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New York State Bar Association President Urges U.S. Senate to Pass Long-Overdue LGBTQQ Anti-Discrimination Bill

“I am thrilled that the U.S. House of Representatives today has passed a long-overdue bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. While the bill is morally right and provides simple common-sense protections for LGBTQ people, it still faces an uncertain future in the U.S. Senate. Should it fail, bias against LGBTQ people will be allowed to…
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Our Courts May Be the Last Bastion of Truth and Civility – and Lawyers Have a Duty To Keep Them That Way!

Therefore, when it comes to finding truth – and doing so with civility – in our divided nation, lawyers must continue to lead by example
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Topic: Sharing Legal Fees with Former Associate Digest: Subject to any applicable law, a law firm may pay legal fees on particular cases to an attorney formerly affiliated with the firm and now serving in a non-judicial public office for work previously performed at the firm to the same extent that the attorney would have … Continued
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NYSBA is Seeking Pro Bono Attorneys for Commercial Landlord Tenant Mediation

Good afternoon Members, To further help small businesses avoid evictions, the New York State Bar Association is proud to announce its participation in the Commercial Eviction Prevention Partnership to provide mediation for landlords and commercial tenants facing eviction. The initiative provides commercial tenants and small business landlords with pro bono legal services, and the information … Continued
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Yes, Even an Emoji Could Be Evidence: What Lawyers Need To Understand About Social Media, Photos and Texting

Data recovery teams are better at finding things on your computer than you are at hiding them.
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Announcing NYSBA’s Federal Priorities for 2021

The federal priorities this year include student loan relief, funding for broadband, support for Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding, firearms, immigration representation, cannabis and sealing records of criminal conviction.
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What Could Have Been Done Differently To Prevent the Insurrection?

Frank Figliuzzi, former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI and NBC News National Security Analyst is hopeful that an independent is effective but believes that it might uncover some very troubling things.
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Court System Developing Plans to Resume In-Person Jury Trials

During her weekly coronavirus update today, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said that the New York State Unified Court System was developing plans to resume some in-person court operations, including a limited number of jury trials.
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The Judge Does Not Want To Hear Your Excuses

If two parties can’t agree on whether or not to hold an in-person deposition, it’s best not to use “looking to delay” as the reason. That motive won’t fly with Hon. Helen E. Freedman (Ret.), JAMS, volunteer mediator at the Appellate Division, First Department, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of … Continued
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Why We Need a Domestic Terrorism Law with Frank Figliuzzi | Miranda Warnings

This week on Miranda Warnings, David talks to Frank Figliuzzi, former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI and NBC News National Security Analyst about the need for a domestic terrorist law in the wake of the Capitol Insurrection.
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