- Witness 2 – Watch your home from your iPhone or iPad (themactrack.com)
- Witness (kk.org)
- Witness Home Alarm System Gets AppleScript Support, Sneak Peek, Face Detection (macstories.net)
Mr. Galasso argues in court papers that the Second Department wrongly used a strict liability standard that required attorneys “to be insurers of all escrow deposits” and “unfairly results in a lawyer’s law license being posted as additional collateral for his costly designation on an attorney escrow account.”
“[A]side from imposing an unattainable level of managerial and investigative skills upon lawyers, the Appellate Division has declared that attorneys in operating escrow accounts, beyond any financial exposure they may face, must now post their licenses as some sort of additional collateral to their exposure in damages,” Mr. Galasso argued. He later added, “With this holding, the prospects of finding attorneys willing to hold client escrow will be bleak. In the end, the public will suffer as well.”
The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial and Family Law Bar Association of Suffolk County and the Bronx County Bar Association all plan to file amicus briefs urging the Court of Appeals to grant Mr. Galasso’s motion for leave to appeal.
The Social Security Administration has announced the first electronic service that must be used by representatives who request direct fee payment. 77 Fed. Reg. 4653 (Jan. 31, 2012), and revised on March 8, 2012. 77 Fed. Reg. 13968. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-08/pdf/2012-5673.pdf.
Beginning March 16, 2012, “appointed representatives [will be required to] file certain appeals [requests for reconsideration and requests for hearing] using our electronic systems in matters for which the representatives request direct fee payment.” This announcement applies to the filing of requests for reconsideration and requests for hearing in Title II and SSI disability claims. On March 8, 2012, SSA revised the original Federal Register Notice to clarify that the electronic filing requirement also applies to Form i3441, the Disability Report – Appeal.
SSA’s March 7th webinar on the requirement and filing appeals online is available “on demand” at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/FilingaDisabilityAppealOnline.html. These rules are effective for appeals filed on or after March 16, 2012.
Steven J. Baum, who led what was once New York’s largest foreclosure firm before it closed its doors last year, has agreed not to handle foreclosure cases for lenders and servicers for two years under a settlement agreement with the New York Attorney General‘s Office.
Mr. Baum, his managing partner Brian Kumiega, the Baum firm and Pillar Processing will also pay $4 million under the deal.
According to the attorney general’s office, between 2007 and 2010, the Baum Firm filed over 100,000 foreclosure proceedings and represented many of the largest servicers of residential mortgage loans. Pillar was formed by the firm to handle the bulk of the foreclosure processing.
The attorney general’s office claimed that the Baum firm “repeatedly” filed legal papers in foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings “without taking appropriate steps to verify the accuracy of” allegations, the lender’s right to foreclose or to file a bankruptcy proof of claim.
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Lawyers in Transition Free Webcast
“How to Find a Public Service Job”
Monday, April 23, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
2012 Career Development Free Live Webcast Series
Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition
This webcast is free* to all attorneys, but pre-registration is required.
Panelists will discuss strategies and techniques for seeking, networking and finding a position in the public interest or in local, state or federal government.
Christopher J. Muller
Counsel to the Commissioner
Columbia County Department of Social Services
Lillian M. Moy, Esq.
Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.
Henry M. Greenberg, Esq.
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Wayne G. Hawley, Esq.
Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Conflicts of Interest Board
This program is part of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition series of free, live webcasts on Career Development to help lawyers better manage their careers during this tough economy. If you are looking to make a career change, leave your current job, or transition back to the workforce after time away from the profession, the Committee on Lawyers in Transition is here to help. Designed to help attorneys in transition, the career development series of programs offer advice and resources to increase the odds of finding rewarding work.
Please note: This program does not carry MCLE credit.
In the Albany area? Attend in person.*
The live program will be held at the State Bar Center, One Elk Street, Albany, NY.
*NYSBA members are invited to attend in person to be a part of the live audience at no charge. The non-member, in person registrant fee is $25.
In-person participants must arrive by 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required.
Please note that your name must be added to a security list to enter the building.
Register online: www.nysba.org/April23rdWebcast