Fahey Named to Fill Court of Appeals Vacancy | New York Law Journal

Justice Eugene Fahey, of the upstate Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice to fill a seat on the Court of Appeals opened by the Dec. 31 retirement of Robert Smith. READ MORE »

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Fahey was chosen from a list of seven candidates sent to Cuomo by the Commission on Judicial Nomination (NYLJ, Dec. 2).

Others on the list were five partners at Manhattan law firms: Kathy Chin of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; Hector Gonzalez of Dechert; Mary Kay Vyskocil of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Rowan Wilson of Cravath, Swaine & Moore; and Stephen Younger of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.

Fahey’s colleague on the Fourth Department bench, Justice Erin Peradotto, was also on the list.


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New Year, Old Juror Scam | United States Courts

t’s a new year, but the same old juror scams.  

Members of the public in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland and other states have been contacted by scammers asking them to follow links and provide personal information in online jury duty questionnaires–or face federal fines or jail time.  

One Maryland juror phone scam threatens arrest unless the person purchases a debit card and pays $500.  Email phishing scams in Kansas and Georgia even use the name of the Judiciary’s e-Juror program to convince targeted people the scam is legitimate. 

Read the full article.

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Division of Code Enforcement and Administration-New York State Dept of State

On Monday January 12, 2015, the New York Department of State adopted a regulation that fixes the time within which a person served with an Order to Remedy violation(s) of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) must comply with that Order.  Specifically, the regulation provides that an Order to Remedy a condition in violation of the Uniform Code must state that full compliance with the Order is required within 30 days after the date of the Order.

The regulation was added as a new section 1203.5 to 19 NYCRR Part 1203.  Part 1203 establishes minimum standards for administration and enforcement of the Uniform Code.  All cities, towns, villages, counties, and State agencies that are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Code are required to comply with Part 1203, including the newly added section 1203.5.  

Adoption of this regulation as an emergency rule makes it effective immediately upon filing.  

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  1. ALL ORDERS TO REMEDY ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 12, 2015 MUST STATE THE DATE OF THE ORDER AND MUST INCLUDE A STATEMENT SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO THE FOLLOWING: 

NOTICE: Full compliance with this order to remedy is required by _____ [specify date], which is thirty (30) days after the date of this order. If the person or entity served with this order to remedy fails to comply in full with this order to remedy within the thirty (30) day period, that person or entity will be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 per day of violation, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both.

See 19 NYCRR 1203.5(b).

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  1. ALL ORDERS TO REMEDY ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 12, 2015 MUST BE SERVED, PERSONALLY OR BY CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED MAIL, WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE ORDER.  See 19 NYCRR 1203.5(c).  This requirement ensures that the person served with an Order to Remedy has at least 25 days following the date of service of the Order in which to comply with the Order. NOTE:  If the city, town, village or State agency issuing an Order to Remedy does not serve the Order within five days of the date of the Order, the city, town, village or State agency must issue a new Order, and should ensure than the new Order is served within 5 days of the date of the new Order.

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  3. Read more about this new procedure here.

Windows 10 Spartan Browser Screenshots Leaked | Ubergizmo

Over the past few weeks it has come to be known that Microsoft is building a completely new web browser that will be introduced with Windows 10. This new browser is said to have the codename “Spartan.” Several reports have been published during this time which talk about the features and user interface that this browser is expected to bring. Now some screenshots of the Windows 10 Spartan browser have been leaked online by a Chinese publication.

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Microsoft has an event scheduled for January 21st where it is expected to unveil the final consumer version of Windows 10. It may even show off Windows 10 for smartphones and tabletsat this event, the iteration hasn’t been seen in many leaks up till now, so its will be interesting to see what Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows looks like on mobile devices.

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The value of the iPhone 6 Plus for lawyers-Kevin O’Keefe

By Kevin O’Keefe on January 6, 2015 in Mobile, Publishing

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We’re all in the media today. You as a lawyer or legal marketing professional and me as the CEO of a company. We report and comment directly to our audience or we’ll not be heard. The days where reporters contacted us, though not completely over, are on the steep decline. The impact of public relations professionals getting us media coverage is also on the decline.

In addition to the change in who is a media producer, how the media moves has changed. An awful lot of media is distributed socially, from person to person, via blogs and social networks. Brand name media companies do not have near the distribution power. In fact they rely on everyday people like you and I to move their stories via social media.

If I can produce media and share media, I’m part of the media. If I do that on a niche, like good lawyers do, I get known, build relationships and build word of mouth. I’ll even get better at what I do by learning via my social network.

How does Plus help with this?

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Send Anywhere (File Transfer)

Quick and easy way to share files across different devices and platforms! With SendAnywhere, you can send files from your iPhone to your PC (https://send-anywhere.com) or other mobile devices. No sign-up or log-in necessary. All you need is an instant 6-digit key that pairs your devices to the recipient for real-time transfer.

Share any file type (photos, videos, docs, etc.), of any size and enjoy faster and more secure real-time file sharing. With Send Anywhere, file sharing is now easier than ever before!


Send Anywhere is a globally recognized file sharing service that has topped millions of downloads on iOS & non-iOS device, Chrome, and Amazon and has been written about by major IT outlets such as TechCrunch, TNW, and Lifehacker as one of the best alternatives to Dropbox.

【 How it works 】 


Sending 


1. Select a file and click “Send”


2. This will generate a 6-digit one-time key which you will share with the person you want to send the file to.

3. Stand by.


Tip: You can also send a push alert to one of the nearby/recently used devices in the list.


Receiving


1. Enter the 6-digit key on the receiving device.

2. Enjoy!

Chromebook Buying Guide – Amazon.com

You’ve compared all your laptop options and are considering a Chromebook.  But now comes the hard part–choosing just the right model. Amazon is here to help. Click here to see a side by side comparison. If you’d like some more information, read on or visit their Chromebook Store.

Chromebooks are a unique class of mobile computing devices, designed specifically for Web-based tasks. They differ from traditional laptops in a few important ways: 

Chromebooks run Web-based apps, not traditional PC applications. 

Chromebooks are designed to be connected to the Internet. You can create documents and spreadsheets or edit photos on a Chromebook using Google apps designed for these purposes. The Chrome operating system will not load and run traditional PC software like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. However, files created in these applications can be viewed and edited using Google apps on your Chromebook or cloud-based applications like Microsoft’s Office web apps.

You store your files in the Cloud, not on the machine.  

To help make them thin and light, Chromebooks are built without large-capacity drives. So instead of storing your documents, videos, and photos on your computer, you save them to Google Drive (Google’s Cloud-based storage service). Your files are password-protected and secure, and you can access them anywhere there’s an Internet connection. If you know you’ll want access to a file or photo offline, however, you can easily save it to the built-in solid-state drive.

Read more Chromebook Buying Guide-click here.

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