Legal Assistance for Environmental Disaster Recovery: Filing Claims with the Office of the NYC Comptroller (OnDemand)
Originally held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
For New York Attorneys: Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in Skills CLE courses in live, nontraditional formats, where questions are allowed during the program (through June 30, 2022 per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).
Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers
New York: 1.5 Skills
New Jersey: 1.8 general
California: 1.5 general
Pennsylvania: 1.5 general
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys
Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/changes_for_2016.shtml.
Between climate change and New York City’s aging infrastructure, disasters pose an increasing threat to New York City residents -- particularly members of environmental justice communities, many of whom lack the resources to pursue meaningful recovery. Members of the legal profession can play an important role in advancing New York City’s resiliency, by supporting fellow New Yorkers so they receive fair compensation for their disaster-related damages. This continuing legal education program will familiarize attorneys with how to represent clients who are filing water damage claims with the Office of the New York City Comptroller. Drawing on their experiences representing clients whose homes flooded with raw sewage after a municipal sewer pipe collapsed, lawyers from the South Ozone Park Sewage Legal Assistance Project will provide an overview of the City’s claims process and give practice tips for navigating each step.
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Natalie Bump Vena, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies, Queens College, CUNY
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Environmental Law, Bethany Davis Noll & L. Margaret Barry, Chairs
Pro Bono & Legal Services, Jessica M. Klein & Nicole L. Fidler, Chairs