Firefox 3.6 Beta 1

Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 Officially Available for Download – Firefox 3.6 – Lifehacker

Windows/Mac/Linux: Mozilla just released the first official beta of Firefox 3.6, featuring built-in support for themes (Personas), improved performance, and more. Early adopters, your download is ready.

Hat tip to Lifehacker. – Judge Rules FTC Cannot Make Lawyers Comply With Identity Theft Laws

The Federal Trade Commission cannot force practicing lawyers to comply with new regulations aimed at curbing identity theft, a federal judge ruled Thursday at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Read article-National law Journal.

FCBA Seminar

On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association is presenting a free 2-hour seminar in Albany New York. “Privacy and Public Access to Documents in Federal Court” will be held between 2 and 4 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel, at State and Lodge Streets, in Albany. A panel of experts from law and media will discuss when litigants can expect documents and proceedings to be sealed and when they will be open to public scrutiny, as well as the procedures involved. The course has been approved for 2.0 hours CLE by New York State. Light refreshments will be served. To register, open the brochure at:

Lawrence K. Baerman
Clerk of Court


About | Recap Firefox Extension

RECAP is an extension (or “add on”) for the Firefox web browser that improves the PACER experience while helping PACER users build a free and open repository of public court records. RECAP users automatically donate the documents they purchase from PACER into a public repository hosted by the Internet Archive. And RECAP saves users money by alerting them when a document they are searching for is already available from this repository. RECAP also makes other enhancements to the PACER experience, including more user-friendly file names.

Install RECAP.

New York Court of Appeals: Judges Broaden View on Standing to Challenge Under SEQRA

The New York Law Journal – Free Breaking News: Judges Broaden View on Standing to Challenge Under SEQRA

In a case closely watched by environmental groups and government regulators, the Court held that those who live in or adjacent to environmentally sensitive areas are not the only people who can challenge a project’s effects under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

But the judges cautioned in their ruling in Matter of Save the Pine Bush Inc. v. Common Council of the City of Albany, 134, that standing in environmental cases for interested parties is not automatic and that more than “perfunctory allegations of harm” are required.

30+ Apps for Doing Business on Facebook

30 Apps for Doing Business on Facebook

Josh Peters is a freelance social media consultant from Salt Lake City, Utah. He authors a blog at

Think LinkedIn is the only place for business? Facebook is growing rapidly and it’s becoming a destination for businesses and business professionals alike to establish a presence. Here are over 30 Facebook applications to help promote, network, communicate, collaborate and accomplish more with your business.

Albany County Bar Reaches Out Program


Thanks to Albany Law School, members of the Albany County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee provide Job hunting advice and networking opportunities in this podcast. The Albany County Bar Association is one of the largest and most active bar associations in upstate New York.

Click HERE for the audio recording.

Barnes & Noble’s eBook Reader: nook

Nook, eBook Reader, eBook Device – Barnes&Noble

nook lets you:

Download eBooks, magazines and newspapers.
Enjoy eBooks on a readable E Ink® reading screen.
Navigate your eBooks and other content on a color touchscreen.
Sync your eBooks to your iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Mac or PC.
Share eBooks with friends using one of their eReader clients.
Read any eBook for free in a Barnes & Noble store.
Get special content and promotions in any Barnes & Noble store.

Full product details, videos and more are now available here.

nook arrives Nov. 30, but you can preorder it online now, or beginning today in any Barnes & Noble store for $259.00. And come Nov. 30, you’ll be able to test-drive nook in any Barnes & Noble store as well.

New Video Series Helps Exempt Organizations Understand Redesigned Form 990 Requirements

The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new case study and video program to help exempt organizations and their tax preparers better understand the newly revised Form 990 series which must be filed for the 2008 tax year. The Form 990 series, redesigned for the first time in nearly 30 years, requires more disclosure and transparency by exempt organizations. With some exceptions, organizations that are exempt for federal taxation are required to file the Form 990 information return. The additional information will give the IRS and the public a better view of how the exempt organizations work, especially in terms of expenditures and executive salaries.