Robert H. Jackson Center Hosts Fall CLE


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The Robert H. Jackson Center is pleased to announce its 2019 Fall Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Jackson Center. Registration begins at 8:00am at the Jackson Center. The event will begin at 8:45am with “Solar Energy Opportunities and Challenges,” a panel moderated by David P. Flynn, partner at Phillips Lytle, LLC and practice team leader for the firm’s energy, environment, and nanotechnology practice teams. Panelists for this session include Phillips Lytle attorneys Kevin C. Blake, Dennis W. Elsenbeck, Thomas F. Puchner and David P. Flynn, and Delaware River Solar project manager Daniel Compitello. A question and answer session with the panelists will follow the discussion.

From 11:00am-12:45pm, the Honorable Stephen W. Cass, acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court and Robert H. Jackson Center board member, will facilitate a panel discussion with former and current Chautauqua County Family Court judges entitled “40 Years of Family Court: A Retrospective.” The panel includes the Hon. Lynn L. Hartley and the Hon. Judith M. Claire, former judges of the Chautauqua County Family Court, and the Hon. Jeffrey A. Piazza and the Hon. Michael J. Sullivan, who currently serve on the bench of the Chautauqua County Family Court

The event will conclude with a luncheon interview of Professor Helen A. “Nellie” Drew from 1:00pm-2:00pm by Gregory L. Peterson, partner at Phillips Lytle and co-founder and board member of the Robert H. Jackson Center. Ms. Drew is adjunct faculty at the University at Buffalo Law School and will discuss sports law, discipline of professional athletes, drug testing in sports, NCAA compliance, and Title IX.

The public is welcome to attend this free event. Advanced registration is required online at or by telephone at (716) 483-6646.

This program is made possible through the generosity of our donors and the following sponsors: Phillips Lytle, LLC, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, Chautauqua Abstract Company, Falconer Printing & Design, The Jamestown Bar Association, Kessel Construction, Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, Rodgers Land Surveying, Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame and Elegant Edibles.

The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.