Maintaining a Conflict-Checking System
Having to reject a matter because of a conflict of interest is one of the most frustrating experiences an attorney faces.
New NYC Law Designed To Protect Pregnant Employees
On October, 2, 2013, Mayor Bloomberg signed into law additional protections for pregnant employees under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL).
New York City Council Establishes Mandatory Sick Time
The Earned Sick Time Act, which goes into effect on April 1, 2014, requires most private employers, with a handful of exceptions, to provide employees with five days of paid sick time per year.
Those attorneys who choose to establish a traditional office—as opposed to a laptop and cellphone—often opt to share office space with like-minded compatriots.
Engagement Letters: Beginning a Beautiful Relationship
Recently released data on a cross-section of legal malpractice claims from 2008 to 2011, reporting that nearly 16 percent of all claims had been caused by poor client communications.
Email Communications with Clients
Like the telephone, express mail and the fax machine, email is a tool that has changed the manner in which attorneys communicate with their clients.
Planning to Avoid Application of the Reciprocal Trust Doctrine
With the “fiscal cliff” looming on the horizon, practitioners are wary that the estate tax exemption and lifetime gift tax exemption will be dramatically reduced for 2013 and beyond.