JURIST – New York governor signs bill legalizing medical marijuana

 

[JURIST] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo[official website] on Monday signed [press release] the Compassionate Care Act [text] into law, making New York the twenty-third state to legalize medical marijuana. The bill legalizes the possession, manufacture, use, delivery, transport or administration of medical marijuana by a designated caregiver for a certified medical use. It allows medical professionals to prescribe marijuana to patients with debilitating or life-threatening conditions such as terminal illness, severe chronic pain, nausea and other illnesses or as the commissioner deems appropriate. The legislation also requires patients to obtain a registry identification card, valid for a year, unless the patient is terminally ill, in which case the registration remains in effect until death. The bill also imposes an excise tax on the marijuana, which is only to be administered in ingestible or sublingual (dissolvable) form.

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NYSDOL Publishes Final Wage Deductions Regulations Under Labor Law Section 193 | New York Labor And Employment Law Report

By Andrew Bobrek on October 9, 2013
Posted in New York Law, Wage and Hour
The New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) just published final regulations on its website, governing employee wage deductions under Section 193 of the Labor Law.  According to NYSDOL, the final Section 193 regulations are effective today – October 9, 2013 – and will be codified at and replace the existing 12 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 195.  As we previously reported, these regulations were published in draft form earlier this year and made available for public comment.  The final regulations contain only minimal changes from this earlier draft version.

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Pro Bono Requirement Modified to Help LL.M. Students-NYLJ

Joel Stashenko:

ALBANY – Responding to concerns voiced by law school deans, New York will give foreign master of law degree students more time to meet the requirement that new lawyers perform 50 hours of pro bono service before being admitted to the bar.

The Advisory Committee on New York State Pro Bono Bar Admission Requirements has decided that the previous interpretation of the state pro bono rules giving LL.M. students as little as a year to fulfill the 50-hour requirement was too limited.

Under an updated guide to the new rules released on Aug. 26, the committee said pro bono work performed by foreign students one year before they begin their course of study will count toward meeting the 50-hour obligation for entry to the New York bar.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202619280542&Pro_Bono_Requirement_Modified_to_Help_LLM_Students#ixzz2fMZLXnG1

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“Social Security Disability: Topics of Interest to Representatives at the Administrative and Federal Court Phases”

Please join the NDNY FCBA for a CLE Program in Syracuse on Thursday, June 27, 2013

“Social Security Disability:  Topics of Interest to Representatives at the Administrative and Federal Court Phases”

Presenters of this program will be:

Catherine M. Callery, Esq.
Empire Justice Center

Hon. Bruce S. Fein
U.S. Administrative Law Judge, SSA

Maria P. Fragassi Santangelo, Esq.
Office of General Counsel, SSA

Karen Southwick, Esq.
Olinsky Law Group

Louise M. Tarantino, Esq.
Empire Justice Center

Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks

U.S. Magistrate Judge NDNY

When: Thursday, June 27, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Where: James M. Hanley
U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse
100 South Clinton Street,
Jury Assembly Room, 7th Floor
Syracuse, New York
Credits: This program has been approved in
accordance with the requirements
of the New York State Continuing
Legal Education Board for 3.5 credits towards the Professional Practice
Requirement.
Register

(Registration closes June 20, 2013)

 

The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York
(February 16, 2013 through February 15, 2016).

This program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

This is a single program.  No partial credit will be awarded.

This  program is complimentary to all Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association Members.  Click on the link below to join.  The CLE program materials will be posted to our website.  As a member you may access all historic CLE materials for the NDNY FCBA CLE programs at:

http://www.ndnyfcba.org

If you have any questions you would like to submit prior to the program please submit them in advance to:

Thank you for your interest in the NDNY FCBA.  We look forward to seeing you at this upcoming CLE program.

Sincerely,
Melissa Withers
NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.
315-422-2799

 

“Federal Practice 301: A Seminar on Dispositive Motions”

 

Please join the NDNY FCBA for a CLE Program in Albany on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

This program is recommended for experienced attorneys only.

Federal Practice 301:  A Seminar on Dispositive Motions”

Presenters of this program will be:

Robyn Hoffman, Esq.
Law Clerk to Hon. Randolph F. Treece
Magistrate Judge
Northern District of New York

Michael Langan, Esq.
Law Clerk to Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby
U.S. District Court Judge
Northern District of New York

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Where: James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor
445 Broadway
Albany, New York
Credits: This program has been approved in
accordance with the requirements
of the New York State Continuing
Legal Education Board for 3.0 credits towards the Skills Requirement
The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

This program is appropriate for experienced attorneys.

This program is not appropriate for newly admitted attorneys.

This is a single program.  No partial credit will be awarded.

This  program is complimentary to all Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association Members.  Click on the link below to join.  The CLE program materials will be posted to our website.  As a member you may access all historic CLE materials for the NDNY FCBA CLE programs at:

http://www.ndnyfcba.org

If you have any questions you would like to submit prior to the program please submit them in advance to:

Thank you for your interest in the NDNY FCBA.  We look forward to seeing you at this upcoming CLE program.

Sincerely,
Melissa Withers
NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.
315-422-2799
When
Wednesday June 5, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse
445 Broadway
Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12207
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Norse Energy Corp USA v. Town of Dryden, et.al. (App. Div.-3rd Dept)

NYS’s Oil, Gas, Surface Mining Law (OGSML) does not preempt, either expressly or impliedly, a municipality’s power to enact a local zoning ordinance banning all activities related to the exploration for, and the production or storage of, natural gas and petroleum within its borders.

 

 

 

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