Military Tax Tips – YouTube

Military Tax Tips

Learn about the special tax benefits that apply to members of the Armed Forces by watching this new YouTube video.

Watch this and other videos on the IRS YouTube Channel.

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DOJ Threatens Immigration Rights Lawyers, Demands They Drop Their Clients | Above the Law

The Trump administration tries a scary new tactic to keep lawyers from aiding immigrants.

By JOE PATRICE

If you can’t beat ’em, bully them with “cease and desist” letters and trumped-up disciplinary accusations. That’s apparently the new motto down at the Department of Justice, where the government is lashing out at the immigration rights attorneys who stymied the administration’s efforts to implement their travel ban. And it’s not just non-profit groups (though those are the first lawyers getting hit); the clever, if diabolical, argument the DOJ has cooked up could be launched to shut down Biglaw attorneys working pro bono matters next. They may have stumbled out of the gate, but this Justice Department came to play hardball, folks.

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Sui Generis–a New York law blog: ABA Issues New Opinion On Secure Online Communication With Clients

Nicole Black is a Rochester, New York attorney and the Legal Technology Evangelist at MyCase, intuitive web-based law practice management software for the modern law firm. She is also the author of the ABA book Cloud Computing for Lawyers, co-authors the ABA book Social Media for Lawyers: the Next Frontier, and co-authors Criminal Law in New York, a West-Thomson treatise. She is the founder of lawtechTalk.com and speaks regularly at conferences regarding the intersection of law and technology. She publishes four legal blogs and can be reached at niki@mycase.com.

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That’s why the ABA issued Formal Opinion 477 on May 11, 2017. In this opinion, the Committee concluded that because there are more secure electronic communication methods available in 2017, lawyers may want to consider avoiding email for many client communications and use other, more secure electronic methods instead.

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Read more of Nicole Black’s analysis of Opinion 477…

Judge sanctions New York City after lawyer makes 600 objections in one deposition

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS–ABA Journal

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak of Brooklyn ordered the city to pay the deposition costs as a result of the lawyer’s conduct, report the New York Law Journal(sub. req.), the New York Daily News and the New York Post.

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