Law Alumni Association members get an opportunity to attend free or discounted CLE programs such as this one hosted by the UBAA's GOLD Group which featured Trini E. Ross ’92, Jordan L. Walbesser ’10, and Ralph L. Halpern ’53.

Benefits of joining the Law Alumni Association

More benefits than before for 2018-2019 paid members!

Your $75 membership dues include substantial discounts to social, professional and educational opportunities, including:

Benefits:

Discounted CLE Opportunities

  • Discounted unlimited online CLE: LAA members can add a one-year subscription to Cognistar, our online CLE partner, providing unlimited access to a library of continuing legal education courses to meet your biennial reporting requirements. Regularly $295, our members can save $100 by subscribing at a reduced rate of $195. Subscription year commences on the date of purchase.
  • Free CLE on DVD: Paid members who are New York State attorneys may receive a copy of the LAA GOLD Group's annual four hour Ethics CLE on DVD.
  • Free live ethics CLE and breakfast with the Niagara Frontier Corporate Council Association: Learn about Sexual Harassment in the Era of “Me Too.”  Earn two CLE credits on April 24. Come early to socialize with members of the NFCCA including breakfast at the Buffalo Club.
  • Discount on live ethics CLE followed by cocktails with six judges: Paid members receive a $35 discount on March 14 for a one- and- a- half credits on Discovery Practice and Motion Abuse, followed by an open bar and hors d’oeuvres at the Buffalo Club.
  • Free live CLE programs: Western New York attorneys can attend three one- hour CLE programs held in downtown Buffalo, including breakfast and parking-- for free.
  • Rochester members: Free two-hour CLE on March 13 for paid members including lunch on Nuts & Bolts of Depositions: Tips, Perspectives, and Advice on Effective Deposition Practice; also, a free one-hour CLE in the spring followed by a free social reception for paid members.

Access to HeinOnline and Ebsco

Free unlimited online research servicesHeinOnline and EBSCO: The use of these databases, valued at $600, are now available to paid members of the Law Alumni Association through an online portal called Law School Alumni Connect. To obtain a username and password for the Law School Alumni Connect portal, please register online. You will receive email notification once your membership has been verified and your account has been activated.

Discounted Admission to Regional Chapter Events

  • Networking social events for regional alumni:  Meet distinguished guests and judges in New York City, Albany, Rochester, Central New York and Washington, DC. 

Discount Tickets to our Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

  • Paid members receive a $35 discount off their ticket price for our awards dinner May 8. 

Borrowing Privileges at all UB Libraries

LAA members are entitled to a University Libraries courtesy borrower card. Courtesy cards are issued at the Law Library only and permit paid LAA members to check out library materials that circulate from any UB campus library. Contact the Law Library at 716- 645-6765 to schedule a time to have your card issued.

Online database for alumni referrals with option to sign up for the Part 36 List

This new benefit is now under development. Details to follow soon!.