Practice Area: Law Practice Management

New York State Bar Association Commends Gov. Kathy Hochul For Returning $100 Million to a Fund for Civil Legal Services

Richard Lewis, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s executive budget, which returns $100 million to a fund that pays for low-income New Yorkers to receive civil legal services: “The New York State Bar Association commends Gov. Kathy Hochul for reversing her decision to remove $100 … Continued

World-Renowned Experts, Prominent Panelists To Discuss the Impact of Artificial Intelligence at the 2024 Presidential Summit

ChatGPT failed the Unified Bar Exam in December of 2022, and less than four months later its descendant, GPT-4, scored in the top 10th percentile and completed the test in less than six minutes. That news has stirred excitement and worry while provoking debate surrounding what the accelerating growth of Artificial Intelligence means for the … Continued

Understanding ADHD and Its Impact on Your Practice

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD as it is commonly known, is not only a childhood condition. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood and stays into adulthood, although symptoms may change over time. The challenges for adults, specifically lawyers, living with ADHD was the subject of a recent program sponsored by the … Continued

Diamonds in the Rough Notes: The Importance of Obtaining Informal Notes of Witness Statements

For the trial attorney, familiarity with prosecution witnesses’ statements is fundamental to effective trial preparation. A recent federal health care fraud case in Texas underscores just how critical it is for defense counsel to vigorously pursue discovery of witness statements – not just those formalized in memoranda written by government agents, but also those contained … Continued

Delivering A Simple Text Does Not Always Send A Clear Message

We can be our own worst enemies when we use technology because its familiarity can put us in denial about its risks and shortcomings. Using a standard Short Message Service is a daily occurrence for anyone who sends text messages from one phone to another through a cellular data network. The simplicity of SMS texting … Continued

Using AI in Your Practice? Proceed With Caution

To the Forum: Our firm was recently retained to handle a highly complex commercial action. The client is extremely cost-sensitive and asked that we do our best to keep costs lean wherever possible. We have been working on this case for several months, and the client has already asked for several discounts on their bill. … Continued

Can New York Personal Injury Attorneys Still Get Leads Online? 

Personal Injury Attorneys who display on the front page of Google usually obtain significantly more leads than those who do not. That’s because most people who need an attorney search Google.  Of course, some people get a referral from a friend or an acquaintance, but most people are searching online, and most people are searching … Continued

Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law in the 21st Century

The legal system has never been quick to embrace change. Whether it is electronic research, electronic filing, video depositions or artificial intelligence, most of the legal system will be dragged into the future kicking, screaming and holding on to whatever antiquated methods it can sink its claws into. This is, of course, true not just … Continued