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Election Law and Representing a Political Candidate ALB

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Date:
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time

 

LOCATION:
Holiday Inn Albany-Wolf Road
205 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
 

Co-Sponsors: 
General Practice Section and its Election Law and Government Affairs Committee
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Skills; 2.0 Professional Practice for all attorneys.
 

For those involved or interested in political campaigns and who may represent political and public figures, we are pleased to offer an updated version of our recurring, popular program on some of the most commonly occurring issues and thorny problems arising under New York’s election laws.

The complexities and minutiae in the law and its processes - from getting and staying on the ballot, handling litigation over ballot access, options and legal strategies available on election day, and canvassing of votes and recount litigation - create vast opportunities for inadvertent and substantial errors that can lead to court challenges and greatly affect candidates and their campaigns.

This half-day seminar is a practical hands-on primer that will familiarize you with many of New York’s laws regulating elections in the state and will offer useful tips on how to most appropriately handle challenges and controversies when they do arise.


Program Agenda

8:30-9:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

9:00-9:10
I.       INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

9:10-10:00
II.     GETTING AND STAYING ON THE BALLOT – PETITIONS; CONVENTIONS; CERTIFICATIONS

10:00-10:50
III.    BALLOT ACCESS LITIGATION – INVALIDATING AND VALIDATING PROCEEDINGS

10:50-11:05
COFFEE BREAK

11:05-11:55
IV.    ELECTION DAY MONITORING AND OTHER STRATEGIES AND OPTIONS

11:55-12:45
IV.   CANVASSING OF VOTES AND RECOUNT LITIGATION

12:45 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT


Program Chair and Moderator

Francis G. Hoare, Jr., Esq.
Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP
Albany           

Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Jeffrey T. Buley, Esq.
Brown & Weinraub LLC
Albany

Francis G. Hoare, Jr., Esq.
Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP
Albany

Jeffrey H. Pearlman, Esq.
Chief of Staff
Senate Democratic Conference
Albany

James E. Walsh, Esq.
Law Office of James E. Walsh
Schenectady
 

Program Planning Co-Chairs (in alphabetical order)

Henry T. Berger, Esq.
Attorney at Law
New York City

Jerry H. Goldfeder, Esq.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
New York City

John M. Nonna, Esq.
Patton Boggs LLP
New York City

Frank W. Streng, Esq.
McCarthy Fingar LLP
White Plains


Coursebook Editor and Author

Mitchell B. Nisonoff, Esq.
Attorney at Law
New York City

 

ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the "Save As" option under your "File" tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
Address:
Holiday Inn Albany - Wolf Road
205 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452


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