AI: The New Legal Imperative

The attached article by Partner Douglas Gerhardt, Esq. recently published in the Saratoga Bar Association Newsletter addresses the use of artificial intelligence in the practice of law and specifically makes the case for why it is a necessity. Please… Read More
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Timeline - School Board Election 2024

As we enter the month of March, the annual budget vote and school board election season begins. This year’s vote and election will take place on Tuesday May 21, 2024. The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) has published an informativ… Read More
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School Business Meeting Workshop (ASBO) - School District Elections

On November 13, 2023 Christopher Honeywell, Esq. presented at the Association for School Business Officials (ASBO) Conference in Saratoga Springs City Center. The presentation to District Clerks reviewed School District Elections, results of which of… Read More
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School Elections and Budget Votes - Addressing Potential Challenges

On October 28, 2023 Christopher Honeywell, Esq. co-presented with Laura Purcell at the 27th Annual NYSSBA Convention and Education Expo in Buffalo, NY. The presentation reviewed School Elections and Budget Votes, results of which frequently face obje… Read More
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State Technology Law Section 106-b

State Technology Law Section 106-b, which became effective on December 22, 2020, prohibited the purchase and use of biometric identifying technology by public and non-public schools for any purpose, the only exception being for fingerprint identifica… Read More
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2023 Annual Budget Vote & School Board Election

As we enter the month of March, the annual budget vote and school board election season begins. This year’s vote and election will take place on Tuesday May 16, 2023. The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) has published an informativ… Read More
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2022 Tax Exemption

On December 9, 2022, changes to the New York State Real Property Tax Law were made giving a governing body the option of adopting legislation creating a tax exemption for real property owned by enrolled members (and their spouses) of incorporated vol… Read More
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2022 Annual Budget Vote & School Board Election

As School Districts head into budget season, there are numerous deadlines approaching that all Districts should be aware of leading up to the May 17, 2022, Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election. Our attorneys will continue to monitor any chang… Read More
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Absentee Ballot Qualification for School District Elections 2022

As many may remember, the criteria to qualify to vote by absentee ballot was expanded for national, state, and local, including school district, elections in 2020 and 2021. The expanded criteria permitted voters to request and qualify to vote by abse… Read More
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Changes to the New York State Open Meetings Law

As many are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes to the New York State Open Meetings Law and the ability of a public body of a political subdivision, including school district boards of education, to conduct their required meetings vi… Read More
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