Friday, April 24, 2015

WHAT SOME LAW STUDENTS, GRADUATES, LAWYERS ARE THINKING

A most interesting forum can be found at this link:

JD UNDERGROUND

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ATTORNEYS AND LINKEDIN

The New York County Lawyers Association Professional Ethics Committee on March 11, 2015 issued a "Formal Opinion 780" on attorney LinkedIn profiles.  The decision, states, in relevant part:

“A LinkedIn profile that contains only one’s education and current and past employment does not constitute Attorney Advertising. If an attorney includes additional information in his or her profile, such as a description of areas of practice or certain skills or endorsements, the profile may be considered Attorney Advertising, and should contain the disclaimers set forth in Rule 7.1.” For those of you on LinkedIn, please review your profile. If your profile fits into Attorney Advertising, as defined by the recent ethics opinion, you must include a disclaimer from Rule 7.1 (i.e., “Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”).

The full opinion can be found at this link:

http://www.nycla.org/siteFiles/Publications/Publications1748_0.pdf

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FREE SENIOR LEGAL CLINIC TODAY AT NASSAU COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

The next Senior Clinic is scheduled for today 9:30-11am at the Nassau County Bar Association, 15th & West Streets, Mineola, NY 11501.

I will be a volunteer lawyer.

Monday, April 20, 2015

RENTAL REGISTRATION LAW - TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD

The Town of North Hempstead’s Rental Registration Law requiring landlords to register with the building department was upheld April 7 by the Appellate Division. I could not find the decision on New York Official Reports but here is a link to a news story on it:

http://www.stonybrookconcernedhomeowners.org/rental-registration-law-in-north-hempstead-upheld-by-appellate-division/

Friday, April 17, 2015

ZOMBIE HOMES

"Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act of 2015" relates to the duty of the mortgagee or its loan servicing agent to maintain property secured by delinquent mortgage.

The Assembly proposed bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee and the Senate Bill to the Housing Committee.

See

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A6932-2015

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S4781-2015




Thursday, April 16, 2015

NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY

Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day. Have you had a talk about advance care planning with your loved ones?

Free information, forms, tools, and an incredible video are at: www.nhdd.org