Past Events


October 19, 2017 - Pro Bono Ethics for Government Attorneys

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Where: New York State Bar Association

Registration:10:30 a.m.

Program: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This program is Free for all attorneys and includes lunch. 

Program Agenda

10:30 a.m.   Registration

11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.   Welcome & Introductions

11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Pro Bono Ethics for Government Attorneys

  • General Overview of Pro Bono Ethics Rules
  • Pro Bono Ethics Rules for Government Attorneys
  • Overview of Model Pro Bono Policy for Government Attorneys
  • Best Practices for Government Attorneys doing Pro Bono
  • Hypothetical ethical situations for Government Attorneys doing Pro Bono

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.   Lunch

  • Demonstration of Free Legal Answers and Immigration Pro Bono Portal

This CLE offers 1.5 MCLE Ethics Credits.

Program Faculty: 
Michaela Azemi, Esq. | Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. 
Samantha Howell, Esq. | Prisoners' Legal Services of New York
 

Steven Leventhal, Esq. | Co-chair of the Local and State Government Law Section's Ethics Committee.
Edwina Martin, Esq. | Co-Chair, President's Committee on Access to Justice 

Myleah Misenhimer, Esq. | Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York 

Kenneth C. Perri, Esq. | Chair of the President's Committee on Access to Justice's Golden Gavel Subcommittee.
Kristen Wagner, Esq. | New York State Bar Associationndlord/Tenant Training

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When:  Thursday, October 19, 2017

Where:  New York State Bar Association

Registration 3:00pm

Program: 3:30pm - 7:15pm

This CLE offers 3 CLE Credits in Professional Practice and 1 CLE Credit in Skills

Presented by:  Albany County Bar Association, The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY and The New York State Bar Association.  


July 27, 2017 - Pro Bono Coordinators' Training Day 
Pro Bono Coordinator's Training Day




June 12, 2017 - The Basics of Removal Defense CLE Program 
Co-sponsored by the NYSBA's Committee on Immigration Representation; NYSBA's Commercial & Federal Litigation Section: NYSBA's International Law Section; The New York State Liberty Defense Project; American Immigrant Representation Project and New York Law School. 

June 9, 2017 - Representation in Family Court Proceedings CLE Program and Presentation of the Denison Ray and Promoting Excellence in Mandated Representation Awards
Access the CLE Notepad.

Supplemental Materials:

Access the Bench Guide:  The Hague Convention on The Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in Cases Involving Allegations of Domestic Abuse.
Access the Appendices to the Bench Guide: The Hague Convention on The Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in Cases Involving Allegations of Domestic Abuse.

October 18, 2016 - Free Legal Answers Lunch and Learn CLE
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September 14-16, 2016 - 2016 Partnership Conference "Justice Rising" 
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June 15, 2016 - Serving Veterans in Your Law Practice: Discharge Upgrades to VA Benefits
Access the CLE notepad.
Access the power point presentation on  Veterans' Benefits
Access the power point presentation on  Discharge Upgrades

June 3, 2016 - Spring 2016 Public Defense Trainer
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November 9, 2015- Help Center Training
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November 9, 2015- An In-Depth Look at VA Benefits and Advocacy Strategies
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October 14, 2015- Law a la Carte: Limited Scope Practicing for Low and Moderate Income Clients
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October 7, 2015- Landlord/Tenant Training
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September 30, 2015- The Connection between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty
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June 5, 2015- Focus on Family Court: Holistic & Effective Representation
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April 3, 2015- Albany Family Court Help Center Update
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April 14, 2015- VA Benefits and an Aging Veteran Population
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Video

March 31, 2015- Challenging Prison Disciplinary Hearings with CPLR Article 78
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March 20, 2015- Unemployment Insurance Benefits
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September 10-12, 2014- 2014 Partnership Conference "Moving Towards Civil Gideon
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June 6, 2014- The Past, Present and Future of Indigent Defense in New York: Where Has 10 Years of Reform Gotten Us; and Where Are We Going?
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