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CLE Calendar

    • September 20, 2023
    • 12:30 PM
    • October 18, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
    9th Judicial District Access to Justice Immigrant Rights & Services Subcommittee
    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by joining us in this five part series.
    For both attorneys and non-attorneys! Please join us to learn more about issues affecting Westchester's immigrant community and the service providers who are leading the effort to meet the needs of Westchester's Immigrant Community
    FREE CLE Credit in the areas of Professional Practice & Diversity. Amount TBD
    REGISTER AT: www.wcbany.org/events  

    12:30 - 2 p.m. Wednesday 9/20/23 
    Current state of Migrants’ Rights in New York and Legal Response by Advocacy Groups
    This panel provides a brief background on NYC’s response to the migrant busing crisis. It explores the similarities and differences of the Hudson Valley’s response to the migrant arrivals. It discusses the services being provided by on-the-ground advocates to address the challenges that migrants are facing to their rights, housing, employment and receipt of benefits.   

    12:30 - 2 p.m.  Wednesday 9/27/2023
    The Effects of US Immigration Law on Children
    The discussion will include: how children are treated under the United States’ current immigration system, safeguards and changes to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as family separation–at the border and within the community–and how this affects children and their families.  

    12:30 - 2 p.m. Wednesday 10/4/2023
    Language Justice and the Justice System. 
    This panel will identify the differences between Language Access and Language Justice. It will illustrate Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Rights in the Justice System. Specifically, the panel will discuss the Court’s role in ensuring language justice and best practices to accomplish the same.

    12:30 - 2 p.m.  Wednesday 10/11/2023
    Attorney Wellness: Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Stress and Burnout
    This program will examine the lived experience of immigration/asylum attorneys in navigating their own vicarious trauma, secondary stress, and burnout and in providing services to individuals or families seeking asylum. An interdisciplinary panel of speakers will share perspectives on their work in the field of trauma and trauma-informed care and engage in dialogues about best practices in responding to the needs of immigration/asylum attorneys. Panelists will also discuss lawyer assistance programs and other services available to support attorneys.  

    12:30 - 2 p.m. Wednesday 10/18/2023 
    The Implications of Trauma on Immigrant Children's Well-Being
    Join Dr. Traci Gardner, Medical Director for the Children’s Village and Jasmine Hernandez, Children Rights Attorney, as they shed light on the realities immigrant children face in their home countries forcing them to migrate. The fears, vulnerability and continued trauma they endure as newcomers in America. The holistic approach used to address their physical and emotional needs.   

    • October 13, 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
    WCBA Appellate Practice Committee presents
    Practice Pointers for Effectively Utilizing Motion Practice in the First and Second Department of the Appellate Division; Part I of a Series.
    This Appeals CLE will provide an in-depth discussion concerning motion practice within the First and Second Departments of the New York State Appellate Division. The presenters will describe different types of motion practice and useful strategies that parties may consider to successfully dismiss an appeal before an appellant or cross-appellant perfects, which could save a client’s money and time. The panel will also discuss motions for emergency relief, such as seeking a stay, motions related to an incomplete or overbroad record, motions to dismiss based upon procedural irregularities or orders that are not appealable, and motions to reargue and for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeals. The program will also address the technicalities associated with interlocutory appeals, such as the doctrines commonly referred to as Matter of Aho and Bray v. Cox.  Additionally, the panel will explain the different rules within the First and Second Departments when seeking extensions of time to perfect and to file a respondent’s brief and reply briefs.  Finally, the presenters will conclude by briefly discussing practical tips in a question/answer format.   

    Heather Gushue, Esq.,  Gettinger Waldinger & Monteleone, LLP
    Lisa Colosi Florio, Esq.,  Abrams Fensterman, LLP


    Friday, October 13, 2023

    TIME:   12:30 to 2:00 p.m.


    Zoom video conferencing (Zoom link will be sent prior to the start time of the program to all registrants)

    CLE:   1.5 Professional Practice

    CHARGE:   $25 for all participants who would like to receive CLE credit

    REGISTRATION:  Register online with the WCBA: https://www.wcbany.org/?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=268980&evSubAction=listAll

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    The opinions expressed by any program presenter are the presenters’ own, and do not reflect the official position of the WWBA or WBASNY. The Westchester Women’s Bar Association is a chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.

    • February 07, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • City Square, 50 Main Street, Lecture Hall, White Plains, NY 10601

    • April 03, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • City Square, 50 Main Street, Lecture Hall, White Plains, NY 10601

Past events

September 06, 2023 General Membership Meeting - What to do When Your Client is Faced with a CPS Investigation
May 18, 2023 Implicit Bias: Managing Cognitive & Interaction Issues in the Courtroom
May 01, 2023 20 Commercial Leasing Practice Pointers in 60 Minutes or Less
April 26, 2023 Sexual Harassment Law: It's the Floor Not the Ceiling
April 20, 2023 NFTs – The New Asset You Need to Understand for Your Practice
April 13, 2023 Making it Rain: How to Launch Your Legal Career
March 30, 2023 Ready to Resolve: Preparing for Your Next Mediation
February 16, 2023 Family/Matrimonial Law Overview: Diverse Perspectives From Current Practitioners
February 07, 2023 The Emerging Legal Cannabis Industry in New York: What Real Estate Practitioners Need to Know
December 06, 2022 Fighting over Fido: Addressing Pet Custody when Representing Domestic Violence Survivors
November 14, 2022 Update on ADR in the 9TH JD: What Every Practitioner Should Know
November 02, 2022 Article 81 Guardianship Training
October 25, 2022 Beyond Google: How To Utilize Free Internet Resources For Your New York And Federal Legal Research
October 20, 2022 MHL Art. 81 Guardianship Compliance Procedures - Ninth Judicial District
October 19, 2022 The 2nd Immigrant’s Rights Symposium of the 9th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee - Save the Date
October 18, 2022 Law Library E-Resources & Remote Services
October 12, 2022 General Membership Meeting: “Bruen, the Concealed Carry Improvement Act, and the Second Amendment”
April 26, 2022 Critical Race Theory: Racial Triangulation and Asian Americans
April 06, 2022 General Membership Meeting - Ethics Update 2022: Escrow Revisited
March 10, 2022 Crimmigration Law: Perspectives of a Judge, a District Attorney, and Immigration Practitioners
February 28, 2022 Covid & the Courts - Virtual Proceedings Best Practices & Handling Pro Se Parties
February 03, 2022 General Membership Meeting: Title IX Sexual Harassment on College and University Campuses: The Swinging Pendulum of Protections and Processes. Where Should the Pendulum Land?
February 01, 2022 Litigating Interstate Custody Cases, a Primer on the UCCJEA
January 27, 2022 New York Adult Use Cannabis: What You Need to Know
January 20, 2022 GRAB THEM BY THE WORKPLACE: Understanding Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era
December 15, 2021 What Judges Expect You to Know When Dealing With Retirement Assets
December 07, 2021 Hot Employment Issues for 2022
November 17, 2021 Covid and the Courts: Lessons Learned (Bail Reform)
November 03, 2021 General Membership Meeting - Myth Busting the Trans Sport Panic: The Imagined Crisis at the Top and the Ignored Crisis at the Bottom
October 21, 2021 So You Think You Have A Simple Divorce: What if the Defendant Won’t Cooperate?
October 19, 2021 Immigration Issues: Children, Families, and the Courts
September 22, 2021 General Membership Meeting: The Court System and Violence by Children and Adolescents
September 09, 2021 Moratorium Madness: Post Pandemic Foreclosure
May 27, 2021 One Year Later – How the Pandemic Changed our Profession: Perspectives and Tips from Practitioners and the Court
May 04, 2021 "Kramer on Contracts"
April 07, 2021 WWBA FOUNDATION QUIZ NIGHT: Honoring the Women of the United States Supreme Court
April 06, 2021 Article 81 Guardianships: Conducting the Virtual Hearing
March 17, 2021 What's New – and Old – at the Appellate Division
January 27, 2021 College Expenses in the Covid Age: What Divorcing Parents Need to Know
January 13, 2021 General Membership Meeting - Implicit Bias: What Is It? Do I Have It? Can I Get Rid of It?
December 10, 2020 Representing Domestic Violence Victims with Disabilities in the Age of COVID-19
December 09, 2020 Write it Right: How to Avoid These Top Ten Mistakes When Drafting a Divorce Agreement Regarding Retirement Assets
November 18, 2020 I. JUST. CAN’T. Contractual Non-Performance Theories of Impossibility and Impracticability in the COVID Era
November 04, 2020 General Membership Meeting - Ethics Update 2020: Hot Topics in Ethics and Professionalism
October 28, 2020 Demystifying the Role of the Attorney for the Child
October 21, 2020 Immigrant Students: Their Legal Rights, Challenges, and Needs in Public Schools. A Primer for Attorneys, Practitioners, and Interested Community Members.
October 14, 2020 PRO BONO ETHICS TUNE UP: An Overview of Pro Bono Legal Assistance in Housing Matters
April 09, 2020 What Employers and Employees Need to Know About New Covid-19 Employment Laws and Government Resources
March 25, 2020 CANCELLED: Demystifying the Role of the Attorney for the Child
February 13, 2020 Professional Compensation in Surrogate’s Court and Adult Guardianships
February 13, 2020 LUNCH AND LEARN: ARBITRATION – It May Not Be What You Think It Is
February 05, 2020 GMM: Ethics Tune-up: A Refresher on Retainer Agreements and Fee Sharing
December 03, 2019 How to Avoid Malpractice When Dividing the Retirement Benefits
November 06, 2019 General Membership Meeting: All About Animals: A Review of the Civil and Criminal Aspects Pertaining to Animal Matters
November 04, 2019 What’s It Worth To You: Valuation of Businesses in Divorce and Commercial Settings
October 03, 2019 Perspectives on the First Year of Implementation of Raise the Age
September 24, 2019 The 9th Judicial District Presumptive Mediation Programs: What You Need to Know
May 23, 2019 Advanced Litigation Issues when Representing Domestic Violence Survivors in Family Court Family Offense Cases
May 13, 2019 Spouses, Houses, and Financial Liquidation: The Effect of Bankruptcy Laws/Practice on Matrimonial and Real Estate Practice
April 25, 2019 The Transition from an Adult Guardianship to a Decedent’s Estate
February 06, 2019 Ethics Update 2019: Beware - You Can't Be Everything to Every Client!
November 27, 2018 An Introduction to Zoning Board Practice
October 29, 2018 Exploring and Understanding Cultural Competency in the Law
October 29, 2018 NY-FL Snowbirds: Estate Planning & Elder Law Considerations
October 16, 2018 Advocating for Families in Crisis: Navigating the Intersection of Family and Immigration Law
September 05, 2018 General Membership Meeting: Implicit Bias Is Real: A Candid Discussion on Subconscious Stereotyping
May 16, 2018 Discovery of Assets in Estates and Adult Guardianships
April 24, 2018 Jury Selection and Race: A Review of Recent Batson Decisions
April 17, 2018 Resolving Family Disputes Through The Collaborative Process: A Primer
March 28, 2018 Tax Reform - Making Sense of It All
March 22, 2018 GMM: Perspectives on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in the Wake of #MeToo
February 13, 2018 Inside the Appellate Court
January 31, 2018 LGBTQ 101 and the Intersection of DV in the LGBTQ Communities
January 10, 2018 Ethics Update 2018
October 26, 2017 Women on the Move: Talking While Female
October 12, 2017 ABC’s of ADA: Protecting Your Client and Expanding Your Practice under The Americans with Disabilities Act
October 11, 2017 What Every New York Attorney Needs to Know About Digital Evidence (Technical, Legal and Ethical Issues)
September 06, 2017 General Membership Meeting: New York State Paid Family Leave Law CLE
May 04, 2017 Guardians Ad Litem and Court Evaluators: A Comparison of Ethical and Procedural Obligations Under the Part 36 Rules
April 26, 2017 Immigration Law for the General Practitioner
April 24, 2017 Navigating the New Maintenance Guidelines and Their Effect on Child Support From a Judicial Perspective
March 30, 2017 Bioethics and Family Conversations: Primer on Normative and Legal Ethics as Applied to Medical Decision-making
March 22, 2017 Whatever Happened to PRICHEP?: Counsel Fees in Matrimonial Actions and in Family Court
March 17, 2017 Ethics for the Family Law Practitioner
February 22, 2017 Integrated Courtroom Technology: Evidence Presentation and Video Conferencing in the Courts
February 16, 2017 Early Intervention: Support Services for Parents in Conflict
February 08, 2017 Strategies for Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection
January 11, 2017 Ethics Update 2017
October 25, 2016 Business Valuation Basics and IRS Proposed Changes to IRC 2704
October 06, 2016 Every Step You Take: The New Technology of Stalking
September 29, 2016 Show Me the Money: Best Evidence in Family Court Support Proceedings
May 25, 2016 CLE Opportunity: A Presentation on the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)
May 18, 2016 Avoiding Pitfalls in the Acquisition and Development of Real Estate
April 20, 2016 Representing A Start-Up
March 30, 2016 Sexual Misconduct on Campus: Criminal, Civil or Both?
March 10, 2016 ADHD, School Discipline and Criminal Prosecution
March 03, 2016 Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: How to Navigate a Family Court Order of Protection
February 24, 2016 MED-ARB: Getting Past the Impasse
January 06, 2016 The ABC’s of Ethics: Advertising, Billing, and Conflicts
November 12, 2015 Ethics and the Pro Bono Representation of Nonprofits
November 04, 2015 Human Trafficking: The Impact on Women, Children and Families
October 22, 2015 Domestic Violence and Gender Discrimination: The Legal Ins and Outs in Housing and Employment
October 20, 2015 Updates in Planning and Permitting Mobile Broadband Infrastructure
October 14, 2015 Registration Closed: How to Introduce Documentary and Electronic Evidence at Trial
September 30, 2015 The New Maintenance Guidelines - Registration Closed
May 14, 2015 Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in Arab and Immigrant Communities
April 29, 2015 Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 & Escrow Account Fundamentals
April 28, 2015 Contract Basics
April 23, 2015 Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal"
March 24, 2015 Nazi Looted Art, Stolen Art and Our Museums: Why The Ghosts of the Past Still Haunt Us
December 15, 2014 Don't Be a Dope - Drug Testing
October 08, 2014 Women on the Move: Negotiating Your Own Value
September 09, 2014 GMM: Appellate Practice Seminar and Demonstrations - "Arthur, Treachers, Fish & Chips, P.C., v. Dan Arby"

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