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


Evening CLE Programs - Winter/Spring 2019

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 in the Jury Room on the 11th Floor, unless otherwise indicated.

Panel members, city, state, federal employees, and non-profit and or legal service providers are admitted free of charge. For all others, the cost is $20.00 per each session.

Checks are payable to: Appellate Division, First Department – payment is accepted at the door. The Appellate Division, First Department has a Financial Hardship Policy.** For further information, please telephone us at 212.340.0558 or contact Amy Ostrau at

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

*** The March 28 program is co-sponsored by the New York Women’s Bar Association and will be held in Room 107 at 111 Centre Street. Pre-registration is required – please RSVP to Amy Ostrau at ***

March 28
Under the Microscope: DNA and Criminal Trials

Hon. Mark Dwyer, Mark Desire, Allison Lewis, Esq., and Ray Valerio Moderator: Terri Rosenblatt, Esq.
1.5 professional practice and .5 ethics credits (to be confirmed)

April 18
Ethics Update (title to be decided)

Deborah A. Scalise, Esq. and others
2 ethics credits

May 2
Search and Seizure Law: Update 2019

Hon. Barry Kamins (Ret.)
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.