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How to redefine a life in the law as you age

We met in the early ’90s, as student and adjunct faculty member at Suffolk University Law School. A few years later we became colleagues, for five years, as sole practitioner and associate at a law firm specializing in elder law. ...

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Objection! Interrupting lawyer gets rare sanction

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge in Iowa meted out an unusual punishment to a lawyer for repeatedly raising objections and interrupting depositions: She must produce a training video showing why such tactics are inappropriate. Perhaps unsurprisingly, her ...

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Bin Laden relative keeps lawyer despite tax plea

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law says he’ll be represented at sentencing this summer by the same New York lawyer who handled his case at his terrorism trial despite the lawyer’s recent guilty pleas to tax charges. Federal ...

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Central NY lawyer wins $175K environment prize

ALBANY (AP) — A central New York lawyer who helped dozens of communities across the state ban fracking for shale gas has been chosen for the $175,000 Goldman Environmental Prize. Ithaca lawyer Helen Slottje  is among six recipients from India, ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Lawyer: Ethics Opinion 930

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Lawyer Non-lawyer — Service Agreement Ethics Opinion 930 Background: The inquiring attorney asked whether he may enter into an exclusive arrangement with an insurance agency whereby the agency would offer its clients a service requiring ...

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Buffalo’s Zimmermann a ‘lawyer’s lawyer’

People in Buffalo remember George M. Zimmermann of Amherst as a quiet leader in the legal community who was well respected and loved. “He was a consummate gentleman, a lawyer’s lawyer,” said Richard T. Sullivan, a member of the Buffalo ...

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Lawyer pleads guilty to embezzlement

Thomas J. Barnes, 55, of Buffalo, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Chief Judge William M. Skretny to a felony charge of embezzlement from an employee pension benefit plan. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, ...

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Lawyer for state charged with hate crimes

ALBANY — A lawyer for New York’s Department of Civil Service has been indicted on hate crime charges that he made harassing and threatening racist phone calls to neighbors and others.

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