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Dispute Resolution Program Offers Virtual Services During Pandemic

The diversion program celebrates its first anniversary by continuing to provide alternatives to criminal proceedings despite paused courts BUFFALO – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that the Community Dispute Resolution Program (CDR) in Buffalo City Court continues to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The diversion program, launched in July 2019, …

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Small Businesses May Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program Starting Friday, April 3, 2020

The Department of Treasury has announced that eligible small businesses will be able to apply to the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) starting this Friday, April 3, 2020. Independent contractors and the self-employed may apply starting on April 10, 2020. Eligible small businesses can get an application by clicking this link. The Department of Treasury has provided …

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New York State Bar Exam Rescheduled for Fall 2020

ALBANY, NEW YORK−The Court of Appeals today announced that the New York State Bar Examination will not be administered on July 28-29, 2020 as previously scheduled. The Bar Examination will be rescheduled for dates in the fall, to be determined. When available, the Board of Law Examiners will announce the rescheduled dates for the examination …

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Op-Ed from Judge Jeffrey Sunshine: Custody and Visitation During the Current Pandemic

CommentaryCOVID-19 and Future Custody DeterminationsParental behavior today can affect judicial decisions in the future: A view from the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Matrimonial CasesBy Jeffrey Sunshine | March 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM At this time of an historic health emergency, strains could appear in an intact relationship, while in a fractured relationship those strains …

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Center for Elder Law & Justice Providing Remote Legal Assistance During COVID-19

The Center for Elder Law & Justice is a resource for anyone who is struggling with legal questions related to COVID-19. Individuals who are caring for a sick family member, or dealing with a personal illness may have concerns about employment, paid leave, disability, or health insurance. Our Free Legal Advice Helpline iscurrently open for …

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Changes to CLE Program Format Restrictions in Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to address the growing concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the CLE Board will implement the following changes, effective immediately through June 30, 2020 (1): • Newly Admitted Attorneys – Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in …

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