Lisa Reiner, John-Paul Kocot, and Alizabeth Newman


The Community Legal Resource Network

The Community Legal Resource Network, (CLRN) provides innovative support for CUNY Law graduates in having fulfilling, social justice careers from law school through retirement.

Ongoing training and development

At CUNY Law, we believe that your legal education goes far beyond your years in law school. Rather, it is an ongoing process of professional and individual growth for your entire career. We support that professional development by providing continuing legal education courses, mentoring and opportunities to connect with peers.


Our Law Continuing Legal Education courses, or CLEs, provide quality current information and are geared toward issues and themes faced when practicing law in the service of human needs. This year, we plan to launch web-based content to maximize accessibility to CLE sessions.


Experienced CUNY Law alumni generously volunteer to guide new graduates into the practice of law, based on their areas of interest.  We are always looking for interested alumni to pair with graduates. If you would like to be a legal mentor contact CLRN director Alizabeth Newman.

Practice/affinity groups

CLRN connects newer and older alumni to share their experiences and resources, and to discuss the legal issues that arise from practice. Practice groups are based on areas of legal experience, or shared interests, such as CUNY judiciary, motherhood and law, LGBT law, or law and organizing. If you’d like to participate in a group, please send your email, year of graduation, and area of practice to Alizabeth Newman.

Forum/Web-Based Exchange/Listserv

CLRN continues to manage and enhance the web-based forum/listserv, which has been a gathering point and means through which attorneys exchange practice tips, best practices, referrals, office management questions and ideas.  If you’d like to join the web forum, please contact Lisa Reiner.


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