Tuesday, July 27, 2010

City Bar Summer Series - August 3-5, 2010

The New York City Bar Association is holding its City Bar Summer Series on Tuesday-Thursday, August 3-5 at the NYC Bar located at 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. All programs start at 6:30 p.m. As one of the sponsoring law schools of this program, Touro Law Center alumni and students receive free registration for the series. The following sessions are open for registration. Please click on the links below to learn more about each program and to register:

Technology – Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - http://www.nycbar.org/EventsCalendar/show_event.php?eventid=1442

Immigration– Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - http://www.nycbar.org/EventsCalendar/show_event.php?eventid=1443

Healthcare – Thursday, August 5, 2010 - http://www.nycbar.org/EventsCalendar/show_event.php?eventid=1444

Friday, July 23, 2010

CLE Program - The Immigration Reform Debate: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric

Touro Law Center and the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association present "The Immigration Reform Debate: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric" Continuing Legal Education Program on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at the Law Center in Central Islip.

This CLE program, worth three CLE credits, will provide an overview of Immigration Law and analyze the constitutionality of the recently enacted Arizona Law and other state and local laws designed to address immigration related issues. It will also explore the practical realities, limitations and misconceptions faced in addressing immigration related issues.

Thomas R. Suozzi, former Nassau County Executive, will be the featured speaker. Local judges, lawyers and law professors will also share their expertise in issues relating to immigration law.

The cost of the program is $25, which includes sandwiches, refreshments and CLE credit.

For more information and to register online, visit www.tourolaw.edu or contact Barbara Hakimi at (631) 761-7005 or BHamiki@tourolaw.edu.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Donna Wanser '98 Named July Alum of the Month

Touro Law Center''s Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Donna Wanser has been selected as the alum of the month for July. Ms. Wanser is a leader in her profession, was an active member of the Touro Law community while attending law school, and remains engaged with the law school.

Donna is currently the Vice President of Legal at Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. She has been with the company for nearly ten years, starting with one clerk and now overseeing a department of 24 - including six lawyers. Her legal practice has evolved from specializing solely in real estate to a more broad scope of corporate work including labor/employment law, corporate contracts, managing litigation, etc. In addition to assisting with legal counsel on transactional and employment and labor issues, she has been instrumental in bringing Panda''s real estate legal services to a heightened level of proficiency as well as expanding the License/Franchise practice.

Donna received her B.A. from the University of Maryland and her M.B.A. from Dowling College. During her years at Touro Law, Donna was a member of the International Law Review. Donna is a believer in continuous learning, and she is currently in the dissertation stage of a doctorate program - her dissertation topic is on the emotional intelligence of lawyer leaders and the possible implication in the preparedness in leading the new millennial lawyers.

To read Ms. Wanser's full bio, please click here. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Donna Wanser.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Apply Now for Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program (CLAAP)

The Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program (CLAAP) repays a portion of eligible federal student loan debt for civil legal assistance attorneys who are employed full-time. Five million dollars is now available for distribution to qualified civil legal assistance attorneys. Apply as soon as possible - the Department of Education will commit these funds to eligible civil legal assistance attorneys on a first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information, qualifications and to download an application, please visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/CLAARP.jsp

Completed and signed applications can be returned to the Department of Education as follows:

Fax Number: 1-315-738-6674

Mail: U.S. Department of Education
Civil Legal Assistance Attorney
Student Loan Repayment Program
PO Box 4399
Utica, NY 13504

Overnight mail: Call 1-877-699-1834 for courier/overnight address

Completed and signed applications will be date and time stamped and processed in the order they are received. Do not submit an incomplete application. If the application is denied because it is incomplete, the Department of Education will send a letter explaining the reason it was denied, and a resubmitted request will receive a new date and time stamp.

Additional information is also available at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/resources/student-debt-relief/civil-legal-assistance-attorney-student-loan-repayment-program