Month: November 2018

November 30, 2018: State Bar Association Presents Haywood Burns Award to Esmerelda Simmons of the Center for Law and Social Justice

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) hosted the 2018 Haywood Burns Award Ceremony and Symposium at CUNY School of Law in Long Island City on Wednesday night, recognizing the work of individuals who have contributed to New York State while upholding the ideals of former CUNY Law Dean Haywood Burns. The event concluded with … Continued

The Afterlife of Digital Assets | with Jill Choate Beier

EPISODE SUMMARY: Jill Choate Beier and David discuss why people’s estate plans need to include the disposition of digital assets, why fiduciaries still are blocked from accessing email and social media accounts and how this has an outsized impact on very small estates.

November 21, 2018: Statement from State Bar Association President Michael Miller Regarding the Importance of an Independent Judiciary

“We join in and applaud U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’s spirited and forceful defense of an independent judiciary earlier today. An independent judiciary is an essential element of any democracy.  It is fundamental to the rule of law and the idea that no one is above the law.” About the New York State … Continued

November 20, 2018: Statement from State Bar Association President Michael Miller Regarding Violent Attacks on Attorneys in the Philippines

“The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) remains steadfastly committed to the rule of law and fundamental principles of justice in New York, across the United States and around the world. To that end, we are extremely concerned by the news that 34 lawyers have been killed in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte became president … Continued

The Law of Robots | with Ed Walters

EPISODE SUMMARY: Ed Walters, the CEO of Fastcase, teaches a course titled the “Law of Robots.” He and David discuss the consequences of the law’s historically slow response to a world defined by rapid change, increasing reliance on technology and disinterest in its unintended consequences.

The Electoral College and Your Vote

EPISODE SUMMARY: Two of the last five presidential elections were won by people who lost the popular vote, a risk inherent to the Electoral College system. David’s guests Michael Fox, assistant professor of business law and pre-law advisor at Mount Saint Mary College, and Howard Schaffer, founder of Media Marketing, discuss how the history of … Continued

Never Alone: Addiction, Recovery and Community

“Striving for perfection, hiding our real self from others, or putting on a false face keeps up separate and alone. But in the act of admitting our pain and suffering, we open up to a community.” – Therese Jacobs-Stewart from “Mindfulness and the 12 Steps” Let me just say – I love lawyers. I love … Continued

November 6, 2018: Statement from Bar Association President Michael Miller on the Election of Letitia James as Attorney General of New York State

“History has been made tonight in New York State with the election of Letitia James as New York State’s first African-American Attorney General and the first woman ever elected to the position. The New York Attorney General is one of the most influential justice and law enforcement positions in the country. The members of the … Continued