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About Disrupt Legal:

My name is Mary Redzic and I am proponent of disruption in the legal industry with innovative technology. I will post ideas on how the legal industry can and should be changed to make it better for both lawyers and their clients and about people or companies who are helping the cause. If you would like for me to cover any topics, feel free to contact me at mredzic@gmail.com.

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Mary Redzic is an in-house counsel for the Vionic Group.  She reviews legal tech tools at Disrupt Legal.

Lawyers in Transition-Planning a Mindful Life

We wanted to share our insights and experiences along with those of other solo practitioners and small firm practitioners who have worked their way through their own challenges in dealing with pre-retirement planning. We like the idea of shifting from “mindless aging” to “mindful living.” We would like to invite colleagues and friends to come forward to share their experiences to help our readers begin to experience the importance of building a transition plan. It is important to understand that the journey from full-time work to full-time retirement could take several years to accomplish, so that is why the more time you put into planning this journey the better your outcomes will be.

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iPhone Callers Block: How To Keep Unknown Callers Out | Ubergizmo

We’ve all been there before. Whether it’s an annoying telemarketer or a friend that you’ve decided to give the silent treatment to, there are times when you want to block someone from contacting you. The good news is that Apple has added the ability to block callers in iOS 7.

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To clarify, there are four different scenarios where you will want to block a person:

  1. The person’s contact details are saved on your phone.
  2. An unknown person calls your phone.
  3. An unknown person texts your phone.
  4. An unknown person who sent you a FaceTime request.

This guide is going to teach you how to block and unblock a person or phone number from contacting you when the scenarios above do occur. For non-iPhone number blocking, we have a different article.

Read entire article…

Moving Forward with Digital Assistants — MacSparky

Siri‘s original developers, Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, left Apple in 2011 and took a bunch of their team with them. Since then, they’ve been working on a new artificial intelligence system, Viv, that is going to get it’s first public demonstration Monday.

Right now there is a lot going on in the intelligent digital assistant world. While Apple was early to this game, Microsoft and Google are right behind and it’s clear there’s a lot of resources from a lot of big companies being thrown at this problem.

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David Sparks does a quick review of the status of digital assistants.

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Schoenefeld v. State of New York

Full Text of Decision.

The court upheld N.Y. Judiciary Law § 470, requiring nonresident attorneys to maintain offices in New York State. Noting that more than 20,000 NYSBA members reside or practice outside the state, President David P. Miranda formed a working group to review the decision.

Public Comment Period for Pesticide SPDES General Permit Renewal- NYS DEC

The draft renewal of the SPDES General Permit for Point Source Discharges to Surface Waters of New York from Pesticide Applications (GP-0-16-005) and Fact Sheet are available for public review. The Pesticide SPDES General Permit will authorize point source discharges to, in or over surface waters of New York State from the application of New York State registered pesticides labeled for aquatic uses in accordance with Environmental Conservation Law and the Clean Water Act.

Written comments on the draft general permit will be accepted until close of business on May 20, 2016. View the April 20 Environmental Notice Bulletin for instructions on how to comment.

Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward – The Washington Post

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A federal appeals court in Richmond has ruled that a transgender high school student who was born as a female can sue his school board on discrimination grounds because it banned him from the boys’ bathroom.

Read entire Washington Post article here.

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In a 2-to-1 decision, the 4th Circuit ordered a lower court to rehear the student’s claims that the Gloucester County, Va., school board’s bathroom policies — which restrict transgender students to using a separate unisex bathroom — violate federal law. The judges also ruled that the lower court should reconsider a request that would have allowed Grimm to use the boys’ bathroom at Gloucester High School while the case is pending.

Read full text of decision here.

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