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Delaware Bar weighs in on the ethics of remote work

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In March of 2020, the transition to remote work was sudden for most law firms. Many were wholly unprepared for the sudden and unexpected shift, but over time most firms managed to cobble together remote working systems that were functional, ...

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Real Estate Law: As property co-owners, common ground can be hard to find

John Anderson

The creator of the idiom “what’s mine is yours…” likely didn’t co-own property with another person. Real property is often owned by two or more persons as tenants in common, each owning an undivided interest in the property. Such co-owners ...

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Commentary: New guidance impacting cross-examination in Title IX hearings

Joshua M. Agins

On Aug. 24, the Department of Education issued new Title IX guidance that addressed a lingering issue created by the Department’s 2020 Title IX regulations. Specifically, confusion arose from that portion of the regulations prohibiting Title IX decision makers from ...

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Insurance and Injury Corner: Frozen pipes claims: What constitutes reasonable care?

Patrick D. Leavy

As we are enjoying the summer months here in Western New York, a recent decision from the Appellate Division, Fourth Department has provided a reminder for homeowners to take the proper winterization precautions for their unoccupied or seasonal homes. Attorneys ...

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The importance of technology competence in the e-filing era

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Technology competence: Nowadays it’s a must for lawyers. Five years ago, you may have been able to convince yourself that there was no need to be technologically competent, but no more. The writing has been on the wall ever since ...

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Matrimonial Matters: Credit card debt presents sticky situations in divorces

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Those of us who practice matrimonial law are always dealing with debt. The required Statement of Net Worth has a section devoted for every kind of debt there is, including “chattel mortgages.” However, today the biggest debt people have — ...

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