Month: November 2020

Alternatives to Eviction: Legal Remedies When Faced with a Mentally Ill Tenant

Whether representing condominium boards, homeowners’ associations, cooperatives, or landlords, attorneys practicing real property law, or in related areas, should be familiar with the use of various New York Mental Hygiene Law tools when faced with worrisome conduct of a symptomatic mentally ill individual in a a building or residence.

Going Virtual: NYSBA’s 2021 Annual Meeting Preview

The New York State Bar Association’s 144th Annual Meeting will look and feel a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Rather than gathering for a week in late January at the New York Hilton Midtown, this year the Annual Meeting will be going virtual over the course of two weeks from … Continued

How High Is Too High?: Examining Opioids and the Law

The opioid epidemic is worse than ever as the global COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world. Dr. Allison Muller (Acri Muller Consulting) said that there is a connection between the two as people with substance abuse issues may be trying different substances now or have a resurgence of their disorder. Muller expects to see an … Continued

Legal Innovation Tournament To Highlight Apps Designed to Help the Underrepresented and Improve Access to Justice

Underserved members of the public could resolve their everyday legal matters more effectively and efficiently through apps developed by law students across New York. That’s the theory behind the Legal Innovation Tournament, which is being sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Fred DeMatteis School of … Continued

RBG and the Girls

Connecticut lawyer Allison Near with her daughters greeting Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Behind Near is her mother, Tennessee lawyer Rebecca Murray. (Photo: John Q. Barrett) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the Supreme Court of the United States for 27 years. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 42, she also served as the Court’s Second Circuit Justice, … Continued