Month: August 2020

NYSBA President Advocates for Justice and the Profession

In an era of constant breaking news cycles highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic and the racial justice movement, NYSBA President Scott M. Karson has acted fast to get the association’s message out to the media and its membership. During the first quarter of Karson’s presidency, he has issued numerous statements ranging from racial justice and … Continued

The Supreme Court Goes Digital, Kind Of with Professor Vincent Bonventre

Albany Law Professor Vincent Bonventre returns to discuss the unique term just concluded by the United States Supreme Court, some of the landmark decisions, and the role Chief Justice Roberts is playing on his court. Vincent Bonventre is the Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School and he returns to … Continued

Lawyers Must Be Salespeople but it Shouldn’t Feel Sleazy

For a lawyer, trying to sign up a client should feel like you’re helping someone and not like you’re selling a car. Being a salesperson is not sleazy; it is necessary if you want to make a living, said Carol Schiro Greenwald at the recent CLE Webinar, “Presenting Your Best ‘You’ To Your Best Prospects.” … Continued

Residential Real Estate Practice Guide

Even though we all practice law in the same state, many aspects of a residential real estate transaction differ depending on where a property is located.  Particularly Upstate, closing customs and practices vary widely from one county to the next.  These practices include whether a contract is drafted by a realtor or an attorney, if … Continued

Details of NY’s Remote Bar Exam Released

The New York State Board of Law Examiners has released details about the Oct. 5-6 remote bar exam. The remote exam, which will be the same as the content of the Uniform Bar Exam, will consist of one Multistate Performance Test item, three Multistate Essay Examination questions, and 100 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) questions divided … Continued