Sections & Committees

Local and State Government Law Section

LOCAL AND GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION SPRING FORUM

In Person Program was recorded on April 27, 2018 at the New York State Bar Association, 1 Elk Street, Albany NY 12207

3.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice

Cost: Free to NYSBA Members | $25 for Non-Member

PURCHASE WEBCAST

Additional Information:

Agenda:

Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Purchasing in New York
MWBEs receive special consideration on contracts let by New York State.  The proposed 2019 executive budget includes legislation that would extend these existing MWBE purchasing provisions to local government contracts.  This program will discuss the requirements of the existing MWBE program and what local and state government attorneys need to know about it.

Martha Mann Alfaro, Esq.
New York City Law Dept, New York, NY

Noreen VanDoren, Esq.
New York State Office of General Services, Albany, NY

New York State Response to Changes in Federal Tax Law
The recent changes in the federal tax laws have prompted a strong response from New York State. This panel discussed how the changes to the federal tax laws affect New York’s income and real property tax structure, and what the State is doing to protect its taxpayers.

Danshera Cords, Esq.
Professor of Law, Albany Law School, Albany, New York

Kathleen Hodgdon, Esq.
Associate Counsel
Association of Towns of the State of New York, Albany, New York

State and Local Government Financial Disclosure Requirements
This program discussed responses to the call for greater transparency and accountability in state and local government operations and focused on financial disclosure requirements for state and local government employees, elected officials and officers.

Seth H. Agata, Esq.,
Executive Director
New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics, Albany, New York

Steven G. Leventhal, Esq.
Leventhal, Cursio, Mullaney & Sliney, LLP, Roslyn, New York
 

For questions contact please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452


2019 FALL MEETING

October 25-26, 2019
The Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs | 86 Congress St. | Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
8.5 MCLE Credits

Topics Include:

  • SAPA and Fair Hearings: NYSDEC Permitting and Enforcement Hearings
  • SEQRA Basics and Recent Amendments to the SEQRA
  • Coming on Board:  How to Advise New Municipal Officials
  • 2019 Election Law Update
  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation and Local Governments
  • SEQRA and Land Use Case Law
  • Update on Governmental Regulation of Religious Education
  • Public Sector Labor and Employment Law 2019 Update
  • Ethics for Land Use Practitioners

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Hotel Rooms: $189 a night Room block available until October 9, 2019.
Book Your Hotel Room Now!
Or call The Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs at 518-290-9090 and use Group Code: BAR to get group rate


Pricing:

Section Member: $240.00
Section Member Friday Only: $125.00
Section Member Admitted 5 years or less: $140.00

NYSBA Member: $275.00
NYSBA Member Admitted 5 years or less: $175.00
NYSBA Member Friday Only: $160.00

Non-NYSBA Member: $375.00
Non- NYSBA Member Friday Only: $225.00

Guest (a la carte pricing):
Box lunch: $20

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

Questions on this program? Please contact Lara Nowicki at lnowicki@nysba.org

JANUARY 30: LOCAL STATE AND GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM

The NYSBA Annual Meeting will be held January 27 – 31, 2020


LSGLS Annual Meeting Program
Thursday, January 30, 2020
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, NYC


More details to follow in the coming months.  

2020 FALL MEETING
OCTOBER 23 - 25, 2020


Le Méridien Philadelphia
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

Please save the date to join us for the 75th Anniversary of the Local and State Government Law Section! 

More information and registration to follow.

The Local and State Government Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is proud to offer its members and members of the general public this complete resource center on Municipal Ethics. Below please find links to PDF versions of articles, statutes, and NYS Attorney General's Opinion letters.

Attorney General Opinions 

Ethics For Municipal Lawyers

Ethics Litigation Papers

Ethics Presentations

Municipal Lawyer Ethics Columns

Sample Ethics Laws

Sample Financial Disclosure Forms

Welcome to the Local and State Government Law Section's Legal Resource Center!

To assist you with resources the Section has prepared accessible lists of resources available in New York State. Click below on the links to help guide you to our resources:

General Municipal Law Legal Links (for a variety of legal resources)

Municipal Laws 

Sample Local Laws and Ordinances

New York Municipal Guide

VIEW THE LATEST MUNICIPAL LAWYER

The Municipal Lawyer features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practice of municipal law on various topics including land use, zoning, ethics, and environmental issues. The Municipal Lawyer is published quarterly by the Local and State Government Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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VIEW THE LATEST GOVERNMENT, LAW AND POLICY JOURNAL

Each Government, Law and Policy Journal features peer-written substantive articles with a theme on a current issue of interest to government attorneys. Past themes have included Aging and Longevity, Renewable Energy, Civil Rights and Disabilities, Firearms, Public Safety and the Law; The Oversight Function: Guarding the Public Interest; New York State's Budget; Beverage Alcohol Law: Regulation and Policy; Public Authority Reform; Freedom of Information Law; and Climate Change. 

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