Courts are increasingly using technology to enhance the quality and effectiveness of court proceedings. New York, Florida, Arizona, Minnesota, and Delaware all have state-of-the-art courtrooms. Technology is being used to increase understanding of the evidence while reducing the length of … Continue reading
Family Abuse Protective Orders
What Is a Family Abuse Protective Order? Personal or family abuse protective orders are orders issued by a judge to protect a victim of domestic abuse, stalking, harassment, or intimidation. How Does One Obtain a Protective Order? A victim fills … Continue reading
The Unique Approach of Drug Courts Drug-related crimes are widespread, and specialized courts have been set up to deal with drug cases. Drug courts recognize the connection between addiction and criminal behavior. Many addicts commit crimes to get money to … Continue reading
Amicus curiae is a Latin term meaning “friend of the court.” An amicus curiae is not a party to the lawsuit but is a person or group that has a strong interest in the matter being litigated. The function of … Continue reading
A High-Tech Courtroom
The Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York is a high-tech courtroom. The courtroom has the latest technology, which helps cases proceed in an efficient manner. There are flat screen computer monitors in the jury … Continue reading
What is power of attorney?
Clients often ask me what is a power of attorney. They often have heard that they need a power of attorney, but don’t really understand why. A Power of attorney is a document used during a person’s lifetime which allows … Continue reading
I’m young and healthy, I don’t need a will, right?
Wrong. There are lots of problems with this statement, the most obvious one being that no one can predict the future. As difficult as it is to think about, we don’t know when we are going to die. Having a … Continue reading