More New York legal groups have announced they will boycott an American Bar Association-backed conference next week in Phoenix in reaction to Arizona’s controversial new immigration law. The New York State Bar Association Wednesday said two people it intended to send will not attend. Michael E. Getnick, the state bar’s president, said in a statement that while the group had not taken an official position, “the recently passed law raises serious issues, and we do not want to imply support for it by our presence at the conference.”
Separately, Legal Information for Families Today, a nonprofit that operates programs in New York City’s Family Courts, will not send three of its employees to the conference as originally planned, said Melissa Beck, the organization’s chief executive officer.
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