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    03.14.13 Sparer Public Interest Law Forum: Legal Perspectives on Disaster Preparedness and Pro Bono Assistance after Hurricane Sandy
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    Thursday, March 14
    3:30 - 6:00 pm
    Reception to follow

    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn

    About the Forum 
    This forum will address the legal issues associated with disaster preparedness, and best practices for reaching vulnerable communities in the aftermath of a disaster, such as Hurricane Sandy. There will be a discussion on New York City's particular vulnerability to storm surges as a result of climate change, and how regulatory controls, such as zoning and design guidelines, can make cities like New York more resilient to severe storm events. The forum will also focus on neighborhood-based approaches for reaching populations in need of legal assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and how litigation can address unmet community needs ranging from housing to public assistance.

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    Participants
    Eddie Bautista
    Executive Director, The New York City
    Environmental Justice Alliance

    Kathleen Brennan ’00
    Staff Attorney
    The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn

    Jane Landry-Reyes ’93
    Senior Staff Attorney
    South Brooklyn Legal Services

    Gregg Macey
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Terri Matthews
    Senior Policy Advisor
    NYC Department of Design and Construction

    Seth W. Pinsky
    President
    New York City Economic Development Corporation

    David Reiss
    Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Christopher Serkin
    Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Howard Slatkin
    Director of Sustainability/Deputy Director of Strategic Planning
    NYC Department of City Planning

Bill Heller

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