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IP Frontiers: Reimagining the future of New York’s courts

This column typically discusses legal topics related to technology, but this month we look at how technology relates to the law, specifically our court system. In the midst of a pandemic, our world in lockdown, lawyers are learning to navigate ...

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Three New Year’s resolutions for lawyers

We’ve finally left 2020 behind and are looking forward to a new year — and hopefully a much less turbulent one! Of course, no matter what the year brings, one thing is certain: times will continue to be uncertain until ...

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Your Counsel: COVID-19, OSHA and whistleblower complaints

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

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Commentary: The importance of mediation as part of the litigation process

As we begin 2021, our profession continues to work hard and do our best to resolve the legal issues and problems for our clients during “interesting” times. The understandable delays in moving cases forward has caused concern for many attorneys ...

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Real Estate Law: Why developers shouldn’t put construction contract on the back burner

For a lot of property owners and developers, the construction contract is one of the last documents in the overall development transaction they typically negotiate, with negotiation of acquisition and financing documents taking priority over everything else. This is understandable ...

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The Inclusive Office: What The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, N.Y. taught me

As George Washington, via Lin-Manuel Miranda, eloquently proclaimed, “I wanna talk about what I have learned — the hard-won wisdom I have earned.” Come January, I will be taking a position outside of traditional practice after spending the last almost ...

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Commentary: New York State Power of Attorney changes coming June 15

On Dec. 15, a new law was enacted which completely overhauled the existing New York Power of Attorney statute that has been in place since 2009. As most of our estate planning clients have known over the past decade, the ...

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ABA releases ethics opinion on working remotely

In 2020, the pandemic changed just about everything. One of the biggest areas impacted was the way that work was performed. Out of necessity, it was the year of working remotely for businesses across the country. And with increasing COVID-19 ...

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Environmental Law: Potential environmental policies in a new presidential administration

With the presidential election concluded and a new Biden administration on the horizon in 2021, it’s useful to look ahead to potential environmental policies that may be implemented. Although environmental policy changes from administration to administration, the switch from one ...

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Advocate’s View: Foster care case may affect challenges to COVID restrictions

A little over a month ago, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Fulton challenges a decision by the city of Philadelphia to stop referring foster-care cases to a Catholic foster-care association because ...

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Legal Loop: 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for lawyers

2020 has been quite the year, and it’s been anything but easy. No doubt, you’re ready for this unprecedented year to end so that we can look forward to a new, hopefully much less eventful 2021. In the meantime, the ...

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