During both criminal and civil jury trials in New York courtrooms, the presiding judge instructs jurors (usually multiple times a day) not to conduct any research about the case they’re hearing. That’s because a jury is supposed to decide a case based only on the evidence they see and hear during trial, and the judge’s instructions about the law and how to apply it to the evidence. But the message didn’t get through to a New Jersey man; at a cost he might not [...]
Attorney George Burke presented at the MASLA’s 43rd Annual Summer Conference – NYS Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs.
Mr. Burke educated the attendees on “Defending a Workers’ Compensation Claim and Minimizing Exposure For School Business Officials or School District Employees Administering Workers’ Compensation Claims”
The First Steps You Should Take After a Car Accident
Unfortunately, no matter how experienced a driver is, car accidents are bound to happen. Though emotions are often high immediately following an accident, it is important to remain calm and remember the steps you need to take not only for your health and safety, but for your future financial security, as well. If you plan to file an insurance claim, or a lawsuit for damages, make sure that you:
1) Remain at the Scene: Even [...]
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that supporters say will make the Power of Attorney process more “user-friendly”. A Power of Attorney is a legal document which appoints an Agent to act on behalf of the Principal, giving the Agent the authority to handle the Principal’s financial and legal affairs.
The changes in the law, which take effect on June 13, 2021, include a provision that makes a Power of Attorney valid even if it doesn’t [...]
If you get hurt while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. We can help! Call the experienced attorneys at Lemire & Higgins at 518.899.5700 for a free consultation.