Events

New Developments in Practice at the Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings (OATH), New York City’s Central Administrative Tribunal

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits
(Professional Practice)

BBA Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registration

Faculty:
Hon. Fidel F. Del Valle
Chief Judge and Commissioner, OATH

Hon. Raymond E. Kramer
Executive Director, Center for Creative Conflict Resolution, OATH

Maria Marchiano, Esq.
Chief Clerk, OATH

Description:
OATH has implemented significant changes as part of a City-wide effort to reform the administrative justice system in the City of New York. This program will provide an overview of these far-reaching reforms.

Hearings Division: These reforms require both internal organizational changes at OATH, such as the creation of a new, centralized Clerk’s Office to unify OATH’s numerous hearing facilities in all five boroughs, as well as important external changes, such as the creation and implementation of a universal summons and electronic handheld summons-issuing technology. What had previously been three internal OATH tribunals hearing enforcement-related summons is now one unified Hearings Division. New OATH Hearings Division rules went into effect August 8, 2016 which streamlined the existing rules and procedures, so that the process by which people respond to summonses will be the same for all summonses filed at OATH. This is a major step forward in creating a uniform OATH Hearings Division that is responsible for the adjudication of all enforcement-related summonses. In addition, OATH’s jurisdiction has continued to expand. At the end of August 2016, per Executive Order 18 of 2016 signed by the Mayor, OATH began to hear cases from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) that were previously adjudicated at an administrative tribunal housed within DCA. Also, with the enactment of the Criminal Justice Reform Act in June, OATH will be responsible, starting in June 2017, for adjudicating approximately 160,000 summonses that previously were heard in NYC Criminal Court. The new law also makes OATH responsible for establishing and administering a community service program as an alternative to the monetary penalties the law allows. This is a major criminal justice reform initiative that may serve as a national model.

Trials Division: The Trials Division continues to serve as the central administrative tribunal for more formal and complex administrative hearings referred by City agencies. The program will include an overview of the Trials Division and its jurisdiction and procedures.

Mediation: In addition to these City-wide initiatives, last year OATH launched the City’s Center for Creative Conflict Resolution (CCCR), which provides mediation and other conflict services to all City agencies and their employees

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New Developments in Practice at the Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings (OATH), New York City’s Central Administrative Tribunal

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Hot Topics In Ethics 2017: Privilege, Fees, Conflicts, Social Media, Disciplinary Complaints and More! 

Monday, April 17, 2017
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits
(Ethics)

Trial Academy Member $0 | BBA Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registration

Faculty:

Michael Ross, Esq.

Clifford Robert, Esq

Description:
Join the Academy’s renowned ethics team of Michael Ross and Cliff Robert for this year’s recap of the most important changes related to attorney ethics. They will review privilege issues, legal fees, conflicts, client and social media, threatening disciplinary complaints and more.

To Register Online:

$0.00

Small Claims Arbitrator Training

Monday, April 24, 2017
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits
(Skills)

Member $25 | Non-Member $50 | Law Student $5 | Non-Attorney $15
+$20 for walk-up registration

Introduction:
Hon. Ingrid Joseph, AJSC
Supervising Judge, Kings Civil Court

Faculty:
Paul V. Nuccio, Esq.
Court Attorney/Special Referee Supreme Court, Kings County, Civil Term
Past President of Small Claims Arbitrator’s Association of the Civil Court of the City of New York

Description:
This program prepares and certifies attorneys to become pro-bono arbitrators in the Small Claims Parts of the New York City Civil Court in all five boroughs. Participants must have been admitted to the New York State Bar for a minimum of five years in order to be eligible to serve as arbitrators. Attorneys employed by the Court may sit if they have been admitted to the Bar for two years and have one year of court employment.

BBA Sponsor:
BBA Civil Court of the City of New York Committee
Jeffrey Miller, Esq. – Chair

Sponsor:
East Coast Appraisal Service

To Download Registration Flyer: Small Claims Arbitrator Training

To Register Online:

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MayDay: Labor & Employment Law Under the Trump Administration

Monday, May 1, 2017
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits
(Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registration

Moderator:
Hon. Katherine Levine
Kings County Supreme Court Justice

Faculty:
David E. Leach, Esq.
Commissioner Lorelei Salas
Brigette Renaud, Esq.
Antonia Kousoulas, Esq.

Description:
Topics that will be discussed include:
– Overtime/FLSA
– Title VII for LGBT
– NLRB
– Anticipated changes in DOL

BBA Sponsor:
BBA Employment & Labor Law Committee
Hon. Katherine Levine – Chair

Sponsor:
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To Download Flyer Registration: May Day: Labor and Employment Law Under the Trump Administration

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Article 81 Skills Workshop: Motions for Interim Relief

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
3:30-5:30PM 
2 MCLE Credits (1.5 Skills; .5 Ethics)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registration

Moderator:
Daniel R. Miller, Esq.

Faculty:
Robin N. Goeman, Esq.

Julie Stoil Fernandez, Esq.

James H. Cahill, Jr., Esq.

BBA Sponsor:
BBA Elder Law Committee
Anthony Lamberti, Esq. – Chair
Fern Finkel, Esq. – Vice-Chair

CLE Sponsor:
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Reception Sponsor:
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Description:
Once appointed guardian, you must solve a host of problems–hoarding, foreclosure, family fighting, missing money, Medicaid, nursing home placement, repairs, etc., and the Order & Judgment will not cover everything. Knowing your next move (be it by NOM, OSC, or ex parte order) is complicated. When it comes to guardianship, there is often no “form.”  This skills CLE will discuss interim motions for relief made by guardians and their counsel, as well as provide examples of language, format, and strategies to use in your motions.

To Download Registration Flyer: Article 81 Skills Workshop: Motions for Interim Relief Registrtation Flyer

To Register Online:

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A Special Needs Child (focus on Autism) in a Divorce: What the Attorneys Must Know and Do and the Role of the Attorney for the Child

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits
(Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registration

Faculty:
David M. Chidekel, Esq.
Steven D. Cohn, Esq.
Randi L. Karmel, Esq.

Description:
The panel will deal with how to protect the child with special needs in the divorce process.  The first speaker will deal with Autistic children and what the attorney should know in a case where there are children with a diagnosis of Autism or other similar diagnoses. The second part will focus on the role of the Attorney for the Child when does and how does an attorney for the child decide whether to be an advocate for the child or if the attorney needs to substitute the attorney’s judgment for the child’s wishes.  The third part will be an update in case law on the Best Interest of the Child(ren).  The presenters will interact and discuss how to draft, or what issues need to be resolved, in an agreement to reflect the special needs of the child.

BBA Sponsor:
BBA Family Law Section
RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq. – Co-Chair
Aimee L. Richter, Esq. – Co-Chair
Phil Brown, Esq – Vice Chair
Randi L. Karmel, Esq. – Vice Chair

Sponsor:
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To Download Registration Flyer: A Special Needs Child (focus on Autism) in a Divorce: What the Attorneys Must Know and Do and the Role of the Attorney for the Child

De facto Parentage, the Marital Presumption and the Second Parent Adoption: Recent Updates in the Law and How it Will Impact the Evolving Family Model 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registration

Moderators:
Christina Golkin, Esq.
Aimee Richter, Esq.

Faculty:
Susan Bender, Esq.
Brian Esser, Esq.
Eric Wrubel, Esq.

Description:
In the wake of the New York Court of Appeals’ opinion rendered in Brook S.B., the passage of New York’s Marriage Equality Act and the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, numerous issues have arisen surrounding the presumption of who may qualify as a parent under the law.

Our panel’s discussion of these issues will include: – What the precedent of Brook S.B. means for unmarried couples
– Whether the presumption of legitimacy is available to same sex couples
– When is second parent adoption necessary
– Under the current law, will the New York Courts recognize a child having more than two parents
– A discussion of the Parent Child Securities Act.

Sponsor:
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To Download Flyer Registration: De facto Parentage, the Marital Presumption and the Second Parent Adoption: Recent Updates in the Law and How it Will Impact the Evolving Family Model

2017 CPLR Update

Monday, March 13, 2017
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registration

Faculty:
Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman

Description:
This program is a must for attorneys litigating in the New York State Courts! Join us for this comprehensive update on NY’s Civil Practice Law and Rules. Topics will include significant recent case law, the impact of recent Court of Appeals pronouncements and rulings, current disclosure issues and more.

To Download Flyer Registration: 2017 CPLR Update

Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
1-2:00PM 
1 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice)

Member $30 | Non-Member $50 | Law Student $5 | Non-Attorney $25
+$20 for walk-up registration

Faculty:
Mark Sullivan, Esq.

Description:
Mark Sullivan, author of “The Military Divorce Handbook” will speak on the newly enacted SERVICES FORMER SPOUSES’ PROTECTION ACT (USFSPA), which radically changes the Majauskas Rule in New York .  The new federal law, also called “The frozen Benefit Rule” requires that the pension to be divided in such cases is the member’s retired pay as if he or she had retired on the date of the court order dividing the pension as property.   

To Download Registration Flyer: Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA)

 

Practical Tips for Avoiding Grievances: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

Monday, February 6, 2017
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

Member $60 | Non-Member $50 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registration

Faculty:
Richard A. Klass, Esq.
Andrea E. Bonina, Esq.
Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq.
Pery D. Krinsky, Esq.

Description:
A panel discussion featuring Ethics Practitioners and Grievance Committee Members.

To Download Flyer Registration Form: Practical Tips for Avoiding Grievances: What Every Attorney Needs to Know