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Nuts & Bolts of an Employment Termination Case

Tuesday, June 16, 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

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 download flyer & registration form, click this link: Nuts & Bolts of an Employment Termination 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.”

$0.00

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

 

An Introduction to Business Valuation: What Attorneys Need to Know

Monday, June 22, 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

Faculty:
Edward F. Esposito, CPA, ABV – Accredited in Business Valuation
Dewey Golkin, Esq.

Sponsor:
BBA Commercial Law Committee

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 download flyer & registration form, click this link: An Introduction to Business Valuation: What Attorneys Need to Know 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.

Hot Topics at the Traffic Violations Bureau

*THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL.*

Faculty:
Michael Block, Esq.
Hon. Ann Lundin

Sponsor:
BBA Young Lawyer Section

Description:
The unique rules of the New York City’s Traffic Violations Bureau make it a somewhat difficult arena for fighting traffic tickets as opposed to other traffic courts in New York State. Mostimportant, there are no plea bargains at the Traffic Violations Bureau. All summonses that have been pleaded Not Guilty must be adjudicated. This course is designed to help lawyers represent clients who retain them for traffic court tickets. The course may include speakers such as an Administrative Law Judge and a Police Officer. We will also discuss frequently issued tickets, such as speeding, improper use of cell phone / portable electronics, and failure to yield to pedestrians. The statutory and factual elements of these charges will be reviewed.

 

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

Persuasive Public Speaking

Monday, June 29 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

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 download flyer & registration form, click this link: Persuasive Public Speaking 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.

Please note this course has been cancelled.

ABC’s of Contracting with Minors in the Entertainment Industry

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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


Special Counsel for Ethics, Risk & Compliance

ALBANY, NEW YORK

JOB SUMMARY:

•Create and implement an Ethics, Risk and Compliance system tailored to the needs of NYS Agencies

•As a part of senior management, study and learn agency business and operations as well as gain understanding of regulatory environment

•Create a system for the agency to avoid waste, fraud and abuse and ensure statutory and regulatory compliance

•Work closely with agency Commissioner and General Counsel to realign and/or centralize certain common activities, and develop best practices

•Liaise with counterparts across other agencies and in the Executive Chamber

Desired Skills and Experience:

•J.D required; admission to New York State Bar

•Minimum of 8 years of legal experience; Prefer experience in compliance, ethics, investigations, or law enforcement

•Must have high integrity and excellent judgment along with an understanding of generally accepted principles, standards, and techniques used for identifying and managing ethics, risks and compliance

•Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

•Must have exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and independent follow through

•Ability to learn quickly, synthesize input from a variety of sources, and think critically and strategically about ethics, risk and compliance

All resume submissions can be sent to Jennifer.nazario@ogs.ny.edu


 

Progressive Insurance

Insurance Defense Trial Attorney -  Yonkers, NY  

Join our collaborative team of dedicated individuals-and love what you do. 
Why Progressive? We’re an organization that celebrates and rewards hard work each and every day, with a goal of being a company people can trust. 

As a member of our insurance defense litigation team, you will be providing legal representation to Progressive insureds and/or to the Progressive Insurance Companies before courts and arbitration panels in all aspects of litigation. Handling your own cases from beginning to end, you will also prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs and be involved in negotiating settlements. You will work closely with our customers and claims team to ensure all appropriate defenses are leveraged to reach positive outcomes.

To apply: send resume to hdogias1@progressive.com


 

POSITION:  Entry Level Insurance Defense Lawyer

Seeking entry level associate to join our boutique general practice firm.  Attorney’s responsibilities will include court appearances, conducting depositions, drafting of documents, and eventually overall case management for a caseload. Resumes and salary requirements should be sent to jmiller@millerleiby.com

Firm Info: http://millerleiby.com/
Jeffrey Miller Info: http://www.millerleiby.com/jeffrey/
Doron Leiby Info: http://millerleiby.com/doron/


 

POSITION: LEGAL SECRETARY

Busy AV rated trial firm seeks hard working, mature legal secretary with good computer skills. Duties include typing and filing of legal documents, transcribing dictation, utilizing and updating case management software, data entry and occasional phone coverage. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and must type a minimum of 50wpm.  Bilingual Spanish a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resumes and references to abonina@medlaw1.com

 


 

POSITION :ATTORNEY

Seeking a Court Attorney with excellent research and writing skills; with a minimum of two years civil litigation experience; motivated and amiable; detail oriented; and with a demonstrated interest in equal justice.  APPLICATION BY EMAIL ONLY.  Please send as PDF attachments cover letter addressed to Hon. Richard J. Montelione, Brooklyn Civil Court, 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, resume and two writing samples to: CourtAttorneyApplication@GMail.com.  Salary approximately $71,000.


POSITION:  Part-time Office Assistant required.  

DETAILS:   Must have office experience including Microsoft and Outlook.  Good written and oral skills.  Good customer service skills. $20 per hour

CONTACT:  Barton L. Slavin, Esq.  Slavin & Slavin, Esqs. 450 Seventh Avenue, 33rd floor  New York, NY  10123-3300  (Between 34th / 35th Streets)  Tel:   212-233-1010  Tel:   646-233-0656  Fax:  646-257-2206 Barton@NYCAttorneys.com


 

LEGAL FELLOWSHIP

 

This full-time position is available with a leading litigation boutique law firm located in Brooklyn near to public transportation.  If an option, we will assist you in applying for fellowship or academic credits.  Areas of practice include litigation, intellectual property, real property, and contracts; substantive experience is a plus.  Responsibilities include legal research, writing, IP drafting, client intake, participating in settlement conferences, court filings, and performance of general clerical functions incidental to the practice of law.  Fellow is expected to commit to the internship for at least five months (preferably longer).

 

In addition to learning the practice of law, you will have fun!  We work hard and play hard, so it’s important that you are similarly collegiate.  Please be ready to learn, professional, punctual, smart, wise, well-spoken, well-written, hard-working, and humorous.  This will be a great learning experience for the right candidate who is interested in learning the ins and outs of law firm practice.  To apply, one must forward a resume, writing sample, law transcript, and cover letter.  Thanks and we look forward to working with you.  NOTE: fellow will need to have his/her own laptop.

 

CONTACT:  Please email required materials to: info@sewellnylaw.com.  No agencies or phone calls please.


 

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


 

 

Solo employee benefits and tax attorney in Brooklyn Metrotech area seeks experienced paralegal/assistant for approx. 30 hours per week. Some flexibility with schedule.    Please email resume & cover letter to:  brenaud@renaudpllc.com.  No agencies or phone calls please.

LEGAL FELLOWSHIP

 

This full-time position is available with a leading litigation boutique law firm located in Brooklyn near to public transportation.  If an option, we will assist you in applying for fellowship or academic credits.  Areas of practice include litigation, intellectual property, real property, and contracts; substantive experience is a plus.  Responsibilities include legal research, writing, IP drafting, client intake, participating in settlement conferences, court filings, and performance of general clerical functions incidental to the practice of law.  Fellow is expected to commit to the internship for at least five months (preferably longer).

 

In addition to learning the practice of law, you will have fun!  We work hard and play hard, so it’s important that you are similarly collegiate.  Please be ready to learn, professional, punctual, smart, wise, well-spoken, well-written, hard-working, and humorous.  This will be a great learning experience for the right candidate who is interested in learning the ins and outs of law firm practice.  To apply, one must forward a resume, writing sample, law transcript, and cover letter.  Thanks and we look forward to working with you.  NOTE: fellow will need to have his/her own laptop.

 

CONTACT:  Please email required materials to: info@sewellnylaw.com.  No agencies or phone calls please.

Barton L. Slavin, Esq. Slavin & Slavin, Esqs.450 Seventh Avenue, 33rd floor New York, NY  10123-3300 (Between 34th / 35th Streets) Tel:   212-233-1010 Tel:   646-233-0656 Fax:  646-257-2206Barton@NYCAttorneys.com

 

Seeking a Court Attorney with excellent research and writing skills; with a minimum of two years civil litigation experience; motivated and amiable; detail oriented; and with a demonstrated interest in equal justice.  APPLICATION BY EMAIL ONLY.  Please send as PDF attachments cover letter addressed to Hon. Richard J. Montelione, Brooklyn Civil Court, 141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, resume and two writing samples to: CourtAttorneyApplication@GMail.com.  Salary approximately $71,000.

Busy AV rated trial firm seeks hard working, mature legal secretary with good computer skills. Duties include typing and filing of legal documents, transcribing dictation, utilizing and updating case management software, data entry and occasional phone coverage. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and must type a minimum of 50wpm.  Bilingual Spanish a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resumes and references to abonina@medlaw1.com

Entry Level Insurance Defense Lawyer Seeking entry level associate to join our boutique general practice firm.  Attorney’s responsibilities will include court appearances, conducting depositions, drafting of documents, and eventually overall case management for a caseload.  Resumes and salary requirements should be sent to jmiller@millerleiby.com Firm Info: http://millerleiby.com/
Jeffrey Miller Info: http://www.millerleiby.com/jeffrey/
Doron Leiby Info: http://millerleiby.com/doron/

 

Progressive Insurance Insurance Defense Trial Attorney –  Yonkers, NY  Join our collaborative team of dedicated individuals-and love what you do. Why Progressive? We’re an organization that celebrates and rewards hard work each and every day, with a goal of being a company people can trust. As a member of our insurance defense litigation team, you will be providing legal representation to Progressive insureds and/or to the Progressive Insurance Companies before courts and arbitration panels in all aspects of litigation. Handling your own cases from beginning to end, you will also prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs and be involved in negotiating settlements. You will work closely with our customers and claims team to ensure all appropriate defenses are leveraged to reach positive outcomes.
To apply: send resume to hdogias1@progressive.com

 

Special Counsel for Ethics, Risk & Compliance

ALBANY, NEW YORK

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

•Create and implement an Ethics, Risk and Compliance system tailored to the needs of NYS Agencies

•As a part of senior management, study and learn agency business and operations as well as gain understanding of regulatory environment

•Create a system for the agency to avoid waste, fraud and abuse and ensure statutory and regulatory compliance

•Work closely with agency Commissioner and General Counsel to realign and/or centralize certain common activities, and develop best practices

•Liaise with counterparts across other agencies and in the Executive Chamber

Desired Skills and Experience:

•J.D required; admission to New York State Bar

•Minimum of 8 years of legal experience; Prefer experience in compliance, ethics, investigations, or law enforcement

•Must have high integrity and excellent judgment along with an understanding of generally accepted principles, standards, and techniques used for identifying and managing ethics, risks and compliance

•Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

•Must have exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and independent follow through

•Ability to learn quickly, synthesize input from a variety of sources, and think critically and strategically about ethics, risk and compliance

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