For Attorneys

Pitfalls of Criminal Representation: Grand Jury to Trial Basics*
Originally Presented on : Thursday April 24t, 2014
(2 Prof. Practice Credits)
This course will raise important issues to consider when balancing the desires and the best interest of your client at each stage of a criminal case. Part of the course will specifically focus on pre-trial hearings regarding identification, statements, and theft and recovered property.
Moderated by: Scott H. Klein, Esq.
Presented by:
•Edward J. Mandery, Esq.
•Martin G. Goldberg, Esq.
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Criminal Law Section-George Farkas, Esq., Chair
•Investors Bank
•LexisNexis

To Order Online:

$50.00

Nuts & Bolts of No Fault Insurance*

Originally Presented on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
(2 Prof. Practice Credits)
Experienced attorneys and two judges will cover the nuts and bolts of no fault practice, including recent developments in case law and decisions regarding peer doctors and the preclusion defense.
Presented by:
•David Gottlieb, Esq.
•Jeff Seigel, Esq.
•Hon. Peter Sweeney
•Hon. Katherine Levine
Sponsored by:
BBA’s No Fault Committee-Dean Delianites, Esq., Chair
For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675.

 

Building Your Practice Workshop*

Originally Presented On: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
(2 Practice Mgmt Credits)

Focusing on the solo and small firms, this program teaches the skills behind the “business of law” including day-to-day management, business planning, accounting, marketing, and client care.  The course will also highlight important concepts for keeping your firm’s finances and client relations.
Presented by:
•Richard A. Klass, Esq.
•Jaime Lathrop, Esq.
Moderated by: Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq.
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Young Lawyer Section-Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq., Chair
•BBA’s Mentoring Committee-Richard A. Klass, Esq., Chair
•New York Life, Albert Hinds
•LexisNexis

*Indicates courses that offer basic training in skills and practice.
For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675.

Preregistration is no longer available. Please register at the door 15 minutes before the course begins.

Court Mandated Mediation Programs
Originally Presented: Monday, March 31, 2014, 6-8pm
(2 Skills Credits)
This presentation will incorporate the proceedings and functions of various Court sponsored mediation programs, in both the State & Federal Court.  This program is for both practitioners & mediators.
Presented by:
Lisa Courtney, Esq., Special Projects Counsel-Office of ADR and Court Improvement
Catherine Friedman, Esq., New York City Family Court ADR Coordinator Programs
Hon. Robin S. Garson, Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County
Gerald Lepp, Esq.-ADR Administrator, Eastern District of New York Mediation Program
Rebecca Price, Esq., Mediation Supervisor, Southern District of New York Mediation Program
Moderated by: Ira Cure, Esq. and Steven Harkavy, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s ADR Committee- Hon. Elizabeth Bonina and Steven Harkavy, Esq., Co-Chairs
For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675.

 

Summer CD/DVD Sale 2014

Through August 29, 2014!

12 CLE Credits via PreRecorded CDs and DVDs for $150  (Members)/$350 (Non-Members)

To Order, Download the Order Form above and mail, email, or fax, to
Danielle A. Levine, Director of CLE at the Brooklyn Bar Association:
123 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
dlevine@brooklynbar.org
718-624-4045

 

The 2013 Elder Law Update
Originally Presented on Monday, November 4, 2013
2 Professional Practice Credits
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq. will provide an update on recent developments in elder law and how to pay for long-term care.  The seminar will cover such topics as Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, nursing homes, assisted living, guardianship, Medicaid trusts, and special needs trusts.  Relevant tax considerations will also be addressed.

Presented by:
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Elder Law Committee- Anthony Lamberti, Esq., Chair
•East Coast Appraisal Service

To Order the CD Online

$50.00

For More Information, Contact Meredith Symonds, Esq.: msymonds@brooklynbar.org or 718.624.0675, ext 206.

Collecting the Debt: Successful Enforcement Tactics
Originally Presented On Wednesday, November 6, 2013
2 Professional Practice Credits
The Course will discuss the following:
Locating the Debtor and his assets
Article 52 remedies, including execution, income execution and restrainingnotices.
Settlement and negotiation strategies.
Judicial perspectives on motions to vacate judgment, post-judgment enforcementmeasures and settlements.
Presented by:
Hon. Noach Dear, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Kings Co.
Richard Klass, Esq.-Your Court Street Lawyer
Susan Nash, Search-Net Management, President
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Civil Court Committee-Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Chair
Thomson Reuters-Westlaw

To Order the CD Online:

$50.00

For More Information, Contact Meredith Symonds, Esq.:
msymonds@brooklynbar.org; 718-624-0675, ext. 206

Land Use and Zoning In NYC: The Basics*

2 Professional Practice Credits
Originally Presented On: October 9, 2013

This Real Property course will introduce attorneys to the fundamental building blocks of zoning and delve into the details of zoning calculations, CEQR requirements, development rights transfers. The speakers will also discuss the various city agencies associated with land use, including the Departments of City Planning and Buildings, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals,and the NYC Landmarks Commission.

*Indicates a course offering basic training for skills and practice.

Presented by:
Mark Caruso, Esq., Caruso, Caruso & Branda, P.C.
Chris Wright, Esq., Simons & Wright LLC

Sponsored By:
BBA’s Real Property Law Committee- Mark Caruso, Esq., Chair

To Order the CD Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

For More Information, Contact Meredith Symonds, Esq.:

msymonds@brooklynbar.org; 718-624-0675, ext. 206

Bankruptcy Update 2013
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice per course

Originally Presented On:
Part I Thursday, September 12th: 6:00-8:30pm
Part II Thursday, September 19th: 6:00-8:30pm
Part III Thursday, September 26th: 6:00-8:30pm

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
East Coast Appraisal Services

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; The new exemptions – an overview.

Part III –Advanced Bankruptcy – Covers Advanced Topics.
Topics include: The new exemptions – advanced analysis; Exemption Planning; Recent Decisions; Chapter 13 and lien stripping.

For more information contact: Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org or 718-624-0675, ext. 206

To Order Online:

Part I
CD

$50.00

DVD

$50.00

Part II
CD
+$30.00
$50.00

DVD

$50.00

Part III
CD
+$30.00
$50.00

DVD

$50.00

Nuts & Bolts of Real Property Contracts Provisions, Procedures, and Pitfalls*
Originally Presented On: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
2 MCLE Professional Practice Credits
Presented by:
•    Mark Caruso, Esq., Partner of Caruso, Caruso & Branda, P.C.; BBA’s Real Property Law Committee Chair
•    Dominic J. Famulari, Esq., Law Firm of John D. Famulari

Sponsored by:
•    BBA’s Real Property Law Committee-Mark Caruso, Esq., Chair
•    Investors Bank
•    Regal Title Agency

Course Description: Come learn about contract terms and provisions along with “what to do” tips with respect to common situations involving real estate contracts.  The presenters will also describe in detail the various problems and pitfalls that practitioners often encounter and how to either avoid or resolve such problems.

*Indicates courses that offer basic training in skills and practice.

To Order the CD Online:

$50.00