For Attorneys

PRE-RECORDED: OCA Approved Article 81 Guardianship Training

Originally Presented on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014~ 9:00am-5:00pm

7 MCLE Credits (Prof. Practice, Skills, Ethics)

Members $115 | Non-Members $180  | Non-Attorneys $1

Description: 
A panel of experienced attorneys and Office of Court Administration staff will provide certification training required for guardian appointment in New York State. This course is approved for both attorneys and non-attorneys.
Presented by:
•Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq.
•Helen Galette, Esq.
•Fern Finkel, Esq.
•Peggy Barbanel, Esq.
•James Cahill, Esq.
•Liz Candreva, Esq.-OCA Part 36 Staff Attorney
•Louise Albenda, Esq.
Sponsored by:
•    Brooklyn Bar Association’s Elder Law Commitee, Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq.-Chair
•    Investors Bank

Registration Fee includes CLE credits and a CD of the materials. If you would like a printed copy of the materials, the Brooklyn Bar Association can provide at cost for $30.

To Order Online:

$115.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Trial Techiques Part II: Cross Examination & Summation

Originally Presented On: Thursday, May 15, 2014~ 6:00-8:00pm

2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description: Whether you are just starting your trial practice or have been amazing judges and juries for years, this course is the first part of a courtroom skills series that will provide attorneys with helpful tips to designing and performing excellent voir dire, oral argument, and witness questioning skills for the court.
Presented by: Andrew Smiley, Esq., Partner of Smiley & Smiley, LLP

+$30.00
$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Trial Techniques Part I: Jury Selection, Opening Statements & Direct Examination

Originally Presented On: Wednesday, May 7, 2014~ 6:00-8:00pm

2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
Whether you are just starting your trial practice or have been amazing judges and juries for years, this course is the first part of a courtroom skills series that will provide attorneys with helpful tips to designing and performing excellent voir dire, oral argument, and witness questioning skills for the court.
Presented by: Andrew Smiley, Esq., Partner at Smiley & Smiley, LLP
Sponsored by:BBA’s Civil Courts Committee- Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Chair, Lien Resolution Group

To Order Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

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

Criminal Diversion Programs: Essentials Explained From the Bench

Originally Presented on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

(2 Professional Practice Credits)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
A panel of Brooklyn justices will explain the alternative programs crucial to our criminal justice system.

Presented by:
Justice Jo Ann Ferdinand, Brooklyn Treatment Court;
Justice Michael J. Brennan, Veteran’s Court;
Justice Matthew J. D’Emic, Mental Health Court
Moderated by:
Scott H. Klein, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Criminal Law Section- George Farkas, Esq., Chair

$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Pitfalls of Criminal Representation: Grand Jury to Trial Basics

Originally Presented on : Thursday April 24t, 2014

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
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

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

PRE-RECORDED: Nuts & Bolts of No Fault Insurance

Originally Presented on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
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

$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Building Your Practice Workshop

Originally Presented On: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

2 MCLE Credits (Practice Management)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
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

+$30.00
$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Court Mandated Mediation Programs

Originally Presented: Monday, March 31, 2014, 6-8pm

2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
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

+$30.00
$25.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: The 2013 Elder Law Update

Originally Presented on Monday, November 4, 2013

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Description
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 Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

PRE-RECORDED: Collecting the Debt: Successful Enforcement Tactics

Originally Presented On Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2 Professional Practice Credits

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
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 Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.