SUBMIT A DRAFT COMMITTEE REPORT FOR REVIEW

Any written work product drafted by a committee must be reviewed and approved by the City Bar President, as outlined in the Committee Handbook. This includes, but is not limited to, amicus briefs, ethics opinions, letters to elected officials, legislative reports, public comments, hearing testimony, policy recommendations, surveys, FOIL requests, op eds, questionnaires, etc.

Please use the below Report Intake Form to upload a draft committee report for review. The information provided will ensure that your committee report is reviewed in a timely manner, and formatted and distributed so as to maximize the influence and impact of your committee’s work.

To learn more about the process of developing and issuing a committee report, please review the Committee Handbook, or contact Maria Cilenti, Senior Policy Counsel at 212-382-6655 or mcilenti@nycbar.org or Martha Harris, Director of Career Development and Committee Engagement at 212-382-6607 or mharris@nycbar.org.

Committee Report Intake Form

Please fill out all sections and upload your draft report. Draft reports should be submitted in WORD format.

*All fields are required; indicate N/A where appropriate.

1. Contacts. Please identify who we should contact if we have questions about the report and the primary draftsperson (if they are different). Please provide name(s), committee(s) they represent and best email address to use.


Contacts:
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Primary Draftsperson:
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2. Report Synopsis. Please provide a paragraph summary that describes the purpose of the report and the position taken. Your synopsis will serve as the basis for the summary of your report when it is posted on the City Bar website. This field must be completed for your report to be featured in the eNews, on our blog, or for a press release. (See #8 below)

3. Timing. Are there any deadlines or timing considerations we should know about?

4. Consulting Other Committee(s). Reports that involve multiple practice areas may need to be reviewed by other committees prior to approval by the President. Has your report been reviewed by any committees other than the authoring committee(s)? If so, which committee(s)? Please provide any relevant information about their review.

5. Prior Positions. Are you aware of or did you rely on any prior City Bar reports related to this topic? If yes, please identify.

6. Other Organizations. Does any part of this report substantially adapt, overlap with or rely on a document prepared by or for another organization? If yes, please explain. For more information, please review the Committee Handbook section “Working With Other Organizations – Issuing Reports and Joining Coalitions.”

7. Committee Listing. Where appropriate, the name of the authoring committee chair(s) will be included on the last page of final reports. If you would also like to identify the members of a subcommittee responsible for drafting the report, please list their names below.

8. Report Distribution. If known, please identify (a) the intended recipient(s) of the report (primary as well as cc’s) and (b) best contact information for each recipient. If the committee will be handling distribution of the final report, please write “N/A” below.

9. Report Promotion. If you believe a press release should accompany the publication of your report, please indicate below (note: not all requests will result in the issuance of a press release). If known, please identify any relevant publications or reporters you would like to receive the release. Please note that the “Report Synopsis” field must be completed when requesting a press release. For any questions regarding press coverage, please contact Eric Friedman, Director of Communications at 212-382-6754 or efriedman@nycbar.org.


Please upload your committee report for review in WORD format.

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