“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
Category: Bar Journal
As a 2L, I understood the demands of law school and had developed skills and strategies to cope with the stress and to succeed. The things that had worried me as a 1L seemed much less daunting as I returned to campus in September. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic.
While national marriage equality was the culmination of over 50 years of changes in constitutional law, the family and religion, it will hardly be the final chapter written about the rights of LGBTQ+ people and their historic role in advancing our understanding of pluralism and equality.
We all miss personal contact, and video conferences can feel stilted and awkward, but we can still find fulfilling personal workplace connections if we try. We can each take intentional measures to make online connections, especially meetings, more emotionally satisfying.
I could not have imagined that when I became NYSBA’s 123rd president, I would do so under the cloud of a pandemic. The coronavirus public health crisis. It has upended our world and every aspect of our lives, and the legal community has not been spared.
Read about Above the Law founder David Lat’s fight against COVID-19, and hear from new NYSBA President Scott M. Karson
As stay-at-home rules meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus are lifted and employers reopen shuttered workplaces, labor and employment attorneys are guiding clients through a maze of unknowns.
To the Forum: I am the managing partner of a general practice law firm of approximately 40 lawyers and 20 staff members. In response to the ongoing pandemic, all firm employees are required to work from home. While the safety of the firm’s employees is always a top priority, our management team has concerns about … Continued
It was the sickest he’d ever felt in his life. He had been in overall good health, having twice completed the New York City Marathon, and still works out regularly. The only preexisting condition he had was exercise-induced asthma, which he managed well with an inhaler.
As the state and nation reel from the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, NYSBA is there for our members, for state policymakers and all New Yorkers like never before.