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Pakistan

Letter to President Musharraf of Pakistan urging the rule of law be restored (January 2008) ( PDF format )
Letter to President Obama regarding designating Pakistan for temporary protected status under the Immigration and Nationality Act (September 2010) ( PDF format )
Letter to the President of Pakistan expressing concern of the suspension of Chief Justice Chaudhry ( PDF format )

Parades

Letter to the New York City Council expressing concern about the amendment to Title 38 of the Official Compilation of Rules of the City of New York which defines "parade" ( PDF format )
Statement on Proposed New York City Parade Regulations ( PDF format )

Parental Rights

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 )

Parential Leave Policies

Report and Recommendations: Parental Leave Policies and Practices for Attorneys ( PDF format )

Parole Regulations

Letter to the Parole Board commenting on proposed regulations implementing the 2011 amendments and adding two factors that should consider in making parole decisions (January 2014) ( PDF format )

Patent Bar

Comments on Proposal to Update the Procedures Regarding Enrollment and Discipline ( PDF format )

Patent Eligibility

Amicus Brief: Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International (U.S. Supreme Court, January 2014) ( PDF format )

Patients rights

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 )

Pay Ratio Disclosure

Letter to the SEC commenting on the proposed pay ratio disclosure (File No. s7-07-13) (December 2013) ( PDF format )

Pay to Play

Letter to the SEC commenting on File No. S7-18-09 - Political Contributions by Certain Investment Advisers (October 2009) ( PDF format )

Permanent Employment Certification

Letter to the Department of Labor expressing concern over the Department of Labor’s announcement that the DOL will be auditing all PERM applications based upon a suspicion that attorney involvement in recruiting may have tainted labor market tests required under PERM. ( PDF format )

Permits, New York City

Comments on the Proposed Rules Relating to Permits Issued by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, August 2007 ( PDF format )
Comments on the Proposed Rules Relating to Permits Issued by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, August 2007 ( PDF format )

Pets in Housing

Comments on Intro. No. 380, amending the Administrative Code of the City of New York, to clarify the rights of guardians and their companion animals in multiple dwellings; and to grant senior citizens residing in multiple dwellings the automatic right, regardless of three months elapsing, to have companion animals in their apartments ( PDF format )
Int. No. 203 - Amending the Administrative Code of the City of New York to Allow Senior Citizens Residing in Multiple Dwellings the Right to Keep Pets in Their Apartments
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 )

Philippines, Human Rights in

Letter to President of Philippines Regarding Attempted Assassination of Romeo Capulong ( PDF format )

Philippines, Temporary Protected Status

Letter to President Obama to Designate Philippines for Temporary Protected Status (November 2013) ( PDF format )

Physicians, peer review

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

Pleadings

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

Police Practices

The Authority of the New York Attorney General When Police Abuse Their Authority ( PDF format )
The Failure of Civil Damages Claims to Modify Police Practices and Recommendations for Change

Port Security

The Ramifications of the Port Security Legislation on Trade and National Security ( PDF format )

Post-Conviction Motions

Amendment to County Law § 722 authorizing compensation to assigned counsel for investigating and filing appropriate post-conviction motions under Criminal Procedure Law Article 440 (January 2011) ( PDF format )

Posthumously Conceived Children

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 )

Poverty

Letter to Governor Spitzer highlighting issues that should be a priority of the administration ( PDF format )

Power of Appointment

The Remarkable Power of Appointment Device: Planning and Drafting Considerations ( PDF format )

Power Plants

Letter to Governor Pataki Regarding Article X of the Public Service Law Governing the Process for the Siting of Electric Generation Facilities in New York ( PDF format )

Pre-mortem Probate

Report opposing any change in the law to permit pre-mortem probate in any type of judicial proceeding (February 2009) ( PDF format )

Preferential trade agreements

Preferential Trade Agreements and the WTO: Impetus or Impediment? (May 2010) ( PDF format )

Preliminary Conference Orders

Report on Preliminary Conference Orders in New York State Courts ( PDF format )

Prenuptial Agreements

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

Prescription Drug Abuse

Comments and Recommendations for I-STOP Proposed Regulations (August 2013) ( PDF format )

Prescription Pain Medication

Report on A.1124-A/S.7660 regarding the dispensing of prescription pain medication (June 2014) ( PDF format )

Preservation of Documents and Electronic Records

Sample Preservation Letter for Documents and Electronic Records (November 2013) ( PDF format )

Presidential Impeachment

Alternatives to Impeachment: What May Congress Do?
The Law of Presidential Impeachments (1974)

Presidential vote

Report on the National Popular Vote Initiative (July 2010) ( PDF format )

Primary Elections in New York

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 )

Prison Rape

Letter to the Department of Justice commenting on the proposed National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to the Department of Justice commenting on the proposed National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape in light of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Amador et al. v. Andrews et al. (September 2011) ( PDF format )

Prisoner reentry into the workforce

Amicus Brief: Acosta v. New York City Board of Education (filed January 2010 in the New York State Court of Appeals) ( PDF format )
An Employer’s Guide to Interviewing and Hiring People with Criminal Conviction Histories ( PDF format )
Do You Have a Criminal Conviction History: A Guide to Your Employment Rights in New York ( PDF format )
Legal Employers Taking the Lead: Enhancing Employment Opportunities for the Previously Incarcerated ( PDF format )
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 )
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 )
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 )
Report on A.9382/S.4406-B regarding the Department of Correctional Services’ web-based Inmate Population Information Search (Reissued January 2010) ( PDF format )
Statement to the Obama Administration's transition team regarding issues facing persons released from correctional facilities (December 2008) ( PDF format )

Prisoners

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

Prisoners Legal Services

Letter to Governor Cuomo regarding continued funding in the New York State budget for Prisoners' Legal Services (February 2011) ( PDF format )

Prisoners of War

Amicus Brief: ACLU v. Department of Defense, filed in United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit ( PDF format )
Letter to Joseph E. Schmitz, Inspector General, Department of Defense, on enemy prisoners of war and other detainees ( PDF format )
Statement of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York With Respect to Release or Transfer of Detainees atGuantanamo Bay Naval Station ( PDF format )

Prisoners with Mental Disabilities

Letter expressing support of S.2207-C which addresses the inhumane and unjust treatment of prisoners with psychiatric disabilities ( PDF format )

Prisoners, Isolated Confinement of

Letter to the New York City Board of Corrections regarding the adoption of rules governing the use of isolated confinement (May 2013) ( PDF format )

Prisons

A3940/S2082 A Bill to Mandate the Department of Correctional Services Implement Programs to Prevent the Transmission of HIV and STDs in State Correctional Institutions ( PDF format )
Comments on the Board of Correction Proposed Amendments to the Minimum Standards for New York City Correctional Facilities, June 2007 ( PDF format )
Comments on the New York City Board of Correction proposals for variances from the Board of Correction’s minimum standards for New York City jail facilities (April 2009) ( PDF format )
Conditions of Confinement and the Use of Stun Shields by the New York City Department of Corrections ( PDF format )
Dying Twice: Conditions on New York's Death Row
Letter to Governor Elect Spitzer urging that New York State cease its current practice of terminating Medicaid eligibility for individuals incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities ( PDF format )
Letter to the Department of Correctional Services Urging Them to Reconsider Their Opposition to the Committee's Request to Visit Prison Law Libraries and Work with the Committee in Improving Correctional Services to Inmates ( PDF format )
Memorandum in support of A.4204/S.1840 and A.3692 which would direct the Department of Health to perform annual reviews of the Department of Correctional Services' policies and practices regarding human immunodeficiency virus ("HIV" and hepatitis C virus ("HCV" care and prevention and would amend the definition of "Hospital" in Article 28 of the Public Health Law to include correctional health facilities ( PDF format )

Prisons, health care facilities in

Report on A.810 which would give the Department of Health oversight of healthcare in correctional facilities (Reissued June 2011) ( PDF format )

Prisons, Special Housing Units

Letter to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision regarding a comprehensive review of the Department’s policies and procedures regarding punitive Special Housing Units (February 2013) ( PDF format )

Privacy Rights

Are Your Thoughts Your Own?:"Neuroprivacy" and the Legal Implications of Brain Imaging ( PDF format )

Private Letter Rulings

Letter to the IRS Commenting on Gift Tax Consequences of Trust Employing Distribution Committee ( PDF format )

Private Offerings

Comments submitted to the National Association of Securities Dealers expressing concerns with Notice to Members 07-27, Member Private Offerings ( PDF format )
Letter to the Director of the SEC regarding the Securities Act of 1933, private offering reform ( PDF format )

Private Placement of Securities

Letter to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. commenting on Proposed Amendments to FINRA Rule 5122, Private Placement of Securities (March 2011) ( PDF format )

Private Transfer Fees

Comments on Guidance on Private Transfer Fee Covenants (No.2010-N-11) (October 2010) ( PDF format )

Private trust companies

Letter to the IRS providing comments on the proposed revenue ruling regarding the estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income tax issues that are associated with the establishment and administration of trust companies that are family-owned or controlled (private trust companies) (November 2008) ( PDF format )

Privilege Log Practice

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 )

Pro Bono

Amicus Brief: Arbor Hill v. County of Albany filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, May 2007 ( PDF format )
Guidelines for Lawyers, Clients and Clearinghouses in International Pro Bono Representations
Guidelines for Volunteer Lawyers and Pro Bono Clients
Letter to OCA Commenting on Various Provision in the Report of the NYS Unified Court System Issued in January 2004, Entitled "The Future of Pro Bono in New York" ( PDF format )
PAYMENTS FOR PRO BONO REFERRALS
Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Clients ( PDF format )
Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Clients (Spanish language version) ( PDF format )
Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Clients(Chinese/Mandarin language version) ( PDF format )
Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Clients(French language version) ( PDF format )
Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Volunteer Lawyers ( PDF format )
Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Volunteer Lawyers (Spanish language version) ( PDF format )
Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Volunteer Lawyers(Chinese/Mandarin language version) ( PDF format )
Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Volunteer Lawyers(French language version) ( PDF format )

Pro Bono Attorneys

Letter to the Department of Homeland Security commenting on the proposed rule regarding professional conduct of pro bono service providers (February 2011) ( PDF format )

Pro Bono Competencies

Pro Bono Competencies Analysis (January 2014) ( PDF format )

Pro Bono Reporting Requirement

Letter to Chief Judge Lippman regarding the definition of pro bono under 22 NYCRR Part 118 which requires lawyers to disclose the number of pro bono hours provided during the reporting period (May 2013) ( PDF format )

Pro Bono Requirement for Bar Admission

Memorandum to Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman regarding the implementation of the 50 hour pro bono requirement for New York State Bar admission (May 2012) ( PDF format )

Pro Hac Vice Admission

Proposals to Modify New York Court Rules Concerning the Engagement of Local Counsel and the Pro Hac Vice Admission of Attorneys

Pro Se Litigants

Letter to the Joint Committee on Local Rules of the EDNY and the SDNY urging that in all cases involving pro se litigants, counsel attach copies of decisions cited in their memoranda of law or other pleadings when those decisions are unreported and/or available solely in electronic databases ( PDF format )

Probation Sentences

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 )
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 )

Process Servers

Out of Service: A Call to Fix the Broken Process Service Industry (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Report on A.491 which concerns the rules regarding the regulation of process servers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Report on A.6640/S.6649 amending the CPLR in relation to the validity of service of process (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Report on Int. No. 1037-A which would amend NYC Administrative Code with regard to process servers (December 2009) ( PDF format )
Report on New York City Council Intro 6-A which amends the laws governing process servers in New York City (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the Department of Consumer Affairs on proposed amendments to process service rules regarding the requirement that process servers utilize a global positioning system (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the Department of Consumer Affairs on proposed amendments to the rules regarding the licensing of process servers (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the New York City Council regarding Intro. 6-A which amends the laws governing process servers in New York City (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Testimony on the Department of Consumer Affairs' proposed amendments to rules regarding the licensing of process servers (December 2010) ( PDF format )

Professional Responsibility

Comments on Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ( PDF format )
Comments on Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ( PDF format )

Property Interests, Renunciation of

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 Tax Abatement

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 Assessments

Letter to the New York City Council on Proposed Intro No.906-A which deals with requiring income and expenses statement from property owners for tax assessment purposes (April 2013) ( PDF format )

Prosecutorial Disclosure

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 )

Protected Classes

Report in support of Acts expanding classes protected under the Human Rights Law ( 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

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 )

Proxy Rules

Letter to the SEC Commenting on Possible Changes to the Proxy Rules ( PDF format )

Public Assistance

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 Authorities

Letter to Governor Eliot Spitzer expressing concern over the spiraling number of public authorities and the fact that these public authorities are unaccountable to the public ( PDF format )

Public Ethics, Joint Commission on

Hope for JCOPE (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Letter to Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders requesting the status of the appointment of a panel to review the Joint Commission on Public Ethics and Legislative Ethics Commission (July 2014) ( PDF format )

Public Procurement Laws

Modernizing the State's Public Procurement Laws (May 2009) ( PDF format )

Publication of Awards

Publication of International Arbitration Awards and Decisions (February 2014) ( PDF format )

Publication Requirements

Letter to the Legislature regarding amending the New York Limited Liability Company Law and New York Revised Limited Partnership Act to eliminate newspaper publication requirements (October 2012) ( PDF format )

Purchase Price Adjustment Clause

Purchase Price Adjustment Clauses And Expert Determinations: Legal Issues, Practical Problems And Suggested Improvements (June 2013) ( PDF format )


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