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Advanced Topics in Landlord Tenant Law

Tuesday, September 28, 2015
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
2 MCLE Credits
(Professional Practice)

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

Faculty:
Michael Rosenthal, Esq.
Rappaport, Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal

Vicki Gail Price, Esq.

Peter Kempner, Esq.
Deputy Director – South Brooklyn Legal Services

Peter Sanders, Esq.
Sanders Litigation Associates, P.C.

Robin Bernstein, Esq.
Deputy Counsel, The Rent Stabilization Association

Hon. Bruce Scheckowitz
Judge, Housing Court, Kings County

Sponsors:
BBA Young Lawyers Section
Daniel Antonelli, Esq., 
Chair.

Kings County Housing Bar Association

Description:
This course will cover:

- Section 8 programs

              -Their differences and the requirements for bringing actions

- What to do when the tenant has passed away

- Tenant defenses to holdover proceedings

- RPAPL 745.2 & CPLR 3126

              -Who are they aimed at, what do they have in common, and how can practitioners use them effectively?

- The Rent Act of 2015

- Litigation with New York City Housing Authority in the NYCHA Part of the Courthouse

 

2015 Bankruptcy Series Part III

Wednesday, September, 30 2015
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
2.5 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Member $75 | Non-Member $125 | Law Student $12.50 | Non-Attorney $62.50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty:
David Doyaga, Esq.
Gregory Messer, Esq.

Sponsor:
BBA Bankruptcy Committee

David Doyaga, Esq., Chair
Gregory Messer, Esq., Vice-Chair

Advanced Bankruptcy
Covers advanced topics.
Topics Include:
- Exemption Planning
- Chapter 13 and loss mitigation/mortgage modification
- Stripping second mortgages

 

2015 Bankruptcy Series Part II

Thursday, September 24, 2015
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
2.5 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Member $75 | Non-Member $125 | Law Student $12.50 | Non-Attorney $62.50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty:
David Doyaga, Esq.
Gregory Messer, Esq.

Sponsor:
BBA Bankruptcy Committee

David Doyaga, Esq., Chair
Gregory Messer, Esq., Vice-Chair

Intermediate Bankruptcy
This course is a perfect follow-up to Part I.
Topics Include:
- What are those Chapter 7 Trustees up to now?
- How to get the difficult or high earning debtor under the means test cap for Chapter 7
- Recent Supreme Court cases affecting consumer law.
- Reaffirmation of Debts and the alternatives thereto
- Advanced detailed exemption analysis with charts and helpful examples

 

ABC’s of L&T: Introduction to Landlord Tenant Law

Monday, September 21, 2015
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
2 MCLE Credits
(Professional Practice)

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

Faculty:
Karen Bacdayan, Esq.
Legal Services Of New York

Hon. Marina Mundy
Judge, Housing Court, Kings & Richmond County

Michael Rosenthal
Rappaport, Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal

Jeffrey Saltiel
Wenig & Saltiel

Martin Tenenbaum
Tenenbaum & Berger

Bryant Tovar
Horing, Welikson & Rosen

Sponsors:
BBA Young Lawyers Section
Daniel Antonelli, Esq., 
Chair

Kings County Housing Bar Association

Description:
Abatements
Building Registrations (MDR, DHCR)
Commercial cases (and how they differ from Residential)
Demands for Rent
Ejectment Proceedings
Fees and when you can collect them
Guardians (Ad Litem and Article 81)
Holdovers
Information and the need for specificity
Jury Demands and Waivers
Knowledge and obtaining it through Discovery
Laches
Maintaining an action (who may do so?)
Non-Payment proceedings
Orders To Show Cause
Proving a Prima Facie case
Quit (Notices to Quit)
Rent Deposits
Service Of Process
Tenant Initiated Actions (HP, Lockouts)
Undertakings and stays pending appeal
Venue
Warrants
X (Part X – The Expeditor)
Y - Yellowstone Injunctions
Z - Zip codes and other address problems

 

2015 Bankruptcy Series Part I

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6-8:30PM (Dinner at 5:30)
2.5 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Member $75 | Non-Member $125 | Law Student $12.50 | Non-Attorney $62.50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty:
David Doyaga, Esq.
Gregory Messer, Esq.

Sponsor:
BBA Bankruptcy Committee

David Doyaga, Esq., Chair
Gregory Messer, Esq., Vice-Chair

Bankruptcy Basics
This course is for the beginning attorney who has done 10 or fewer bankruptcies and is an excellent course for staff and paralegals to learn or re-learn the basics of bankruptcy and Chapter 7.
Topics Include:
- The new increased bankruptcy exemptions
- 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

 

Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Termination of the Attorney/Client Relationship: Prevention, Planning & Procedure

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
2 MCLE Credits (Ethics and Professionalism)

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

Moderator:
Daniel Antonelli, Esq.
Antonelli & Antonelli

Faculty:
Kaylin L. Whittingham, Esq.
Law Offices of Kaylin L. Whittingham
Richard A. Klass, Esq.
The Law Office of Richard A. Klass

Sponsor:
BBA Young Lawyers Section

Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Chair

Description:
This course will cover:

1. Strategies for reducing attorney-client break-ups;
2. Retainer agreement provisions allowing you to: ethically withdraw when necessary and ensure payment of legal fees; and
3. The procedure of withdrawing as counsel (motions to withdraw, retaining and charging liens, and fee collection).

 

 

Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution – Meet the Mediators & Arbitrators

Thursday, September 10, 2015
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
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 P. 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.

 

 

Spring 2016

January

1/20/16 – Ethics, Social Media, Websites, & Online Advertising: What Attorneys Need to Know
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics & Professionalism)

1/25/16 – Development Rights in NYC
6-8:00PM | 2 MCLE Credits

February

2/18/16 - Video Evidence: Legal Standards & Practical Considerations
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

2/24/16 – CPLR Update (Co-Sponsored with New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers)
6-8:00PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

2/25/16 - How To: Tips & Practical Overview of Judgments of Divorce & How to Incorporate the New Maintenance Guidelines
5:30-7:30PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

March

3/14/16 – Confrontation After Crawford
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

3/28/16 – How to Probate a Will
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

3/29/16 – Nuts & Bolts on Litigating LGBT Employment Discrimination Cases
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

3/30/16 – Actual Innocence
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

April

4/4/16 Family Court Committee CLE

4/16/16-4/17/16 Military Affairs Committee CLE at Brooklyn Law School

4/21/16 – Understanding the New Uniform Disciplinary Rules
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

4/28/16 - 2016 Elder Law Update
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

May

5/16/16 – Asset Protection Planning
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

5/17/16 – 2016 OCA Approved Article 81 Guardianship Training
9AM-5PM | 8 MCLE Credits

5/18/16 – It’s All Politics: Can I Say That in the Work Place?
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

Pixel Persuasion – Legal Writing for the 21st Century

Monday, March 23, 2015
5:30-6: Networking & Refreshments
6-7:30: CLE
1.5 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Member $45 | Non-Member $75  | Law Student $7 | Non-Attorney $ 40
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Presented By:
Lisa Solomon, Esq.

Sponsored By:
Mentor Program Committee – Richard Klass, Esq., Chair

Description:
More and more judges are reading briefs on computer screens, rather than on paper. While many of the basic principles of effective brief writing apply regardless of the manner in which the court consumes your brief, the electronic medium presents new opportunities to leverage both technology and principles of document design and web usability to give your brief even more persuasive power.

In this program, you’ll learn how to more persuasively present information intended to be read on a screen in pdf format. Lisa will discuss:

-how judges are reading briefs today
-the important differences between screen-reading and paper-reading
-the F-pattern
-tips for writing for the 21st-Century legal reader

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Pixel Persuasion Legal Writing For the 21st Century 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.”

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.

How to Become a Judge

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
5:30-6PM: Reception
6-9PM: Program

NEW UPDATE: Due to the subject matter, this course does not carry CLE credit.

Member $90 | Non-Member $150  | Law Student $15 |Non-Attorney $ 75
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Moderated By:
Hon. Frank R. Seddio, Seddio & Associates, P.C.

Presented By:
Hon. Fidel F. Del Valle, Chief Administrative Law Judge of the City of New York
Rachel H. Nash, Esq., Administrative Law Judge 2005-2013
Hon. Gary F. Marton, Judge of the Housing Court
Hon. Miriam Cyrulnik, Acting Justice of the Supreme Court; Appointed 2003-Present
Hon. Sharen D. Hudson, Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York
Hon. Evelyn J. LaPorte, Supreme Court

Description:
Have you ever considered a judicial career? A panel of prominent judges and members of the bar will share their experiences in seeking judicial office, whether by running in judicial elections or seeking appointment by the mayor.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: How to Become a Judge Flyer Registration

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

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.