Continuing Legal Education

The Annual Update
Friday, November 7, 2014
9:00am-5:00pm
8 Credits (1 Ethics, 7 Prof. Practice)
Join us for this comprehensive update course covering a year’s worth of changes to cases and statutes in the most popular topics for tort practitioners.
Sponsored by: NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers
Course Materials Authors:
•Civil Evidence by Michael J. Hutter
•Municipal Liability by Michael G. Bersani
•Disclosure by David Paul Horowitz
•No Fault/Serious Injury by Michael J. Hutter
•Ethics by Michael S. Ross
•Premises Liability by Sim R. Shapiro
•Labor Law by Daniel R. Santola
•Product Liability by Hon. John C. Cherundolo
•Medical Malpractice by John A. Bonina
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!
To Order Online:

$100.00

Nuts & Bolts of Will Drafting
Tuesday, October 21, 2014- 6:00-8:00pm
2 Professional Practice Credits
Come learn the basics and pitfalls of drafting wills for clients. The course will provide an overview of compliance, the scrivener’s duty, interviewing the testator, and other crucial considerations.
Presented by:
Antar P. Jones, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Decedent’s Estates Committee- Paul S. Forster, Esq., Chair
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!
To Order Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

For more information, contact 718-624-0675 or email cle@brooklynbar.org

NY Mets vs. Miami Marlins &  CLE

Covering the Bases: Immigration Law and Other Legal Issues Related to Representing Foreign Athletes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:30-10:00pm
1 Professional Practice Credit
5:30-6:30pm: CLE (Citi Field Auditorium)
6:30-7pm: Networking Opportunity
7:00-10:00pm Mets Game
BBA Member $100
Non-Member $125
Price includes the following:
•CLE
•Ticket for seat in Sections 115-120
•Food and soft drinks in Hyundai Club
•Fun with your colleagues!
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law Committee-Sanaa Z. Harris, Esq., Chair
•Westlaw
•Brooklyn Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service- Roseann Hiebert, Director
To REGISTER for this Event, Download the Flyer and Form Here!
Limited to 100 seats on a first come, first served basis.
This program is appropriate for attorneys and newly admitted attorneys.

The 2014 Bankruptcy Update
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice per course
Part I Tuesday, September 9th: 6:00-8:30pm
Part II Tuesday, September 16th: 6:00-8:30pm
Part III Tuesday, September 23rd: 6:00-8:30pm
Presentations by:
David J. Doyaga, Esq., Doyaga & Schaefer
Gregory Messer, Esq., Law Office of Gregory Messer, PLLC
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Bankruptcy Law Committee- Dayid J. Doyaga, Esq., Chair
Part I – Bankruptcy Basics – This Course is for the beginning attorney who has done 5 or less bankruptcies and is excellent for sending your staff and paralegals to learn or re-learn the Basics of Bankruptcy and Chapter 7.
Topics include:  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; Bankruptcy Exemptions.
Part II –Intermediate Level – This Course is a perfect follow up to Part I.
Topics include: How to get the difficult or high earning debtor under the means test cap for Chapter 7;  Discharge and Dischargeability Actions and how to defend them; reaffirmation of Debts and the alternatives thereto; The new exemptions – an overview.
Part III –Advanced Bankruptcy – Covers Advanced Topics.
Topics include: The new exemptions – advanced analysis; Exemption Planning; Recent Decisions; Chapter 13 and lien stripping.
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!
To Order Online:
Part I:

$50.00

Part II:
$50.00

Part III:
$50.00

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

E-Filing in the Office of the County Clerk
1 Professional Practice Credit
Wednesday, September 10, 2014~ 1:00-2:00pm
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Visual presentation on the ease of E-filing, relevant law and the Role of the Kings County Clerk.
Presented by:
•Nancy T. Sunshine, Kings County Clerk
•James Blain, Administrator
•Craig Schatzman, Senior Court Analyst
Sponsored by:
Brooklyn Bar Association’s Computer Technology Committee, Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair and Daniel Antonelli, Esq, Co-Chair
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!

To Order Online:

$25.00

Come Learn Digital Forensics and Watch the Bronx Bombers Play!
Monday, July 21, 2014 ~ 5:30-10:00pm
Yankees Stadium, RVM Suite
1 Practice Management Credit
This is a Members Only Event.
•5:30-6:30  CLE
•6:30-7:00  Networking
•7:00-10:00 Yankee Game
Program Description:
This seminar provides a broad overview of computer forensics, preservation and collection of electronically stored information (ESI) in anticipation of litigation or for internal investigation. This information will better prepare law firms and in-house counsel to minimize risk and cost while maintaining defensibility and ethical obligations in the maintenance of electronically stored information.

OCA Approved Article 81 Guardianship Training
7 MCLE Credits (Prof. Practice, Skills, Ethics)
Originally Presented on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014~ 9:00am-5:00pm
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A panel of experienced attorneys and Office of Court Administration staff will provide certification training required for guardian appointment in New York State. This course is approved for both attorneys and non-attorneys.
Presented by:
•Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq.
•Helen Galette, Esq.
•Fern Finkel, Esq.
•Peggy Barbanel, Esq.
•James Cahill, Esq.
•Liz Candreva, Esq.-OCA Part 36 Staff Attorney
•Louise Albenda, Esq.
Sponsored by:
•    Brooklyn Bar Association’s Elder Law Commitee, Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq.-Chair
•    Investors Bank

Registration Fee includes CLE credits and a CD of the materials. If you would like a printed copy of the materials, the Brooklyn Bar Association can provide at cost for $30.
For More Information Please Contact: Meredith Symonds at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or (718) 624-0675, ext. 206

$100.00

Estate Planning in the Digital Age

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

To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!
To Order Online:

$50.00

Trial Techiques Part II: Cross Examination & Summation
Originally Presented On: 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

+$30.00
$50.00

Trial Techniques Part I: Jury Selection, Opening Statements & Direct Examination
Originally Presented On: 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, Lien Resolution Group
For more information, contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or msymonds@brooklynbar.org

To Order Online:

+$30.00
$50.00