January 20, 2017

New on the shelves this week

Hitting the shelves this week is the year's first shipment of National Business Institute upstate New York seminar manuals. You'll find these and a wide selection of manuals of interest to local practitioners in our New York Treatises area, at call number KFN 5079 N356.

Resolving Boundary Disputes in New York
Title Law in New York
Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in New York
Voir Dire and Jury Selection
Gun Law in New York
Special Education Law from A to Z
Top Elder Care Planning Strategies

January 3, 2017

Free CLE: Pro Se Assistance Program Volunteer Attorney Training

If you are an experienced federal court litigator or appellate attorney, this free CLE training is for you. You can learn about a great way to serve the Court and your community. Starting February 2017 under the leadership of the Honorable Frank P. Geraci, Jr., Chief Judge, WDNY, the Pro Se Assistance Program (PSAP) will provide free limited scope legal assistance to financially eligible pro se litigants in the U.S. District Court WDNY, Rochester Division, on Wednesdays from noon – 2 pm. The PSAP is a joint program of the SUNY Buffalo Law School and Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. (VLSP).

We need your help to make this new program a success. Please join us at this informative FREE CLE to learn more about the PSAP and how you can help.
CLE credit: 1.0 hour Professional Practice
0.5 hour Ethics
Date: Friday, January 20th, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(Registration 1:45 p.m.)
Agenda: 1:45pm – 2:00pm  Registration
2:00pm – 2:05pm  Welcome
2:05pm – 2:20pm  Introduction to the PSAP
2:20pm – 2:55pm  Overview of Pro Se Litigation in WDNY
2:55pm – 3:20pm  Limited Scope Representation
                            under the NY Rules of Professional Conduct
3:20pm – 3:30pm  Q&A
Location: Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building
100 State Street, Room B340, Rochester, NY 14614
RSVP: Please RSVP by January 15th, 2017 to kchung@vlsprochester.org

This program is appropriate only for experienced attorneys. By attending this training and receiving free CLE credit, you agree to be placed on a volunteer attorney list to be called upon to participate in one (2 hour) volunteer session at the Pro Se Assistance Program.

VLSP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

December 20, 2016

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a happy holiday season & a joyful new year

November 10, 2016

How we did it

It was gratifying to have such an engaged audience at the recent New York Library Association Conference interested in learning about our experience of bringing to fruition the digital NYCRR archive, a large and daunting undertaking.

One of the "secrets"? Teamwork!

(From left) Andrew Kloc, Senior Law Librarian, Appellate Division Fourth Department Law Library; Beth Adelman, Director, Charles B. Sears Law Library at SUNY Buffalo Law School; and Jeannine Lee, Director (retired) Buffalo Supreme Court Law Library at the New York Library Association Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 3, 2016

Anecdotes and advice for those contemplating a digitization project

November 3, 2016


The results of the 2016 American Association of Law Libraries Executive Board Election are in, and we're happy to see our friend Beth Adelman, Director of the Charles B. Sears Law Library and Vice Dean for Legal Information Services at the University at Buffalo, has won a seat on the board. Her term will run from July 2017 to July 2020.

October 31, 2016

CLE: The Gavel Gap

We note the impressive list of presenters, including three justices
from the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.