Thursday, March 30, 2017
Schuyler County Public Health Open House April 6
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Justice Task Force Report on attorney responsibility in criminal cases released
The Task Force recommendations are grouped into eight categories: Use of the Term Misconduct; Encouraging Reporting of Attorney Misconduct; Grievance Process; Data Collection and Statistics; Role of Judiciary in Making Referrals; Training; Order Regarding Disclosure Obligations for Prosecutors; and Order Regarding Obligations for Defense Attorneys. Some of the sppecific recommendations relate to:
• Use of the Term Misconduct;
• Encouraging Reporting of Attorney Misconduct;
• Orders Regarding Disclosure Obligations for Prosecutors;
• Orders Regarding Obligations for Defense Attorneys.
The complete report can be found here.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Mars needs lawyers?
The 1967 treaty — known as the Outer Space Treaty, for short — was signed by 104 countries and was the document that helped humans create a space environment that’s more “Star Trek” than “Star Wars” — but it primarily addresses individual, independent governments bumping into one another as they go about their separate business, according to von der Dunk and Joanne Gabrynowicz, a retired professor of space law at the University of Mississippi and the editor-in-chief emerita of the Journal of Space Law. The countries with space programs have all signed it, but the document still leaves ambiguity and unanswered questions when it comes to issues such as corporate spaceflight and multinational coalitions.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Legal Notice. Town of Ovid Request for Proposals: Lawn Care, 2017
Location. Address.The contract start date shall be May 1, 2017 and contractor(s) should be prepared to perform the duties as outlined on that date. The full RFP package is available from the Town of Ovid by contacting the Town Clerk, James Vangalio Office Tel. (607) 869-3907, email email@example.com, mailing address TOWN OF OVID 2136 Brown Street PO Box 452 OVID, NY 14521, or on the town’s website: http://www.townofovid.net
Cemetery Village of Ovid, behind Community Bank
Cemetery Munson Road, Near Intersection of Brokaw Rd
Cemetery County Rd 139, Between Rt 96 and Rock River Rd
Sheldrake Park Below intersection of County Rds 1319 and 153 and Wyers Point Rd
Contract pricing must be as outlined, and bids for services indicated must follow the format of the RFP using the town’s RFP Response Form.
Sealed bids are due no later than 5:00 PM April 12, 2017 to the Town Office by mailing to: Town of Ovid, 2136 Brown Street PO Box 452 Ovid, NY 14521. Two copies of a Contractor’s bid must be provided. Faxed or emailed bids will NOT be accepted. Responses may also be hand delivered (prior to the deadline time & date) directly to the Town Office, Attn: Mowing Bid, at 2136 Brown Street Ovid, NY 14521. Each sealed envelope containing a proposal must be plainly marked with the “CONTRACTOR’S NAME”, “RFP TITLE”, and the “RFP OPENING DATE & TIME”.
All submitted bids will be reviewed at the bid opening, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Ovid Fire Department/Ovid Town Hall, 2136 Brown Street PO Box 452 Ovid, NY 14521. All bidders are welcome to attend.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
National Public Defense Day: March 18, 2017
For more on National Public Defense day, click here.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Seneca County Travel Restrictions Extended
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce has extended the NO UNNECESSARY TRAVEL ADVISORY throughout Wednesday March 15,2017 till 5:00 A.M. Thursday. The No Unnecessary Travel advisory does not restrict travel . It is however, a warning to motorist that hazardous driving conditions will exist
Scam Alert: Fake Email Copying Cornell
Date: 2017-03-15 11:25:00
Brief Description: Scammers have sent fraudulent emails copying the style of official Cornell Alerts. The message may indicate that unless a link is clicked, the recipient’s mailbox will be shut down. These emails are fake and the link in them should not be clicked.
Current Status: N/A
Email and Calendar
Faculty/Staff Email (Office 365)
Student Email (Cmail)
Full Description: Scammers have sent fraudulent emails copying the style of official Cornell Alerts. The message may indicate that unless a link is clicked, the recipient’s mailbox will be shut down. These emails are fake and the link in them should not be clicked. To see an example, visit the Phish Bowl at https://it.cornell.edu/phish/4526 . Remember to check links in emails and on websites to make sure they are what they claim to be. See how, and other ways to keep your account safe at https://it.cornell.edu/security-and-policy .
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Report: Seneca County Courts closed March 15
Seneca County Roads Ordered Closed at 5pm
Beware of New Tax Season Scams
1. Scammers posing as NYS or U.S. Treasury representatives – Callers posing as NYS Treasury agents encourage victims to turn over their bank account information along with $250 in return for a larger sum of cash to come at a later date. To make themselves appear more convincing, the scammers provide the victim with a phone number, address, and confirmation code specific to the transaction. New Yorkers have also received calls from individuals posing as U.S. Treasury agents.
2. Pocketing Affordable Care Act penalties – Uninsured New Yorkers may face another tax scam involving penalties under the Affordable Care Act. In some cases, untrustworthy tax preparers tell clients to pay the penalties directly to them, and they keep the money. Taxpayers should never make a tax payment directly to an individual or tax preparer. Payments should be made only with a tax return or in response to a letter from the IRS.
3. Tax preparers become the targets – Tax preparers also need to remain vigilant. Recent scams are targeting the preparers via phone calls demanding client information. In these cases, scammers pretend to be from the IRS in hopes of gaining usernames and passwords to taxpayer accounts.
If you believe that you’ve been contacted by someone attempting a scam, have been the victim of fraud or identity theft, or suspect a tax preparer is engaging in illegal activities, visit the State’s new fraud webpage to learn how to report it.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
New York “Fair Trial/Free Press” Conference
Attendees can learn about the use of video recordings on smartphones, the use of social media as evidence and media and the law.
The event is free for NYSBA Members and Members of the Press.
For more information, click here.
Monday, March 6, 2017
New York State's Top Ten Frauds Of 2016: Beware Of Scammers
1. Internet (internet services & service providers; data privacy & security; consumer frauds)In addition, the attorney general's office has offered a variety of tips on how to avoid scams in the future.
2. Automobile (buying, leasing, repair, service contracts, rentals)
3. Consumer-Related Services (security systems; restaurant/catering services; tech repairs)
4. Landlord/Tenant Disputes (Security deposit releases, tenant-harassment)
5. Utilities (Wireless and Residential Phones; Energy Servicers & Suppliers; Cable and Satellite)
6. Credit (debt collection; credit card billing; debt settlement; payday loans; credit repair; credit reporting agencies; identity theft)
7. Retail Sales (any sale of goods: food, clothing, rent-to-own)
8. Home Repair/Construction (home improvement services not delivered or done poorly)
9. Mortgage (mortgage modifications; mortgage and loan broker fraud; foreclosures)
10. Mail Order (purchases made online or from a catalog)
For more on these scams, and how to avoid them, click here.