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What Can Be Done To Help Stop The Spread of Coronavirus In NY Prisons?

New York continues to lead the nation in response to the coronavirus outbreak. New Yorkers have been urged to observe social distancing if they have to leave their homes, and…
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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…
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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…
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State Bar Association Launches Emergency Task Force To Assist Solo Practitioners, Small Law Firms, Impacted by Coronavirus

The New York State Bar Association is establishing an emergency COVID-19 Task Force to Assist Solo Practitioners and Small Firms as they weather and prepare to recover from the severe…
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Coronavirus Forces N.Y. City Criminal and Family Courts to Go ‘Virtual’

The New York State Unified Court System has implemented temporary “virtual court” operations in the New York City Criminal and Family Courts to reduce courtroom density and stem the spread…
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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…
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ELSN Section Chair to NYSBA Colleagues: ‘I Am Glad We Are in This Together’

Tara Anne Pleat (Wilcenski & Pleat) is the chair of NYSBA’s Elder Law and Special Needs (ELSN) Section. She originally posted this message to the ELSN on-line community earlier this…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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