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Joint Comment on Proposed Litigation Funding Rule

The New York County Lawyers Association’s Committee on Tort Law, Committee on Supreme Court, Committee on Professionalism and Professional Discipline and Committee on Professional Ethics (collectively, the “Committees”)1 share the Office of Court Administration’s view that litigation financing agreements with plaintiffs or their representatives in certain kinds of personal injury cases – those requiring court approval of any settlement -- should be disclosed to a Court when approval of that settlement is sought.
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Memorandum of Support: S9130 – Payments from IOLA Fund Without Appropriation By Law

The New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) expresses strong support for S9130, which amends the New York State Finance Law to ensure that the IOLA Fund’s Board of Trustees is able to act on its authority to make appropriations and fund grants to non-profit organizations that serve low-income New Yorkers across a variety of civil legal needs.
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New York County Lawyers Association President, President-Elect, and Vice President Issue Statement on Decision by 13 Federal Judges Not to Hire Judicial Clerks from Columbia Law School or Columbia College

We are all aware of the ongoing controversy over campus protests.  We were surprised, however, to see a letter yesterday from 13 federal judges to Columbia's president, stating that they would not hire as judicial clerks anyone who had attended Columbia Law School or Columbia College , (in the latter case regardless of where they went to law school) beginning with the entering class of 2024. 
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Non-Competes

In the middle of last week's hullabaloo over the Trump trial and SCOTUS's immunity arguments, Lina Khan and the FTC issued a proposed blanket ban on non-competes. Traditionally non-competes have been regulated by the states, and the FTC is over a hundred years old and has never before tried to ban non-competes. That has led to the inevitable legal challenges, led by Eugene Scalia and filed in the Fifth Circuit as has become the standard playbook for such matters.
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