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Cutting Edge Topics in Estate Planning
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-03
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Members $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Description:
Digital Estate Planning – We will explore the definition of digital assets and how to access, secure and distribute them. You will learn the risks and obstacles associated with planning for digital assets, such as potential privacy violation issues and the impact of federal and state hacking laws. We will also cover various planning techniques used to avoid pitfalls and ensure smooth administration of digital assets.
Special Needs Trusts – We will explain the importance of supplemental needs trusts, when to create them and how to fund them as well as the difference between a third-party trust versus a self-settled “payback” trust. A recent New York trust case will be presented to explore the role and responsibilities of corporate trustees of supplemental needs trusts.
Same-Sex Family Planning – Since U.S. v. Windsor, the landmark Supreme Court case that defeated a controversial federal law denying equal treatment to same-sex spouses, some 35 states recognize same-sex marriage. We will recap this trailblazing case and outline issues that remain for same-sex spouses, with an emphasis on estate planning.

Faculty:
Jill Beier, Esq. – Digital Estate Planning
Amy Altman, Esq. – Special Needs Trusts
Daniel Axman, Esq. – Same-Sex Family Planning
Program Coordinator:
Michelle Shagenov, Esq.
Sponsor:
Surrogate’s Court Committee – Hon. Bruce M. Balter, Chair & Frank T. Strafaci, Esq. Vice Chair
Decedents’ Estates Section – Paul S. Forster, Esq., Chair & Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
Elder Law Committee – Anthony Lamberti, Esq., Chair & Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Vice Chair
Computer Technology Committee - Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair
Young Lawyers Section – Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Chair & Adam Kalish, Esq., Vice Chair

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.

$50.00

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

Independent Contractors v. Employees:
Pre-Recorded (CD)

Course# 2012-06
Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Member $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Topics:
Independent Contractors under the following: Title VII, ERISA, NYS and NYC Human Rights Laws, Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Claims, National Labor Relations Act; Employee Misclassifications under the following: FLSA and IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program, Tax Laws.
Faculty:
Hon. Katherine A. Levine, Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York
Ira Cure, Esq., Employment Lawyer, Labor and Employment Arbitrator and Mediator
Pamela A. Elisofon, Esq., Elisofon Law Office
Joan C. Lenihan, Esq., Private Practitioner
Shamsey T. Oloko, Esq., Partner at The Thorgood Law Firm
Shaun C. Reid, Esq., Principal at Reid Kelly, P.C.
Brigette Renaud, Managing Member at Renaud PLLC
Sponsors:
The BBA Employment & Labor Law Committee, Pamela Elisofon, Esq. – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director
National Employment Lawyer’s Association, New York Chapter
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, Lisa Schreibersdorf, President
Judicial Title Insurance Agency

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Mem, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.”

$50.00

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

Litigation Made Simple: E-Filing in Kings County 

Monday, March 9, 2015
12:30-1: Lunch & Networking
1-2: CLE
1 Professional Practice Credit
Members $30| Non-Members $50 | Non-Attorneys: $25 | Law Students: $5
+$20 late registration fee if payment not received 24 hours prior to program

Description:
Kings County Clerk, Hon. Nancy T. Sunshine, and staff will walk attendees through the E-Filing process with sample case filings. Learn how to use the E-Filing system to simplify your litigation practice: reduce the size of your hard-files, eliminate unnecessary trips to court, and lessen the number of documents you serve by mail. A visual step-by-step presentation will teach you how to use this modern technology.

Presented By:
Craig Schatzman, Senior Court Analyst, Kings County Court
James Blain, Administrator, Kings County Court

Moderated By:
Hon. Nancy T. Sunshine, Kings County Clerk

Sponsored By:
BBA’s Computer Technology Committee – Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Litigation Made Simple: E-Filing in Kings County Flyer Registration Form

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.”

$30.00

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

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for more information.

Whats Inside:

  • Tailoring a firm for Value added marketing
  • BBA Welcomes new CLE Director
  • The Docket
  • New Members
  • Legal Briefs
  • Respectfully Submitted
  • The State of Estates
  • First Department Supports Dismissing Parking Tickets
  • The ABC’s of CLE’s

To view a PDF of the Barrister click HERE

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


POSITION: part time summer associate. My practice focuses on small business law, including; entity establishment, corporate governance, contracts and transactions, and basic employment issues. You will have

DETAILS: Practice focuses on small business law, including; entity establishment, corporate governance, contracts and transactions, and basic employment issues. You will have opportunity to shadow me and learn about the client-facing side of the law, sharpen your drafting and research skills and learn more about business law. An ideal candidate for this position will have an interest in business law and entrepreneurship, and will have taken at least 1-2 relevant courses. Most importantly, candidates should be self-motivated and interested in doing something creative with their legal education. A background or interest in the arts is a plus.

CONTACT: Please email a 1 page cover letter and a 1-2 page resume in PDF form to jenny@jennyodegard.com with the phrase “summer associate” in the subject line.

 


 

ADR Administrator
Brooklyn Courthouse – 225 Cadman Plaza East
Salary range: $85,008 – $102,917, commensurate with education and experience.

The United States District Court has an opening for the position of ADR Administrator based at the Brooklyn Courthouse. The ADR Administrator plans, develops and implements the court-annexed alternative dispute resolution program (ADR) for the court. Assists with formulating policies and procedures related to the ADR-Mediation Program and works with Judges, Clerk of Court, committees of the Court and advisory groups in rules and procedures designed to achieve ADR related court goals. For more information and how to apply please go to: https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/content/adr-administrator

USDC, EDNY Human Resources
718-613-2335


 

 

 

Date Added: January 5, 2015

Job Description: Associate Attorney Position, 5 plus years experience representing plaintiffs in construction site accidents with strong writing skills.

Contact: Glenn Verchick, Esq. 212-601-9700


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:

alison@besunderlaw.com


 

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.

Contact Information: markfriedmanlaw@aol.com

 


 Date added: September 10, 2014

Friends:

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
    First-Party-Benefit-Cases
  • 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

Whats Inside:

  • The Docket
  • New Members
  • Legal Briefs
  • Respectfully Submitted
  • The State of the Estates
  • Survey of Verdicts & Settlements in Kings Supreme
  • Across my Desk
  • Recent Second Department Decisions Highlight defendants high burden in Threshold motions
  • Justice Kurtz Leads Civil Forum Boosting Efficiency & Morale

Please click HERE to see the PDF version of the Barrister.