The former director, Brian J. Gestring, headed DCJS’s forensic science unit before he was fired that month following an unrelated workplace misconduct investigation. In a letter sent Friday to the state Commission on Forensic Science, Gestring said that Green also did not disclose to the commission that the agency had three “catastrophic” cases in the past year in which it misidentified suspects who had been linked to crimes through DNA.
Register now for the web conference, “Understanding Payment Options,” on June 7. The web conference will provide an overview of:
• Ways to pay taxes: Withholding and Estimated Taxes
• “Paycheck Checkup”: IRS’ online Withholding Calculator
• Who must make Estimated Tax Payments and payment due dates
• Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) and Direct Pay
• Ways to Avoid the Estimated Tax Penalty
• Resources to help meet federal tax payment requirements
The conference will include a live question and answer session.
Registration is also open for the rebroadcast of the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility’s webinar, “What You Need to Know about Practicing Before the IRS,” on June 13, at 2 pm EST.
Participants who qualify can earn two CE credits. Register now.
ABA Formal Opinion 07-446 also approves of lawyers ghostwriting for clients, viewing it as a “form of ‘unbundling’ of legal services.” The ABA opinion reasons that pro se clients receiving ghostwriting services should not be required to disclose that fact: “Because there is no reasonable concern that a litigant appearing pro se will receive an unfair benefit from a tribunal as a result of behind-the-scenes legal assistance, the nature or extent of such assistance is immaterial and need not be disclosed.”
“We conclude that there is no prohibition in the Model Rules of Professional Conduct against undisclosed assistance to pro se litigants, as long as the lawyer does not do so in a manner that violates rules that otherwise would apply to the lawyer’s conduct,” the 2007 ABA opinion says.
The FDIC offers many economic and financial resources through its public web site. This Bank Data Guide is a summary of the tools that are available.
Many of these products also offer the following:
- a free subscription service to be notified of news or updates
- on-line tutorials to assist the users
- product specific help pages
- on-line assistance through the Question, Suggestion, Requests links
The FDIC has modified a few of our data products – BankFind, Institution Directory, Statistics on Depository Institutions, Summary of Deposits, Historical Statistics on Banking and the Report of Structure Changes. Features now include enhanced navigation, streamlined access to data and consolidated Help pages.
A complete list of our products are available at: https://www.fdic.gov/bank/