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5 CLE Credits for Professional Practice

Friday, October 6, 1-7PM

at CUNY School of Law

2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101


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This conference on climate and environmental justice addresses New York City's post- Sandy experience and the increasingly severe impact of other recent weather occurrences. Featuring speakers from government, community- based organizations, academe, and the broader community, the conference will be built around the issue of urban resilience and will offer a particular lens on accessing community- based knowledge and incorporating community voices in resilience policy making.

The program will include four panel discussions on the topics of Governance for Resilience; Waterfront Resilience: Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Retreat; Rebuilding as Resilience; and Lessons Learned and the Path Forward. It will be followed by a reception.


  • Prof. Shalanda Baker,
    Professor of Law, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University,
    and an affiliate faculty member in Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute
  • Meg Becker,
    Director of Disaster Recovery and Community Development, Citywide Legal Leadership, Legal Services New York City
  • Michael Burger,
    Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University
  • Sam Capasso,
    Hazard Mitigation Branch of FEMA at the Sandy Recovery Office
  • Prof. Leigh Graham,
    Environmental Psychology and Public Management, John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center
  • Prof. Denise Hoffman Brandt
    of CCNY, Spitzer School of Architecture
  • Holly Leicht,
    former HUD Regional Director for New York and New Jersey
  • Adam Parris,
    Executive Director, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay
  • Prof. Laxmi Ramasubramanian,
    Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center, and CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities
  • Joseph Sant,
    Director of Homeowner Services, Center for NYC Neighborhoods
  • Peggy Shepard,
    Executive Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Pamela Soto,
    Research Analyst, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Beryl Thurman,
    Executive Director/President, North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island
  • Daniel Zarrilli
    Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs & Chief Resilience Officer, NYC Office of the Mayor

CLE Credits provided by Community Legal Resource Network at CUNY School of Law

This CLE program is approved for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys. Under Continuing Legal Education regulations, CLE credit will be offered only to those attorneys completing entire sessions; attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit. Attorneys arriving late are welcome to attend the program but will not be eligible for credit. Attorneys must sign in and sign out of the session in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

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