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Dakshïna (Shïna) Chetti is an associate in the Litigation Department.

Shïna earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, as well as a member of the Columbia Law Women’s Association (CLWA) and Empowering Women of Color (EWOC.) While at Columbia, she worked as a Writing Center Fellow and as a teaching assistant for first-year Property Law and Patent Law classes. Shïna also interned at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, working intellectual property and arts issues.

Prior to law school, she interned as a Fellow for the New York State Assembly (69th District), at the office of Assembly Member Daniel J. O'Donnell.

Shïna holds a B.A. in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature, summa cum laude, from Columbia University.

A welcome change may be afoot for New York lawmakers, as New York Senate Bill S5162 recently passed the Senate and Assembly judiciary committees. The bill, which may soon be delivered to the Governor for signature, would amend CPLR 2106 to streamline the civil action process, ending the current notarization requirement to allow anyone to sign an affirmation sworn under penalty of perjury in place of an affidavit in a civil action within the state. Specifically, S5162 would amend CPLR 2106 to read as follows: