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Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy -- Live Training and Webcast

Thursday November 15

  • By: See below
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    New York State Bar Association | Great Hall
    One Elk Street
    Albany, NY
  • Contact:
    New York State Bar Association
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  • Source: New York

The New York State Bar Association is pleased to present a free CLE webcast on Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This program will be streamed live from the State Bar Center in Albany.

Geared towards attorneys assisting Superstorm Sandy victims, this program will include an informational overview of state and federal relief programs. Panelists will provide an overview of assistance programs and relief options. Panelists, including representatives from various agencies will discuss programs set up by the American Red Cross, FEMA, IRS, the Small Business Association, the NYS Department of Labor and the NYS Division of Financial Services.

Segments of this program will carry MCLE credit for attorneys. Panelists will cover legal considerations relative to disaster relief situations. Panelists will provide an overview of the law relative to insurance considerations and housing landlord/tenant issues. Panelists will also cover client counseling relative to foreclosure, disaster unemployment assistance, document loss/replacement records, banking, consumer debt/credit issues and family law considerations. Panelists will provide best practices and advice on counseling clients impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

This program is open to all members and non-members, however pre-registration is required.

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Sponsored by: the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Continuing Legal Education, in conjunction with the NYSBA Department of Pro Bono Affairs, Law Practice Management, Lawyer Referral and Information Service, the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, the Committee on Children and the Law, Touro Law Center, the Empire Justice Center, the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc., the Albany County Bar Association and The Legal Project.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2.0 MCLE Credits (1.0 areas of professional practice, 1.0 skills). Please note: Newly admitted attorneys must attend in person to receive MCLE credit and cannot receive credit for viewing the webcast online.

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