Use every chat app you like - Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook Messenger. Once you're done, sync them with Snowball. They'll all go into one inbox.
It took nearly 140 years after the federal court system was established in 1789 before the first woman sat on a federal bench. Today, about one-third of all active Article III judges are women.
"If the first women judges were here today, they would rejoice at this achievement," Justice Ginsburg said in a 1995 speech, noting that "their examples made it less difficult for the rest of us to gain appointment or election to the judiciary." For Justice Ginsburg, these pioneer women judges were "way pavers" -- in her words, "brave and bright woman who served as judges with extraordinary devotion and distinction." In remarks published 20 years ago in the Fordham Law Review, Justice Ginsburg singled out a few of these women judges.
If you work in a large firm, one question you never have to ask yourself is what business entity makes the most sense for your law practice. Strike out in any entrepreneurial venture, however, and this becomes a key threshold question as you set about your work.
Your choice of business entity has many ramifications, many of which have nothing to do with ethics rules or considerations specific to lawyers. Here is what you need to begin considering when making a decision...
Local governments in New York cannot restrict where registered sex offenders can live, according to a ruling Tuesday by the state's highest court.
The state Court of Appeals threw out a Nassau County law that kept all sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school, arguing that the state's restrictions on those convicted of sex crimes preempt local measures.
The ruling will have statewide implications: At least 109 cities, towns and villages and 21 counties have passed local restrictions, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union, though some have been repealed or invalidated. Under New York law, only level 3 offenders and those on probation or parole are prohibited from being within 1,000 feet of school grounds or a day-care center.
Facebook Creates Its Own Digital Will Service
As a tax and estate planning attorney, I frequently help clients create estate plans that dictate how one's corporeal assets will be utilized post-death. When it comes to digital assets, however, planning becomes more difficult.
Does one hand a list of their secure passwords to a close friend or family member for safekeeping? But what happens when those passwords change, as they frequently do and should? What happens if there is a falling-out between the two individuals? While everyone should update their estate plan at least once a year, this does not always occur. As Claire Cain Miller phrases the question over at the Times: "One of the most haunting questions facing Web ... users is, what happens to the stuff of our digital lives after we die?"
Google previously released its own answer to this perennial question: "Inactive Account Manager." Google's Product Manager, Andreas Tuerk, states: "Not many of us like thinking about death -- especially our own. But making plans for what happens after you're gone is really important for the people you leave behind. So [we've launched] a new feature that makes it easy to tell Google what you want done with your digital assets when you die or can no longer use your account."
Facebook now follows Google's path by introducing what it terms "legacy contacts", allowing your designated contact to manage your Facebook profile after your death. Your legacy contact's powers would include the ability to respond to friend requests from individuals not previously connected with you, update your profile and cover photos, and announce a memorial service or share a special message. "The legacy contact will not be able to log in as the person who passed away or see that person's private messages."
For more information on taking advantage of this new service, head on over to Facebook's blog post for the details.
Even if the proof at trial establishes that the subject property is over-assessed, a petitioner's reduction in it's assessed value is limited to what is set forth in its Article 7 Petition under RPTL 720(1).
Advanced Legal Research Using Fastcase
FREE 1.0 MCLE credit webinar
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m
As a benefit of membership in NYSBA, members receive free and unlimited access to the following libraries through Fastcase: N.Y. Court of Appeals, Appellate Division decisions, Miscellaneous decisions, N.Y. Consolidated Laws, N.Y.C.R.R., N.Y.S. Constitution, U.S. Code, 2d Circuit decisions, and Supreme Court decisions.
Advanced Legal Research Using Fastcase
Already familiar with basic legal research? Now it's time for the master class. Fastcase CEO Ed Walters will teach you advanced legal research using Fastcase, the NYSBA's free legal research member benefit.
This session will help you find answers that traditional legal research would miss, using 4D visual maps of results, citation analysis, and legal research safety nets like Forecite. It will cover statutory research and free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android, and how to sync these apps with your NYSBA subscription to Fastcase.
1.0 MCLE Credit
Newly admitted attorneys cannot receive MCLE credits for participation in CLE webcasts.
NYSBA Members - Free
This program is only open to NYSBA Members. You can renew your membership online at www.nysba.org/Membership
Questions about the Program? Contact Kathy Suchocki, Director, Law Practice Management at 518-487-5590 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Simone Smith, LPM Program Coordinator at 518-487-5591 or email@example.com.
Register by phone: Call 1-800-582-2452.
When you see something you'd like to read, but you don't have time at the moment, put it in Pocket and read it later. This is the simple, but powerful notion behind this helpful app. Once select items are placed in Pocket, there is no need for an Internet connection - a great feature for daily commuters or others who find themselves at various times throughout the day without an Internet connection. Items (articles, videos, etc.) can be added via email, web browser, or a handful of other apps, such as Twitter, Flipboard, or Pulse. Compatible with all operating systems.
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Tax season is just around the corner and tax professionals will be asked numerous variations on the question "is __________ tax deductible?"
Over the years, I have heard poker chips, underwear, breast implants, and animal waste. When calculating taxable self-employment income as a solo practitioner, you are allowed to deduct a wide range of expenses from gross revenue so long as they are business related. However, there are some basic rules and limitations.
Even in Web 2.0 world, the telephone -- and its constant companion, voice mail -- are still with us. There are actually a lot of people out there who prefer the scintilla of human interaction the phone provides over the cold, lifeless specter of email. (Or the tantalizing fun of Snapchat.)
As with every office practice, voice mail has its own etiquette and best practices guide. Here some of the rules you should keep in mind for professional and efficient voice mail communications.