WhoPaste 1.1

Instant Contacts for Mac OS X Address Book, Google Contacts, or Entourage

Contacts Made Even Easier direct from text or spreadsheet to Mac OS X Address Book, Google Contacts, or Microsoft Entourage – in one keystroke*

I’ve been using this application to select, copy, and WhoPaste addresses into my mac Address Book. It works very well. I had a bit of trouble installing the program, which resides in your menu bar; but the customer and tech service was excellent. Steve wouldn’t rest until we got it installed and he sent along a free license for my trouble.

Use this application with a Dymo label printer to make addressing anything on your Mac a breeze.

$10.00 for a license is well worth it. Sorry, Macs only.


RightSignature – Sign Documents Online

RightSignature makes it simple to get documents signed online. Create a FREE account in seconds, upload your document, and enter recipient information. RightSignature manages the entire process, providing you regular updates as each party views and signs your document.

The signup process is easy. You may use your mouse or fax a sample signature. You may confirm your identity with a web cam photo.

Each document (submitted in pdf or Word) receives its own encrypted id number.

I can see this service making real estate and other transactions move right along. IN fact, I’m recommending it to my local r.e. broker.

Premium plans are available for volume use; but the free plan seems adequate for a solo or small firm. YMMV.

New York court rules family court lacks jurisdiction over same-sex child support

JURIST – Paper Chase: New York court rules family court lacks jurisdiction over same-sex child support

Hat tip to:
Christian Ehret -Author of Jurist Note

[JURIST] A New York state appeals court ruled [opinion text] that a family court does not have jurisdiction over a child support claim against a same-sex partner with no legal or biological ties to the child. In an opinion released Tuesday, the court ruled that a family court of limited jurisdiction has not been specifically authorized to entertain such claims. Although the court cited precedent that recognizes a person who neither fathered nor adopted a child as a parent under an implied contract to support the child and equitable estoppel, the court pointed out that the doctrine of equitable estoppel is only applied in such cases to adjudicate a male as a father of a child and not for determining a child’s mother.

Practice Mang. & the New Rules of Prof. Conduct–6/10/09

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
– Location –
Find out how the new rules affect your practice

12:00- 2:00 p.m.

2.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics

Presented by the Committee on Law Practice Management and the General Practice Section


Professor Gary Munneke


Marian Rice, Esq.

Thomas Rice, Esq.

On April 1, 2009 the New Rules of Professional Conduct replaced 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.

Please note that newly admitted attorneys cannot receive credit for participation in CLE teleconferences or webinars.

To view the 2009 CLE live program schedule, go to www.nysba.org/CLE

The last day to pre-register online is June 9, 2009. Register online now

Members, please login to get member discounts.

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Provides a Forum and News Source on Issues of Interest

(Albany, N.Y. – May 26, 2009) – The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) of the New York State Bar Association announced the launch of a new blog that will act as a new informational resource on topics of interest, including the latest section programs and initiatives, as well as provide a forum for debate and discussion to anyone in the world with access to the Internet. It is available through the State Bar Web site at http://nysbar.com/blogs/EASL.

FINDLAW:Daily Opinion Summaries for U.S. Supreme Court -05/26/09


Haywood v. Drown, No. 07-10374
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action by a prisoner, judgment for Defendant-Officers is reversed where Correction Law section 24, as applied to Section 1983 claims, violates the Supremacy Clause, because New York’s policy of shielding correctional officers from liability for conduct performed in the scope of their employment is contrary to Congress’s judgment that all persons who violate federal rights while acting under color of state law shall be held liable for damages.


Abuelhawa v. US, No. 08-192
Drug distribution conviction is reversed and the case remanded, where Defendant’s drug purchases from a third party over the phone constituted misdemeanors, because using a telephone to make a misdemeanor drug purchase does not “facilitate” felony drug distribution in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 843(b).


Montejo v. Louisiana, No. 07-1529
Capital murder conviction is vacated, where Michigan v. Jackson, 475 U.S. 625 (1986), is overruled, because requiring an “initial invocation” of the right to counsel in order to trigger the Jackson presumption might work in states that require an indigent defendant formally to request counsel before an appointment is made, but not in more than half the states that appoint counsel without request from the defendant.

FINDLAW: Cal. High Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Existing Marriages Valid


(Cal. Supreme Ct., May 26, 2009) – California’s Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, the state’s legislative ban against same-sex marriages, but also upheld previously formalized marriages between gay and lesbian couples before the ban took effect.

Click on the icon in the right hand corner for a full-screen view of the decision.

Animal Protection Laws of the United States & Canada, Fourth Edition

Animal Protection Laws of the United States of America & Canada – Fourth Edition is a resource for lawyers, law professors, law students, legislators, other legal professionals, and anyone who wants a comprehensive animal protection laws collection.

Download a complimentary copy of this 3,400 page compendium or purchase it on CD.

Requires free registration with the publisher, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, whose site is an excellent resource for cases of interest.

Sorry no Mac or Linux versions of the complimentary copy.