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Adam Leitman Bailey Participates in New York State Bar Association Webcast Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy

The New York State Bar Association is pleased to present a free CLE webcast on Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This program will be streamed live from the State Bar Center in Albany.

Geared towards attorneys assisting Superstorm Sandy victims, this program will include an informational overview of state and federal relief programs. Panelists will provide an overview of assistance programs and relief options. Panelists will 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 will carry MCLE credit for attorneys. Panelists will cover legal considerations relative to disaster relief situations. Panelists will 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. Panelists will provide best practices and advice on counseling clients impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

Providing Legal Assistance to Persons Affected by Superstorm Sandy Program Agenda

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration

4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Welcoming Remarks by Seymour W. James, Jr., Esq., President New York State Bar Association

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 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

Darin Checchia, Adjusters International

Stephen T. Surace, CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Adjusters International

Professor Tracy L. McGaugh, Touro Law Center, Moderator

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