Category Archives: Blog

County in New York State Creates Anti-Bullying Website

According to experts a key factor in preventing bullying is teaching children, teens, and parents how to identify bullying, and how to safely stand up to it. Nassau County recently signed a bill into law that will allow the County to create and operate an anti-bullying website. The goal of the website is to provide -->

Flashing Lights: Slow Down and Move Over. It is the Law

Thousands of workers have died in work zone crashes due to negligent and reckless drivers. The vast majority of work-zone accidents are completely preventable. The National Safety Council recommends the following tips for preventing injuries in work-zones: Pay attention (using your phone, adjusting the radio, talking to passengers, and even daydreaming are all examples of -->

VA announces leadership changes to take effect shortly

WASHNGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced several leadership changes that will take effect shortly.  These leadership changes will build upon a strong current team that will continue to carry out the priorities of President Trump and newly appointed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie. The leadership changes are as follows: -->

Why Upstate New York Has Become So Popular, What That Means for Residents

In recent years a record-breaking annual 239 million visitors traveled to New York State destinations.   “New York’s rich culture, diverse history, scenic beauty and outdoor reactional opportunities are second to none,” Governor Cuomo said. “With a record $104.8 billion economic impact, New York’s tourism industry is stronger than ever before and as we continue to invest -->

Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 08:00 Walkway Over the Hudson Poughkeepsie61 Parker AvenuePoughkeepsie, NY 12601 We are proud to sponsor the Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research. “Every dollar donated to Lustgarten goes to Pancreatic Cancer Research. Get inspired by other patients, survivors, and loved ones who are on the same journey. Together, we will raise -->

VA is Rethinking Its Entire Online Presence

Veterans Affairs Department is looking for a team of developers to consolidate its far-flung agency websites into a single, user-friendly online portal.  The vendor would lead a complete redesign of the agency’s primary website, VA.gov, which would include building a new content management system within the VA Enterprise Cloud and migrating content from existing sites -->

New VA Secretary Faces 400,000-Case Appeals Backlog, IT Delay

Among the many challenges facing new Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is the long-standing backlog in disability claims appeals, which currently totals more than 400,000 cases.  By Richard Sisk.  Read more here:  http://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/07/31/new-va-secretary-faces-400000-case-appeals-backlog-it-delay.html

New VA secretary promises veterans better customer service and more medical options

In his first public speech since taking over the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday reiterated his promises to push that bureaucracy towards more customer-friendly practices and more flexible access for beneficiaries.  “VA exists to make life easier for veterans,” he told a crowd of veterans at the AMVETS annual convention -->

Potential Grant Opportunity for Veterans’ Groups

New York State Bar Association, August 6th 2018- The Business Law Section’s fund, administered through The New York Bar Foundation, provides grant money to non-profit organizations offering legal advice and assistance to military veterans, minorities and other underserved New York residents seeking to establish their own small business enterprises in the State of New York. -->

VSG Attorneys Advocate for Veterans in U.S. Supreme Court

Finkelstein and Partners Veterans Services Group attorney Christine Clemens recently took the lead in writing an AMICUS brief to the US Supreme Court in the Gray case on behalf of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA), Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium (NLSVCC) and Veterans of Foreign Wars -->