Are Legal Incubators the Best Way to Start A Solo Practice? | Above the Law

By CAROLYN ELEFANT

Ever since I learned about concept of the Legal Incubator , about a decade ago, I’ve been intrigued. For those unfamiliar, legal incubators — the brainchild of ABA Legal Rebel and law professor Fred Rooney — first launched about a decade ago based on a simple but utterly ingenious concept: the incubators provide new law grads with subsidized or free office space, amenities, training and mentorship — and in exchange, these new lawyers commit to providing low-bono legal services. At the end of the program (the durations seem to vary from one to two years), the incubators unleash these now experienced lawyers out into the world to start their own practices.

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These days, many email users have more than one Gmail account. This can make things a bit tricky when users try to take advantage of Google’s productivity and document sharing features, such as Google Drive and Google Calendar. Shift is a desktop application that enables users to quickly and easily switch between Gmail accounts. For example, users can check the Google Calendar on their personal Gmail account while using Google Docs on their professional email account. Shift also provides users with desktop notifications so they can stay up-to-date about new messages, events, or shared materials on both of their accounts. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, Shift offers a free Basic account for users to toggle between two Gmail/Inbox/Outlook accounts. Users interested in simultaneously using three or more email accounts have the option of purchasing Shift Pro.

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Internet Archive offers to host PACER for free–fedscoop.com

Samantha Ehlinger

Anybody looking to access federal court records electronically has to slog through a difficult-to-use site that charges 10 cents per pageview, but a prominent nonprofit digital library says it wants to make that information available for free.

The Internet Archive told a House subcommittee this week that it wants to give the public easier access to the documents in the Public Access to Court Electronic Records service, known as PACER.

In a letter sent to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet before a hearing held Tuesday, the Internet Archive said it “would be delighted to archive and host–for free, forever, and without restriction on access to the public–all records contained in PACER.”

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NYSBA | Join the NYSBA Lawyer Referral Service.

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Feb 15, 2017 4:00 PM

Stacey Whiteley

Good afternoon,

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has recently undergone a much anticipated update! The LRIS now features an online 24/7 referral request platform allowing potential clients the ability to request legal services at their convenience. This online platform adds a new level of control for panel attorneys to screen potential clients, while creating a higher level of efficiency in regard to reporting and tracking.

In order for our interested members to have an opportunity to try the new service, the LRIS is offering FREE panel registration for 2017! This is a no hassle, no risk opportunity to determine if being part of the LRIS is right for your practice.

When you’re ready to sign up and would like more information, please reach out to our helpful LRIS staff at 1.800.342.3661 or visit: www.nysba.org/joinLR .

Questions, please call 1.800.342.3361.

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Stacey Whiteley

Managing Director, Legal and Community Services

New York State Bar Association

Albany NY

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Foreclosure Litigation Strategy Takes Aim at Seniors, Attorneys Say | Law.com

BY SAMANTHA JOSEPH

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This, defense attorneys say, is a new strategy by lenders and plaintiffs lawyers: sue to foreclose on government-guaranteed home loans under various defaults, then fast-track these suits by filing motions for orders to show cause. These motions shift the burden of proof to the borrower, requiring them to appear in court and explain why a judge shouldn’t grant final judgment against them.

“All of a sudden, we saw a spate of foreclosures [on reverse mortgages] where the mortgage companies alleged the seniors no longer lived in the home,” said Gladys Gerson, supervising attorney for Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida’s senior unit. “This has been happening around the state.”

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Corona admits he didn’t expect a hard fight when he first reviewed El Hassan’s case, but court records show he was wrong. Over the last 10 months, the ongoing litigation yielded two hearings, 40 docket entries and attempts by both sides to collect attorney fees.

When he first met El Hassan, Corona expected the plaintiff would realize the error and dismiss the suit. Without charging her or entering a notice of appearance, he placed a phone call to plaintiffs lawyers at Robertson Anschutz & Schneid in Boca Raton to say El Hassan had never moved out of her home.

Robertson Anschutz & Schneid did not respond to requests for comment, but court records show they ratcheted up the litigation with a motion for an order to show cause weeks after Corona’s phone call.

“I looked at the document. I couldn’t believe it,” Corona said. “I was in shock (at) what the bank was trying to do.”

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Pogue’s Basics: Have your iPhone announce your calls

David Pogue

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Open Settings > Phone >Announce Calls. Here, you get to choose whenthe phone announces the caller’s name when it rings: Always, Never, Headphones Only, or Headphones & Car.

The point of Headphones is privacy — it means, “Don’t announce the caller’s name at times when anyone nearby can hear; announce it only when I’m listening in private.”

And the point of “Headphones & Car” is a safety thing. When you’re driving, you don’t want to take your eyes off the road to see who’s calling.

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9th Circuit Upholds District Court’s Block of Trump’s Immigration Order – CourtSide

By George Khoury, Esq

Making headlines across the country tonight, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower federal district court’s order, issued last week, blocking President Trump’s controversial immigration executive order, commonly referred to as the “Muslim ban,” from taking effect nationwide. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a rare unanimous per curium decision, repeatedly explained that the federal government’s arguments were untenable. The lower court put a stop to the executive order, which allowed immigrants, and lawful permanent residents, who were being denied entry under the order, to enter the country. – See more at: http://blogs.findlaw.com/courtside/2017/02/9th-circuit-upholds-district-courts-block-of-trumps-immigration-order.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FLCourtSide+%28CourtSide%29&DCMP=NWL-cons_breakingdocs#sthash.o3rLratf.dpuf

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