Connect with Law Students Seeking Experience with Rural Law Practitioner

We are writing to follow up on an earlier survey wherein you indicated your interest in connecting with law students. The results of this previous survey, done by our Government Law Center, are summarized in this report, which highlights the growing shortage of rural law practitioners. We would like to gain more information about your practice and your ability to host or hire an Albany Law School student. We will use this information only for the purpose of creating a possible fit between your law practice and an Albany Law School student. Please take a few moments to complete the survey here.

Also, feel free to forward the survey to other rural attorneys in your networks that would benefit from this partnership.

The survey will be open for a limited time only.

If you have any questions about this survey please contact Mary Walsh Fitzpatrick, Assistant Dean at the Career and Professional Development Center at (518) 445-2377 or mfitz@albanylaw.edu.

Thank you.

Albany Law School | 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 | (518) 445-2332 | careers@albanylaw.edu

NYPD failed to find one incident of biased policing in five years

By Tina Moore

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The NYPD received 2,495 reports of biased policing since it began investigating allegations from the public five years ago — but cops haven’t substantiated a single complaint, a new city report has found.

The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Investigation released a report Wednesday that said the complaints were based on race, national origin and sexual orientation.
But the report shows that NYPD officials have “never substantiated an allegation of biased policing.”

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Read the city’s report. NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF INVESTIGATION

NYPD failed to find one incident of biased policing in five years

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The NYPD received 2,495 reports of biased policing since it began investigating allegations from the public five years ago — but cops haven’t substantiated a single complaint, a new city report has found.

The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Investigation released a report Wednesday that said the complaints were based on race, national origin and sexual orientation.
But the report shows that NYPD officials have “never substantiated an allegation of biased policing.”

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Read the city’s report. NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF INVESTIGATION

Judiciary Creates Public User Group for PACER | United States Courts

 

The federal Judiciary has created and is seeking members for a public user group to provide advice and feedback on ways to improve its electronic public access services. The Electronic Public Access (EPA) Public User Group membership will be selected from interested applicants who represent the legal sector, media, academia, government agencies, the public, and other entities that use the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system to access federal court records.

Learn more.

Federal judge blocks ICE from making civil immigration arrests at courthouses

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On Thursday, a federal judge in Boston granted a preliminary injunction that blocks U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from making civil arrests at state courthouses in Massachusetts.

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani ruled in a suit filed by two district attorneys, public defenders and immigration advocates, report the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the New England Public Radio and USA Today. The Marshall Project noted the decision.

It is thought to be the first time a judge has enjoined civil courthouse arrests of people who are in the country illegally.

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Today’s Law Student Wellness Programs | Best Practices for Legal Education

Stephen Gallagher
Stephen Gallagher
There was a time in the not-so-distance past when wellness programs in U.S. law schools primarily focused on preventing substance abuse and suicide. Professor Mary Lynch of Albany Law Schools, editor of the Best Practices for Legal Education Blog writes about how Law Student Wellness Programs have changed.

Best Practices for Legal Education was created with two goals in mind:

1) to create a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education arising from the publication of Roy Stuckey’s Best Practices for Legal Education and the Carnegie Foundation’s Educating Lawyers; and

2) to create a place where those interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.  The blog contributors and editor document and record the most recent innovations and academic experiments accompanying the legal education reform movement – and stimulate dialogue between and among all sectors of the legal academy.

Today’s Law Student Wellness Programs | Best Practices for Legal Education

Stephen Gallagher
Stephen Gallagher
There was a time in the not-so-distance past when wellness programs in U.S. law schools primarily focused on preventing substance abuse and suicide. Professor Mary Lynch of Albany Law Schools, editor of the Best Practices for Legal Education Blog writes about how Law Student Wellness Programs have changed.

Best Practices for Legal Education was created with two goals in mind:

1) to create a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education arising from the publication of Roy Stuckey’s Best Practices for Legal Education and the Carnegie Foundation’s Educating Lawyers; and

2) to create a place where those interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.  The blog contributors and editor document and record the most recent innovations and academic experiments accompanying the legal education reform movement – and stimulate dialogue between and among all sectors of the legal academy.