The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Aid is honoring two attorneys, a paralegal and a nonprofit organization for their work preventing eviction and helping the survivors of domestic violence.
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New York’s court system has had a near-perfect response from judges to the vaccine requirement, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced in her biweekly update today.
The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination released the names of seven nominees who in their judgment are well qualified to fill the vacancy on the Court of Appeals created by upcoming retirement of Judge Eugene Fahey.
Both for those interested in the legality of vaccine mandates and those interested in the United States Supreme Court’s First Amendment jurisprudence, the judicial response to state and federal vaccine mandates bears continued watching.
New York State Bar Association President T. Andrew Brown has been appointed president of Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH) New York as the company seeks regulatory approval to develop an adult-use cannabis program in the state, the company announced today.
Most firms found that remote work did not impact productivity, although those unable to create a separate office space faced greater challenges. Similarly, most felt that client service levels did not decline. But many have missed the collaborative and collegial aspects of in office activity.
As with all matters of ethical compliance, lawyers should carefully review their specific state’s ethical rules and statutes regarding cannabis to ensure they do not run afoul of their ethical obligations.
The woefully inadequate rates have resulted in a mass exodus of attorneys from assigned counsel panels and, more importantly, are argued to be reason for continuous constitutional violations of our state’s most vulnerable populations.
The live public forum, “How Structural Racism Built Today’s Education, Health and Economic Outcomes,” will focus on the history of systemic racism and its impact on health care, economic opportunities and education.
Law firm partners and S corporation investors who were hit hard financially by the Trump Administration’s tax reforms may be able to get some relief thanks to a relatively new provision in the New York Tax Code, but the firms must act by Oct.15 to take advantage of it this year.