Originally published by Life Happens, July 10, 2020, and written by Amanda Austin. COVID-19 has led families to cancel travel plans, get (semi!) comfortable with homeschooling kids and deal with all kinds of other inconveniences. As if that weren’t enough, it’s also making many families take a closer look at... Read more →


CYBERSECURITY ALERT: TIPS FOR PURCHASING CYBER INSURANCE ISSUED BY THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION COMMITTEE OF THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION July 6, 2020 Opinions expressed are those of the Committee preparing this Cybersecurity Alert and do not represent those of the New York State Bar Association unless... Read more →


With a significant portion of the current U.S. workforce having shifted to a remote environment, many businesses, law firms included, are finding that their employees may not return to the “actual office”. This disruption has opened the doors for Cyber Criminals to do what they do best - mayhem. From... Read more →


Coworking spaces, cloud computing and virtual receptionists have allowed some law firms to ditch their offices entirely. Most lawyers, however, seek a middle ground: a practice capable of functioning remotely when convenient or necessary, but still anchored to a physical office. The benefits of facilitating remote work are well worth... Read more →


The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting upheaval of travel plans across the globe has thrust travel insurance into the spotlight of late. Many travelers have been disappointed or surprised to learn that funds lost due to trips canceled because of this pandemic are not covered by the travel insurance plan... Read more →


If you’re like many people (me included before I started working for a travel insurance brokerage), you buy travel insurance and immediately cover yourself in a nice cozy mental security blanket: “If something goes wrong before or during my trip, I’ll be reimbursed.” Well, it’s not quite that simple. Like... Read more →


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt all aspects of everyday life. As the virus spreads throughout the United States and around the globe, the number of those infected will rise, as will the death rate. Governments have issued quarantines and shelter-in-place orders in an effort to combat the pandemic, and,... Read more →


The New York Court of Appeals recently issued a favorable decision affirming the dismissal of a Judiciary Law §487 claim in the case Bill Birds, Inc. v. Stein Law Firm, P.C., _ N.Y.3d __, 2020 N.Y. Slip. Op. 02125 (March 31, 2020). Under Judiciary Law § 487 (1), an attorney... Read more →