New York Court Watcher: Preet Bharara on Sheldon Silver: Prosecutorial Ethics?

Is U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara behaving more like a politician or like a prosecutor bound by the rules of legal ethics?

Do his press conferences, speeches, interviews, and other public comments about Sheldon Silver, the now-indicted former Speaker of the New York Assembly, sound more like he’s running for elected office, or like a prosecutor who is abiding by the ethical restrictions on over-zealous, prejudicial out-of-court statements?

Read Prof Bonventre’s analysis of the applicable rules of conduct and statements made by US Attorney Bharaara here.

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Snowball

Snowball is an Android app that manages all your chat apps. It puts all your social conversations in one place.

Use every chat app you like – Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook Messenger.  Once you’re done, sync them with Snowball. They’ll all go into one inbox.

Try Snowball…click here.

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Throw away your fax machine and use these apps instead | Macworld

Jason Cipriani

@mrcippy

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But honestly, how many of us actually own a fax machine? If you said yes, is it actually hooked up to a dedicated phone line? If you answered no to either one of those questions, or are looking for a way to cut back on expenses for your small business, an iOS app might work just as well.

I slogged through a metric ton of apps that claim to let you send a fax from your iPad or iPhone. The final contenders are a bit of a mixed bag: Some look right at home on iOS, but lack a few features or cost a lot. Others are in need of a redesign yet offer a solid feature set at a fraction of the price.

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Women as ‘Way Pavers’ in the Federal Judiciary | United States Courts

It took nearly 140 years after the federal court system was established in 1789 before the first woman sat on a federal bench. Today, about one-third of all active Article III judges are women.

“If the first women judges were here today, they would rejoice at this achievement,” Justice Ginsburg said in a 1995 speech, noting that “their examples made it less difficult for the rest of us to gain appointment or election to the judiciary.” For Justice Ginsburg, these pioneer women judges were “way pavers” — in her words, “brave and bright woman who served as judges with extraordinary devotion and distinction.” In remarks published 20 years ago in the Fordham Law Review, Justice Ginsburg singled out a few of these women judges.

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How to Select a Law Firm Business Entity–Lawyerist

by Megan Zavieh on February 23rd, 2015

If you work in a large firm, one question you never have to ask yourself is what business entity makes the most sense for your law practice. Strike out in any entrepreneurial venture, however, and this becomes a key threshold question as you set about your work.

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Your choice of business entity has many ramifications, many of which have nothing to do with ethics rules or considerations specific to lawyers. Here is what you need to begin considering when making a decision

Alternatives to Facebook Messenger for desktop-Gizmag

By Stu Robarts

Facebook Messenger for desktop has been discontinued, but users can still connect to Facebook Chat via third-party apps

Facebook has discontinued support for its Messenger for Windows Desktop client for Facebook Chat. The move …will mean that Facebook no longer offers a desktop instant messaging client of its own. Users can, however, still use third-party applications to connect to Facebook chat from their desktops. Gizmag takes a look at a selection of instant messaging options that can be used to connect to Facebook Chat from the desktop, some of which are recommended by Facebook itself.

Find out more here.

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