The best iOS apps for taking notes with Apple Pencil + iPad Pro | 9to5Mac

Chance Miller – 2 days ago  @ChanceHMiller

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I was skeptical of the Apple Pencil when it was first announced, as I assumed it would just be the same as the tacky styluses third-parties had been making for years, but after using it I’ve realized just how wrong I was. The thing that I noticed very early on in my time with the Apple Pencil though, was how crazy good the palm rejection is. Writing with an Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro is nearly as easy as writing on actual paper. As a student, this is a huge factor for me when it comes to note taking, so I decided to dive a little deeper into the apps on iOS that are made for taking notes and are optimized for iPad Pro. Here are some of the ones I would recommend…

EFiling – N.Y. State Courts

Chapter 237 of the Laws of 2015 authorizes the Chief Administrative Judge to implement new mandatory e-filing programs in most classes of cases in counties throughout New York State. Under the legislation, the Chief Administrative Judge may not implement new mandatory e-filing programs in any county without first consulting with and considering public comment solicited from the following organizations and persons: the County Clerk of such county, the organized bar, institutional and not-for-profit legal service providers, attorneys assigned pursuant to County Law Article 18-b, attorneys who regularly appear in proceedings that have been or may be affected by e-filing programs, and any other persons deemed appropriate.

This page has been established for the purpose of posting for public review all comments submitted in connection with the proposed implementation of new mandatory e-filing programs, and for posting of public comments submitted by persons affected by any existing e-filing programs or by recommendations for further legislation relating to e-filing. 

http://www.nycourts.gov/rules/efiling/

Please email comments to: efilingcomments@nycourts.gov

Video Interviews With Legal Tech Experts at ABA Techshow – Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites

At the recent ABA Techshow, MyCase produced a series of video interviews with legal technology experts, all hosted by Niki Black, herself a legal technology expert as well as MyCase’s official legal technology evangelist. Today, Nike posted all the interviews at Above the Law.

Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Effective Date Extended to March 27, 2016

On March 13, 2015, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature amended the Public Health Law and the Education Law to extend the implementation date for mandatory electronic prescribing to March 27, 2016.

Although this amendment extends the effective date of mandated electronic prescribing, e-prescribing of both controlled and non-controlled substances is currently permissible in New York. Practitioners must continue their efforts to become compliant with the requirement, including working with their software vendors to implement the additional security requirements needed for e-prescribing of controlled substances, and registering their certified software applications with the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.

General Information

Amendments to Title 10 NYCRR Part 80 Rules and Regulations on Controlled Substances have been adopted and became effective as final regulations on March 27, 2013. The amendments authorize a practitioner to issue an electronic prescription for controlled substances in Schedules II through V and allow a pharmacist to accept, annotate, dispense and electronically archive such prescriptions.

Read more….

Latest Issue of ‘Law Practice’ Focuses on Legal Technology – Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites

by Robert Ambrogi

Hot off the presses is the Techshow issue of Law Practice, the magazine of the ABA’s Law Practice Division. The issue is devoted to legal technology, with a particular emphasis on becoming technologically competent.

I’m proud to say that I served as “team leader” for this issue, along with the stellar team of Mary VandenackRoberta Tepper and Lance Johnson.

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Read much more.

Correcting OCR Errors-Acrobat for Legal Professionals

By Rick Borstein

Optical Character Recognition, commonly referred to as OCR, is the process of converting scanned images of letters and words into a electronic versions. For example, you can use the Recognize Text feature in Acrobat DC to convert an image of a page into a searchable version in which you can select text, comment on it and even edit it.

OCR is an imperfect process. While some very good originals will process at or near 100% accuracy, if you feed Acrobat a poor quality document, results will suffer. So, yes, a fax of a fax of fax is not going to OCR well. Scanned documents may also contain handwriting which seldom is recognized as text.

OCR affects search quality and that should be a concern to legal professionals. Consider a contract that may be part of your case. Perhaps the only place your client’s name can be found in the document is in handwritten Name and Signature fields.

If you use Acrobat (or other tools) to search for your client name, no result will be returned.  Since your client’s name is an important term for most cases, you might want to consider correcting key documents to enhance search results.

Fortunately, Acrobat DC includes tools to help you audit OCR quality and correct OCR errors.

Read rest of article and see illustrations.

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Acrobat for Legal Professionals

The Acrolaw Blog is a resource for lawyers, law firms, paralegals, legal IT pros and anyone interested in the use of Acrobat in the legal community. Rick Borstein, blog author, is a Principal Solutions Consultant with Adobe Systems Incorporated.

http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/

Solar Power on Landfills: Case Studies and Lessons Learned-Webinar

Solar Power on Landfills: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Webinar: Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Closed landfills are often attractive locations for municipal solar projects because of the limited number of alternative uses for these sites. This Climate Smart Communities webinar will provide an overview of the special considerations involved when installing solar power on landfills. Speakers will describe the resources available to support these projects from the US EPANYSERDA, and DEC. Webinar participants will also learn about case studies from the growing number municipalities in New York State who have successfully installed solar power on their landfills and are thereby reducing their carbon footprint.

Our speakers will include Maureen Leddy of NYSERDA’s NY-Sun program and Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann who was an integral part of the team that installed a 13-acre, 2.3MW solar field on the Town’s landfill.

 

 

Please provide us with your name and community affiliation, either via email or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at climatechange@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8448. In the event that we cancel or postpone this webinar, respondents will be notified.

To join the webinar on Mar. 10, follow these steps:

  1. First join the online meeting by clicking this link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m6714e80059acbc301228a3ea694f1734
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password: NYSDEC1
  4. Click “Join“.
  5. Click “Call Me” in the onscreen “Audio Connection” box and enter your phone number to join the audio portion through your telephone (instead of receiving the audio via your computer speakers). Alternatively, call 1-844-633-8697and enter the meeting ID: 643 209 880, followed by your Attendee ID (which will be displayed on your computer screen in the “Meeting Info” tab). The attendee ID is recommended but not required.

To add this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link.

WebEx will automatically setup Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by clicking this link.

Two days before the webinar, test the computer you plan to use by clicking this link.

For assistance with WebEx, go to https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/mc and click “Support” on the left navigation bar.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

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