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Afternoon Briefs: Find COVID-19 resources on new ABA website; law firms aid coronavirus fight

ABA coronavirus task force launches website with resources

The ABA Task Force on Legal Needs Arising Out of the 2020 Pandemic is providing lawyers with resources on a new…

New York bar exam planned for September; Hawaii postpones exam, too
The New York Court of Appeals announced Tuesday that the bar exam will take place shortly before or after the Labor Day holiday. Also, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore is looking into supervised practice for law school graduates.
Afternoon Briefs: Student loan deferment in stimulus bill; BigLaw lawyer removed from ventilator

Federal stimulus package extends student loan payment deferments for 6 months

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, borrowers can now suspend federal student loan payments until Sept.…

Judge accused of ordering handcuffing, jailing of litigants should be removed, commission says
The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended the removal of a Sullivan County judge accused of ordering the jailing and handcuffing of litigants for contempt without following procedural safeguards.
Suffolk County DA among 25 court-connected people in New York diagnosed with COVID-19
New York state courts report that 25 people with court connections have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini.
Lawyer with early diagnosis of COVID-19 is recovering; another dies from complications
A New York lawyer who was one of the first people in New York diagnosed with the novel coronavirus is recovering.
Mistrial declared after coughing, ill lawyer tries questioning witness via courthouse speakerphone
A Manhattan judge declared a mistrial Monday after an ill lawyer tried to question a witness from a speakerphone in a courthouse conference room and then acknowledged that he couldn’t continue.
Afternoon Briefs: Bar assault leads to suspension; lawyer reprimanded for punch threat

Former prosecutor suspended for bar assault

A New York appeals court has imposed a two-month suspension on a former prosecutor in New York County after his conviction for getting into…

SCOTUS and other courts are restricting visitors or canceling proceedings amid coronavirus concerns
Some federal courts are changing or suspending some operations as a result of concerns about the coronavirus. The U.S. Supreme Court is among them.
Quinn Emanuel shuts down New York office after partner tests positive for coronavirus
A partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the firm to close the office as a precaution this week.
Lawyer tests positive for coronavirus; officials say he’s second person in NYC to be diagnosed
An attorney at a Manhattan trusts and estates law firm has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Tuesday.
Judge should be fired for ‘sexist remarks’ and other misconduct, commission finds
A New York family court judge who engaged in a “pattern of inappropriate behavior” toward female court employees should be fired, the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct has determined.
New York removes mental health question from state bar application
Bar applicants in New York will no longer have to answer questions about mental health conditions or treatment history as a result of action by the state’s court system.
‘Heartbroken’ appeals judge removes misunderstood Monet reference from opinion
A judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York says he removed a Monet reference from an opinion after it was misconstrued as a criticism of the artist.
Did suspect say he ‘shot the dude’ or ‘shut the door’? Transcript error revealed by accidental recording
Lawyers for a brother and sister accused in a double murder are seeking dismissal of an indictment after a court reporter apparently botched an important statement by a grand jury witness.

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