Rules of the Appellate Division, Fourth Deparment

1032.5(a)(I) Training and Education

To be eligible for redesignation to a panel an AFC shall: have completed within the preceding two years at least one training program sponsored by the AFC Program. This biennial continuing education and training requirement may also be fulfilled by viewing AFC Program online training videos totaling at least five and one-half hours, approved for such purpose by the AFC Program, and filing with the AFC Program, a certification attesting to such viewing.


Locations and dates are subject to change. Space is limited.
For Prospective AFCs:

No programs currently offered.

For Practicing AFCs:

No programs currently offered.


Dates and times are subject to change. Capacity is limited.

Recent Developments in Children's Law: Case Law and Legislative Update
Wed Feb 22 2023 Attend Online

OPEN until Wed Feb 15  1.5 Credit Hour(s)

Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection: What Family Law Practitioners Need to Know
Wed Mar 01 2023 Attend Online

OPEN until Tue Feb 28  1 Credit Hour(s)

Addressing the Child Mental Health Crisis: Identifying and Supporting Youth With Behavioral Health Needs
Wed Mar 15 2023 Attend Online

OPEN until Wed Mar 08  2 Credit Hour(s)

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Videos on Demand

AFC who did not attend a live CLE Program may satisfy the AFC Program training requirements by viewing at least 5.5 credit hours of videos posted on this page. NYS CLE credit is also available.

New Programs:

Understanding Trauma in Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse (165 mins.)
Presented by The Hon. Wayne Humphrey, JFC Lorraine Ronca D.O., F.A.A.P., Dr. Traci Gardner, MD, Danielle Weisberg, LCSW, Ivory Bennett, National Advisory Council for Children's Legal Representation Karen Crandall, Esq., Attorney for the Child on Wed Jan 18 2023 in White Plains, New York

 2.5 Credit Hour(s)  Child Welfare  Domestic Violence  Ethics  Mental Health

Social Media Evidence: Current Law and Evidentiary Tactics (113 mins.)
Presented by Michael J. Hutter, Esq. Professor of Law at Albany Law School Albany, New York on Thu Jan 05 2023 in Rochester, New York

 2 Credit Hour(s)  Evidence  Social Media

Fourth Department Case Law Update (82 mins.)
Presented by Maureen N. Polen, Esq. Child Protection Coordinator The Legal Aid Society of Rochester Rochester, New York on Wed Nov 02 2022 in Rochester, New York

 1.5 Credit Hour(s)  Case Law Updates

What Can I Learn From a Baby? - Interviewing Children From Birth to Age 5 and Beyond
Presented by Frank Alabiso, Ph.D. Suburban Psychiatrics Associates Amherst, New York Emily Vella, Esq. Panel Attorney for the Child - Cattaraugus, Erie & Wyoming Counties Springville, New York on Fri Sep 30 2022 in Rochester, New York

 2 Credit Hour(s)  Interviewing Children
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New York CLE Certificates

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

Certificates are awarded upon completion of the CLE opportunity and delivered electronically. Make sure your email address on file with the AFC Program office is up to date.

Certificates awarded in 2018 and thereafter may be retrieved with the serial number displayed on the certificate. Retrieve a Certificate »

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