The Senior Lawyer

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  • About This Publication

    The Senior Lawyer features substantive articles for lawyers who are age 55 or older and is published to help with career continuity and career changes. Articles that have appeared in past issues include such topics as value of important papers, estate planning, ethical issues, life settlements and retaining and maintaining closed files. Also included are updates on Section news, committee reports, programs and events. Edited by Willard H. DaSilva, Esq. and Stephen G. Brooks, Esq., The Senior Lawyer is published by the Senior Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

    The Senior Lawyer is published as a benefit for members of the Senior Lawyers Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission. © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 1949-8322 (print) ISSN 1949-8330 (online)

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    (Fall 2014)

    A Message from the Section Chair
    Carole A. Burns

    A Tribute to the Co-Editors

    Willard H. DaSilva 

    Feature Articles
    Justin Vigdor: A Life Dedicated to Making a Difference
    Rosemary C. Byrne

    E-Mail Netiquette for Lawyers
    Gerald Leovits

    Developments for Aging in Place
    Neil T. Rimsky

    The Fox in the Henhouse: An Attorney's Experience Sitting on a Jury
    Paul F. Clark

    Shakespeare Was a T&E Lawyer!
    Jonathan Rikoon

    Identity Theft—Know the Law
    Clifford S. Weber

    Bergman on Mortgage Foreclosures: Danger in Settlement Negotiations
    Bruce J. Bergman

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Married Couples After the Demise of DOMA
    Jeffrey A. Asher

    Calculations Under the "Spousal Impoverishment" Budgeting Rules for Managed Long Term Care
    David Goldfarb

    Metadata: The Hidden Disaster That's Right in Front of You
    Randall Farrar

    There's No Place Like Home, Says the Taxman: A Residency Primer
    Yvonne R. Cort

    Lost Trusts in New York—The Case for Statutory Intervention
    Amy F. Altman, Karin Sloan DeLaney, Antar P. Jones, Paulina Koryakin and Michael S. Schwartz 


    Determining "Custody" of Beloved Companion Pets in Matrimonial Actions
    Sherri Donovan

    Immigration Law: On Your Turf
    Anna K. McLeod