Cruel confinement: Judge halts use of solitary cell for mentally-ill teen; says 17-year-old suffered ‘irreparable harm’ – New York Daily News

A federal judge in New York blocks prison officials from holding a mentally ill teenager in solitary confinement for months on end. Corrections officers respond by shipping the boy to the general population at a prison farther away from his home. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Opinion | Is the Show ‘Cops’ Committing Crimes Itself? – The New York Times

By Dan Taberski

Mr. Taberski is a documentary filmmaker and podcaster.


The podcast I host is the product of an 18-month investigation by me and my producers. What we found is that “Cops” is edited far more problematically than it lets on, that it consistently presents excessive force as good policing and that its structural reinforcement of racial stereotypes about criminality raises questions about the ethics of continuing to let the show remain on the air. Above all, the questionable legality of several actions taken by “Cops” producers and their Police Department partners should lead every American state and city to assess whether they should allow reality shows about the police to film in their jurisdictions.



Dan Taberski (@dtaberski) is a documentary filmmaker and the host of the podcast “Headlong: Running From ‘Cops.'”

June 2019 House of Delegates Meeting on Vimeo

C. Bruce Lawrence
Jun 18, 2019 2:27 PM
C. Bruce Lawrence
I strongly urge (Senior Lawyer) Section Members to watch Hank Greenberg’s address to the House of Delegates on Saturday setting forth the history of NYSBA’s creation and his vision for its future. You can go to this link to the video of the meeting and go to 25.00 minutes to start to stream his message.

C. Bruce Lawrence Esq., Immediate Past Chair
Boylan Code LLP
Rochester NY
(585) 232-5300 x256

NYSBA | Ethics Opinion 1161

DIGEST:   When a lawyer rather than a broker prepares a real estate contract, the lawyer may not disclose the contract to the broker without the client’s informed consent, which must include disclosure of any personal, financial, or business interest of the lawyer in responding to the broker’s request for disclosure of the information.   

The Art of Leadership Succession

Stephen Gallagher
Stephen Gallagher
Patrick McKenna is a prolific writer on the challenges of firm leadership. I first met Patrick back in 2002 when he coauthored a book with David Maister. First Among Equals: How to Manage a Group of Professionals, (The Free Press, 2002)) topped business bestseller lists in the United States, Canada and Australia; was translated into nine languages; is currently in its seventh printing; and received a best business books of 2002 award.

Patrick has always believed that the law firm leadership transition process can and should be managed with as much deliberation and care as the selection process itself to ensure less disruption and a smoother path for the firm going forward.

Patrick McKenna has recently released an eBook that outline a comprehensive process for law firm succession planning. You can get a copy of his free 260-page eBook, The Art of Leadership Succession:

Do a Kind Deed by forwarding this eBook to a young managing partner you know.


An external review of the New York City Department of Education’s handling of due process complaints points to a flawed system. The report cites a lack of hearing officers and inadequate space to hold hearings. The result is that many students suffer without appropriate programs for months, sometimes years at end. 
To read the report in its entirety, please click below.

F-Droid – Free and Open Source Android App Repository

F-Droid is an alternative app store for Android devices that contains exclusively Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS). Every program description includes a clear description of the license terms and links to the program source code. When available, there are also links to the upstream issue tracker for reporting bugs in the program directly to the software maintainers. If a program contains anti-features that product sellers charge users to disable, like user tracking, advertising, or the use of non-free network services, these will be flagged prominently in program descriptions. In addition to accessing the F-Droid store over the internet, F-Droid users may also share programs with each other in peer-to-peer fashion over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Android Beam. F-Droid has been recommended by the Free Software Foundation Europe and the GNU Project, a crowd-sourced effort focused on developing free software. The Docs section of the F-Droid website is a helpful place for prospective users to begin, with a Getting Started section with several FAQs and a step-by-step tutorial demonstrating how to use the program. [CRH]

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