Domestic Violence: Finding Safety & Support – Contents – NYS OPDV

Is this Publication for Me?

This publication was created mostly to help people who have been abused by their intimate partner. But it is not always easy to recognize abuse, even for victims themselves. This publication will try to help you figure out if there is abuse in your relationship and will give you information on how to be safe and get help if there is abuse. If you are not sure, this publication might be for you if:

  • Your partner does things that make you afraid.
  • Your partner does things to control you.
  • Your partner threatens to hurt you.
  • Your partner physically abuses you.
  • If you think this publication might be for you, please keep reading. As you do, remember:
  • You are not alone.
  • You are not to blame.
  • You do not deserve to be abused.
  • There is help available.
  • This publication is also for you if you know someone who is being abused or someone you think might be being abused by their partner. You will find information on how you can help a friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or acquaintance, including:
  • How to talk to them about the abuse.
  • How you can be prepared to help.
  • How to help them get support and services.

If you are a professional helping victims of domestic violence, you will find helpful information in this publication as well.

If you have picked up this publication and find that it is not for you, please pass it on to someone who might find it helpful if it is safe for them to have it.

Access “Domestic Violence: Finding Safety & Support” here…

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If you’re considering a virtual receptionist service—or just interested in learning what virtual reception is all about—this webinar can help! 

During this 45-minute webinar, they will answer these common questions: 

– What is a virtual receptionist service, anyway? 

– How does a virtual receptionist service differ from other options? 

– How can a virtual receptionist service benefit my business? 

– What features do various services offer? 

– What should I ask when shopping around, to ensure I make the best choice? 

This free webinar is from Ruby Receptionists, so there will be a commercial aspect to the presentation; but one can expect it to be as professional as the sponsor.

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Inside Track: My Struggle for Perfectionism: The Myths and Realities of Being a Young Lawyer:

Benjamin Scott Wright, U.W. 2014, is an attorney editor at the State Bar of Wisconsin. Before beginning his work with the State Bar, he was in private solo practice in Janesville. He writes, “I had been practicing solo for about one year – a year filled with ups and downs, triumph and defeat, stress and uncertainty. In late June the State Bar hired me as a new attorney editor – proof positive that you don’t have to be perfect to make an impression!”

Paula Davis-Laack wrote about perfectionism in the March 2016 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer, highlighting seven negative traits. Her article’s purpose is to convince us that perfectionism is a real problem, not a humble-brag. In my view, it is especially a problem for young lawyers.

In thinking about my own perfectionism, I realized it’s driven by fear. I’m afraid each day’s work might bring mistakes, criticism, misunderstanding, and failure. That fear, however, is irrational. It can be countered with the truth.

So here are four fears that drive my own perfectionism, along with four truths that counter them. I hope my introspection will encourage others to view each day’s work as a step forward (even if imperfect), instead of as another chance for failure.

New Phishing Scheme Mimics Software Providers; Targets Tax Professionals

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Tax professionals: Be aware of a new phishing scam that uses email purporting to be from tax software providers to trick unwitting practitioners into downloading malware to their systems and revealing passwords and other sensitive information.

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NYSBA–Real Property Law Section Student Internship Program

The Real Property Law Section (RPLS) has partnered with law schools in New York State to create an RPLS Student Internship Program. The purpose of this clinical program is to give second and third year law students interested in transactional real estate (including environmental and sustainability issues) and real estate litigation a semester of work experience in a law firm or corporate law department. 

  

For a synopsis of the program goals and procedures click here. 

We are now actively soliciting firms to host law students who wish to participate in the internship program during the Fall 2016 semester. The host firm will have one or more law students working ten to fifteen hours per week assisting real estate practitioners in the firm. 

Student interns do not receive compensation from the host firm but, instead, receive course credit from their law schools. The host firms must not bill for the students’ work, as that would violate the law schools’ policy. The interns’ work product should be sufficient compensation to the host firm. 

  

Host firms are asked to assign at least one research and writing assignment to the intern during his/her semester of service, to critique the intern’s work product, and to interact with the law school’s internship program coordinator. 

  

Brooklyn Law School, St. John’s Law School, Hofstra Law School, New York Law School, Pace Law School, Touro Law School, Cardozo Law School and Albany Law School are participating this Fall.

Programs from previous years were extremely successful and we have had very positive feedback from our host firms, interns and participating law schools.

  

All firms that are interested in participating as a host firm this fall should complete and email the application form to David L. Berkey (dlb@gdblaw.com) as soon as possible.

Solid Waste Management Facilities (Part 360), Proposed Regulations – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Comprehensive Revisions, Enhancements and Structure Changes

This proposed rulemaking is a comprehensive revision to existing regulations. The last comprehensive revisions to the regulations governing solid waste management in New York State occurred in 1993. In support of these regulatory changes a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) [PDF] (292 KB) has been prepared. The revisions include technical amendments and clarifications, as well as updated criteria needed due to legal and policy developments.

The existing regulations for solid waste management facilities are currently found in Part 360. A component of this proposed rulemaking is to subdivide the solid waste management facility regulations into groups that are similar in nature, such as facilities that recycle and recover materials. Therefore, the current Part 360 criteria will be found in Parts 360, 361, 362, 363, 365, and 366. In addition to the solid waste management facilities and activities currently regulated under Part 360, this proposed rulemaking includes revisions to regulations governing waste transportation (Part 364) and state assistance grants to municipalities related to solid waste management (Part 369). This rulemaking will also incorporate minor amendments to Parts 621 and Parts 370-374.

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Similarly, assessing whether a situation has the combination of factors that are associated with escalated risk and danger requires that you know what questions to ask, and then know how to consider all your answers in a way that enhances insight. The MOSAIC method works by breaking a situation down to its elements, factor-by-factor, and then seeing what picture emerges when the pieces of the puzzle are put together.

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