Events & CLE Opportunities Outside of the CDWBA

The CDWBA works to help spread the word for other similar organizations when they are hosting events and CLE opportunities that may be of interest to our membership.  Please check back often to see what is going on around the region!

Monday, October 16, 2017 – Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NYSBA CLE Program and Live Webcast:  “Basics of Matrimonial Law Practice”

WHEN:   Monday, October 16, 2017 – Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WHERE:

Monday, October 16, 2017 | NYC Live & Webcast
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Buffalo
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | White Plains
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Albany
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Syracuse

DETAILS:  This full-day practical skills program is designed for all attorneys, whether newly-admitted or experienced, seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling all aspects of a matrimonial matter. The topics presented are the most frequently addressed issues in a matrimonial action and the program will include an overview of the recent major changes in law governing equitable distribution and spousal maintenance.

7.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 Professional Practice; 2.0 Skills; 1.0 Ethics

Click HERE  for more information and to register.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NYSBA CLE Program and Live Webcast:  “Nuts & Bolts of an Uncontested Probate Proceeding”

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

WHERE:  New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany

DETAILS:  The program will introduce attorneys to the intricacies of New York State solemn form of probate. Jessica R. Amelar, Principal Court Attorney in the New York County Surrogate’s Court, will review probate forms issued by the New York State Uniform Court System and discuss situations in which a petitioner may be asked to supplement the standard submissions.  

1.5 MCLE Skills Credits

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NYSBA CLE Program and Live Webcast:  “Hope for the Best Plan for the Worst:  Live & Die By the PreNup”

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:  New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany

DETAILS:  This half-day program is designed for the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner, both in and out of state, and will showcase an experienced faculty who will guide attendees through the fundamentals of drafting viable pre and postnuptial agreements.

 4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Skills; 2.0 Professional Practice

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Albany Annual Red Mass

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:   St. Mary’s Church, 10 Lodge Street, Albany

DETAILS:  The Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Albany invites you to attend the annual Red Mass for judges, lawyers and those who work in the legal community, to be celebrate by Edward B. Scharfenberger, J.D., D.D., Bishop of Albany.

The Red Mass is celebrated in countries around the world to invoke the Holy Spirit upon the work of the judicial and legal systems, and upon those of all faiths who labor in the law.

After the Red Mass a coffee hour will be held in the church hall where jurists, members of the bar and clergy will have a chance to socialize for a few minutes before returning to work.

Please see formal flyer  for more information.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Warren County Bar Association CLE:  The Ethics of Email

WHEN:   Thursday, October 19, 2017, Registration:  12:00 p.m.; Program:  12:15 p.m.

WHERE:   The Log Jam Restaurant, 1484 U.S. 9, Lake George, NY 12845

PRESENTER:  Matthew F. Fuller, Esq. Meyer & Fuller, PLLC

CREDITS:  1 NYS Ethics CLE Credit – Transitional and Nontransitional

FINANCIAL AID:  Available if you qualify under Warren County Bar Association policy. A copy of the policy and application will be provided upon request.

CLE COST:  WCBA MEMBER FREE; NON-WCBA MEMBER $15

LUNCH COST:  $20

Click HERE  to sign up, hit the Green Button for tickets and register for this CLE.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

CLE:  Landlord/Tenant Training 

WHEN:   Thursday, October 19, 2017, Registration:  3:00 p.m.; Program:  3:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

WHERE:   New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany

DETAILS:  This is a free training for attorneys who are admitted to practice in New York State and are willing to represent tenants at their first court appearance in Albany City Court.

CLE Credits:  1.0 hour of Skills; 3.0 hours of Professional Practice

See FLYER here.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Elder Abuse:  The Mind, The Body, The Law 

WHEN:   Monday, October, 23, 2017 1-4 (Registration at 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE:   New York State Bar Center, 1 Elk Street, Albany

WHO:  Co-sponsored by the Third Judicial District, Office of the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases, Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee, NYSBA Judicial and Elder Law Sections, Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association, Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Equinox, The Legal Project, Equinox, Albany County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

PARTICIPANTS:  Hon. Deborah Kaplan, Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases; Paul Clyne, Assistant Attorney General; Sarah Duval, Center for Elder Law & Justice; Stephanie Kaiser, RN; Joshua Kean, NYS Police senior investigator; Nancy Needell, MD

MODERATOR:  Hon. Rachel Kretser, Albany City Court Judge (Ret.), Chair, Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee.

PRESENTERS:  AAG Paul Clyne, Esq.; Joshua Kean, Senior Investigator, State Police Special Victims Unit; Stephanie Kaiser, RN, former Director of Nursing; Sarah Duval, Esq., NYS Center for Elder Law and Justice; Nancy Needell, MD; Hon. Deborah A. Kaplan, Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases.

DETAILS:  The Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee presents a continuing legal education program exploring the nuanced elements of elder abuse, including the physical/ medical dimension, the mental/psychiatric factors and the legal and ethical complexities to identifying, prosecuting and preventing crimes which can take the form of physical abuse, emotional abuse and financial exploitation.

CLE credit:  3 CLE credits will be awarded, including 1 for Ethics.

More information:  Click HERE or contact Judge Kretser, RKret@AlbanyLaw.edu

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Women’s Law Caucus of Albany Law School: Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

WHEN:   Monday, October, 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Albany Law School, Albany, NY

DETAILS:  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Women’s Law Caucus of Albany Law School will be hosting their Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil. Speakers this year include Gwen Wright, Executive Director of the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, SVU Prosecutor Victoria Graf (ALS ’15) from the Saratoga Co. District Attorney’s Office, and Lisa Frisch, Executive Director of the Legal Project.

This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence Special Happy Hour Event

WHEN:   Tuesday, October, 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Parish Public House, 388 Broadway, Albany, NY

DETAILS:  October is domestic violence awareness month.  NYSCADV is hosting a special happy hour event.  General admission is $50.00 in advance or $60.00 at the door.  See  FLYER  here.

Contact Jennifer Clark at jclark@nyscadv.org or 518-482-5465 for more information.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

NYSBA – “Women on the Move:  Talking While Female” 

WHEN:   Thursday, October 26, 2017, Lunch 12:30 p.m.; Program 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Reception 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Larchmont Shore Club, One Oak Bluff, Larchmont, NY

DETAILS:   The Women on the Move program is a Continuing Legal Education seminar focusing on an array of topics of particular interest to women attorneys.  The program hopes to address issues and practical skills that have helped other women attorneys how to manage difficult conversations and clients, as well as the legal ramifications for attorneys faced with discrimination in the work-place, as well as techniques and strategies for effectively addressing same. 

4.0 MCLE Credits (3.0 Skills; 1.0 Ethics)

The agenda and registration information can be viewed HERE 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Legal Project – The 22nd Annual Pro Bono Reception 

WHEN:   Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Hart Theater at the Egg, Albany, NY 

DETAILS:   The 22nd Annual Pro Bono Reception will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Hart Theater Lounge at The Egg in downtown Albany.  We will celebrate the work of The Legal Project’s many volunteers and supporters with a cocktail reception with a beer and wine open bar, and delicious selections from a variety of local restaurants as well as a wonderful Silent Auction and raffle.  This is our major fundraiser for the year and 100% of the proceeds from the event will help support our pro bono programs for our domestic violence and our immigration.

For more information on sponsorships, Honorary Committee Memberships or registration, please contact Lisa Frisch at lfrisch@legalproject.org or www.legalproject.org.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Women’s Suffrage Capitol Tour

WHEN:   Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Capitol State Street Lobby Information Desk

DETAILS:  NYS is where the first Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls in 1848 and where women won the right to vote in 1917, three years before the 19th amendment was ratified.

This special one hour tour will explore the connections between the NYS Capital and the historic fight for suffrage. It will feature an exhibit of artifacts selected to showcase the suffragists’ journey from earliest ambition to success!

This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The College of St. Rose 2017 Jurist in Residence Program:  “Disagree with Dignity – Understanding the First Amendment”

WHEN:   Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Carl E. Touhey Forum, Thelma P. Lally School of Education, The College of Saint Rose, 1009 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY

DETAILS:  This event will feature a panel discussion, featuring the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, U.S. District Judge; Eve Burton, J.D., Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Hearst; and Professor Alfred D. Chapleau, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Pre-Law Advisor, The College of Saint Rose. The panel will be moderated by Daniel P. Nolan, Esq., Partner & CEO of Hugh Johnson Advisors, with opening remarks by Rex Smith, Vice President & Editor of the Times Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Anyone wishing to RSVP can email Christina Crasto,  Program Assistant for Institutional Advancement for The College of Saint Rose, at crastoc@strose.edu or call 518-454-5107.

Monday, November 13, 2017 – Thursday, November 16, 2017

NYSBA CLE Program and Live Webcast:  “Basics of Elder Law & Special Needs Practice”

WHEN:   Monday, November 13, 2017 – Thursday, November 16, 2017

WHERE: 

Monday, November 13, 2017 | New York City
Monday, November 13, 2017 | Syracuse
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Melville
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | White Plains
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Albany

DETAILS:  Designed as a basics course, this program will cover the fundamentals of document drafting, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility and special needs issues. The program will provide attendees with a basic foundation in elder law and special needs practice preparing them to attend intermediate and eventually advanced-level classes and sustaining their growth as elder law and special needs practitioners.

7.5 MCLE Credits: 6.5 Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SAVE THE DATE – Upcoming CLE:  Assist Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People 

WHEN:   Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  The Legal Project, 24 Aviation Road, Albany

DETAILS:   Please save the date to join the CDWBA LGBT Committee, The Legal Project, and the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY for this timely and informative CLE presentation. More information to follow!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

NYSBA CLE Program and Live Webcast:  “New York Not-For-Profit Organizations Practice Symposium:  From Basics to Hot Topics”

WHEN:   Thursday, November 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:  New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany

DETAILS:  This program offers a comprehensive selection of topics critical to not-for-profit practitioners including formation, tax, board governance, fundraising and fiscal management. The program is designed for both lawyers new to the area and for more experienced practitioners with topics ranging from the basics to current hot topics including lobbying, advocacy and crowd funding. Representatives from the New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau will present on the role of the Attorney General.

7.5 MCLE Credits: 7.0 Professional Practice; 0.5 Ethics

Click HERE for more information and to register.

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Save the date for the Pro Bono Awards Luncheon at the Century House
Friday, April 27, 2018