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Sep 2, 2015

Lawyer prep for assisting LGBT clients

In one of the first events of its kind in the state, the New York State Bar Association is hosting a continuing legal education program for lawyers on how to handle key issues when representing LGBT clients in light of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down state laws that prohibited […]

Sep 16, 2014

Paralegal Perspectives: PAR keeps busy planning CLEs, upcoming events

The switch has been thrown. We are already in “fall mode” and they are saying that Christmas is only 100 days away. My, that came fast once the first of September came around. PAR is busy with the planning of the Annual Kickoff Dinner and 10th Annual “Chinese auction,” which is just a week or […]

Sep 12, 2014

Safely surfing and protecting legal information

Technology has brought data storage a long way from putting papers in a folder and locking them in a file cabinet. Not only is there much more information to store today, but so many different places to put it and so many potential pitfalls along the way. To help guide attorneys from falling between the […]

Jun 18, 2014

Human trafficking CLE planned

A continuing legal education course on “Spotting Human Trafficking in Your Law Practice,” will be presented from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bar Association of Erie County, 438 Main St., Sixth Floor, Buffalo. The program is presented by BAEC and Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc. and offers 1 CLE credit in professional practice. Learn […]

Apr 15, 2014

How to become a judge CLE offered in Buffalo

Supreme Court Justice Rose H. Sconiers will chair a CLE on “Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Judge,” on May 1 at the Bar Association of Erie County, 438 Main St., Buffalo. Justice Sconiers, who sits on the Appellate Division, Fourth Department bench, is also chair of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, […]

Jan 22, 2014

The road to becoming a judge is not an easy one

It takes more than a law degree and a cool black robe to be a judge. The road will vary depending on what type of judgeship one pursues, but “Everything You Need to Know about Becoming a Judge,” filled in the details for more than 50 prospective candidates who attended the new continuing legal education […]

Oct 18, 2013

Reflections on Judge Theodore Jones

The work and career of New York State Court of Appeals Judge Theodore T. Jones III will be the topic of a special continuing legal education program Oct. 24 in Buffalo. Judge Jones died in early November 2012, just hours after appearing at events in Rochester. Featured speakers include Court of Appeals Judge Eugene F. […]

Feb 4, 2013

MCBA to offer commercial litigation CLE

Practical advice and strategies for winning commercial cases in the New York state courts is the focus of a continuing legal education program being offered April 25 by the Monroe County Bar Association Center for Education. The program, “Advice From the Experts: Successful Strategies for Winning Commercial Cases in New York State Courts,” will begin […]

Jan 14, 2013

App roundup: CLE, jury selection and more

Here’s a closer look at some new apps targeted at attorneys: JuryStar Jury selection is a popular subject matter for apps and based on feedback from litigators, JuryStar has released the second iteration of its app. The app features rows of boxes to be filled with information for potential jurors. Up to eight rows of […]

Nov 7, 2012

Criminal defenders present ‘Cross to Kill’ CLE

An all-star lineup of national and international criminal defense lawyers will focus on the cross-examination aspect of criminal trials in an all-day program, presented Friday for the first time in Western New York. Buffalo attorneys Timothy W. Hoover and James W. Grable Jr., members of the board of directors of the New York State Association […]

Sep 20, 2012

MCBA sponsors IP speaker

A program on “Patent Cooperation Treaty & Applications Conference” will be presented Monday at the Rubin Center for Education at the Monroe County Bar Association, 1 W. Main St. The event will get under way with breakfast and registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by the morning session from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Speakers are […]

Jul 5, 2012

MCBA, AG team up on gov’t fraud CLE

The New York State False Claims Act will be the subject of a special continuing legal education program on Wednesday. It marks the first time the Monroe County Bar Association has partnered with Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office. “It’s a natural partnership for this office to have with the bar associations across the state […]

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