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Service dogs have long been permitted in courts. But in a ruling in June that allowed Rosie to accompany the teenage rape victim to the trial here, a Dutchess County Court judge, Stephen L. Greller, said the teenager was traumatized and the defendant, Victor Tohom, appeared threatening. Although he said there was no precedent in the state, Judge Greller ruled that Rosie was similar to the teddy bear that a New York appeals court said in 1994 could accompany a child witness.
At least once when the teenager hesitated in Judge Greller's courtroom, the dog rose and seemed to push the girl gently with her nose. Mr. Tohom was convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life.
His lawyers, David S. Martin and Steven W. Levine of the public defender's office, have raised a series of objections that they say seems likely to land the case in New York's highest court. They argue that as a therapy dog, Rosie responds to people under stress by comforting them, whether the stress comes from confronting a guilty defendant or lying under oath.
But they say jurors are likely to conclude that the dog is helping victims expose the truth. "Every time she stroked the dog," Mr. Martin said in an interview, "it sent an unconscious message to the jury that she was under stress because she was telling the truth."
"There was no way for me to cross-examine the dog," Mr. Martin added.
Justice Advisor Position
Burton Rands Associates is hiring lawyers, judges and court administrators to perform as rule of law advisors as part of the recently awarded contract described below.
The Program: Criminal Justice Program Support (CJPS)
A cornerstone of stable and democratic nations is a criminal justice system in which citizens broadly accept and voluntarily comply with the law. As part of the U.S. Government's mission to support the emergence of stable democracies, especially in areas that have suffered from years of civil strife, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Civilian Police and Rule of Law Programs (INL/CIV) supports programs to help institutionalize sustainable criminal justice sectors, instill public trust in the rule of law and protect human rights.
Burton Rands Associates has been contracted to provide Justice Advisors in support of CJPS to promote the following institutions:
· Public prosecutors to review evidence gathered in a case, make determinations regarding the appropriateness of initiating a criminal prosecution and presenting cases to the courts for adjudication;
· Courts that administer cases, set initial adjudication of guilt or innocence, and conduct appellate review of cases for final determinations of guilt or innocence;
Term: This is a five year contract with individual projects lasting, on average, from six months to a year.
Place of Performance: Various locations, worldwide (Current program countries/areas include Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Sudan, and the West Bank but the program is expected to expand)
Responsibilities: Provide advice and technical assistance on matters related to criminal justice, including, but not limited to, drafting new legal codes and procedures, training local officials and providing guidance on managing and prosecuting complex criminal cases. Senior level advisors serve as leaders, working closely with INL to set overall mission direction.
Requirements: A minimum of three to five years of criminal trial experience as a criminal defense attorney, prosecutor, judge, or court administrator. U.S. citizenship. At least one year of international experience preferred, particularly work on international rule of law programs. Senior advisors will exhibit additional criminal trial and supervisory experience.
Who We Are: Burton Rands Associates LLC is a woman-owned small business. We concentrate on rule of law, security sector transformation, training and development. We hold prime contracts with the US Department of State as well as contracts in support of USAID, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), NGOs and the private sector. Burton Rands has considerable expertise in program management, particularly in the deployment of personnel to work oversees in conflict and post-conflict states.
Interested parties please respond with resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is very quick and easy to insert an iPhone 4 into a PowerSkin. Just slide the iPhone into the connector at the bottom of the unit and then fit the silicone rubber around the iPhone. If you look at a picture of the book of the PowerSkin, there is a line near the top that makes it appear as if there are two parts, but this is a one-piece design so you don't have to worry about it coming apart.
Forbes magazine carried the news this month that Google Ventures is part of a group pouring $18.5 million into Rocket Lawyer, which is claiming to be the "fastest growing online legal service." This news was followed up by a Forbes column titled"Google Backing of DIY Legal Forms Will Force Lawyers To Lower Fees."
Certainly Rocket Lawyer is not the only business seeking to profit from providing preparation of legal documents online. When the economic outlook for the legal profession is certainly not projected to be one of increasing profits, why are venture capitalists apparently so interested in the legal profession? To answer that question, I turned to Richard Granat. Granat is the lawyer behind DirectLaw, a firm that provides lawyers with the tools to set up virtual practices that deliver documents and legal services online. He is also a long-time member and current Co-Chair of the eLawyering Task Force of the ABA Law Practice Management Section.Read the interview interview by Jim Calloway with Richard Granat here.
Many of these projects will live only on beta620. But a few, like the innovative Times Skimmer, which started out as an entry in one of our internal technology contests, will "graduate" to become full-fledged products on our main site or our mobile apps.
beta620 will also be a place where Times developers interact with readers to discuss projects, and incorporate community suggestions into their work. So, please, take a look around, and play with our new toys. We're eager to hear what you think.
The EV Profiler is a Driving Data Recorder that tracks the rate of your acceleration, the terrain you encounter on a daily basis and how often you take the highway or local roads. It then feeds that data into an online report and puts it up against the real world statistics from current electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt and the Tesla Model S. Test driving a conventional vehicle is easy -- you just want to see how smooth the ride is, how quick it takes turns and how much punch it packs -- but with an electric vehicle it is a lifestyle change that could prove difficult to get used to.
Don't feel guilty about browsing the Internet at work--turns out it may actually improve your performance.
According to a new study, Web browsing can actually refresh tired workers and enhance their productivity, compared to other activities such as making personal calls, texts or emails, let alone working straight through with no rest at all.
The study, "Impact of Cyberloafing on Psychological Engagement," by Don J.Q. Chen and Vivien K.G Lim of the National University of Singapore, was presented last week in San Antonio, Texas, at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, an association of management scholars.
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