CLE | Special Topics in Fair Housing

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2022 | WHERE: Central New York Philanthropy Center, 431 E. Fayette St., 2nd Floor Ballroom, Syracuse, NY 13202 | HOW: In-person event | COST:  FREE| MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice

This is an in-person event.

Please park in the CNY Philanthropy Center parking lot, street parking is also available. 

This CLE is brought to you in proud partnership with


This CLE is intended for any legal practitioner whose client is either a landlord or a tenant–both sides are welcome!

This two-hour in-person seminar is led by Conor Kirchner, Esq. and M. Casey Weissman-Vermeulen and delves into the myriad issues of fair housing in our community. This seminar will answer the questions:

  • What IS and IS NOT fair housing?
    • What are the differences between fair housing and landlord/tenant laws?
    • What are the overlaps?
  • Venue & Attorney Fees
    • Administrative Agencies review
      • HUD
      • NYS DHR
      • NYS DOL
  • What is considered a disability under fair housing laws?
    • Accommodations vs. Modifications
    • Service and Support Animals
  • What are the Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors?
  • Are there barriers for Justice-Involved Individuals
  • What about Sources of Income Protections?
    • DHR Guidance
    • State Law
    • Disparate Impact

This is going to be a POWERHOUSE CLE and you shouldn’t miss it. Register below!


M. Casey Weissman-Vermeulen, Esq. joined CNY Fair Housing as a staff attorney in 2019. Previously he was a trial attorney in the Fair Housing Enforcement Division of the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC. He received his juris doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also received a master’s degree in city and regional planning. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Conor Kirchner, Esq. has worked at CNY Fair Housing since 2011 and became a staff attorney in 2013 and has litigated a wide variety of fair housing cases before administrative agencies and in federal and state courts. He received both his law and undergraduate degrees from the Syracuse University College of Law and is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Hiscock Legal Aid Society in Syracuse.

Click HERE to learn more about the important work of CNY Fair Housing.

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