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Cannabis Legalization in New York State: Selected Issues

This CLE course will focus on the movement towards cannabis legalization in New York through the end of the 2018-2019 legislative session, culminating in the failure of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. It will examine key issues that emerged as conflict points in the negotiations to finalize the language of the legislation. It will examine regulatory models for the cannabis market and the role of local government, focusing, in particular, on the contemplated relationship between New...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

A Primer for Education Discrimination Complaints

An esteemed panel of presenters will discuss the complaint process before the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education. Presenters will also provide insights, strategies and reflections on filing discrimination complaints with OCR.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Using the Department of Labor Regulation for Fair Claims Practices in ERISA Claims to your Advantage in a Litigation

The Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 – Is a comprehensive highly reticulated federal statute enacted to protect the interests of employees who participate in the employers’ pension plans and welfare benefit plans. While there are solid arguments to be advanced that ERISA has achieved its laudable goal of protecting valuable pension and retirement plans, it has had the opposite effect on disappointed plan beneficiaries seeking to enforce their rights to compensation under th...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 1

This CLE program covers the first steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. Programs to follow will cover discovery, evidence, and motions; and pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program that is based on a hypothetical fact pattern, you will learn how to select a winning plaintiff’s case, identify the legal claims and defenses, draft representation agre...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 2

This program covers the middle steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case based on a hypothetical fact pattern, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. The first program involved case selection, representation and initial pleadings. The program after this one will cover pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program, you will learn what files law enforcement creates, where they are kept, which ones...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Anatomy of a False Arrest and Excessive Force Case under Section 1983: Part 3

This program covers the last steps in successful litigation of a high-frequency police liability case based on a hypothetical fact pattern, whether you are for the plaintiff or the defense. The first program involved case selection, representation and initial pleadings. The second program dealt with discovery, evidence and motions practice. This program covers pre-trial, trial and post-trial from the plaintiff’s and defense perspective. In this practical program you will learn how to evaluate...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

FOIL Wars: The Fight for Accountability by Accessing Body Camera Footage and Other Law Enforcement Records

The Freedom of Information Law provides a powerful tool for the public, including attorneys and the media, to access a wide variety of law enforcement and other government records. FOIL implements the legislative declaration that “government is the public's business.” FOIL expresses the State’s commitment to open government and public accountability, and all government records are presumptively open for public inspection and copying unless they fall squarely within a statutory exemption. In r...

Skills Credits
2.5
Price$125

Sexual Misconduct on Campus: College Discipline & the Title IX Defense

Join attorney Scott Limmer as he explains the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the disciplinary processes colleges use to investigate complaints of sexual misconduct and the rights of the parties involved.

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Asylum Basics: What you Need to Know to Handle an Asylum Case from Start to Finish

This CLE course is intended to provide attorneys with a basic knowledge of the United States asylum process. After taking the course, one should be able to handle a basic asylum application from start to finish. Furthermore, one should be able to decipher between what is a complicated asylum case and what is a simple basic asylum case. We will discuss the nuances of persecution as defined by the INA, by delving into current case law and judicial opinions. As well as learn the steps an attorney...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: An Overview of Immigration Law under the Trump Administration

In this CLE program, Professor Wildes takes a broad survey of immigration law, and reviews how foreign nationals immigrate to the United States, as well as how they fall out of legal status. He also looks at local issues from a mayor's point of view, such as drivers' licenses for undocumented foreign nationals, stacking, sanctuary cities, and how to spot fraudulent marriages. Finally, he concludes this CLE program by looking at how immigration policy has shifted in the Trump administration, and...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

The Intersection of Immigration and Disabilities

U.S. immigration law has special exemptions for immigrants who have special needs, or for immigrants who have family members with special needs. This CLE course will explore some of the more common ways that a practitioner may encounter these situations and go over strategies to help clients.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

99 Years & Counting: Genocide, Human Rights, Cyber Terrorism, and International Crimes

Benjamin Ferencz was only 27 years old when he was assigned the role of Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and successfully convicted all 22 Nazi defendants for their participation in the murder over a million people. Now in his 100th year of life, Mr. Ferencz recounts his lifetime of work focusing on issues of international criminal justice in this captivating CLE course. Mr. Ferencz discusses the growth of international criminal law and the prosecution crimes of aggression including ge...

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

Handling Wrongful Convictions in New York

The Court of Claims Act § 8-b, also known as the New York State Unjust Conviction and Imprisonment Act, allows those who have been wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the State if they have served all or part of their sentence. In addition, many people who have been wrongfully convicted are also able to seek compensation under federal law. Our panel of experts will discuss the many aspects of litigating an unjust conviction case in New York and a companion case in federal cour...

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

Sexual Harassment: Workplace Investigations and Litigation in the #MeToo Era

As a result of the #MeToo Movement Era, it seems that that there has been an uptick in complaints of alleged sexual harassment in for-profit and non-profit companies. Thus, it is now more important than ever that companies and other organizations proactively deal with sexual harassment allegations. Thus companies must: Promptly investigate the allegations; Thoroughly protect the victims against retaliation; Take proper action when wrongful conduct is found; and Take steps to try and...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Skills, 1 Div
Price$100

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: A Cornerstone of Equal Rights for All Americans

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 marked a pivotal moment in the history of voter law. This CLE course, presented by commercial and corporate lawyer Louis J. Braun, will present the context of this historic act including the 15th amendment, the history of voting rights and the denial of this right to specific groups, the incredible pathway to the passing of the act and the incredible vigilance necessary to maintain it and all freedoms of the American people.

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Shoved Back Into The Closet: The Plight of LGBT Elders in Nursing Homes

The LGBT community is one which has gained many victories in recent years relating to the legal rights of its members. However, one largely overlooked subset of the LGBT community that still needs much attention is the elderly. Many LGBT seniors, after spending their lives fighting for Civil Rights, and living out and proud in the community, describe the process of searching for elder care as a feeling like they are being shoved back into the closet that they spent most of their lives escaping...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Police Misconduct: Recent Developments under Section 1983

Whether you sue, defend, or advise law enforcement, this CLE program will keep you current on the use of force, and trends, controversies, and resources under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This program will cover District of Columbia v. Wesby and Kisela v. Hughes, the Supreme Court’s newest decisions on qualified immunity, and five other cases to be decided this year. You will learn the latest limitations on Taser and less lethal force; use of deadly force against Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDPs); the...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

NYS Compassionate Care Act, NJ Compassionate Use Act and Proposed Amendments

This CLE program features a panel of speakers discussing the NYS Compassionate Care Act, NJ’s Compassionate Use Act and its potential expansion. Expansion of the current medical program regulations will include additional qualifying conditions, expanded product lines, and the possibility of additional registered organizations (“dispensaries”). Topics include the process of patient registration, the challenges of being in business, and some of the legal & regulatory matters regarding bu...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Transgender Employee Rights

As awareness and rights of transgender employees increase, employees and employers alike need to stay informed about this rapidly changing area of the law. Transgender employees should understand their entitlements under the law, and employers must begin thinking proactively about the needs of their transgender workforce. In this CLE program, current practitioners will discuss legal protections for transgender employees under federal and New York City law, current litigation around bath...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

Election Law and Election Technology: What’s New; What’s Next

The next “new” thing in election administration will revolve around technology. As voting machines throughout the country are approaching the end of their useful lives, they will need to be replaced with voting systems using new technology like “block chain”. How will this happen? What are the factors to be considered? The voting systems now in use in the United States include: Mechanical Lever machines which are old; Punch Card Systems which were discredited in Florida in 2000; Opti...

Prof Practice
2.5
Price$125

Special Education 101: The Basics of Special Education Law

Special education law is a fascinating area of civil rights law. This CLE course will allow you to develop your knowledge in this area via an easy-to-understand format which walks you through the process of obtaining a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for a child with disabilities. Beginning with a brief history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this course highlights the important areas of the federal statutory law, federal caselaw and accompanying New York St...

Prof Practice
3
Price$150

Building the Modern Family through Third Party Reproduction

For hundreds of years parentage laws in the United States have been grounded on the premise that a man and a woman must have “intimate relations” in order to conceive a child. Recent advances in medical technology have changed that paradigm and the child of the modern family is often conceived in a medical laboratory rather than in a bedroom. Conceiving a child the modern way may involve as many as six people in the process if the intended parents need donor eggs or sperm or a woman to gestat...

Prof Practice
2
Price$100

The Basics of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig F. Zappia, Esq. Mr. Zappia will draw upon his deep experience as an employment law attorney to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding workplace discrimination claims. Mr. Zappia will provide guidance to attorneys on the various forums in which to make discrimination claims in the context of employment practice. Mr. Zappia will provide insight into procedural requirement...

Prof Practice
1
Price$50

Defending the Victim: Understanding Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, child sexual exploitation and prostitution is increasingly a topic of interest in America. Children as young as 10 years old are charged and prosecuted for prostitution in America. Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000 and reauthorized it in 2013 and passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act in 2015. However, only 31 states have enacted anti-human trafficking legislation and only 18 states have ‘actual’ Safe Harbor laws. The course w...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Police Misconduct: Excessive Force and Legal Justification

Police misconduct is an increasingly hot-button issue. Whether criminal or not, the public has always had zero tolerance for misconduct among those whose job it is to uphold the law and thereby should be setting an example for others. This CLE course will explain how police misconduct is determined, the types of misconduct and the agencies, including the CCRB and the IAB, charged with investigating misconduct in the police force. The course will delve deeper into the areas in which police misc...

Prof Practice
1.5
Price$75

Government Surveillance and Privacy: Have We Reached a Tipping Point?

This very important CLE program will inform lawyers and national security practitioners about the respective concerns associated with the collection of foreign intelligence. Using a panel discussion format, this CLE program expands the dialogue on privacy, security and personal freedoms, addressing a rapidly changing threat environment where our adversaries are exploiting social media, risk detection is shifting from static to data content and how the rule of law and personal privacy ca...

Total Credits
7
Incl. 6 PP, 1 Ethics
Price$250

Criminal Law and Ethics: The Present State of Brady, A View From Both Sides

Join NYCLA's Criminal Justice Section and a panel of experts as they discuss the ethical issues faced by prosecutors and defense attorneys related to the Brady decision, including: What is Brady? The relationship between Brady case law and the Ethics Rules The duty of prosecutors and compliance with case law and Ethical Rules Brady moving forward: Lessons from wrongful convictions

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Protest Lawyering Theory and Practice

In the wake of the Arab Spring and American Autumn protests of 2011, public protest actions are becoming increasingly common, and attorneys are increasingly being sought out by individuals and organizations to assist in these protest actions, whether in securing permitting, observing police interactions, or defending arrested protesters. Join a panel of seasoned practitioners in exploring the relevant laws and practices that mediate and define first amendment protected protest activitie...

Total Credits
7.5
Incl. 3 PP, 1.5 Skills, 3 Ethics
Price$250

Eyewitness Identification in NY: Remaining Controversies, Emerging Issues and the Path Forward for Judicial Gatekeeping

Proceeding from the perspective of the problem of wrongful convictions, the largest portion of which are attributable to misidentifications, participants will discuss recent developments in the law respecting eyewitness identification evidence, including the admissibility of testimony of experts and eyewitnesses, and an assessment of proposed reforms in the field. Topics to be addressed include overview of legal history and update on the current law and practice on eyewitness identific...

Total Credits
3
Incl. 2 PP, 1 Skills
Price$125

The Americans with Disabilities Act: How to Win Your Case Using Good Faith

In the day and age of political correctness, one would think that accommodations for people with disabilities would be standard. And yet, the requirements and precedents for demanding reasonable and effective accommodations are often overlooked by attorneys. This timely CLE course will explain the requirements and precedents as well as the history of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the importance of utilizing the option for mediation and the impact that the statute of limitations has...

Prof Practice
3
Price$125
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