THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
Executive Committee Luncheon Meeting – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Murray Hill West
In the Aftermath of the Storms: EPA's Response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria – NEW TIME! 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Murray Hill East
Committee Meetings – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Murray Hill West
Annual Business Meeting and Awards – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Murray Hill East
Cocktail Reception – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Murray Hill East and West
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Murray Hill East & West, 2nd Floor
NEW! Off-site Luncheon NEW!
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1295 Avenue of the Americas
(one block from the Hilton)
Kevin M. Bernstein, Esq.
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Kathleen M. Bennett, Esq.
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Amy K. Kendall, Esq.
Knauf Shaw, LLP
8:45 – 8:55 a.m.
Kevin M. Bernstein, Esq., Section Chair
8:55 – 9:45 a.m.
Beyond Standing Rock: The Intersection of Tribal and Environmental Law (1.0 credit in Professional Practice)
This panel will provide an overview of tribal law; environmental advocacy by Native peoples, and both common and novel legal issues for practitioners.
Moderator: Amy K. Kendall, Esq., Knauf Shaw, LLP, Rochester
Panelists: Joseph Heath, Esq., Attorney at Law, Syracuse
Curt D. Marshall, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg, PC, New York City
9:45 - 10:05 a.m. Challenges and Opportunities at USEPA Region 2 (This is a non-CLE presentation)
Speaker: Pete Lopez, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, Administrator
10:05 – 10:55 a.m. Energy Innovation: Storage and Distribution Strategies (1.0 credit in Professional Practice)
This panel will explore trending topics in energy storage and distribution, including batteries and microgrids.
Moderator: Keith G. Silliman, Esq., Stantec, Albany
Panelists: Jason Doling, NYSERDA, Albany
Virginia C. Robbins, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse
Linda R. Shaw, Esq., Future Energy Development, LLC, Rochester
10:55 - 11:05 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:05 – 11:55 a.m. Weathering the Storm: Adaptation and Resiliency (1.0 credit in Professional Practice)
This panel will examine legal issues facing New York’s coastal regions, including Plan 2014 and the State’s approaches to climate.
Moderator: Kathleen M. Bennett, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse
Speakers: Jessica A. Bacher, Esq., Land Use Law Center, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, White Plains
Jonathan Binder, Esq., NYS Environmental Conservation, Albany
Dr. Frank Sciremammano, Jr., PhD, PE, Professor of Engineering (retired), Rochester Institute of Technology
11:55 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Ethical Use of Social Media in the Practice of Law (1.0 credit in Ethics)
This presentation includes an overview of the phenomenon of social media, a description of the main platforms and how lawyers use them, a discussion
of choosing the right platforms based on your goals, and a roundup of the most important ethical issues to keep in mind when using social media.
Speaker: Nicole L. Black, Esq., MyCase, Rochester
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Join the Legal Blogosphere
(This is a non-CLE presentation)
Overview of the section’s social media resources and how to use them.
Presentators: Meaghan A. Colligan, Esq., Knauf Shaw LLP, Rochester
Julia J. Martin, Esq., Bousquet Holstein PLLC, Syracuse
York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 3.5 credit
hours (3.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice and .5 credits in Ethics).
This program will NOT qualify for credit for
newly-admitted attorneys because it is not a basic practical skills program.
and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and
non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program,
based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion
of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or
non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive
a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for
discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 13th, 2017. For
more details, please contact Lori Nicoll in writing at New York State Bar
Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA
welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to
complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against
individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its
goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or
services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please
contact Lori Nicoll at 518-487-5563.
For overnight room accommodations,
please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself
as a member of the New York State Bar Association. The rate
will be based on room selection (single/double occupancy) and arrival/departure
dates with additional taxes and hotel fees. The discounted rate for January
21st and January 22nd is $179 per night. The discounted rate for January 23rd
through January 28th is $229 per night. A rate of $209 will be offered to those
with overlapping dates. Reservations must be made before December 15, 2017 by
calling the New York Hilton Midtown directly at 800-445-8667 or online at www.nysba.org/am18accomm.
For questions about this specific program, please contact Lori
Nicoll at 518-487-5563. For registration questions only, please call the
Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.
Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.