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Upcoming Events
June 26, 2015 --     Bagels with the Boards: Zoning for Solar Energy (More info below)
July 23, 2015 --      Planning and Zoning Summer School (agenda and registration at
Sept. 25, 2015 --    Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD
October 16, 2015 -- Land Use & Zoning for Fair and Accessible Housing 
Oct. 30, 2015 --      Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD
Nov. 20, 2015 --     Bagels with the Boards: topic TBD

Stay abreast of land use and zoning law facing New York municipal boards. Join local officials, planners, attorneys and legal scholars at Touro Law Center on the last Friday of the month for coffee and bagels and a 1-hour CLE.
February  27 - RLUIPA Defense: Avoiding & Defending Against RLUIPA Claims
March 27 - Planning & Zoning for Accessible Communities
May 29 - Planning & Permitting Mobile Broadband Communications Infrastructure: Is It Time To Amend Your Local Code?
June 26 - Zoning for Solar Energy
July - No program
August - No program


Zoning for Solar Energy
Friday, June 26th
8:30 breakfast and registration
9:00 - 10:00 am program
1 CLE credit (Professional Practice)
1 AICP-CM Credit 
Planning and zoning board credits TBD
Faculty: Jessica Bacher is the Executive Director of Pace Law School's Land Use Law Center, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace Law School, and a guest lecturer and project supervisor at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she also manages the School’s Land Use Clinic. Ms. Bacher authors land use features in New York and national publications and has edited numerous books in the fields of Land Use and Real Estate Law.

Program: This presentation will review strategies and best practices for developing a clear, comprehensive, and enforceable solar regulatory framework. The presentation will present sample provisions for permitted uses, dimensional standards, development standards and definitions. In addition, optional provisions, such as solar access and solar ready home requirements will be reviewed. Policymakers who attend will be eligible to receive complementary one-on-one technical support in designing and implementing smart solar policy in their local jurisdiction. Policymakers who attend the Solar Energy program will be eligible to receive complementary one-on-one technical support in designing and implementing smart solar policy in their local jurisdiction.
Each program is certified for 1 CLE credit (Professional Practice) and has certification pending for 1 AICP-CM Credit (Law for the May 29 program; general for the June – program).
The cost for each program is $15 per person, including materials, and continental breakfast. Members of sponsor organizations including the Metro New York Chapter of the American Planning Association are eligible for a discounted rate of $10.
Special thanks to our co-sponsors Farrell Fritz PC, the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the New York Conference of Mayors & Municipal Officials and the New York Association of Towns.

2015 Planning and Zoning Summer School

Thursday, July 23
8:30 am - Registration
9:00 am - 3:45 pm - Program

Speakers and topics include Patricia Salkin on ethics, Mark Schackner on Article 78 challenges, Sarah Adams-Schoen and Paul Beyer on planning and zoning for climate resilience, Sarah Yackel on SEQR, and Frank Fish on ZBA duties.

For complete agenda and registration visit

Cosponsored by the Association of Towns of New York and the New York Planning Federation. Questions? Please contact the Planning Federation at (518) 512-5270 or Patty Kebea at AOT (518) 465-7933.


Land Use & Zoning for Fair and Accessible Housing
Friday, October 16, 2015
9 am - 2 pm
Cosponsored by Long Island Housing Authority.
Agenda and registration will be available shortly.
Touro Law Center is an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.
Pursuant to the requirements of the N.Y. State CLE Board, no partial credit may be awarded and attendees must be present for the entire program.
All Bagels with the Boards will be held at Touro Law Center, 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, adjacent to the Federal Courthouse. Take exit 43A Southern State Parkway, bear right on Carlton Avenue, take right on Spur Drive, take left on Eastview Drive. Touro is on the right hand side. Available parking on both sides of the building.
No confirmation of registration will be sent.
Cancellations: Your registration fee will be refunded if you notify us one week before the scheduled event. Call 631-761-7005.
Financial Hardship Policy: Touro Law Center has a Financial Hardship Policy designed to assist attorneys of limited means in fulfilling their CLE requirements. For specific information, please contact
Americans with Disabilities Act: If you plan to attend the program and need assistance related to a disability, please let us know as soon as possible prior to the program.
Meals: Glatt Kosher dietary rules are observed.
Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice. Touro Law Center is not liable for errors or omissions in the publicity information
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