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Jul 05, 2022
Confessions Of (A Dozen) Divorce Attorneys

Granted this is far from scientific formula but Buzzfeed has collected a dozen tips from a dozen different divorce attorneys. They offer advice on what to know before getting married. Now, while most of this could be for entertainment value there are some good takeaways here. While somewhat[…]

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Jul 01, 2022
‘Remain In Mexico’ No More Says SCOTUS

With regard to immigration law, the Supreme Court has ruled that current admin can end ‘Remain In Mexico’ policy. The policy – formerly know as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) said that asylum seekers had to remain in Mexico as they awaited their applications to be processed in[…]

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Jun 28, 2022
New York Public Defenders Shortage

New York public defenders are on back order. There is a dearth of legal eagles in NYC courts system as an exodus is underway. Claiming they are undervalued and overworked hundreds of lawyers have left New York City’s public defender organizations in the last year. In the last[…]

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Jun 27, 2022
New York Supreme Court Nixes Non-Citizen Voting

The Supreme Court – no no not that one just the one in New York! – has shot down the law allowing non-citizens the right to vote in local elections. The New York City Council’s “Our City, Our Vote” bill is no more. While the law was set[…]

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Jun 22, 2022
Business: Money Transfer Apps Easy For Users…And Thieves

In this digital age we are moving further away from paying for things with hard currency and using digital means to process payments. Namely, hugely popular apps such as Zelle and Venmo. While convenient to send and receive funds they also are easily subjected to targeting by scammers[…]

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Jun 20, 2022
Brooklyn’s “Most Fascinating” List

The second annual Brooklyn’s 50 Most Fascinating People list is out! An eclectic mix of Brooklynites comprises the 2nd Annual list put together by Brooklyn Magazine. The list is not a “best” list or “most important” list but a list of the compelling characters making Brooklyn the fascinating borough it[…]

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Jun 17, 2022
Immigration Law: DACA At 10

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – better know as DACA – celebrated its 10th anniversary by immigrant advocates and elected officials. While one of the most successful immigrant initiatives in history, even after a decade being implemented dreamers still have to worry about the possibility of deportation. DACA[…]

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Jun 14, 2022
NY Business Groups Ask For “Assault” Weapons Ban

Five business groups in New York have called on Governor Kathy Hochul to ban “assault” weapons as the fill in Governor is busy signing even stricter gun laws than already existed in New York. Representatives of The Business Council of Westchester, Business Council of New York State, Buffalo[…]

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Jun 13, 2022
Immigrant Groups Demand $25 Million For Non-Citizen Voting Law

As city budget meetings wind down immigrant advocate groups along with city council members have rallied to demand $25 million added to the budget to fund non-citizen voting. The groups also called for more funding to expand other city services to its immigrant population including: $6.1 million to[…]

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Jun 09, 2022
Employment Law: Brooklyn Co Tries To Decrease Gun Violence By Going Green

Brooklyn startup BlocPower is trying to use the business of greening the city to mitigate gun violence in hard hit communities. BlocPower’s “Civilian Climate Corps” program began in September, after the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) gave them a $37 million contract – out[…]

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