CLE | Raise the Age: Impact and Update for Family Law and Criminal Law Attorneys

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | WHEN: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | LOCATION: CNY Philanthropy Center, Ballroom, 431 E. Fayette St., Syracuse 13202 | MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice | COST: Only $20 | FREE to Lifetime/Agency/Students | Financial waiver information is available here. | Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for Experienced and Newly Admitted Attorneys. | Pizza Lunch will be served!

Learn about New York State’s Raise the Age legislation, which will be phased in for 16-year-olds starting October 1, 2018. This CLE will discuss how and and when adolescent offenders will be removed to Family Court; alternatives to detention programs; and how the Youth Part will run.


The Hon. Julie A. Cecile

Onondaga County Family Court Judge. Judge Cecile received her undergraduate degree from Siena College and her JD from Syracuse University College of Law. She had a private practice for 20 years. In addition, she worked for the City of Syracuse as an Assistant Corporation Counsel and Onondaga County as an Assistant Welfare Attorney. Before taking the bench in January 2013 Judge Cecile was the executive director of the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center.


Kara LaSorsa, Esq. Deputy County Attorney, Onondaga County

Ms. LaSorsa graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law in May 2003, after receiving a BA in English/Anthropology from the University at Albany-SUNY in May 2000. She has been a Deputy County Attorney in Syracuse, New York since 2010.  For the last five years, Ms. LaSorsa has been responsible for all juvenile delinquency presentments in Onondaga County, including daily court appearances and trial practice. She is an active member of the Onondaga County Partnership for Youth Justice, focusing on collaborating with stakeholders to strengthen accountability and restorative justice for youth while reducing reliance on confinement. Prior to her work for the county, she represented indigent clients in custody/visitation, neglect/abuse, family offense and child support proceedings at the Hiscock Legal Aid Society.

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