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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:

$0.00

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

To Register Online:

$0.00

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

To Register Online:

$0.00

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

Branding For Lawyers: Using Low-Tech and High-Tech Ways to Boost Law Firm or Individual
Marketing Skills Sets for Business and Career Development Opportunities

Monday, January 9, 2016
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
No MCLE Credits 

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

Moderator:
Richard A. Klass, Esq.

Faculty:
David B. Sarnoff, Esq.
Warren H. Cohn
Juda Engelmayer

Description:

Branding and marketing skills are key for an attorney to distinguish himself/herself when developing business and broadening a network of potential clients and industry contacts. This presentation highlights the high-tech and low-tech tools for an attorney to reach new sources of business or referrals in a cost effective and efficient way.
Practicing law is a time consuming profession that needs to be balanced with targeted marketing and business development programs. This is an introduction to the potentials paths to choose.

To Download Flyer Registration Form: Branding For Lawyers