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  • 14
    Apr 2014

    Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Program

    The Puerto Rican Bar Association scholarship program is open to all Latino students, with scholar...

    The Puerto Rican Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2014 Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Program for Latino law students. The PRBA, founded in New York in 1957 is one of the oldest Latino bar associations in the United States. Today, the PRBA continues its tradition of bre...

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  • 19
    Mar 2014

    Notice of New York Judicial Vacancies - First & Twelfth Judicial Districts

    Supreme Court and Civil Court judicial vacancies in New York and Bronx Counties


    In accordance with Part 150 of the rules of the Chief Administrator of the New York State Courts, please be advised that the following judicial vacancies in the first Judicial District will be filled by election in November 2014.

    1) Supreme Court – 2 vacancies

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  • 18
    Mar 2014

    New York State Court System Now Issuing Notifications About Court Closings & Delays Via Twitter Text Messages

    The New York State Unified Court System is now issuing notifications regarding court closings, de...

    To register to receive text messages about court closings, delayed openings, schedule changes, and other emergencies:

    Text: follow nycourtsnotice to address 40404

    You will receive an automated reply from Twitter saying that you are “following nycourtsnotice” and inviting you to “join the co...

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  • 12
    Mar 2014

    New York State Bar Association is conducting a CLE on Achieving Diversity in the ADR Field

    Dispute Resolution Section Achieving Diversity in the ADR Field: Overcoming Old Challenges ...

    Tuesday, March 25th
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    450 Lexington Avenue
    New York City

    Register Now

    For a full list of panelists, and sponsors please visit the event web page

    6:00-6:55 pm: Initiatives of ADR Providers to Increase Diversity Among ADR Practitioners
    A panel of ren...

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  • 16
    Feb 2014

    Governor Cuomo Announces Applications Open For 2014-2016 Empire State Fellows Program

    Program Prepares New Generation of Policy-Makers to Lead New York State

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the application process for the third class of the Empire State Fellows. The prestigious program attracts exceptional and diverse talent from New York and around the country to serve in high-level positions in the administration. Since its i...

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  • 15
    Feb 2014

    A.G. Schneiderman Calls for Passage of Voter Intimidation Prevention Act to Combat Barriers to the Ballot Box

    Schneiderman: All Eligible Voters Must Be Free To Cast Ballots Inside The Polls On Election Day W...

    ALBANY—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced new legislation to restore accountability and ensure access to the ballot box by eliminating baseless and intimidating challenges to voter eligibility at the polls on Election Day. Under current law, voters who are challenged at the pol...

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  • 15
    Feb 2014

    HNBA Creates a New Scholarship Program


    The HNBA Legal Education Fund & Arrastia, Capote & Phang, LLP have created a new scholarship program for deserving law school students. Annually over the next five years, The Fund will award the Arrastia, Capote & Phang Scholarship to a different law school student via a direct grant of $1,500 to...

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