My presidential duties over the past several weeks have included delivering the keynote address at the 2017 Monroe County Elder Law Fair, welcoming the new dean of the University of Buffalo Law School, Aviva Abramovsky, at a reception co-hosted by MCBA and UB Law School’s Rochester alumni group, and giving some brief remarks at the annual memorial service for attorneys who passed away during the past year.Read More »
With the proliferation and technological advances of cellular phones, the role of these devices in the workplace has evolved at a rapid pace. While five years ago it was common for employers to provide employees with a “work phone,” now ...Read More »
As we all know, the stock market is currently experiencing a significant bull market. It has been a powerful 8 ½ years with cumulative gains over 300% (including reinvested dividends). Equity investors have been rewarded handsomely for staying invested. Most ...Read More »
In recent months, I’ve written about a handful of ethics opinions from different jurisdictions whereby the ethics committees rejected the use of various online lawyer directories and lawyer-client matching services such as Avvo, Legal Zoom and Rocket Lawyer. Virginia now ...Read More »
This November, New York voters have the opportunity to call for a constitutional convention to modernize the outmoded document that forms the basis of our state government. It is an opportunity we should not squander. New York’s Constitution is broken. ...
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In 1977, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that has helped to shape the landscape of public unions ever since. Of course I am referring to Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977) in ...Read More »
Three years after Ferguson, Missouri, erupted over racism in policing, we still don’t know exactly what led to the shooting that touched off the conflagration. We have video of the moments after a white police officer shot a young black ...Read More »