Warren M. Anderson Legislative Breakfast Series

Warren M. Anderson Breakfast Series

Held monthly from February through May, each Warren M. Anderson Breakfast Seminar features a panel of experts who address legal aspects of a policy issue pending before the New York State Legislature.

Warren M. Anderson was a distinguished alumnus of Albany Law School and a former member of the Government Law Center Advisory Board. Having served in the New York State Senate for 35 years, he is known for his leadership during his tenure as President Pro Tem and Majority Leader from 1973 to 1988.

Warren Anderson began his legal career as an assistant county attorney in Broome County of New York. He then joined the law firm of Hinman, Howard & Kattell, where he practiced law up until his death in June 2007. Throughout his career he received numerous honors and awards.

The seminars feature a panel of experts who discuss the legal aspects of each issue, all currently pending before the New York State Legislature. The programs are held from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Assembly Parlor on the 3rd Floor of the New York State Capitol.

The 2016 schedule is:

February 23: Criminal Justice and Young Offenders: Is raising the age a viable option?

April 5: The Safe Act and Beyond: What is the role, if any, for state and local government in the regulation of firearms?

April 19: Increasing Voter Turnout: How do we make democracy work?

May 3: From Paris, France to Paris, New York: What is the ​role for state and local government in addressing climate change?

Registration: All sessions are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration is requested. 

​T​o register, click here.​

For more information, contact Amy Gunnells at 518-445-2329 or agunn@albanylaw.edu.


  • 2015 Sessions
​February 24: Emerging Issues in State-Based Immigration Reform
    Download Materials & Resources:
    Immigration Reform CLE Materials   Immigration Reform Resources
April 7: Health Crises, Natural Disasters, and Civil Unrest: Are We Prepared?
    Health Crises, Natural Disasters, & Civil Unrest CLE Materials 
    Watch Video
April 21: Unchaining Local Government: Opportunities in New York State
   Unchaining Local Government CLE Materials
    Watch Video
May 5: Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Cures
         NOTE: This session is in Hearing Room C in the Legislative Office Bulding.
   Wrongful Convictions CLE Materials

   Watch Video