Month: June 2018

Managing Cybersecurity Risks | with Mark Berman

EPISODE SUMMARY: Mark Berman, a partner at Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP, describes how an innocent-looking link can allow a virus to infect your server and then your clients’, vendors’ and others’ systems.

June 25, 2018: State Bar Association Leads Pro Bono Initiative to Ensure the Safety and Well-Being of Migrant Children Detained at Facilities in New York State

New York Bar Foundation Launches #NYLawyers4Children Fund to Support Efforts The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is bringing together pro bono leaders from several New York law firms along with attorneys around the state to pursue legal measures as necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of migrant children who have been separated from family members … Continued

June 20, 2018: Statement on U.S. Border Policy from New York State Bar Association President Michael Miller

“The current policy of separating minor migrant children from their parents as part of U.S. border policy is cruel and heartless child abuse, it is inhumane, and it is un-American. “Many of these children have already suffered and this policy imposes a completely avoidable trauma. Additionally, the forced separation of the children from their parents … Continued

All Education Considered | with T. Andrew Brown

EPISODE SUMMARY: T. Andrew Brown, managing partner at Brown Hutchinson LLP, has a passion for education. He talks to David about his work as Vice Chancellor of the SUNY Board of Regents and how access to a good education is the basis for life’s opportunities.

June 18, 2018: State Bar Association Creates Section on Women in Law, Calls for Mandated Counsel Rate Increases and Exemption of Puerto Rico from Merchant Marine Act Provisions

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) House of Delegates voted on June 16 to create a Women in Law section, building on the work of NYSBA’s long-time Committee on Women in Law. The actions were taken at the Bar Association’s quarterly meeting in Cooperstown, New York. The House of Delegates also approved a report … Continued

Hartunian Reflects on Corruption, Mueller and How to Build a Case

EPISODE SUMMARY: Richard Hartunian, now a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, served 20 years in the Justice Department, including nearly eight as US Attorney for the Northern District of New York. He discusses how Supreme Court rulings in Skilling and McDonnell have changed the way we prosecute corruption, the strategies of Special Counsel Robert … Continued

School to Prison Pipeline | Sharon Stern Gerstman

EPISODE SUMMARY: Immediate Past President Sharon Stern Gerstman, of counsel at Magavern Magavern Grimm, discusses “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies in schools and how they can criminalize even minor infractions. She sees hope in student-led youth courts and the trend toward restorative justice.

Elections in the Aftermath of Bosnia’s Civil War | Michael Miller

EPISODE SUMMARY: Michael Miller, a solo practitioner in the area of trusts and estates and past president of the New York State Bar Association, talks about supervising elections in Bosnia, just nine months after the war’s end in 1995. Amid the ruins and casualties of war, and despite persistent rain, Bosnians stood for hours proud … Continued