January 27, 2017

February holiday closings

We will be closed

Monday, February 13th,
for Lincoln's Birthday


Monday, February 20th,
for Presidents' Day.

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.