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Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution – Meet the Mediators & Arbitrators

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

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’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
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 Resolutions

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.”

$0.00

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

Labor Law 240, 241(6) –  How to Employ a “Hurry Up Offense” to Fast Track Your Case From Inception to Settlement

Monday, May 4 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
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:
Glenn Verchick, Esq. (Program Chair)
Richard Winograd, Esq.
Steven Payne, Esq.

Description:
This seminar will teach strategies and tactics to use in the pre-trial stages of a construction site accident case brought under the New York State Labor Law in order to bring the injured worker’s claim to a quick resolution. Far too often these cases fall victim to excessive delay brought about by an over worked court system and defense counsel delay tactics. Strategies such as efficient use of discovery tools, early summary judgment motions and effective mediation strategies will be among the topics discussed.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Labor Law 240, 241(6) – How to Employ a Hurry Up Offense” to Fast Track Your Case From Inception to Settlement 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.

Co-Op Apartment Transactions:  A Little More Than The Basics

Monday, May 11 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

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

Moderator:
Mark J. Caruso, Esq.
Caruso, Caruso & Branda, P.C.

Faculty: 
Lawrence F. DiGiovanna, Esq.,
Law Office of Lawrence F. DiGiovanna

Stephen D. Chiaino, Esq.,
Law Office of Lawrence F. DiGiovanna

George P. Georgaklis, Esq.,
Law Office of Georgaklis & Mallas, PLLC

Chris Hatgipetros, Esq.,
Law Office of Georgaklis & Mallas, PLLC

Sponsor:
BBA Real Property Section – Mark J. Caruso, Esq., Chair

Description:
The panel will address basic issues in co-op apartment purchase and sale transactions and will delve into various processes that are involved in a transaction including dealing with the co-op corporation, dealing with the co-op lender and common difficulties encountered throughout the transaction.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Co-Op Apartment Transactions: A Little More Than The Basics 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.

The Law & Practice of Trying a No-Fault Case
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-16
Member $60 | Non-Mem $100  | Student $10 | Non-Atty $50

Description:
This course will cover the basics of practicing in the field of Article 51 of the Insurance Law and litigating first-party-benefit cases from the filing of notice and claims for benefits to litigating overdue claims. The first part of this course will provide context to litigating “no fault” cases by discussing the applicable statutes and relevant caselaw. The second part of this course will discuss how to conduct a “no fault” trial.

Faculty:
Drew M. Gewuerz, Esq.
Irwin & Streiner LLC

Sponsor:
BBA No-Fault Committee

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: The Law & Practice of Trying a No-Fault Case 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.

Verifying Expert Qualifications & Ethics of Internet Research

Wednesday, May 27 2015
12:30-1 Reception

1-3:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

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

Description:
Exploring the ethical concerns of conducting research via the open web. What are the risks? Are practitioners at risk of violating ethical canons? Is malpractice implicated?

Faculty:
Caren Silverman, Esq.

Sponsor:
LexisNexis
CLE Credit will be awarded by LexisNexis.
The official title for this course is:
“Researching Experts & Ethical Concerns Conducting Research via ‘Open Web’”

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Verifying Expert Qualifications of Internet Research

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.

Nursing Home Litigation Under the Public Health Law – Identifying Elder Abuse and What To Do About It

Thursday, May 28 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

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

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 download flyer & registration form, click this link: Nursing Home Litigation Under the Public Health Law – Identifying Elder Abuse and What To Do About It 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.

Taking the Fear Out of eDiscovery

Thursday, June 4 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits (Law Practice Management) 

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

Faculty:
Talia T. Page, Esq.
Tim McCorry
John H. Ogden, Esq.

Sponsors:
RVM Enterprises

Brooklyn Bar Association
Technology Committee

Brooklyn Bar Association
Young Lawyer Section

Do you find eDiscovery intimidating? Have you recently passed on, or been passed up for a case based on the sheer volume of data or a lack of personal experience in electronic discovery?
This informative CLE will help familiarize small and medium sized law firms with the terminology, technology and concepts involved with eDiscovery. Topics covered will include a discussion of data forensics, which is the process of collecting electronic evidence defensibly while maintaining a strict chain of custody, and the importance of metadata which can make or break an eDiscovery case. We will talk about how to process that data once it has been collected to allow it to be reviewed efficiently , as well as the process of reviewing documents electronically. Finally we will discuss the methods and options for producing this discovery to your adversary. The entire presentation will include a focus on cost-saving techniques and methods for more efficient review. At the conclusion, you should have a better understanding of the technologies and options available in the eDiscovery process, which could prove invaluable going forward into case planning or your next meet-and-confer.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Taking the Fear Out of eDiscovery 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.”

$0.00

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

Monday, June 8, 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits
(1 Skills; 1 Professional Practice)

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

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 download flyer & registration form, click this link: Arraignments in Criminal Court and Supreme Court & Motion Practice 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.”

$0.00

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

Tuesday, June 9 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-9:00 CLE
3 MCLE Credits
(2 Professional Practice; 1 Skills)

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

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 download flyer & registration form, click this link: Litigating Unjust Claims and Other Post-Conviction Relief 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.”

$0.00

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

Preparation of Article 81 Accounting & Surviving the Examination

Thursday, June 11 2015
1:30-2 Reception

2-5:00 CLE
3 MCLE Credits
(Skills)

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

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 download flyer & registration form, click this link: Preparation of Article 81 Accounting & Surviving the Examination 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.”

$0.00

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