This year’s problem addresses the following issues:
I. Whether § 66.04 of the Apalsa Revised Statutes (“ARS”) precluding a public defender from withdrawing on the basis of excessive workload or lack of resource violates the right to effective assistance of counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
A. Whether ARS § 66.04 is facially unconstitutional.
B. Whether ARS § 66.04 is unconstitutional as applied in this case.
II. Whether the sanctions imposed on Appellant by the Professional Ethics Board of the State Bar of Apalsa violated her rights under the Constitution of the United States.
A. Whether the sanctions imposed for refusing to comply with a court order to represent a criminal defendant violate the Fifth Amendment right to due process.
B. Whether the sanctions imposed for Appellant’s public statement regarding her refusal to comply with a court order to represent a criminal defendant violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of expression.
COURT NOTICE TO THE BAR
CONTACT: Clerk of Court, 212-805-0136
Please be reminded that effective today (September 3, 2013), letters addressed to judges who accept letters—including certain letter motions—may be filed electronically unless the assigned judge’s Individual Practices provide otherwise. Letters solely between counsel may not be filed electronically.
The complete rule can be found in the court’s Electronic Case Filing (ECF) Rules & Instructions, section 13.1. More information, including an online tutorial, is available at www.nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf.
Clerking is an invaluable experience that not only provides excellent practical skills training but also enables you to build close relationships with judges and fellow clerks. For the benefit of our members, AABANY will be holding two information sessions on judicial clerkships in October 2013, possibly one focusing on federal clerkships and the other on state clerkships (more details to come). We would like these sessions to be as robust as possible, and to that end, we’d like to compile a list of all AABANY members who are former clerks to create an informal mentoring circle and to invite to speak at the sessions. If you have clerked for a either a state or federal judge (not an internship/externship), please contact Lina Zhou at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your help!
Hon. Jeffrey K. Oing on PLI Panel: Judges’ Pet Peeves 11/22
Do you wonder what the judges really think about your case? At this candid program, you will hear – directly from the judges – how they view trial practice and how lawyers can help (or sabotage) their cases.
For full details, click on the link in the title.
Obama Judicial Appointments Infographic
Seen on Twitter from @jesseclee44, great infographic about Obama’s successes and obstacles encountered in making appointments to the bench. While Obama has made great strides in increasing diversity on the bench, including doubling the number of APAs on the bench, he has faced lengthy confirmation delays – 151 days for circuit judges, 103 days for district court. Take a look and share your comments.