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  • Annual Conference 2015 | Pace Law School
    that are shaping communities in the Tri State Region as they respond to current challenges Conference panels will use zoning s centennial as a broad framework to discuss various land use topics and their promise for the future The Conference will bring together national regional and local land use experts to highlight how communities are transitioning towards sustainability disaster recovery and revitalization We invite you to spend the day at this educational event with more than 250 attorneys business professionals and local leaders in attendance to learn about national regional and local innovations challenges and best practices There are several interesting sessions on the schedule including Planning Ethics in a Changing Environment for Professional Planners Ethics in Land Use Guiding Principles for Attorneys and Land Use Board Members Driving to a New Destination Strategies for Reducing Car use in Low density Areas Facilitating Clean Energy Deployment through Local Land Use Law Reform A Detailed Roadmap Integrating Sustainability in Policy Planning and Zoning Retooling Economic Engines Building Waterfronts for the 21st Century Missing Middle Housing A Key to Affordable Walkable Neighborhoods Trends in Zoning Changing Downtowns Retrofitting Office Parks Case Law Update Forecasting the Future Governor Parris N Glendening President of Smart Growth America s Leadership Institute will be our keynote speaker to update us on the many advances in smart growth strategies Our morning plenary will include Don Elliot FAICP Dwight H Merriam Esq Professor John R Nolon Dean Patricia E Salkin and Professor Michael A Wolf who will reflect on zoning s past its deficiencies given today s challenges and its tendency to embrace and respond to change Conference participants can earn CLE APA CM and New York State planning and zoning training credits We hope you can join us for this day long event scheduled for December 11

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  • Case Studies | Pace Law School
    Hook is a rural community that is comprised of three municipalities the Town of Red Hook the Village of Red Hook and the Village of Tivoli In 2004 land use leaders from each of these municipalities attended the LULA training program in an effort to enhance their abilities to work together in order to achieve the strategic land use goals of their community After their graduation from the LULA program in 2004 these land use leaders established an Intermunicipal Task Force in order to implement the innovative planning techniques taught at LULA training By using the LULA program s collaborative decision making techniques and smart growth strategies the Task Force has created a Centers and Greenspaces Plan which is designed to protect the rural character of the township reinforce traditional village centers and promote economic development Read more Clarkstown s Innovative Comprehensive Plan A Land Use Case Study The Town of Clarkstown in Rockland County New York has taken an innovative approach towards the wholesale revision of its Comprehensive Plan According to Jose Simoes Clarkstown s Town Planner after the 1999 updating of the town s 1966 Comprehensive Plan we realized that it was time to start over and create a Comprehensive Plan that was better equipped to help the community achieve its long term planning needs With the help of the LULA training program Clarkstown s land use planners have been able to achieve this goal by developing a unique comprehensive plan that should be celebrated for realizing the benefits of an efficient environmentally sound design maximizing the use of town wide resources and embracing the value of a grassroots approach in their use of collaborative decision making techniques Read more The Saw Mill River Coalition The Unifying Force Behind Efforts to Restore the Environmental Health of the Saw

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  • Contact the PCLP | Pace Law School
    Links A Z Index Apply Now Academic Calendar Academic Calendar January Admits Registrar Bursar Shuttle Bus Schedule Campus Map Departmental Directory Give to Pace Law School Web Mail Pace University Search form Search You are here Home Contact the PCLP Phone 914 422 4022 Email Pace Community Law Practice Mail Pace Community Law Practice 33 Crane Avenue White Plains NY 10603 Apply to Pace Law Alumni Connections Support Pace Law

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  • Staff | Pace Law School
    one of the largest and most successful pro bono domestic violence programs in the country Ms Friedman is a graduate of Columbia Law School where she was a Kent and Stone Scholar and is the recipient of many honors and awards including the New York City Bar Association s 2008 Katherine McDonald Award for Service to the Family Courts and the Columbia Alumna Association s 2003 Alumna Achievement Award Karin Anderson Ponzer Assistant Director Supervising Attorney Karin Anderson Ponzer is an attorney immigrant advocate and an expert in immigration law Ms Ponzer has practiced immigration law for 15 years representing individuals in matters ranging from family based applications for asylum withholding and convention against torture protection before USCIS Immigration Court the BIA and in Federal Court Prior to joining the PCLP Ms Ponzer represented immigrants at Catholic Migration Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn and engaged in policy analysis and training at the New York Immigration Coalition Ms Ponzer holds an M A and Ph D in Politics from the New School for Social Research and a J D from the University of Baltimore School of Law She is a Member of the Bar of the State of New York

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  • 2013 Fellows | Pace Law School
    Women s Justice Center where she advocated on behalf of victims of familial violence Recognizing the significance of public interest work she also became a leader in St John s Public Interest Committee and a coordinator of the Courtroom Advocate s Project Elizabeth also gained direct legal experience as an intern with the Nassau County Surrogate s Court and at a private law firm Effective legal representation empowers clients and enables them to secure the best legal outcome possible This is why I want to help low to moderate income citizens and non citizens through the often confusing and demoralizing legal system Kerriann Stout As a Pace law student Kerriann Stout gained legal experience as a legal intern in the Westchester County District Attorney s Office and the New York State Attorney General s Organized Crime Task Force Her experience assisting survivors of crime sparked an interest in working directly with clients to address their legal needs Kerriann s participation in trial advocacy classes and trial competition teams reinforced her passion to pursue a career in litigation where she will apply her skills in a courtroom representing clients Kerriann learned the importance of legislative advocacy during an internship with the Westchester County Board of Legislators I was born and raised in White Plains and went to high school college and law school in Westchester County I came to Pace Law School with the singular focus of pursuing a career in Westchester County s public sector My legal experience during law school broadened my conception of public interest law I am excited to be starting my legal career as an advocate for those in my community E Lilly Tonne Daims Lilly attended Binghamton University where she studied Spanish and International Affairs and spent a semester studying at La Universidad de Barcelona

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  • 2012 Fellows | Pace Law School
    gained at the PCLP prepared me well for a future in general litigation practice Craig Relles For 10 years Craig Relles enjoyed a successful small business career as director of operations and then a franchisee for Domino s Pizza At Pace Law School Craig served as a student attorney for John Jay Legal Services in both the Immigration Justice Clinic and the Disability Rights Clinic He also interned in the Child Advocacy Unit at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and for the Hon Linda Jamieson NY State Supreme Court 9th Judicial District Since completing his fellowship Craig has launched his own legal practice which serves low and moderate income clients in a range of legal practice areas including immigration and family law Craig s office is the PCLP s first incubated practice His practice benefits from resources such as case referrals office space on the second floor of the PCLP and the ongiong support of PCLP s substantive expertise My success in business was predicated on endless hours of hard work dedication determination and perseverance despite setbacks he said And while I could make some modicum of difference in the lives of my employees it pales in comparison to the difference I can make in the lives of those whom I assist with my law license Sarah Hollender Sarah Hollender has been dedicated to serving the public since high school where she volunteered at soup kitchens and at an AIDS awareness nonprofit At Pace Law School Sarah worked as a legal intern at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the Legal Aid Society as a student attorney in the John Jay Legal Services Immigratiion Justice Clinic and as a law clerk at an immigration focused law firm Sarah is now employed by the New York Legal Assistance Group NYLAG

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  • 2014-2015 Fellowship Application | Pace Law School
    start date as well as intensive training in immigration law and procedure ELIGIBILITY To apply for this position you must have received or be slated to receive a Juris Doctor degree from Pace Law School in 2014 be prepared to make a full time commitment throughout the period of appointment plan to sit for the NY State Bar Examination in July 2014 unless you already did so in February 2014 In addition it is strongly encouraged that applicants register to take the New Jersey Bar Examination in July 2014 The significantly faster admissions process in New Jersey enables Fellows to begin practicing in court earlier than those waiting to be admitted in New York Registration at the lowest rates ends March 31 APPLICATION DUE On or before April 11 12 30 pm APPLICATION PROCEDURE You must submit Two printed copies of the application contents to the PCLP 33 Crane Avenue White Plains NY 10603 addressed to Jennifer Friedman C O Nova Lucero Executive Director PCLP and One email copy PDF or Word format of the application contents to pclp law pace edu APPLICATION CONTENTS A one to two page résumé demonstrating your qualifications for this practice This may include relevant courses you have taken at Pace Law School or other institutions You should highlight any advocacy client and or business management experience Please also state your level of proficiency in speaking reading and or writing any language other than English At least two letters of recommendation One must be from a Pace Law School professor and one from a person with whom you had work paid or unpaid experience You may submit up to two additional letters of recommendation in your discretion Letters may be included with your application materials OR sent directly by the recommender to Nova Lucero at

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  • Center History | Pace Law School
    to provide legal and support services to women applying for orders of protection while also providing professional training to law students Because of its successes the program was expanded to Yonkers Family Court in 2001 Since then the Center has greatly expanded its programs and services In partnership with the White Plains Department of Public Safety and other local police precincts the Center also provided 24 7 legal services to domestic violence victims under two former programs Project DETER and Project ASSIST The Center also created a Legal Helpline and conducted Matrimonial Legal Clinics Elder Law Clinics and began to administer a Moderate Means Divorce Panel which matches middle income clients with low fee or sliding scale attorneys In addition the Center began its partnership with The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale s Harry Jeanette Weinberg Center for the Prevention of Elder Abuse The affiliation with Pace Law School brought the benefit of the involvement of now retired Professor Janet A Johnson as Executive Director for Academic Programs who continues to serve as a valued advisor Professor Johnson was instrumental in providing a direct link between the Center the Pace Law School faculty and law students Prior to joining the faculty of Pace Law School Professor Johnson served as Dean of the Law School from 1983 1989 and previously served as an Associate Judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals In 2001 the Center named our main office Gail s House and our Advisory Board the Friends of Gail in memory of Gail Katz the sister of Alayne Katz Esq who is chairperson of the Center s Advisory Board and a long time supporter of the Center On July 7 1985 Dr Robert Bierenbaum killed his wife Gail Katz Bierenbaum a doctoral student in psychology For fourteen years the murder remained unprosecuted since investigators could find no physical evidence directly linking Bierenbaum to the crime In 2000 after new interviews revealed startling inconsistencies Bierenbaum was convicted and is serving a 20 year to life sentence in a New York State prison The establishment of Gail s House is a lasting tribute to Gail and to the many women like her who struggle with the terrors of domestic violence and to her family Audrey Stone served as Director until 2002 and Vicki Lutz left the Center in 2004 Susan L Pollet Esq served as Executive Director of PWJC from 2004 2005 During her tenure the Center created the Elder Civil Legal Services Program expanding the services of the Elder Law Unit to provide direct legal services to victims and survivors of elder abuse Pollet brought to PWJC her extensive record of service as a Court Attorney in Westchester County Family Court court appointed law guardian and Westchester County DSS attorney Since 2005 PWJC has been awarded a grant for its Bridge the Gap program from the U S Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to provide free legal services to clients in a wide array of legal

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