The state court system never stopped operating during the pandemic thanks entirely to virtual courtrooms.
Category: Bar Journal
Everyone needs to market their services in order to be found.
Manhattan Attorney Lawrence Garbuz was dubbed “patient zero” after testing positive in the first known New York City coronavirus case, which led to the shutdown of his suburban neighborhood of New Rochelle. The moniker, he says, may be a bit unfair since other people unknowingly had coronavirus, but the 50-year-old with no underlying health conditions … Continued
Being a lawyer is stressful in the best of times. Rates of mental illness, fatigue, substance use and other health issues are higher for those in the law than in any other profession. I recognize this firsthand, as the profession has exacted a physical toll on me. I am a Type 2 diabetic who takes … Continued
The Legal Writer continues its series on what we can learn from the great writing teachers. In this column, we continue our focus on William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s renowned little book, The Elements of Style. Part II of this two-part column addresses White’s core principles on effective style and Strunk’s recommendations on effective … Continued
This article discusses the risks employers may encounter in enforcing their employees’ covenants not to compete, not to solicit or service clients, or not to solicit or hire employees (“restrictive covenants”) if they lay off employees or reduce their compensation.
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the United States and the world has been enormous and historic. The economic impact on the world has been extraordinary. Following the World Health Organization’s declaration on March 11, 2020 that COVID-19 was a global pandemic, by March 31, 2020, more than one-third of humanity was under some form of lockdown, and by April 7, 2020, roughly 95% of all Americans were under lockdown with 42 states declaring stay-at-home orders.
In this two-part column we highlight Strunk and White’s principles of writing as expressed in their book, “The Elements of Style.” In Part I, we’ll address Strunk’s recommendations on usage and composition.
What do Steve Talley and Robert Julian-Borchak Williams have in common? Both men share the dubious distinction of false arrest by law enforcement using facial recognition technology. In December 2015, the Denver police using facial comparison technology falsely arrested Mr. Talley when he was identified as a suspect in an armed bank robbery. Prior to … Continued
“After six hundred years of lawsuits caused by language atrocities, a terrible suspicion is born. Maybe the lawyers don’t understand each other.” David Mellinkoff, late Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, is best known for authoring a series of books that decried the use of impenetrable language by lawyers and which contributed to … Continued