Dementia Science and the Law | Live & Webcast

This timely program will address the fragility of the human brain and how and by whom capacity determinations are made for and/or on behalf of the millions of adult Americans who have diminished mental capacity, including the estimated five million Americans who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s diseases.  Special emphasis will be placed on the tensions between lawyers and healthcare professionals as to how, where, and by whom such capacity determinations should be made.

Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and Elder Law and Special Needs, Health Law and Senior Lawyers Sections

Thursday, December, 14, 2017

8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Live CLE Program & Webcast

The Core Club
66 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

4.5 MCLE Credits | 3.5 Professional Practice | 1.0 Ethics

NYSBA Member Price: $135 | Non-member: $235

Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $110

www.nysba.org/DementiaCLE

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Kathleen Plog
New York State Bar Association
kplog@nysba.org (518) 487-5681
Albany, NY

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Trump Administration Orders Large-Scale Immigration Raids–for DUIs – Rewire

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Since November 4, ICE has apprehended 25 undocumented immigrants in Long Island, New York, as part of the immigration enforcement sting “Operation Secure Streets.” Twenty-four were targeted because of a DUI-related conviction, according to ICE. “This operation targeted those who were convicted of driving under the influence, some with children in the car, solidifying ICE’s commitment to remove public safety threats from our communities,” said Thomas R. Decker, an ICE field office director.
 
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Women Lawyers: Slowly Chipping Away At The Glass Ceiling | Above the Law

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Employment discrimination and sexual harassment allegations have been making headlines for weeks now, and it’s about time. These are systemic issues that need to be addressed, a task that is far easier said than done. But the recent slew of allegations are just a start. Shedding light on the pervasiveness of the problem is the first step toward eradicating it.

Not surprisingly, the legal profession is not immune from gender discrimination and women lawyers often encounter it on the job. That women lawyers encounter discrimination is not surprising to me and shouldn’t be to anyone else. Nearly every woman attorney I’ve spoken to has faced gender discrimination at various stages of her legal career.

What is surprising, however, is the spate of class-action lawsuits alleging gender discrimination that have been filed against large law firms in recent years. After learning of the latest lawsuit, I wondered: why now?

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New York State Veterans’ Nursing Homes | New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs

Did you know that New York provides care to veterans and their dependents needing skilled nursing care and rehabilitative services?

The state has five nursing homes located in Batavia, Montrose, Oxford, Saint Albans, Stony Brook and Queens.

Effective Oct. 1, 2017, honorably discharged veterans are entitled to a daily stipend of $107.16 for care at one of the state’s nursing homes. Veterans who are 70% or more service connected disabled can receive care at no cost. These facilities also accept Gold Star parents.

For information, call the NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-888-838-7697 or visit their website.

House GOP Tax Bill Would End Electric-Car Tax Credits – Bloomberg

The push by Tesla Inc.General Motors Co. and other carmakers to boost sales of electric vehicles was dealt a blow by House Republicans who on Thursday proposed eliminating a $7,500 per vehicle tax credit that has helped stoke early demand.

“That will stop any electric vehicle market in the U.S., apart from sales of the highly expensive Tesla Model S,” said Xavier Mosquet, senior partner at consultant Boston Consulting Group, who authored a study on the growth of battery powered vehicles. “There’s no Tesla 3, no Bolt, no Leaf in a market without incentives.”

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Possibilities and Frustrations of the ‘On-Demand’ Attorney | Law.com

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández | October 27, 2017 | Originally published on Legaltech News

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Four years ago, Richard Susskind published the first edition of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future.” With the rapid changes in the legal profession, tomorrow is now today.

The second edition of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers” focuses more sharply on how artificial intelligence, alternative business structures, low-cost law firm service centers, legal tech startups and evolving in-house roles are changing the way legal services are delivered and how law schools are educating students to meet those changes.

To that end, ALM during October is publishing excerpts across several of our brands from the second edition to spark thought and conversation about the industry’s future among the legal profession’s leaders. ALM editors and reporters have solicited reactions–positive and negative–to Susskind’s ideas from law firm chairs, top legal educators, general counsel, law students and industry analysts to get their take. 

The book’s section on automation and connectivity, discussed below, can be found here.

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NY starts new tax-free savings accounts for the disabled | WXXI News

The state comptroller has announced that New York is joining 28 other states in offering a program that will help parents with disabled children save money for their future.

The program is modeled on the college savings program, which also is operated by the comptroller’s office. It allows an account to be set up in the name of any New Yorker who is diagnosed with a disability before the age of 26.

Friends and relatives can contribute up to $14,000 a year for a total of $100,000, and the money can be used tax-free to help pay for the disabled person’s education, housing, transportation and other expenses.

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