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The importance of technology competence when communicating electronically

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I’m sure that by now you’ve already seen the infamous cat filter court hearing video. If not, Google it and watch it. I’ll wait. Now that you’re back, let’s talk about how you can avoid replicating that unfortunate predicament. The ...

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Commentary: Acknowledging Black History is American History

Langston McFadden

This year we celebrate Black History Month locally, regionally and nationally during a worldwide pandemic that has touched, and in some cases devastated, the lives of so many individuals and families across this nation. The effects of COVID-19 have been ...

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The internet is forever, so behave accordingly

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My fellow lawyers: let’s talk. Now let me just say at the outset that I am absolutely thrilled to see all of you using technology, whether it’s social media, video conferencing, or cloud computing. For more than a decade now ...

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Commentary: A call for backup

Sara Passamonte

The human services field is a collective of helpers; some have formal licenses; some are peers with lived experience and unmatched empathy; some have what seems like endless patience; and some are drained from weeks, months, or years of supporting ...

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A futile impeachment and Custer — a connection?

Hon. Richard Dollinger

Impeach a former federal official after he left office? In Washington last month, the House of Representatives just started the process against a president who was about to leave office. But, in 1876, America encountered another impeachment of a retired ...

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NYSBA provides ransomware guidance for lawyers

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The pandemic has impacted so many different aspects of our lives, from where and how we work to how we communicate and interact with loved ones. The work-from-home requirements necessitated by COVID-19 have been one of the most noticeable effects ...

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Real Estate Law: Pandemic impacts are not a defense to paying rent

John Anderson

As we have seen for much of the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the commercial real estate industry with several unique challenges. As a result, commercial tenants have asserted various legal arguments in an attempt to defer or ...

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The Inclusive Office: ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’

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I was dumbstruck the first time I heard the phrase “you can’t be what you can’t see,” which occurred during Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee’s swearing in as the 32nd president of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys ...

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Close calls in criminal law at the Court of Appeals in 2020

Hon. Michael L. Dollinger

New York’s highest court stands on the precipice of major change entering 2021. Two new judges will join the court this year and they may have a significant impact on the direction of the Court as a series of 4-3 ...

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Lawyers: Take a look at these two social media platforms

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As you plan for a successful 2021 for your law firm, don’t forget to consider how you plan to use social media to forward your firm’s marketing and business development goals in the coming year. Importantly, you may want to ...

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Advocate’s View: Navigating new e-filing rules in the Appellate Division

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As attorneys gain familiarity with the Appellate Division’s new rules, they should be aware of certain key e-filing provisions to ensure the clerk will accept their papers and they will not miss their opponents’ filings. This article addresses common e-filing ...

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