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Trusts and Estates in the Time of Coronavirus

The days of an individual signing their power of attorney form with an attorney and two witnesses sitting close by at the same table are over — at least for now. In the last two weeks, it has been common for estate planners to execute power of attorney forms on the hood of a car … Continued

Living Well in the Time of the Coronavirus

How is your stress level? Last week, I had to help get my 20-year-old daughter back from Europe, my 88-year-old mother was isolated in an assisted living facility and not allowed visitors, and the stock market tanked. Then they took away March Madness. This week you may be working remotely side by side with your … Continued

The Olympics Are Canceled; Now Bring in the Lawyers

The International Olympic Committee officially postponed the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this week, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying the games needed to be rescheduled to “a date far beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.’ From … Continued

Despite Crisis, Demand Soars for Many Lawyers’ Expertise

Even as deal-making activity slows and many courts and companies temporarily shutter their doors, lawyers handling a range of issues from labor and employment to health care law are scrambling to keep up with the demands of existing and prospective clients. As the public health crisis unfolds along with changes in state and federal laws, … Continued

How to Work Remotely With Your Kids…and Not Lose Your Mind

Lawyers that expected to efile cases last week instead used those skills to efile their children’s homework via Google Classroom. Others improved their oral advocacy skills through the help of their new full-time clients: teenagers. With schools closed throughout New York State and many law firms working remotely, several lawyers spent last week adjusting to … Continued

Important News for Personal Injury Lawyers on Coronavirus, Bias Attacks

Good evening Members, Important news for personal injury lawyers as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has issued an executive order granting qualified immunity to medical personnel treating patients with COVID-19. The order, which modifies sections of the education law, reads as follows: “…[T]o the extent necessary to provide that all physicians, physician assistants, specialist assistants, nurse … Continued

Statement From State Bar President Henry M. Greenberg Condemning Bias Incidents Relating To Coronavirus Aimed At Persons Of Asian & Jewish Descent

Recent reports of bias incidents relating to coronavirus aimed at persons of Asian and Jewish descent are deeply disturbing. The New York State Bar Association strongly condemns these acts and we call on the appropriate authorities to act immediately and forcefully to address them. Our Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes, chaired by … Continued