NYLJ: ‘Unseemly Process’ to Follow Announcement of Job Cuts

Joel Stashenko 

New York Law Journal

April 28, 2011

ALBANY – The next round of layoffs in the state court system will touch off a scramble in which senior employees whose jobs are being eliminated will claim the positions of less-experienced colleagues.

See an explanation of the civil service bumping process.

“It is an unseemly process, which is why we always say it sounds better to say you are going to lay off workers than to actually do it,” said Steven Madarasz, a spokesman for the Civil Service Employee Association. The CSEA is the largest of 11 unions representing court employees, counting as members about 6,000 of the courts’ 15,200 nonjudicial workers.

“It is a pretty ugly process because who gets the initial layoff notice may well not be the person who actually goes out the door,” Mr. Madarasz added.

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If you want a list of blogs focusing on the many ways a lawyer can use an iPad, here’s a list for you from Legal Tech Guru, Jim Calloway:

• Tablet Legal (http://www.tabletlegal.com/)
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• MacsinLaw (http://www.macsinlaw.com )
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• iPad 4 Lawyers (http://www.tommighell.com/ipad)
• WalkingOffice (http://www.walkingoffice.com/)
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NY case underscores Wi-Fi privacy dangers – Yahoo! News

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of “pedophile!” and “pornographer!” stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn’t need long to figure out the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal agents. That new wireless router. He’d gotten fed up trying to set a password. Someone must have used his Internet connection, he thought. “We know who you are! You downloaded thousands of images at 11:30 last night,” the man’s lawyer, Barry Covert, recounted the agents saying. They referred to a screen name, “Doldrum.” “No, I didn’t,” he insisted. “Somebody else could have but I didn’t do anything like that.” “You’re a creep … just admit it,” they said.

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