The Israeli judicial reform – what changes is it expected to cause?
What are the changes proposed as part of the judicial reform? The judicial reform offered by the Minister of Justice in 2023 proposes far-reaching changes in the Israeli legal system. These include changing the way judges are appointed, the court’s authority to annul laws and review the decisions of the state’s various authorities, and more.…Read More
Restitution of Jewish property in Poland
“We should be reunited with what is rightfully ours” – why reclaiming Jewish property in Poland is not a lost cause The film Woman in Gold, from which the above quote is taken, is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, an Austrian Jewish woman who escaped the Nazis and found a home in…Read More
Switching attorneys – when can clients leave an attorney? (legal information)
The question of switching attorneys come up in many cases, and for a variety of reasons. Sometimes clients prefer that a different attorney represent them, or wish to switch the attorney handling their case for some other reason. This subject brings up complex legal issues, and even personal dilemmas on the clients’ part. It may…Read More
Annulment of a court ruling – when is it possible?
Is it possible to request an annulment of a court ruling? If so – when? This is a complex issue which is particularly relevant in cases where the ruling cannot be appealed, but circumstances arise which require altering the legal outcome. Israeli law dictates rules for annulment of court rulings made in the absence of…Read More
Rebecca has completed her LL.B in the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan and plans to take the NY and Israeli bar. As part of her studies, Rebecca has completed a range of courses in contract law, commercial law, EU law, patent law and global family law. Throughout her degree, she focused on…Read More
How do you obtain a firearms license in Israel?
These days, many people are considering applying for a firearms license in Israel. Naturally, the tense security situation and the frequent waves of terrorist acts are a factor in this. The requirements for obtaining a firearms license in Israel are quite complicated, and this deters many people from looking into their eligibility. However, it is…Read More
Firearms License Requirements in Israel (legal information)
מהם תנאי קבלת רישיון נשק בישראל? בנוסף לתנאי גיל סף, שליטה בעברית, אזרחות או תושבות ישראלית, אישור ממשטרת ישראל וממשרד הבריאות לגבי בריאות נפשית, יש לעמוד גם במספר תבחינים של משרד הביטחון שיפורטו להלן.Read More
Agency Under New York Law
What is agency and how is it different from a Power of Attorney? Agency Under New York Law means that someone is conferring on another authority to engage in certain actions on their behalf. A power of attorney is a written authorization that can be used for evidentiary purposes before a court to demonstrate the…Read More
Choosing the Right Israeli Real Estate Agent
How to choose the right real estate agent for your needs? By signing a “Request For Real Estate Brokerage Services” form, either remotely or in person, one may obtain the services of an Israeli real estate agent. This form simply requires basic information about you, the specific property, and the commission rate due to the…Read More
Obtaining Polish Citizenship
Many Jews left Poland during the 20th century. The main reason for this was due to the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust, but local antisemitism and religious persecution also played a part. Today, hundreds of thousands of descendants of Polish Jews in Israel and abroad are eligible for a Polish passport. This…Read More