WBASNY Convention 2023 Registration Brochure
WBASNY 2023 Convention
June 1– 4
W OMEN ’ S B AR A SSOCIATION OF THE S TATEOF N EW Y ORK S CHEDULE A T A G LANCE
T HURSDAY , J UNE 1 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. F RIDAY , J UNE 2 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Check - In and Registration Evening in the Gardens Event
Hershey Chocolate World Excursion
Check - in and Registration
Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting (invite only)
Continuing Legal Education Programs � Demystifying the New York State Court of Claims � LGBTQ+ Issues Through the Lens of Bowers v. Hardwick
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Continuing Legal Education Programs � Strengthening Your Business with Employment - based Immigration � I Said It. I Mean It. So Honor It.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. S ATURDAY , J UNE 3 7:00 a.m - 8:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. S UNDAY , J UNE 4 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Networking & Relaxation
Outgoing President’s Reception
Morning Meditation Continental Breakfast
Check - In and Registration Continuing Legal Education Programs � Long Term Care Planning in New York
� No - Fault Insurance: Preserving Lost Earnings Claims
Continuing Legal Education Programs � Bias and Discrimination in the New York Courts � Paid Surrogacy in the State of New York
Women Judges’ Meeting
Hershey History Special Excursion
Networking & Relaxation
Cocktail Reception Installation Dinner
Incoming President’s Reception
Annual Meeting Breakfast (Plenary Session)
F RIDAY , J UNE 2, 2023
S TRENGTHENING Y OUR B USINESS WITH E MPLOYMENT - BASED I MMIGRATION ( 1.0 HOUR ) This presentation focuses on employment - based immigration options for foreign national students/professionals and the companies that sponsor them. The U.S. system is incredibly restrictive and nuanced. We’ll discuss how US companies can utilize the various visa options to remain competitive in today’s global workforce, taking attendees through a typical immigration journey of a young foreign student - turned professional, explaining the employment sponsored options under the F - 1 student category, H - 1B visa lottery and the PERM green card process. Speaker: Jennifer Behm, Esq. LGBTQ+ I SSUES T HROUGH THE L ENSOF B OWERSV . H ARWICKAND R ELATED C ASES ( 1.5 HOURS ) This CLE will examine the case of Bowers v. Hardwick, a landmark decision that limited rights for the LGBTQ+ com munity wherein Justice Burger, in his concurring opinion, noted that “condemnation” is “firmly rooted in Judeo Christian moral and ethical standards”. The focus for this program will be to examine if he was correct in his beliefs and how these views have impacted subsequent cases before the Supreme Court. The class will also look at Law rence v. Texas, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the recently argued 303 Crea tive LLC v. Elenis. Speakers: John F.K. Coffey, Esq., Andrea F. Composto, Esq. I S AID I T . I M EANT I T . S O H ONOR I T . (1.0 HOUR ) Advance directives are recognized as a tool for individuals to express their wishes regarding their health care when they are unable to speak for themselves, including decisions that will hasten death however, serious problems re main. There is uncertainty about the level of capacity required to execute advance directives, health care providers frequently do not honor patient directions and the courts have not held refusing physicians liable for their failure to honor patient choice - but all this may be changing. In this presentation, the presenter will discuss the current state of the law regarding honoring patient choice with respect to health care decisions at the end of life; effective drafting of advance directives; how Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could affect 50 years of progress in ex panding patient rights at the end of life; the new health care directive regarding natural feeding of advanced dementia patients; and what it is, it’s legality and the ethical issues. Speaker: Peter J. Strauss, Esq. WBASNY is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. All programs are transitional. Financial hardship scholarship: Full and partial scholarships for these programs based on financial need are available. A written request must be forwarded to the WBASNY President, Post Office Box 936, New York, NY 10024 - 0546. All requests are confidential. D EMYSTIFYING THE N EW Y ORK S TATE C OURTOF C LAIMS (1.5 HOURS ) This session will provide an introduction to the New York State Court of Claims. Two Court of Claims judges will dis cuss the Court of Claims Act, the types of cases heard by the Court, and some distinctions between Supreme Court and Court of Claims practice, among other matters. Speakers: Hon. Catherine E. Leahy - Scott, Hon. Maureen T. Liccione
S ATURDAY , J UNE 3, 2023
L ONG T ERM C ARE P LANNING IN N EW Y ORK (1.5 HOURS ) This presentation will help attorneys understand the practical and legal aspects of long - term care planning in New York, which can benefit not only their clients but also the attorneys and their families personally. The discussion will cover long term care insurance, private pay options and costs, Medicaid and hybrid options. Speaker: Lissett Ferreira, Esq. N O - F AULT I NSURANCE : P RESERVING L OST E ARNING C LAIMS ( 1.0 HOUR ) This CLE is intended for the experienced and occasional personal injury practitioner, as well as the general practitioner who are asked questions about No Fault. This CLE is needed so lawyers recognize the basics of preserving their clients’ No Fault wage claims. Speaker: Jeanne M. Vinal, Esq. B IAS AND D ISCRIMINATION IN THE N EW Y ORK C OURTS : F ORMULATING A S OLUTION (1.0 HOUR ) Hon. Edwina G. Richardson - Mendelson, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives, leads the New York State Unified Court System’s Equal Justice in the Courts efforts to combat racial, gender - based and all other forms of discrimina tion, promote diversity and transparency, and implement the recommendations of both the Special Adviser’s Report on Equal Justice and the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts 2020 Gender Survey. DCAJ Richardson - Mendelson will provide a historical overview of these statewide implementation efforts, as well as highlight the many local programs currently administered by Equal Justice Committees located in each judicial district. This session will also provide an opportunity for in - depth analysis of and interactive hypotheticals on the ethical rules governing judges, lawyers and non judicial staff as they relate to issues of bias, discrimination and harassment. Speaker: Hon. Edwina G. Richardson - Mendelson P AID S URROGACY IN THE S TATE OF N EW Y ORK (1.0 HOUR ) For decades in the state of New York, surrogacy was not recognized as a legalized option for prospective parents. Recognizing its importance and a need for a comprehensive surrogacy law, the Child Parent Security Act (the “CPSA”) came into effect on February 15, 2021. For the first time, the residents of New York state were provided a legalized framework to become parents through the surrogacy process. Although the CPSA has been praised for its thorough protections it affords to involved parties, there have been many questions surrounding the statute in prac tice. What are the eligibility requirements for the intended parents and the prospective surrogate? How are the intend ed parents and surrogate matched with each other? What is included in a surrogacy agreement? What does the court process look like? The presenters will answer all these questions and more. Speakers: Margaret Donohoe, Esq., Paul Talbert, Esq. WBASNY is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. All programs are transitional. Financial hardship scholarship: Full and partial scholarships for these programs based on financial need are available. A written request must be forwarded to the WBASNY President, Post Office Box 936, New York, NY 10024 - 0546. All requests are confidential.
Hotel Accommodations Hershey Lodge, known as "The Great American Meeting Place" and said to be located in the “Sweetest Place on Earth”, is a resort that has been building a tradition of excellent accommodations and fine service for over 50 years! The welcoming and “feels like home” atmosphere makes the Hershey Lodge an ideal vacation retreat and meeting destination.
Built in 1967, the resort offers 665 premium guest rooms and deluxe suites that are the perfect getaway for both business and leisure travel alike. Guests enjoy spacious and unique accommodations complete with choco late - themed artwork and décor, and Lodge amenities include complimen tary in - room Wi - Fi, refrigerator, coffee maker with coffee and tea selection, flat screen TV, iPod alarm clock, complimentary local and toll - free tele phone calls, and Hershey's Kisses turndown service upon request.
Additional accommodations include complimentary self - parking, complimentary electric vehicle charging stations, valet parking for a nightly fee of $27, on - site vehicle rental agency, Business Center and a moth ers' nursing room. Hershey Lodge also offers a variety of activities to make your stay an extraordinary experience. You can enjoy a swim in the out - door swimming pool or splash around at the indoor water park, play mini golf, bas ketball or tennis, workout in the fitness center, play games in the arcade, or simply relax with a spa treat ment at the Melt Spa. The more adventurous can book a unique experience with Adventure Explorations, such as rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, sporting clays and more. On - site dining includes the Fire & Grain, Revelry Chophouse, Hershey Grill and The Bear’s Den, or you can grab a coffee and snack at the Cocoa Beanery. Escape to this warm and gracious setting, relaxed environment and sweet hospitality for Convention 2023! Hershey Lodge is conveniently located in close proximity to New York at 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. Tel: (844) 3301802. Fax: (717) 533 - 9642. Website: www.hersheylodge.com. Local Attractions Nearby attractions include Hershey Park, Tanger Outlets, Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction, Hershey Golf Club, Hershey Gardens, Hershey Theatre, Milton Hershey School, The Hershey Story: The Museum, Hershey Theatre, Cullari Vineyards & Winery, Tröegs Independent Brewery, ACAA Museum, Art on Derry, Echo Dell - Indian Echo Caverns, Harris Tower Railroad Museum, National Civil War Museum, Gettysburg, and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park. Travel Arrangements Bus and Train: Greyhound bus and Amtrak train Keystone and Pennsylvanian service is available from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and New York City to Harrisburg. Taxi: Harrisburg Taxi - (717) 963 - 2677 and Keystone Cab Service - (717) 234 - 4400.
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Social Responsibility Project We invite you to participate in this year’s social responsibility project, which will benefit Domestic Violence Inter vention of Lebanon County, Inc., a facility located just outside of Hershey serving victims of domestic violence. The list of items needed include personal size hair products (ethnic) such as gel, leave - in conditioner and oils, feminine wash, hand sanitizer and lotion (both hand and body). Target and WalMart gifts cards up to a maximum amount of $25.00 per card are also welcome and accepted. Please join us in helping domestic violence victims in our host state and make this year’s Social Responsibility Project a success! Hershey Gardens and Butterfly Atrium Event The Thursday night opening event is being held at Hershey Gardens, which opened in 1937 at Milton Her shey’s request to create “a nice garden of roses.” Overlooking the town of Her shey, Hershey Gardens features 23 acres of breathtaking, various themed gar dens, including over 5,000 roses, a stately collection of rare signature trees and an indoor tropical Butterfly Atrium. Stroll the gardens while enjoying dinner and cocktails, and visit the Butterfly House, where you will walk among hun dreds of rare butterflies from around the world, in a tropical setting that features colorful plants and a soothing water accent. Duration - 2 hours. Golf Outing Join WBASNY members, family and guests at our annual convention play for fun golf outing at the Hershey Country Club West Course. We are once again offering a group golf lesson clinic in addition to the 9 - hole play. This is a par - 73 course that was designed in 1930 with tree - lined fairways, lush greens and challenging hazards. The pros will supply clubs for those participating in the clinic - students need only bring their sneak ers and a positive attitude - and clinic participants will be able to sign up to play 9 holes if they desire. Dura tion 4.0 hours. Hershey Chocolate World Excursion
Immerse yourself in an authentic Hershey’s factory experience by creating your own candy bar before boarding the Hershey Trolley Works trolley for a unique and educational tour of Hershey. Listen to the charismatic conductors share the history and incredible - but - true stories about Milton Hershey and his HERSHEY'S Choco late as you tour the historic landmarks outside your trolley window on your way to
the Hershey Chocolate Factory tour ride, where you will learn how tropical cocoa beans become world - famous Hershey’s chocolate! Duration - 3 hours.
Hershey History Special Excursion Join us for a rare opportunity to tour High Point Mansion, the home of Milton and Catherine Hershey. Experience the property’s historic grandeur, from the graceful
rounded entry hall to the octagonal breakfast room. Admire many original furnishings while listening to sto ries of how Mr. and Mrs. Hershey lived and entertained in their gracious home. At the Hershey Story Muse um you will participate in a “chocolate lab”, during which you will explore the unique qualities of chocolate in a hands - on chocolate making class, followed by a tour of the Museum. Duration - 3 hours. Morning Meditation Diana Gianturco will lead morning meditation sessions that will help you to be focused, content and optimis tic, and set the tone for your entire day. You will participate in this meditation from the comfort of your own room, via Zoom. Healthy Walk Join Damara Fredette, WBASNY Convention Co - Chair, for fitness walks each morning. Participants will meet in front of the hotel at 7:00 am. Duration: 45 minutes - 1 hour.
2023 Award Recipients
Betty Weinberg Ellerin Mentor Award Hon. Sylvia Hinds - Radix (Brooklyn) Doris S. Hoffman Medal Hon. Edwina G. Richardson - Mendelson (New York) Joan L. Ellenbogen Founders Award Hon. Karen B. Wolff (Staten Island) Marilyn R. Menge Award Amanda B. Norejko, Esq. (New York) Doris S. Hoffman Outstanding New Lawyer Award Senovia M. Moncada, Esq. (Rochester) Hanna S. Cohn Pro Bono Award Amy Saltzman, Esq. (New York) Stephanie E. Kupferman Juvenile Justice Award Roberta Fox, Esq. (Nassau) Judith S. Kaye Access to Justice Award
Hon. Sherri L. Eisenpress (Rockland) 2023 - 2024 Incoming Officers Dawn A. Lott, Esq. – President
Marea L. Wachsman, Esq. – President - Elect Simone M. Freeman, Esq. - Vice - President Rebekah Nellis Kennedy, Esq. – Vice President Lisa Noroian, Esq. – Vice President Elise L. Cassar, Esq. – Corresponding Secretary Teresa Nuccio, Esq. – Recording Secretary Madison Porzio, Esq. – Treasurer
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C ONVENTION 2023 Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania June 1 - 4, 2023 R EGISTRATION F ORM ( F ORM MUST BE RECEIVED BY M AY 19, 2023) WBASNY Members registering by May 5th will receive a $50.00 discount on the weekend convention package
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R EGISTRATION F EES
� Weekend Convention Package: (Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4) Includes Friday and Saturday Continuing Legal Education Programs, Refreshment Breaks, Friday Reception and Awards Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Reception and Installation Dinner, and Sunday Plenary Breakfast Meeting � 1 Day / 1 Night Convention Package: (Friday, June 2 - Saturday, June 3) Includes Friday Continuing Legal Education Programs, Refreshment Break, Friday Reception and Awards Dinner, and Saturday Breakfast � 1 Day / 1 Night Convention Package: (Saturday, June 3 - Sunday, June 4) Includes Saturday Continuing Legal Education Programs, Refreshment Break, Saturday Reception and Installation Dinner, and Sunday Plenary Breakfast Meeting � Guest Convention Package: (Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4) Includes Refreshment Breaks, Friday Reception and Awards Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Reception and Installation Dinner, Sunday Plenary Breakfast Meeting, and Convention Commemorative Tote Bag and Gift Items Name of Adult Guest(s): ________________________________________________________
$ 450 = $ _________
$ 300 = $ _________
$ 300 = $ _________
$ 375 = $ _________
�� Early Registration Discount — May 5 deadline, deduct $50.00 (Valid only for members registering for the weekend convention package)
- $ 50 = $ _________
Please note that registration fees do not include hotel accommodations. All room reservations must be made individually through the hotel’s reservation link located on the WBASNY website - www.wbasny.org. In order to reserve a room at the hotel, attendees must register for a Convention package or your room at the hotel will be cancelled.
SUBTOTAL = $ _________
� Weekend Children’s Package (12 and under): (Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4) Includes Refreshment Breaks, Friday Reception and Awards Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Reception and Installation Dinner, and Sunday Plenary Breakfast Meeting Name(s) of Child(ren): __________________________________________________________
$ 125 = $ _________
CLE P ROGRAMS AND S EMINARS — I plan to attend the following CLE programs:
Friday, June 2
Saturday, June 3
�� Demystiying the New York State Court of Claims �� LGBTQ+ Issues Through the Lens of Bowers v. Hardwick
�� Long Term Care Planning in New York �� No - Fault Insurance: Preserving Lost Earnings Claims �� Bias and Discimination in the New York Courts �� Paid Surrogacy in the State of New York
�� I Said It. I Mean It. So Honor It.
�� Strengthening Your Business Employment - based Immigration
I NDIVIDUAL F UNCTIONS
Thursday Evening in the Gardens Event
#____X $ 60
= $ _________
Friday Golf Outing Friday Golf Clinic
# ____ X $
#____X $ 85 #____X $ 35 # ____ X $ 150
= $ _________ = $ _________ = $ _________
� Friday Hershey Chocolate World Excursion (space is limited to 40)
Friday Reception and Dinner
Name of Adult Guest(s): ________________________________________________________ � Saturday Hershey History Special Excursion (space is limited to 25)
# ____ X $ 35 # ____ X $ 150
= $ _________ = $ _________
Saturday Reception and Dinner
Name of Adult Guest(s): ________________________________________________________ � Continuing Legal Education (per program) (Please indicate which CLE you plan to attend)
#____X $ 75
= $ _________
Please indicate any special needs: � vegetarian meals � vegan meals
PAYMENT: � Enclosed is my check, made payable to “WBASNY”, together with my registration form. Mail to: WBASNY Convention 2023, Post Office Box 936, Planetarium Station, New York, NY 10024 - 0546. � Please charge to: American Express _____ MasterCard _____ Visa _____ Name on Card: _____________________________________________________ Billing Address: _____________________________________________________ Card #: _____________________________________________ Expiration Date: _______ / _______ Signature: ___________________________________________ CVS#: __________ � If paying by credit card, you may fax your registration to: (212) 721 - 1620 or register on - line at: www.wbasny.org. � Inquiries should be directed to: Linda Chiaverini at (212) 362 - 4445 or email@example.com.
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