Lawyers And Cloud Computing: It’s Not So Complicated Anymore | Above the Law

Nicole Black is a Rochester, New York attorney and the Legal Technology Evangelist at MyCase, web-based law practice management software. She’s been blogging since 2005, has written a weekly column for the Daily Record since 2007, is the author of Cloud Computing for Lawyers, co-authors Social Media for Lawyers: the Next Frontier, and co-authors Criminal Law in New York. She’s easily distracted by the potential of bright and shiny tech gadgets, along with good food and wine. You can follow her on Twitter @nikiblack and she can be reached at
Cloud computing is a concept that most lawyers are familiar with in 2019. But it wasn’t always that way. I’ve been writing about cloud computing and encouraging lawyers to use it for more than a decade now, and when I first started writing and speaking about it my ideas where greeted with suspicion and skepticism. For many years, it was an uphill battle, although that’s changed in recent years.

Get an NYS Tax Dept. letter? Don’t throw it out or you might delay your refund–



Hundreds of thousands of New York filers are receiving letters asking for proof of the state taxes withheld from their wages in 2018, with the Tax Department demanding copies of W-2s or paycheck stubs from the filer’s employer.

The letters are not a hoax.

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How To Get A Used Car Dealer License In New York–Surety Solutions

By Jud Webre

To get a New York Dealer License, you’ll need to complete an NY Dealer License Application,  get a Sales Tax ID Number, purchase insurance, secure a surety bond, and provide other necessary documents and fees.
Links to all of those forms and agencies can be found here.  Its probably not a coincidence that the site sponsor also sells surety bonds, as needed for the Dealer License. No endorsement is expressed or implied.

Friends Of The Earth Netherlands Files Climate Action Lawsuit Against Shell | CleanTechnica


Royal Dutch Shell is a Dutch company which means it is subject to the laws of the Netherlands. On April 5, Friends Of The Earth Netherlands filed suit against Shell seeking to force it to address its role in the climate emergency confronting the world and all its people. The lawsuit includes 17,000 private individuals as plaintiffs.

They want Shell to reduce its carbon emissions 45% by 2030 compared to 2010 levels and to zero by 2050. Both targets are in line with the Paris climate accords of 2015. According to the latest IPCC climate report, the only way to achieve those goals is to rapidly transition the global economy away from its reliance on fossil fuels.

Carroll Muffett, president of the Center for International Environmental Law, said on Friday, “The IPCC has warned that window of action for avoiding irreversible and truly catastrophic climate harms is narrow and closing rapidly. Today’s suit against Shell sends a clear signal that business as usual is no longer acceptable. Companies that continue ignoring climate risks can and will be held legally accountable and financially responsible for their actions. Investors and corporate decision-makers who ignore this new reality do so at their peril.”