Continuing Legal Education

Digital Evidence in Matrimonial Cases – Deconstructing Electronically Stored Information
Monday, November 17, 2014 – 6:00-8:00pm
2 MCLE Credits (.5 Ethics & 1.5 Skills)
The volume of digital evidence potentially available in matrimonial (and other) cases dwarfs all evidence in all other forms. Recent ethical opinions state that a practitioner must be competent to deal with electronic evidence issues and the Uniform Rules for NY Trial Courts mandate consideration for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) at the time of Preliminary Conference.
Presented By:
Nicholas G. Himonidis, J.D., CFE, CCFS
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Family Law Section – RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq., Chair
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, click this link: Digital Evidence in Matrimonial Cases Flyer-Form 11.17.2014
To order online:

$50.00

For more information, contact 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or email dlevine@brooklynbar.org

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
Investors Bank
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 this link: Annual Update Flyer-Form 11.7.14
To Order Online:

$100.00

For more information, contact 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or email dlevine@brooklynbar.org

Nuts & Bolts of Will Drafting Tuesday, October 21, 2014- 6:00-8:00pm
2 Professional Practice Credits
Client intake, basics of a complete Will, proper Will execution, PLUS attorney-drafter as nominated executor considerations, attorney-drafter legal exposure, Medicaid trusts, tax apportionment, AND much, much, much more!
Panelists: Paul S. Forster, Esq., Antar Jones, Esq. and Frank T. Strafaci, Esq.
Program Coordinator: Antar Jones, Esq.
Sponsored by: BBA’s Surrogate’s Court Committee – Hon. Bruce M. Balter, Chair and Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
BBA’s Decedent’s Estates Section – Paul S. Forster, Esq., Chair and Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
East Coast Appraisal Service
Fillmore Real Estate
Investors Bank
Westlaw
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, click this link: Will Drafting Flyer-Form 10.21.2014.2
To Order Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

For more information, contact 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or email dlevine@brooklynbar.org

The 2014 Bankruptcy Update
Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice per course
Part I Tuesday, September 9th
Part II Tuesday, September 16th
Part III Tuesday, September 23rd

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; and advanced Exemptions and analysis.
Part III –Advanced Bankruptcy – Covers Advanced Topics.
Topics include: The new exemptions – advanced analysis; Exemption Planning; Recent Decisions; Chapter 13 and lien stripping; S0.tripping Second mortgages and Chapter 20.
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: Danielle A. Levine, at dlevine@brooklynbar.org or 718-624-0675, ext. 206

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

Criminal Diversion Programs: Essentials Explained From the Bench

Originally Presented on: 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

$50.00

Pitfalls of Criminal Representation: Grand Jury to Trial Basics*
Originally Presented on : Thursday April 24t, 2014
(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

To Order Online:

$50.00