Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy | Free CLE Webcast
Thursday, November 15, 2012
- Location -
State Bar Center
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
(1.0 areas of professional practice, 1.0 skills)
Please note: This program is available to all
attorneys for MCLE credit through December 31, 2012.
You must sign and complete your MCLE credit form by
December 31, 2012 in order to receive 2.0 MCLE credits for your
Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected
by Superstorm Sandy
Free CLE Webcast and Live Program
The New York State
Bar Association is pleased to present a free CLE webcast on Providing
Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy on
Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
This program will be streamed live from the State Bar Center in
attorneys assisting Superstorm Sandy victims, this program will
include an informational overview of state and federal relief programs.
Panelists will provide an overview of assistance programs and relief
options. Panelists will discuss programs set up by the American
Red Cross, FEMA, IRS, the Small Business Association, the NYS Department
of Labor and the NYS Division of Financial Services.
Segments of this program will carry MCLE credit for
attorneys. Panelists will cover legal considerations relative to
disaster relief situations. Panelists will provide an overview of
the law relative to insurance considerations and landlord/tenant
issues. Panelists will also cover client counseling relative
to disaster unemployment assistance, document loss/replacement records,
banking, consumer debt/credit Issues and family law
considerations. Panelists will provide best practices and advice
on counseling clients impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
This program is open to all members and
non-members. Pre-registration is required.
Please note that newly admitted attorneys must attend in
person to receive MCLE credit and cannot receive credit for viewing
the webcast online.
If you are unable to participate in the live program on
November 15th, the program archive will be made available online and may
be viewed for informational purposes at a later date.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00
4:00 p.m. - 4:10
Remarks by Seymour
W. James, Jr., Esq., President New York State Bar
4:10 p.m. - 5:00
Relief | Overview of the Law and Legal Considerations Panel
A panel discussion of attorneys
experienced in advising clients in disaster relief situations will cover
some of the most frequently asked questions relative to the issues
- Housing and Landlord/Tenant
- Homeowners Insurance, Flood
Insurance, Renters Insurance
- The Role of the Insurance
- Answers to Frequently Asked
- Overview of Policies, Coverage
Considerations, Notice Provisions
Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq.,
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., New York City
Esq., Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP, Albany
Stephen T. Surace, CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President,
Professor Tracy L. McGaugh, Touro Law Center, Moderator
5:00 p.m. - 5:10
5:10 p.m. –
Identification of State and Federal Relief Programs Designed to Meet the
Needs of Persons Impacted by Superstorm Sandy
- Qualifications for Assistance
and Options for Your Client’s Needs
- American Red Cross
- U.S. Coast Guard
- Small Business
- NYS Department of
- NYS Department of Financial
Services (formerly the New York State Insurance Fund)
- Disaster Legal
Stephen A. Becker, FEMA
David Nguyen, Director, Disaster Relief Legal Services
Benjamin S. McCarty, U.S. Coast Guard
Matthew J. Tierney, Principal Administrative Law Judge, Unemployment
Insurance Appeal Board
H. Douglas Guevara, NYSBA CLE Director, Hurricane Irene Survivor
David A. Rikard, Esq., Law Offices of David A. Rikard, Hurricane Irene
John Capuano, Associate Insurance Examiner, NYS Department of Financial
Julie Pardini, Government Operations, American Red Cross
Mark Randle, U.S. Small Business Administration
6:00 p.m. - 6:50
Client Counseling | Best Practices for Advising Clients in
Disaster Relief Situations
- Disaster Unemployment
- Document Loss/Replacement
- Consumer Debt/Credit
(1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills)
Professor Tracy L. McGaugh,
Touro Law Center
Michelle H. Wildgrube, Esq., Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube P.C.
Philip A. Wellner, Esq., The Law Office of Philip A. Wellner, PLLC
Rolando Gonzalez, Esq., Community Development Project, The Legal Aid
Saima Akhtar, Esq., Empire Justice Center
Tara L. Moffett, Esq., Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC
6:50 p.m. – 7:00
Sponsored by the New York State Bar
Association's Committee on
Continuing Legal Education, in conjunction with the NYSBA Department
of Pro Bono Affairs, Law Practice Management, Lawyer Referral and
Information Service, the Torts,
Insurance and Compensation Law Section, the Committee on Children
and the Law, Touro Law Center, the Empire Justice Center, the Legal Aid
Society of Northeastern New York, Inc., the Albany County Bar
Association, The Legal Project and the Legal Aid Society.
***The link for the program will be emailed to
This program will be streamed live from the New York
State Bar Association in Albany. Limited seating is
available for those wishing to attend in person. If you would like to
attend in person, please use the link below to register.
Select local bar associations and law schools will be hosting
group "video-viewing" sessions. If you are in the NYC area, you
can go to the New York City Bar Association to view the program with
other members. The City Bar will be streaming the video in a
conference room. Touro Law Center in conjunction with the Suffolk
County Bar Association will also be hosting a "video-viewing" at Touro
Law Center. The Nassau County Bar Association also invites its
members view the program at its conference facility. Attorneys at
the "video-viewing" sessions must sign in and turn in an MCLE
form. These programs are considered group video-viewings of the
program and unfortunately newly admitted attorneys cannot receive MCLE
credit for their participation.
For more information about viewing the program in a group
setting and seating capacity, please contact the bar associations listed
Touro Law Center and Suffolk County Bar | 225 Eastview Drive |
Central Islip, NY | Please contact Barbara Hakimi at 631-761-7005
New York City Bar Association | 42 West 44th Street New York, NY |
(212) 382-6600 | http://www.nycbar.org/index.php
Nassau County Bar Association | 15th & West Streets, Mineola, NY
| (516) 747-4070 | email@example.com | www.nassaubar.org
This program will be streamed as a live CLE Webcast. If you register
for the CLE Webcast, you will be able to view the program video online
and email questions to the panelists during the live program. You will
also have access to the program archive.
Be advised that during the webcast, program
verification codes will be displayed on the screen and
announced. In order to receive MCLE credit, you will need to
print the MCLE Attestation Form and write down the program codes. You
will receive your MCLE certificate via email. Please be sure to
provide your email address when registering.
In the event that you miss any portion of the
program, the archive will be posted online. All
pre-registered CLE webcast registrants will have access to the online
archive file. You will be able to view the archive online, on-demand at
Please note: Newly admitted attorneys may not
receive MCLE credit for their participation in CLE Webcasts.
The State Bar's Lawyer Referral and
Information Service is recruiting attorneys who can provide free
telephone consultations to individuals affected by Superstorm
Sandy. There is need for attorneys with insurance, landlord/tenant,
co-op and condo, or FEMA appeals experience, as well as those who can
handle general practice matters. Attorneys
outside the NYC area are encouraged to volunteer. The program is
set-up to assist victims via phone
consultation. Go to: www.nysba.org/DisasterVolunteerSandy to fill out your volunteer
form. For more information visit www.nysba.org/Sandy.
Directions to the State Bar Center
FROM NORTH: 87 South to I-90 East (toward Boston), then 787 South to
downtown Albany (Clinton Ave exit). Turn left at first light (Broadway),
right at State Street and right at Lodge Street. Park at Crowne Plaza
Hotel Parking Garage and walk up Pine Street. Turn right onto Eagle
Street and continue to corner of Elk and Eagle Streets. State Bar Center
is directly across the street.
FROM SOUTH: NYS Exit 23 to 787. Exit Rt. 9 North and Rt 20 West, bear
right. Turn left at light, right onto Broadway, left onto State Street
and right at Lodge Street, where you may park at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Parking Garage. Follow walking directions above.
FROM WEST: NYS Thruway Exit 24 to I-90 East (toward Boston). Take 787
South to downtown Albany (Clinton Avenue exit) and follow
parking/walking directions above.
FROM EAST: I-90 West to 787 South to downtown Albany (Clinton Avenue)
and follow parking/walking directions above.
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State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452.
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have on file with NYSBA.
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