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Paralegal Certificate Program Orientation
DateApril 15, 2021Time6:00 PM
This mandatory orientation is open only to Paralegal Students who have completed their registration. At the orientation, you will receive:
  • An orientation package
  • Your CALI ID and introduction 
  • Your CLIO ID and introduction
  • Tour of various websites pertinent to your educational need


5 Reasons to Become a Paralegal
  • Fastest Growing Industry
  • Not Just Law Firms ─ Paralegal Education Can Open Many Career Doors
  • Path to Law School
  • Learn Skills that Are Transferable to Many Other Career Paths
  • Business Purpose: Startup or Expand Your Business
Become a Certified Travel Agent and Destination Specialist
DateApril 14, 2021Time6:00 PM

We will discuss how travel, and the role of the Travel Agent, has changed over the years. We will also discuss niche travel areas and you will be encouraged to consider the niche areas you're are most interested in focusing on during the 4-week course.
CDC: Vaccinated Americans can now travel
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that fully vaccinated Americans can resume domestic and overseas travel as long as they wear masks in public. The individuals do not need to get a Covid-19 test before or after domestic travel and do not need to self-quarantine on return, as long as they follow public health measures. Read more...
Business News
SBA to Increase Lending Limit for
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.
Tax Day for individuals extended to May 17: Treasury, IRS extend filing and payment deadline

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.
What New Yorkers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

New York City is committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy by ensuring that access to COVID-19 vaccines is fair and equitable. COVID-19 vaccines will likely be available for most New Yorkers by mid-2021. Some people, such as health care workers, essential workers who cannot separate from others, and older adults and other people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 can currently get vaccinated.  
Grants & Money for Your Business
Curtains Up NYC: Free Application Assistance

Curtains Up NYC is a City of New York program that offers free application assistance for NYC businesses and nonprofits connected to live performance applying for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program of the federal government.

Click here to sign up for a Curtains Up NYC webinar.

Apple Impact Accelerator Program

Apple’s Impact Accelerator application is now open for Hispanic/ Latinx-, Black-, and Indigenous (Native American)-owned businesses that provide environmental solutions and services.

The Accelerator is part of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative and is a key part of Apple’s strategy to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. Selected participants will begin The Accelerator program in August 2021.

Applications are due Friday, April 30th at 11:59p.m. PT
Interviews & Podcasts

This episode takes a look at the historic legislation of Marijuana Legalization in New York. Attorney Brian Figeroux discusses the history of the criminalization of marijuana use. District 79 Assembly member, Chantel Jackson and Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center looks at the impact of the legislation on marginalized communities. Click here to listen now!
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