Month: March 2020

Despite Crisis, Demand Soars for Many Lawyers’ Expertise

Even as deal-making activity slows and many courts and companies temporarily shutter their doors, lawyers handling a range of issues from labor and employment to health care law are scrambling to keep up with the demands of existing and prospective clients. As the public health crisis unfolds along with changes in state and federal laws, … Continued

How to Work Remotely With Your Kids…and Not Lose Your Mind

Lawyers that expected to efile cases last week instead used those skills to efile their children’s homework via Google Classroom. Others improved their oral advocacy skills through the help of their new full-time clients: teenagers. With schools closed throughout New York State and many law firms working remotely, several lawyers spent last week adjusting to … Continued

Important News for Personal Injury Lawyers on Coronavirus, Bias Attacks

Good evening Members, Important news for personal injury lawyers as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has issued an executive order granting qualified immunity to medical personnel treating patients with COVID-19. The order, which modifies sections of the education law, reads as follows: “…[T]o the extent necessary to provide that all physicians, physician assistants, specialist assistants, nurse … Continued

Statement From State Bar President Henry M. Greenberg Condemning Bias Incidents Relating To Coronavirus Aimed At Persons Of Asian & Jewish Descent

Recent reports of bias incidents relating to coronavirus aimed at persons of Asian and Jewish descent are deeply disturbing. The New York State Bar Association strongly condemns these acts and we call on the appropriate authorities to act immediately and forcefully to address them. Our Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes, chaired by … Continued

New York State Bar Association Task Force Convenes On Emergency Basis To Consider Alternatives To The July Bar Examination

The New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Task Force on the New York State Bar Examination is convening on an emergency basis to consider whether it’s possible to administer the Uniform Bar Examination in July in New York. The task force, chaired by Alan Scheinkman, the presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, is … Continued

COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Transactions and Disputes

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is among the most devastating and disruptive forces in recent history, with, as of the writing of this article, tens of thousands of cases confirmed worldwide. In an effort to curb the outbreak, governments have introduced various emergency measures, including travel restrictions, curfews, bans on public gatherings, and mandatory quarantines. … Continued