of letters of caution, admonitions and reprimands issued to attorneys (July 2013) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, First Department urging the Department re-adopt Letters of Caution as a non-disciplinary measure for resolving disciplinary complaints (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee expressing support for the reinstitution of the rule which would permit the issuance of a Letter of Caution in attorney disciplinary matters ( PDF format )

Letters of Engagement

Report on Engagement Letters ( PDF format )

Letters of Engagement, ADR

Proposal to add a requirement that attorney engagement letters inform clients about the information on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options and programs available on the New York State Unified Court System's website (April 2014) ( PDF format )

Letters to Government Officials on Various Animal Protection Issues

Letter to Governor Cuomo offering its views regarding important policy decisions facing the administration that will effect the lives of New York’s residents and its animals (May 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to Governor Spitzer expressing concern over proposed budget cuts in two animal welfare laws, the Animal Population Program and the Pet Dealer Licensing Law ( PDF format )
Letter to incoming New York City mayor Bill de Blasio offering views on an array of policy decisions facing the incoming administration (November 2013) ( PDF format )
Letter to President Obama summarizing City Bar positions on important policy decisions facing the administration regarding animal-related issues (January 2013) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Department of Agriculture offering recommendations on a variety of topics the Department should consider as it develops policies relating to non-human animals (February 2009) ( PDF format )
Letter to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regarding fire safety standards in animal housing facilities (May 2014) ( PDF format )
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 )
Testimony before NYS Senator Avella’s Public Forum on Animal Protection Issues (January 2014) ( PDF format )

Life Insurance

Letter to the New York State Legislature commenting S.8166, The Viatical Settlements Act which would amend the New York Insurance Law to expand the current regulation of sales of life insurance policies insuring terminally or critically ill insureds prior to death to cover "life settlements", which are sales of life insurance policies insuring persons who are not critically ill ( PDF format )

Lifetime Trust

Proposed amendment to EPTL 7-1.17 regarding lifetime trusts (June 2009) ( PDF format )

Limited Liability Company Law

Letter to Governor Pataki expressing opposition to S.6831/A.10399 which would amend the Limited Liability Company Law and the Partnership Law relating to sanctions for non-publication of notices (April 2006) ( PDF format )
Letter to Governor Pataki regarding S.00085 and A.7383 expressing opposition to certain amendments to the limited liability company law and partnership law relating to the publication of notices ( PDF format )
Letter to Governor Pataki Regarding S.5902/A.11205 Expressing Opposition to Certain Amendments to the Limited Liability Company Law and Partnership Law Relating to Publication of Notices ( PDF format )

Lisbon Treaty

The Lisbon Treaty's Impact on U.S. - EU Trade, Investment and Finance (December 2010) ( PDF format )

Living Wills

Report commenting on legislation which would expressly authorize the use of living wills (March 2006) ( PDF format )

Lobbying

Recommendations for Amendments to the New York City Lobbying Law and Campaign Financing Law (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board February 3, 2006 on lobbying of public servants by their former campaign consultants ( PDF format )

Loss Contingencies, Disclosure of

Letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board commenting on the Board’s proposal which would provide greater disclosure of certain loss contingencies ( PDF format )

Low Income Cooperatives

Letter to the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board commenting on proposed amendments to the New York Private Housing Finance Law aimed at improving the regulation and operation of housing development fund companies (HDFCs) (March 2013) ( PDF format )


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