CLE | Getting and Keeping Utility Service: Utility Consumer Rights Pursuant to Art. 2 of the Public Service Law

WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | TIME: Noon to 2 p.m. | LOCATION: George H. Lowe Center for Justice, 1st Floor Education Room, 221 S. Warren Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 | MCLE: 2.0 (Skills) | COST: FREE (Yup!).  Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for both Newly Admitted and Experienced Attorneys.

This FREE CLE seminar powers through, in two hours, an introduction into New York state’s Public Utility Law with an emphasis on getting and keeping utility services and how YOU can assist low-income users through the New York Public Service Complaint Process.

Specifically, this CLE will cover information concerning:

  • New York’s Public Service Law
  • The Public Service Commission
  • The Home Energy Fair Practices Act

Presenter:

Richard A. Berkley, Esq. is the Executive Director of the Public Utility Law Project. Previously, Mr. Berkley was Chief of Staff and Counsel to Senator Kevin Parker of the New York State Senate, and before that, was Director of the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications. He was Counsel to Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, Chair of the Committee of Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, and served as Information Technology Attorney and Assistant Counsel for the state Office of Children and Family Services. He was also Telecommunications and Cable Franchise Counsel for the City of New York, and worked at the State of Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission while in law school. He is a member of the bar of the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, master’s degree from New York University, and bachelor’s degree from Fordham University – College at Lincoln Center. 

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