Month: March 2021

Court of Appeals Judge Paul Feinman Has Died

It is with great sadness today that we inform you that Paul G. Feinman, associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals, has passed away.

The news comes just eight days after the sudden announcement of his retirement for health reasons.

New York State Legislature Votes To Legalize Cannabis

After lengthy negotiations between the governor’s office and the Legislature, a compromise was reached over the weekend to legalize adult use cannabis. The two proposals largely differed on a regulatory scheme and on how tax revenue generated by the sale of cannabis would be spent, whether it would focus on general revenue for the state … Continued

How a Group of Lawyers Came Together for a Year Despite Isolation

A year ago, as the worldwide coronavirus pandemic spread to New York, Libby Coreno, co-chair of NYSBA’s Task Force on Attorney Well-Being, and Dr. Kerry O’Hara, a clinical psychologist, were preparing to launch a five-part NYSBA podcast series to help lawyers with wellness issues. Life had been turned upside down and lawyers were no exception. … Continued