Digital Evidence in Matrimonial Cases – Deconstructing Electronically Stored Information

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
5:30-6PM: Networking & Refreshments
6-8PM: CLE
2 MCLE Credits (.5 Ethics & 1.5 Skills)
Members $50 | Non-Members $80  
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

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
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.

Whats Inside:

  • Rebecca Rose Woodland inducted as BBA President
  • The Docket
  • New Members
  • Legal Briefs
  • Respectfully Submitted
  • The State of the Estates
  • NYS Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law & Procedure Part III
  • Induction Photos
  • Elder Law Update

Click HERE to see a PDF of the barrister

Lawyer – Insurance Defense [Premises/Labor Law]

Miller, Leiby and Associates, P.C. [formerly Jeffrey Miller & Associates, P.C.], a growing and expanding law firm, seeks an insurance defense attorney with not less than seven years of experience in all aspects of Insurance Defense litigation focused on premises liability and labor law matters. Attorney will be expected to handle all aspects of litigation

http://www.millerleiby.com/ is a boutique firm with a diversified practice. Associates will be afforded opportunities to develop a wide array of skills and practice areas.

Please forward a resume and cover letter with salary requirements attached to jmiller@millerleiby.com.

Miller, Leiby & Associates, P.C.
32 Broadway | 13th Floor | New York, NY 10004
Tel: 212.227.4200 | Fax: 212.504.8369 | MillerLeiby.com


Date added: November 12, 2014

Job Description:  Associate “legal resident” for NYC estate planning, Surrogate Court, and litigation firm.  1-3 years experience.  Salary contingent on experience.  Send cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample as directed below.

Contact information:  Send required materials to alison@besunderlaw.com



Date added: November 12, 2014

Job Description:  Administrative Assistant to provide general administrative support for one attorney with busy NYC estate planning, Surrogate Court and litigation practice.  1-5 years experience.  Salary contingent on experience.  Send cover letter and resume by email.

Contact information:



Date added: October 28, 2014

Job Description: Matrimonial Associate for Bay Ridge Law Firm.  1-3 years experience.  Salary negotiable depending on experience.  Send Cover letter and resume to email address below.

Contact information: Send cover letter and resume to R. Branda at rbranda@carusobranda.com.  Telephone # 718-680-5778


Date Added: July 22, 2014

Job Description: Looking for a new associate to manage a boutique Probate and Administration/Estate Planning Law Firm on Court Street.  1-2 years of experience in these areas required.  Send  resume and cover to email address below. Starting salary is between 40-50k, doe. Laptop and Notary license will be required.

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 Date added: September 10, 2014


I am looking for an attorney with at least five years of quality plaintiff’s personal injury experience.

The candidate must be well versed in the Labor Law, products liability, MVA and general negligence.

Contact: Gregory Cannata cannata@cannatalaw.com



Whats Inside:

  • Business Development for Small Law Firms
  • Supreme Court’s Ruling on Voiding DoMA and its impact on Practitioners
  • The Docket
  • New Members
  • Legal Briefs
  • Respectfully Submitted
  • The State of the Estates
  • New York State Commercial Landlord/Tenant Law and procedure: A primer Part 2
  • “The New Kids on the Block”
  • Medical Malpractice Update

View a PDF of the Barrister HERE

Whats inside:

  • No Fault, No Foul Litigating
  • The Docket
  • New Members
  • Legal Briefs
  • Respectfully Submitted
  • Committees/Sections 2013-2014
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Introduction to the courts of Madagascar

Please click HERE to view a PDF of the Barrister

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:


For More Information, Contact Meredith Symonds, Esq.:

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

Drafting For the Pros:
Structuring and Negotiating Sports Industry Commercial Contracts
Originally Presented on Thursday, May 9, 2013 ~ 6:00-8:00 pm
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
•Jeff B. Gewirtz, Esq., Executive Vice President of Business Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Brooklyn Nets and  Barclays Center
•Robert A. Boland, Esq., Academic Chair & Professor of Sports Business and Law at NYU’s Tisch Center

Sponsored by:
Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Committee-Sanaa Z. Harris, Esq., Chair

Course Description:
Learn how to best counsel and protect your client by understanding key clauses used to draft various sports-related contracts and by avoiding the pitfalls that can occur during these complicated negotiations. The panel will focus on sponsorship, media rights, athlete endorsement transactions and other commercial contracts that produce revenue and shape today’s sports industry.

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

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Nuts and Bolts of Taking a Deposition*-PreRecorded CLE
Originally Presented on Thursday, April 4th-6:00-8:00pm
123 Remsen Street
2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Moderated by:
Richard Klass, Esq., Your Court Street Lawyer
Presented by:
• John Bonina, Esq., Partner of Bonina & Bonina, P.C.
• Lara Genovesi, Esq., Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Kings County Supreme Court
• Aimee Richter, Esq., Partner of Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP
Sponsored by:
• BBA’s Mentorship Committee
• Investors Bank
• Diamond Reporting and Legal Video

Course Description: Come learn how to prepare for conducting a deposition, one of the most important fact-finding missions in a case.  Learn the rules and laws that apply to deposition objections and how to preserve the record.  Presentations will come from practitioners in fields of personal injury/medical malpractice and matrimonial issues as well as from the judicial perspective.
This program is appropriate for attorneys and newly admitted attorneys.
The Brooklyn Bar maintains a financial hardship policy.

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

To Order the CD Online:


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


The Media & The Attorney: Handling a High Profile Criminal Case

Originally Presented on  June 26, 2012 – 6:00-8:00pm

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Hon. Allan Marrus, Justice of the Supreme Court Kings County
Benjamin Brafman, Esq.
Sarah Wallace, veteran ABC television news reporter
George Farkas, Esq.
Michael Farkas, Esq.

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Criminal Law Section, George Farkas – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

This course will cover the following topics:
What to do and say when a reporter shoves a microphone in your face. More importantly, what NOT to do and say. Handling, holding a press conference. Ethical considerations. Using the media to your advantage.

To Order Online