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Stephen P. Gallagher, master of science in organizational development, is president of Leadershipcoach.us, an executive coaching company headquartered in Narberth, Pa. Stephen concentrates his practice on transition/succession planning for lawyers. This article was prepared with cooperation and support from Leonard E. Sienko Jr., a lifelong friend and a sole practitioner at The Sienko Law Office in Hancock, N.Y. In Gallagher's own transition from full-time practice, he spends time teaching several marketing classes at St. Joseph's University, and he commits more of his time to his three grandchildren. He can be reached via e-mail and welcomes your comments and questions.
At the same time, the Opinion makes clear that "there are no virtual office exceptions" to a lawyers' ethical responsibilities. Thus, lawyers operating a virtual office must disclose that they don't have a physical office and must ensure that the services they provide are competently delivered. - Read more
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Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for the fiscal year 2014--the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014--totaled 963,739, down 13 percent from the 1.1 million bankruptcy filings in FY 2013, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. This is the lowest number of bankruptcy filings for any 12-month period since 2007.
DOH is in continuous contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, local health departments statewide, health departments in surrounding states, hospital associations, individual health care facilities, EMS providers, transportation officials and other entities to monitor any suspect or confirmed cases of Ebola virus, support investigations of those cases, and provide guidance and information on infection control protocols and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all health care workers, patients, visitors and the general public.
Additionally, New York State and the State of New Jersey have expanded upon CDC protocols and imposed additional measures to identify and monitor individuals who recently spent time in one of the three countries most affected by Ebola or individuals who have recently cared for patients with the virus.
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The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015. Many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2015 because the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger adjustments.