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Top 100 Women Owned Law Firm in NYS

Very recently my law office, The Law Office of Erica Yitzhak, was voted one of the TOP 100 women owned law firms in all of New York State. The voting was held by the new York State Law Journal, a daily Law journal that keeps up to date happening in the world of law. Here […]

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What is Restraining Order Abuse

Restraining order abuse is a form of abuse of process or malicious prosecution in which a plaintiff applies for a restraining order for a purpose other than that for which it was intended. Usually, people who go against the rules of a restraining order are searching for some sort of revenge or harassment.  Though, at […]

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Increasing Success for Women in the Field of Law

According a recent article written by Beth L. Kaufman and published by The National Law Review, women across the globe are helping other women achieve success in the legal world, particularly in law.  The National Association of Women Lawyers is the only national bar association dedicated to promoting and advancing the rights and concerns of […]

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Controversy of Abortion Laws

Currently, abortion clinics located in Indiana that operate strictly on chemical based abortions do not require either a license or regular inspection.  According to an article recently completed by Life News, a certain law would require chemical abortion facilities to meet the same requirements as surgical abortion facilities.  Specifically, the law would work to improve […]

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Several Women Honored for Contributions to Law

According to an article recently completed by Wicked Local Wayland, three local women working in Wayland, Massachusetts, were honored for their contributions to the law profession.  The women were acknowledged in a ceremony held on the twenty third of October at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel; Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly hosted the ceremony. The ceremony was […]

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Knowing the Ins and Outs of Writing a Will

When writing a will, it’s important to know all the legal rules and regulations that are involved in the process. Especially in terms of estate planning, drafting a will should be done in a meticulous manner, one that plays especially close attention to those fine-print details.  Unfortunately, many people think that estate planning is only […]

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Advice for Young Lawyers on Dictating

Many lawyers who are in their first few years at a law firm rely heavily on their typing skills, when in reality they should be focusing on dictating.  Dictating involves not only typing, but finding an address, checking style guides to make sure you are using heading correctly, saving letters, printing letters, and overall double-checking […]

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Facebook Patents a Method to Determine Professional “Expertise”

How can you determine the extent of someone’s expertise? Reviews and testimonials are undoubtedly anecdotal while ratings websites have their own skewing issues. A broader and seemingly fairer way to measure expertise is to gauge how much influence a person has on the relevant community. Facebook has patented a method to identify experts and influencers […]

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The 5 Things You Need to Know About Net Neutrality and The Internet’s Legal Fate

If you’re having a tough time getting through the FCC’s Net Neutrality orders, you’re not the only one. After all, 400 pages of anything would be difficult, even without all the legal jargon, dense language, and the 2000 or so footnotes that hug the bottom of each page. Here are the top 5 things you […]

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Large Firms Failing Women Lawyers

For an industry which grounds itself on eliminating bias and proving equity in treatment, the industry has been failing its own women. Only 4 percent of the top U.S. law firms have women in firm-wide managing partnership roles. A survey of over 17,000 law firm associates concluded that women aged their firms’ culture much lower […]

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