Upcoming events

    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street


    Link to register: https://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=SCI012319


    Algorithm Use in Criminal Proceedings
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

    Description:
    The panel will focus in significant part on the bail process, due to the concrete example provided by recent developments in New Jersey's use of algorithms in bail reform. The panel will discuss not only how the algorithm is used there by the courts and the effect that it has on the bail process, but the broader application and implications similar algorithms could have in the criminal justice context. Using the example of bail reform as a springboard, panelists on all sides of the issue (prosecution, defense, judiciary, and programming) will examine the potential future topics to which such algorithmic tools may be applied, and the expected benefits or problems the use of algorithms may pose for the criminal justice system.

    Speakers:
    Elizabeth Bernhardt, Cohen & Gresser
    Joseph Ferdenzi , Senior Prosecutor, Queens District Attorney's Office
    Hon. James Sattely, New Jersey State Judge
    Julia Stoyanovich, Assistant Professor, New York University
    Vincent Southerland, Professor, New York University

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Science & Law Committee, Aileen Nielsen, Chair 

    Co-Sponsoring Committee:
    Criminal Courts Committee, Kerry J. Ward, Chair 

    Related Resources:
    If you're interested in this program, you may also be interested in these City Bar resources:
    The Use of Artificial Intelligence to Further Agenda Items Outlined in the State of the State
    Report on the First Step Act

    Support for Comprehensive Bail Reform - 2019 NYS Executive Budget
    Report on A.2190/S.3097 which would require the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders to consult a "validated risk instrument" when making its recommendation to courts regarding the appropriate risk level of a sex offender 


    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TBA
    Register


    The NLG-NYC Chapter is holding its 2nd day-long training for the legal and activist community Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The training is co-sponsored by the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute. 

    Trainers TBA. Location confirmed upon registration. 

    On the Ground Running : Protest Support in the Streets and in the Courts

    National Lawyers Guild – NYC Chapter Training for the Legal & Activist Communities

    Planned trainings include:

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    For the Legal Community: 

    NLG Legal Observer training

    Arraignment Support training


    For the Activist Community:

    Street First Aid Training Basics:

    Court Support: How to Navigate the Court and Support Activists in the System


    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    For the Activist and Legal Communities:

    Trauma & Resilience Training

    ICE Watch Training

    Information Security training


    • 15 Feb 2019
    • 16 Feb 2019
    • Yale Law School 127 Wall Street New Haven, Connecticut


    Link to register:  https://reblaw.yale.edu/

    RebLaw is the nation's largest student-run public interest conference. Every year the conference brings together practitioners, law students, and community activists from around the country to discuss innovative, progressive approaches to the law and social change. The conference, grounded in the spirit of Gerald Lopez’s Rebellious Lawyering, seeks to build a community of law students, practitioners, and activists seeking to work in the service of social change movements and to challenge hierarchies of race, wealth, gender, and expertise within legal practice and education.

    Our 2019 keynote speakers  are: 
    Ana Maria Archila - Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy
    Anita Earls - Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court 
    Larry Krasner - District Attorney of Philadelphia
     Chokwe Lumumba - Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

    Panels and Workshop topics this year include: 

    The Criminalization of Homelessness; 

    A New Labor Law: Labor Organizing After the NLRA; 

    The Palestinian Exception to Free Speech; 

    Formerly Incarcerated Advocates; 

    Lawyering in Solidarity with Sex Workers; 

    Intersectional Approaches to Reproductive Justice; 

    Reclaiming the Law of Money and Finance;

    Law and Political Economy; 

    Resisting Hierarchy on the Left: Reckoning with Racial Capitalism; 

    Model Minority or Righteous Rebels: Towards a Progressive Asian American/API Agenda; 

    Due Process in Prison Systems; 

    From Dirty Wars to War on Immigrants, Black Bodies: Sanctuary in Past & Now; 

    Cyborg Culture Workshop: Rebellious Lawyering and Tech; 

    Voting Rights; 

    Disability and Healthcare Activism: Visual, Political, and Legal Modes of Protest; 

    Municipal Organizing for Environmental Justice; 

    And many more!

    The conference relies on registration dollars; to make the conference accessible for all, please pay the $10 registration fee if at all possible. However, there is a waiver option is for those facing financial difficulties. 


    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New York County Supreme Court, 111 Centre St - Room 107


    Pre-registration is required – please RSVP to Amy Ostrau at aostrau@nycourts.gov.   There is no cost for this program.


    Appellate Division, First Department

    and the

    Assigned Counsel Plan for the First Department

     

    CLE Programs - Winter/Spring 2019

     

    All courses are transitional, provide two (2) MCLE credits and are held Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the New York County Supreme Court, 111 Centre Street in the Jury Room on the 11th Floor, unless otherwise indicated.

    Panel members, city, state, federal employees, and non-profit and or legal service providers are admitted free of charge.  For all others, the cost is $20.00 per each session. 

    Checks are payable to:  Appellate Division, First Department –  payment is accepted at the door.  The Appellate Division, First Department has a Financial Hardship Policy.** For further information, please telephone us at 212.340.0558 or contact Amy Ostrau at aostrau@nycourts.gov.

    CLE regulations prohibit us from awarding partial credit; you must arrive on time and stay for the entire lecture.

    The March 28 program is co-sponsored by the New York Women’s Bar Association and will be held in Room 107 at 111 Centre StreetPre-registration is required – please RSVP to Amy Ostrau at aostrau@nycourts.gov.   There is no cost for this program.

    March 28       Under the Microscope:  DNA and Criminal Trials

                            Hon. Mark Dwyer, Mark Desire, Allison Lewis, Esq., and Ray Valerio          

    Moderator:  Terri Rosenblatt, Esq.

                            1.5 professional practice and .5 ethics credits (to be confirmed)

                           

    April 18         Ethics Update (title to be decided)

    Deborah A. Scalise, Esq. and others

                            2 ethics credits

     

    Additional programs to be announced when finalized

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    *       Financial hardship requests must be made in writing prior to the date of the program and should contain an explanation of your current financial circumstances along with an Affirmation as to current income.  No reasonable request shall be denied.

     

    Additionally, the Court has adopted the CLE Board’s Financial Aid Policy Guidelines which states, “Fee waivers for unemployed attorneys and fee reductions on a sliding scale for attorneys with annual incomes of $50,000 or less.”

     


    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New York County Supreme Court, 111 Centre Street, Jury Rm., 11th Fl.


    Pre-registration is required – please RSVP to Amy Ostrau at aostrau@nycourts.gov.

    Appellate Division, First Department

    and the

    Assigned Counsel Plan for the First Department

     

    CLE Programs - Winter/Spring 2019

     

    All courses are transitional, provide two (2) MCLE credits and are held Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the New York County Supreme Court, 111 Centre Street in the Jury Room on the 11th Floor, unless otherwise indicated.

     

    Panel members, city, state, federal employees, and non-profit and or legal service providers are admitted free of charge.  For all others, the cost is $20.00 per each session. 

     

    Checks are payable to:  Appellate Division, First Department –  payment is accepted at the door.  The Appellate Division, First Department has a Financial Hardship Policy.** For further information, please telephone us at 212.340.0558 or contact Amy Ostrau at aostrau@nycourts.gov.

     

    CLE regulations prohibit us from awarding partial credit; you must arrive on time and stay for the entire lecture.

                           

    April 18         Ethics Update (title to be decided)

    Deborah A. Scalise, Esq. and others

                            2 ethics credits

     

    Additional programs to be announced when finalized

    ***************************************************************************************************************************************

    *       Financial hardship requests must be made in writing prior to the date of the program and should contain an explanation of your current financial circumstances along with an Affirmation as to current income.  No reasonable request shall be denied.

     

    Additionally, the Court has adopted the CLE Board’s Financial Aid Policy Guidelines which states, “Fee waivers for unemployed attorneys and fee reductions on a sliding scale for attorneys with annual incomes of $50,000 or less.”


Past events

15 Jan 2019 NLG-NYC Legal Observer Training
8 Dec 2018 Accompaniment Training - New Sanctuary Coalition
3 Dec 2018 Accompaniment Training - New Sanctuary Coalition
2 Dec 2018 Accompaniment Training - New Sanctuary Coalition
29 Nov 2018 The Criminalization of Poverty - Free/Low Cost CLE
28 Nov 2018 Accompaniment Training - New Sanctuary Coalition
26 Nov 2018 Accompaniment Training - New Santuary Coalition
20 Nov 2018 Immigration Clinic - Volunteer - New Sanctuary Coalition
15 Nov 2018 5th Annual Parole Prep Project Welcome Home Party and Fundraiser
15 Nov 2018 In the Halls of Justice: Social Movements and the National Lawyers Guild (1940s-1980s)
13 Nov 2018 2018 Brandworkers Awards Dinner
11 Nov 2018 Racism and the Criminalization of Poverty: A Public Forum
3 Nov 2018 SEPARATING FACTS FROM FAKE NEWS: ENVIRONMENTAL FOIA IN THE TRUMP ERA
1 Nov 2018 Low Cost CLE: Developments from the recently-concluded Supreme Court term, and observations about new duty of fair representation case processing standards at the National Labor Relations Board
26 Oct 2018 Low Cost CLE: Conference: Mobilize, Organize, Resist: Immigrant Justice Lawyering in New York
25 Oct 2018 Whose Speech? Our Speech! Immigrant Rights & The First Amendment
25 Oct 2018 Crimmigration: A Panel Discussion
25 Oct 2018 Free CLE: Cyber Harassment is Sexual Discrimination
24 Oct 2018 Bridge the Gap & Get Your 50 Hours Through NYC Courts Pro Bono Practicum - Landlord/Tenant Law Training
10 Oct 2018 Representing Social Security Claimants Training
6 Oct 2018 NLG-NYC City-wide Law Student Disorientation
4 Oct 2018 Defending Protesters In Criminal Court CLE - Advanced Topics
27 Sep 2018 Free CLE: New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2018
26 Sep 2018 International Law, Seeking Justice, and the Great March of Return in Gaza
22 Sep 2018 Free CLE: Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices
21 Sep 2018 Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing
20 Sep 2018 Free/Low Cost CLEs - Appellate Division, 1st Dept. - Assigned Counsel Plan
18 Sep 2018 For Us By Us: The Future of Movement Lawyering by Movement Law Lab & Law For Black Lives
13 Sep 2018 Free/Low Cost CLEs - Appellate Division, 1st Dept. - Assigned Counsel Plan
12 Sep 2018 Free CLE: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018 (Webcast)
6 Sep 2018 Free/Low Cost CLEs - Appellate Division, 1st Dept. - Assigned Counsel Plan
22 Aug 2018 Anti-Protest Legislation: Implications for Social Movements - Webinar
22 Aug 2018 Low Cost CLE: Housing Court: Holdover proceedings, Illegal Lockouts and more
15 Aug 2018 Free/Low Cost CLE: Representing Children in Immigration Proceedings
3 Aug 2018 NLG Webinar: Global Repression of Dissent: Palestine, Puerto Rico & The Philippines
1 Aug 2018 New Sanctuary Coalition Accompaniment Training
17 Jul 2018 New Sanctuary Coalition - Accompaniment Training
20 Jun 2018 Right to Counsel in New York City
19 Jun 2018 Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
8 Jun 2018 Spring Fling
3 Jun 2018 Left Forum: Envisioning our Return: 70 Years of Displacement Are Enough!
3 Jun 2018 Left Forum: Stop Dropping In: Digital Privacy and the Road to Community Empowerment
3 Jun 2018 Left Forum: Central Park Five - Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated
2 Jun 2018 Left Forum: Follow the Money: Radio Voice for Peace & Justice
2 Jun 2018 Left Forum: Ethnic Cleansing* by I.C.E.: What to Do Beyond Your Rights
2 Jun 2018 Left Forum:Radical Prefiguration: From Chiapas to Rojava
1 Jun 2018 Left Forum: A New Political Direction
1 May 2018 Free CLE: Secondary Traumatic Stress - Working with Clients With Trauma - AABANY
26 Apr 2018 Trial Advocacy for Pro Bono Lawyers