Events and Training


Serving Veterans in New York: New York’s Courts, Laws and Programs Uniquely Designed to Serve Veterans

Monday, November 7, 2016
10:00 AM -1:30 PM
New York State Bar Association
1 Elk St., Albany, NY
3 MCLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice for experienced and newly-admitted attorneys. 

New York has implemented a number of programs and laws geared toward serving its unique and diverse veterans. From Veteran’s Courts to Assistive Technology, this CLE will provide context for the various arenas in which Veteran specific programs and laws have developed to provide a specific or added benefit for Veterans. This program is  free of charge and Lunch will be provided. Presenters for this event are Art Cody, NY State Defenders Association, Benjamin Pomerance, NY State Division of Veterans' Affairs and Christy Asbee, Disability Rights NY.   Speaker Information
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Veterans Flyer

We will be collecting donations for the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Voluntary Services Office, which serves Veterans in need through the donations of a generous community. Donated items provide comforts and necessities that cannot be provided through the use of taxpayer dollars. VAVS offers clothing, toiletries, meals, transportation, and recreational activities to Veterans receiving care at the facility.  The current needs of VAVS are new cold weather clothing, gift cards (Walmart, Target, Price Chopper, Hannafords, Shop-Rite, ect.), and new quilts.

Donations Needed Flyer

Language Access and Domestic Violence: Speaking the Victim's Language

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12:45 PM -4:00 PM 
Third Judicial District Training Room
2500 Pond View, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

FREE 3 Credit CLE Program

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Free Legal Answers Demo and Q & A Session

"Pro Bono in Your PJs"
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Via WebEx 

Grab your coffee and join us for a presentation of NY Free Legal Answers, a new online Pro Bono Project hosted by the New York State Bar Association and sponsored by the American Bar Association.

Free Legal Answers is an online version of the pro bono walk-in clinic model where clients request brief advice and counsel about a specific civil legal issue from a volunteer lawyers.  Lawyers provide information and basic legal advice without any expectation of long-term representation.  The purpose of the website is to increase access to advice and information about non-criminal matters for those who cannot afford it.  There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the lawyers.  


Legal Services Community Annual Meeting Events

January 24th - January 27th 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Veteran Committee Meeting
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11:00am - 1:00pm

Room:  Midtown

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PCAJ, COLA, PBCN and NY Project Directors Joint Meeting
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9:00am - 11:00am

Room:  Sutton South

President's Committee on Access to Justice

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11:15am - 1:50pm

Room:  Mercury Ball

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Committee on Legal Aid

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8:00am - 10:30am

Room:  Bryant 

Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated Representation

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9:30am - 11:30am

Room:  Lincoln

10th Anniversary - Justice For All Luncheon

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12:30pm - 2:00pm

Room:  Sutton Center

New York Stat Legal Services Coalition

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2:30pm  - 4:30pm

Room:  New York

LawHelp Consortium

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4:30pm - 6:00pm

Room:  Hilton Board Room

Friday, January 27, 2016

Pro Bono Coordinators Network

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10:00am - 3:00pm

Room: Gramercy