Friday, October 24, 2014

UNDOCUMENTED CHILD AND SCHOOL

I had a consultation on this yesterday at the pro bono fair:

1. This is the problem:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/nyregion/rules-and-paperwork-keep-long-islands-immigrant-children-from-classroom.html?_r=0

2: This is the current action the state education department and AG office is taking:

http://www.longislandpress.com/2014/10/23/ag-to-review-districts-undocumented-student-enrollment-policies/

But what should a parent do at the moment if the school does not accept the child due to lack of residency documentation? First, it is suggested for the parent to contact his/her church to see if they can range some temporary education. Next, documents can be created to establish residency, viz., affidavit of residency, to satisfy the school until this issue is resolved. If the school does not accept, appeal to the commissioner:'

http://www.counsel.nysed.gov/appeals

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NASSAU COUNTY PRO BONO FAIR TODAY

The Nassau County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Fair is today Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 from 3-7pm.  I have agreed to be one of many volunteers.

For information, etc., contact:

Nassau County Bar Association
15th and West Streets
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 747-4070 x 203

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ORDERS OF PROTECTION - CLE AT NASSAU COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

 A CLE presentation,  Orders of Protection,  begins at 5:30 PM at the Nassau County Bar Association.

Monday, October 20, 2014

NASSAU COUNTY PRO BONO FAIR OCTOBER 23

The Nassau County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Fair is going ahead as scheduled Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 from 3-7pm.  I have agreed to be one of many volunteers.

For information, etc., contact:

Nassau County Bar Association
15th and West Streets
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 747-4070 x 203

Friday, October 17, 2014

BEING A PARENT AND AN ATTORNEY

The headline the other day read "Attorney denied hearing delay appears with baby" and here is a link to the full story:

http://news.yahoo.com/attorney-denied-baby-time-brings-infant-court-204048601.html?soc_src=mediacontentsharebuttons

A couple of times I had to bring my then elementary age school kids to court. One I remember was a conference at Supreme Court and another I remember for an administrative hearing.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The Nassau County Bar Association sponsors various pro bono and volunteer opportunities, one of which I have volunteered for and starting the end of this month:

"Student Mentors
 
Provide valuable adult guidance and serve as a role model for at-risk middle school students in one-on-one sessions at a local middle school. The commitment is twice a month for less than an hour, but the rewards you receive are immeasurable. Mentors are always in demand."