Events

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 06:30 PM · $25.00 USD · 27 rsvps

    Ranked Choice Voting: How Does it Work, What to Expect?

    Ranked Choice Voting is here in New York City, and NYDLC is proud to bring together leading election law professionals to discuss how it works and what will be the impact!

    Our panel will examine the history of ranked choice voting, including how it worked in past elections, discuss the plan for New York City primaries and special elections, review the first run of ranked choice voting in the Special Election for Queens City Council District 31 with the winning candidate herself, and consider what to expect for the future!

    This event offer 2 NYS professional practice CLE Credits to attorneys who attend.  As always, non-attorneys are welcome to attend as well for the low price of just $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 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. 

  • Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM through January 01, 2022 · $50.00 USD · 2 rsvps

    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.

  • Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM through January 01, 2022 · $50.00 USD

    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.

     

  • Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM through January 01, 2022 · $50.00 USD

    Dissecting the 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.

  • Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM through January 01, 2022 · $25.00 USD · 5 rsvps

    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.

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