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:

Better Understand the Proposal Criteria and Selection Process for EPA’s Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Brownfields team would like to invite you to participate in its upcoming Brownfields Proposal Guidelines Workshops (Helping Applicants Understand Grant Requirements).

The workshops will assist local government and nonprofit organizations to better understand the proposal criteria and selection process for EPA’s Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup grants. The following topics will be addressed during the workshops:

  • The different EPA Brownfield grant types and candidates eligible to apply
  • The grant application process
  • Proposal tips and strategies

Workshops will be held at locations in New York on October 25, November 3, and November 9, 2016.

Please use the following link for registration information:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/epabfgrantws.pdf

The informational flyer is in PDF format. You can save, open, and read the flyer by using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can go to the following web page on the NYSDEC web site to download the program for free: http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/590.html .

U.S. Just Made It a Lot Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes – The New York Times

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and MICHAEL CORKERY

The federal agency that controls more than $1 trillion in Medicare and Medicaid funding has moved to prevent nursing homes from forcing claims of elder abuse, sexual harassment and even wrongful death into the private system of justice known as arbitration.

An agency within the Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday issued a rule that bars any nursing home that receives federal funding from requiring that its residents resolve any disputes in arbitration, instead of court.

The rule, which would affect nursing homes with 1.5 million residents, promises to deliver major new protections.

Read entire NYTIMES Report…

 Follow this link to view the full text of the new rule.

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Register for the STAR credit

STAR Program 2016 Legislative Changes

The New York State Tax Department recently contacted the NYSBA to highlight changes to the longstanding School Tax Relief (STAR) program. As a result of 2016 legislative changes, new homeowners will now receive a STAR Credit check instead of receiving a property tax exemption. The amount of the benefit will remain the same. Click here for a link to the new legislation.

New homeowners no longer apply to their assessor for the benefit. Instead, they register directly on the Tax Department’s website (tax.ny.gov/star). New homeowners who do not have access to the Internet can instead call the New York State Tax Department at: 518-457-2036.

Many of you who are involved with home closings have traditionally provided new homeowners with STAR applications, which they in turn provided to their assessors. Now that the process to establish eligibility for STAR has changed, the New York State Tax Department is making a printable fact sheet for new homeowners available online. Since most new homeowners will no longer use a paper form, you may wish to provide them with a copy of the fact sheet.

The New York State Tax Department extends their thanks to our members for assistance in helping to ensure that new homeowners receive the school tax relief they are entitled to.

Questions concerning these changes may be directed to the New York State Tax Department by calling: 518-457-2036. 

Star Property Tax Checks & Enhanced Star Fact Sheet-NYS Dept of Taxation & Finance

Legislative changes to the Basic Star and Enhanced Star property tax programs are summarized in a “Fact Sheet” from the NYS Dept of Taxation and Finance.  The sheet can be downloaded, printed, and is suitable for handing to clients at residential closings.

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