For Attorneys

Navigating the eDiscovery Minefield While Controlling Costs – How Small Firms Can Manage Big Cases

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
5:30-6: Networking & Refreshments
6-7:00: CLE
1 MCLE Credit (Law Practice Management)

Member $30 | Non-Member $50  | Law Student $5 |Non-Attorney $ 25
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Presented By:
Talia T. Page, Esq., Training Specialist
Tim McCorry, Computer Forensic Engineer

Description:
During this valuable CLE presentation, attendees will learn about data forensics, which is the process of collecting electronic documents in a defensible way that maintains all of the important hidden data those documents can contain (“metadata”). This metadata can often make or break an eDiscovery case. Attendees will learn how data can be processed once it has been collected in preparation for review, as well as best practices for reviewing documents electronically. Finally, we will discuss the methods and options for producing this discovery to an adversary. The entire presentation will include a focus on cost-saving techniques and methods for more efficient review.

At the conclusion, attendees should have a better understanding of the technologies and options available in the eDiscovery process, which could prove invaluable going forward into case planning or the next meet-and-confer.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Navigating the eDiscovery Minefield While Controlling Costs Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) and click “Add To Cart.”

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for more information.

ABC’s of Contracting with Minors in the Entertainment Industry

Thursday, March 12, 2015
5:30-6: Networking & Refreshments
6-8: CLE
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Description:
Learn the  history and development of the laws governing the employment of minors in the entertainment industry and understand the New York statutory requirements, judicial approval process, New York’s Department of Labor standards and Child Performer Trust Account requirements.

Presented By:
Sanaa Z. Harris, Esq.
Desha L. Jackson, Esq.

Sponsored By:
Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Committee – Sanaa Z. Harris, Esq., Chair

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: ABCs of Contracting with Minors in the Entertainment Industry Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) and click “Add To Cart.”

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for more information.

Pixel Persuasion – Legal Writing for the 21st Century

Monday, March 23, 2015
5:30-6: Networking & Refreshments
6-7:30: CLE
1.5 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Member $45 | Non-Member $75  | Law Student $7 |Non-Attorney $ 40
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Presented By:
Lisa Solomon, Esq.

Sponsored By:
Mentor Program Committee – Richard Klass, Esq., Chair

Description:
More and more judges are reading briefs on computer screens, rather than on paper. While many of the basic principles of effective brief writing apply regardless of the manner in which the court consumes your brief, the electronic medium presents new opportunities to leverage both technology and principles of document design and web usability to give your brief even more persuasive power.

In this program, you’ll learn how to more persuasively present information intended to be read on a screen in pdf format. Lisa will discuss:

-how judges are reading briefs today
-the important differences between screen-reading and paper-reading
-the F-pattern
-tips for writing for the 21st-Century legal reader

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Pixel Persuasion – Legal Writing for the 21st Century Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for more information.

How to Become a Judge

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
5:30-6PM: Reception
6-9PM: Program

NEW UPDATE: Due to the subject matter, this course does not carry CLE credit.

Member $90 | Non-Member $150  | Law Student $15 |Non-Attorney $ 75
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Moderated By:
Hon. Frank R. Seddio, Seddio & Associates, P.C.

Presented By:
Hon. Fidel F. Del Valle, Chief Administrative Law Judge of the City of New York
Rachel H. Nash, Esq., Administrative Law Judge 2005-2013
Hon. Gary F. Morton, Judge of the Housing Court
Hon. Miriam Cyrulnik, Acting Justice of the Supreme Court; Appointed 2003-Present
Hon. Sharen D. Hudson, Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York

Description:
Have you ever considered a judicial career? A panel of prominent judges and members of the bar will share their experiences in seeking judicial office, whether by running in judicial elections or seeking appointment by the mayor.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: How to Become a Judge Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for more information.

Litigation Made Simple: E-Filing in Kings County 

Monday, March 9, 2015
12:30-1: Lunch & Networking
1-2: CLE
1 Professional Practice Credit
Members $30| Non-Members $50 | Non-Attorneys: $25 | Law Students: $5
+$20 late registration fee if payment not received 24 hours prior to program

Description:
Kings County Clerk, Hon. Nancy T. Sunshine, and staff will walk attendees through the E-Filing process with sample case filings. Learn how to use the E-Filing system to simplify your litigation practice: reduce the size of your hard-files, eliminate unnecessary trips to court, and lessen the number of documents you serve by mail. A visual step-by-step presentation will teach you how to use this modern technology.

Presented By:
Craig Schatzman, Senior Court Analyst, Kings County Court
James Blain, Administrator, Kings County Court

Moderated By:
Hon. Nancy T. Sunshine, Kings County Clerk

Sponsored By:
BBA’s Computer Technology Committee – Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Litigation Made Simple: E-Filing in Kings County Flyer Registration Form

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$30.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for more information.

PRE-RECORDED: Cutting Edge Topics in Estate Planning

Originally presented on: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
Digital Estate Planning – We will explore the definition of digital assets and how to access, secure and distribute them. You will learn the risks and obstacles associated with planning for digital assets, such as potential privacy violation issues and the impact of federal and state hacking laws. We will also cover various planning techniques used to avoid pitfalls and ensure smooth administration of digital assets.
Special Needs Trusts – We will explain the importance of supplemental needs trusts, when to create them and how to fund them as well as the difference between a third-party trust versus a self-settled “payback” trust. A recent New York trust case will be presented to explore the role and responsibilities of corporate trustees of supplemental needs trusts.
Same-Sex Family Planning – Since U.S. v. Windsor, the landmark Supreme Court case that defeated a controversial federal law denying equal treatment to same-sex spouses, some 35 states recognize same-sex marriage. We will recap this trailblazing case and outline issues that remain for same-sex spouses, with an emphasis on estate planning.
Presented By:
Jill Beier, Esq. – Digital Estate Planning
Amy Altman, Esq. – Special Needs Trusts
Daniel Axman, Esq. – Same-Sex Family Planning
Program Coordinator:
Michelle Shagenov, Esq.
Sponsored By:
Surrogate’s Court Committee – Hon. Bruce M. Balter, Chair & Frank T. Strafaci, Esq. Vice Chair
Decedents’ Estates Section – Paul S. Forster, Esq., Chair & Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
Elder Law Committee – Anthony Lamberti, Esq., Chair & Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Vice Chair
Computer Technology Committee - Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair
Young Lawyers Section – Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Chair & Adam Kalish, Esq., Vice Chair

To Purchase Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) and click “Add To Cart.”

$50.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Ethical Considerations in Online Marketing for Law Firms

Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)
Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
Whether you’re looking to use social media, create a website, or just send out an email, there are ethical issues to keep in mind. Learn about the ethical pitfalls when marketing your firm online and how to avoid them. Topics include: email, social media, websites, online advertising and search optimization, blogging, and interacting with judges.
Presented By:
Andrew Cabasso, Esq.
Sponsored By:
BBA’s Computer Technology Committee – Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair

To Purchase Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) and click “Add To Cart.”

$50.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Pre-Recorded CLE:
Digital Evidence in Matrimonial Cases – Deconstructing Electronically Stored Information

This CLE was taped on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

2 MCLE Credits (.5 Ethics & 1.5 Skills)
Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
The volume of digital evidence potentially available in matrimonial (and other) cases dwarfs all evidence in all other forms. Recent ethical opinions state that a practitioner must be competent to deal with electronic evidence issues and the Uniform Rules for NY Trial Courts mandate consideration for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) at the time of Preliminary Conference.
Presented By:
Nicholas G. Himonidis, J.D., CFE, CCFS
Sponsored By:
BBA’s Family Law Section – RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq., Chair
Investors Bank
Thomson Reuters – Westlaw

To Purchase Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$50.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Nuts & Bolts of Will Drafting
Originally presented on Tuesday, October 21, 2014- 6:00-8:00pm
2 Professional Practice Credits
Client intake, basics of a complete Will, proper Will execution, PLUS attorney-drafter as nominated executor considerations, attorney-drafter legal exposure, Medicaid trusts, tax apportionment, AND much, much, much more!
Panelists: Paul S. Forster, Esq., Antar Jones, Esq. and Frank T. Strafaci, Esq.
Program Coordinator: Antar Jones, Esq.
Sponsored by: BBA’s Surrogate’s Court Committee – Hon. Bruce M. Balter, Chair and Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
BBA’s Decedent’s Estates Section – Paul S. Forster, Esq., Chair and Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
East Coast Appraisal Service
Fillmore Real Estate
Investors Bank
Westlaw
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, click this link: Will Drafting Flyer-Form 10.21.2014.2
To Order Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

For more information, contact 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or email dlevine@brooklynbar.org

The 2014 Bankruptcy Update
Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice per course

This program was originally presented on the following dates:
Part I Tuesday, September 9th
Part II Tuesday, September 16th
Part III Tuesday, September 23rd

Presentations by:
David J. Doyaga, Esq., Doyaga & Schaefer
Gregory Messer, Esq., Law Office of Gregory Messer, PLLC
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Bankruptcy Law Committee- Dayid J. Doyaga, Esq., Chair
Part I – Bankruptcy Basics – This Course is for the beginning attorney who has done 5 or less bankruptcies and is excellent for sending your staff and paralegals to learn or re-learn the Basics of Bankruptcy and Chapter 7.
Topics include:  How to properly complete and amend Schedules and other required filings;  How to convert to other Chapters; The basics of how to complete the means test form;  How to get the Meeting of Creditors closed in one visit;  Basic client interviewing; Bankruptcy Exemptions.
Part II –Intermediate Level – This Course is a perfect follow up to Part I.
Topics include: How to get the difficult or high earning debtor under the means test cap for Chapter 7;  Discharge and Dischargeability Actions and how to defend them; reaffirmation of Debts and the alternatives thereto; and advanced Exemptions and analysis.
Part III –Advanced Bankruptcy – Covers Advanced Topics.
Topics include: The new exemptions – advanced analysis; Exemption Planning; Recent Decisions; Chapter 13 and lien stripping; S0.tripping Second mortgages and Chapter 20.
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!
To Order Online:
Part I:

$50.00

Part II:
$50.00

Part III:
$50.00

For more information contact: Danielle A. Levine, at dlevine@brooklynbar.org or 718-624-0675, ext. 206