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Constitutional convention could simplify New York state courts

A 2012 task force concluded that reforming state courts could save $56 million annually. The courts have asked for a $2.18 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

Gutekunst takes office as president of New York State Bar Association

Yonkers resident Claire P. Gutekunst took office as president of the New York State Bar Association on June 1, making her the sixth woman...

Lawyers aid storm victims

New Yorkers with storm-related legal issues can get free advice from volunteer lawyers through the New York State Bar Association.

Cuomo calls for better access to legal services for elderly, disabled

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a partnership Sept. 12 between the state Office for the Aging, the state Office of Court Administration and the New York State Bar Association to better provide affordable legal services to seniors and those with disabilities.

Pro bono requirement needs details but garners support

The state’s chief justice says prospective lawyers will now be required to complete 50 hours of pro bono work before being licensed in New York.

Westchester seniors lack adequate long-term planning, elder law attorney says

White Plains attorney Anthony J. Enea said the lack of awareness surrounding long-term care and planning is the biggest issue facing Westchester seniors.