Partnership Conference

Justice Rising

Welcome to the 2016 Partnership Conference!


September 14-16, 2016
The Albany Marriott
189 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205

Conference Overview 
Schedule At-a-Glance 
     Wednesday 
     Thursday 
      Friday 
Workshop Descriptions 
Presenter Bios 
Denison Ray Awards Reception & Dinner 
Conference Materials 
Directions & Accommodations 
FAQs


Conference Overview

Schedule at a GlanCE



WEDNESDAY



Wednesday Affinity Groups
Health Task Force Meeting - 9/14/2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NYS Tech Meeting - 9/14/2016 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
New York Immigration Coalition Meeting - 9/14/2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Law Help Consortium Meeting - 9/14/2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
DAP Task Force Meeting - 9/14/2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
DV Task Force Meeting - 9/14/2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NYS Legal Services Coalition Meeting - 9/14/2016 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Housing Task Force Meeting - 9/14/2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Joint Meeting for Legal Services - 9/14/2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Diversity Coalition Meeting - 9/14/2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Joint Meeting of CoLA and PCAJ - 9/14/2016 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
PBCN Meeting - 9/14/2016 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
LGBTQ Affinity Group Meeting - 9/14/2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Welfare Task Force Meeting - 9/14/2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

THURSDAY

Thursday Breakfast
Continental Breakfast
Opening Plenary - 9/15/2016 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Thursday Early Morning Conference Workshops

DAP Workshop #1 - 9/15/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
DAP Workshop #1: Exploring Limitations in Attention and Concentration in a Work Setting: the Effect on Disability Claims. 1.5 MCLE Credits. Note: DAP Workshops #1, #2, #3, #4 are designed a a progression from an introduction of the substantive law concept to a deeper understanding.

Nursing Homes: From Admission To Discharge - 9/15/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

This session will provide an overview of the nursing home admissions process, Medicaid managed care enrollment policies for nursing home residents, public benefits budgeting methodologies for peopl in nursing homes, nursing home quality of care and resident's rights, and nursing home discharge planning in New York State.

Intentional Program Violations With a Focus on SNAP - 9/15/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Benefits - Intentional Program Violations with a Focus on SNAP. 1.5  MCLE Credits.
 
Cultural Competency Session - 9/15/2016 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Pro Bono - Cultural Competency Session. 1.5 Credits.

Legal Aid Leaders for Tomorrow - 9/15/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Learning Lab: Legal Aid Leaders for Tomorrow.

Thursday Late Morning Conference Workshops
 
When Criminal Convictions Affect Civil Legal Needs - 9/15/2016  11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Program Innovation/Management - When Criminal Convictions affect  Legal Needs: Utilizing reentry tools and strategies to address  employment, housing and other "collateral" consequences. 2 MCLE  credits.

Healthcare Access for Undocumented Immigrant New Yorkers - 9/15/2016 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Learning Lab: Healthcare Access for Undocumented Immigrant New Yorkers - The World of PRUCOL.

Building Community Collaborations To Support Low Wage Worker - 9/15/2016 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Wage/Employment Issues - Advocating for low-wage workers in collaboration with community based organizing groups through  community education, litigation, policy advocacy and community development strategies. 2 MCLE Credits.

A New Vocabulary for a New Paradigm - 9/15/2016 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Diversity Inclusion & Racial Justice - A New Vocabulary for a New Paradigm. 2 MCLE Credits.

Strategies for Preserving Affordable Housing - 9/15/2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Housing: Strategies for Preserving Affordable Housing - discussions on fair housing and sources of income discrimination, inclusionary  zoning, challenging landlord harassment of rent regulated tenants and the perspective of homeowners and affordability. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Thursday Lunch

Thursday Early Afternoon Workshops
 
Practical Tips for Limited Scope Pro Bono Projects - 9/15/2016 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Pro Bono - Don't Call it Unbundled! Practical Tips for Limited Scope Pro Bono Projects. 1.5 MCLE credits.

Benefits - Fair Hearings - 9/15/2016 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Benefits - Fair Hearings - A Focus on Skills, Issue Identification, Due Process and Procedure. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Foundations of Matrimonial Practice - 9/15/2016 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Domestic Violence/Family- Foundations of Matrimonial Practice:  Pendente Lite Motions, Discovery and Spousal Support. This panel  will address the essentials one needs to understand the beginning of a matrimonial matter. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Accessing Behavioral Health Services - 9/15/2016 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Health - Accessing Behavioral Health Services: Using Parity Laws & Understanding the New Medicaid HARPS. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

DAP Workshop #2 - 9/15/2016 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
DAP Workshop #2 - Developing Medical Evidence for Limitations in  th Ability to Attend and Focus on Tasks. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Thursday Late Afternoon Conference Workshops  
Serving Veteran Clients - 9/15/2016 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Learning Lab - Serving Veteran Clients.

How To Preserve Your Right To Appeal - 9/15/2016 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Learning Lab- How to Preserve your Right to Appeal/Innovative Strategies to Provide Pro Bono Appellate Representation to Traditionally Underserved Populations.

National Technology Innovations in Legal Services - 9/15/2016 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Learning Lab - National Technology Innovations in Legal Services: A Roadmap for New York State.
 
Representing Clients With Limited English Proficiency - 9/15/2016 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Learning Lab - Representing Clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP): Strategies to improve language access across various systems.

Elder Abuse Prevention - 9/15/2016 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Learning Lab - Elder Abuse Prevention: Recognizing and Responding When Your Elderly Client is at Risk for Exploitation.

Thursday Reception, Dinner & Awards

FRIDAY

 
Friday Continental Breakfast
 
Friday Breakfast - 9/16/2016 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
Friday Early Morning Conference Workshops
 
Evidence in Family Law Matters/Clearing Evidentiary Hurdles - 9/16/2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DV/Family- Evidence in Family Law Matters: Clearing Evidentiary Hurdles. This panel will focus on training how to admit documentary, social media, digital and other evidence. 3 MCLE Credits

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono - 9/16/2016 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Pro Bono - Ethical Issues in Pro Bono. 2 MCLE Credits.

Immigration 101 - 9/16/2016 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Immigration - Immigration 101: Immigration Law for Non-Immigration  Attorneys. 2 MCLE Credits.

The LGBT Community and the Law - 9/16/2016 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Program Innovation/Management - The LGBT Community and the Law: A Discussion on Youth, Transgender Rights, and Legal Needs of Low-Income LGBT People. 2 MCLE Credits.

50 Tech Tips/Technology By Advocates for Advocates - 9/16/2016 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Learning Lab - 50 Tech Tips/ Technology by Advocates for Advocates.

Disrupting the School To Prison Pipeline/Equal Access To Edu - 9/16/2016 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Program Innovation/Management - Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Representing Students in School Discipline Matters/Equal Access to Education: Navigating New York Education Law and School District Policies. 2 MCLE Credits.

Friday Late Morning Conference Workshops
 
DAP Workshop #3 - 9/16/2016 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
DAP Workshop #3- Presenting The Case for Limitations in Attention and Concentration at a Hearing: Direct and Cross Examination Strategies. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Basic ADA Protections for Public Benefits Applicants - 9/16/2016 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Benefits - Basic ADA Protections for Public Benefits Applicants and Recipients with Disabilities. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Lessons From the FEGS Collapse - 9/16/2016 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Learning Lab - Lessons from the FEGS Collapse: A Discussion of  Changes in Government Contracting and Nonprofit Risk Management.

Using Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Foreclosure Cases - 9/16/2016 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

This is a 60 minute program for 1 CLE Credit.

Student Loan Debt Advocacy and Litigation Strategies -  9/16/2016 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Foreclosure & Consumer - Student Loan Debt Advocacy and Litigation Strategies for Defending Borrowers. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Friday Lunch

Friday Afternoon Conference Workshops  

DAP Workshop #4 - 9/16/2016 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

DAP Workshop #4 - Identifying Issues in Appeals: Analyzing the ALI Decision for Appeals Council Review and Beyond. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Benefits - Using Article 78 Proceedings To Get Results - 9/16/2016 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Benefits - Using Article 78 Proceedings to Get Far Reaching Results. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

How Bankruptcy Can Help Your Clients Deal With Debt, Etc. - 9/16/2016 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Foreclosure & Consumer: How Bankruptcy Can Help Your Clients Deal with Debt, Student Loans, Losing Their Home and More. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Strategies for Opposing Termination of Subsidized Housing - 9/16/2016 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Housing - Strategies for Opposing Termination of Subsidized Housing.1.5 MCLE Credits.

To Be or Not To Be: The Future of Non Attorney Advocates - 9/16/2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learning Lab - To Be or Not To Be: The Role and Future of Volunteer Non Attorney Advocates in Legal Services.

Coercive Control Dynamics in Family Offense and Custody - 9/16/2016 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
DV/Family - Coercive Control Dynamics and their Impact on Family Offense and Custody Matters. This panel will focus on the nonphysical methods abusers use to control their victims, such as financial abuse, litigation abuse and other such forms of control. 1.5 MCLE Credits.

Workshop Descriptons

Presenter Bios

Denison Ray Awards Reception & Dinner

Conference Materials

Directions & Accommodations

FAQs