Robert H. Jackson Center

The Robert H. Jackson Center


Register today! May 5th Spring Continuing Legal Education Seminar:

Reflections on the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Requirements for Billing & Record Retention Under the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, Legal Strategies for Successful Marketing & Development

Tuesday May 5th
8:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
CLE Seminar and luncheon to follow free of charge
Robert H. Jackson Center
305 E. Fourth Street, Jamestown NY

The seminar will be immediately followed by a luncheon featuring a celebrity sports guest interview by Gregory L. Peterson, co-founder and board member of the Robert H. Jackson Center.

  • Download a pdf of the registration form here
  • Register by Friday April 24th to Mary Keating, CLE Administrator with Phillips Lytle, LLP by phone (716) 847-5461 or fax (716) 852-6100.

    The program is approved for NYS CLE credit for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys for a maximum of 3.0 credit hours. Phillips Lytle LLP, an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York, will handle NYS CLE credit requests. Contact the Robert H. Jackson Center for more information #716-483-6646 or email

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    Feature presentation titled: Reflections on the Voting Rights Act of 1965


    Reuben Ortenberg, Former Trial Attorney for the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

    Reuben Ortenberg is Of Counsel to Woods Oviatt in Rochester. Mr. Ortenberg focuses his practice on zoning, planning and land use law, commercial real estate sales, purchases and leases, and commercial litigation. He frequently appears before zoning and planning boards and engages in Article 78 proceedings and Declatory Judgement actions in connection with land use matters. In addition to private developers, he advises municipalities on zoning procedures and litigation related to zoning and planning issues. After graduating from New York Law School, he spent three years at the United States Justice Department in the Civil Rights division. Mr. Ortenberg was a part of a team of young lawyers who investigated and prosecuted school desegregation, voting rights, and public accommodation cases in Alabama, Georgia and Florida under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


    Celebrity Luncheon Speaker Former Buffalo Sabres Larry Playfair

    The featured luncheon speaker, Mr. Playfair will recall some of his most memorable career moments during an interview with Greg Peterson, Jackson Center co-founder and board member. Buffalo Sabres legend Larry Playfair was drafted in the first round, 13th overall by the Sabres in 1978. The NHL defenseman spent eight seasons with the Sabres and became an important part of the team during the 1980s.