Annual Meeting 2022 Event Overview

Event Overview

Thursday, January 20, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

3.0 MCLE Credits
2.0 Areas of Professional Practice and 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias

Thursday, January 27, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

3.0 MCLE Credits
2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics and Professionalism

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Local & State Government Law Section Chair

Michael E. Kenneally, Esq. | New York State Municipal Workers’ Compensation Alliance, Albany, NY

Program Chair

Drew Victoria Gamils, Esq. | Keane & Beane, P.C., White Plains, NY
Martha Krisel, Esq., | Executive Director, Nassau County Civil Service Commission Hempstead, NY

Annual Meeting 2022 Agenda

Protecting Communities & Expanding Access to and Participation in Government – Part One

Thursday, January 20, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

3.0 MCLE Credits
2.0 Areas of Professional Practice and 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Local & State Government Law Section Chair

Michael E. Kenneally, Esq. | New York State Municipal Workers’ Compensation Alliance, Albany, NY

Program Chair

Drew Victoria Gamils, Esq. | Keane & Beane, P.C., White Plains, NY
Martha Krisel, Esq., | Executive Director, Nassau County Civil Service Commission Hempstead, NY

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Protecting Communities

Welcome, Introduction, Business Meeting, and Presentation 2022 Carol Van Scoyoc Scholarship

Michael E. Kenneally, Esq., Section Chair
New York State Municipal Workers’ Compensation Alliance
Albany, NY

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Understanding New York’s New Drinking Water Standards for Emerging Contaminants

Speakers

Peter Logan, Superintendent
Jericho Water District
Syosset, NY

Michael F. Ingham, Esq.
Carman Callahan & Ingham, LLP
Jericho Water District Counsel
White Plains, NY

Richard Tobin, Retired Superintendent
Plainview Water District and
Water Operator Certification Course Instructor
Plainview, NY

Moderator
Martha Krisel, Esq., Executive Director
Nassau County Civil Service Commission
Hempstead, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Break

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Impact of the Green Amendment on Local Policies and Environmental Justice Communities

Speakers

Maya K. Van Rossum, Esq.
Delaware Riverkeeper and Founder of the National Green Amendment Movement
Bristol PA

Todd D. Ommen, Esq.
Managing Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Pace University

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

How to Identify, Evaluate and Mitigate Structural Racism in Fair Housing

Municipalities often struggle to address issues concerning gentrification and diversification in housing. This session will discuss the impact of development on municipalities across NYS on fair housing and will explore concrete measures municipalities may take to further fair housing opportunities. Included will be a summary of current facts and figures of the housing market, as well as a discussion on strategies and funding opportunities available to create diversity in housing. We will also focus on evolving municipal policies and regulations in the housing market that support growth, diversity and inclusion.

Speakers:
Joseph Czajka, Senior Vice President for Research, Development, & Community Planning
and
Executive Director, Center for Housing Solutions and Community Initiatives
Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
Newburgh, NY

John Cappello, Esq.
Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP
Walden, NY

Hon. Harvey D. Epstein
New York State Assembly Member
District 74
New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias

Protecting Communities & Expanding Access to and Participation in Government – Part Two

Thursday, January 27, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

3.0 MCLE Credits
2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics and Professionalism

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Local & State Government Law Section Chair

Michael E. Kenneally, Esq. | New York State Municipal Workers’ Compensation Alliance, Albany, NY

Program Chair

Drew Victoria Gamils, Esq. | Keane & Beane, P.C., White Plains, NY
Martha Krisel, Esq., | Executive Director, Nassau County Civil Service Commission Hempstead, NY

2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Michael E. Kenneally, Esq., Section Chair
New York State Municipal Workers’ Compensation Alliance
Albany, NY

2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Supreme Court and the First Amendment

Speaker
Lisa Soronen, Esq.
Executive Director
State and Local Legal Center
Washington, DC

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Break

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

How to Ensure Full Participation in Local Government and Manage Community Opposition

Speakers:
Jennifer Gray, Esq.
Keane & Beane, P.C.
White Plains, NY

Victoria L. Polidoro, Esq.
Rodenhausen Chale & Polidoro LLP
Rhinebeck, NY

Jill Simon Shapiro, Esq.
Town Administrator
Town of New Castle
Chappaqua, NY

Moderator:
Drew Victoria Gamils, Esq.
Keane & Beane, P.C.
White Plains, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Break

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ethics and Zoning

Speaker:
Thomas McKevitt, Esq.
Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz, PLLC
Uniondale, NY

1.0 Credit in Ethics
Annual Meeting 2022 Pricing and Registration

Virtual Programming Pricing

 

Virtual Meeting General Registration Fee

$25

Required to attend any virtual CLE programs

+plus…

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 12/31/21)

$99: Section Member | $130: NYSBA Member | $255: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/22 and after)

$140: Section Member | $185: NYSBA Member | $350: Non-NYSBA Member

Annual Meeting 2022 Speakers

Speakers coming soon!

Annual Meeting 2022 Awards
Samuel Coffin

Samuel Coffin

Brooklyn Law School

Local and State Government Law Section Carol Van Scoyoc Scholarship Winner

Samuel Coffin is a third-year evening student at Brooklyn Law School. Before and while in law school, Sam has worked for the Office of the New York City Comptroller’s Bureau of Public Finance on a variety of issues related to the City’s finances and debt management program. His professional interests are primarily in the areas of administrative law and public finance. While at Brooklyn Law School, Sam has served as an Associate Managing Editor for the Brooklyn Law Review and has worked as a teaching assistant for civil procedure and as a research assistant in the field of administrative law.

Samuel says “It is an honor to receive the Local and State Government Law Section’s Carol Van Scoyoc Scholarship. As an evening student who has worked for the New York City Comptroller’s Office while in law school, I am excited to learn from such a vibrant community of practitioners in the field of municipal law. I thank NYSBA for generously providing such an invaluable opportunity.”