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Judge moves congressional, State Senate primaries to August | WSKGWSKG

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VESTAL, NY (WSKG) -- The Steuben County judge overseeing the redrawing of New York's congressional and State Senate maps has ordered that primary elections for those races to be held in August.

The decision came two days after the state's highest court ordered the lower court to create new maps for congressional and State Senate districts, ruling that the old lines were improperly approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and drawn with partisan intent. 

The court left State Assembly districts intact.


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Professional Responsibility for the Animal Lawyer--Animal Legal Defense Fund

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The legal system poses many challenges and dilemmas for attorneys to navigate, and animal law issues can bring unique variations that are often not considered in usual discussions. Join us for a special CLE event, as Russ Mead leads attendees through a hypothetical scenario detailing what to do, what not to do, and what to look out for as an animal lawyer. The Model Code of Professional Responsibility will be used. Following the ethics presentation, Animal Legal Defense Fund Pro Bono Manager Taylor Waters will discuss how to get involved with our pro bono network, types of work that volunteer attorneys perform, and the benefits of membership. English closed caption subtitles will be available.

This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of ethics credit by the Oregon State Bar Association. A certificate of attendance will be provided via email after the webinar. Most states accept credits from other mandatory CLE states such as Oregon, but please check with your local bar association to confirm your state's reciprocity and reporting rules.

Back To The Office Anxieties - Blind Blog - Workplace Insights

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Anxiety over returning to the office is very real. Blind, an anonymous community of verified professionals with 4 million+ users, began running a survey gauging if professionals were anxious about returning to the office and why65% of professionals on Blind are anxious about the office reopening, according to results.

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New York Town Hall--Free Webinar - Animal Legal Defense Fund

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... In this interactive webinar Kathleen Schatzmann, Senior Legislative Affairs Manager, will provide an update on animal protection legislation ...

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Register at IRS.gov for Economic Impact Payment | Internal Revenue Service

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To help non-filers, IRS sets Nov. 10 as 'National EIP Registration Day;'

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Nov. 10 is "National EIP Registration Day"

The IRS set Nov. 10 as "National EIP Registration Day," as the agency and partners across the country launch a final push to encourage everyone who doesn't normally file a tax return to register to receive an Economic Impact Payment. "National EIP Registration Day" will take place just a few days ahead of the extended Nov. 21 registration deadline.

This special event will feature support from IRS partner groups inside and outside of the tax community, including those that work with low-income and underserved communities. These groups will help spread the word about the new Nov. 21 deadline and, in some cases, provide special support for people who still need to register for the payments.

"Our partner groups have been a critical part of the unprecedented IRS outreach and education campaign this year to contact as many people as possible about these payments," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.

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A Pandemic Halloween: No Tricks, No Treats? - FindLaw

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By Ashley Ravid 

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Back in April, one thought on many people's minds was whether the coronavirus pandemic would abate in time to celebrate Easter with loved ones. Oh, how innocent we were.

Now with October approaching and domestic COVID-19 case numbers still rising, the latest holiday celebration to be called into question is Halloween -- will people still be able to celebrate, or will they face legal consequences for doing so?

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On July 24, 2020, I issued a statement to the American public providing an unclassified overview of foreign threats to the 2020 election and offering basic steps to mitigate some of these threats. At that time, I pledged that the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) would continue to update the American public and other key stakeholders on the evolving election threat landscape, while also safeguarding our intelligence sources and methods.

 

Today, we are making good on that promise by sharing additional information with the public on the intentions and activities of our adversaries with respect to the 2020 election. This information is being released for the purpose of better informing Americans so they can play a critical role in safeguarding our election. Below is the latest 


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The governor also announced five regions upstate can begin the second phase on Friday

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UPDATE!!!!!!

By Ryan Tarinelli 

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The timeline for allowing upstate New York law firms to return to in-office work continued to remain unclear Friday morning.

The confusion comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested in a radio interview Thursday that international experts would have to analyze COVID-19 data and sign off on regions moving into phase two of the state's reopening plan. 

"The reopening in the first five regions ends tomorrow," the Democrat said during that interview. "When the reopening of phase one ends, we'll give the experts all the data. It's posted on the web but let them analyze it. And if they say we should move forward, we move forward."

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New York State Court System Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks jointly announced Wednesday that upstate courts will begin a gradual return to service next week, having met safety benchmarks set by Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Karen Sloan 

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Deans from 20 law schools outside of New York have written to the state's bar authorities, advocating for increased capacity for the September test to ensure their graduates don't get shut out. 

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For the first time in history, people outside the U.S. Supreme Court's walls will be able to hear arguments as they happen. It may not be baseball, but plenty of court watchers and casual fans alike are excited for the action. 

The institution rejects cameras in the courtroom or even same-day audio, but the coronavirus threw it a curveball and now the justices are livestreaming 10 arguments over the next two weeks, with that audio carried to the public by C-Span and other networks. 

Detailed below are those controversies to be considered by the nine justices over six dates, beginning May 4 and wrapping up on May 13. They'll be phoned in by counsel as the court abides social distancing requirements necessitated by the pandemic.

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Read more and review a complete schedule of the arguments to be broadcast...




By Jack Newsham 

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Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who previously delayed the state's July bar exam to Sept. 9 and 10, said travel and public gatherings constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic would likely limit the number of people could take the exam. "Seating capacity for the September examination is likely to be limited," the court said.

In response, the judge has approved a "comprehensive and streamlined program designed to provide temporary authorization for qualified law graduates to engage in the limited practice of law," the court announced in an email Tuesday.

"Practice orders promulgated by the Appellate Division departments will allow all covered candidates employed in New York to work under the supervision of a qualified attorney in good standing who has been admitted to practice law in New York for at least three years," the email said. "Temporary authorization will be available to all first-time takers of the bar examination, including both J.D. and LL.M. candidates, irrespective of their graduation year."

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Law Day Virtual Program
Promoting Female Mediators, Arbitrators, and Lead Trial Lawyers: Insight and Advice from Women on the Bench
May 1, 2020

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary non-CLE Webinar

 

This will be a discussion by sitting and retired women judges regarding how to increase the number of women who serve as lead attorneys in court and in alternative dispute forums, as well as to promote women as mediators and arbitrators. The following topics will be discussed:

 

I.              Overview of the 2017 Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Task Force on Women's Initiatives Report, "IF NOT NOW, WHEN? Achieving Equality for Women in the Courtroom and in ADR" (2017) ("2017 Report") and the Status of the New Draft Report

II.            View from the Bench - Women Lead Litigators

III.          Mediation View  -  Promoting Women as Mediators and Women Representing Parties in Commercial Disputes

IV.          Arbitration View - Promoting Women as Arbitrators and Women Representing Parties in Commercial Disputes

V.            Concluding Thoughts - Where Do Women Go From Here?

 

Presenters:

Hon. Tanya Kennedy

Hon. Karla Moskowitz (ret.)

Hon. Helen E. Freedman (ret.)

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (ret.)

 

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Inter-Disciplinary Panels of Leading Experts Answer these Questions on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 9:00 am 1:15 pm

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite 48 hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.


Program Fees:

Free to City Bar and NYSBA members | $15 for non-member attorneys | Free to the public.

Members of the NYSBA and non-lawyers please call Customer Relations at 212.382.6663 to register.


Description:

Climate change will drastically alter many facets of our lives, including where we live, the way we build, what we eat, how we produce electricity, and how we use transportation. But as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaches, many people are not aware of the scope of climate change or what is being done and will be done to address it. This program aims to address that knowledge gap.


Welcome:
J. Kevin Healy, Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, Senior Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP


Resiliency Panel:

This panel of experts will provide an overview of resiliency problems and solutions and discuss the science of extreme weather and risk management, resiliency efforts and environmental justice, and efforts to protect New York State.

Sarah KapnickPhysical Scientist & Deputy Division Leader at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, formerly with the White House and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and co-author of Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Tomi Vest, General Counsel, NYC Mayor's Office on Resiliency
Annel Hernandez, Associate Director, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance


Welcome:
Carl Howard, Counsel, U.S. EPA, Region 2, Co-Chair, Global Climate Change Committee, NYSBA, Environmental & Energy Law Section


Decarbonization Panel:

This panel of experts will provide an overview of the efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuels, and discuss topics including decarbonization in the energy, food and agriculture, and transportation sectors, decarbonization efforts and environmental justice, and New York's roadmap to a Statewide carbon-neutral building stock by mid-century.

Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, author of Legal Pathways to Deep

Decarbonization in the United States

Peter Lehner, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice
Kate Kurera, Deputy Director, Environmental Advocates of New York
Greg Hale, Senior Adviser, NYSERDA
Lew Daly, Senior Policy Analyst and Senior Advisor, Policy Development, Demos

Program Chairs:
Matthew J. Sinkman
, New York Attorney General's Office, Environmental Protection Bureau
J. Kevin Healy, Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, Senior Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP
Amy E. Turner, Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, Senior Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Carl Howard, Counsel, U.S. EPA, Region 2, Co-Chair, Global Climate Change Committee, NYS Bar Association, Environmental & Energy Law Section


Sponsored by:

Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association
Environmental and Energy Law Section and the Real Property Law Section, of the New York State Bar Association


The Marshall Project:


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FBI agents Thursday arrested three men suspected of being part of a neo-Nazi group who discussed traveling with weapons to a pro-gun rally next week in VirginiaTHE NEW YORK TIMES More:Operating in Maryland and Delaware, they reportedly call themselves part of "The Base," a group federal counterterrorism officials are now watching closely. USA TODAY Related: Judge upholds governor's ban on guns outside rally. THE WASHINGTON POST

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Dana Alamia

The Senior Lawyers Section will be presenting a series of Free Lawyer Well-Being Webinars on the Second Tuesday of every month from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW

The first in this series is: Palliative Care, Hospice and Relevant Laws, presented by David C. Leven, JD, Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant, End of Life Choices

OCTOBER 8, 2019
12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Surveys show that about 70% of the public does not know what palliative care is but, when informed about it, 92% said they would be likely to consider it for a loved one who has a serious illness. Mr. Leven will not only define palliative care but also provide important information on issues such as when it should be provided, barriers to its provision, how it differs from hospice, and elements of the Palliative Care Access Act and the Palliative Care Information Act.


REGISTER NOW

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Dana Alamia
NYSBA
Albany NY
dalamia@nysba.org
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Advanced Financial & Health Directives for Service Members--NYSBA

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Webinar

This program will discuss civilian and military power of attorney forms and procedures and health care proxy/living will forms.  The differences in non-military and military forms to assist your deployment will also be discussed.

1.0 MCLE Credit: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member Price: $50 | Non-Member: $100

Learn More and/or register online.

Sponsored by the Committee on Veterans and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.



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Kathleen Plog
New York State Bar Association
kplog@nysba.org (518) 487-5681
Albany, NY
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Palliative Care, Hospice and Relevant Laws--NYSBA

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Tiffany Bardwell

Tiffany Bardwell

Palliative Care, Hospice and Relevant Laws
Presented by: David C Leven, JD, Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant, End of Life Choices New York
 

October 8, 2019
12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Free Webinars Presented on the Second Tuesday of Each Month

Surveys show that about 70% of the public does not know what palliative care is but, when informed about it, 92% said they would be likely to consider it for a loved one who has a serious illness. Mr. Leven will not only define palliative care but also provide important information on issues such as when it should be provided, barriers to its provision, how it differs from hospice, and elements of the Palliative Care Access Act and the Palliative Care Information Act.

Register Here


 

Upcoming Webinar Series Topics:

November 12: A Future by Chance or a Future by Design
Presented by: Larry Ganim | Founder and President of Ganim Financial and GFS Wealth Management Advisors, Inc.
 
Register Here

December 10: The Little Known Living Benefits of a Life Insurance Policy
Presented by: Henry Montag, CFP, CLTC | Managing Director of The TOLI Center East
Register Here

 

Tiffany Bardwell  Section Events and Membership Development Associate

New York State Bar Association

One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207

direct/fax: 518.487.5675 |  main: 518.463.3200 | email:  tbardwell@nysba.org | www.nysba.org


June 2019 House of Delegates Meeting on Vimeo

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C. Bruce Lawrence
Jun 18, 2019 2:27 PM
C. Bruce Lawrence

I strongly urge (Senior Lawyer) Section Members to watch Hank Greenberg's address to the House of Delegates on Saturday setting forth the history of NYSBA's creation and his vision for its future. You can go to this link to the video of the meeting and go to 25.00 minutes to start to stream his message.

vimeo.com/342748678

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C. Bruce Lawrence Esq., Immediate Past Chair
Boylan Code LLP
Rochester NY
(585) 232-5300 x256
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