Free Educational Webinars

Below is a collection of recent educational webinars brought to you as a service of the UB Law Alumni Association, to assist you during this unprecedented time. Many of the topics are related to the impact of COVID-19 on the legal practice.

Please note: We cannot provide CLE credit for the viewing of these videos at this time.

link to an May 24 educational program

May 24, 2021 - Focus Groups for Trial Preparation in the Age of COVID - The Law Alumni Association and LAA GOLD Group presented a CLE program featuring Cortney A. Frank, Esq. '17, Richard A. Hall, Esq. '03, Joseph L. Nicastro, Esq. '14, and David J. Wolff '14.

link to an April 22 educational program

April 22, 2021 - What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Estate Planning - The Law Alumni Association and LAA GOLD Group presented a CLE program featuring Frederick J. Gawronski, Esq., Partner, Colligan Law LLP.

video for Pathways to Equity in Legal Education and the Profession

April 16, 2021 - Pathways to Equity in Legal Education and the Profession. This program brought together nearly a dozen educators, judges, practitioners, and activists to discuss ways in which students of color can be better prepared and supported during their journey to become licensed attorneys.

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video presentation on NYS Speedy Trials in the age of COVID-19 and Civil Rights Law

March 24, 2021 - New York Speedy Trial in the Age of COVID-19 and Civil Rights Law §50-A Discovery Update, featuring Kevin M. Stadelmaier, Esq., Chief Attorney for the Criminal Defense Unit of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, and Lori A. Hoffman, Esq., Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo.

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video presentation on Racial Equity in the Courts

March 18, 2021 - Racial Equity in the Courts: A Conversation About Implicit Bias in the Jury Selection Process, presented by the UB Law Alumni Association, the Bar Association of Erie County, the Minority Bar Association and the WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of New York.

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cover screen for Feb. 12 CLE
video presentation on How to read insurance policies

Dec. 3, 2020 - How to Read an Insurance Policy (and Actually Understand it) featuring John R. Ewell, Esq. '16, Associate, Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP.

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Nov. 18, 2020 - Federal Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic featuring Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr., Chief United States District Judge.

video presentation on Racial Inequality and it's impact on mass incarceration

Nov. 5, 2020 -  The Racial and Economic Underpinnings - and Impact - of Mass Incarceration featuring Prof. John Major Eason, UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar (2020-21).

Oct. 28, 2020 -  Diversity & Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession featuring featuring the Hon. Lenora B. Foote-Beavers, Buffalo City Court Judge.

video presentation on cybersecurity trends

Oct. 8, 2020 -  Cybersecurity Trends and Emerging Issues featuring Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq. '07, Partner, Beckage PLLC.

video presentation on hiring and retaining diverse lawyers

Sept. 29, 2020 - How to Hire and Retain Diverse Layers featuring Paulette Brown, Senior Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Locke Lord LLP.

video presentation on voter supression

Sept. 16, 2020 - Voter Suppression: Then and Now, presented by the Monroe County Bar Association, featured speakers were Professors James Gardner (UB School of Law) and Paula Johnson (Syracuse University College of Law).

webinar of the SECURE Act

August 13, 2020 - SECURE ACT Update featuring Nicholas S. Proukou, Esq. ‘13 of Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP.

webinar of how to access free and low-cost legal resources for COVID-19 related materials

July 17, 2020 - How to Access Free and Low Cost Legal Resources for COVID-19 Related Matters featuring Nina Cascio, UB International Law Librarian.

Download material: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.  

cover page of our July 10th CLE presentation on Bankruptcy Court

July 10, 2020 - Business Disputes in Bankruptcy Court in the Era of COVID-19 featuring William F. Savino, Esq. '75, Partner, Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP.

Download materials for July 10 Part 1 and July 10 Part 2.

screenshot of June 26th video.

June 26, 2020 - Taking Control of Your Career in Uncertain Times: 60 Minutes with an Expert Career Coach featuring Elizabeth Hofmeister, founder of B.side Coaching & Consulting LLC, a lawyer and career coach.

Organized by the UB Law Alumni Association and the UB Law Career Services Office.

screenshot of video Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family and Employment-based Immigration, featuring Natalie M. Uhrmacher, Esq. '13.

June 12, 2020 - Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family and Employment-based Immigration featuring Natalie M. Uhrmacher, Esq. '13.

Organized by The University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association and the GOLD Group.

screenshot of June 4th video.

June 4, 2020 - Avoiding Bias and Managing High-Risk Employees Upon Reopening featuring Michael E. Hickey '09, Mary E. Aldridge '18, and Kimberly Wolf Price.

Organized by Bond Schoeneck & King.

screenshot of video How to Remotely Access Free and Low-Cost Research

May 28, 2020 - How to Remotely Access Free and Low-Cost Research, featuring Brian Detweiler.

Organized by the UB Law Library.

screenshot of video "The Payroll Protection Program -What You and Your Clients Should Know"

May 22, 2020 - The Payroll Protection Program -What You and Your Clients Should Know featuring John M. Godwin, Esq. ‘07 and Cheryl A. Jankowski, CPA.

Organized by the UB Law Alumni Association and the GOLD Group.

screenshot of video from our May 21 alumni panel

May 21, 2020 - Lessons from 2008 2010: How to Succeed Despite a Brutal Job Market featuring: Joshua E. Dubs '08; Matthew Feldman '08; Jeffrey P. Gleason '08; Jennifer M. Oliver '07; Jennifer M. Schauerman '10; and Jason Wawro '11.

Organized by the UB Law Alumni Association and the UB Law Career Services Office.

screenshot of video "COVID Interruption Insurance 2020: What's In, What's Out, and What's Coming"

May 7, 2020 - COVID Interruption Insurance 2020: What's In, What's Out, and What's Coming featuring Steven Peiper, Esq. '04.

Organized by the UB Law Alumni Association's GOLD Group and the Bar Association of Erie County's Erie Institute of Law.

screenshot of video "Let's Get Ethical."

April 22, 2020 - Let's Get Ethical: A Roundup of Common Ethical Pitfalls featering: Hon. Richard A. Dollinger;  Gregory J. Huether, Esq; and Laura A. Myers, Esq. '05.

Organized by the UB Law Alumni Association and the Monroe County Bar Center for Education.

screenshot to the video Force Majeure

April 17, 2020 - Force Majeure Clauses: Contractual Performance Amidst a Pandemic featuring Erick Kraemer, Esq.

Organized by the UB Law Alumni Association’s GOLD Group.