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Four Law School Students Win NYSBA’s Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Service Award

The award was established in 2012 to honor the legacy of Samuel E. Kaynard, a nationally recognized expert in the field of labor law and labor-management relations. To be considered, students must be enrolled at one of New York’s 15 law schools and be nominated by their dean or a professor or practicing attorney.
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State Bar Announces Jonathan Lippman Pro Bono Award Winner

Scott Fein of Albany, senior partner of Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, is the 2021 recipient of the Jonathan Lippman Pro Bono Award presented by the 50+ Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association. Fein will receive his award on Jan. 28 during the association’s Annual Meeting. The award recognizes dedicated senior members of the legal profession who have…
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The 2021 State of the State Address

The 2021 State of the State address was a departure from years past. As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered not one, but four speeches, and he did so virtually, using the War Room on the state Capitol’s second floor as his backdrop. The first speech, which was also … Continued
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Real Property and Young Lawyer Award

New York State Bar Association Honors Rochester Attorneys

Leon T. Sawyko (Harris Beach) will receive the Real Property Law Section’s Attorney Professionalism Award on Jan. 21 and Heather Neu, an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, has been named the Young Lawyers Section Outstanding Young Lawyer and will be honored on Jan. 27.
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Looking Ahead at the Future of Lawyers’ Professional Liability Coverage

Solo practitioners and firm owners alike will need to take a harder look at their coverage options to ensure that their firm is protected as incidents leading to malpractice claims become more frequent.
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Protecting Privilege in Cyberspace: The Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

It is often said that it is not a question of if, but rather a question of when, an individual or entity will be the victim of a cyber-intrusion, and unfortunately, that same maxim may hold true when it comes to populations that remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.
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Long Island Attorneys Win Prestigious State Bar Awards

Elissa Rosenthal of Roslyn Heights (Franchina Law Group) will receive the General Practice Section Award on Jan. 19. Tricia Prettypaul of Valley Stream (Travelers Companies) recently received the Trial Lawyers Section Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vanguard Award.
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Why Has the National Mood Turned So Nasty and Is There a Remedy? Judicial Restraint May Be the Key

We, as members of the bar, need to consider that one of the contributing, if not principal, causes of this breakdown may be our own judicial system, right up to the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Ethical Duties Related to Remote Working

Lawyering from home implicates at least three important Professional Rules and corresponding duties: Rule 1.1 on the duty of competence; Rule 1.6 on the duty of confidentiality; and Rules 5.1 and 5.3 on supervisory responsibilities.
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A Mentor, A Teacher and an Always-There Counselor: What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Gave To Her Clerks

Yes, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was well aware of the public attention and adoration accorded to her. Yes, she loved it. More than that, she loved her clerks, the law and the family. A number of her clerks reminisced about her life and career on the recent webinar, “Remembering RBG: An Evening With Justice Ginsburg’s … Continued
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