Crisis Management Lessons From Franklin Templeton’s Central Park Incident Response | New York Law Journal

By Phillip Bantz | The original version of this story was published on Corporate Counsel
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Franklin Templeton has likely had more media exposure in the past few days than the investment firm has experienced in its entire 73-year history.

So far, the San Mateo, California-based company has deftly dealt with a highly charged and potentially catastrophic public relations situation that unfolded during a holiday. And its relatively quick, succinct response might serve as a model for other corporate legal and PR departments facing a sudden crisis.

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Coronavirus brings injury and death in NYC court workers – New York Daily News

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It’s not like closing down bars and restaurants, clothing stores or hair salons.

“It’s even a different proposition from closing schools, as critical as they are,” said Lucy Lang, a former Manhattan prosecutor who runs the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

“They are different because courts implicate people’s liberty and constitutional rights — the things we hold most dear,” Lang said.

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Cohen, Manafort An Exception As Few Prisoners Sent Home | The Marshall Project

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Chaos, confusion, COVID-19. Federal prison officials are still failing to implement a consistently coherent policy that allows elderly and medically vulnerable prisoners to gain early release in the face of COVID-19. So much so that federal judges around the country are growing increasingly frustrated with the Bureau of Prisons. Prisoner advocates say they don’t begrudge the release of well-connected prisoners like former Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. They say, however, that officials should be more generous in also releasing non-celebrity prisoners seeking to escape the virus. In collaboration with NBC News, Joseph Neff and Keri Blakinger have our story. Context: Few federal prisoners released under COVID-19 policies.
 
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Why You Shouldn’t Make a Habit of Force-Quitting iOS Apps or Restarting iOS Devices – TidBITS

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A surprising number of people continue to force-quit iOS apps and restart or shut down their iOS devices as a matter of habit. Except when recovering from a frozen app or misbehaving device, those behaviors will reduce battery life and hurt performance. Here’s why.
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ExactScan Might Be the ScanSnap Replacement You Need – TidBITS

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Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners became wildly popular many years ago by simplifying the process of going paperless. Their user-friendly hardware and uniquely simplified scanning software created a package that took the chore out of building a feature-rich, personalized scanning workflow.

But ScanSnap Manager, the magical desktop software that’s the secret sauce to this solution for the older generation of scanners that many of us are still using, is 32-bit software and therefore not compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina. Owners of perfectly functional older ScanSnap scanners face the difficult choice of either having to buy a new scanner or stay on macOS 10.14 Mojave.

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Virus rules tighten illegal immigration on northern border–Associated Press

By WILSON RING
 
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Five Mexican citizens apprehended this week after illegally entering the United States in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A similar policy by the Canadian government allows the return to the United States of most people seeking asylum in Canada.

While the restrictions haven’t ended illegal immigration into the United States from Canada, the emergency policy has all but ended the use of Roxham Road in Champlain, New York — one of the most well-known routes used by people fleeing the U.S. to seek asylum in Canada.

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(Immediate Need) Help Individuals Appeal an Unemployment Insurance Denial–NYSBA

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NYSBA is seeking a few good volunteers to join our Pro Bono Network to help unemployed New Yorkers with denied unemployment insurance claims.

Volunteer attorneys will help individuals appeal unemployment insurance claim denials and potentially apply for other forms of Unemployment Relief.

Link to volunteer for the NYSBA unemployment insurance denial program: (Immediate Need) Help Individuals Appeal an Unemployment Insurance Denial
You will receive a welcome email from Clio shortly after signing up to volunteer at the link above.  Clio is a legal tech provider and has partnered with NYSBA to onboard, train, and match volunteers with persons needing help with unemployment insurance denials.  To ensure efficiency and ease, pro bono attorneys will be given free access to Clio’s secure case management software to manage the appeal process.  Once onboarded into Clio, you will be able to receive referrals and will choose whether or not to accept the case within Clio. If you do not accept the case, then the matter will be reassigned to another attorney to ensure we can match those in need as quickly as possible. You will always choose whether or not to accept the case.

An online community has been created for volunteers with useful links, resources, materials, and training videos.  Volunteers are encouraged to use this online community to share ideas and ask questions.  Malpractice insurance coverage is provided for volunteer attorneys.

Link to volunteer for the NYSBA unemployment insurance denial program: (Immediate Need) Help Individuals Appeal an Unemployment Insurance Denial
Thank you very much.

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Thomas Richards
NYSBA
Albany NY
518-463-3200
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