Monday, July 30, 2012

Spotlight: CITYADMIN New York Law School's Center for NYC Law

For many environmental lawyers practicing in New York City it is often difficult to locate administrative materials.  However, New York Law School's Center for New York City Law, CITYADMIN database now makes it possible to search  more than 80,000 opinions from 26 New York City agencies - among them New York City's Environmental Control Board (ECB).
The Center for New York City Law was founded in 1993 by New York Law School Professor Ross Sandler. The academic and public mission of the Center is to provide information about, and analysis of, the laws and legal processes that govern New York City. The Center seeks to make the City's government and decisions more fair, comprehensible and open to the public. The Center pursues its mission by scholarly research and writing and by widely disseminating information about New York City in accessible and easily understood formats.1.

To search ECB's appeals decisions check the box for ECB
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Then scroll down to add your keywords.  The database uses basic Boolean connectors such as AND; OR; quotes; and (-) minus.

Of interest, the site also allows users to search land use agency materials including the: Board of Standards & Appeals; City Council Committee on Land Use; City Planning Commission; Department of Buildings; Landmarks Preservation Commission; and the Loft Board.

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