Past CLE Courses

2014

ALCOHOL LAW
June 11, 2014 - “The ABCs of the ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) Law” - 3.0 CLE credits 

  • Location: Niagara University; St. Vincent’s Hall 
  • Speakers: Jaime Gallagher of the State Liquor Authority, Chanel McCarthy of The Knoer Group, and Jacob Piorkowski of Shaw & Shaw, P.C.

Sponsored by SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group and the Bar Association of Niagara County (BANC)

INDEMNITY & INSURANCE
Sept. 5, 2014 - "Indemnity Onstage: A Dramatic CLE Program on Insurance, Indemnification and Hold Harmless Clauses” - 1.0 CLE credit

  • Location: Niagara University; Leary Theatre
  • Speakers: Hon. Frank Caruso of the Niagara County Supreme Court, and Stuart Shapiro of Cohen & Lombardo

Sponsored by NU CLE

MEDIA & PR
Oct. 3, 2014 - “Media Management for Lawyers: What Every Attorney Should Know About Dealing With the Press” - 4.0 CLE credits (1.0 Ethics)

  • Location: Niagara University; St. Vincent’s Hall
  • Speakers: Maryalice Demler of NBC-TV, Rick Pfeiffer of the Niagara Gazette, John Christopher of Hodgson Russ LLP, Barry Covert of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, Ryan Thompson of Niagara University, Carolyn Thompson of The Associated Press, and Mike Petro of the Buffalo Law Journal

Sponsored by Hodgson Russ LLP and NU CLE

2015

NCAA 
January 30, 2015 - “Tip-Off at NU: Advising Student-Athletes and NCAA Institutions” - 3.0 CLE credits

  • Location: Niagara University; St. Vincent’s Hall 
  • Speakers: Brian Mahoney of Harris Beach PLLC, Stephanie Cole Adams of Niagara University, Beth Mattimore of the National Labor Relations Board, Simon Gray of Niagara University, Stephen Butler of Niagara University, and Michael Gentile of Niagara University

Sponsored by Harris Beach LLP and NU CLE

NEWS UPDATE (8/2015): NLRB issues ruling on Northwestern football players' attempt to unionize. See PDF

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
March 21, 2015 - “Criminal Procedure Practicum: From Arraignment to Appeal” - 6.0 CLE credits (2.0 Ethics)

  • Location: Niagara University;DePaul Hall
  • Speakers: John Nuchereno of Nuchereno & Nagel, Hon. Matthew Murphy of the Niagara County Supreme Court, Rodney Personius of Personius Melber LLP, Timothy Murphy of The Legal Aid Bureau, Peter Wydysh and Robert LaDuca of the Niagara County District Attorney's Office, and attorneys Michael Benedict and Joseph Leone Jr. 

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

HUMAN TRAFFICKING
April 16, 2015 - "Human Trafficking: Prisoners in Our Own Backyard” - 3.0 CLE Credits

  • Location: U.S. District Courthouse for the Western District of New York, Downtown Buffalo
  • Speakers: Hon. Amy Martoche of the Buffalo City Court, Trini Ross of the US Attorney’s Office, Amy Fleischauer of the International Institute of Buffalo, and Emma Buckthal of the Volunteer Lawyers Project

Sponsored by the WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) and NU CLE

COLLABORATIVE LAW
May 8 & 9, 2015 - “Collaborative Matrimonial Law Training with Suzanne Brunsting” - 13.0 CLE credits (1.5 Ethics)

  • Location:  Niagara University; St. Vincent’s Hall 
  • Speakers: Suzanne Brunsting, Esq., with special guests Adrienne Rothstein Grace, Paul Pearson, Esq., and Steven Sugarman, Esq.

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

VETERANS COURT
May 20, 2015 - “Veterans Court Practice with Judge Sara Sheldon” - 1.0 CLE Credit

  • Location: Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse, Lockport
  • Speaker: Hon. Sara Sheldon of the Niagara County Supreme Court  

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

BORDER & CUSTOMS LAW
September 21, 2015 - "Border Consequences: How to Handle Customs, Convictions and Canada” - 4.0 CLE Credits

  • Location: U.S. District Courthouse for the Western District of New York, Downtown Buffalo
  • Speakers: Rep. Brian Higgins of U.S. Congress, Eric Schultz of Barclay Damon LLP, and Rose Hilmey and Christopher Paresi of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

MEDIATION
October 16, 2015 - "Avoiding the Adversarial Collision: A Crash Course on Mediation, Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)" - 5.0 CLE Credits (1.0 Ethics)

  • Location: Niagara University; St. Vincent's Hall
  • Speakers: Barry Radlin of US District Court for the Western District of New York, Bridget O’Connell of Erie County Family Court Center for Resolution & Justice, Mary Lou Hayden, of New York Courts 8th Judicial District, Patricia McGrath of Bar Association of Niagara County, Steven Sugarman of Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott & Sugarman, and attorney Paul Pearson.

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

SEX OFFENSES
October 28, 2015 - "When Criminal and Civil Law Collide: Evidence, Hearsay and Collateral Consequences of Recent Sex Offender Litigation" - 3.0 CLE Credits

  • Location: Niagara University; St. Vincent's Hall
  • Speakers: Hon. Richard Kloch Sr. of Niagara County Supreme Court, Margot Bennett of NYS Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Barry Covert of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, and Roseanne McMorrow of NYS Attorney General's Office.

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

THOMAS MORE TRIAL
November 13, 2015 - "The Trial of Thomas More: And the Modern-Day Role of Oaths and Ethics" - 3.0 CLE Credits (1.0 Ethics)

  • Location: U.S. District Courthouse for the Western District of New York, Downtown Buffalo
  • Speakers: Hon. Jeremiah McCarthy of the U.S. District Court (WDNY), and Barbara Panza of the University of Dallas Center for Thomas More Studies.

Sponsored by NU CLE

COLLABORATIVE LAW
November 20 & 21, 2015 - “Collaborative Matrimonial Law Training II (Intro and Advanced) with Suzanne Brunsting” - 13.0 CLE credits (1.5 Ethics); or 6.5 CLE credits (0.5 Ethics) 

  • Location:  Niagara University; St. Vincent’s Hall 
  • Speakers: Suzanne Brunsting, Esq., with special guest Sarah Escolas, Esq.

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

GIFTS & TAXES
TOY DRIVE & HOLIDAY PARTY CLE (w/ BANC installation)
December 10, 2015 - "The Law of Gifts: Legal, Life and Tax Consequences" - 2.0 CLE Credits

  • Location: Niagara University; Castellani Art Museum
  • Speakers: Matt Weber of Niagara Co. Surrogate's Court, Linda Grear of HoganWillig, and Bill Maldovan of Mosey Associates.

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

2016

SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE 
January 19, 2016 - "New Spousal Maintenance Guidelines for 2016" - 2.0 CLE Credits

  • Location: Niagara University; St. Vincent's Hall
  • Speakers: Hon. Frank Caruso of the Niagara Co. Supreme Court, Tracey Kassman of the Niagara Co. Supreme Court, and Steven Wiseman of HoganWillig.

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

SETTLEMENT PLANNING & LIENS 
March 4, 2016 - "Settling Your Case and Sleeping at Night" - 5.0 CLE Credits

  • Location: U.S. District Courthouse for the Western District of New York, Downtown Buffalo
  • Speakers: Paul Isaac Sr, Paul Loudenslager and John Riccardi of Paramount Settlement Planning LLC.

Sponsored by Paramount Settlement Planning LLC

MINORITY ISSUES 
October 28, 2016 - "Minority Issues and the Law: What Lawyers and Clients Should Know About Race's Role in Criminal Law, Civil Law and the Legal Profession" - 3.0 CLE Credits

  • Location: Niagara University; St. Vincent's Hall
  • Speakers: Hon. Hugh Scott of the U.S. District Court (WDNY), Hon. E. Jeannette Ogden of the Erie County Supreme Court, Hon. Richard Kloch of the Niagara County Supreme Court, and John Elmore of the Law Offices of Steve Boyd & John Elmore.

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center

IDENTITY THEFT
TOY DRIVE & HOLIDAY PARTY CLE (w/ BANC installation)
December 8, 2016 - "Santa Who? Identity Theft and How to Keep Your 'Toys' Safe" - 2.0 CLE Credits

  • Location: Niagara University; Castellani Art Museum
  • Speakers: MaryEllen Kresse of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Brian Dassero of the Erie County District Attorney's Office, and Thomas Horrigan of the FBI.

Sponsored by the Niagara Law Center