Author: Brandon

New York State Bar Association Convenes Working Group to Deal With Expected Surge in Landlord-Tenant Disputes due to Coronavirus Pandemic TEST

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has convened a landlord-tenant working group that will help the state’s courts deal with an anticipated surge in landlord-tenant disputes resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. With housing courts closed and a statewide moratorium on evictions in effect until Aug. 20, tenants and landlords are seeking alternative ways to … Continued

Summary of Executive Order 202.30

On May 10, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.30 invoking new powers from a law passed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to temporarily suspend or modify laws necessary to assist or aid in coping with a declared State disaster emergency. On March 3, 2020, the Governor signed into law legislation that expanded his … Continued

Summary of Executive Order 202.28

On May 7, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.28 invoking new powers from a law passed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to temporarily suspend or modify laws necessary to assist or aid in coping with a declared State disaster emergency. On March 3, 2020, the Governor signed into law legislation that expanded his … Continued

NYSBA’s Pro Bono Network Doing the Public Good

While waiting to be admitted to the bar, recent law graduates are helping with research and serving as translators to help more experienced attorneys serving unemployed New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 250 unemployed New Yorkers have been matched with an attorney to help them appeal denied unemployment insurance claims since NYSBA … Continued

Working Remotely: 4 Tips for Law Firm Success

Thanks to advances in technology and a seemingly limitless number of real-time communication channels, the options for and success of remote working have exploded over the past five years. While some fields and professions have embraced these changes more than others (think engineering), professional service providers, including lawyers, haven’t been as quick to adopt remote … Continued

Law Firms Are Already Virtual. It’s Time to Embrace It.

The next generation of clients may not call their lawyers, but will happily jump on a computer or use their device to communicate. Sarah Gold of Albany (Gold Law Firm), co-chair of the Law Practice Management Committee, explained that “it’s not necessarily a bad thing; it’s just different.” Lawyers who embrace virtuality are halfway to … Continued

Summary of Executive Order 202.25

On April 29, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.25 invoking new powers from a law passed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to temporarily suspend or modify laws necessary to assist or aid in coping with a declared State disaster emergency. On March 3, 2020, the Governor signed into law legislation that expanded his … Continued