Evangeline M. Chan writes about an article from November titled "Courts Must Warn of Plea Deportation Result."
The business of paroling is to sit at the pleasure of the governor and although unspoken, it is implicit in the appointment that one be expected to be sensitive in decision-making to needs for a budget escape hatch, political appeasement, media hype and interest groups' pressure.
The gist of the complaint is that the attorney purportedly misrepresented statements in a recent book by Greenberg, and documents filed with the SEC by entities controlled by Greenberg, relating to whether Greenberg intends, or is likely, to become an official of a public company, or a company in the securities business—matters that are pertinent to a summary judgment motion pending before the court.
A member of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and represent Raymond A. Mirra Jr. in a pending civil defamation case writes to correct certain statements attributed to Allan L. Brenner, in an article titled "Jordan Defense Lawyer Continues Attack on D.A. Team."
Timothy R. Capowski writes about the video recording of CPLR 3121 examinations.
Elyse J. Stern writes how videotaping plays a salient role in insuring the integrity of the evaluation process.
In a Nov. 25 "Perspective," Joel Cohen suggests the need for "a judicial-like spokesperson or an infrastructure" to make the case for a judge who has been "blasted by the tabloids."
I am a solo practitioner and one of my practice areas is representing tenants in Housing Court. Every day there are low-income tenants without representation who literally line the hallways. However, based on my experience, there is no resource available to link these low-income tenants with solo and small firm attorneys who might be willing to offer pro bono services.
Barry Kamins, administrative judge for the Criminal Courts of the City of New York, writes: Professor Steven Zeidman's recent essay unfortunately reflects a misunderstanding of the role judges play in the Criminal Court and is a disservice to the hardworking jurists who preside there.
Alice Kupferberg of Budin, Reisman, Kupferberg & Bernstein writes: After two decades as a plaintiffs' personal injury lawyer, I am weary of the thoughtless bad press we receive.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew F. Cooper writes: I am left wondering why my New York County colleagues and I, with our "congested" dockets, face a deluge of divorces where neither of the parties have any connection to Manhattan.
Milton L. Williams Jr., chair of the Fund and Committee for Modern Courts, writes: The commission is to be applauded, rather than criticized, for its consideration of candidates who reflect the diversity of New York's citizens.
David Jaroslawicz of Jaroslawicz & Jaros writes: The entire court system is being destroyed by no-fault claims which do not get heard for months, or usually longer. The courts do not impose meaningful penalties on insurance carriers for non-payment.
Scott Spivak, a member of the Criminal Defense Clinic at CUNY Law School, writes: With reform on the horizon, it is time for a hard look at how current practices distort the statutory purpose of bail at the expense of the indigent accused. In doing so, we should consider the critical role and ethical duty of one institutional actor in particular: the prosecutor, who, to a great extent, dictates pretrial justice.