Apple offering free classes at all 495 of its stores – CNET

by Alfred Ng

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Turns out Apple isn’t too cool for school. 

The company said Tuesday it would launch educational sessions globally with seminars called “Today at Apple.” The free program will be open to the public and include more than 60 different classes on topics such as art, design, coding and photography.

The sessions will kick off worldwide in May at all 495 Apple’s stores.

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Read more here about the free classes to be taught by “Creative Pros”…

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Billy Bot, a Chatbot with A Funny Streak, Takes A Barristers’ Clerkship | Law.com

Caricature of William Ballantine. Caption reads “He resisted the temptation to cross-examine a Prince of the blood”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BY GABRIELLE ORUM HERNÁNDEZ

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It’s not often that you’d consider the old school, white-wigged English barristers and chatbot technology in the same sentence, but Stephen Ward, a career barristers’ clerk and founder of clerk-oriented technology company Clerksroom, took his interest in developing technology and turned it back on his own job.

Billy Bot is a chatbot that can interface with members of the public about some of the same preliminary legal questions that barristers’ clerks often handle. “This really is a natural development from building case management systems and online payment portals. We’re looking at new ways to automate old-fashioned practices,” he said.

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Read the entire article about Billy Bot here…

Law Professionals | Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has numerous resources for law professionals interested in the field of animal law.

  • ALDF provides comprehensive resource guidance to individuals interested in teaching animal law, including casebooks, sample exams, sample syllabi, articles of interest and networking opportunities
  • ALDF partners with pro bono coordinators interested in developing animal law volunteer opportunities at their firms
  • ALDF works with bar association members interested in forming committees and/or sections that deal exclusively with animal law
  • ALDF provides access to our resources and expertise, including model laws, pleading summaries, research tools, and blog
  • ALDF provides grant opportunities for animal law related litigation
  • Read more here…

Documenting Hate – ProPublica

ProPublica, in partnership with 38 other news organizations and civil rights groups (including The Guardian, WNYC, and PBS NewsHour, to name just few), recently launched Documenting Hate, a project that collects stories of hate crimes and bias incidents. As the project notes, there is currently “no reliable data on the nature or prevalence of this violence.” Individuals who have experienced or witnessed hate or bias are invited to share their experiences via the Tell Your Story section of this website. Visitors are prompted to answer a variety of questions about the incident, including the type of incident, where the incident occurred, and why the victim(s) were targeted. While visitors must provide a name and contact information to complete this form, the project notes that it “will not share your name and contact information with anybody outside our coalition (of newsrooms) without your permission.” Meanwhile, reporters may gain access to data and story leads by providing their information on the Get Involved page. There is also a well-developed Resource page for those who have experienced hate crimes and bias incidents. [MMB]

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Richard Susskind, “Upgrading Justice” – YouTube

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.

Know Your Rights | Immigration | NCLR

The National Council of La Raza created a know your rights page with information on what to do if ICE comes do your door.

Regardless of their immigration status, all people in the U.S. have certain rights and protections provided by the Constitution. Advocates and the general public can use and share these resources to ensure these rights are asserted and respected.

No importa su estado migratorio, toda persona en los Estados Unidos goza de ciertos derechos y protecciones garantizados por la Constitución. Defensores de los derechos de inmigrantes y el público en general puede utilizar y compartir estos recursos para hacer valer estos derechos.

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