Public Lecture

On May 3, 2017 at 6 PM the New York City Bar Association’s Monday Night Law/Moderate Means Committee will host a free public lecture for pro se litigants in celebration of National Law Day at the New York City Bar Association. The lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Options highlighting: Family Court Options
  • Self-Representation in State & Federal Court Proceedings

The experienced guest speakers will be: Yacine Barry-Wun, Esq., Associate Court Attorney for the Supreme Court of NYS; Catherine Friedman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for NYC Family Court; Cat Itaya, Director of the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project; and Gary P. Shaffer, of Gary P. Shaffer Mediation Services.

Following the lecture there will be a question and answer session where you will be able to ask questions related the topics discussed. After the lecture, free 30-minute consultations with Monday Night Law (MNL) volunteer lawyers are also available for the following legal topics only:

  • Family Law
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Consumer Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Employment Law
  • Small Business Matters

Call 212-626-7373 (Español 212-626-7374) to schedule a free consultation in advance; otherwise consultations happen on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to the number of volunteer lawyers and space available.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture, please contact us at 212-382-4732 or

The Public Lectures are sponsored by the New York City Bar Association’s Committees on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Monday Night Law/Moderate Means, in association with the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service and City Bar Justice Center. The information provided during the lecture is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be legal advice and does not create any legal representation in any way.