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New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam – Legal Ease Blog

Allison C. Shields:

Despite opposition from many lawyers and bar associations throughout the state, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced today that New York State will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July of 2016.

According to this article, Lippman made the announcement at a Law Day celebration in Albany, claiming that the adoption of the UBE will allow New York to remain the gold standard for the profession, and stating that it will allow New York law graduates greater portability and flexibility of their law licenses.

Read more:  http://www.legaleaseconsulting.com/legal_ease_blog/2015/05/new-york-to-move-to-uniform-bar-exam.html#ixzz3ZNgO3kEz

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Position Announcement–Office of the Federal Public Defender–Research and Writing Attorney

May 5, 2015

Position Announcement

Office of the Federal Public Defender

Research and Writing Attorney 


The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern 

District of New York is seeking applicants for the 

position of Research and Writing Attorney for its 

Syracuse, NewYork office.  The Research and

Writing Attorney provides advanced research 

and writing services to assistant federal defender 

staff on trial and appellate cases. The Research 

and Writing Specialist writes briefs, motions, 

petitions for certiorari, and legal memoranda.

(Please see full announcement below).


Announcement Date:

April 24, 2015

Closing Date:

June 5, 2015


Research and Writing Attorney Announcement


How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:   


Matthew Landy, Administrative Officer

Office of the Federal Public Defender

39 N. Pearl St., 5th Floor

Albany, NY  12207



or in PDF to Matt_Landy@fd.org 


NDNY-Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.


(315) 422-2799

U S v Skelos 15 Mag 1492 (Filed)

Periscope on the App Store on iTunes

Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen.

Other features:

[+] REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, you can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Viewers can replay your broadcast with comments and hearts to relive the full experience. Replays currently last 24 hours. You can delete your replay at any time.

[+] PRIVATE: If you want to broadcast to specific people, press the lock icon before going live and choose who you want to invite to your broadcast. 

[+] TWITTER: You can choose to share your Periscope broadcasts on Twitter by tapping the bird icon before you start broadcasting. When you go live, you’ll tweet a link so that your Twitter followers can watch on the web (or in the app)

[+] MANAGE NOTIFICATIONS: Periscope will suggest people for you to follow based on your Twitter network. You can always follow new people, or unfollow them if you don’t want to be notified when they go live. You can also adjust notification preferences in Periscope Settings (in Profile)

[+] HEARTS: Periscope keeps track of how many hearts you get from your viewers. The more hearts, the higher you get in the “Most Loved” list.

Get Periscope here.

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Tesla unveils battery storage system for home, business and utility use–Gizmag.com


The Tesla home battery system hinted at by CEO Elon Musk several months ago has finally been unveiled by Musk himself at the company’s design studio in Hawthorne, California. Dubbed the Powerwall, the stationary home battery offers 10 kWh of storage capacity for the relatively modest price of US$3,500. A smaller unit is also available at 7 kWh for $3,000, and homeowners can stack multiple units if needed.

Read entire Gizmag.com article first link below:

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