The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association cordially invites all attorneys to attend a CLE program in Albany on Monday, June 20, 2011. The Program will be immediately followed by a Welcome Reception for District Court Judge Mae D'Agostino, co-sponsored by the NDNY-FCBA and Capital District Women's Bar Association (CDWBA).
UPDATE ON E-DISCOVERY & ETHICS OF ONLINE ACTIVITY
Monday, June 20, 2011, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(Registration at 1:30 p.m.)
James T. Foley - U.S. Courthouse, Albany, New York
Part 1: 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
"Zubulake Revisited": The Decision in Pension Committee of the University of Montreal Pension Plan v. Banc of America Securities, LLC
Part 2: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
Attorney-Client & Work Product Privilege in the Digital Age
Part 3: 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.
Legal Ethics of Social Networking and Online Activity
Robert Heverly, Esq., Professor of Law, Albany Law School
Margaret J. Gillis, Esq., Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP
Joann Sternheimer, Esq., Deily, Mooney & Glastetter, LLP
The CLE is free of charge to current NDNY-FCBA members. Non-FCBA-Members: $75.00. See below for membership details.
RSVP for CLE by June 13, 2011
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, 2010 through February 15, 2013).
This CLE has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 2.0 credits toward the Professional Practice requirement and 1.0 credit toward the Ethics and Professionalism requirement.*
* This course or program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
RECEPTION: AN EVENING WITH JUDGE MAE D'AGOSTINO
(Co-Sponsored by NDNY-FCBA and CDWBA)
Monday, June 20, 2011, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
James T. Foley - U.S. Courthouse, Albany, New York
Grand Foyer, First Floor
All NDNY-FCBA members are invited and encouraged to attend and welcome our newest District Court Judge to the Northern District of New York.
Light refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.
We look forward to seeing you at these great events!
NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.
Where: U.S. Courthouse, 445 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
When: Monday, June 20, 2011, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
NDNY-FCBA Membership Information: Non-members may join online at www.ndnyfcba.org/join. Annual dues for membership in the NDNY-FCBA are waived for attorneys in their first year of practice, and $75 for all other members. Membership includes, among other things, free CLE Programs, advance invitations to lectures and events, and access to members-only information on the NDNY-FCBA web site (including Practitioner's Tips, Decision of Interest, CLE Materials, and Links & Resources).
The Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group has completed its fourth annual investigation of link rot among the original URLs for online law and policy-related materials archived though the group's efforts.
Originally launched as a Web-preservation pilot project in 2007, the Chesapeake Group is today part of the Legal Information Archive. Group participants include two academic law libraries, the Georgetown Law and Harvard Law School Libraries, and the State Law Libraries of Maryland and Virginia.
The Chesapeake Group focuses primarily on the preservation of Web-published legal materials, which often disappear as Web site content is rearranged or deleted over time. In the four years since the program began, the Chesapeake Group has built a digital archive collection comprising more than 7,400 digital items and 3,200 titles, all of which were originally posted to the Web.
For this study, the term "link rot" is used to describe a URL that no longer provides direct access to files matching the content originally harvested from the URL and currently preserved in the Chesapeake Group's digital archive. In some instances, a 404 or "not found" message indicates link rot at a URL. In other cases, the URL may direct to a site hosted by the original publishing organization or entity, but the specific resource has been removed or relocated from the original or previous URL.
All of the Web resources described in this report that have disappeared from their original locations on the Web remain accessible via permanent archive URLs here at legalinfoarchive.org, thanks to the Chesapeake Group's efforts.
Browsing the web for interesting material can be enjoyable, but it's also nice to have some bright friends help you along the way. The folks at Netted compile a daily listing of compelling online tools, apps, and other items that will be worthy of your email inbox. Visitors can sign up to receive Netted and they can also browse popular categories such as "Saving", "Applications", and "Travel". This version is compatible with computers running all operating systems, including Linux.
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2011. http://scout.wisc.edu/
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Miles co-founded the company in February, and started full operations this month in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, having built a roster of criminal lawyers who do not mind getting late-night calls.
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LulzSec and other groups have been hacking an assortment of prominent organisations. For good or for bad, they have also been publishing their databases, which typically include emails and passwords. Given that most people re-use their passwords, this site allows the average person to check if their password(s) may have been compromised and need to be changed.
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At a single address in this sleepy city of 60,000 people, more than 2,000 companies are registered. The building, 2710 Thomes Avenue, isn't a shimmering skyscraper filled with A-list corporations. It's a 1,700-square-foot brick house with a manicured lawn, a few blocks from the State Capitol.
Neighbors say they see little activity there besides regular mail deliveries and a woman who steps outside for smoke breaks. Inside, however, the walls of the main room are covered floor to ceiling with numbered mailboxes labeled as corporate "suites." A bulky copy machine sits in the kitchen. In the living room, a woman in a headset answers calls and sorts bushels of mail.
A Reuters investigation has found the house at 2710 Thomes Avenue serves as a little Cayman Island on the Great Plains. It is the headquarters for Wyoming Corporate Services, a business-incorporation specialist that establishes firms which can be used as "shell" companies, paper entities able to hide assets.
Wyoming Corporate Services will help clients create a company, and more: set up a bank account for it; add a lawyer as a corporate director to invoke attorney-client privilege; even appoint stand-in directors and officers as high as CEO. Among its offerings is a variety of shell known as a "shelf" company, which comes with years of regulatory filings behind it, lending a greater feeling of solidity.