NYSBA | Fastcase 2015 Programs

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Advanced Legal Research Using Fastcase 
FREE 1.0 MCLE credit webinar

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m 

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As a benefit of membership in NYSBA, members receive free and unlimited access to the following libraries through Fastcase:  N.Y. Court of Appeals, Appellate Division decisions, Miscellaneous decisions, N.Y. Consolidated Laws, N.Y.C.R.R., N.Y.S. Constitution, U.S. Code, 2d Circuit decisions, and Supreme Court decisions.


Advanced Legal Research Using Fastcase 

Already familiar with basic legal research? Now it’s time for the master class. Fastcase CEO Ed Walters will teach you advanced legal research using Fastcase, the NYSBA’s free legal research member benefit. 

This session will help you find answers that traditional legal research would miss, using 4D visual maps of results, citation analysis, and legal research safety nets like Forecite. It will cover statutory research and free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android, and how to sync these apps with your NYSBA subscription to Fastcase. 

1.0 MCLE Credit 
Newly admitted attorneys cannot receive MCLE credits for participation in CLE webcasts.

NYSBA Members – Free 
This program is only open to NYSBA Members.  You can renew your membership online at www.nysba.org/Membership

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Questions about the Program? Contact Kathy Suchocki, Director, Law Practice Management at 518-487-5590 or ksuchocki@nysba.org, or Simone Smith, LPM Program Coordinator at 518-487-5591 or ssmith@nysba.org.

Register by phone: Call 1-800-582-2452.

The Nonhuman Rights Project-New York Cases

The Nonhuman Rights Project says it is the only organization working through the common law to achieve actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own. 

Their mission is to change the common law status of at least some nonhuman animals from mere “things,” which lack the capacity to possess any legal right, to “persons,” who possess such fundamental rights as bodily integrity and bodily liberty, and those other legal rights to which evolving standards of morality, scientific discovery, and human experience entitle them.

Their first cases were filed in December 2013, and this year they say they will file as many suits as they have funds available. 

The recent New York Chimpanzee cases are found here with related court documents and transcripts.

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New Online Resource Available for Your Clients: Publication 5187, Health Care Law: What’s New for Individuals & Families

Publication 5187 provides information to help you and your clients understand the Affordable Care Act and its effect on their taxes. This publication explains how taxpayers satisfy the individual shared responsibility provision by maintaining minimum essential coverage, qualifying for an exemption from coverage, or making a shared responsibility payment. It also provides information about the premium tax credit, which helps make health coverage more affordable for eligible taxpayers. You will also find a glossary that defines terms related to ACA.

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Federal Complaint against Sheldon Silver

LAW OF THE LAND: Wetland Designation = Regulatory Taking

Read Prof. Salkin’s summary here.

NY Appellate Courts Finds a Reasonable Probability That Wetlands Designation Is a Regulatory Taking Under Penn Central |

Hat tip to Robert Thomas, Esq. at the Inverse Condemnation Blog for posting this. http://www.inversecondemnation.com ; See also, Bulldozers at Your Doorstep blog – http://eminent-domain-blog.com/appellate-division-affirms-75-increment-applicable-wetlands-taking/

New Creek Bluebelt, Phase 4 v. City of New York, No. D42904 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 11/19/2014)

The opinion can be accessed at: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/ad2/calendar/webcal/decisions/2014/D42904.pdf

Division of Code Enforcement and Administration-New York State Dept of State

On Monday January 12, 2015, the New York Department of State adopted a regulation that fixes the time within which a person served with an Order to Remedy violation(s) of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) must comply with that Order.  Specifically, the regulation provides that an Order to Remedy a condition in violation of the Uniform Code must state that full compliance with the Order is required within 30 days after the date of the Order.

The regulation was added as a new section 1203.5 to 19 NYCRR Part 1203.  Part 1203 establishes minimum standards for administration and enforcement of the Uniform Code.  All cities, towns, villages, counties, and State agencies that are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Code are required to comply with Part 1203, including the newly added section 1203.5.  

Adoption of this regulation as an emergency rule makes it effective immediately upon filing.  

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  1. ALL ORDERS TO REMEDY ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 12, 2015 MUST STATE THE DATE OF THE ORDER AND MUST INCLUDE A STATEMENT SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO THE FOLLOWING: 

NOTICE: Full compliance with this order to remedy is required by _____ [specify date], which is thirty (30) days after the date of this order. If the person or entity served with this order to remedy fails to comply in full with this order to remedy within the thirty (30) day period, that person or entity will be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 per day of violation, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both.

See 19 NYCRR 1203.5(b).

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  1. ALL ORDERS TO REMEDY ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 12, 2015 MUST BE SERVED, PERSONALLY OR BY CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED MAIL, WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE ORDER.  See 19 NYCRR 1203.5(c).  This requirement ensures that the person served with an Order to Remedy has at least 25 days following the date of service of the Order in which to comply with the Order. NOTE:  If the city, town, village or State agency issuing an Order to Remedy does not serve the Order within five days of the date of the Order, the city, town, village or State agency must issue a new Order, and should ensure than the new Order is served within 5 days of the date of the new Order.

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  3. Read more about this new procedure here.

Supreme Court to develop electronic filing system as soon as 2016-JURIST

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website] Chief Justice John Roberts announced in the 2014 Year-End Report [report, PDF] Wednesday that the Supreme Court is developing an electronic filing system, expected to be operational in 2016. This will make documents available online to the public with no charge, including petitions, responses to petitions, merits briefs, motions and applications. In the report, Roberts explained that courts are usually more guarded in developing cutting-edge innovation…

Read more here.

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