Just yesterday in Kings County Supreme Court, a plaintiff’s attorney expressed an inability to proceed with jury selection, while masked, due to inability to breathe. Counsel asked for an adjournment of trial until June. Not only did the Court deny the request, but dismissed the lawsuit outright due to counsel’s inability to proceed. The transcript of the argument which lead...Read More
We won’t be seeing a pre-COVID world any time soon. But a post-COVID world? That seems a bit more realistic, as vaccinations become more prevalent and we progress toward herd immunity.
What will the practice of law look like, once COVID19 subsides, regular travel comes back, and in-person interaction resumes? Which remote techniques we use will stay, and which will fade away? My article...Read More
As COVID-19 numbers seem to be at least be trending in the right direction, NY courts are preparing to resume in-person proceedings. (For the time being, remote appearances will remain the norm, but it makes sense to be prepared for in-person litigation.) Suffolk County has issued new protocols, which you can review here. Effective February 22, 2021, the new protocols include the...Read More
At this point, more than enough has been written about 2020. COVID-19 changed the world, and how we all view it. When we left our physical offices in mid-March – and told everyone we’d see them the Monday after Easter – the prospect of working remotely for a month seemed like an eternity. Nearly ten months later, and well, here we are.
Despite the pandemic, Wade Clark Mulcahy LLP has...Read More
(The following post is a collaboration from our 6 Summer Associates for 2020, who, suffice it to say, received a very different WCM experience than we were all planning. They all did a great job, and hopefully, learned a lot in this unique, remote environment. Best of luck to Gina, Drew, Alex, Jessica, Daniel & Rebecca in their 3L year and beyond).
When we accepted our offers to spend...Read More
Wade Clark Mulcahy LLP is pleased to welcome four new attorneys to our offices as of this past week. Tom Decker, Bruce Magaw and Debra Kuser have practiced together for over 20 years, most recently at Decker & Magaw in Westfield, NJ, and have joined WCM in our New Jersey office. Tom and Bruce are coming aboard as partners, with Debra joining as counsel. Their practice focuses on...Read More
Following Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order back in March — which feels like ages ago – new lawsuits were barred in New York on non-essential matters.
But as per J. Marks newly issued order on May 20, 2020, starting after Memorial Day, new lawsuits on “non-essential matters” may be filed again. We have been privy to many discussions among attorneys in recent weeks, to...Read More
COVID-19 has created the inevitable “new normal” of forcing employees to work from home. While that may allow for some advantages, it certainly comes with some risks. As for risks, at the top that list is cyber security and potential hackers to corporate networks.
As the business world adjusts to COVID-19, companies are using work from home networks which are (likely) recently created to...Read More
On April 30, 2020, J. Marks and the New York Unified Court System issued an Order which allows the filing of opposition and reply papers on pending motions, as well as new motions on pending cases, effective this coming Monday, May 4, 2020. Hopefully, this Order represents the first step in resuming some degree of normalcy in the New York Court system. The Order does not allow for filings...Read More
As we delve into our second month of COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing, and closed courts, we have been monitoring court updates throughout NY, NJ and PA. Our April 3, 2020 update is linked here.
On April 9, 2020, J. Marks, the Chief Administrative Judge in NY, issued an updated indicating that, effective April 13, 2020, Courts will work remotely to address pending, non-essential...Read More