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  • Public Health Law ยง2164, as amended by Chapter 35 of the Laws of 2019, ended the non-medical immunization exemption and prohibits a school from permitting any child to be admitted to such school, or to attend such school, in excess of 14 days without sufficient evidence that the child has received all age appropriate required vaccinations; with limited exceptions as described below. 
  • For year round programs, the 14 day clock started on June 14.   For students who were enrolled in summer school or an extended year program, the first day of summer school is when the 14-day window started.  For all other students attending school in the Fall, the 14-day window starts with the first day of school in September.
  • A student who did not attend summer school or an extended school year program is permitted to attend school in the fall for 14 days without proof of immunizations. However if by day 14 they have not provided proof of having received the first dose in each vaccinations series, such student must be excluded beginning on day 15; except as otherwise described below.
  • The 14 days may be extended where the student is transferring from out of state or from another country and can show a good faith effort to get the necessary evidence or where the parent, guardian or any other person in parental relationship can demonstrate that a child has received the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series and that they have age appropriate scheduled appointments for follow-up doses to complete the immunization series in accordance with the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 through 18.   
  • A student with a valid medical exemption may attend the school.

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Empire Justice Center and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice have reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit.  The lawsuit claimed that the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) violated the law by failing to provide legally adequate notices to people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) whose benefits were reduced or terminated because of the time limit for Able-bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs). The case is called Brooks v. Roberts, 16-CV-1025 (NDNY). ...

Individuals are members of the settlement class if, between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018, they received SNAP benefits that were reduced or terminated for failing to meet a work requirement applicable to ABAWDs. The Court ordered that this Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action, available here, be provided to class members.

The Court will hold a Hearing on September 17, 2019 to consider whether to approve the settlement. Class members can review the full settlement agreement submitted to the Court here

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A state judge in Albany has struck down a cap on outside income for members of the Legislature promulgated by a committee last year as a trade-off for a raise of about $50,000 over three years for those officials.

But Albany County Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin upheld the pay hike in his decision handed down Thursday, which conflicts with a different ruling on the matter from June.

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The two differing opinions, both handed down by state judges in Albany, will effectively set up arguments on the issue to be evaluated by the Appellate Division, Third Department sometime in the near future.


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An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that "directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs," according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

According to the National Association of Immigration Judges, the Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sent court employees a link to a blog post from VDare, a white nationalist website, in its morning news briefing earlier this week that included anti-Semitic attacks on judges.

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On Wednesday this week, the Department of Homeland Security formally published new regulations overhauling the Employment Creation Visa, more commonly known as EB-5. Under the EB-5 program, if a foreign national invests in the United States, and thereby creates ten jobs for U.S. workers, the foreign national can receive a green card. The newly announced regulations significantly restrict the program.

To discuss these late-breaking changes, we are publishing our first bonus episode! In this breaking news roundtable, EB-5 experts Stephen Yale-Loehr and Kristal Ozmun join David in discussing the EB-5 program changes, and how they may result in fewer jobs for U.S. workers being created by the program.

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Children's Immigration Law Academy - Pro Bono--ABA

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Welcome to Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation! Thousands of children must face immigration judges each year without appointed counsel.  With representation, asylum seekers have a five times greater chance of winning their case.  Below you will find pro bono opportunities nationwide to support children . Funded by the Vera Institute of Justice, Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation allows lawyers to search and share available pro bono cases for unaccompanied children (UC) detained by the federal government or released to live with family members while in deportation proceedings.


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Amy Wax Controversy Drags Penn Law Into Free-Speech Dilemma | Law.com

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Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger found himself in a familiar spot last week--caught between outraged students demanding sanctions against Amy Wax for what they view as her racist public comments and free-speech advocates who believe that the controversial professor has a right to air her views, however offensive.

Ruger had been in a similar position at least twice in the past two years when Wax published op-eds and gave interviews that were widely perceived as denigrating immigrants and black students at the law school.

The dean has taken a middle-of-the-road approach with Wax, and in the latest incident issued a statement condemning her comments as racist. He also said that they do not reflect the law school's position, but did not take formal action against her. Penn Law said Wax will be taking a previously planned sabbatical during the upcoming school year, however.

The recent controversy stems from Wax's statements that U.S. would be "better off with more whites and fewer nonwhites," during a panel at a national conference for conservatives.

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Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

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The goals of the Center for Retirement Research are to promote research on retirement issues, to transmit new findings to the policy community and the public, to help train new scholars, and to broaden access to valuable data sources.





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In one of the documents released Thursday, an FBI agent said it appears then-candidate Trump was involved in discussions over the hush money payment to former porn star Stephanie Clifford.


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"Unlocking the Mysteries of Google Scholar." --MyCase

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Today's free giveaway is a guide from MyCase: "Unlocking the Mysteries of Google Scholar." 


Google Scholar is an easy-to-use platform that grants users access to a broad spectrum of federal and state case law without breaking the bank.

In this guide, you'll learn to:

  • Create targeted keyword/phrase searches to improve your research
  • Speed up your searches with advanced filters and a hidden search feature
  • Research parties, judges, attorneys, expert witnesses, and more

You will need to fill out a form to download the free guide.


AILA - Featured Issue: 2019 Large-Scale Enforcement Actions and Raids

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AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION


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This page includes a variety of resources to assist in responding to large-scale enforcement actions and raids. Please visit the Immigration Justice Campaign's Raids Response website if you are interested in volunteering.

Raids Resources--Please share widely in your communities prior to the raids starting

AILA Raid Resources Quick Sheet 

  • AILA Raid Resources Quick Sheet - print and share this document with clients and advocates to share key resources including local raids resource hotlines and contact information for select cities.

Know Your Rights Resources

EOIR Case Status Information

  • To check information related to you or your client's immigration court case, call the EOIR electronic phone system at 1-800-898-7180, enter the A number and listen to see whether a removal order has been issued in the relevant case.

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Epstein Indictment 2019 07 08

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United States of America vs Jeffrey Epstein SDNY  19 CRIM 490


All Documents in the Doe v. Trump Lawsuits -- The Memory Hole 2

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On Nov 4, 2016, "Jane Doe" told her lawyers to withdraw her lawsuit. ... 

>>> A woman whose identity is being protected has filed a civil lawsuit against Donald Trump and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein (a convicted sex offender) accusing them of raping her in 1994...


Connect with Law Students Seeking Experience with Rural Law Practitioners

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We are writing to follow up on an earlier survey wherein you indicated your interest in connecting with law students. The results of this previous survey, done by our Government Law Center, are summarized in this report, which highlights the growing shortage of rural law practitioners. We would like to gain more information about your practice and your ability to host or hire an Albany Law School student. We will use this information only for the purpose of creating a possible fit between your law practice and an Albany Law School student. Please take a few moments to complete the survey here.

 

Also, feel free to forward the survey to other rural attorneys in your networks that would benefit from this partnership.

 

The survey will be open for a limited time only.

 

If you have any questions about this survey please contact Mary Walsh Fitzpatrick, Assistant Dean at the Career and Professional Development Center at (518) 445-2377 or mfitz@albanylaw.edu.

 

Thank you.

 

 


NYPD failed to find one incident of biased policing in five years

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By Tina Moore

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The NYPD received 2,495 reports of biased policing since it began investigating allegations from the public five years ago -- but cops haven't substantiated a single complaint, a new city report has found.

The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Investigation released a report Wednesday that said the complaints were based on race, national origin and sexual orientation.
But the report shows that NYPD officials have "never substantiated an allegation of biased policing."

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NYSBA | Ethics Opinion 1161

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DIGEST:   When a lawyer rather than a broker prepares a real estate contract, the lawyer may not disclose the contract to the broker without the client's informed consent, which must include disclosure of any personal, financial, or business interest of the lawyer in responding to the broker's request for disclosure of the information.   

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The Art of Leadership Succession

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Stephen Gallagher

Stephen Gallagher

Patrick McKenna is a prolific writer on the challenges of firm leadership. I first met Patrick back in 2002 when he coauthored a book with David Maister. First Among Equals: How to Manage a Group of Professionals, (The Free Press, 2002)) topped business bestseller lists in the United States, Canada and Australia; was translated into nine languages; is currently in its seventh printing; and received a best business books of 2002 award.

Patrick has always believed that the law firm leadership transition process can and should be managed with as much deliberation and care as the selection process itself to ensure less disruption and a smoother path for the firm going forward.

Patrick McKenna has recently released an eBook that outline a comprehensive process for law firm succession planning. You can get a copy of his free 260-page eBook, The Art of Leadership Succession: lnkd.in/eZbyNbW.

Do a Kind Deed by forwarding this eBook to a young managing partner you know.



REPORT EXTERNAL REVIEW OF THE NEW YORK CITY IMPARTIAL HEARING OFFICE

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An external review of the New York City Department of Education's handling of due process complaints points to a flawed system. The report cites a lack of hearing officers and inadequate space to hold hearings. The result is that many students suffer without appropriate programs for months, sometimes years at end. 

To read the report in its entirety, please click below.


Legal Opinion Resource Center--ABA

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The purpose of this site is to provide easy access to reports and other materials useful in opinion practice, without charge, for non-commercial use.

The ABA Business Law Section Legal Opinions Committee and the TriBar Opinion Committee have issued influential reports that have shaped opinion practice for over two decades. In recent years the Federal Securities Law Opinions Subcommittee of the Section's Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities has begun issuing authoritative reports, and other Section committees may issue reports in the future of interest to the practice. Law firms and law departments are encouraged to link their internal websites permanently to this resource.

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A federal judge has refused to block a subpoena from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for eight years of financial records from the accounting firm for President Donald Trump.

Trump filed a lawsuit against Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House committee, last month.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of Washington, D.C., said Congress had sufficient justification to seek the records from Mazars USA, report the New York TimesPolitico, the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, the Washington Post and the National Law Journal. The decision, filed Monday, is here.


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