Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Members
Non-Lawyers please call Customer Relations to register at (212) 382-6663
This program will feature several respected election lawyers speaking about the process by which a person who wants to run for office can do so. Our aim is to provide an overview of what is an intimidating process, break it down to basics, and provide attendees with an understanding of what is necessary to run for office in New York City.
We will cover topics ranging from evaluating which offices you are qualified to run, the mechanics of petitioning, the administrative process of filing and defending your petitions at the Board of Elections, an overview of why and how petitions wind up the subject of court battles, and what happens when they do. There will also be information on a candidate’s responsibility to comply with Campaign Finance law, and a review of best practices for setting yourself up for a successful experience with those filings.
Martin E. Connor, Private Election Law Practitioner, 30 Years in the NYS Senate, Former NYS Senate Minority Leader, Immediate Past Chair, City Bar Election Law Committee
Douglas A. Kellner, Co-Chair, NYS Board of Elections (since 2005), U.S. Election Assistance Commission Standards Board, Former Commissioner NYC Board of Elections
Raphael Savino, Deputy General Counsel, Board of Elections in the City of New York
Sarah K. Steiner, Private Election Law Practitioner, Former Chair of City Bar Election Law Committee