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Appellate Division, First Department and the Assigned Counsel Plan for the First Department

CLE Programs – Fall 2018

All courses are transitional, provide two (2) MCLE credits, and are held Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the New York County Supreme Court, 111 Centre Street, 11th Floor Jury Room.

Members of the Assigned Counsel Plan, city, state, federal employees and non-profit or legal service providers are admitted free of charge. For all others, the cost is $20.00 payable by check or cash at the door.  Checks are payable to:  Appellate Division, First Department.

The Appellate Division has a Financial Hardship Policy.*  For further information, please email Amy Ostrau at or 212.340.0558.

CLE regulations prohibit us from awarding partial credit; you must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the lecture.

September 13 A Preliminary Roadmap of the Raise the Age Law in NYS
Nancy Ginsburg, Esq.
2 professional practice credits

September 20  *  The Trial Lawyer’s Responsibility to Effectuate the Client’s Right to Appeal
Robert S. Dean, Esq.
1 ethics and 1 professional practice credit
Note* This program will not be videotaped.

September 27  Raise the Age: Implications of Adolescent Brain Development and How it Impacts Behavior
Alexandra O. Cohen, Ph.D., Gail M. Rosenbaum, Ph.D., and Jane Schreiber, Esq.
2 professional practice credits



Additional programs will be added when finalized

*   Financial hardship requests must be made in writing prior to the date of the program and should contain an explanation of your current financial circumstances along with an Affirmation as to current income.  No reasonable request shall be denied.

Additionally, the Court has adopted the CLE Board’s Financial Aid Policy Guidelines which states, “Fee waivers for unemployed attorneys and fee reductions on a sliding scale for attorneys with annual incomes of $50,000 or less.”

Please note:  DVDs of programs prior to 2018 are available only to Assigned Counsel Plan attorneys, city, state, and federal employees.