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Reflections on Judge Telesca from Israel

Word reached me only last week of the recent death of Judge Michael A. Telesca. While I’m sure he has been appropriately eulogized by the Rochester legal community, I want to share a few belated words about this man, who ...

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ABA offers ethical guidance on harassment and discrimination

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This week I’m going to diverge from my typical topic of choice, legal technology, and focus on another issue that is near and dear to my heart: harassment and discrimination in the legal industry. I’ve always made an effort to ...

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Does New York’s ban on aid to religious schools survive ‘Espinoza’?

Jared K. Cook (Provided photo)

The United States Supreme Court issued three major religion decisions this term.[1] In all three cases, parties asserting religious rights prevailed, and the common theme is an increased willingness by a majority of the justices to recognize and broaden religious ...

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D.C. Bar permits lawyers to accept cryptocurrency

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Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed an unprecedented change in lawyers’ mindsets when it comes to technology. I’ve seen this happen in my local community and nationwide, as lawyers have begun to embrace technologies like videoconferencing, e-signature, and cloud-based ...

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Your Counsel: Take steps to avoid these mediation mistakes

Steven Modica

Lawyers tend to limit their practice to a few areas. Nonetheless, people come to us with myriad problems — many of which fall outside our realm of expertise. Through this column, I provide practical information to help you assist those ...

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eDiscovery Update: Courts hold that plaintiffs can sue under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act absent allegations of damages

Lawrence Bice

Have a hankering for that midday Snickers bar, but left your wallet at home? No problem. The vending machine in your office lobby will gladly accept your fingerprint as proof of payment. Left your fingerprint at home too? Well then, ...

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Real Estate Law: New laws covering residential real estate and the COVID-19 emergency

John Anderson

During the first few months of the COVID-19 emergency, the New York State government responded to matters involving residential leases and mortgages primarily through Executive Orders issued by the governor. Notable examples include: (i) Executive Order 202.8 issued on March ...

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How to get paid during the COVID-19 pandemic

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In March, life as we knew it ground to a halt as COVID-19 descended upon our country. For many law firms, this sudden departure from business as usual was an unexpected and unwelcome turn of events. As the virus quickly ...

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Matrimonial Matters: Inconvenient forum under UCCJEA

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The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is a law meant to avoid arguments between parties and states as to which state provides the appropriate forum for interstate custody issues. It has been agreed to and incorporated into ...

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