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Working Parent Series

This four-part CLE Series is organized by WBASNY WNY’s Working Parents Committee in conjunction with the University at Buffalo School of Law.

CLE: Participants will earn 1.5 NYS Credits in Professional Practice (transitional or non-transitional) for attendance at each of the sessions.


  • UB School of Law and the Office of Career Services
  • WBASNY WNY Working Parents Committee 
  • Akers-DiCenzo Law PLLC

Program Dates

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Becoming a Parent
Program covers laws surrounding fertility treatments and surrogacy.
Featuring Keli Iles-Hernandez, Esq. ‘16 of Rupp Pfazgraf LLC.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Workplace Rights for Pregnant Employees
Program covers pregnancy discrimination, accommodations, miscarriage and abortion protections, and the rights of pregnant workers.
Featuring Caitlin O'Neil ‘15 Esq., Trial Attorney, EEOC and Maureen Kielt, Regional Director, EEOC.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Workplace Rights for Postpartum Employees
Program covers leave rights including FMLA, NYS Paid Leave, legal leave under NYLL, as well as state and federal lactation rights including the new PUMP Act.
Featuring Christina Akers-DiCenzo, Esq. ‘13 of Akers-DiCenzo Law and Anna McCarthy, Esq. ‘15, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP.


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Protecting Your Most Important Asset
Program covers wills, health care proxies and powers of attorney, as well as pre-nup and post-nup agreements regarding your law practice.
Featuring Jillian Brevorka, Esq. of Hodgson Russ LLP.