NYSBA | June 26, 2017: New York Victims of Medical Malpractice Would Be Harmed By Proposed Federal Bill, Says New York State Bar Association

Contact: Lise Bang-Jensen
Director of Media Services & Public Affairs
lbang-jensen@nysba.org
518/487-5530

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H.R. 1215, misnamed the “Protecting Access to Care Act,” for example, would mandate a $250,000 federal cap on nonmonetary medical malpractice awards, such as for pain and suffering.  These caps discriminate against women who do not work outside the home, the elderly and children. The act also imposes new federal deadlines for filing a medical malpractice claim.

The New York State Bar Association‘s Memorandum in Opposition to H. R. 1215 is available at: http://www.nysba.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=73713.

 
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VA Benefits Practice Free CLE –

May 24, 2017 10:54 AM

Stephanie A. Bugos

VA Benefits Practice Free CLE –

REPRESENTING VETERANS BEFORE THE VETERANS’ ADMINISTRATION AND BEYOND

Presented By: New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.

 

Presented Live & Webcast

In-Person Location: Orrick, 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

 

The purpose of this CLE is to provide an in-depth training for any attorney that wishes to represent Veterans at the VA Administrative level or in Federal Court (up to and including the US Supreme Court):

·         What can you do for a Vet that has a dishonorable discharge?

·         What Military legal proceedings lead to the discharge status?

·         Federal Tort Claims Act-Medical claims against government

 

Renowned national speaker Ken Carpenter will be presenting.

 

To register go to: www.nysba.org/VetJune2017

Q&A: Can a Co-Op Board Reject the Sale of a Unit if They Think Price Too Low? – The New York Cooperator, The Co-op & Condo Monthly

BY MINDY H. STERN, ESQ. 

Q. Can you tell me if it is legal for a co-op board to turn down the sale of a unit because they think the selling price is too low? The appraisal from a well-known real estate appraiser was much lower than the contract price. However, the board refused two sales. What was once a rumor was confirmed after the second refusal by the board. It was told to us that the board will not approve a sale under $500,000 more than the appraisa

To see Atty. Stern’s answer click here…

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TRUMP Act would put Trump’s New York tax returns online – CNN Money

by Chris Isidore   @CNNMoney

Some Democratic state senators in New York are trying an end run to get Donald Trump’s taxes into the public view by introducing legislation that would reveal his state tax returns for the last five years.

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A separate bill introduced by Hoylman would require anyone appearing on a statewide ballot in New York to release his or her federal tax returns, but that wouldn’t force Trump to release anything until 2020, if he runs for a second term.

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June 9: Senior Lawyers Section Meet, Greet & Learn

Senior Lawyers Section members in the 6th, 7th and 8th Judicial Districts are invited to a free CLE program and Networking Lunch.

Topic: Ethical issues for senior lawyers including considerations when winding down a practice and when starting a solo practice.

June 9, 2017

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nixon Peabody LLP

1300 Clinton Square, 14th Floor

Rochester, NY

MCLE: 1.5 credits in Ethics and Professionalism

Agenda

10:30 – 11:00 am  – CLE Registration

11:00 am – 12:15pm – CLE Program

12:15 – 2:00 pm – Buffet Lunch

REGISTER ONLINE or RSVP to seniorlawyers@nysba.org  

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Kathleen Plog

New York State Bar Association

kplog@nysba.org (518) 487-5681

Albany, NY

Immigration 2017 | Emergency Preparedness for Families

Free CLE Program and Webcast for NYSBA Members 

and Co-Sponsoring Organizations

 

During the Presidential campaign and post-election, President Donald J. Trump indicated that he would implement significant changes in U.S. immigration law centered on an “America First” platform. On January 25th and 27th, the President signed three executive orders “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The executive orders led to litigation in several federal district courts nationwide.

 

This panel will address a few of these sweeping immigration changes, their impact on families currently residing in the United States and in what capacity the legal profession may be able to meet the needs of immigrant families proactively through family safety planning. Panelists will discuss how to walk a family through a safety plan in a way that will maximize its effectiveness and provide an overview of various custodial and guardianship arrangements for children, both temporary and permanent.  Efforts by legal services providers and the private bar to meet the challenges immigrants face in this new environment will also be discussed.

 

If you are unable to attend in person, this program will also be recorded and streamed as a live webcast.

 

Program Topics

Overview of Drastic Immigration Changes that Impact Families 

Increased Need for Legal Representation in the Face of these Changes

 

Click Here to View the Program Agenda 

 

Program Panelists

Honorable Anthony McGinty | Ulster County Family Court

Deborah S. Kearns, Esq. | Albany County Surrogate’s Court

Sarah Rogerson, Esq. | Albany Law School

Alima M. Atoui, Esq. | Albany County Surrogate’s Court

Gerard Wallace, Esq. | Director, NYS Kinship Navigator 

Click Here to Learn More about the Program Panelists 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

New York State Bar Center

One Elk Street | Great Hall | Albany, NY

2.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice

This is a transitional program suitable for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

 

Learn More and Register Today  

www.nysba.org/EmergencyPreparedness2017 

 

Presented by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Children and the  

Law in conjunction with The Legal Project – Capital District Women’s Bar Association,  

Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee,  Liberty Defense Project,  Albany County Bar Association,  Empire Justice Center,  Albany Law School, NYSBA  President’s Committee on Access to Justice, NYSBA Committee on Immigration Representation, NSYBA Committee on Legal Aid, and the NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

CONSENT DECREE RESOLVES SUIT OVER NEW YORK CHURCH’S EFFORTS TO LOCATE IN COMMERCIAL DISTRICT | LAW OF THE LAND

Patricia Salkin–Law of the Land:

A federal court in New York entered a consent decree on November 23 resolving allegations by the United States that the City of Port Jervis, New York, violated a church’s rights under RLUIPA when it changed its zoning code to ban places of worship in two zoning districts where they were previously allowed as of right.  The order resolves a lawsuit brought by the United States in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York after the Goodwill Evangelical Presbyterian Church entered into a contract to purchase property within one of those zones to use as a church.

Read Prof. Salkin’s complete report on this decision here…

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