NYSBA CLE Programs Pivot To Webinars During Coronavirus Shutdown

By Brendan Kennedy

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The New York State Bar Association has switched almost all its Continuing Legal Education programs online through the end of April to comply with state and local restrictions on the number of persons gathering in one place.

NYSBA will continue to provide valuable programs on topics like artificial intelligence, facial recognition and automated vehicle technology.

Members can also expect CLE Programs on the ever-changing coronavirus pandemic. Programs will cover issues such as cyber protection for remote workers, re-examination of contract clauses in light of coronavirus and the impact of coronavirus on immigration policies and procedures in the United States, Canada and Italy.

Additionally, the New York State CLE Board is now allowing newly admitted attorneys to participate in Skills CLE courses via web conference, teleconference or videoconference.

This new rule applies to NYSBA’s upcoming Bridging the Gap: March 2020, where newly admitted attorneys can satisfy all their annual MCLE requirements by attending the two-day program.

Wednesday March 26- Thursday March 27
Bridging the Gap: March 2020

An ideal program for newly admitted lawyers looking to ‘bridge the gap’ between law school and the realities of practicing law in New York State. Experienced attorneys can also benefit from this program by learning practical information from skilled practitioners in other areas of law.

Thursday March 19
1:00 p.m. – 2:30
p.m.
At the Intersection of Highly Automated & Autonomous
Vehicles
This program will examine potential criminal liability and possible fourth and fifth amendment issues for semi-autonomous and fully autonomous vehicles. Panelists will discuss how the fifth amendment privilege against self-incrimination may change as society moves from traditional vehicles to automated and autonomous vehicles.

Tuesday March 24
2:00 p.m – 3:15 p.m.

The Pandemic is Beyond Your Control – But is it Force Majeure? | A Review of Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts
This webinar offers a singular focus on a contract clause that is suddenly in the limelight.

Thursday March 26
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Coping with Coronavirus | A Global Immigration Law Update
This webinar will explore the legal basis for measures taken to control coronavirus and its impact on immigration in impacted countries.

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