Events and Training


President's Pro Bono Service Awards 

May 1, 2017 

1:00pm at the New York State Bar Association


Committee on Mandated Representation CLE Flyer

Representation in Family Court Porceedings

Friday, June 9, 2017
Registration 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Program 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

This program is complimentary and lunch will be served during the biannual awards ceremony for the Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Standards of Excellence in Mandated Representation and the Denison Ray Criminal Defender Awards.

6.5 MCLE Credits (including 1 Ethics Credit)


Leading practitioners knowledgeable about representation in Family Court proceedings will provide an overview of best practices and offer practical advice and strategies.  The day-long CLE will cover the outer boundaries of Article 10, best practices for representing third parties and relatives, provide an overview of defending and prosecuting cases involving domestic violence, and cover the UIFSA, UCCJEA, ICWA and the Hague Convention.  The CLE will feature a panel of experienced practitioners who will discuss special considerations in Family Court proceedings and offer practical suggestions and strategies for how to best represent your clients.

Speakers for this event:

Amanda McHenry, Esq., Hiscock Legal Aid Society
Gary Solomon, Esq., Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Practice
Hon. Deborah Kaplan, Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Matter, NYS Unified Court System
Marguerite A Smith, Esq.
Thomas Gordon, Family Court Support Magistrate
Jeremy Morley, Esq.
Adele Fine, Esq., Monroe County Public Defender
Nancy Farrell, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Family Court Program, Hiscock Legal Aid Society
Susan Lindenauer, Esq.
Janet Fink, Esq., NYS Unified Court System
Linda Gehron, Esq., Hiscock Legal Aid Society
Audrey E. Stone, Chief Counsel to the Office of the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases

The Basics of Removal Defense CLE Program   

Bringing together removal defense litigation experts on issues relating to the representation of individuals in immigration court, participants will learn about litigation strategies in removal defense proceedings as well as observe litigation practices through mock trial demonstration.Monday, June 12, 2017

New York Law School
185 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Co-sponsored by the NYSBA's Committee on Immigration Representation; NYSBA's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; NYSBA's International Law Section; The New The New York State Liberty Defense Project; American Immigrant Representation Project and New York Law School.