Continuing Legal Education

Cutting Edge Topics in Ethics
Monday, June 9, 2014 6-8pm
2 Ethics Credits
Join ethics rock star presenters Michael Ross and Cliff Robert for this forward looking discussion of topics including: conflicts, fee disputes, attorney-client privilege and sanctions.
Sponsored by:
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675.
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$50.00

Forensic Accounting in a Litigation Environment
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6-8pm

Presented by: Dewey Golkin, Esq.
Sponsored by:
Commercial Litigation Committee-Dewey Golkin, Esq., Chair
East Coast Appraisal Services
Description TBD
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$50.00

For more information, contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or msymonds@brooklynbar.org

Estate Planning in the Digital Age
Tuesday, May 20, 2014- 6:00-8:00pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
In this seminar, we will explore the definition of digital assets and discuss how to access them, secure them and distribute them.  We will discuss the need to plan for the distribution of digital assets at death and, in some cases, during life.  You will learn what obstacles and risks are associated with planning for digital assets, such as potential privacy violation issues and the impact of federal and state hacking laws.  In addition, we will discuss various planning techniques to avoid the pitfalls and ensure smooth administration of the digital assets.  This seminar will help the practitioner navigate through all of these issues to ensure the client’s wishes are satisfied while preserving the integrity of the digital assets and, perhaps preventing, identify and content theft.
Presented by: Jill Beier, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Young Lawyers Section-Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq., Chair
BBA’s Technology Committee- Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair
For more information, contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or msymonds@brooklynbar.org

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$50.00

Trial Techiques Part II: Cross Examination & Summation
Thursday, May 15, 2014~ 6:00-8:00pm
(2 Skills Credits)

Whether you are just starting your trial practice or have been amazing judges and juries for years, this course is the first part of a courtroom skills series that will provide attorneys with helpful tips to designing and performing excellent voir dire, oral argument, and witness questioning skills for the court.
Presented by: Andrew Smiley, Esq., Partner of Smiley & Smiley, LLP
For more information, contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or msymonds@brooklynbar.org

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+$30.00
$50.00

Trial Techiques Part I: Jury Selection, Opening Statements & Direct Examination
Wednesday, May 7, 2014~ 6:00-8:00pm
(2 Skills Credits)

Whether you are just starting your trial practice or have been amazing judges and juries for years, this course is the first part of a courtroom skills series that will provide attorneys with helpful tips to designing and performing excellent voir dire, oral argument, and witness questioning skills for the court.
Presented by: Andrew Smiley, Esq., Partner at Smiley & Smiley, LLP
Sponsored by: BBA’s Civil Courts Committee- Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Chair
For more information, contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or msymonds@brooklynbar.org

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+$30.00
$50.00

OCA Approved Article 81 Training for Guardians, Court Evaluators, and Attorneys for Alleged Incapacitated Persons

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
(7 MCLE Credits:3.5 Prof. Practice, 1.5 Skills, 2 Ethics.)
A panel of experienced attorneys and Office of Court Administration staff will provide certification training required for guardian appointment in New York State.
Presented by:
•Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq.
•Helen Galette, Esq.
•Peggy Barbanel, Esq.
•Louise Albenda, Esq.
•OCA Part 36 Staff Attorney
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Elder Law Committee-Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chair
•Investors Bank
For More Information Please Contact: Meredith Symonds at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or (718) 624-0675, ext. 206
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$100.00

Intellectual Property Fundamentals: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

Monday, May  19, 2014
(1 Prof. Practice Credit)
This course will equip you with necessary tools to acquire added value to your practice and clients by competently addressing the various intellectual property issues that arise in a myriad of business transactions and lawsuits. Additionally, learn main intellectual property areas of patent, trademark, and copyright. Refreshments and a networking will immediately follow the course.
Presented by:
•Dayrel S. Sewell, JD, MPH
•Michael R. Graif, LLB, BSE
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Intellectual Property Committee
•Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
For More Information Please Contact: Meredith Symonds at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or (718) 624-0675, ext. 206
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$50.00

Criminal Diversion Programs: Essentials Explained From the Bench

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
(2 Professional Practice Credits)
A panel of Brooklyn justices will explain the alternative programs crucial to our criminal justice system.
Presented by:
•Justice Jo Ann Ferdinand, Brooklyn Treatment Court;
•Justice Michael J. Brennan, Veteran’s Court;
•Justice Matthew J. D’Emic, Mental Health Court
Moderated by: Scott H. Klein, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Criminal Law Section- George Farkas, Esq., Chair
For More Information Please Contact: Meredith Symonds at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or (718) 624-0675, ext. 206

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$50.00

Pitfalls of Criminal Representation: Grand Jury to Trial Basics*
Thursday April 24th 6-8pm
(2 Prof. Practice Credits)
This course will raise important issues to consider when balancing the desires and the best interest of your client at each stage of a criminal case. Part of the course will specifically focus on pre-trial hearings regarding identification, statements, and theft and recovered property.
Moderated by: Scott H. Klein, Esq.
Presented by:
•Edward J. Mandery, Esq.
•Martin G. Goldberg, Esq.
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Criminal Law Section-George Farkas, Esq., Chair
•Investors Bank
•LexisNexis
For More Information Please Contact: Meredith Symonds at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or (718) 624-0675, ext. 206

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$50.00

Nuts & Bolts of No Fault Insurance*

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
(2 Prof. Practice Credits)
Experienced attorneys and two judges will cover the nuts and bolts of no fault practice, including recent developments in case law and decisions regarding peer doctors and the preclusion defense.
Presented by:
•David Gottlieb, Esq.
•Jeff Seigel, Esq.
•Hon. Peter Sweeney
•Hon. Katherine Levine
Sponsored by:
BBA’s No Fault Committee-Dean Delianites, Esq., Chair
For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675.

To Download the flyer and registration form, Click Here!
To Order Online:

$50.00