The Animal Legal Defense Fund has numerous resources for law professionals interested in the field of animal law.
May 3 Webinar: Working with the IRS Office of Appeals
Register here to watch “Working with the IRS Office of Appeals — What to Expect,” a free 90-minute webinar, scheduled for May 3 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Topics include the role of Appeals, an overview of Appeals policies and procedures, and an outline of procedures for examination and collection cases.
Certificates of completion will be offered. Earn one continuing education credit in Federal Tax.
ProPublica, in partnership with 38 other news organizations and civil rights groups (including The Guardian, WNYC, and PBS NewsHour, to name just few), recently launched Documenting Hate, a project that collects stories of hate crimes and bias incidents. As the project notes, there is currently “no reliable data on the nature or prevalence of this violence.” Individuals who have experienced or witnessed hate or bias are invited to share their experiences via the Tell Your Story section of this website. Visitors are prompted to answer a variety of questions about the incident, including the type of incident, where the incident occurred, and why the victim(s) were targeted. While visitors must provide a name and contact information to complete this form, the project notes that it “will not share your name and contact information with anybody outside our coalition (of newsrooms) without your permission.” Meanwhile, reporters may gain access to data and story leads by providing their information on the Get Involved page. There is also a well-developed Resource page for those who have experienced hate crimes and bias incidents. [MMB]
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Free CLE Program and Webcast for NYSBA Members
and Co-Sponsoring Organizations
During the Presidential campaign and post-election, President Donald J. Trump indicated that he would implement significant changes in U.S. immigration law centered on an “America First” platform. On January 25th and 27th, the President signed three executive orders “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The executive orders led to litigation in several federal district courts nationwide.
This panel will address a few of these sweeping immigration changes, their impact on families currently residing in the United States and in what capacity the legal profession may be able to meet the needs of immigrant families proactively through family safety planning. Panelists will discuss how to walk a family through a safety plan in a way that will maximize its effectiveness and provide an overview of various custodial and guardianship arrangements for children, both temporary and permanent. Efforts by legal services providers and the private bar to meet the challenges immigrants face in this new environment will also be discussed.
If you are unable to attend in person, this program will also be recorded and streamed as a live webcast.
Overview of Drastic Immigration Changes that Impact Families
Increased Need for Legal Representation in the Face of these Changes
Click Here to View the Program Agenda
Honorable Anthony McGinty | Ulster County Family Court
Deborah S. Kearns, Esq. | Albany County Surrogate’s Court
Sarah Rogerson, Esq. | Albany Law School
Alima M. Atoui, Esq. | Albany County Surrogate’s Court
Gerard Wallace, Esq. | Director, NYS Kinship Navigator
Click Here to Learn More about the Program Panelists
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New York State Bar Center
One Elk Street | Great Hall | Albany, NY
2.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice
This is a transitional program suitable for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Learn More and Register Today
Presented by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Children and the
Law in conjunction with The Legal Project – Capital District Women’s Bar Association,
Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee, Liberty Defense Project, Albany County Bar Association, Empire Justice Center, Albany Law School, NYSBA President’s Committee on Access to Justice, NYSBA Committee on Immigration Representation, NSYBA Committee on Legal Aid, and the NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education.
by Josh Centers
The Republican majorities in the United States House and Senate have voted to roll back Obama-era privacy rules for ISPs. The legislation is now headed to President Trump, who has indicated that he will sign it.
The rules set down by the Federal Communications Commission would have restricted your Internet service provider from collecting and selling your Internet browsing history to support advertising networks.