To maintain admission to the bar, attorneys are required to meet a certain amount of continuing education credits each year. So, as co-chair for the NYC American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) chapter’s practice management committee, Spar & Bernstein attorney Nicole Hemrick lead the organization of a 3-credit ethics course for continuing legal education (CLE).
“I helped organize and moderated this CLE because I enjoy participating in AILA, as I find it important to be part of the legal conversation and engage intellectually with colleagues in the field,” said Nicole. “Through collaboration and conversation with other legal professionals, we remain at the forefront of the industry, which helps us to better serve our clients.”
Organizing the event involved selecting and inviting speakers, setting and ensuring the maintenance of deadlines for materials, preparing timed agenda and list of materials, and liaising with Chapter Officers regarding program content.
During the course, Nicole served as moderator, introducing speakers, ensuring maintenance of schedule, and taking questions from audience members.
At Spar & Bernstein, we encourage our attorneys to be leaders in the legal community and to share what they’ve learned with the next generation of lawyers. CLE courses are an excellent way to do that, and we applaud Nicole Hemrick for the work that she’s done as an educator and as a representative of the firm in the NYC AILA.