Border Consequences:
How to Handle Customs, Convictions and Canada

4.0 CLE credits

Monday, Sept. 21, 1-4:30 p.m.
U.S. District Court, 2 Niagara Sq., Downtown Buffalo
$55 for BANC Members/$65 non-members
Light refreshments will be served.

Graphic Border

Rep. Higgins Official Photo


  • US Congressman Brian Higgins (pictured left)

  • US Customs and Border Protection Acting Director of Buffalo Field Office Rose Hilmey

  • US Customs and Border Protection Assistant Chief Counsel Christopher Paresi

  • Barclay Damon attorney Eric Schultz

A seminar focusing on what lawyers, clients, and the general public need to know about our unique international border and the dangers, barriers and intricacies associated with crossing back and forth.

Register by phone at 716.286.8181.


Niagara Law Center & NU CLE Fall Calendar

Oct. 16 (Friday) 1-5:30 p.m., Niagara University, St. Vincent's Hall

  • MEDIATION: "Avoiding the Adversarial Collision: A Crash Course on Mediation, Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)” - with attorneys Steve Sugarman, Bridget O'Connell and other mediation professionals. Lunch and cocktail hour included. ($95 non-members/$75 for BANC members, if register by Sept. 15; 5.0 CLE credits, including Ethics)

Oct. 28 (Wednesday) 3:30-6:30 p.m., Niagara University, St. Vincent's Hall

  • EVIDENCE: “The Hearsay on Floyd Y: Why One Sex Offender’s Case Will Change Evidence Law in N.Y.” - with Niagara Supreme Court Justice Richard Kloch and others. Light refreshments will be served. ($55 non-members/$45 for BANC members; 3.0 CLE credits)

Nov. 13 (Friday) 2-4:30 p.m., U.S. District Court, Downtown Buffalo

  • THOMAS MORE TRIAL: “The Trial of Thomas More: And the Modern-Day Role of Oaths and Ethics” - with U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah McCarthy and Center for Thomas More Studies research fellow Barbara Panza, Esq.; includes dramatic rendition of historic trial performed by NU Theatre students. Light refreshments will be served.  ($60 non-members/$45 for St. Thomas More Guild members; 3.0 CLE credits, (1.0 Ethics)). 
    This is an NU CLE program, not in affiliation with the Niagara Law Center.

Nov. 20-21 (Friday-Saturday) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Niagara University, St. Vincent's Hall

  • COLLABORATIVE LAW II: “Collaborative Matrimonial Law Training II (Intro & Advanced), w/ Suzanne Brunsting” - A two-day training for new and novice collaborative law practitioners, with advanced workshops and mock scenarios on Day 2 for those who have previously completed an intro course. Social event at Brickyard Pub in Lewiston on Friday night ($350 for Day 1 & Day 2, $180 for Day 2 only; 13.0 CLE credits for Day 1 & Day 2, 6.5 CLE credits for Day 2). Continental breakfast and lunch provided both days.
    This program is sponsored in part by Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman LLP and WNY Collaborative Law Professionals.

Dec. 10 (Thursday) 4:30 p.m. CLE course, 6:30 p.m. Holiday party;
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

  • HOLIDAY PARTY CLE w/ TOY DRIVE: "CLE Topic TBD (by You!): A Holiday Party Toy Drive” - The Niagara Law Center, NU CLE and the Bar Association of Niagara County host a holiday party; CLE topic is to be chosen by popular demand; guests pay with toys, which will be distributed to in-need families of Niagara County ($50 worth of new, unwrapped toys; 2.0 CLE credits)
    Submit CLE topic suggestions via email to or click here! 

Register by phone at 716.286.8181.

Please contact NU CLE Program Director Ryan Thompson Esq. at or 716.286.8324 for additional details.