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NYSBA CLE: Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy.

posted Nov 9, 2012, 9:20 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Nov 9, 2012, 9:22 AM ]
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Free CLE Webcast/Webconference and Live Program

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

New York State Bar Association | Great Hall
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

2.0 MCLE Credits
(1.0 areas of professional practice, 1.0 skills)


 Register Online
  
 

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.

Please note: Newly admitted attorneys must attend in person to receive MCLE credit and cannot receive credit for viewing the webcast online.

Register Online | www.nysba.org/SuperstormSandyFreeCLE 


Program Agenda

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration

4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Seymour W. James, Esq., President, New York State Bar Association

4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Disaster Relief | Overview of the Law and Legal Considerations Panel Discussion

A panel discussion of attorneys experienced in advising clients in disaster relief situations will cover some of the most frequently asked questions relative to the issues below.

  • Housing and Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Insurance Considerations
    • Homeowners Insurance, Flood Insurance, Renters Insurance
    • The Role of the Insurance Adjuster
    • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
    • Overview of Policies, Coverage Considerations, Notice Provisions

(1.0 MCLE Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)

5:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Break

5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Identification of State and Federal Relief Programs Designed to Meet the Needs of Persons Impacted by Superstorm Sandy 

  • Qualifications for Assistance and Options for Your Client’s Needs
  • American Red Cross
  • FEMA
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • IRS
  • Small Business Association
  • NYS Department of Labor
  • NYS Department of Financial Services (formerly the New York State Insurance Fund)
  • Disaster Legal Services 

6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

Client Counseling | Best Practices for Advising Clients in Disaster Relief Situations

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  • Document Loss/Replacement Records
  • Banking
  • Consumer Debt/Credit Issues
  • Family
  • Benefits

(1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills)

6:50 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Questions and Answers

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.


Register Online

This program will be streamed as a live CLE Webcast. If you register for the CLE Webcast, you will be able to view the program video online and email questions to the panelists during the live program. You will also have access to the program archive. Be advised that during the webcast, program verification codes will be displayed on the screen and announced. In order to receive MCLE credit, you will need to print the MCLE Attestation Form and write down the program codes. You will receive your MCLE certificate via email. Please be sure to provide your email address when registering.

In the event that you miss any portion of the program, the archive will be posted online. 
All pre-registered CLE webcast registrants will have access to the online archive file. You will be able to view the archive online, on-demand at your leisure. 
 

Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy

Free CLE Webcast/Webconference and Live Program

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
New York State Bar Association | Great Hall | One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207

2.0 MCLE Credits  (1.0 areas of professional practice, 1.0 skills)

Register Online | www.nysba.org/SuperstormSandyFreeCLE

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