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Richard Rosenzweig's Father Has Passed

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Richard Rosenzweig's father. The funeral is being held on Friday, November 15, 2019, in Florida.

The Shiva will be next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from approximately 10 am until approximately 9 pm at Rich's home. Contact Charlene for more details.

JOB POSTING

NYSED is seeking applications from individuals to serve the New York City region as special education impartial hearing officers (IHOs) in the administration of special education impartial due process hearings for students with disabilities, 3-21 years of age.

IHOs are certified and trained by NYSED and appointed by school districts through a rotational selection process. School districts are required to compensate IHOs for prehearing, hearing and post-hearing activities, including decision writing.

Applications will be accepted from individuals who are able to serve in an impartial capacity; are admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York and are currently in good standing; have a minimum of two years practice and/or experience in the areas of education, special education, disability rights or civil rights, and experience in conducting or participating in administrative hearings; are not now, and have not been officers, employees or agents of a New York State school district or a board of cooperative educational services of which such school district is a component for a period of at least two years; are not an employee of the New York State Education Department; and do not have a personal or professional interest which would conflict with his or her objectivity in a special education due process impartial hearing. For more information click here.

2020 RCBA Destination cle

The 2020 RCBA Destination CLE will be held at held at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf & Beach Resort in Puerto Rico from January 16 through the 20th. Click here for details.

Scholarship opportunity

The New York Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for the following scholarships.

The Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship

Value: $5,000 Deadline: November 22, 2019

One scholarship is awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York who demonstrates Melvyn Mitzner’s commitment to professional achievement in the area of real property law including legal writing, lecturing and scholarship; and diversity in the profession.

Application link: www.tnybf.org/mitzner

The Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship

Value: $5,000 Deadline: November 22, 2019

One scholarship is awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine Power Tharp; academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and an interest in real property law.

Application link: www.tnybf.org/tharp

The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship

Value: $2,500 Deadline: November 22, 2019

One scholarship is awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York. The student shall be actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school or perform other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or the practice of elder law.

Application link: www.tnybf.org/asarch

Vincent J. Gallo: lender doesn't require a survey? Think again, brother

Real Estate Practitioners: Pay attention!

In a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, entitled 631 N. Broad Street, LP v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., No. 18-3094 (3d Cir. July 26, 2019) (affirming Summary Judgment) on Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (District Court No. 2-17-cv-02805), the Court of Appeals rendered an interesting Decision, albeit not precedent, it is most worthy of a close and careful read. Read the entire article HERE.

Vincent J. Gallo on: Ethics Opinion 1161

Real Estate Brokers: Heads Up!

The New York State Bar Association Ethics Opinion 1161 was handed down on January 4, 2019. In summary, it recites that when an Attorney, as opposed to a Real Estate Broker, prepares a Real Estate Contract, the Attorney may not disclose the Contract to the Real Estate Broker without the Client's informed consent, which must include the disclosure of any personal, financial, or business interest of the Attorney in responding to the Real Estate Broker's request for disclosure of the information.

Read the entire article HERE.