CLE Program Attorney–NYSBA

The New York State Bar Association, a non-profit professional association, seeks a Program Attorney to assist in developing, coordinating and producing quality continuing legal education programs in both live and online formats.  A JD is required.  The ideal candidate should have experience in continuing legal education, or equivalent course development, and a minimum of two to three years of legal practice background. Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills are required in addition to MS Office computer skills.

The position is located in Albany and requires some travel to the New York City area.   The Association is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package.  Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:


New York State Bar Association

Human Resources Department

1 Elk Street

Albany, NY  12207

FAX# 518/487-5544


Amy Jasiewicz

New York State Bar Association

Albany NY

(518) 463-3200


A 45-year-old New York law is holding up autonomous vehicles-engadget

In New York state, legislators are worried a law from 1971 could be a roadblock for autonomous vehicles in the near future. As the New York Daily News reports, the state is the only one in the country that requires drivers to keep at least one hand on the steering wheel while driving. Obviously, this could be a problem for self-driving cars, since they don’t have hands.


Read entire report here.

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About Disrupt Legal:

My name is Mary Redzic and I am proponent of disruption in the legal industry with innovative technology. I will post ideas on how the legal industry can and should be changed to make it better for both lawyers and their clients and about people or companies who are helping the cause. If you would like for me to cover any topics, feel free to contact me at


Mary Redzic is an in-house counsel for the Vionic Group.  She reviews legal tech tools at Disrupt Legal.

Lawyers in Transition-Planning a Mindful Life

We wanted to share our insights and experiences along with those of other solo practitioners and small firm practitioners who have worked their way through their own challenges in dealing with pre-retirement planning. We like the idea of shifting from “mindless aging” to “mindful living.” We would like to invite colleagues and friends to come forward to share their experiences to help our readers begin to experience the importance of building a transition plan. It is important to understand that the journey from full-time work to full-time retirement could take several years to accomplish, so that is why the more time you put into planning this journey the better your outcomes will be.

Join us at:

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NYSBA | Lawyers in Transition-Upcoming Programs-FREE for NYSBA Members



Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Video Replay Program with live Q&A | Register here! 


Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition and the Lawyer Assistance Program.


Panelists: Pat Spataro & Kim Wolf Price

Transition is often a time when individuals find themselves struggling as our sense of identity can often be tied up in “what one does” as much as “who one is.”  Sometimes as we seek new opportunities, we need to focus on strategies for taking care of your well-being.  So what steps should you take to strengthen your sense of well-being to help in making a transition? During a transition? When the transition seems to be too much to handle?  This program gives viewers advice on how to work through these tough time – whether it is your own struggle or you are looking for ways to help someone else. 

Recorded Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | Broadcast with Live Q&A

This is a free event for NYSBA members.  Pre-registration is required. 



Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | 120 Broadway – 37th Floor, New York, NY 10271 | Register here! 

Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition.

The Economic Confidence Building Process is a comprehensive engagement and analysis of a client’s interconnected wealth protection and wealth creation worlds with the ultimate goal of helping clients live great financial lives. We know specifically that attorneys live busy and demanding lives which leaves very little time for planning and understanding financial and insurance instruments. We look to bring good information, discipline, organization and more importantly trusted counsel.


Vidal Peoples has been a financial planner with Strategies for Wealth since 2011. Vidal is a proud torch bearer of Strategies For Wealth 81 year tradition of excellence in engaging individuals, families and business owners towards living great financial live and financial security. Vidal helps clients maximize and protect their wealth by debunking common financial myths which have caused the current retirement crisis.


Marty Nachemson is a partner at Prosperian Wealth Management. Marty brings a specialty in holistic financial engineering to his clientele.Thorough and innovative, Marty produces measurable returns through a unique macro-economic coordination process, with the goal in mind to increase efficiency of dollars, develop tax saving strategies, along with risk management and control over your finances. For over three decades, Marty’s communication skills, grasp of economic strategy and desire to serve has brought him a diverse and prolific clientele as well as many industry awards and recognition. 


This is a free event for NYSBA members.  Pre-registration is required. 



Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Time: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Free Webcast and Live Program | Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. | 250 Park Avenue | New York, NY 10177 | Register here! 

Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition.


Stories, true and personal, are the single most powerful communication tool. Using ethos, logos and pathos, we craft stories to transmit information effectively as counselors, negotiators, advocates, negotiators, employers, marketers, and colleagues. This workshop will discuss:
– new neurological research on the function of stories with a dramatic arc

– how to craft stories

– how to choose stories

– how to deliver stories

– code-switching

– ethical boundaries

Program Location:

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. | 250 Park Avenue | New York, NY 10177


Deb Volberg Pagnotta, J.D., is CEO of diversityDNA llc, and Interfacet, Inc., both New York-based consultancies which provide services to help people communicate to connect. Ms. Pagnotta recently founded Storyweavers™, a project providing a series of curated and open mike story events throughout NY. Ms. Pagnotta is an adjunct instructor in the Humanities Department at Norwalk Community College, where she is the first recipient of NCC’s Center for Escellence teaching award. She delivered a TEDxNCC talk (Diversity: Connections Not Categories) in 2014, and ran the Got Ideas Entrepreneurial Contest (2015) and the Juried Story Slam (2016). An instructor at Iona College from 2009-20115, she founded and ran the annual Student Story Slam (6 times) and in 2013 received the Junior Faculty Award for excellence in teaching. Her courses range from Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, and Persuasion, to Interpersonal Communication, and Technology, Communication and Society.

This is a free event for NYSBA members.  Pre-registration is required. 

Attackers Get PINs for 101,000 Taxpayers at IRS – GigaLaw

by Doug Isenberg

The Internal Revenue Service was the target of an attack that used stolen social security numbers and other taxpayer data to obtain PINs that can be used to file tax returns electronically. The attack occurred in January and targeted an IRS Web application that taxpayers use to obtain their so-called Electronic Filing (E-file) PINs.

See original report at GigaLaw

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Debt by Degrees — ProPublica’s College Scorecard

Debt by Degrees

Which Colleges Help Poor Students Most?

by Sisi Wei and Annie Waldman, ProPublica, Sept. 12, 2015

New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows in unprecedented detail how much federal student loan debt college students from low-income families are being saddled with. Use this interactive database to search among 6,000 schools in the U.S. to see how much they support their poorest students financially. Related: Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt »

Read entire article…use search tool.

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