Contact Us

We want to hear from you! If you have questions or would like to get involved with NYSBA Continuing Legal Education programs, contact one of our staff below. To register for any upcoming CLE programs, call our Member Resource Center at (518) 463-3724 or 1-800-582-2452 or email   

Katherine Suchocki, Esq.
Senior Director 
(518) 487-5590 

Sections/Areas of Practice: Judicial Section, Law Practice Management, and Senior Lawyers Section,  

Patrick Boland
Program Manager 
(518) 487-5592

Jessica Patterson
Program Coordinator 
(518) 487-5596 

Sections/Areas of Practice: Ethics and Skills Based Programs, General Practice Section, Young Lawyers Section and Committee Sponsored Programs 

Sally K. Bratten, Esq. 
Program Attorney
(518) 487-5550 

Kristina Leuschner 
Program Coordinator 
(518) 487-5589 

Sections/Areas of Practice: Antitrust Law Section, Business Law Section, Corporate Counsel Section, Elder Law and Special Needs Section, Family Law Section, Intellectual Property Law Section, International Section, Labor and Employment Law Section, Local and State Government Law Section, Real Property Law Section, Tax Section, and Trusts and Estates Law Section

Thomas Richards, Esq. 
Program Attorney
(518) 487-5593 

Bridget Donlon 
Program Coordinator
(518) 487-5531 

Sections/Areas of Practice: Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Criminal Justice Section, Dispute Resolution Section, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, Environmental and Energy Law Section, Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section, Health Law Section, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Trial Lawyers Section

Cindy M. O'Brien
CLE Events Manager
(518) 487-5585 

Primary Contact For: CLE Program Venues, Catering, and All Program Logistics 

Holly Hirsch
CLE Event Planning Assistant
(518) 487-5586 

Primary Contact For: Program Temp Personnel, Archived Products, Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance 

Carolyn Bell
CLE Registrar/Out of State Accreditation 
(518) 487-5606 

Primary Contact For: MCLE Certificates and Out of State Credits