“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1...

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1. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” —Aristotle 2. “To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come...

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Teachers deserve thanks and praise every day of the year, but this is a special opportunity to recognize the incredible impact that a great teacher can have on your life, inside and outside the classroom. Read on...

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1. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 2. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ­­-­ Maya...

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1. “It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” –-Tony Robbins 2. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” –Tim Ferriss 3. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your...

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1. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” —Robert Frost 2. “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to...

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“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie “If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop...

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When action is needed, optimism, even of the mildly delusional variety, may be a good thing.Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman, quoted in NYMag.com. Every time a friend succeeds, something inside me dies.Gore Vidal, quoted in...

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Q: How long between arrest and the time the arrestee sees a Judge?   A: In NYC, it generally takes between 15 to 24 hours for the defendant to be arraigned. During that time,...

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There is something maddening about mediocrity that calls forth the worst in those who are forced to deal with it.Moss Hart, quoted in The Wall Street Journal Not everything is unsayable in words, only...

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Americans will put up with anything as long as it doesn’t block traffic.Dan Rather, quoted in Hyperallergic.com People respond well to those that are sure of what they want. Anna Wintour, quoted in Inc.com I...

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Why is it that when we grab for heaven—­socialist or capitalist or even ­religious—we so often produce hell?Margaret Atwood, quoted in The American Conservative Reality is one of the possibilities I cannot afford to...

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Peter A. Crusco, published in the New York Law Journal: October 24, 2016 The easy mobility, storage capacity and varied features of handheld communications devices like smartphones increase our efficiency and access to the...

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I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.Albert Einstein, quoted in Qz.com When one is completely whole and at one with the world one does not need a mirror.Critic Lewis Mumford, quoted in The New...

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Wealth is like seawater; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.Arthur Schopenhauer, quoted in the New York Post The people we love are never just as...

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The world forgets easily, too easily, what it does not like to remember.Jacob Riis, quoted in The Wall Street Journal The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that...

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Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.Shimon Peres, quoted in Ha’aretz.com Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.Henry David Thoreau, quoted in TheBrowser.com Helplessness, when fear and dread have run their course,...

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Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.Alexander Solzhenitsyn, quoted in Slate.com What is comfortable fashion? If you want to be comfortable,...

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We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.Michel de Montaigne, quoted in Forbes.com Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.Arnold Palmer, quoted...

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Insight doesn’t happen often on the click of the moment, like a lucky snapshot, but comes in its own time and more slowly and from nowhere but within.Eudora Welty The inherent vice of capitalism...

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By Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal Published: Sep 22, 2016 The intense debate over how transparent presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should be about their health gives rise to another question:...

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posted September 19, 2016   Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.Winston Churchill, quoted in The Wall Street Journal People talk loud and long, in order to...

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You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit.Harry Truman, quoted in Fortune.com My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem, but they don’t really know...

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Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life.Marc Chagall, quoted in Bustle.com The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.Coco Chanel, quoted in the Financial...

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“Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.”–Ronald Reagan, quoted in the Des Moines Register “Forgiveness liberates the soul; it removes fear. That’s why it’s...

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Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal September 1, 2016 The lawyer for an accountant whose hard drives were seized and held for over two years in a fraud investigation involving a client, and then used...

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Well-behaved women seldom make history.Historian Laura Thatcher Ulrich, quoted in The Washington Post Poets, prophets, and reformers are all picture makers—and this ability is the secret of their power and of their achievements.Frederick Douglass, quoted...

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It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.–Tony Robbins When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the...

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“Ability is of little account without opportunity.”– Napoleon Bonaparte, quoted in NationalReview.com “There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without...

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‘Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”–Designer Lilly Pulitzer, quoted in Country Living “Innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself.”–Joan Didion, quoted in Pitchfork.com

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Article by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry  Published in The Week August 11, 2016   Millions upon millions of people love the Olympics. But the Olympics have also become a sporting event that many people the world...

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‘To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.’– Voltaire, quoted in NationalReview.com ‘One turns at last even from glory itself with a sigh of relief. Even...

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Reuters By Nate Raymond Thursday, 11 August 2016 NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Federal judges cannot expunge convictions from people’s criminal records even when it prevents those who have been rehabilitated from getting jobs,...

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Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal   August 5, 2016 A New York federal court had the authority to try citizen of the Netherlands for a scheme to transport cocaine from the Dominican Republic...

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Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. —Joshua J. Marine Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. —Les Brown...

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Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs If you’re offered a seat...

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 “When every physical and mental resource is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.” ‑Norman Vincent Peale “Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with...

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  One of the most frequently asked questions of criminal defense lawyers is whether or not a person is better off agreeing to take a breath test or refusing to take a breath test...

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“Losing strengthens you. It reveals your weaknesses so you can fix them.”–Basketball coach Pat Summit, quoted in Bustle.com “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”–Samuel Goldwyn, quoted in The Washington Post

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I have had the pleasure of working with Mr.Paul and he has been the best lawyer any one can ask for. I recommend his expertise he is the best. My case lasted almost a...

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Michael Paul is one of the most professional attorney I have Dealt with. Very Prompt, Honest and always at My disposal. He delivered what he promised Me. I have used Michael Paul for several...

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Excellent service and knowledge! Michael Paul helped out with some legal contract work. I was looking for a rock star attorney and had seen him on a televised case. It was so impressive, that...

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I’ve used Michael Paul twice for real estate representation and have been 100% satisfied. He is smart, professional, and kind. I also appreciate that his secretary, Lucy, is very helpful. Brenda Elsey

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Michael Paul was very professional and was able to get the results I didn’t think I would of been able to get with a public defender. He is very nice and was in constant...

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I have been using Mike’s services and benefited from his advice for over 20 years. There is no finer legal representation at any price out there. He is honest, knowledgeable, and serious. I recommend...

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I was in a terrible situation. I had to fly back and forth from California for this case. Mr. Paul handled a lot of my hearings without me even having to be there. I...

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By Rachel M. Zahorsky New York Times columnist David Pogue shocked his father, a managing partner of what was once Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, with the announcement that he would not be attending...

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police conducted a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment when they used a police dog to sniff for drugs on the porch of a home....

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  In Matter of Brianna L., 2012 NY Slip Op 09066 (2d Dept 12/28/2012), the Appellate Division, Second Department held that Family Court judges have authority to modify criminal court orders of protection that...

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  In People v Pealer (2013 NY Slip Op 1019 ), the Court of Appeals held that “records pertaining to the routine inspection, maintenance and calibration of breathalyzer machines” are nontestimonial evidence and so are...

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I was caught with drugs. Do I need to hire an attorney? Most drug sale offenses are felonies, which could subject you to jail or prison. I, as an experienced attorney may be able...

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The 22-year-old student who strode across the Queens campus of St. John’s University on Wednesday wearing a mask and carrying a loaded rifle suffers from severe mental illness and had no intention of harming...

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A Queens man has been charged with forcing two runaway girls, ages 13 and 15, into prostitution on the streets of Jamaica after beating and raping them, prosecutors said yesterday. Richard A. Brown, the...

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The traditional legal billing method entails hourly rates dependent upon the experience level of the associate or partner handling the matter.  However, clients today no longer wish to pay high hourly fees, which often...

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The Legislature of the State of New York has enacted historic revisions to the “Rockefeller” Drug Laws as part of the 2009-2010 budget.  New York State Governor David Paterson signed the law on April...

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Aside from optional externship opportunities, most law schools in the United States do not require its students to participate in any sort of hands on legal training.  In fact, outside of the typical classroom...

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What are the arguments for and against holding Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) workers criminally liable when children are injured and/or killed? Given recent events surrounding the death of four year old Marchella Brett-Pierce,...

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Pro’s and Con’s to the Expansion of DNA Sampling How would you feel about proposed legislation: that would require DNA samples from people convicted of ALL Penal Law misdemeanors; that would require DNA samples...

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NYCLA and the four other county bars are seeking an expedited appeal and stay of the decision permitting the City unilaterally to change a system for assignment of indigent defense counsel that has been...

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