NY Unveils New Pro Bono Requirement For Lawyers

The requirement, aimed at helping fill the legal needs of New York’s poor, will apply next year to first- and second-year law students. The work can be done anywhere in the U.S. or in a foreign country.


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Court: NJ Can End State Health Insurance Coverage For Legal Immigrants

An appeals court ruled the Legislature did not overstep its authority by allowing the Human Services to end coverage for nearly 12,000 immigrants enrolled in the state’s FamilyCare program.


Rep. Charles Rangel (credit: Getty Images)

Some Residents Say Rep. Rangel Should Go

Rangel’s fall from grace came in the very space he built a legacy, in the halls of Congress, where colleagues called him out for corruption.


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Ethics Panel Recommends Censure For Rangel

The House ethics committee’s chief counsel has recommended that Rep. Charles Rangel be censured in connection with a finding that he engaged in improper financial and fundraising conduct.


Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. walks out of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct's adjudicatory hearing into his alleged ethics violations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, as the committee went into executive session to consider allowing Rangel time to retain an attorney. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Punishment Phase For Rangel Set For Thursday

Rangel, who has been without a defense team for weeks, can waive the hearing and ask the committee to deliberate his punishment.


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Report: Rangel Used PAC Money To Pay Lawyers

Congressman Charlie Rangel’s house ethics trial will begin on Monday, but the Harlem representative might have more trouble brewing.


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NY To Hold Lawyers Accountable On Foreclosures

The move comes amid an uproar over revelations that mortgage lenders nationwide cut corners on paperwork and legal procedure as they moved to seize millions of homes.


Kim Wolfe is seen on Jun 16, 2010 - Photo: WCBS-TV

L.I. Shooting Spree Suspect Competent For Trial

Nassau County Judge David Ayres said Wednesday that pretrial hearings in Kim Wolfe’s case could begin as soon as October.


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Defendant Too Hurt For Trial Spotted At Mets Game

Lawyers for Joseph Olivieri had told a federal judge that injuries from a boating accident left him unable to sit through an October trial.


Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Harlem)

Rangel, Lawyers Talk Settlement

Rep. Charles Rangel attempted a last-minute plea deal Tuesday to head off a House ethics trial that could embarrass him and damage Democrats.

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