Unemployment Insurance Hearings

An Unemployment Insurance Hearing is an informal trial held before an Administrative Law Judge in a hearing room. Based on the evidence presented at the hearing, the judge will decide whether or not the former employee is entitled to unemployment insurance benefits.

This presentation will cover the following topics:
Preparing the clients for a hearing before the ALJ
The hearing: Format, evidence and procedure
Appealing to the Unemployment Insurance Board

Date of original presentation: 04/15/2011

Presented by: Hon. Marcella M. Seaburg-Brackett, Senior Administrative Law Judge, New York Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board; Hannah M. Nezezon, Esq., Monroe County Legal Assistance Center, an office of Legal Assistance of Western New York

Total viewing time: 1 hour 28 minutes

CLE credit: 0.5 Professional Practice, 1.0 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. Attorneys located in or near Monroe County may receive CLE credit free of charge in exchange for a commitment to accept and complete one Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. pro bono case within one year. The fee will be refunded after the attorney completes a case and requests a refund.

Financial Hardship Policy: Available upon request. Contact Linda Kostin, Pro Bono Coordinator, Seventh Judicial District

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State cannot 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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