New York Halloween Laws!

October 30th, 2013 | Posted by marinolegal in Law | Marino Legal - (0 Comments)

online CLEHalloween is tomorrow, and that means that a night of trick-or-treating and mischief is sure to ensue. In addition to offering New York CLE, Marino Legal wants you to stay informed and safe this holiday. While it’s a very fun time for all, there are some laws that must be remembered while partaking in the festivities!

Zero Tolerance – In New York City, sex offenders must remain inside on Halloween. They cannot wear costumes, and cannot answer the door for trick-or-treaters. Given this rule is followed efficiently, it can offer a sense of relief for parents letting their children go about this Thursday.

Fake Gun Law – Fake guns are outlawed in NYC. So, if you’re going to be an outlaw yourself, you may need to consider a costume change. One exception is fluorescent colored fake weapons, which may kill your hard look, but will keep the police and people surrounding you happy.

The Mask Laws – Anyone over the age of 16 cannot wear a mask, unless you are at a masquerade. This is to protect all, and should be taken seriously. If you’re over the age of 16 and are going to wear a mask, you must be inside a home or at a masked event.

Have a safe and fun Halloween! Visit Marino Legal for your CLE online needs!

Supernatural Happenings & Law

October 23rd, 2013 | Posted by marinolegal in Law | Law Cases - (0 Comments)
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New York has experienced some very interesting legal happenings. Law is constantly changing as new issues are brought about, and the cases which shape these changes hold the utmost importance. Staying up to date with your continuing legal education, whether in live classes or online CLE, is a must.

Today i’d like to take a look at a spooky court case which is very appropriate for the Halloween season! Stambovsky V. Ackley created quite a raise in the early 90s, and later became a staple in property law teachings. The Ackley family owned a home in Nyack, New York, which they had reported was haunted. Apparently spirits had shaken the mother’s bed, and stolen belongings from the children numerous times.

The entire town knew of the hauntings, as they has become a part of Nyack folklore. The Ackley’s had also had works published about the disturbances in outlets such as Reader’s Digest.

In 1990, the Ackley’s sold the house to New Yorker, Jeffery Stambovsky, without ever telling him of the poltergeist. He then later found out of the home’s reputation and brought the Ackley’s to court for fraudulent misrepresentation. Stambovsky’s case held up, not necessarily because the house was haunted, but because it was such common knowledge and had been written about in the past. This reputation affected the home’s value, thus upholding Stambovsky’s argument. Stay up to date with your New York continuing legal education with Marino Legal.


Bridge The Gap THIS Weekend!

October 15th, 2013 | Posted by marinolegal in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Marino Legal has a big New York continuing legal education weekend coming up. The previously mentioned Bridge The Gap program is happening this weekend, October 19th and 20th, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

This two day long legal education program will be held at Hunter College in the West Building, 904 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065. Each day will fulfill 8 credits of continuing legal education. Day one, costing $199, will fulfill 3.5 credits of professional practice, 1.5 ethics credits, and 3 skills credits. Day two, also $199, will cover the same amount of credits. If you cannot attend all of one day, you will be able to make up the appropriate class by attending the class on a separate Bridge the Gap weekend. Future weekend dates include November 16th and 17th, and December 7th and 14th. Registration and details here: http://newyork.marinolegalcle.com/pages/newly_admitted

In addition to offering live continuing education for attorneys, Marino Legal also offers a variety of online CLE courses. These are easy to register for and can help you fulfill your legal education requirements from the comfort of your home. Once completed, you just make a note of your provided codes, click “get certificate”, enter the codes, and you’re good to go! Take a look at available courses and requirements online at http://marinolegalcle.com.

Changing Law in California

October 9th, 2013 | Posted by marinolegal in Law | Marino Legal - (0 Comments)
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A recent law signed by Governor Jerry Brown just may be causing some changes in San Francisco. Changes in law and protocol can all be caught up on via online CLE. The new law was brought about by concerns for the environment and the health of the public. Certain chemicals used in flame retardant insulation in buildings contain extremely harmful chemicals. The two most common flame retardants used with foam insulation, HBCD and TCPP, are not chemically bonded to the insulation and thus have the potential to cause major harm as they float in the surrounding environment and are inhaled by individuals. Specific problems such as hormone disruption and nervous system development issues have been linked to these chemicals, which brought about the new law.

The new law isn’t quite banning these chemicals, but rather requires the state fire Marshal as well as the Building Standards Commission to review the standards for these materials in California. This may cause some debate in the future due to the fact that you are weighing people’s safety in two different lights. On one hand, their health may be affected by chemicals. On the other hand, they may be susceptible to being inside a burning building, which would effect their health all the same if not more. Stay up to date with your legal education and changes in procedure by checking out Marino Legal’s many different CLE online options.

Strange Laws in New York

October 1st, 2013 | Posted by marinolegal in Law | Marino Legal - (0 Comments)

Throughout your online CLE, you may not come across some of these extreme laws. Having knowledge of them may help you along the road, but regardless, some of these are kind of ridiculous. Many laws have been created are far more applicable the past, and some that are just extremely irrelevant in today’s world.

First, let’s take a look at the Kendall County law which poses restrictions on what you can do on your own personal property. The law states, “It is against town ordinances to camp out on your own land more than 72 hours a month. If you want to camp out for 2 weeks you need a permit, which can only be obtained once a year.” While humorous, this law is a classic case of invading people’s property rights and has the potential to raise some issues if enforced. Granted, this law is from the 1960s and may not be enforced as much these days.

Another state wide law in New York that has yet to be thrown out due to changes in times is one that states a fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way.” A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a “pair of horse-blinders” wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll. Stay up to date on your New York CLE with Marino Legal.

Art Law Pt 2.

September 23rd, 2013 | Posted by marinolegal in Law | Law Cases | Marino Legal - (0 Comments)

Photo Credit: Retroland.com

As we all know, going through the legal process can take a very long time. In this particular case, it took 35 years. We all remember the hit song “YMCA” by the Village People. It sounds like a happy fun time, but the legalities behind it caused issues and conjured up some inner group drama.

Victor Willis, the police man from the Village People, has just recently regained control of the rights to his many hit  songs he had written in the 70s, including “YMCA”, ” In the Navy”, “Macho Man”, and “Go West.”

What enabled this to happen was a provision of copyright legislation that took action in 1978. The guidelines stated that songwriters would hold “termination rights.” What does that mean? Pretty much, regardless of what you did with your writing, even if you signed it over, you would regain control of your work after 35 years. This enables Victor Willis to seize back full control of the songs he had written and he can know do whatever he’d like with the work. Although not completely sure how he is going to handle his new commodities, it’s been stated that he may ban the Village People from ever performing the song again.

Law is constantly changing, to keep up with your online CLE, or to see upcoming classes in NY Continuing Legal Education, head over to Marino Legal and see what you need to stay up to date!

Art Law Pt 1.

September 16th, 2013 | Posted by marinolegal in Law | Law Cases - (0 Comments)
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Photo Credit: The Art Newspaper

Throughout time copyrights and intellectual property have brought about some extremely controversial court cases. While most of the larger cases fell years ago, some have made a major impact in more recent years. I’d like to focus on a case that took a few different turns between the years of 2009 and 2011.

It started when Richard Prince decided to make a series of paintings he called “Canal Zone”. These paintings were exhibited at the Gagosian gallery. He made 28 paintings that included images from French Photographer;s book Yes, Rasta from 2000. The book was a photo diary of Rastafarian people he had made while traveling in Jamaica.

In 2009 Cariou brought a suit upon Prince for copyright infringement through his Canal Zone exhibit. On March 18, 2011 US District Judge Deborah A. Batts ruled against Prince claiming that his use of the works was not fair, and Cariou was completely in the right. This decision stood for a while, and Cariou actually destroyed some of the works during that time.

On April 25, 2013, the US Court of Appeals fort he Second Circuit decided otherwise and overturned Judge Deborah A. Batts Ruling. They ruled that 25 of the works were deemed transformative and fair, and only 5 of the works were to be send back for further review.

Staying up to date on intellectual property laws is a much, and through CLE online you can do so. Nobody want’s to be the one to make an awful court decision. Stay up to date with the law. Check out the Marino Legal CLE website for inoformation on New York continuing legal education.


Marino Legal CLE will be holding a weekend of continuing legal education this October in New York, New York. This will be one of their Bridge the Gap weekends. Bridge the Gap weekends are designed to satisfy a full year of New York CLE credits. These classes are open to any attorney, newly admitted or veteran from New York or New Jersey. Hosting these weekends semi-frequently, if one is not able to attend both days for one weekend of sessions, they may come to another session of the same day on a different weekend.

Bridge the Gap weekends feature two days of education, each day consisting of four individual lectures which cover different topics of law. For those would rather attend a live lecture than complete CLE online, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. The next Bright the Gap weekend will be in October.

Here are the details:

What: Bridge the Gap
When: Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: New York, New York
Credit Breakdown: 1.50 Ethics | 3.00 Skills | 3.50 Professional Practice
Registration: http://newyork.marinolegalcle.com/pages/newly_admitted

What: Bridge the Gap
When: Sunday, Obtober 20th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: New York, New York
Credit Breakdown: Credit Breakdown: 1.50 Ethics | 3.00 Skills | 3.50 Professional Practice
Registration: http://newyork.marinolegalcle.com/pages/newly_admitted

Meet our Online CLE Staff!

September 4th, 2013 | Posted by marinolegal in Education | Lawyer - (0 Comments)
As muggy as it may be, winter’s approaching quickly, which means a new season of CLE online courses! Our winter curriculum features an impressive roster of law professionals, from Elliott Scheinberg, Esq., to William Horan, Esq.
Elliott Scheinberg is a graduate of Cardozo law school and a co chair of several Bar committees, such as the New York Chapters of the Amicus Curiae Committee, the Legislative Committee, and the Inter Bar Association Legislation Committee. He has written extensively on his areas of legal expertise, publishing a number of books on the subject of matrimonial law and articles in the New York Law Journal.
William Horan is a loyal alum of New York’s own St. John’s University, having earned his undergraduate, MBA, and law degrees from the Brooklyn institution. He has has lectured on real estate and mortgage financing for the Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association, Rockland County Bar Association.
At Marino Legal, we believe in technology’s ability to bring top quality education and information to the masses at their own convenience. This is why we provide our customers with a comprehensive, well-rounded online CLE staff of the same skill level you would find in any physical CLE class. Enroll today!

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Summer is coming to an end, which some may see as a total bummer, but in reality: it’s exciting. A chance to get back to school and to continue your education. In a week you could be starting your New York continuing legal education! If one thing is vital, it’s that you take this weekend to collect yourself, relax and get anything done you haven’t had a chance to do this summer. Here are a few things that may make this last weekend of the summer your favorite.

1. Go to the beach! if you’re like me, you’ve spend the entire summer saying you’re going to make it to the water, but haven’t had the time. This three day weekend might be exactly what you need! Head out to Long Island, or down to Jersey! Not in for the ride? Go check out some awesome attractions and get a hot dog at Coney Island!

2.Get in touch with old friends! Whether you haven’t seen them in a few weeks, or a few months, making sure your connect with your friends is very important! We live in a busy world, and it’s easy to lose touch with someone even if they live right down the block! Take Sunday or Monday to have a BBQ and rekindle your friendships.

3. Read! Get a new book, sit outside, and read it. Reading can be the most calming experience and, on a weekend like this, a very smart choice.

Now that you are all rested and collected, time to get back to productivity! Check out some online CLE through Marino Legal!