NYSBA Creates New Blogs

The following blogs have been launched:

• Envirosphere—devoted to recent developments in environmental law and climate change (http://nysbar.com/blogs/environmental)

• Lawyers in Transition—provides networking tips and resources for laid-off attorneys or attorneys returning to practice (http://nysbar.com/blogs/lawyersintransition)

• Securities and Arbitration—focuses on recent cases and developments in securities law and their effect on law practitioners and their clients (http://nysbar.com/blogs/securitieslitigation)

• NY Business Litigation—the State Bar’s Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section sponsors the examination of litigation relevant to business practices and its impact upon the law (http://nysbar.com/blogs/nybusinesslitigation).

Law.com – Lawyer May Collect Fee Despite Billing Slip-Up

Law.com – Lawyer May Collect Fee Despite Billing Slip-Up

Vesselin Mitev

New York Law Journal
March 18, 2009

A divorce attorney who failed to bill his client at statutory 60-day intervals can still collect a fee for his services, a New York state judge has ruled.

“Although an attorney’s failure to provide itemized bills at least every 60 days will preclude collection of a fee for services rendered … where there has been ‘substantial compliance’ with the rules, recovery of fees has been allowed,” Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Mark I. Partnow held in Edelstein v. Greisman, 18848/08.