CLE | The Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019: What This New Law Means for Your Tenant and Landlord Clients

WHEN: Friday, July 26, 2019 | TIME: Noon to 2 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.) | LOCATION: SUNY Oswego Metro Center-Syracuse Campus, 2 S. Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 | MCLE: 2.0 Prof. Practice | COST: $20 Member/Non-Member, FREE to Lifetime/Judiciary/Agency/Student. Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for both Newly Admitted and Experienced Attorneys. A copy of the OCBA Tuition Waiver may be reviewed here.

Lunch is graciously provided by the Onondaga County Magistrates Association!

With the most far-reaching changes to a law in some time now on the books attorneys representing both landlords and tenants need to understand the implications of the Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019, which became effective June 14th.

Feel blindsided by the sweep of these significant changes? You aren’t alone. Attend this 2.0-credit CLE and get hip to what’s new with this law.

Brought to you by every relevant perspective on this issue, presenters include both landlord and tenant representatives PLUS DeWitt Town Court Justice the Hon. David S. Gideon — who’ll provide a view from the bench of the changes to these summary proceedings.


Hon. David S. Gideon currently presides as Town Justice in the Town of DeWitt, Judge Gideon formerly presided as an Acting City Court Judge in the Syracuse City Court. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, with a dual major in Biology and Psychology; thereafter receiving his Juris Doctor Degree from Western New England College, School of Law in 1982 where he was a member of the Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi.

Judge Gideon is a lifelong resident of the DeWitt, New York community and served as the Principal Law Clerk to the Hon. James C. Tormey, Administrative Judge for the Fifth Judicial District. In particular, Judge Gideon is Special Counsel to the Town and Village Courts in the Fifth Judicial District, coordinating and implementing the Action Plan for the Justice Courts within the District. Judge Gideon has been instrumental in the development of the Centralized Arraignment Parts in Oneida and Onondaga Counties.

Judge Gideon was admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States District Court, Northern District of New York in 1984. Judge Gideon has served as a senior faculty member for the Office of Justice Court Support, Town and Village Court Education Program, having also appeared as a panel member in its statewide satellite broadcasts. Judge Gideon has also been an instructor for the Onondaga County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program.

Judge Gideon is a Past President of the Onondaga County Magistrates Association and the New York State Magistrates Association. And, in 2014, Judge Gideon was the co-recipient of the Hon. Eugene W. Salisbury Magistrate of the Year Award given by the New York State Magistrates Association.

Sam Young, Esq. is the Director of Advocacy in the Syracuse office of the Legal Services of Central New York. He is a member of the Class of 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York, Florida, Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Western District of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is an active member of the Onondaga County Bar Association and is also a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and is a recipient of the Seidenberg Award for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

Susan Griffith, Esq. is the Managing Attorney at Legal Services of Central New York in the Syracuse office. She received her Juris Doctorate in 1983 from Southern Methodist University and is admitted to practice in New York. In recognition of her service to the local bar and its many and varied constituents, she has received the following accolades: Pro Bono Service Award (Onondaga County), and the Sister Mary Vera Award and is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association.

Casey J. Dickinson, Esq. is a 2005 graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude. He has centered his law practice on representing property management companies at the Law Firm of Franklin Josef, Esq. He also specializes in civil, administrative, and criminal law. Previous to his legal career, Mr. Dickinson spent eight years as a reporter for the Central New York Business Journal covering business issues over a 16-county area stemming from Pennsylvania to Canada. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History in 1992 from the University of Rochester.

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