NY: CrimeTime Online

Welcome to CrimeTime Online

CrimeTime quickly calculates permissible sentences for New York crimes, taking into account the conviction and the defendant’s age and criminal history.

What is CrimeTime?
CrimeTime is free sentencing software created by George Dentes in 1996. In 2008, the New York Prosecutors Training Institute Inc. (NYPTI) embarked on a major overhaul of George’s original programming, and made it a web-based application rather than a stand alone, Windows only application. CrimeTime Online was released for beta testing in November 2008 and, in keeping with George’s intent, released to the general public in December 2008. 
Contributed by Thomas Hegeman, Esq., 50 Dietz Street-Suite L, Oneonta, New York 13820 (607) 432-7952

NY: Practice Management and the New Rules of Professional Conduct

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sponsored by the Committee on Law Practice Management and the General Practice Section


Practice Management and the New Rules of Professional Conduct
CLE Teleconference

Find out how the new rules affect your practice

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Eastern Time)
Professor Gary Munneke

Marian Rice, Esq.
Thomas Rice, Esq. 

On April 1, 2009, the New York Rules of Professional Conduct will replace the existing Disciplinary Rules. In addition to adoption of ABA Model Rules Format, the new rules bring changes that affect the manner in which you manage your law firm or practice on your own. Learn the overall format of the newly enacted Rules and how the Rules:

Significantly change the manner in which a conflict of interest should be analyzed and resolved;

Alter the existing rules on the relationship between attorney and client and the allocation of authority in the attorney client relationship;

Impact upon the current letters of engagement rules and the circumstances under which attorneys may agree to a division of fees;

Set forth the attorney’s responsibilities and duties to prospective clients who have not engaged the attorney;

Affect the current definitions of attorney-client communications;

Delineate the role of an attorney when dealing with a client of diminished capacity;

Permit, under certain circumstances,evaluations to one other than the client;

Define the role of the lawyer as a third party neutral;

Specify an attorney’s obligations before a tribunal;

Expand an attorney’s obligation in speaking with unrepresented parties;

Include direction on the inadvertent receipt of documents and respect for the rights of third persons; and

Set forth aspirational goals for pro bono service.

register at www.nysba.org/practicemanagementcle


Home | Recovery.gov

Recovery.gov is a website that lets you figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going. There are going to be a few different ways to search for information. The money is being distributed by Federal agencies, and soon you’ll be able to see where it’s going — to which states, to which congressional districts, even to which Federal contractors. As soon as they are able to, they’ll display that information visually in maps, charts, and graphics.
Read the full text of the Bill:
The President recently signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. Read the full bill here.