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Manhattan courthouses adapt to COVID so trials can return

NEW YORK (AP) — The two big, busy federal courthouses in Manhattan took the adage that justice delayed is justice denied to heart when the coronavirus hit, creating a pandemic-safe environment for jurors that could be a blueprint for courts ...

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Don’t rely on memo of understanding when selling your law firm

In the grand scheme of precedent-setting lawsuits, the dispute between a pair of East Rochester lawyers, Frank Odorisi and Frank Annechino, doesn’t contain much pizzazz. One colleague from a shared office space, Odorisi, has sued, claiming he was unlawfully locked ...

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Pro se program expanding to Rochester

Volunteer attorneys are needed to help with a new program to provide legal advice to pro se litigants in U.S. District Court in Rochester. The program is expected to start in mid-February, with a CLE session to prepare volunteers tentatively ...

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In the Matter of J.T.

Matter of J.T., Onondaga County Family Court, Michael L. Hanuszczak, Judge, September 2, 2016, Docket B-XXXX-16 Appearances by counsel: Maggie Seikaly, Esq. for the Onondaga County Department of Children and Family Services, Karen J. Docter, Esq. of Fayetteville, New York ...

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Nursing home decision offers ‘path’ for challenging arbitration agreements

  PROVIDENCE, RI — Nursing homes commonly include mandatory arbitration agreements in the paperwork they have new patients sign, but the practice is increasingly the target of court challenges across the country. Much of the criticism centers on how the ...

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Social media and family court: When clients just don’t listen

We’ve all seen enough crime scene investigation television shows and cops-and-lawyer movies to be aware that phone and computer records can be subpoenaed. We also know that just because you deleted something, it doesn’t mean it’s gone. So it would ...

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Tenant Town Court Program debuts in Irondequoit

Penfield Town Court Judge James Mulley has seen suburban tenants facing eviction without legal representation, and recognized how markedly different the outcomes might have been if the playing field had been more even. “Most landlords have lawyers, most tenants do ...

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