STATE BAR SPONSORS STATEWIDE WEBCAST TO TRAIN
ATTORNEYS ON ASSISTING STORM VICTIMS
The New York State Bar Association is hosting a statewide webcast on
Thursday, November 15, on "Providing Legal Assistance to Persons
Affected by Superstorm Sandy," President Seymour W. James, Jr. said
The webcast will be streamed live between 4 and 7 p.m. from the
Association's headquarters at One Elk Street, Albany, NY. The video also
will be archived on the State Bar website for later viewing. The Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
American Red Cross officials and others will participate.
The session is designed for attorneys and law students who want to
assist Superstorm Sandy victims—
through telephone hotlines and community clinics sponsored by state and
local bar associations, legal service providers and law schools.
The program, which is free of charge, is open to State Bar
Association members and non-members. Pre-registration is required.
To register online, go to www.nysba.org/SuperstormSandyFreeCLE.
President James (The Legal Aid Society in New York City) has called
on lawyers across New York to volunteer to help storm victims.
"Many downstate attorneys who otherwise might volunteer are
themselves personally or professionally affected by Superstorm Sandy. It
is gratifying that so many upstate attorneys have answered the call to
volunteer," James said. "We encourage additional attorneys to volunteer,
because the need for legal assistance is expected to grow in the coming