Events

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 06:00 PM · $25.00 USD

    Dissecting the New York Primary : Lost Votes and the Creation of a Better Process for November

    On June 23, 2020 New York held its primary and special elections amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Cuomo issued a series of executive orders to dramatically change how voting works in NY, in order to cope with the crisis.

    This panel will examine what worked, and what needs improvement. The topic will be discussed from a legal, administrative, and field perspective. 

    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 one, low ticket price for all. 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. Limited discounted seating for non-attorneys is available.

    NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. Please email lawyerscouncilcle@gmail.com to make this request. 

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    Wednesday August 26th Steering Committee Meeting

    Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

    NYDLC's Steering Committee provides a platform for all of our projects and initiatives.

    The Steering Committee meeting is open to all members who would like to be more involved or to those who are new to NYDLC and would like to find out about our work. At each meeting, we hear reports from our Committee Chairs and plan for the months ahead, so this is a great way to check in on what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can help protect fundamental #VotingRights and #BeTheChange!

    Dial-in option: If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join by phone.

    RSVP below and you will be emailed dial-in credentials.

    All NYDLC members are welcome to attend: To Join NYDLC as a member, please click here. (NYDLC always provides up to a 100% exemption policy for those unable to pay).

     


    The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is a coalition of lawyers and voting rights advocates dedicated to fostering universal participation and trust in the electoral process by ensuring that: 

    • 1. All eligible persons can register to vote easily;
    • 2. All registered voters are able to vote conveniently, fairly, without intimidation;
    • 3. All voters are counted accurately and all voting systems are open and reliable.

    New to NYDLC? 

    Click here to View our current NYS and national comprehensive voting reform agenda.

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    Wednesday September 30th Steering Committee Meeting

    Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

    NYDLC's Steering Committee provides a platform for all of our projects and initiatives.

    The Steering Committee meeting is open to all members who would like to be more involved or to those who are new to NYDLC and would like to find out about our work. At each meeting, we hear reports from our Committee Chairs and plan for the months ahead, so this is a great way to check in on what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can help protect fundamental #VotingRights and #BeTheChange!

    Dial-in option: If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join by phone.

    RSVP below and you will be emailed dial-in credentials.

    All NYDLC members are welcome to attend: To Join NYDLC as a member, please click here. (NYDLC always provides up to a 100% exemption policy for those unable to pay).

     


    The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is a coalition of lawyers and voting rights advocates dedicated to fostering universal participation and trust in the electoral process by ensuring that: 

    • 1. All eligible persons can register to vote easily;
    • 2. All registered voters are able to vote conveniently, fairly, without intimidation;
    • 3. All voters are counted accurately and all voting systems are open and reliable.

    New to NYDLC? 

    Click here to View our current NYS and national comprehensive voting reform agenda.

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2020 at 06:00 PM · $75.00 USD

    Impeachment CLE Webinar

    On December 3rd, NYDLC hosted an Impeachment CLE at Stroock &Stroock. Panelists included 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) and Rebecca Roiphe (Professor of Law, New York Law School) and was moderated by Cynthia Kouril (Principal at Kouril Law Office, P.C.).

    The CLE discussed what constitutes a "high crime and misdemeanor," the impeachment cases for Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and Alcee Hastings, a federal judge who was impeached and removed for bribery and went on to become a US House Representative.

    The CLE then went on to discuss whether what Trump admits to doing constitutes a high crime and misdemeanor. Interestingly, neither bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors are clearly defined in the Constitution, and thus determinations for whether they have been committed are made on a purely political basis. The House and Senate may not completely agree, and this will have implications for precedent and future impeachment hearings."

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    Wednesday October 28th Steering Committee Meeting

    Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

    NYDLC's Steering Committee provides a platform for all of our projects and initiatives.

    The Steering Committee meeting is open to all members who would like to be more involved or to those who are new to NYDLC and would like to find out about our work. At each meeting, we hear reports from our Committee Chairs and plan for the months ahead, so this is a great way to check in on what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can help protect fundamental #VotingRights and #BeTheChange!

    Dial-in option: If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join by phone.

    RSVP below and you will be emailed dial-in credentials.

    All NYDLC members are welcome to attend: To Join NYDLC as a member, please click here. (NYDLC always provides up to a 100% exemption policy for those unable to pay).

     


    The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is a coalition of lawyers and voting rights advocates dedicated to fostering universal participation and trust in the electoral process by ensuring that: 

    • 1. All eligible persons can register to vote easily;
    • 2. All registered voters are able to vote conveniently, fairly, without intimidation;
    • 3. All voters are counted accurately and all voting systems are open and reliable.

    New to NYDLC? 

    Click here to View our current NYS and national comprehensive voting reform agenda.

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