For Attorneys

Introduction to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act:
An Analysis of Collection Ethics and an Annual Review of FDCPA Case Law

Originally Presented On: December 13, 2011 – 6:00-8:00pm
Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (.5 Ethics, 1.5 Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Richard A. Klass, Esq., Law Office of Richard A. Klass.
Isaac N. Tuchman, Esq., Daniels & Norelli, P.C.

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Mentoring Committee – Richard A. Klass, Chair
The BBA’s Civil Court Committee – Dino Mastropietro, Chair

Topics will include: What debts are covered by the FDCPA; who is a “debt collector” subject to the FDCPA, and what conduct is mandated or prohibited by the FDCPA; a review of the year’s decisions interpreting the FDCPA; and the ethics and consequences of aggressive collection activity.

For more information contact:
E-mail: msymonds@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Original CLE Date and Time: September 13, 2011
Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice

Presentations by:
David J. Doyaga, Esq., Doyaga & Schaefer, and
Gregory Messer, Esq., Law Office of Gregory Messer, PLLC

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 will 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.

For more information contact:
E-mail: lfeldman@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Original CLE Date: May 18, 2011
Credits: 2 Credits Professional Practice

Presentations by:
Dr. Donald H. Marks, MD
Richard Mischel, Esq.
Dr. Lawrence Shields, MD
George A. Farkas, Esq.
Michael Farkas, Esq.

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Criminal Law Section, – George A. Farkas, Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director
The Kings County Criminal Bar Association

This course will review: the use of Functional MRI in criminal matters to explain and litigate issues involving cognitive ability, lie-detection, and mitigation related to brain functions. The presentation will also cover admissibility, motions to suppress and appellate issues related to cell-site data in criminal prosecutions.  The presenters will describe what cell-site data is, what it shows, and how to interpret the documents that you receive from the wireless carriers when they comply with your subpoena.  Additionally, the seminar will discuss using Google Earth for demonstrative exhibits.

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Original CLE Date: March 2, 2011
Credits: 3 Ethics Credits

Presentations by:
Michael S. Ross – Law Offices of Michael S. Ross
Clifford Robert – Robert and Robert, PLLC

Co-Sponsored by: The NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers

This program will feature an interactive exchange between two ethics experts and the audience which will explore recent developments in the field of attorney ethics. The speakers will also address emerging ethical trends that may impact on the practicing bar in the future.

For more information contact:
E-mail:
lfeldman@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

To Order the Course, Please Go to the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers’ Website: www.trialacademy.org

Slicing Up the Pie – Business Valuation of a Pizzeria and Other Cash Businesses
*Investigative Techniques in the Valuation of a Closely Held Business
&
Business Valuation – Both an Art and a Science
*Understanding the Report & Cross Examination of the Expert Witness

Original CLE Date: February 15, 2011
Credits: 2 Professional Practice Credit

Moderated by: Aimee L. Richter, Esq. – Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP

Presentations by:
Louis J. Cercone, Jr., CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, – Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC
& Douglas P. Sosnowski, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, CFF – Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC

For more information contact:
E-mail:
lfeldman@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Original CLE Date: February 1, 2011
Credits: 2 Professional Practice Credit

Presentation by:
Professor Robert Boland, Esq. – New York University, Sports Law Expert and Sports Agent

Topics will include: why all major sports are experiencing major collective bargaining and labor law crises; why each may endure a work stoppage during the coming 12 months; how this week’s game could be the last Super Bowl for some time. It will also explore why even the most elemental business activities of any sports team must have some form of antitrust immunity and why the contracts which hold together long business relationships in sport are increasingly made to be broken. Finally, the presentation will give everyone who attends a relevant takeaway from sports law that they can successfully adapt to their own practice.

For more information contact:
E-mail:
lfeldman@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Original CLE Date: January 11, 2011
Credits: 2 Professional Practice Credit

Presentations by:
Isaac N. Tuchman, Esq., Daniels & Norelli, P.C.
Richard A. Klass, Esq., The Law Office of Richard A. Klass

Topics will include: Who is a debt collector, and what debts are covered; Statutory Requirements and Prohibitions; New York State and Federal Court decisions over the last year that expanded upon the meaning of the FDCPA and more.

For more information contact:
E-mail: lfeldman@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 211

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Price: $50.00