Let’s time travel back to the pre-pandemic times of January and February of 2020. Bail and discovery reform was dominating news coverage; elected officials saw revising the new law as job #1 for State Government. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way New York State administers justice and as Chief Judge DiFiore said in her … Continued
Month: December 2020
In a major victory for New York State Bar Association advocacy on behalf of its members, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a new NYSBA-advanced bill into law that simplifies and improves for consumers the state’s power of attorney form. A power of attorney is one of the most widely used legal documents, allowing people … Continued
The Smokeball app for iOS and Android brings Smokeball from your desktop to your pocket, helping you manage your practice whether on the go or in the courtroom. And with our most recent version release, the lawyer app is faster, easier to navigate, and has a sleek new user interface. Practice management software in the palm of … Continued
To the Forum: I am a recent law school graduate, who passed the bar exam and am awaiting admission to the New York bar. I was lucky to land my dream job working as a law clerk while I await my admission. As I cannot practice law until after I am admitted, I have mostly … Continued
In her weekly coronavirus update today, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced which limited matters may be heard in-person in jurisdictions across the state: arraignments, temporary orders of protection, child protection cases involving removal applications, juvenile delinquency cases involving remand applications, emergency family offense petitions and applications addressing landlord lockouts and serious code violations.
The High Court has reviewed 30 Qualified Immunity cases since inventing the defense, finding in favor of law enforcement in all but two of them.
Once the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates approved a resolution on Nov. 7 outlining conditions for requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for all New Yorkers, save those exempted by doctors, the legal, local and national news began citing NYSBA’s Health Law Section report. The report also recommends that the state consider mandating a vaccine once … Continued
The future of health and wellness is in your smartphone. With apps that make it easy to track your calories, number of daily steps, or monitor your heart rhythm, consumers are more empowered than ever to take control of their health. But what about apps geared for mental health, such as those related to relaxation, … Continued