Red Flag Law CLE

CLE: New York’s Red Flag Law: What Attorneys Need to Know to File an Application (Extreme Risk Protection Order)

Presented by the Minority Bar Association of WNY, Empire Justice Center, Erie Institute of Law and the Bar Association of Erie County
1.5 CLE credits: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills (appropriate for all attorneys)
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The Red Flag Law, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order Law, prevents individuals who are at risk of hurting themselves or others from purchasing or possessing firearms, rifles, or shotguns. This law, which went into effect in August 2019, is an important tool in preventing domestic violence homicides, suicides, and situations of mass violence, but many practitioners still don’t know about Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) and how to obtain this civil protection order.

In response to the 5-14-22 tragedy, the Minority Bar Association of WNY has joined with the Bar Association of Erie County and the Empire Justice Center to address this important legal issue related to mass shootings. This program is the first part of a series. We hope you can continue the dialogue with us.

12 pm Welcome and Introductions
Oliver C. Young, Esq., Immediate Past President, BAEC
Stephanie Joy Calhoun, Esq., Chair, BAEC Diversity Committee
Larry E. Waters, Jr., Esq., President, Minority Bar Association of WNY

12:10 pm History of Law, Current Law, including Intersections with Domestic Violence
Amy Schwartz-Wallace, Esq., Empire Justice Center

12:45 pm How to File a Red Flag Law Application
Samuel A. Alba, Esq., Senior Deputy Attorney, Town of Amherst

1:20 pm The NY Crime Victims Legal Help website
Remla Parthasarathy, Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center and Project Leader of the
Crime Victims Legal Network

1:25-1:30pm Discussion/Q&A/Adjourn

This program is generously sponsored by:

Hodgson Russ       SILVER SPONSOR


Jeffrey Freedman            BRONZE SPONSOR

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Jun 15 2022


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Zoom Webinar


Minority Bar Association of WNY

Other Organizers

Erie Institute of Law
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