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New York City as Litigant

The City of New York as a Major Institutional Litigant: A Follow-Up on the PriceWaterhouse Study

New York City Commission on Human Rights

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

New York City Council

Testimony delivered before the New York City Council supporting Intro. 260 which would amend New York City Law to enhance the legal protections for persons that testify before hearings of the Council ( PDF format )

New York City Schools

Letter to Governor Cuomo on restoring state aid to New York City schools (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Report on Intro. 816-2008, the Student Safety Act (October 2009) ( PDF format )
Report regarding Mayoral control of the New York City School System ( PDF format )

New York Police Department

Testimony on Int. 0119-2014 which would require the Inspector General of the NYPD to submit quarterly reports to the City Council, Comptroller and Civilian Complaint Review Board detailing the number and disposition of civil actions filed against the NYPD (May 2014) ( PDF format )

New York Rebuilding

Letter Commenting on the Scope of the WTC Memorial and Redevelopment Plan GEIS ( PDF format )
Principles for Environmentally Sustainable Development ( PDF format )
Principles for Public Participation ( PDF format )

New York State Ethics Reform

Reforming New York State's Ethics Laws the Right Way (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Report on A.9032/S.6064 and S.6157 - Ethics Reform Proposals (November 2009) ( PDF format )

New York State Law Departments

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

New York State's Civil and Human Rights Laws

Letter to Governor Cuomo highlighting important steps New York State can take to modernize and enforce New York's civil and human rights laws during his term (February 2011) ( PDF format )

Nigeria

Letter to the President of Nigeria expressing opposition to Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill (January 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to the President of the Senate of Nigeria expressing concern over a bill pending before the National Assembly, The Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act ( PDF format )

No Contact Rule

Amicus Brief: Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc. v. Intuit Inc. filed with the New York State Court of Appeals ( PDF format )
Contact with in-house counsel of a represented party

No Fault Divorce

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 )
Testimony on No-Fault Divorce - S.3890/A.9753 (May 2010) ( PDF format )
The Case for Amending the New York State Domestic Relations Law to Permit No Fault Divorces ( PDF format )

Non Profit Organizations, Candidate Related Political Activities

Letter to the IRS regarding proposed changes in regulations governing political candidate-related activity by Section 501(c) organizations (February 2014) ( PDF format )

Non-citizen Defendants

Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Due Process Rights of Immigrant Defendants in People v. Peque (February 2014) ( PDF format )
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 )
The Immigration Consequences of Deferred Adjudication Programs in New York City ( PDF format )

Non-Discriminatory Medical Care

Letter to President Obama regarding the U.S. obligation under international humanitarian law to provide non-discriminatory medical care to women and girls raped and impregnated in armed conflict (March 2011) ( PDF format )

Non-Lawyer Practice

Narrowing the “Justice Gap”: Roles for Non-Lawyer Practitioners (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Prohibitions on Non-Lawyer Practice: An Overview and Preliminary Assessment (January 1995) ( PDF format )

Non-Party Deponents

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-probate Assets

Proposal to amend the EPTL and add section 5-1.5 to extend New York's revocation upon divorce to non-probate assets ( PDF format )

Non-Profit Organizations

Comments on the IRS Proposed Changes to Form 990, Return for Organization Exempt from Income Tax ( PDF format )
Letter to the New York State Attorney General noting the need to reform New York State laws affecting nonprofits, suggesting specific reforms and offering to work with any working group which would be formed to develop reform proposals (May 2011) ( PDF format )
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 )
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 )
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 Revitalization Act

Comments on A.9600/S.7341 which would delay the effective date of a number of the sections in the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Letter to Governor Cuomo on the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (S.5845/A.8072) (July 2013) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Charities Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General providing initial comments on the Attorney General’s Program Bill, S.B. 7431, The Non-Profit Revitalization Act which would simplify and modernize aspects of New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (September 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Office of the NYS Attorney General commenting on the Attorney General’s Program Bill S.B.7431 (the “Non-Profit Revitalization Act”) (March 2013) ( PDF format )

Northern Ireland

A Brief History of the New York City Bar's Work in Northern Ireland (July 2009) ( PDF format )
An Analysis of the U.K. Inquiries Bill and U.S. Provisions for Investigating Matters of Urgent Public Concern ( PDF format )
Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Northern Ireland ( PDF format )
Letter to British Prime Minister Tony Blair regarding the Patrick Finucane case urging an open and transparent public inquiry in the case pursuant to the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act of 1921 ( PDF format )
Letter to Dr. Mitchell Reiss, U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland requesting that every effort be made to ensure that the devolved government in Northern Ireland is restored in the near future ( PDF format )
Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron regarding the government’s decision to end its inquiry into the killing of Patrick Finucane (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron regarding the government’s inquiry into the killing of Patrick Finucane (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair regarding the Patrick Finucane case urging that the United Kingdom initiate an inquiry in the case under the Tribunal of Inquiry Evidence Act of 1921 ( PDF format )
Northern Ireland: A Report to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from a Mission of the Committee on International Human Rights
Northern Ireland:A Report to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York From a Mission in May 2003 of the Committee on International Human Rights ( PDF format )

Not-for-Profit Corporation Law

Comments on Proposed Revisions to New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Letter to the New York State Bar Association offering comments on the NYSBA Business Law Section’s proposal to revise the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law ( PDF format )
Testimony before the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions on legislation calling for amendments to the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (May 2013) ( PDF format )

NYC Policy Recommendations

Letter to Commissioner Rose Pierre-Louis of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence offering policy recommendations concerning domestic violence issues (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Letter to Mayor de Blasio re: Policy Recommendations Concerning AIDS (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services outlining key recommendations supported by the City Bar that would protect the social welfare and equal participation of all New Yorkers (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Mayor, Corporation Counsel and Schools Chancellor regarding Education Policy Recommendations (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Transition Memo to ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrion (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Transition Memo to Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Transition Memo to Human Resources Administration Commissioner Steve Banks (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Transition Memo to NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Vierito (April 2014) ( PDF format )
Transition Memo to NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte (March 2014) ( PDF format )


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