Events

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 06:30 PM

    Supreme Court Ethics and the Future of Voting Rights

    Join us on Tuesday, July 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm for a discussion on the current state of the Supreme Court. Our expert panel will review recent ethical lapses by specific justices, how conflict of interest has been handled historically at the Supreme Court, and what their partisan biases might mean for the future of certain high profile voting rights cases.

    The presentation will offer a discussion of the current state of the Supreme Court, recent ethical lapses by specific justices, how conflict of interest has been handled historically at the Supreme Court and what their ideological biases might mean for the future of certain high profile voting rights cases.  The agenda for this program would be to cover the background of how ethical issues have been handled at the Supreme Court, specific ethical issues occurring now and how the model rules apply, a focused discussion on a couple high profile voting rights cases, and then a final section on how the justices' recent conflicts of interest could impact future voting rights cases.

    John Freedman, who worked on Alexander v. South Carolina NAACP at the Supreme Court, as well as Elisabeth Frost, who worked on the Feldman v. Arizona Secretary of State's Office case, will speak about their experiences leading up to the impactful decisions, both of which were ultimately authored by Justice Samuel Alito, while he was engaged in some of the controversial conduct now being discussed in the news.

    This event will be a two (2) hour program at 6:30pm EST offering 2 NYS ethics CLE Credits to attorneys who attend.  Non-attorneys and those not seeking credit are also welcome to attend for free! (please email [email protected] to reserve your spot)!

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND SECURE YOUR TICKET! 

    Panelists:

    Nick Akerman
    former Watergate prosecutor and Assistant US Attorney in the SDNY

    John A. Freedman
    Senior Pro Bono Counsel, Arnold & Porter

    Elisabeth Frost
    Litigation Chair, Elias Law Group

    Marian Schneider
    Senior Policy Counsel for Voting Rights, ACLU-PA

    & Moderated by

    Jeff Wice
    Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow, New York Law School

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of current times, this CLE is FREE to everyone who attends the event.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

    This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

     

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM through January 01, 2025 · $25.00 USD

    High Stakes Redistricting: Congress, New York State, and Beyond! - On Demand!

    With the midterms around the corner, a redistricting proposal on the 2021 ballot, and New York State in the process of drawing its maps, the stakes have never been higher!

    This program, broadcasted live on October 19, 2021, examines the history and laws that gave rise to partisan gerrymandering, independent redistricting, the status of drawing Congressional, and New York State districts, Ballot Proposal #1 on the 2021 ballot, and what implications may ensue for the midterms in 2022!

    Purchase a ticket below, and you will be sent the links to view the program, along with materials, and instructions on how to redeem credit!  Non-attorneys or those not selecting credit, feel free to choose the low, low price of $25.00!

    Panelists:

    Frederick Brewington
    Civil Rights Attorney, The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington

    Marina K. Jenkins
    Director of Litigation & Policy, National Democratic Redistricting Committee // National Redistricting Foundation 

    Jeff Wice
    Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow, New York Law School

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of current times, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

    Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits. This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

    NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. Please email [email protected] to make this request. 

  • Monday, December 20, 2027 at 11:59 PM through December 21, 2027 · $50.00 USD · 4 rsvps

    Ethics CLE: Impeachment: Past, Present, and the Role of Attorneys - On Demand!

    NYDLC is proud to offer the opportunity to view our hit CLE program "Impeachment: Past, Present, and The Role of Attorneys" on demand, so you can watch whenever you'd like!   This program, which occurred in person December 3, 2019 at the law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, brought together an all star panel of academics, attorneys, as well as former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman for a robust discussion on the legal history of impeachment, the 2019 impeachment of then President Donald Trump, and the role that attorneys play in the process from an ethical perspective!

    Two New York State Ethics credits are available for this course

    Purchase a ticket below, and you will be sent the links to view the program, along with materials, and instructions on how to redeem credit!

    Panelists:
    Nick Akerman
    Former Watergate Prosecutor and Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    Richard Emery
    Founding Partner, Emery Celli, Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP

    Jerry H. Goldfeder
    Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

    Rebecca Roiphe
    Professor of Law, New York Law School

    Moderated by:
    Cynthia Kouril
    Principal at Kouril Law Office, P.C.

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of hard times for many, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

    This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. 

    Please email [email protected] with any questions or any scholarship requests, as NYDLC has a complete financial aid policy for those unable to pay.

  • Wednesday, December 29, 2027 at 11:59 PM through December 30, 2027 · $50.00 USD

    Ranked Choice Voting CLE: How Does it Work, What to Expect? - On Demand!

    NYDLC is proud to offer the opportunity to view our hit CLE program "Ranked Choice Voting: How Does it Work, What to Expect?" on demand, so you can watch whenever you'd like!   This program, broadcasted live on April 29, 2021, brought together leading academic and election law professionals to discuss how Ranked Choice Voting works and its impact on the upcoming June 2021 primary election in New York.

    The panel examines the history of ranked choice voting, including how it worked in past elections, discusses the plan for New York City primaries and special elections, reviews the first run of ranked choice voting in the Special Election for Queens City Council District 31 with the winning candidate herself, and considers what to expect for the future!

    Purchase a ticket below, and you will be sent the links to view the program, along with materials, and instructions on how to redeem credit!  Non-attorneys or those not selecting credit, feel free to choose the low, low price of $25.00!

    Panelists:

    Selvena Brooks-Powers
    Council Member, New York City Council, District 31 (Queens)

    Nicholas Stabile
    Board Chair, Ranked Choice NY

    L. Joy Williams
    President, Brooklyn NAACP

    Laura Wood
    Senior Advisor & General Counsel, DemocracyNYC at Office of the Mayor of New York City

    &

    Matt Minnella
    Co-Chair, Voter Protection Committee, New York Democratic Lawyers Council

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of hard times for many, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

    Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits. This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. 

    Please email [email protected] with any questions or any scholarship requests, as NYDLC has a complete financial aid policy for those unable to pay.

  • Wednesday, December 29, 2027 at 11:59 PM through December 30, 2027 · $50.00 USD · 1 rsvp

    CLE: Reforming the Electoral College - On Demand!

    NYDLC is proud to offer the opportunity to view our hit CLE program "Reforming the Electoral College" on demand, so you can watch whenever you'd like!   This program, broadcasted live on December 9, 2020, brought together leading academic and election law professionals to discuss how to reform the Electoral College process for electing the President of the United States.

    The panel examines the history of this process, different attempts to reform the Electoral College, including the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and discusses pertinent Supreme Court jurisprudence, including the Faithless Electors issue.

    Purchase a ticket below, and you will be sent the links to view the program, along with materials, and instructions on how to redeem credit!

    Panelists:

    Jerry Goldfeder
    Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

    Susan Herman
    President, American Civil Liberties Union

    Dr. John Koza
    Founder, National Popular Vote

    &

    Jarret Berg
    Co-Founder, Vote Early NY

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of hard times for many, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

    Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits. This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. 

    Please email [email protected] with any questions or any scholarship requests, as NYDLC has a complete financial aid policy for those unable to pay.

  • Wednesday, December 27, 2028 at 11:59 PM through December 28, 2028 · $25.00 USD · 4 rsvps

    High Stakes Redistricting: Legal Challenges in an Election Year! - On Demand!

    It has been in the news, and the stakes have never been higher in this election year!

    This program, broadcasted live on June 21, 2022, examines the history of partisan gerrymandering, the recent developments with Congressional and New York State districts, the stunning Court of Appeals decision, and what implications the special master and various lawsuits may cause for the midterm elections!

    Purchase a ticket below, and you will be sent the links to view the program, along with materials, and instructions on how to redeem credit!  Non-attorneys or those not selecting credit, feel free to choose the low, low price of $25.00!

    Panelists:

    Jessica Amunson
    Chair, Election Law and Redistricting Practice at Jenner & Block LLP

    Frederick Brewington
    Civil Rights Attorney, The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington

    David Imamura
    Chair of the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission and Attorney at Abrams Fensterman, LLP

    Marina K. Jenkins
    Director of Litigation & Policy, National Democratic Redistricting Committee // National Redistricting Foundation

    Kristen Stavisky
    Executive Director, New York State Board of Elections

    Moderator:

    Jeff Wice
    Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow, New York Law School

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of current times, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

    Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits. This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

    NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. Please email [email protected] to make this request. 

  • Monday, December 31, 2029 at 11:59 PM through January 01, 2030 · $25.00 USD · 1 rsvp

    Confronting Inequalities with Voting Rights Legislation - On Demand!

    NYDLC is proud to offer the opportunity to view our hit CLE program "Confronting Inequalities with Voting Rights Legislation" on demand, so you can watch whenever you'd like!   This program, broadcasted live on February 23, 2021, brought together leading academic and election law professionals to discuss how systemic racial inequalities are being confronted with voting rights legislation, and how much more we have to do!

    The panel examines our collective history of inequality in voting dating back to the Constitution itself, discusses felon disenfranchisement and the Voting Rights Act in detail, and examines how new legislation before the Senate right now (the For the People Act - HR 1 and the Voting Rights Advancement Act - HR 4) can help make a difference towards the impediments that prevent everyone from being able to vote freely and fairly.

    Congressman John Sarbanes (D. Md) who introduced the For the People Act - HR 1 joins the panel to talk about its creation and importance.  Saira Draper from the Georgia Democratic Party provides an up to date analysis of real voting rights challenges faced in her state after the 2020 election.  And the other panelists provide a comprehensive description of the history, laws, and cases that address voting rights challenges.

    This event also includes a discussion of how far we have come and how far we have left to go and offers 3 total CLE Credits (including 1 hour of NYS Diversity and Inclusion Credit) to experienced attorneys who attend.

    Panelists:

    Frederick Brewington
    Civil Rights Attorney, The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington

    Gloria Browne-Marshall
    Civil Rights Attorney and Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College

    Edgardo Cortés
    Voting Rights and Election Security Advisor

    Saira Draper
    Director of Voter Protection, Democratic Party of Georgia

    Hon. John Sarbanes
    U.S. Representative, Maryland's 3rd Congressional District

    Jeff Wice
    Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow, New York Law School

    &

    John Owens, Jr.
    Principal Law Clerk, New York State Supreme Court

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of hard times for many, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

    Non-attorneys (or those not seeking credit) are welcome to join at the reduced rate of $25.

    Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits and one NYS Diversity and Inclusion credit (total of three NYS CLE credits!). This virtual course is appropriate for experienced attorneys.

    Please email [email protected] with any questions or any scholarship requests, as NYDLC has a complete financial aid policy for those unable to pay.

  • Thursday, December 28, 2034 at 11:59 PM through December 29, 2034 · $50.00 USD

    Dissecting the 2020 New York Primary : Lost Votes and the Creation of a Better Process for November - On Demand!

    NYDLC is proud to offer the opportunity to view our hit CLE program "Dissecting the New York Primary" on demand, so you can watch whenever you'd like!   This program, broadcasted live on August 25, 2020, brought together leading organizers, election officials and attorneys involved in New York's June 2020 primary to discuss the Executive Orders issued due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the delayed vote count associated with the overwhelmingly large number of absentee ballots counted, and how New York State could improve this process from a legal, administrative and field perspective.

    Purchase a ticket below, and you will be sent the links to view the program, along with materials, and instructions on how to redeem credit!

    Panelists include:

    • Amanda Blair, co-founder, Brooklyn Voters Alliance
    • Dustin Czarny, Chair, Democratic Commissioners Caucus
    • Rachel Landy, Co-Chair, NYDLC Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Austin Morgan, Field Organizer, McMurray for Congress
    • Ali Najmi, Esq

    This is an all-virtual event!

    Non-attorneys are welcome to join.

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of hard times for many, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.


    Two NYS Professional Practice 
    CLE credits. This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

    Please email [email protected] with any questions or any scholarship requests, as NYDLC has a complete financial aid policy for those unable to pay.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2035 at 06:30 PM · $25.00 USD · 3 rsvps

    How to Get on the Ballot and the Importance of Ballot Measures and Referendums! - On Demand!

    NYDLC is proud to offer the opportunity to view our hit CLE program "How to Get on the Ballot and the Importance of Ballot Measures and Referendums!" on demand, so you can watch whenever you'd like!   This program, broadcasted live on November 14, 2023, brought together national experts, including New York State Board of Elections Chair Doug Kellner and Promote the Vote Michigan Attorney Erica Peresman, who examined how to get on the ballot as a candidate as well as with an initiative/referendum, what are ballot initiatives and referendums, how does New York differ from other states, and how have ballot initiatives and referendums operated to increase voting rights and on other occasions decrease voting rights!

    As we prepare for 2024, the time is now to learn how to get on the ballot and the importance of ballot measures!  Across the country, voters are making their voices heard with advancements in democracy, voting rights, reproductive health, and more; while other ballot measures are designed to achieve the exact opposite: reducing the same rights other ballot measures seek to preserve and enhance! Look at Ohio, where in November 2023, voters approved an important ballot measure to enshrine abortion rights into state law!  And next year, New Yorkers will have the exciting opportunity to vote on the Equal Rights Amendment!

    This event offer 2 NYS professional practice CLE Credits to attorneys who attend.  Non-attorneys and those not seeking credit are welcome to attend for the low price of only $25! 

    Panelists:

    Douglas Kellner
    Chair, New York State Board of Elections

    Ali Najmi
    Election Attorney

    Erica Peresman
    Senior Advisor and Attorney, Promote the Vote

    Wendy Underhill
    Director of Elections and Redistricting, National Conference of State Legislatures

    Moderator:

    Ny Whitaker
    Former Senior Advisor, Democratic National Committee

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of current times, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

    This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

    NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. Please email [email protected] to make this request. 

  • Thursday, December 20, 2035 at 11:59 PM through December 21, 2035 · $25.00 USD

    Voter Suppression Laws, Attacks on Elections, and the Future of Democracy - On Demand!

    It has been the story of the year: attacks on election officials, surreptitious new laws stripping away voters rights, and fraudulent audits, mostly of last year's political election.  What are the legal ways to fight back in court? by passing laws at the state and federal level? or by plain old organizing at the grassroots level?  Come here from the experts, featuring prominent election lawyer Marc Elias and a speech by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson!

    This program, broadcasted live on December 9, 2021, examines the recent history that gave rise to voter suppression laws, explore tools like the existing Voting Rights Act used to challenge them in court, review the different legislative proposals in Congress and in states, and discuss what we can all do to out organize the suppression attempts.

    Purchase a ticket below, and you will be sent the links to view the program, along with materials, and instructions on how to redeem credit!  Non-attorneys or those not selecting credit, feel free to choose the low, low price of $25.00!

    Panelists:

    Jessica Amunson
    Partner, Jenner & Block

    Hon. Jocelyn Benson
    Michigan Secretary of State

    Marc Elias
    Founder, Elias Law Group and Democracy Docket 

    Hon. Trey Martinez Fischer
    Texas House State Representative, District 116

    Esosa Osa
    Research and Policy Director, Fair Fight

    Poy Winichakul
    Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center

    &

    Leonard Kohen
    Former Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, Co-Founder, New York Democratic Lawyers Council

    In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of current times, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

    Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits. This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

    NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. Please email [email protected] to make this request. 

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