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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Rural Law Initiative Law Intake

Rural Law Initiative Intake

Welcome to the Rural Law Initiative (RLI), a program that brings legal resources for economic development to rural upstate New York.
The RLI will provide office hours in participating counties, community education sessions and white papers researching legal issues facing business development in rural New York.  Please see our brochure for more information (hyperlinked to brochure).

If you wish to participate in any RLI programs, please sign up here.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cybersecurity and the Law

Cybersecurity and the Law

October 19 and 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hops, Barley, Apples & Laws

The Craft Beverage Industry is an integral part of New York’s local food and drink markets. Thanks in part to the Craft New York Act of 2014 and a number of State initiatives to support such enterprises, microbreweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries are springing up across the state. In an effort to support the needs of such businesses, the Rural Law Initiative of the Government Law Center at Albany Law School is sponsoring a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on counselling craft beverage businesses operating in New York State. 

The program will cover New York State Liquor Authority laws, Labeling and Packaging laws, and Intellectual Property laws relevant to craft beverage businesses. Additionally, a panel will feature craft beverage business owners discussing the legal obstacles they have faced starting and/or running their businesses, to educate lawyers on the legal needs of craft beverage industry leaders. This CLE will train lawyers to be stronger advisors for the growing Craft Beverage Industry of New York State, and also educate business owners on the laws they need to be aware of. Please join us following the CLE program for a reception.

Credits: 2.00 hours, Professional Practice

Including lawyers, business owners, home brewers and enthusiasts.

Albany Law School’s Institute of Legal Studies has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York.  This conference has been accredited as a source of 2 professional practice continuing legal education credits for all attorneys in New York State.  For financial hardship guidelines, please call the Institute of Legal Studies at (518) 472.5888. 

Special Needs Information: Should you have special needs due to a disability, please contact Albany law School’s Institute of Legal Studies at 518-472-5888 at least a week prior to the course to discuss your requirements.

Note: New York State Continuing Legal Education Board regulations state that credit shall be awarded only for attendance at an entire course or program, or for attendance at an entire session of a course or program.  No credit shall be awarded for attending a portion of a course or a portion of a session.

The Rural Law Initiative is an innovative pilot program, funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. We offer free legal education and assistance to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and farmers in rural upstate New York, in an effort to empower them to run stronger enterprises. We work collaboratively with community partners, organizations, and pro bono attorneys, and have satellite offices located in Herkimer, Otsego, Schoharie, and Sullivan counties. If you would like to get involved, please contact us at RLI@albanylaw.edu, or call, Taier Perlman, Esq. at (518) 888-2830.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Community Renewal and Its Discontents

The Government Law Center presents: 

Community Renewal and its Discontents

Friday, November 3, 2017


Friday, November 17, 2017

Recent Graduate CLE Program (2013-2017)

Sponsored by the National Alumni Association (NAA), this program provides 16 free CLE credits to Albany Law graduates (only) in classes 2013 to 2017.

NOTE: A full session must be attended to receive full (4) credit hours. 
(morning and/or afternoon)

The first set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed by the first anniversary of admission to the Bar, in the designated categories of credit. The second set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed between the first and second anniversaries.

Materials will be available for download in advance.
CLE credit breakdown will be included in the coming weeks.

Friday, November 17

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and coffee

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Witness Investigation
John Queenan, Esq. ’96
Rivkin Radler LLP

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Trusts & Estates
Tara Anne Pleat ’02 & Katherine Carpenter ’16
Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Intellectual Property
David Miranda ’88
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Start Up Law
Sarah Gold ’05
Gold Law Firm

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Appellate Practice
Robert Rausch ’94, Judge Michael Lynch, Ed Carey ’84
Maynard, O'Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP
NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Immigration Law
Sarah Rogerson
Clinic & Justice Center & Immigration Law Clinic

Saturday, November 18

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Elder Law
Julie Calareso ’03
The Shevy Law Firm, LLC

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Veterans Law 
Benjamin Pomerance, Esq. ’13
NYS Division of Veteran’s Affairs

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Criminal Law
Andrew Safranko ’98
LaMarche Safranko Law, PLLC

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Special Needs Law
Scott Quesnel ’05
Girvin & Ferlazzo PC

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ethics Update
Andrew Ayers
Government Law Center


Monday, December 04, 2017

2017 CAASNY Winter Meeting

County Attorneys' Association of the State of New York
2017 Winter Meeting

December 4, 2017
The Gideon Putnam Hotel
Saratoga Springs, NY

Sunday, April 01, 2018

US Supreme Court Large Group Admission
To register, click 'Registration' button above or click here to print, complete, and send in your registration by mail or fax.

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