At a time when seasoned, laid-off lawyers are competing for jobs with debt-burdened law school graduates on the most-rugged legal industry terrain in memory, Michael E. Getnick said his year as president of the New York State Bar Association will focus on finding ways to help attorneys keep practicing law. "This year, the bar association is going to be refocusing on the basics," Getnick says. He also wants to encourage attorneys to continue assisting pro bono clients who are facing issues due to the economy.
N.Y. State Bar's New President to Focus on 'Lawyers Being Lawyers'
New York Law Journal
June 2, 2009