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New York State Bar Association Issues Statement Regarding Trump v. Vance, Trump v. Mazars USA LLP

The Rule of Law, the very foundation of our American democracy, is based on the concept that no one – not even the president – is above the law.
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Thoughts on Legal Writing from the Greatest of Them All: William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White—Part I

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.
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Lawyers Are the Guardians of Justice

Fighting the Scourge of Racial Injustice

The civil rights movement of the 1960s has informed my thinking to this day. It is why all these years later it infuriates me to see the scourge of racial bigotry and the egregious inequities in how people of color are treated in our criminal justice system and society at large.
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Cybersecurity Hygiene Checklist

Tips for Purchasing Cyber Insurance

As a result of the dramatic increase in cyberattacks that have occurred since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks associated with lawyers working remotely and using unfamiliar technologies, cyber insurance has become an important consideration for many law firms.
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Documenting The Courts Response To COVID-19 with Danielle Quinn | Gold/Fox: Non-Billable

Quinn, a 2015 graduate of Albany Law School, discusses how this project came to be, what the goal is for the project, and what lessons attorneys are learning about themselves and their practice due to COVID-19.
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Daily Coronavirus Update: Gov. Extends Tolling of All Statute of Limitations, NYC Grand Juries Resume in August

Good evening Members, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended for another 30 days his executive order that temporarily tolls all statutes of limitations during the coronavirus public health crisis. The latest order extends through Aug. 5. Cuomo’s order tolls “any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or … Continued
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Hilary on the Hill: What’s Happening in Washington With Policing Reform

Hilary on the Hill is a new column which puts a spotlight on current legislative areas for our members. Hilary Jochmans is the policy director for the New York State Bar Association and a member of the House of Delegates. She is also the founder of Jochmans Consulting, a boutique government affairs business. Previously, Hilary … Continued
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Building a Virtual Bar Center

NYSBA’s Virtual Bar Center: A Vision Fulfilled

A year ago, I shared with the House of Delegates at Cooperstown a vision for how the New York State Bar Association could better meet the needs of our members while simultaneously strengthening its role as a leader in the legal profession. I believed it imperative that we rebuild our technology and digital operations with … Continued
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Why Facial Recognition Technology Is Flawed

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.[1] Prior to … Continued
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Daily Coronavirus Update: NYC Readies for Phase Three, PPP Loan Program Extended

Good evening Members, During her weekly briefing, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said New York City courts have been operating smoothly in phase two and are readying for phase three by installing plexiglass barriers and retrofitting dozens of courtrooms to ensure that they can be utilized safely and efficiently as the state court system expands their … Continued
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