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Chirello Advertising Produces Attorney Training Video For Onondaga County Bar Assn.

Chirello Advertising recently completed the development and production of a new Onondaga County Bar Association (OCBA) training video for volunteer attorneys defending low-income tenants facing eviction on a typical day in city court, said Steve Chirello, agency owner.

The production, with the assistance of Notion Pictures, Syracuse, was taped in its entirety in the Syracuse Federal Building in the court of the Hon. George H. Lowe, federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of NY. Students from Syracuse University’s College of Law portrayed evicted tenants and attorneys with OCBA’s Volunteer Lawyer Project (VLP) represented tenants or landlords in the illustrative scenarios.  “We are extremely grateful to Judge Lowe for his time and support to enable this project to be completed, and to the VLP attorneys and SU Law students who comprised our cast,” Chirello said.

The Hon. George H. Lowe, (seated center), federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of NY worked with the Onondaga County Bar Assn. (OCBA) and Steve Chirello Advertising on production of a new OCBA training video for volunteer attorneys defending low-income tenants facing eviction on a typical day in city court. Judge Lowe is joined by Deborah O’Shea (behind him in glasses), coordinator, OBCA Volunteer Lawyer Project (VLP), Chirello, (far right in red), and attorneys from the VLP, members of the Notion Pictures production team, court clerk, bailiff, and students from Syracuse University’s College of Law who portrayed evicted tenants. OCBA can be reached at (315) 471-2667.  Chirello can be contacted at (315) 592-9778, steve@chirello.com, and  www.chirello.com.
The Hon. George H. Lowe, (seated center), federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of NY worked with the Onondaga County Bar Assn. (OCBA) and Steve Chirello Advertising on production of a new OCBA training video for volunteer attorneys defending low-income tenants facing eviction on a typical day in city court. Judge Lowe is joined by Deborah O’Shea (behind him in glasses), coordinator, OBCA Volunteer Lawyer Project (VLP), Chirello, (far right in red), and attorneys from the VLP, members of the Notion Pictures production team, court clerk, bailiff, and students from Syracuse University’s College of Law who portrayed evicted tenants. OCBA can be reached at (315) 471-2667. Chirello can be contacted at (315) 592-9778, [email protected], and www.chirello.com.

“Textbooks cannot convey the fine art of client interviewing, negotiations with angry landlords or their attorneys, and the diplomacy needed to secure a reasonable disposition from the judge,” said Neil M. Gingold, Esq., OCBA president. “ Volunteer attorneys who are new to landlord-tenant practice often quickly become aware that the representation of low income tenants requires more than the knowledge of real property law.

“This DVD realistically presents four separate cases that portray the most typical issues raised by non-payment of rents and failure of tenants to vacate rental property following lease termination. Anyone wishing more information on this DVD is encouraged to call OCBA at (315) 471-2667.”

Located in Fulton, Chirello Advertising offers full service advertising, public relations, and marketing expertise to a variety of industrial, professional,

institutional and retail clients throughout Central New York.  The agency, working with in-house staff and outside associates, specializes in public relations planning, web design, streaming video, video production, television, radio and print advertising. Chirello can be contacted at (315) 592-9778, [email protected], and  www.chirello.com.