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New law center established at Niagara University

LEWISTON – The new Niagara County Law Center, a partnership between the Bar Association of Niagara County and Niagara University, was officially established earlier this month at a law day luncheon event in the Niagara Falls Country Club.

Dozens of local judges, lawyers and court staff joined Niagara University Provost Dr. Timothy Downs and Matthew Mosher, president of the bar association, in the ceremonial signing of the cooperation agreement between the university and the association.

The collaboration actually began in March when the law center hosted its first continuing legal education course at the university – a six–hour criminal procedure practicum.

Downs said the university was excited to begin the new partnership adding, “We anticipate that the Continuing Legal Education partnership will provide exemplary and timely learning opportunities for all individuals working in law professions in Western New York.”

A one-credit seminar on collaborative matrimonial law will be held on Wednesday and will include dinner at Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse in Lockport for $45.

Future potential Continuing Legal Education topics will include tribal law and casinos, border patrol and customs, and perhaps even an in-depth look at Sir Thomas More’s trial, according to Ryan Thompson, Niagara’s Continuing Legal Education program director, who promised a variety of quality programs.