February 2017 Archives

Welcome to the February 2017 Issue of Electronically In Touch

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We are pleased to submit the February 2017 issue of Electronically In Touch. This issue includes spotlights on trailblazing African American attorneys in honor of Black History Month, an article on the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act, and the final part of a three part op-ed on policing in communities of color.

Electronically In Touch is a member driven publication. We welcome submissions from members on any relevant topic, including practice tips, substantive legal articles, case updates, work/life balance, and information regarding upcoming meetings and events. Please submit articles to Sasha R. Grandison, Esq. at srgrandison@gmail.com by the 1st of each month.

The Officers of YLS and the Editor of Electronically In Touch wish to make clear that the thoughts and opinions expressed in the articles that follow are those of the respective authors and do not represent the thoughts and opinions of the New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, its Officers, or Executive Committee.

A Message from the Chair of the Young Lawyers Section

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YLS had another successful meeting at part of NYSBA's Annual Meeting the last week in January. Thank yous go out to Norina Melita and Sarah Gold for putting together our wonderful half day program and to Clotelle Drakeford and Christina Canto for a successful two-day Bridging the Gap program. I hope everyone enjoyed the programming as much as I did.

During our executive committee meeting, we also selected our officers and executive committee members for our upcoming year starting on June 1, 2017. Congratulations go out to John Christopher (Section Chair), Terrence Tarver (Chair-Elect), Lauren Sharkey (Treasurer), and Michael DiFalco (Secretary) who will be the YLS officers as of June. A great group of experienced and new members stepped up to fill out the Executive Committee's roster which is almost at capacity. There are still a few available positions, and anyone interested should reach out to John Christopher (JChristopher@swc-law.com).

Our next meeting will be in conjunction with our 8th Annual Trial Academy, April 5th - 9th at Cornell Law School. http://www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=YOUNSP17. The trial Academy is a great program for anyone who is looking to build new skills or just sharpen your presentation abilities.

Erica K. Flynn

By: Anonymous Six Year Rookie/Veteran of the New York City Police Department

Part III- Ethics and Community Policing

Over the last 30 years it has become evident that no matter the efforts of the police departments patrolling any given area, nor the intelligence and tactics being used, the potential of a truly peaceful neighborhood cannot be reached without both the cooperation and assistance of the members of the community. Community Policing by definition is a strategy of policing that focuses on police building ties and working closely with members of the community. Based on that short yet deep definition, one would imagine that this would be an everyday practice that not only is encouraged, but should come naturally to most, if not all police officers.

It is my contention that the career of a Police Officer, much like any other service career, is more of a calling than an occupation. When one answers the call, that individual is simply saying: Not only am I willing to put my life on the line in the defense of others, but I also dedicate myself to a lifetime of service to others, no matter who and no matter where. When one enters the police department or any law-enforcement job with this mindset, no matter their upbringing, religion, or internal set of morals or values, this alone would allow them to do the job ethically. Simply put, someone who sees this as a career that is also a calling to service, will operate with the understanding that doing the right thing at all times results in the best possible outcome for everyone involved in any given situation.

You may or may not be familiar with a writing titled, "All I needed to know I learned in kindergarten"; which in summary is meant to admonish us to treat people the way we want to be treated, and to try to do the right thing at all times, even when no one is looking. If every individual approached police work with this as a foundation for their tactics and decision-making, I don't believe there would be a need for a community policing initiative or agenda.


As someone who has been a police officer for almost seven years now, I know that it is not realistic to think that in every situation simply being nice and respectful to someone will keep them from committing further crimes or from harming you. I can tell you firsthand, that no matter how polite you are to a person, or how you try to interact with them as a peer or adult, as opposed to authority versus non-authority, some people will still seek to harm you. This fact for some officers prevents them from being as nice or as cordial as they can be when dealing with members of the community. The reality is that from a civilian prospective, members of the community tend to view police in the same manner based on past interactions and knowledge of prior events.

Indeed, based upon prior interactions, some members of the community believe that no matter how nice or polite they are to an officer, they believe (and sometimes are) they will be hurt, harmed, abused or violated.

The trust has been so greatly eroded on both sides that it seems as though the community policing agenda in each Police Department might be the only way to reconcile relationships between law-enforcement and the communities in which we serve. Now that we have reached this point, what do we do? What is the answer? Is there one correct answer? I believe that there are many answers, however, the foundation of eliminating some of the issues that exist is viewing and treating one another as human beings.

That is not to say, putting an end to the systematic discriminatory practices of violating civil liberties through selective enforcement, which I discussed in a prior part, would do much more for police and community relations than any initiative or program ever could.

Generational Cops
Throughout my career, as short as it has been up to this point, I've often said that the worst kind of cop is a "generational cop". But on the other hand, a generational cop may be the best type of officer.

The generational cop, by my definition, is a police officer whose father may have been a police officer, mother may have been a police officer, grandparent, or older brother etc... These officers, who have chosen their career path at an early age, enter this career with their head and heart full of dinnertime stories about communities that they have never stepped foot in. The best kind of generational cop grew up in a household where their parent-police officer was a balanced person, who believed that some people do the right thing and some people don't and it is a simple as that. They have been given an insight to tactical skills, as well as verbal and de-escalation skills long before the Academy, and these things along with and understanding of what service is, would make them a great cop.

The worst kind of generational cop has grown up in a household where the only stories he or she ever heard resembled a recap of the most violent movie ever produced. Throughout my career, I have heard certain people from certain communities referred to as animals, by the police officers who are sworn to serve and protect them. I have not only heard this from veteran officers, but from rookies in their first day on the job, speaking from what they have learned as a result of the dinner table stories. How can one affectively police and interact with a community, when the people in front of you are not people in your eyes?

Metaphorically speaking, if you locked me in a room for the first 20 years of my life and always brought fresh food and drinks, but sour milk, I'd only have one understanding of what milk is. Due to the fact that I never experienced milk in any other way, I would believe that all milk is spoiled and sour. This is what happens when a potential generational cop is at that dinner table with his or her father or mother and the only stories they ever hear about the black or Latino community are stories of rape, murder, drug dealing, and bad behavior. Coupled with the vast stereotypes that are perpetuated in mainstream media, to assume that this individual would not approach situations involving members of the black or Latino community apprehensively or with a distorted view belies all empirical evidence of the impact of "nurture" and general common sense. The practice of policing based upon pre-conceived notions and generationally inherited stereotypes is something that has not yet been addressed in policing.

The Final Answer
I do not believe that there is one answer or one single solution to repairing current police and community relations, but this initiative, the community policing initiative, is a major step toward harmony. The need for community policing was birthed out of systematic abuse and disregard for people living in certain areas or based on their living conditions. The police department is a microcosm of society. If we truly seek to improve police and community relations, every single citizen, civilian and law enforcement alike, should make a more conscious effort to treat others with respect and a true concern for their well-being.

We cannot ignore the role the mainstream media plays in driving a wedge between many groups, but I do believe that as police officers, we took an oath to serve the community. Therefore, the first and biggest steps must be made from our side of the line. No matter your religious, ethnic, national, or societal background, a baseline set of ethics should be instilled in every officer starting with this one simple rule "treat citizens in a manner with which you would hope for you closest family member or best friend".

A reasonable person would not want their own mother to have her civil liberties violated, nor their own brother to be a victim of selective enforcement. Everyone would want their wife, husband, or sister to be treated fairly by someone who polices the community with ethically sound decision making.

While I'm not a seasoned writer by any stretch of the imagination, I do hope that something I have shared will give someone insight into the mind of this police officer, as well as many other police officers, to ultimately help us all to grow together.

EIT Black History Spotlight- Charlotte E. Ray

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As a graduate of Howard University School of Law, in 1872, Charlotte E. Ray became the first licensed female African American attorney when she was admitted to the District of Columbia bar.

It is speculated that Ms. Ray used her initials "C.E. Ray" when applying to law school to conceal her gender, as the program only accepted male applicants. Nonetheless, she was accepted into the program and she went on to become a member of the National Association of Colored Women and active in the women's suffrage movement


EIT Member Spotlight

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Justin S. Curtis, Esq.

Justin is an Associate Attorney at Sanders, Sanders, Block, Woycik, Viener & Grossman, L.L.P. located in Mineola, New York. During the day, Justin spends a great deal of time attending court conferences, arguing motions, and attending depositions. While in the office, he handle's a number of files; primarily personal injury claims stemming from automobile accidents, premises liability accidents, and labor law accidents.

Justin earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 2010. He majored in English with a concentration in Shakespearean Literature and minored in Native American Studies. While at Dartmouth College, he became fascinated by the law after taking a seminar in Native American Law taught by Professor N. Bruce Duthu. Justin credit's Professor Duthu for shaping his future and his desire to excel in the legal profession.

After participating in a postgraduate fellowship program in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, he earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2014. While studying at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Justin participated in a number of activities, but focused his time on the Indigenous law Students Association (ILSA) and participated on ILSA's Moot Court team. Additionally, he drafted an appellate level brief while interning at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and aided in drafting Tribal Ordinances while participating in an externship program with the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians.

Outside of the legal profession, Justin is an avid offshore fisherman and spear fisherman. He enjoys living an active lifestyle outside of the office. Aside from the NYSBA, Justin is a member of the American Bar Association, the Dartmouth Lawyer's Association, and the State Bar of Wisconsin. In addition to the Young Lawyers Section, he is a member of the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Section of the NYSBA. In terms of future projects, Justin is confident time will bring exciting opportunities.

The Young Lawyers Section welcomes Justin and looks forward to his involvement in the years to come.

The Affordable Care Act Repeal Impacts You

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By: Amber Christ, Esq.

So much has happened in the last month with health care that it's hard to keep up. Here's a quick rundown of what's going on, who is impacted, and what you can do.

Repeal Efforts
Republicans are quickly moving forward to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- aka Obamacare. They do not have enough votes to fully repeal the ACA without Democrats, so instead they are moving forward with a partial repeal through a special process called budget reconciliation. Through this process, with a simple majority, Republicans can only repeal components of the ACA that have a budget impact.

Right now, House and Senate committees are drafting a budget reconciliation package that will likely repeal significant portions of the ACA. The three main targets for repeal are 1. the tax subsides that people receive to buy insurance through the state exchanges or marketplaces; 2. Medicaid expansion in the 31 states that expanded Medicaid; and 3. the mandate that requires everyone to buy health insurance. Committees were supposed to submit their recommendations for budget cuts by January 27th. This date, however, was extended to late March or early April because of ongoing efforts to delay repeal until a replacement plan is ready to go.

Who is Impacted By Repeal -- Everyone
In total, 18 million people would lose insurance in the first year after a repeal, and everyone, regardless of coverage type, would be impacted.

1. Marketplace enrollees. 9.3 million individuals with low to moderate incomes (up to $47,080 for an individual) would lose their tax subsidies to buy health insurance on the marketplace exchanges, and marketplace insurance premiums would increase by 20-25% in the first year after repeal. Many others would also lose cost-sharing assistance that lower out-of-pocket expenses and deductibles.

2. Medicaid expansion enrollees. In the 31 states that expanded Medicaid, 12.9 million low-income individuals (with incomes up to $16,394) would lose coverage. These are individuals who work -- usually in full-time jobs that pay minimum wage or just above -- but the employer does not offer affordable health insurance coverage.

3. Employer-based coverage. Employer-based plans cover 150 million people. If the ACA is repealed, out-of-pocket costs would rise and other protections would go away. Right now, there are no co-pays for preventive services like mammograms, colonoscopies, immunizations, and birth control. The ACA also capped the amount you have to pay annually in out-of-pocket expenses at $7150 for an individual and did away with annual and lifetime limits on coverage. The ACA also allows kids to stay on their parents' employer coverage until they are 26. All of this is eliminated if the ACA is repealed.

4. Medicare enrollees. Under the ACA, Medicare provides preventive services for free and makes prescription drugs more affordable. If the ACA were repealed, Medicare enrollees would see higher medical and prescription drug costs. In addition, some replacement plans for the ACA propose privatizing Medicare, which would provide less coverage at a higher cost for Medicare enrollees.

5. Pre-Existing conditions . If you have a pre-existing condition you would have to pay more. Over 52 million people under 65 have a pre-existing condition. Currently, the ACA provides health insurance at the same cost for healthy and unhealthy individuals. This is a popular part of the ACA and one that everyone thinks should stay. Yet, that becomes really hard if the individual mandate is repealed.

The ACA creates one risk pool of both healthy and unhealthy individuals. The healthy individuals subsidize the cost for the unhealthy individuals. If there is no health insurance mandate, healthy people are far less likely to buy health insurance, or would wait to buy insurance until they get sick. If plans have to keep covering people with pre-existing conditions, they would have to raise premiums -- making health insurance far more expensive. An alternative that has been proposed is to create two risk pools -- one for healthy individuals and one for the unhealthy individuals. The risk pool for the unhealthy population would cost more and have higher deductibles. These "high risk pools" have been tried before and have proven unsuccessful. Either way, without a mandate, health insurance rates would increase.

6. Women and older adults. Women and older adults would pay more. Prior to the ACA, health insurance plans could charge women more for their coverage on the basis that women use more health care than men. The ACA now prohibits health plans from charging women more for coverage. Similarly, prior to the ACA, older adults could be charged up to five times more than a younger individual for coverage. Under the ACA, older adults can only be charged three times more than a younger individual.

7. Medicaid for children, aged, and disabled. Children and adults living in poverty would suffer. The Medicaid program has been providing health care coverage to those living in poverty for over fifty years. In the last few days, Republicans have indicated that with the ACA repeal they also plan on cutting federal funding for the Medicaid program through cap proposals (aka block grants or per capita allotments). These proposals would cut federal funding of the Medicaid program by one trillion dollars over ten years. States would be forced to make difficult choices about which populations they would cover (older adults versus children, for example) and what benefits to provide.

8. Your tax bill. The very wealthiest 400 households would receive huge tax cuts, while most of us would see no change and some of us would even see tax increases. The ACA was able to provide health insurance coverage so broadly in part because of taxes on individuals with higher incomes. When the ACA is repealed, the highest income households (those with incomes over 300 million) would see an annual tax cut of 7 million. Those households with incomes below $200,000 would see NO tax cut (about 150 million households). Finally, those households with incomes $47,080 or below (those households that received the tax subsidy to buy health care), would see their taxes increase on average by $4800.

Get Involved
Regardless of your feelings about the ACA and political affiliation, a repeal without a comprehensive replacement would be catastrophic. In fact, the majority of individuals who have purchased insurance through the state marketplaces live in Republican congressional districts. To date, Republicans have not put forth a plan that would replace the ACA or a plan that would serve to improve the ACA, and past proposed plans do not include provisions that would address the issues outlined above. So get involved.

1. Call or write your congress members. The most effective way to get your congress member's attention is through a phone call. Writing your congress member is also effective. Here's how:
US Senate: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
US House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

2. Get involved in your state's coalition. Many states have coalitions of organizations, advocates, and individuals working collectively to protect health care. These coalitions may be statewide or more local. Nationally, the Protect Our Care coalition can help get you connected with state-based coalitions.

3. Share your story. Share your story of how the ACA has benefited you and how a repeal would impact you. There are many national, state, and local advocacy organizations collecting stories. You can also share your story online under hashtags like #CoverageMatters and #ProtectOurHealth.

Amber Christ is a national health care policy attorney based in California. This article was previously published on Medium on January 23, 2017. Edits were made to article on January 30, 2017, to reflect updates on the status of the repeal that were announced on January 27, 2017.

EIT Black History Spotlight- Macon Bolling Allen

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In 1844, the Honorable Macon Bolling Allen became the first African American attorney to be licensed in the United States by passing the Maine bar exam. Shortly thereafter, Judge Allen was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1845, to become the first African American Attorney to be licensed in Massachusetts.

Judge Allen went on to be admitted to the bar in South Carolina in 1868 and became a member of the judiciary in Charleston, South Carolina.


New Members of the Young Lawyers Section

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We are pleased to welcome the following new members of the Young Lawyers Section for February 2017:

Opeyemi Akinsile

Wejdan Alhaid

Isabelle J. Cantanucci

Alissa Cardillo

Cassandra Christman

Andres Del Real

Hanyun Deng

Lawrence Gallina

Krista Gay

Ilanna Gibson

Ellen Huo

Nicole Khalouian

Divij Kishore

Seokchan Kwak

Seth Litwack

Juliana Malandro

Natalie Marfo

Dominique V. Miller

Ariana Palacios

Mark Patterson

Xiao Qu

Elnaz Razavi

Hayley Ross

Martin Rowe

Salvatore a. Russo

Stephen Sawicki

Ann Seifullah

Briana Semenza

Kathleen Simpson

Raluca Tomniuc

Gina L. Vallone-Bacon

Manisha Verma

Lee Williams

Yuwei Zhong

Judicial District: 01

A. Manny Alicandro

Jenna L. Caldarella

Eric Chiang

Laura Ann Cicirelli

Kelsey B. Clark

Margaux Vivi Isabelle Constantes

Jonathan Dean

Micah Desaire

Christopher Michael Dunomes

Ariel Dwayne Emmanuel

Morgan Colleen Fiander

Micah Horwitz

Jiani Huo

Puja Khare, Esq.

Christine Kim

Clifford Chance

Andrew Lee

Izabell Lemkhen, Esq.

Zina Mahayni

Louise Malecot

Marco Malesci

Kat Mateo

Roxane Mehrani

Charlotte Anna Melbinger, Esq.

Elizabeth Mellgard

Jessica Metzger

Rebecca Morrow, Esq.

Stephanie Lynn Pavlick, Esq.

Sarah Pelham

Allison Carol Penfield

Carolina Hadassah Pinto

Rodalton J. Poole

Santiago Roca

Timothy Brennan Rode, Esq.

David Marc Rothenberg

Daniel Rothschild, Esq.

Lauren J Sakofsky, Esq.

Christopher M. Seleski

Jennifer Sharpe

Jacqulyn Simmons

Charles Timothy john Smith

Ann-Christine Stepien

Gabriella D. Tringali, Esq.

Evan Peter Tsudis

Matthew Paul Valenti

Alice Zhou Wang

Hannah Kelly Whiteker, Esq.

Jung Hoon Yang

Dongyuan Yin, Esq.

Judicial District: 02

Olugbemisola Olufemi Aregbesola, Esq.

Catalina Beccar Varela

Viktoriia Buianova

David Goldfischer

Keisha S. Holgate

Salim Katach, Esq.

Michael B. Klinger, Esq.

Drew Morgan

Abimbola Olusegun Onafuwa, Esq.

Kristen Charlay Pride, Esq.

Santorini L. Rivera

Joshua S. Stricoff, Esq.

Dovid L. Wolosow, Esq.

Judicial District: 03

Samantha G. Howell, Esq.

Sara Ann McGrath, Esq.

Jillian R. Sauer

Thomas L. Sica

James Wisniewski

Judicial District: 04

June A. Caudill

Richard J. Frontero, III

James M. Passineau, Esq.

Kurt C. Reh, Esq.

James Grandy Sheridan

Allison Zaloba

Michael P. Zielenski, Esq.

Judicial District: 05

Russell W. Dombrow, Esq.

Kelsey A. Nobis

Judicial District: 06

Jeri DuVall

Dhyana McMahon Estephan

Anthony J. Frank, Esq.

Sarah Hassan Shah

Judicial District: 07

Sonya S. Dabrowny, Esq.

Jennifer L. Galvan

Jacob H. Zoghlin, Esq.

Judicial District: 08

Kevin G. Cope

Webster Szanyi

Andrew Debbins

John Thomas Ryan, Esq.

Victoria Scozzaro

Judicial District: 09

Victoria DeFilippis

Connor William Fallon, Esq.

Brittney Taylor Hershkowitz

Alexander Sherwood Keenan, Esq.

Andrew S. Pastor

Judicial District: 10

Erika Aleman

Sophia Louise Cahill, Esq.

Anandan Chakkupurayil Bhaskaran

Justin Stephen Curtis, Esq.

Daniel DePasquale

Laura Michele Esposito, Esq.

Michael L. Gurman, Esq.

Nayana D. Herath, Esq.

John Okerblom

Michael David Schultz, Esq.

Joshua Max Weinstock, Esq.

Judicial District: 11

Quentin Alexandre

Ying Du

Norma Angelica Freeland

Joseph Stott Jacobs, Esq.

Abraham Jacob Jeger, Esq.

Anju John, Esq.

Tetiana Kashuta

Hongxia Liu

Nitasha Madan, Esq.

Clifford Rau

Ilmira Solntseva

David Nathan Storm, Esq.

Sean M. Topping

Yi Wang

Yanting Zhu

Judicial District: 12

Anthony Alba, Esq.

Judicial District: 99

Ryann M. Aaron

Yashira M. Agosto

Afua Sarpong Akoto

Judy Pei Xia Ang, Esq.

Kathiana Aurelien

Eda Ayrim Walker, Esq.

Ashley Lynn Babrisky

David Bailen

Kelsey a. Ball

Kevin Barnett

Michal Baum

Colin Pei Kai Be

Maia Catherine Bessemer

Luiz Arthur Bihari

David Marshall Block

Leonardo Botelho

Fatima Guadalupe Brizuela, Esq.

Anton Christopher Brown

Jessica Lynn Budrock

Dana Odette Campos, Esq.

Tiffany Casanova

Yvette Cave

Victoire Chatelin

Pete Chattrabhuti

Gong Chen

Daniel J. Cheng

Glenn V. Chew, Jr.

Kinga Chucherko

Habin Chung

Renis Ciftja, Esq.

Melissa I. Cintrón Hernández

Nicholas Ciolko

Ashley N. Cloud

Hila Cohen

Emily Carrie Cole, Esq.

Robert W. Corbin, Esq.

Brett Rosenbloom Cotler, Esq.

Michael Edward Da Silva

Niaa Cherelle Daniels

Alan DiDino

Addisu Dubale

Stefan Dunkelgrun

Lynda Dunkwu

Ann Marie Effingham

Tarek Eltumi

Matthew Donald Emery

Micah Christian Fielden

Jennifer Flemister

Christian Flemming

Hiroaki Funatsu

Christina D. Gallo

Joshua G. Gamboa

Zhenxiang Gao

Samuel Goodstein

Yuliya Goptarenko

Isaac Graff

William L. Green

Jennifer M. Greene, Esq.

Zhao Guo

Anshul Gupta

Ashley Gutwein

Thomas S. Hastings

Netanel Hershtik, Esq.

William P. Hodges

Laura Irazoque

Marta Magoalena Janek

Tharuni Aparna Jayaraman

Jeremiah Michael Johnston

Jared Kaplan

Gyuel Kim

Junwook Kim

Mooni Kim

Alexandra Marie Kitson

Jacob Louis Kohn, Esq.

Jamin Koo

Nathan Kim Koskella

Sakka Kotaki

Tomoaki Kuragano

Kathryn B. Kushner

David M. Lachance

Jeremy F. Lagelee

Andrew E. Lai

Maia Leah Lamandy

Thomas Lamoureux, Esq.

Laura L. Larson

Minji Lee

Shaun Chi Lee

Yesul Lee

Nolan Cameron Leishman

Marie-Luc A. Lemay

Shellyann Lewis

Sijie Li

Raishay J. Lin

Andrew Mark Lippman, Esq.

Hanya Liu

Tania Loghmani, Esq.

Xiaoqian Luo

Timothy Ly

Lu Ma

Timothy MacKay

Megan McGuiggan

Natasha Greer Menell

Samuel Elias Moss

Aishwarya Nair

Lauren Kimberly Neal, Esq.

Andrew L. Nellis

Thomas O'Neill

Rachel J. Palacios

Yeonjung Park

Lizzy Felice Peijs, Esq.

Alix Phillips

Susan V. Poklemba

Briana Polan

Justin Pounds

David Wayne Presley

Martina A. Radney

Maxwell R. Rich

Ryan E. Robski

Ginalin Joy Romero

Dorine Bettina Marie Rouillon

Jeannette Rovira

Michael Hayles Roy

Hideaki Saito

Tory A. Sansom

Aline Nogueira Schmiedt

Dominik Schoeneberger, Esq.

Soelma N. Shagdarova

Sabrina Shyn

Timothy Patrick Singer

Michael Alexander Skazick, Esq.

Rita F. Sono

Shalini Oumadevi Soopramanien, Esq.

Thomas Stanton

Clare Steinberg

Kate E. Stillman

Katherine E. Stuart

Hyeseung Suh

Shumei Sun

Hee Yon Sung

Dai Tajima

Nicole R. Tatz

Marilyn Jennifer Tenpenny

Rebecca Tesfaye

Xingyu Tian

Thomas John Tobin

Ilijana Todorovic

Yuko Tsuruta

Derek Jay Turnbull

Eleonore Vucher-Bondet, Esq.

Alice Wang

Shengzhi Wang

Cierra N. Warren

Daniel S. Weinstein

Lauren Gardner Winer

Ashley N. Winters

Peter A. Wojcik

Kaitlin McHugh Wojnar, Esq.

Min Xue

Jia Xi Yan

Junhyeon Yi

Keong Min Yoon

Tiandouwa Yuan

Andhari Zairina

Santiago Martin Zalazar

Effie H. Zhang

Join the Young Lawyers Section

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Electronically In Touch
is the electronic news-publication of the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS). It is a member-driven publication that encourages YLS members to write articles. We welcome submissions from members on any relevant topic, including practice tips, substantive legal articles, case updates, work/life advice, and information regarding upcoming meetings and events. Please submit articles to Sasha Grandison at srgrandison@gmail.com by the 1st of each month.

The Officers of YLS and the Editor of Electronically In Touch wish to make clear that the thoughts and opinions expressed in the articles that follow are those of the respective authors and do not represent the thoughts and opinions of the New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, or its Officers or Executive Committee.

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