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CLE Calendar

    • September 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 111 Dr. Mr. Luther King Blvd, White Plains, NY

    The WWBA Mediation Committee and the WCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Present:
    The 9th Judicial District Presumptive Mediation Program:
    What you Need to Know
    Marc Sheridan, Esq., Chair WCBA ADR Committee
    Abby Rosmarin, Esq., LMHC Chair WWBA Mediation Committee
    Hon. Kathie E. Davidson | Administrative Judge - Ninth Judicial District 
    Lisa M. Courtney | Statewide ADR Coordinator
    Lisa M. Denig | Special Counsel for ADR Initiatives,
    Office of Deputy Chief Administrative Judge George Silver
    Referee Joel R. Kullas | Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the 3rd, 4th, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts, acting on behalf of the Hon. Vito Caruso, the Deputy Administrative Judge for Courts Outside of New York City.    
    James Garfein, Esq. | Principal Settlement Coordinator the Ninth Judicial District 

    New York State Supreme Court, County of Westchester 
    Westchester County Courthouse  - Courtroom 200 (ceremonial courtroom)
    111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
    White Plains, New York 10601 
    September 24, 2019
    Networking/Registration - 12:00 pm–12:30 pm 
    CLE Presentation - 12:30 pm–1:30 pm 
    1 Credit Professional Practice pending
    Last spring, in what has been referred to as “a transformational move to advance the delivery and quality of civil justice,"  Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, supported by the Advisory Committee on ADR,  announced a system-wide initiative to presumptively refer parties to mediation or some other form of ADR in civil matters.   The 9th Judicial District has worked since then to formulate plans incorporating procedures to implement presumptive ADR within the district.  This program will explain the district-wide plan, its impact on the litigation process, and offer guidance for litigants and counsel through a panel discussion on the applicable rules and procedures. This is a CLE not to be missed!

    Register here for this FREE PROGRAM

    • October 03, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Tudor Room, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University; 78 North Broadway, White Plains, New York 10601
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    The WWBA, Pace Women’s Justice Center and PLCSI
    are proud to sponsor

    Perspectives on the First Year of Implementation
    of Raise the Age

    In October of 2018 legislation went into effect that raised the age of criminal liability in New York State.  One year later, what have we learned?

    Moderator & Panelist:

    Amy Puerto, Principal Law Clerk to the Honorable Helen Blackwood, A.J.S.C.


    Yvonne Borkowski, Esq., The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, Youth Part Region Chief;

    Eve Bunting Smith, Esq.

    Peter Jackson, ACA, Westchester County Attorney’s Office, Family Court Bureau;

    Ted Livingston, ADA, Westchester County DA’s Office, Coordinator of Violent Felonies, Head of Youth Court

    October 3, 2019


    5:45 to 6:00 PM – Registration and Light Dinner
    6:00 to 7:30 PM – Program


    Tudor Room, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University;
    78 North Broadway, White Plains, New York 10601


    $10 for WWBA members
    $15 for non-members

    CLE Credits:  1 and 1/2 credit hours in professional practice*


    September 30th online at www.wwbany.org
    Or email executivedirector@wwbany.org

    Sponsored by: 

    *CLE:  Pending approval by WBASNY in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 & 1/2 credit hours in professional practice as specified, acceptable for transitional credit for established and newly admitted attorneys.  The Westchester Woman’s Bar Association is a chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.  Full and partial scholarships for this program, based on financial needs, are available.  Full scholarship for the $10 CLE certificate charge (maximum of 10 attendees) for this program are available for attorneys at non-profit organizations that provide direct legal service for victims of domestic violence.  For information and to apply, please contact WWBA President Angela Giannini at agiannini@fgnylaw.com.  All requests are confidential.  The opinions expressed by any program presenter are the presenter’s own and do not reflect the official position of the WWBA or WBASNY.

    The opinions expressed by any program presenter are the presenter’s own, and do not reflect the official position of the WWBA or WBASNY. Attendance is limited to WWBA members and their invited guests.

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Past events

September 04, 2019 General Membership Meeting: Expanded Mandatory Employer Obligations in New York Harassment Laws
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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