Ossining's Law Through Film Series Continues on Thursday, March 17

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The Law as Seen Through Film continues with “Erin Brockovich (2000)” and Discussion on the BP Oil Spill with Elizabeth Silleck, Esq. moderating. The audience is encouraged to come with their opinions.

Lehmann & Lehmann Legal Communications and the Ossining Public Library are hosting a free showing of “Erin Brockovich.” Julia Roberts won an Oscar for “Best Actress” for depicting one woman’s victorious struggle against a utility for poisoning a community’s drinking water. Afterwards, Elizabeth Silleck, Esq., will moderate a discussion about last April’s British Petroleum oil spill and the legal consequences of one of the largest environmental disasters in this country’s history. Audience participants are urged to ask questions and voice their opinions about the BP Oil Spill and the Justice Department’s involvement in the litigation suit.

Elizabeth Silleck, Esq. won the “Con Edison Environmental Award” in 2009 for her work creating “White Plains Clean and Green,” an initiative to increase public awareness of environmental issues and promoting sustainability. The program continues under the name “Sustain White Plains.” Elizabeth is currently employed as Regional Coordinator for the Energy $mart Communities Program, an outreach project of the New York State Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). She is responsible for forging partnerships with municipalities, businesses, and organizations to devise strategies for promoting energy efficiency, clean energy and environmentally sound commercial building projects. She earned her J.D. and Certificate in Environmental Law from Pace Law School, magna cum laude in May 2009 and currently serves as Co-Chair on the Westchester County Bar Association’s Environmental Committee and as a Director on the Board of the Westchester’s Women’s Bar Association.

L& L LC provides creative marketing strategies for professional services firms. The Law as Seen Through Film, in its third season, is the firm’s own community project. The series’ mission is to raise awareness about current legal issues through great cinema. Westchester, New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut professional services firms outsource L&L LC for Internet marketing campaigns that include improving website performance with analytics data. They also have been successful in building offline strategic alliances as referral sources, all in compliance with NYSBA rules and regulations for client development.

The series continues at the Ossining Public Library on April 21, 2011, 6:30 p.m. with four time nominated “In Cold Blood (1967),” a film based on Truman Capote’s book. The legal discussion will continue with the death penalty – in lieu of the recent sentencing in Connecticut for the murder of the Petit family.


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