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2024.01.19-20 IWBA Winter CLE
Friday, January 19, 2024, 3:00 PM to Saturday, January 20, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT
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IWBA 2024 Winter CLE
Friday, January 19 - Saturday, January 20, 2024

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NEW YORK, NY 10036

Sofitel New York
45 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, United States


Book your room by Tuesday, December 19, 2023.  Group rate is $229.00 + taxes per night.
Tel: 212-782-3006


The content of this program will be appropriate for experienced attorneys, as well as newly admitted attorneys.
Registration to Open Soon

Friday, January 19, 2024

2:30pm - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:50pm
Holly L. Schoenborn, Esq., Dolce Firm and Emily Janicz, Esq., Lewis and Lewis, PC
(1 CLE Credits - Areas of Professional Practice Credit)
A complete overview of all relevant Third Department Decisions decided in 2022. A synopsis of key facts and relevant holdings will be provided.

Emily F. Janicz joined Lewis & Lewis, P.C. as a law clerk in 2010 while attending law school. Emily is currently the administrative partner and co-manager of the firm’s Buffalo and Niagara Falls Offices. A lifelong resident of Western New York, Emily earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration – Registered Accounting Program with honors from the University at Buffalo in 2009. In 2012, Emily graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Law.  Emily practices in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury. Currently, Emily serves on the Board of Directors of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Workers’ Compensation Alliance; she previously served on the Advisory Council of the Workers’ Compensation Board.  In addition, Emily serves proudly as the Deputy Town Attorney of her hometown – Newstead, New York.

Holly L. Schoenborn, Esq. is a Binghamton University graduate.  She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo in 2002.  She has been practicing in the area of workers' compensation since 2004.  She has worked at Dolce Panepinto since 2013, where she co-runs the compensation department.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Injured Workers’ Bar Association and is Treasurer of the Workers’ Compensation Alliance.  She is a proud mom of three. 

3:50pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:50pm
Holly L. Schoenborn, Esq., Dolce & Panepinto PC and and Emily Janicz, Esq., Lewis and Lewis, PC
(1 Areas of Professional Practice Credit)


Saturday, January 20, 2024

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration and Breakfast

9:00am - 9:50am
Clifford Tucker, Esq.
(1 Skills Credit)
This session will cover basic wage and hour rules in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law and offer some tips to workers' compensation practitioners to spot potential violations based on workers compensation forms like the C3. 

Clifford Tucker, Esq. is an associate at Sacco & Fillas, LLP who practices in the employment and personal injury groups. He represents clients who have been injured in accidents such as construction injuries, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian knockdowns, premise cases involving slip and falls. He also represents employees and employers in wage and hour, harassment, and discrimination litigation.  Prior to joining Sacco & Fillas, Clifford developed a diversified background in personal injury and employment litigation. He has managed cases from intake to verdict. He was selected to the super lawyers 2016 New York metro rising stars list. He has taught continuing legal education classes on case preparation, investigation, and discovery and assisted in teaching courses on obtaining settlement offers in personal injury actions, representing plaintiffs in motor vehicle cases, and selecting a jury in personal injury cases. He has also lectured to veterans at the James J Peters VA Medical Center and at the task force of social workers of african descent.

9:50am - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Annual Business Meeting: Members Only

11:00am - 11:50am
Thomas J. DeMayo, CISSP, CISA, CIPP/US, CRISC, CEH, CHFI, CCFE, Principal, Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisory, 
PKF O'Connor Davies
(1 CLE Credit - Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection)
NYS attorneys are newly required to complete one credit of cybersecurity, privacy and data protection training as part of their CLE requirements, and for all professionals this is similarly important information to know.  Please join us for an attorney CLE qualifying program to learn how to keep your firm and your clients safe in our ever-evolving cyber world.  A special thank you to PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP for providing our featured speaker and meeting facilities.  We also welcome our colleagues from the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District(CDACD).

Thomas DeMayo is a Principal in the Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisory Group of the Firm and is responsible for the implementation and design of the Firm’s cybersecurity service client offerings, internal and external audit programs and testing procedures. His cybersecurity services relate to threat and vulnerability management, governance, privacy, incident response, business continuity, disaster recovery and computer forensics.  He has 20 years of experience with securing and managing information risk across a wide range of industries including commercial entities, hospitality, not-for-profit, governmental, healthcare, private schools and higher education. He is also a computer forensic specialist and can assist with the acquisition and analysis of data in a forensically sound and legally-approved manner.  Tom specializes in the areas of information threat and vulnerability management, PCI-DSS compliance, SOX 404 IT Controls, HIPAA, COBIT, and ISO 27001. He has helped many organizations achieve their compliance obligations through intensive and meaningful compliance gap analysis, cyber and information security risk assessments, privacy assessments and penetration tests.  He has also made numerous presentations on cybersecurity before client and industry groups and has written extensively in this area.


*Subject to change
Refunds for cancellation are only available up to one week prior to the event.

Registration Information and Registration

Conference Registration Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2024 by noon

Member Registration Fee: $375
One Day Member Registration: $275

Non-Member Registration Fee: $575
One Day Non Member Registration Fee: $475

Attendee Information

  • This event is being planned as a hybrid event, both in-person in New York City and virtually via Zoom.
  • Registration is the same whether you attend in-person or virtually.
  • Agenda subject to change.
  • The content of this program is appropriate for experienced attorneys, as well as newly admitted attorneys.
  • This continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board.
  • Financial aid is available for this program.  Please click here for more information.
  • A pre-event email will be sent the week prior to the event and will include all log in and event information. 
  • If you have registered to attend, but find yourself unable to attend, you must cancel your registration by no later than noon on Monday, September 16th, or IWBA will be charged and, therefore, must then pass the cost along to you. If you cannot attend, please contact the office to have a substitute individual on your behalf.

Hotel Information:
Book your room by December 19, 2023.  Group rate is $229.00 + taxes per night. 
Sofitel New York
45 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, United States

Or book via telephone: Tel: 212-782-3006

All registrants are encouraged to register for the Friday Evening WCA Reception with a donation of $100.
Your donations protect the Injured Workers of New York and those that represent them. 

More Information Here






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