Upcoming events

    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Bronx Hall of Justice, 265 East 161st St., Rm. 660


    Appellate Division, First Department and

    Assigned Counsel Plan for the First Department

    invite you to a lunchtime CLE program

     

    To be held at the Bronx Hall of Justice,

    265 East 161st Street, Room 660

     Topic:  

     The Trial Lawyer’s Responsibility to Effectuate the Client’s Criminal Appeal: Update 2019

    Date:             Tuesday, March 26

    Time:             1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Speaker: Robert S. Dean, Esq.

    One (1) ethics credit will be provided

     

     


    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chapter Office, 168 Canal Street
    Register

    Dear Colleagues and Animal Lovers!

    Join the Animal Rights committee on Tuesday, March 26th, as we convene our SECOND meeting!

    We will continue our education and activism on behalf of non-human animals at NLG-NYC headquarters (168 Canal Street) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

    Joining us, is guest speaker Doris Lin of the BEAR Group and NJARA.  Attorney Lin represented the BEAR Group and NJARA in a lawsuit against the state of NJ, successfully invalidating the state’s bear hunt in 2007. She is also a former chair of the NJ State Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee, and is the author of “Bear Hunt Controversy Shines the Spotlight on New Jersey’s Wildlife Law,” published in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. 

    Our other agenda items include: supporting L. Rosenthal's tether bills (A729 and A830); supporting Councilwoman Rivera's bill against foie gras  https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3844860&GUID=A91556AB-4F62-4902-A808-0FEE9B46F16D&Options=ID|Text|&Search=rivera and organizing a CLE around defense of tenant animals at New York's free avian hospital: the Wild Bird Fund.

    All lawyers, law students and legal workers with interest in animal rights are welcome!  See you March 26th!

    Tamara Bedić, Esq.

    Chair
    Animal Rights Committee


    • 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

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

    *       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.”

     


    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NSC Office, 239 Thompson Street

    Link to register: 

    https://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/pro_se_clinic_lawyer_training_register

    We are excited to invite you to the 2nd official training for lawyers to support the New Sanctuary Coalition Pro Se Legal Clinic. (If you're not a lawyer and interested in joining our clinic, please check out our training page and we look forward to meeting you!)

    The training will be led by Geoff Kagan-Trenchard, Staff Attorney with the New York City Anti Violence Project and Nathan Yaffe, long time lead organizer of the clinic and current clerk to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. 

    The New Sanctuary Coalition believes in empowering our affected communities to understand and lead their own legal cases to the greatest extent possible. The clinic is run by NSC staff and the bulk of the work is done by trained volunteers who work in solidarity with our immigrant Friends.

    Every Tuesday, the clinic works with roughly 150 people seeking immigration help. Our Friends work with nearly 300 volunteers to ensure that they are able to assert their legal rights as immigrants. Since its inception in 2014, the Clinic has helped thousands of people file timely asylum claims, change the venue of their deportation hearing, secure representation, and get support from their community. 

    Volunteer attorneys are an integral part of this community that struggles every day to fight for the right of everyone to live in dignity. Attorneys provide limited legal consultations, review pro se applications, and answer questions to the best of our ability in this ever-changing climate.

    In this training, we’ll provide an overview of the clinic and its work, as well as discuss common issues in the clinic. 

    In addition, Nathan will present on the collection of laws and policies commonly known as “IRA IRA” that were passed under the Clinton administration. IRA IRA forms much of the legal underpinning of the ethnic cleansing currently practiced by the Trump administration. 

    For anyone new to this movement, this is a very necessary context to understand that Trump’s policies are best viewed as the latest in a long line of racist and brutal policies.

    (If you're not a lawyer and interested in joining our clinic, please check out our training page and we look forward to meeting you!)

    WHEN

    March 28, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm

    WHERE

    NSC office
    239 Thompson St
    New York, NY 10012
    United States
    Google map and directions

    CONTACT

    Rebecca · nsc.rebecca@gmail.com


    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Various

    Link to register: 

    https://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/accompaniment_training_register

    UPCOMING ACCOMPANIMENT TRAININGS

    The New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC) accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person facing deportation and enables volunteers to hold immigration authorities accountable. Standing in solidarity with migrants facing deportation also demonstrates to immigration judges, ICE officers, and government attorneys that there is a community mobilized against their deportation. NSC accompanies hundreds of people a year.

    How does it work?  Once you're trained you become part of the accompaniment program. You'll learn about upcoming accompaniments and can sign up for time slots and locations that work for you.

    Want to join? Choose a training below!



    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY


    Venceremos Brigade and

    The Latin American Law Students Association of CUNY School of Law

    present

    CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF

    CUBA SOLIDARITY

    Learnings from a multigenerational movement

    and the future of The Venceremos Brigade

     

    LESLIE CAGAN, EDDIE DEMMINGS, RACHAEL IBRAHIM,

    HEIDI MARIA LOPEZ, MALCOLM SACKS

    former and current Brigadistas

     

    PETER KORNBLUH

    Cuba Documentation Project, National Security Archive

    George Washington Univ.

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 29 AT 6PM

    CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY

    E or M train to “Court Square-23rd St”, G or 7 train to “Court Square”

    $10 voluntary donation to the VB (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

    Free for CUNY Law students, staff and alumni

    *wheelchair accessible*

    More info:  www.vb4cuba.com  

    Event endorsers (in formation):

    IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Center for Cuban Studies, National Lawyers Guild-Cuba Subcommittee

    The VB's 50th Anniversary Contingent: 1 Brigade, 4 Options:

    • 5 Days, July 28-August 1 (Havana area only)
    • 10 Days, July 23-August 1 (Havana area and surrounding provinces only)
    • 2 Weeks, July 23-August 6 (Havana area, surrounding provinces, Camagüey)
    • 3 Weeks, July 23-August 13 (Havana area, surrounding provinces, Camagüey, Santiago, Guantánamo)

     APPLY HERE. Application deadline APRIL 10. 

    More information at http://www.vb4cuba.com


    • 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.”


    • 2 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New York County Supreme Court, 111 Centre St., Jury Rm. 11th Fl.


    Pre-registration is required – please RSVP to Amy Ostrau ataostrau@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.

    May 2 Search and Seizure Law:  Update 2019

    Hon. Barry Kamins (Ret.)

                            2 professional practice credits



Past events

22 Mar 2019 Free CLE: Brave New World: 21st Century Policing and the Law
21 Mar 2019 Low Cost/Free CLE: Amazon Postmortem: A Discussion on Grassroots Organizing, Law and Policy
16 Mar 2019 Rally & March: United Against Racism & Fascism-NYC
15 Mar 2019 Book Party: Flint Taylor: The Torture Machine w Mariame Kaba
14 Mar 2019 Free/Low Cost CLE: Animal Rescue Law 2019
13 Mar 2019 NLG-NYC Environmental Justice Committee Meeting
13 Mar 2019 Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference 2019
12 Mar 2019 7th Annual Arthur Kinoy Awards
7 Mar 2019 Abolition in Practice
5 Mar 2019 Free CLE: Celebrating Fifty Years of Magistrate Judges in the Federal Courts
1 Mar 2019 Invest-Divest: Tearing Down the Financial Structures of Mass Incarceration
15 Feb 2019 25th Rebellious Lawyering Conference
26 Jan 2019 NLG-NYC Day of Training for the Legal & Activist Communities
23 Jan 2019 Free/low cost CLE: Algorithm Use in Criminal Proceedings
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