MEDIA ADVISORY

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012, 4 to 7 P.M.

1,000 ATTORNEYS TO JOIN STATEWIDE WEBINAR ON ASSISTING SANDY VICTIMS, SPONSORED BY THE STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

Webcast and Live Program Features Legal Experts and FEMA, IRS and Red Cross officials

One thousand lawyers from across the state plan to take part in a webinar on Thursday, November 15, on how to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy with their storm-related legal questions.

Reporters are invited to watch online or attend in person at one of four sites: Albany, New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, the training session, "Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy," will feature attorneys who are experts in legal issues faced by storm victims, such as insurance, housing (landlord/tenant), replacement of legal documents, family law, banking and other matters. Representatives from the American Red Cross, FEMA, IRS, Coast Guard, Small Business Administration, state Department of Labor and state Department of Financial Services also will participate.

The program will be presented live at the State Bar headquarters in Albany and will be available as a live webcast statewide. It also will be webcast to groups of lawyers at the New York City Bar Association, Touro Law Center and the Nassau County Bar Association.

Reporters wishing to view the webcast online or attend a group webcast in person should register online as a nonlawyer: www.nysba.org/SuperstormSandyFreeCLE.

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 4 to 7 p.m.

Live Presentation:
• State Bar Center | One Elk Street, Albany, NY | (518) 463-3200
 
Program will be broadcast to groups of attorneys at:
• New York City Bar Association | 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY | (212) 382-6600
• Touro Law Center and Suffolk County Bar | 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY | 631-761-7005
• Nassau County Bar Association | 15th & West Streets, Mineola, NY | (516) 747-4070

Online:
 www.nysba.org/SuperstormSandyFreeCLE 

Contact/RSVP:

Lise Bang-Jensen, Lbang-jensen@nysba.org, 518-487-5530
Mark Mahoney, MMahoney@nysba.org, 518-487-5532
Ilyse Fink, ifink@lakpr.com; 212-575-4545

The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest state voluntary bar association in the nation.  It was founded in 1876.

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