Month: October 2019

October 28, 2019: State Bar Association Announces Winners of Law Student Alternative Dispute Resolution Writing Contest

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Dispute Resolution Section and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM) have announced the winners of the third annual NYSBA/ACCTM National Championship, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law Student Writing Competition. The winner of the $1,000 New York competition is Rachel Schwartzman of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1175

Topic:  Withdrawal of guilty plea; allocation of authority between lawyer and client.

Judge DiFiore Receives Columbia Business Schools Deming Award

The New York Law Journal noted Immediate Past President Michael Miller’s attendance at an event honoring Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. (may require subscription)  Chief Judge Janet DiFiore was among the recipients of Columbia Business School’s Deming Cup, an honor traditionally reserved for leaders in the for-profit business world.

Lawyer Shortage in Small-Town, NY

Of the approximately 183,000 lawyers in New York state, only three percent of them live and work in the rural areas that spread across thousands of square miles. This has caused a scarcity of attorneys in the state’s small-town communities and a mounting access to justice crisis that up until now had largely gone unaddressed. … Continued

Dunne Is Honored with the 2019 Haywood Burns Memorial Award

John R. Dunne was chair of the New York State Senate Committee on Crime and Correction when the uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility began on Sept. 9, 1971. On Sept. 10, 1,000 inmates took control of the prison. The inmates barricaded themselves in Cellblock D, holding about 40 hostages. They posted a list of … Continued

Cybersecurity Tips for Lawyers and Law Firms

EPISODE SUMMARY: Live from the 2019 NYSBA Tech Summit. John Bandler, Founder of Bandler Group LLC and Joseph DeMarco, Partner at DeVore and DeMarco join David to talk about cybercrimes and cybersecurity tips lawyers and law firms can implement. John and Joe discuss how to safeguard your data from increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals and attacks. They … Continued

What’s Old Is New Again As NY Judges Battle Court Revamp

Law360 quoted President Greenberg on the benefits of a consolidated court system. (may require subscription)  The latest proposal to remake New York’s byzantine court system is facing old-school pushback from an influential group of state Supreme Court judges, even as judicial and political leaders say the time has finally come to streamline the system. Democrats … Continued