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Feb 15, 2017 4:00 PM

Stacey Whiteley

Good afternoon,

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has recently undergone a much anticipated update! The LRIS now features an online 24/7 referral request platform allowing potential clients the ability to request legal services at their convenience. This online platform adds a new level of control for panel attorneys to screen potential clients, while creating a higher level of efficiency in regard to reporting and tracking.

In order for our interested members to have an opportunity to try the new service, the LRIS is offering FREE panel registration for 2017! This is a no hassle, no risk opportunity to determine if being part of the LRIS is right for your practice.

When you’re ready to sign up and would like more information, please reach out to our helpful LRIS staff at 1.800.342.3661 or visit: www.nysba.org/joinLR .

Questions, please call 1.800.342.3361.

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Stacey Whiteley

Managing Director, Legal and Community Services

New York State Bar Association

Albany NY

(518) 463-3200

All NYC subway stations will have cell service by January 9th–engadget.com

Jon Fingas@jonfingas

01.06.17 in Transportation

When officials recently vowed that all New York City underground subway stations would have cellular coverage sometime in early 2017, they weren’t joking. Governor Cuomo has revealed that all active stations will have service from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon on January 9th. That’s on top of WiFi, which went live just before 2016 came to a close. The only exceptions are four stations that are either in mid-renovation or about to go through renovations, but they’ll have live service as soon as the makeovers are finished.

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Cuomo Vetoes Bill for State Takeover of Indigent Criminal Defense Costs | New York Law Journal

Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal

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The governor said in his veto message that the measure, which provided for a phased-in, seven-year state takeover of indigent criminal legal defense costs now paid by New York City and counties outside the city, was too expensive. He contended it could obligate the state to pick more than $800 million each year when fully implemented. READ MORE »

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Know Your Rights: A Guide to Fighting Discrimination Against Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers Under the New York State Human Rights Law

Updated Resource:

PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER AND GENDER-NONCONFORMING PEOPLE

Our Know Your Rights Guide for transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers has been updated and is now available in Spanish!  It explains in plain language what discrimination might look like and how to access your rights under the New York State Human Rights Law.  You’ll also find other helpful information, including facts about additional laws and regulations that protect transgender and gender-nonconforming people, and a list of legal advocates around New York State that may be able to advise you of your rights and help you navigate the legal process.

Please share this guide with your networks and anyone you think would find it helpful.

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Jones Day and ABA develop VetLex legal referral network to provide pro bono help to veterans–ABA Journal

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

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Jones Day is hosting programs at 18 of its offices on Friday to introduce lawyers and executives to a referral program being developed with the ABA that will link veterans to pro bono and low-cost lawyers.

The program, expected to launch in the spring, is called VetLex, report Bloomberg Big Law Business, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Daily Business Review (sub. req.). Working with the ABA, local bar associations and law schools, the firm hopes to recruit, train and certify lawyers to participate.

Legal advice offered through the network will extend beyond benefits disputes, according to a Jones Day press release. Help will be provided in areas such as landlord-tenant relations, family law, employment matters and business start-ups. The program will also link veterans to needed social services.

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Mortgage Foreclosures & Workouts 2016

Oct 28, 2016 4:23 PM

Amy E. Jasiewicz

Greetings to All Real Property Law Section Members:

I want to alert you to an upcoming CLE program produced by the NYSBA Real Property Law Section in co-sponsorship with the CLE Committee.  The program – Mortgage Foreclosures & Workouts 2016 – will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:35 p.m. at the following locations:


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Melville, Long Island

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New York City (Live/Webcast)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Albany

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Buffalo

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Westchester

For those of you who cannot attend in person, the program also will be presented via simultaneous webcast from the New York City location, enabling you to attend using your office or home computer.

If you are looking for a fundamental and practical overview of handling a foreclosure,  attend this CLE!  As an added bonus, Real Property Law Section members receive a 15% discount off of the regular NYSBA member registration fee.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn valuable skills while networking with your peers.  Click on the following links for complete program information on each location and to register online.

Melville, Long Island – www.nysba.org/store/events/…

New York City (Live/Webcast) – www.nysba.org/store/events/…

Albany – www.nysba.org/store/events/…

Buffalo – www.nysba.org/store/events/…

Westchester – www.nysba.org/store/events/…

We look forward to seeing you at the program.

Sincerely,

Mindy Stern, Chair, Real Property Law Section

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Amy Jasiewicz

New York State Bar Association

Albany NY

(518) 463-3200

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Welcome to NYC Rules! | NYC Rules

This website allows New Yorkers to review proposed rules and voice their opinions about those rules before they are adopted into law.  Every year, City agencies make over 100 changes or additions to the City rules that are an important part of how government interacts with the public.  Use the links below to comment on proposed rules and read newly adopted ones.

On this website, you can:

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