Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about registering for the New York State Bar Association Committee on Children and the Law annual meeting program on January 30, 2009, on ďChallenges for Law Guardians:The Attorney for the Child in the New EraĒ :


1.What does it cost?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The cost is:


If you register by your deadline and you are a:††††††††††††††††††††††††††


Member of NYSBA and a Law Guardian Panel††††††††††††††††††††††† -- free if you register by January 20


Member of NYSBA and a Family Court Assigned

Counsel or Family Court Appeals AC Panel††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -- free, but you must call

518-487-5621 first --


Member of NYSBA but not on a panel†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $75 registration + $75 meeting fee = $150


Member of a panel but not a member of NYSBA††††††††††††††††††††† $200 and you must call first unless you are a Law Guardian


Not a member of NYSBA and not on a panel†††††††††††††††††††††††††† $75 reg. + $200 non-member + $75 program = $350



2.Can I avoid the non-member surcharge?††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yes!Join NYSBA now.


3.I canít afford the fees and I am not on a panel.††††††††††††††††††† Yes, if you have a financial hardship, send your request

†††† Can I still attend?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in writing to Catheryn Teeter at NYSBA,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† or by e-mail to cteeter@nysba.org.


4.What are the deadlines?


To get the Law Guardian or Assigned Counsel fee waiver:†††††††† January 20, 2009


To avoid the $50 late charge for all attendees:†††††††††††††††††††††††††† January 23, 2009



5.What CLE credit do I get?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.5 hours (of which 1.5 is ethics)


6.If I register with the fee waiver and then donít go,††††††††††††††† The kindly Committee on Children and the Law

†††† what happens?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† still has to pay for you.Please donít register if

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† youíre not sure you can attend!


7.Will we receive a program book?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yes.See table of contents when it is hyperlinked here

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Last updated January 13, 2009


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