Month: June 2020

The Myths and Mistakes of Networking…and How to Break Them

I don’t have a network. I give help; I don’t ask for it. My talents speak for themselves. Forget these common myths when it comes to networking. “You already have a great network; you just don’t realize it,” said Bruce Blackwell, managing partner of the Career Strategies Group. He discussed the three M’s of networking: … Continued

Daily Coronavirus Update: Court System Issues Guidance on Foreclosure Proceedings

Good evening Members, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks has issued a memorandum establishing procedures for addressing residential and commercial foreclosure proceedings. Marks said the procedures, which went into effect today, were “in light of continuing restrictions on the filing and prosecution of foreclosure matters in New York State arising during the course of the … Continued

NYSBA Honors Attorneys, Legal Service Providers for Ensuring Quality Legal Services for the Poor

The New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Mandated Representation is honoring a criminal defense lawyer, a public defender and two legal service organizations for their dedication to helping low-income New Yorkers gain access to quality legal services. Andrew Kossover, a criminal defense attorney in Ulster County; Deborah Lolai, a public defender at the … Continued

State Bar Association President Scott Karson Establishes Attorney Well-Being Task Force To Improve The Legal Profession

In response to the prevalence of mental and physical health challenges and substance use among lawyers, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has launched an Attorney Well-Being Task Force to advance an innovative and comprehensive culture of wellness across all levels of the legal profession. “Studies have shown rates of mental illness, fatigue, physical … Continued

Things Have Changed: How the Coronavirus Affected Open Meetings

With the coronavirus changing how meetings are held, public meetings must be recorded and transcribed, but are not required to be posted, under current modifications made by Executive Order to existing laws. This was one of several key takeaways from the CLE webinar, “Changes In The New York Open Government Laws During The Declared Coronavirus … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1198

Topic: Former government lawyer disclosure of confidential government information Digest: A former government lawyer is permitted to disclose confidential information of a former client if the lawyer reasonably believes it is necessary to comply with a court order. Upon receiving the subpoena or court order, the lawyer must first consult with the former client and, … Continued