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Legal Assistance To Superstorm Sandy Victims (2012)

Legal Assistance To Superstorm Sandy Victims (2012)

Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy | Free CLE Webcast

2.0 MCLE Credits

Geared toward attorneys assisting Superstorm Sandy victims, this free program includes an informational overview of state and federal relief programs. Panelists provide an overview of assistance programs and relief options and discuss programs set up by the American Red Cross, FEMA, IRS, the Small Business Association, the NYS Department of Labor and the NYS Division of Financial Services.

Segments of this program carry MCLE credit for attorneys. Panelists cover legal considerations relative to disaster relief situations and provide an overview of the law relative to insurance considerations and landlord/tenant issues. Panelists will also cover client counseling relative to disaster unemployment assistance, document loss/replacement records, banking, consumer debt/credit Issues and family law considerations.

Program Topics and Panelists

I. Welcoming Remarks

David M. Schraver, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP
President-Elect, New York State Bar Association

II. Disaster Relief/Overview of the Law and Legal Considerations Panel Discussion

A panel discussion of attorneys experienced in advising clients in disaster relief situations will cover some of the most frequently asked questions relative to the issues below.

  • Housing and Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Insurance Considerations
    • Homeowners Insurance, Flood Insurance, Renters Insurance
    • The Role of the Insurance Adjuster
    • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
    • Overview of Policies, Coverage Considerations, Notice Provisions

(1.0 MCLE Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)


Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq., Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., New York City
Jason L.Shaw, Esq., Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP, Albany
Stephen T. Surace, CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Adjusters International
Professor Tracy L. McGaugh, Touro Law Center, Moderator

III. Identification of State and Federal Relief Programs Designed to Meet the Needs of Persons Impacted by Superstorm Sandy

  • Qualifications for Assistance and Options for Your Client-s Needs
  • American Red Cross
  • FEMA
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • IRS
  • Small Business Association
  • NYS Department of Labor
  • NYS Department of Financial Services (formerly the New York State Insurance Fund)
  • Disaster Legal Services

(This topic does not carry MCLE Credit)


Stephen A. Becker, FEMA
David Nguyen, Director, Disaster Relief Legal Services
Benjamin S. McCarty, U.S. Coast Guard
Matthew J. Tierney, Principal Administrative Law Judge, Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board
H. Douglas Guevara, NYSBA CLE Director, Hurricane Irene Survivor
David A. Rikard, Esq., Law Offices of David A. Rikard, Hurricane Irene Survivor
John Capuano, Associate Insurance Examiner, NYS Department of Financial Services
Julie Pardini, Government Operations, American Red Cross
Mark Randle, U.S. Small Business Administration

IV. Client Counseling/Best Practices for Advising Clients in Disaster Relief Situations

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  • Document Loss/Replacement Records
  • Banking
  • Consumer Debt/Credit Issues
  • Family
  • Benefits

(1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills)

Professor Tracy L. McGaugh, Touro Law Center
Michelle H. Wildgrube, Esq., Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube P.C.
Philip A. Wellner, Esq., The Law Office of Philip A. Wellner, PLLC
Rolando Gonzalez, Esq., Community Development Project, The Legal Aid Society
Saima Akhtar, Esq., Empire Justice Center
Tara L. Moffett, Esq., Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC

2.0 MCLE Credits(1.0 areas of professional practice, 1.0 skills)

This archived webcast was recorded on November 15, 2012 at the State Bar Center in Albany.

**Please note this program is free for attorneys throughJanuary 31, 2013.In order to receive 2.0 MCLE credits for your participation youmust view the program andsubmit your MCLE Form to the CLE RegistrarbyJanuary 31, 2013.

Newly admitted attorneys may not receive MCLE credit for their participation in CLE webcasts and online programs.

Total Credits: 2.00 | Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00, Skills: 1.00

Non-Member Price: $100.00
Published Date:
  • November 15, 2012
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VD371
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 2.0