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Improving Nassau County’s Arraignment Practices

Awhile ago I wrote an article for “The Attorney” Magazine about the inequities of the arraignment process in Nassau County.  The article resulted in the re-construction and re-alignment of the courtroom where arraignments are held with the moving of the District Attorney’s desk from the front of the courtroom at the right hand of the […]

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Loud Lawyer Dominic Barbara suspended for 18 months

Self-promotion can only go so far, I guess.  Long Island lawyer Dominic Barbara has been suspended from the practice of law for 18 months.  The Appellate Division which monitors and supervises attorney conduct cited an “avalanche” of Attorney Grievance Committee sanctions levied against him — among them nine “letters of caution,” nine admonitions and two […]

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5 Steps To Protect Your Small Business

As an attorney representing businesses both large and small, it can be very disheartening to meet with a client who has a major legal problem that could have been avoided or lessened by receiving proper legal advice right at the start.  Small businesses are particularly susceptible to this problem because generally they are watching every […]