New York City at a Crossroads: The Role of Civil Legal Services in Preserving Diverse Communities

Conference Agenda and Materials

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Keynote Address: Honorable Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Plenary Panel

Panelists:      Steven Banks, HRA Commissioner

                       Julissa Ferreras, New York City Council Member

                       Rory Lancman, New York City Council Member

                       Jumaane D. Williams, New York City Council Member

10:45 AM – 12:35 PM: Workshop Session 1

(Dining Room) Reimagining Rezonings: Organizing and Legal Strategies to Support Equitable Neighborhood Change
(Room 25J) Best Practices for Breach of Lease Collection Actions
(Room 25K) Criminal Law for the Civil Practitioner: Understanding and Navigating NYC's Criminal Justice System
(Room 25A) Organizing and Representing Tenants Groups: HP Proceedings, 7A Cases, Rent Strikes and Harassment Cases

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch and Remarks by

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker New York City Council

1:45 PM – 3:35 PM: Workshop Session 2

(Room 25F) Maximizing Benefits and Protecting the Rights of Low Income and Regulated Tenants of 421-a Buildings

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Workshop Session 3

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Closing Reception