Month: January 2016

January 27, 2016: New York State Bar Association First in Nation to Build its Own Cloud-Based Platform for Attorney Members

“LawHUB™” will be unveiled to Association members at Annual Meeting at its 139th Annual Meeting, the New York State Bar Association today unveiled phase one of a new, web-based application called LawHUB™, which streamlines all of its legal content, research, and practice management tools onto members’ smartphones, tablets and computers. The State Bar Association is … Continued

January 27, 2016: New York State Bar Association Honors Eight for Distinguished Service in Criminal Justice

The New York State Bar Association has recognized Court of Appeals Judge Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and six attorneys for their outstanding contributions to the criminal justice community in 2015. Four of the award winners were honored by the Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section January 27 during … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1084

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion 1084 (1/22/2016) Topic: Confidential information; defense attorney’s knowledge of co-defendant’s innocence; consent to disclose confidential information of deceased former client; implied authorization to disclose Digest: Where a defense attorney obtained information from a deceased client that appears to exonerate a co-defendant, that information is protected … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1083

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion 1083 (1/21/16) Topic:  Conflict of interest; differing interests Digest:   A lawyer whose firm represents nursing homes may form a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of accepting judicial guardianship appointments for low-asset nursing home residents who lack the capacity to document their eligibility for Medicaid. … Continued

January 20, 2016: New York State Bar Association Calls on Senate to Confirm Janet DiFiore as Chief Judge of the State of New York

New York State Bar Association President David P. Miranda today urged the state Senate to confirm Janet DiFiore as chief judge of the State of New York. “Ms. DiFiore has had a long and distinguished career as a public servant,” Miranda testified today at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Albany. He cited her career … Continued