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SISWIM

@ Herald Square (Monday, February 9, 2015) #siswim
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PAY TO PLAY?

When the Departmental Disciplinary Committee learned that an attorney owed over $90,000 in child-support payments, it initiated an investigation, and, because he couldn't offer proof of payment at ...
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DI PIETRO TO TEACH ELDER LAW

Congratulations to Sylvia E. Di Pietro, Esq. on her appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. In January, Sylvia will be teaching a course on Elder Law. Her ...
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INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE FOR LAW STUDENTS

Office of the President Dear Lucas: In his Law Day speech on Tuesday, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced that beginning next year, people seeking admission to the bar in New York will be required ...
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PRIVILEGE, CONFIDENTIALITY & THE INTERNET

Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality: Challenges with Social Media and E-Communications Small Law Firm Luncheon Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:30 pm-2:00 pm Registration: Non City Bar Member ...
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CLINTON HITS A NEW LOW

In Matter of Clinton, attorney David Clinton was charged with one count of professional misconduct for engaging in behavior that impacted his "fitness as a lawyer." In 2002, David convinced his ...
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WAS THIS A HACK JOB?

In Matter of Burks, the Committee on Professional Standards (CPS) sought to have New York attorney Edwin Burks disbarred for committing a federal felony. Burks, who was then an Assistant City Attorney ...
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ATTORNEY CENSURED FOR DRUGS

In Matter of Garrahan, the Committee on Professional Standards sought to impose "reciprocal discipline" on Shannon Garrahan after she was censured by the New Jersey Supreme Court for pleading guilty ...
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ATTORNEY GETS ABSOLUTELY CENSURED

In Matter of Cintron, the Grievance Committee of the Second and Eleventh Judicial Districts (GC) filed a disciplinary proceeding against M. Cintron. The GC sent Cintron a notice on July 11, 2006 ...
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FORMER EMPLOYEES ARE FAIR GAME

Nicholas Dermigny, served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc., (Siebert) , which was involved in a dispute with Intuit, Inc. , a financial ...
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WHAT'S THE STATE BAR SMOKING?

As we reported yesterday, a federal court judge struck a large chunk of the attorney-advertising restrictions that had been promulgated by the Presiding Justices of New York State's four Appellate ...
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CALL US PRESCIENT: NIFONG DISBARRED

It's not that we take pleasure in another's pain or travails, but we anticipated that things didn't look too rosy for former District Attorney Michael B. Nifong -- the prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse ...
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"ATTORNEY ADVERTISING," NOT!

As we anticipated, the first federal lawsuit has been filed challenging the constitutionality of New York's new attorney advertising regulations (which took effect yesterday, February 1, 2007). The ...
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DON'T YOU CALL ME STUPID, STUPID!

Judge Gerald Lebovits has a monthly column called "The Legal Writer" featured in the Journal, a publication of the New York State Bar Association. In this month's issue (Vol. 79, No. 1), ...
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NEW ADVERTISING REGULATIONS PROMULGATED

Well, folks, the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Divisions have spoken and a new wave of restrictions relating to lawyer "advertising" and "solicitations" is slated to become ...
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ACLU OPPOSES ATTORNEY-ADVERTISING REGS

The opposing voices to the attorney-advertising regulations, proposed by the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division of the State of New York, reached a fitting crescendo with the release of a ...
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BAR LEADER OBJECTS TO PROPOSED SOLICITATION RULE

Michael Miller, a noted Trusts and Estates lawyer, and past President of New York County Lawyers' Association, has lent his voice to the growing chorus of concerned advocates who have expressed ...
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ISN'T YOUR LICENSE WORTH $350?

With some limited exceptions, New York State attorneys are required by law to file a registration statement every two years and pay a $350 filing fee.* Believe it or not, the failure to complete the ...
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FTC OBJECTS TO ATTORNEY-ADVERTISING RULE (GO FIGURE!)

A few months ago, we took issue with the Office of Court Administration's proposed stance on "attorney advertising." Since there already are an extensive array of rules and regulations that govern ...
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HOW UNETHICAL IS THIS?

Lawyers are already governed by an overwhelming array of regulations and restrictions. By way of example, we've already got rules which dictate: how we should behave [see, e.g., DR1-102(A)(2) (lawyer ...
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