New York State Bar To Convene 137th Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:17

The New York State Bar Association will host its 137th Annual Meeting from Monday, January 27, through Saturday, February 1, at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas). The State Bar will present five days of compelling, topical and timely presentations, panel discussions and speeches on issues of interest to the legal profession.  More than 4,000 lawyers are expected to attend.

Throughout the week, legal experts will discuss topics that include: copyright fair use across different forms of media; contemporary civil rights in the wake of the 50thanniversary of the Civil Rights Act; hydrofracking; whether social media connections are legally ethical; the gender equity gap; the New York Health Insurance Exchange, antitrust developments; hot topics in tax; and more.

The Presidential Summit, hosted by State Bar President David M. Schraver of Rochester (Nixon Peabody), will be held on Wednesday, January 29, from 2-5 p.m.

One panel of experts at the summit will address the legal education system, including tuition, student debt, the curriculum and the job market for graduates. A second panel will address the issues facing lawyers in the changing legal landscape, including economic changes, demand for new client services, globalization and technology.

Visit for detailed information regarding all of the section and committee meetings.

If you are interested in attending the Annual Meeting, or if you want more details on any of the presentations, please call Colleen Roche at 212-329-1413.