Collateral Consequences of Attorney Fee Awards, Cash Settlements or Damages

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Collateral Consequences of Attorney Fee Awards, Cash Settlements or Damages

This session identifies the potential impact of damage awards, cash settlements and attorney fee awards on tax liability, means tested benefits, and vulnerability to creditors. It provides an example of an award in a Fair Labor Standards Act case involving a public assistance recipient who has participated in workfare, and covers the use of Supplemental Needs Trusts to protect cash settlements and awards

Date of presentation: 09/13/2012

Presenters: Susan Antos (Empire Justice Center), Elizabeth Hay (The Legal Aid Society), Karen Nicolson (Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York, Inc.)

Viewing time: 1 hour and 32 minutes

CLE credits: 1.5 Skills

Cost for viewing this training if CLE credit is requested: $60.00 for Not-for-Profit Agencies; $90.00 for Private Practice Attorneys. There is no charge for viewing this training unless CLE credit is requested.

Financial Hardship Policy available upon request. Contact Michelle Peterson, Training Coordinator

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State can not receive CLE credit for online training.

If you are an attorney who is not licensed in New York State and want CLE credit, please check to see if your state allows New York State CLE credits to be applied to your state's CLE requirements.


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