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Persuasive Public Speaking
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-25
2 MCLE Credits (2 Skills)
Member $60 | Non-Mem $100  | Student $10 | Non-Atty $50

Faculty:
Gregory Esposito, Esq.
The Law Offices of Gregory Esposito

Stacee Mandeville
Red Leaf Coaching

Sponsor:
BBA Young Lawyer Section

Description:

Do you stand behind what you say in court and give the words you recite weight and conviction? Part of speaking and advocating persuasively requires having a point of view on your client’s case. This CLE will afford you the opportunity to take on a simple exercise and adopt a formidable technique to change the way you advocate. Attorneys are storytellers; our job is to tell a persuasive story. To be an effective and persuasive advocate you have to have a point of view to argue.

Attorney and actor Gregory Esposito will lead a vocal exercise to strengthen participants’ oral advocacy. Take part in arguing classic nursery rhymes and see how the words can take on different meanings when the orator changes her point of view.

Actor, singer and public speaking and communications coach Stacee Mandeville will present effective body language techniques for persuasive argument.

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

$60.00

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

Persuasive Public Speaking
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-25
2 MCLE Credits (1 Skills; 1 Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Mem $100  | Student $10 | Non-Atty $50

Faculty:
Hon. Carolyn E. Demarest
Hon. Pam Jackman Brown
Dewey Golkin, Esq.
Edward F. Esposito, CPA, ABV – Accredited in Business Valuation
Jeffrey Golkin, Esq.

Sponsor:
BBA Commercial Law Committee

Description:
This course will examine the situations that give rise to a business valuation and provide an introduction to the technical aspects of business valuation.

• Reasons a client needs a business valuation
• Cases: Shareholder disputes, No buy/sell agreements, Divorce
• Advantages of a Court-Appointed Valuation Expert
• Valuation Assumptions, Approaches & Methods
• Valuation Standards and International Glossary
• Types of Reports
• Common Errors

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

$60.00

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

Nuts & Bolts of an Employment Termination Case
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-23
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Mem $100  | Student $10 | Non-Atty $50

At-Will Employment: Judicial Decisions and Whistleblower Protections 
Attendees will learn about at-will employment and the exceptions that exist to the rule that an employee may be terminated at any time. The discussion will focus mainly on the employee handbook and public policy exception to the doctrine and whistleblower protections.

Severance Agreements
Many employment terminations result in severance agreements. This discussion will cover severance agreement provisions and negotiating points to expect as well as the do’s and don’ts of a severance agreement.

Discrimination and Retaliation
In this segment, presenters will discuss the federal, state, and local laws that protect employees from discrimination and termination, and will help practitioners recognize viable discrimination and retaliation claims.

Termination of Unionized Employees in the Private Sector
This section will explore the common procedures available to a unionized employee including the process under a collective bargaining agreement, the associated “just cause” provisions, and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and will provide guidance on how an attorney may assist a terminated unionized employee.

Faculty:
Hon. Katherine Levine
Brigette Renaud, Esq.
Joan C. Lenihan Esq.
Matt Porges Esq.
Jim Conigliaro Jr. Esq.

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

$60.00

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

Preparation of Article 81 Accounting and Surviving the Examination
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-22
3 MCLE Credits (3 Skills)

Member $90 | Non-Mem $150  | Student $15 | Non-Atty $75

Program Coordinator:
Robin Goeman, Esq.

Faculty:
Peggy Barnabel, Esq.
Laura Messiana, Esq.
Marc B. Freedman, CPA

Sponsor:
BBA Elder Law Committee

Description:

This course will cover the basics of preparing an annual accounting for Article 81 guardianship cases. Areas covered include but are not limited to; record keeping to avoid math jitters, how to handle the individual schedules, pitfalls and tips on documenting transactions, the examination process (what to expect) and a separate presentation by an experienced accountant devoted to de-mystifying brokerage statements and how to report brokerage statement related items on the annual accounting.

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

$90.00

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

Litigating Unjust Conviction Claims and Other Post-Conviction Relief
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-21
3 MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice; 1 Skills)

Member $90 | Non-Mem $150  | Student $15 | Non-Atty $75

Faculty:
Karen Schlossberg, Esq.
Assistant District Attorney N.Y. County D.A.’s Office

Seth Steed, Esq.
Appeals Bureau, Legal Aid Society

Ameer Benno, Esq.
Principal of Benno & Associates P.C.

Sponsor:
Kings County Criminal Bar Association
(KCCBA Members may register at the BBA member price of $90)

Description:
Unjust, or wrongful, convictions – that is, when people are convicted of crimes for which they are in fact innocent – has become one of the headline stories of America’s criminal justice system. Recently, several highly publicized cases of wrongful imprisonment have captivated our attention –David Ranta, Roger Logan, Jonathan Fleming, Derrick Hamilton, and Anthonio Yarbrough, to name just a few. Each of these men served were released from prison after it was determined that they had been wrongfully imprisoned. At the time of release, almost all had been incarcerated for at least 20 years.

The New York State Court of Claims Act § 8-b – also known as The Unjust Conviction and Imprisonment Act of 1984 – allows wrongfully convicted defendants who have served all or part of their sentence to seek compensation from the State if certain requirements have been met. This course will introduce you to the procedural devices by which convictions are challenged, including direct appeal, federal habeas corpus petitions, and post-judgment motions. It will also acquaint you with the litigation of unjust conviction cases in New York, providing an overview of the legal landscape of these claims, with emphasis on the numerous procedural and substantive pitfalls facing lawyers who litigate these challenging cases.

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

$90.00

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

Arraignments in Criminal Court and Supreme Court & Motion Practice
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-20
2 MCLE Credits (1 Skills; 1 Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Mem $100  | Student $10 | Non-Atty $50

Moderator:
Scott Klein

Faculty:
Hon. William Miller
Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County

Edward J. Mandery, Esq.
Mandery & Mandery

Sponsor:
BBA Criminal Law Section

Description:
Learn how to successfully navigate the arraignment process in the two Courts.

Motion Practice:
- The essential motions and case specific motions.
- Thinking outside the box.
- How motions can effect the outcome of a case

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

$60.00

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

Nursing Home Litigation Under the Public Health Law – Identifying Elder Abuse and What To Do About It
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-18
2 MCLE Credits (1 Skills; 1 Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Mem $100  | Student $10 | Non-Atty $50

Faculty:
John Dalli, Esq.
Dalli & Marino, LLP – Partner

Jeanne Ramasso, Esq.
Dalli & Marino, LLP – Associate

Description:
This course discusses how to identify elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes as well by home health aides and what to do about it. There will be a thorough discussion of the Public Health Law as it applies to Nursing Homes as well as details on how and when to litigate these matters. We will also cover neglect in settings such as Assisted Living Facilities. Lastly we will discuss how to advise your clients who are considering home care to lower the likelihood of abuse and neglect in the home setting.

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

$60.00

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

Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution – Meet the Mediators & Arbitrators

Thursday, September 10, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits
(Skills)

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

Moderator:
Steven Jeffrey Harkavy, Esq.
Law Offices of Leon R. Kowalski

Faculty:
Robert Adams, Esq.
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Hon. Elizabeth Bonina
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Richard Byrne, Esq.
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Sponsors:
BBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Co-Chair
Steven Jeffrey Harkavy, Esq., Co-Chair
Hon. Gerard Rosenberg, Co-Chair

NAM – National Arbitration and Mediation

Description:

Whether your practice specializes in personal injury, commercial, employment or other matters, and whether your practice oversees a high volume of cases or you have one very special case which requires specific attention, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can assist in quickly and efficiently bringing about a resolution, saving the time, costs and uncertainty of litigation. This CLE program will provide an introduction to using ADR, and give attendees the opportunity to meet and hear from some of the top mediators and arbitrators in New York State. Topics will include: when to use ADR;  preparing for mediation or arbitration; and strategies for resolving a case utilizing ADR.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution – Meet the Mediators & Arbitrators 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.”

$60.00

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

You may order pre-recorded CLEs by downloading paper forms OR by placing your order online. 

Contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, with any questions at 718-624-0675, Ext. 206

 


To download forms, click the links below:

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Pre-Recorded Course List

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Persuasive Public Speaking
#2015-25 | CD/DVD

An Introduction to Business Valuation: What Attorneys Need to Know
#2015-24 | CD/DVD

Nuts & Bolts of an Employment Termination Case
#2015-23 | CD/DVD

Preparation of Article 81 Accounting and Surviving the Examination
#2015-22 | CD/DVD

Litigating Unjust Conviction Claims and Other Post-Conviction Relief
#2015-21 | CD/DVD

Arraignments in Criminal Court and Supreme Court & Motion Practice
#2015-20 | CD/DVD

Nursing Home Litigation Under the Public Health Law – Identifying Elder Abuse and What To Do About It
#2015-18 | CD/DVD

The Law & Practice of Trying a No-Fault Case
#2015-16 | CD/DVD

Fashion Law – It’s More Than Just What You Wear
#2015-13 | CD/DVD

Litigating Police Misconduct Cases
#2015-11 | CD/DVD

How to Become a Judge
#2015-10 | CD/DVD
NO CLE Credit

Pixel Persuasion – Legal Writing for the 21st Century
#2015-09 | CD/DVD

How to Land a Law Firm Job
#2015-07 | CD/DVD
NO CLE Credit

Cutting Edge Topics in Estate Planning
#2015-03 | CD/DVD

Ethical Considerations in Online Marketing for Law Firms
#2015-02 | CD/DVD

Digital Evidence in Matrimonial Cases – Deconstructing Electronically Stored Information
#2015-01 | CD/DVD

Nuts & Bolts of Will Drafting
#2014-29 | CD/DVD

THE 2014 BANKRUPTCY UPDATE SERIES
Part I – Bankruptcy Basics
#2014-24 | CD/DVD
Part II – Intermediate Bankruptcy
#2014-26 | CD/DVD
Part III – Advanced Bankruptcy
#2014-28 | CD/DVD

OCA Approved Article 81 Guardianship Training
#2014-16 | CD/DVD

TRIAL TECHNIQUES SERIES
Part I
#2014-13 | CD/DVD
Part II
2014-14 CD/DVD

Criminal Diversion Programs: Essentials Explained from the Bench
#2014-12 | CD

Pitfalls of Criminal Representation: Grand Jury to Trial Basics
#2014-11 | CD

Nuts & Bolts of No Fault Insurance
#2014-10 | CD

Building Your Practice
#2014-09 | CD

Court Mandated Mediation Programs
#2014-07 | CD

Collecting the Debt: Successful Enforcement Tactics
#2013-26 | CD

2013 Elder Law Update
#2013-25 | CD

Land Use and Zoning in NYC: The Basics
#2013-24 | CD

THE 2013 BANKRUPTCY UPDATE SERIES
Part I
#2013-20 | CD/DVD
Part II
#2013-21 | CD/DVD
Part III
#2013-22 | CD/DVD

Nuts & Bolts of Real Property Contracts: Provisions, Procedures & Pitfalls
#2013-19 | CD

The Mechanics and Merits of Fee Dispute Arbitration
#2013-16 | CD

Forensic Accounting in Family Law – Lost and Found
#2013-14 | CD

Drafting for the Pros: Nuts & Bolts of Sports Industry Commercial Contracts
#2013-13 |CD

Nuts & Bolts of Taking a Deposition
#2013-09 | CD

Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Home Neglect
#2013-07 | CD

Asset Protection Planning: An Evening with Barry Engel
#2013-06 | CD

Nuts & Bolts of Landlord & Tenant Law
#2013-05 | CD

New Tax Act
#2013-04 | CD

Negotiation Tips and Techniques
#2013-02 | CD

Media & the Attorney: Handling a High Profile Criminal Case
#2012-12 | CD

Independent Contractors
#2012-06 | CD

Medical Malpractice: The Most Recent and Important System Changes
#2012-03 | CD

[Eth]ex & The City: Legal Ethics v. The City’s Morality
#2011-29 | CD

The Marriage Equality Act: Issues & Considerations for the Practitioner in Advising Same-Sex Couples
#2011-28 | CD

Intellectual Property for Solo and Small Firms
#2011-14 | CD

Business Valuations
#2011-07 | CD

Amended Power of Attorney Statute Practical Tips
#2011-01 | CD

Miscellaneous Proceedings in the Surrogate’s Court: What You Must Know
#2010-13 | CD

We’re taking a break from live courses for the summer.

Check out our vast list of pre-recorded CLEs available on CD/DVD!

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Coming This Fall…

9/10/15 – Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution – Meet the Mediators & Arbitrators
6-8:00 PM (5:30 Reception)