Past Events


LEGAL SERVICES COMMUNITY ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE

January 24, 2018 - January 26, 2018

11th Annual  - Justice For All Luncheon
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Room:  Sutton Center
The Empire State Counsel Program recognizes our members' pro bono contributions. By generously donating their time and expertise, our members help low-income and vulnerable persons who otherwise could not afford an attorney gain access to the civil justice system.  The program also recognizes the law firms who support and encourage pro bono.  These attorneys and law firms are honored during the Justice for All Luncheon as well as the new Free Legal Answers awards.  This year's Keynote Speaker is the Chief Judge Janet DiFiore.

October 19, 2017 - Pro Bono Ethics for Government Attorneys

Access the materials.

July 27, 2017 - Pro Bono Coordinators' Training Day
Access the materials.

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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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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