Solo/Small Firm Solution Room–GP Section–FREE Program for Section Members

GP Section members in the Capital Region:

 

The NYSBA General Practice Section is hosting a program for solo and small firm attorneys as follows:

 

Date:    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time:    5:30-7:30pm – Registration and light dinner at 5pm

Place:   New York State Bar Center | 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY

 

The event is free to General Practice Section members ($0 GP Section members / $15 NYSBA members / $30 non-members), but pre-registration is required.

 

The concept is simple: Lawyers talking to lawyers, about the real issues of solo and small firm practice. A facilitated format (The Solution Room) keeps discussion focused and lively, while attendees with a range of experience levels have opportunity to both give and receive advice on professional challenges. The Solution Room format has been used successfully in a range of professions on multiple continents to engage professionals in productive peer-to-peer discussion. The program will be facilitated by Adrian Segar of Conferences That Work in Marlboro, VT. For more details, see www.nysba.org/SoloSR18.

 

To register:

Register online at www.nysba.org/SoloSR18

 

Or GP Section members may RSVP via email to generalpractice@nysba.org. Please indicate your approximate length of time in solo/small firm practice, whether (a) 6 months-5 years (b) 6-10 years (c) 11-15 years, (d) 16-20 years, or (e) 20 years+.

 

And tell a friend!

Drug Disposal Information – National Take-Back Initiative

Drug Enforcement Administration to Collect Prescription Drugs

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will conduct a nationwide prescription drug collection on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Properly disposing of drugs keeps them out of our lakes, streams and rivers. Collections will be held at many locations around New York and are the best way to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Collection locations in New York can be found on DEA’s National Take Back Initiative webpage.

Locate a Collection Site Near You

Law Enforcement Agencies Only

For law enforcement agencies that wish to host a collection site please call the POC in your area.

Partnership Toolbox

Download posters, handouts and other materials to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Drug Disposal Information

News Releases

Albany Police Dept.–Video Training On Jan. 14th, 2016

Jan 11, 2016 1:23 PM

Stephanie A. Bugos

Dear Albany-area GP Section members:

The Albany Police Department has notified NYSBA of a video training that they are offering this week. The purpose of the training is to instruct attorneys on how to access and view in-car video evidence supplied by the Albany Police Department.

The training will be held on Thursday, January 14th at Albany Police Headquarters, 165 Henry Johnson Boulevard. Those who are interested may attend either a session from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Those who are interested should RSVP to videotraining@albany-ny.org with their name and preferred time of attendance.

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Also, don’t forget to register for the GP Section Annual Meeting program! January 26th in NYC – Details and registration are available here.

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Stephanie Bugos

New York State Bar Association

Albany NY

(518) 463-3200

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Real Estate Shell Companies Scheme to Defraud Owners Out of Their Homes – The New York Times

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A review by The New York Times of several dozen cases, and interviews with lawyers, prosecutors and others knowledgeable about fraudulent deed transfers, suggests they are accelerating even as officials struggle to address them. The city’s Department of Finance said it was investigating 120 cases, many of them hard to crack because of the role played by LLCs, officials said. Underscoring the rising alarm over the problem, the state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, and the Brooklyn borough president, Eric L. Adams, held a forum last month to warn property owners about it.

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Read entire NYTIMES article here.

Fahey Named to Fill Court of Appeals Vacancy | New York Law Journal

Justice Eugene Fahey, of the upstate Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice to fill a seat on the Court of Appeals opened by the Dec. 31 retirement of Robert Smith. READ MORE »

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Fahey was chosen from a list of seven candidates sent to Cuomo by the Commission on Judicial Nomination (NYLJ, Dec. 2).

Others on the list were five partners at Manhattan law firms: Kathy Chin of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; Hector Gonzalez of Dechert; Mary Kay Vyskocil of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Rowan Wilson of Cravath, Swaine & Moore; and Stephen Younger of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.

Fahey’s colleague on the Fourth Department bench, Justice Erin Peradotto, was also on the list.


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JURIST – DOJ: New York jail routinely violates rights of adolescent inmates

 

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] released a report [press release] Monday finding that the New York City Department of Correction [official website] has routinely violated the constitutional rights of male teenagers at the Rikers Island jail complex. The report was released after a multi-year investigation pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) [text] was completed, which found that correctional officers relied on physical forms of punishment. No legal action has commenced [Reuters report]…   +read more

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Speaking of Yiddish, U.S. District Court in New York Needs Translators – WSJ

 

The buildup to the mistrial in New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith‘s bribery case wasn’t just courtroom drama. It became a whole megillah.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas had ordered prosecutors to turn over 93 hours of a cooperating government witness’s telephone conversations to defense attorneys because the recordings might help the defense. But complicating matters, 20% of those conversations were in Yiddish.

Though the New York region is home to more than 75% of the nation’s 159,000 Yiddish speakers, according to U.S. Census data, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has but a single interpreter on call.

Read WSJ entire article on Yiddish interpreters for courts in New York here.

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Legislature Approves 25 New Family Court Judgships | New York Law Journal

 

ALBANY – New York City will get nine new Family Court judges and upstate will get 16 under end-of-session legislation enacted overwhelmingly Thursday and today by state lawmakers.

The bill, if it is signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will increase the number of Family Court judgeships in New York City from 47 to 56, effective Jan. 1, 2015. It has not yet been determined where the new judges, all of whom would be appointed by the mayor, will sit.

Upstate will get 11 new judges this year and another five on Jan. 1, 2016. All of the upstate positions are elective, and candidates can seek the posts this November in Albany, Broome, Chautauqua, Franklin, Nassau, Oneida, Oswego, Schenectady, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester counties. The other five Family Court positions will be created in Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Monroe and Warren counties effective Jan. 1, 2016, with candidates running in November 2015.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202660271889/Legislature-Approves-25-New-Family-Court-Judgships#ixzz35DPXZE1a

 

 

 

Meeting of the House of Delegates Webcast Live from the The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown Saturday, June 21, 2014

 

Meeting of the House of Delegates
Webcast Live from the The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Watch the NYSBA House of Delegates in action on Saturday, June 21st beginning at 8:30 a.m. by clicking www.nysba.org/HODwebcast and choosing the June meeting.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. – HOUSE OF DELEGATES MEETING 
Mr. David P. Miranda
Chair, presiding

8:30 a.m. – Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance and introduction of new members

8:35 a.m. – Approval of minutes of April 5, 2014 meeting

8:40 a.m. – Report of Treasurer – Ms. Sharon Stern Gerstman

8:50 a.m. – Presentation of Root/Stimson Award – Mr. Glenn Lau-Kee

9:00 a.m. – Presentation of National Trial Advocacy Awards

9:10 a.m. – Address by Robert M. Carlson, Chair, ABA House of Delegates

9:20 a.m. – Installation of Glenn Lau-Kee as President – Oath to be administered by Hon. Victoria A. Graffeo

9:30 a.m. – Report of President – Mr. Glenn Lau-Kee

9:40 a.m. – Informational report of Committee on Legal Aid and President’s Committee on Access to Justice – Hon. George H. Lowe and Mr. Andrew A. Scherer

9:55 a.m. – Resolution of Executive Committee re Mandatory Pro Bono Reporting – Mr. Scott M. Karson

11:10 a.m. – Report and recommendations of Queens County Bar Association –  Mr. Paul E. Kerson

11:30 a.m. – Report and recommendations of Nominating Committee – Mr. Stephen P. Younger

11:45 a.m. – Report and recommendations of Audit Committee – Mr. Scott M. Karson and Ms. Lesley Friedman Rosenthal

12:00 p.m. – Report of Executive Director Search Committee – Mr. David M.Schraver

12:10 p.m. – Report of the Secretary – Ms. Ellen G. Makofsky

12:20 p.m. – Report of The New York Bar Foundation – Ms. Cristine Cioffi

12:30 p.m. – Administrative items – Mr. David P. Miranda

12:35 p.m. – New business

Next House of Delegates meeting:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Bar Center, Albany, New York

June 21, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Live Webcast www.nysba.org/HODwebcast