New York CLE Research Programming Service

“I was more than a little nervous when approached by Janice E. Henderson about partnering with LLAGNY to provide CLE credit presentations.  Janice and her able team – Toni Aiello, Mary Godfrey-Rickards, Yasmin Sokkar Harker, Janie Medina and fellow presenter Nathan Rosen ably guided Jeanine McPartlin and I to not one, but TWO well received CLE presentations.  The feedback from our attorneys was very positive; it was a great opportunity to present our research talents, introduce new databases, and remind the attorneys of the essential work librarians do.  I highly recommend partnering with LLAGNY.  It is a great way to showcase your talents.” -- Emily Moog

The Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY), a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, is a New York non-profit organization that was established in 1938. Its members are dedicated law librarians from law firms, academia, federal and local courts and independent librarian environments.

LLAGNY became an official approved provider of New York CLE programs in 2013. The Outreach Programs Committee (OPC) has developed NY CLE programming for several years. Most recently the committee has revised its focus to work with existing small and medium-sized law firms, attorney networking groups and solo practitioners to create customized in-house live research programming. This service includes the following features:

  • We will customize research programming that fills the educational needs of your attorneys on topics such as intellectual property, corporate, securities, tax, New York free online resources, ethical aspects of various topics, etc.
  • The OPC will supply a speaker with a JD, which is required by the NY CLE Rules.
  • The customized research program will receive NY CLE skill(s) credit. NY allows one CLE credit for every 50 minutes. 
  • LLAGNY will be the administrator and award the NY CLE credit to the attendees as the approved provider. We can work with any department so that the advertisement we create for the session is distributed. We will also create the evaluation and attendance sheets
The service will also include the following features with organizations that have Librarians on staff: 
  • In-house librarians will be invited to co-teach. If this invitation is accepted, we will work with that individual(s) to provide a successful program. Participation by the librarian(s) will help increase the library staff's visibility in the firm and will help solidify the library's reputation and its information expertise. 
  • The OPC will work with your in-house library staff to customize research programs for their attorneys. This will not only educate your attorneys on how to conduct research on the selected topic but will also make your attorneys aware of the resources (both print and electronic) that are in the library’s collection.

Cost for this service:

  • LLAGNY is providing this service for free. We will, however, require that the firm make copies of the evaluation form, program handout materials for each attendee along with the attendance sheet(s). We will collect the attendance(s) and evaluation forms and three copies of the handout materials. If your professional development department would like a copy of the evaluation and attendance forms we can forward them to the appropriate person by email along with the certificates.

Examples of NY CLE programs developed by the Outreach Programs Committee are:

  • Estates & Trusts: Enhance Your Research Skills! (1 Skills Credit) - Developed for an in-house session.
  • Social Media: Ethics & the Practice of Law (1 Ethics Credit)
  • New York Internet Legal Research (1 Law Practice Management Credit)
  • Legal Research on a Tight Budget (1 Law Practice Management Credit)
  • Recognizing Attorney Misconduct—Ethical Issues and Requirements (1 Ethics Credit);
  • Employment Discrimination: What are the Ethical Implications of Representing an Employer or Employee? (1 Ethics Credit)
  • Ethical Considerations in Environmental Law (1 Ethics Credit)
  • New York Legal Research: Finding Legislative Histories & Regulations (1 Skills Credit);
  • European Union Legal Research (1 Skills Credit)
  • Researching Ethical and Legal Issues in Data Privacy & Social Media (1 Ethics Credit)
  • IP Potpourri: An Intro to IP and Research Resources (1 Skills Credit)
  • Cost Effective Legal Research in New York (1 Skills Credit)

To receive or obtain additional information, please contact:

Professional Advancement Committee, [email protected]