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tourocollegejacobd.fuchsberglawcenternewsletterjanuary2014aMgfomhDicoofCiicPogmClinicallegaleducationisaboutprovidinglawstudentswithanexcitingopportunitytohavehands-onpracticalexperienceinthelegalproessionpriortograduating.AtouroLawourClinicsareknownthroughouttheLongIslandcommunityorprovidingmuch-neededqualitylegalassistancetoindividualsandamilieswhowouldotherwisenothaveaccesstosuchhelp.AsaClinicparticipantyouwilllearnunderthedirectionoanexperiencedacultymemberorpractitionersubstantivelawrelatedtotheClinicthatyouareenrolledinaswellaslawyeringskillssuchasinterviewingnegotiatingcounselingandcasemanagement.Youwillbegivenopportunitiestoimproveyourwritingskillsaswellastoappearincourtrepresentingrealpeoplewithreallegalissues.Ourgoalistohelpyoubecomepracticereadysothatwhichevereldolawthatyouenteryouwillbeabletodosowithcondenceknowingyouarereadytohelpothersasarepresentativeothisverynobleproession.ClinicalProgramsOvMiisCopoioOMsCad5000ohVdsvicmmbrighCiicThegrantwillfundaSummerFellowshiptoaddressthecriticalneedsoflocalveterans.TenewlyrevivedVeteransandServicemembersRightsClinicwiththehelpoProgramDirectorProessorKenRosenblumhashitthegroundrunningandisrepresentingVietnamIraqandAghanistanveteransinarangeomatters.Tissemesterstudentshaveworkedondischargereviewcorrectionomedicalrecordsdebtrelieanddriverslicenserenewals.TeyhavealsohelpedveteransjoinotherorganizationsinaskingNewYorkStateSenatorLeeZeldintoseektheappointmentoadedicatedrepresentativeintheDepartmentoMotorVehiclesDMVwhowillcreateamoreupdatedpolicyonveteransrenewalotheirdriverslicenses.Frequentdeploymentsandaddresschangesoencauselicensesuspensionandrenewalproblemsormanyservicemembers.StudentsalsoworkwithagenciestohelpsponsorlegislationorhomelessorindigentvetsthatwouldgivejudgesinspecializedVeteransreatmentcourtsthediscretiontowaiveormodiymandatorysurchargesthereareanestimated5000homelessveteransinSufolkCountyalone.InearlyNovembertheclinicbeganhostingregularmonthlylegalassistanceworkshopsattheVeteransAdministrationinNorthport.smmFowokigihCiicASienaCollegePre-LawMentorSummerFellowshipwasawardedtotwostudentsAndrewFedericoandAlyssaLowelltoworkwithourclinicsthispastsummer.AndrewworkedwiththeDisasterRelieClinicandAlyssawaspartotheSeniorCitizensLawProgram.Tisisthesecondyearthatourowasinvolvedwiththisveryinnovativeprogramthathasbroughttousdedicatedstudentswithacommitmenttobepartothepracticeolawandtosocialjustice.TouroLawCenterispleasedtowelcomeAssociateProfessorLeifRubinsteinasthenewActingDirectoroftheClinicalPrograms. IhwkofsdodatetheDisasterRelieClinichashelpedover1500LongIslandresidentswithSandy-relatedlegalissues.StudentclinicianshaveresearchedseveraldozensolegalandpolicyissuesimpactingSandyvictimsincludingdraingamemorandumoGoodSamaritanlawsornonprotsandresearchingthestatehomebuyoutandgrantprogramsoilspilllawsandremediationFEMAdisasterassistanceregulationsandcaselawandederalfoodinsurancelawandregulations.TeclinichascreatedaninsurancechecklistorthepublicandNewYork-legalservicesproviderswithsampleormletterstosendtoinsurersinordertocomplywithcertainpolicydeadlines.TeyhavedevelopedamutualreerralnetworkbetweentheclinicandotherdisasterrelienonprotssuchasFEGSHealthandHumanServiceswithaFEGSdisastercasemanagerworkingdirectlyoutothelawschool.ClInICalPrOgraMsnewsletterjanuary2014LLMStudentsfromDukeLawSchoolvisitedTouroLawCentersDisasterReliefClinictoworkwithHurricaneSandyvictims.TheyhadtheopportunitytoworkwithstudentsfromYorkUKSt.ThomasPhoenixUniversityandSienaCollege.SenatorSchumerandTouroLawDeanPatriciaSalkinwithClinicalFacultyandstudentsatapressconferencetobringawarenesstoFEMAdeadlines. Aspartoourdesiretoprovidestudentswithasmanychoicesaspossibleseveralclinicswillundergotransormationsandweareplanningentirelynewclinicalprograms.TeMortgageForeclosureandBankruptcyClinicwillbecometwoseparateclinicsinthespringwithProessorLeiRubinsteinDirectoroClinicalProgramscontinuingwiththeBankruptcyClinicandAdjunctProessorMelissaGreenbergersupervisingstudentsintheMortgageForeclosureClinic.ProessorWilliamBrooksisdevelopinganewclinictoreplacetheexistingCivilRightsLitigationClinicandProessorJonathanEzorisnalizingplansoranexcitingnewechnologyStartupBusinessClinic.Ourclinicdirectorsarealwaysavailabletodiscusstheirclinicswithyou.Stopbyanytimetovisitusormoreinormation.AnddontorgetregistrationortheFall2014semesterwillbegininMarch.edlCiicsdCompiodMohCommimSometimesourclientscircumstancesareheartbreakingandtheirplightimpelsourstudentstoextraordinaryeorts.Suchwasthecasethispastyearwithoneoourelderlyclientsandthemultipleteamsostudentswhoassistedher.Ourclientwasa92-yearoldwomanwhowaslivinginhersonshomecaringorhimbecausehesueredromearly-onsetAlzheimersDisease.Althoughalertandstrong-willedshehadherownmedicalproblemsandcaringorhimwasademandingresponsibility.Butshewaspainullyawarethatatherageherabilitytocareorhimwaslimitedandshewantedtosetuplegalarrangementstocareorhimwhenshenolongercould.Ourstudentswereawedbyherresolveanddeterminedtohelpherasshehadgiveneverythingshehadtohelptohersonshenolongerhadassetshealthoranyamilytoassist.Atrsttheypreparedapetitionorguardianshiptoenablehertobecomehisguardianandthentogetherwiththeclientsoughtoutanotherpersonwhowouldactasthestandbyguardiantoactintheuture.Notsurprisinglytheclientwasdistraughtattheprospectotestiyingabouthersonsconditionandsheworriedabouthimconstantly.AsthehearingapproachedthestudentsattendedameetingwiththeCourtEvaluatorpreparedherorhertestimonyatthehearingaccompaniedhertothehearinganddraedallthedocumentsneededtoaccomplishtheguardianship.Asmuchasthestudentslearnedaboutthelegalprocessoguardianshiptheylearnedequallyaboutamilydevotionthetenacityotheelderlyandthenecessityotreatingclientswithpatienceanddignity.Sadlyaewmonthslaterthesonsconditiondeterioratedandanewteamostudentsassistedherwhenshewascompelledtomovehimtoanursinghomeormoreintensivecare.NowthathewasinanursinghomestudentshadtorepresentherinaclaimorMedicaidcoverageorhersonandassistedhertosellhishome.UnortunatelyhermeagerincomewasinsufcienttomaintainthehomesoithadtobesoldnecessitatinglegalhelpbyanewgroupostudentstoapplytotheCourtorpermissiontosellthehome.AgaindedicatedstudentspreparedthesalescontractdraedtheapplicationtothecourthelpedherprepareorthehearingaccompaniedhertothehearinganddraedthedocumentsapprovingasaleandestablishingaSpecialNeedsrustortheson.Howeverthiselderlywomanalonewithoutamilyandnoundscouldnotmanagethephysicalaspectsothemove.Althoughshewasresourceulenoughtondsomebuyersorsomepersonalitemspackingmovingandmakingallthearrangementsassociatedwithamovewastoodemanding.AgainElderlawClinicstudentscametoherrescue.NotonlydidtheteamoMatthewGordonandMatthewLeonhardtescorthertolookatapossiblenewhometheyarrangedorheradmissiontoanassistedlivingresidencepackedupherpersonalthingspackageditemstobetakentotheSalvationArmyandpersonallydroveherandherpossessionstohernewhomehelpinghergetsettled.AerallthisphysicallabornalizingthedocumentsortheclosingandattendingtheclosingwiththePro.Artusiowastheeasypartbuttheystayedwiththeirclientthroughoutanexhaustingdaywhenshesaidgoodbyetothehomewhereshehadorsomanyyearsdevotedherseltocaringorherson.Terearemorelegaltaskstodoorthisclientandweknowthatthenextteamostudentswillassistherwiththesamediligenceandcompassionasstudentsbeore.Maybeasmuchbendingliingandcarryingwontberequiredbutourstudentswillbeasproessionalandempatheticasthosewhohavehelpedhertothispoint.nPomComiohCiicClInICalPrOgraMsnewsletterjanuary2014Itsnevertooearlytostartthinkingaboutwhichclinicsyoumaybeinterestedin.AtTouroLawCenteritisourgoaltoprovideeverystudentwithatleastoneclinicalorexternshipexperience. ClInICalPrOgraMsnewsletterjanuary2014CivirihfohModwodSince1989theCivilRightsClinichasbeenaleadingforceinthemovementtoprovideprotectionandadvocacyforthosewhohavebeendiagnosedasmentallyillsettingfederalprecedentsinthearea.Tecontinueddownturnhascreateddeepnancialdistress.Telossojobstheshrinkingocredittheincreasingnumberolayosinboththeprivateandpublicsectorsthedeclineinthehousingmarketandthereductionobusinessactivityhasresultedinprooundhardshiporlargesegmentsothepopulation.TeMortgageForeclosureClinicseekstoassistlocalresidentswhoarevictimsotheeconomicdownturn.StudentsnegotiatemortgagemodicationsappearinNewYorkSupremeCourtatmandatoryForeclosureSettlementConerencesandresearchanddralitigationdocuments.TeBankruptcyClinicrepresentsclientsinpersonalbankruptcyproceedingsinederalcourtandcounseldebtorsonavailablealternativestobankruptcy.Studentsalsointerviewandcounselclientsinvestigateactsreviewnancialrecordsandnegotiateonbehalotheirclients.LisaVegaandKimSaastoworkingwithPro.WilliamBrooksarepursuinganappealtotheSecondCircuitinPetronev.HamptonBaysUnionFreeSchoolDistrict2013U.S.Dist.LEXIS97292E.D.N.Y.July102013.TislawsuitisadiscriminationcaseundertheAmericanswithDisabilitiesActinwhichtheplaintiarst-yearteacherwhosueredromgeneralizedanxietydisorderandpanicdisorderallegedthatthedeendantviolatedtheADAwhenitorcedhimtoresignaerherequestedanadditionalnumberosickdayswhenhewasmaniestingthesymptomsomentalillness.WhileanumberocircuitcourtsanddistrictcourtswithintheSecondCircuithaveheldthatanextendedamountosickdaysconstitutesareasonableaccommodationundertheADAtheSecondCircuithasyettoaddressthisissue.Perhapsmoresignicantlyresearchsoarhasrevealedthatthecircuitcourthasaddressedtheissueowhethertheailuretoprovideaspecicdateoreturnrendersitanotherwisereasonablerequesttoextendtheamountosickdays.AeramiliarizingthemselveswiththelongsummaryjudgmentmotionLisaandKimthenexhaustedallcaselawontheissueathandaswellastheissueowhetherareasonablejurycouldconcludethatthedeendantactedwithimpermissibleanimuswhenitorcedtheplaintitoresign.Tebriewasdueinmid-November.MoFocodBkpcCiicrpodoCiiRecentlyoneofourstudentsrepresentedaclientwhohadbeenservedwithapetitiondemandingthathiswifebegivenfullcustodyoftheirchild.TeclientwasintheU.S.onastudentvisaromHaititoattendagraduateprogram.HewasplanningonleavingtheU.S.attheendoMay2013buthewantedtoretainsomeparentalrights.Testudentworkingonthecaseparticipatedinseveralin-depthconsultationsconsideringthatthemulti-nationalaspectsothiscasecomplicatedthestrategyandinfuencedtheclientsobjectives.Testudentwasentirelyproessionalandnegotiatedanexcellentsettlementorourclientwhileclearlyexplainingitstermsandrestrictions.TeclientalsobenetedromourosdiversestudentbodybecausethisstudentsknowledgeoCreoleandtheHaitiancultureimprovedourservicestothisclient.lDiviihFmilCiic Mhwlonhd14IhavebeenworkingintheElderlawClinicsincethebeginningothesummerandmyexperiencehasbeennothingshortoeye-opening.CertainlybeingabletoworkinanofcethatocusesinanareaolawwhichIwouldliketopursueintheutureisanidealsituation.DuringmytimehereIhavebeenabletopickuponcertainnuancesothelegalproessionaswellasmasteringskillsnecessarytounctionasacapableattorney.ItisanincredibleanduniqueeelingtobeabletohelpaclientachievethegoalsthattheclientsetpriortocomingtotheElderLawClinicorassistance.FromaidingaclientinobtainingguardianshipoveralovedonetoprotectingtheinterestsoanindividualwhocannolongerdeendhisherseltogoingaboveandbeyondthelegaldutybyaidingclientswithmattersthatarehumanitarianinnatureandunrelatedtoElderLaw-theabilitytointeractwithclientsandeellikeyouhavemadeapositivedierenceintheirlivesisthereasonthatIlooktoenterthelegalproession.IcouldnotbemoreproudotheworkthatIhavedonethusarandcannotwaittobuildupontherootsandskillsthatIhaveestablishedhereintheElderLawCliniclongintotheuture.ChiinKno14ParticipatingintheVeteransandServicemembersRightsClinichasbeenoneomybestexperiencesinlawschool.NotonlyamIlearningnewareasolawbutIamalsogaininginvaluablehandsonexperience.DeanRosenblumwhosupervisestheclinichasgoneaboveandbeyondinprovidinguswithsuchamazinglearningopportunitiesandhasintroducedustosomeothemostinuentialpeopleintheareaoVeteranslaw.IthinkIcanspeakonbehaloallthestudentsintheclinicwhenIsaythattheworkwehavedonehasbeeninspiringmotivatingandheartwarming.lwncZc14AerstartingmyinternshipintheDisasterRelieClinicIquicklyrealizeditsimpactandvaluetheexperienceotheacultyandstaisunrivaled.Notonlyisthisclinicalprogramprovidingexcellentprobonoserviceswithinitspracticeareasbutthecollaborationotheclinicsalsoalloworinterdisciplinaryreerrals.ManyotheclientsseenbyoneclinicoenhavemultipleissuesegaSandyclientwhoalsohappenstobeelderlyorishavingoreclosureissuescoupledwithaninsuranceclaim.Teacultyandstaallworkseamlesslyincollaboration.Iamcondentthatmytimespentherewillpaydividendsinmycareer.Iwouldstronglyencouragemycolleaguestotakeadvantageotheopportunity.sCiimi14WorkingintheFamilyLawClinichasbeenaninvaluableexperience.IthasallowedmeandmycolleaguestotakewhatwevepreviouslylearnedinFamilyViolenceandFamilyLawclassesanduseourknowledgetohelprealclients.Teclinichasprovideduswiththeopportunitytomeetandinterviewclientsdrapetitionsanddocumentsandrepresentclientsontherecordincourtproceedings.TeFamilyLawClinicrunslikeitsownlittleefcientlawrmitisawonderulexperiencetohelpstudentsdeterminewhetherornottheyareinterestedinpursuingacareerinFamilyLawintheuture.sphnirmiz13MytimeattheMortgageForeclosureandBankruptcyClinicasastudentinternhashelpedtourtherhonemyclientcommunicationskills.Ihavehadanopportunitytomeetwithclientsandassesstheirneedsonaoneononebasis.Becauseoreclosureisapersonalprocesseachomyclientsrequiredapersonalizedapproached.TrougheachloanmodicationIsubmittedIgainedaworkingknowledgeothesystem.ArmedwiththisinormationIhavebeenabletocounselmyclientsontheappropriatemethodsandprocedurestosubmitasuccessulloanmodication.AdditionallybyattendingsettlementconerencesIhavelearnedrsthandhowloanmodicationsarereviewed.FurthermoreIwasabletobroadenmyunderstandingotheHomeAordableModicationProgramHAMPandreducecommonerrorsthatareassociatedwithmodicationapplications.Workingintheclinichasbeenawonderulexperienceorme.Ihavebeenabletolearnromthegroundupandstickaroundlongenoughtoseetheresults.Teclinichasallowedmetoworkhands-onmorethananyotherinternshipIhavebeenaparto.Anadditionalbenethasbeenmyabilitytoaddressotherissuesinsuchproceedings.Iamtrulythankulortheclinicmoldingmeproessionally.StudentsReectontheClinicalExperienceTeSmallBusinessandNotorProtLawClinicenablesstudentstoengageinthepracticeobasiccorporateandnon-protlawwhilehelpingcommunitygroupsaccomplishimportantgoals.Studentsadvisegroupsonappropriateormsoorganizationandprovideongoinglegalservicesinmatterssuchascreationocorporatestructureandby-lawsapplicationsortax-exemptstatuscompliancewithederalstateandlocallawsundraisingadviceaboutboardandvolunteerliabilityrestrictionsonlobbyingandgovernmentlings.TenewlyaddedSmallBusinesscomponentwillpermitstudentstocounsellocalsmallbusinessownersinavarietyoareassuchasleasenegotiationpermitapplicationsandlicensingrequirements.OneothemanyaccomplishmentsothisclinicistheenderLovingCareLCCommunityFunda501c3organizationcreatedbytheouroCommunitytoassiststudentsinnancialdifculty.Teprogramhelpsstudentswithnancialneedsanditissupportedbytheentireschoolsacultysta.SmallBusinessandNot-for-ProtTransactionalExperienceanOundingCompmnotouoevningPogm 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