Ethics CLEs

Lawyers & Stress – Beating the Winter Blahs
Warm Up, Chill Out and Avoid an Avalanche of Stress

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
5:30-6PM: Light Dinner
6-8PM: CLE
2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

Pre-Registration: Members FREE | Non-Members $25
Pre-Registration closes at 6PM on Monday, February 9, 2015.

At the Door: $50
There will be a $50.00 charge on the evening of the program if you have not pre-registered.

Description:
The practice of law is demanding and stressful. Lawyers suffer from depression at twice the rate as others. We score above average on stress surveys and below average for coping mechanisms.

Lawyers are persistent, detail oriented, vigorous advocates, and critical thinkers. These same qualities make us vulnerable to stress and depression.

This CLE is about resilience – the ability to recover from stress by learning to relax, rest and bounce back.

Our experts will guide us through a variety of techniques and strategies to help avoid burnout and build resilience. At the end of the evening, you will leave smiling, refreshed and with some new tools for getting through the winter doldrums.

The program will also help you to identify signs of depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues in yourself or someone you know. We will provide you with resource information for getting help.

Faculty:
Dr. Fritz Galette, Psychologist & Host of “Ask Dr. Fritz” Radio Show
Eileen Travis, LCSW, Director of the City Bar Association’s Lawyers Assistance Program
Hon. Sallie Krauss (ret.)

Sponsored By:
BBA’s Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee – Hon. Robin S. Garson, Co-Chair; John R. Urban, Esq., Co-Chair; Kathleen C. Waterman, Esq., Vice-Chair
East Coast Appraisal Service

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) 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.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for application information.

Ethical Considerations in Online Marketing for Law Firms

Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)
Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
Whether you’re looking to use social media, create a website, or just send out an email, there are ethical issues to keep in mind. Learn about the ethical pitfalls when marketing your firm online and how to avoid them. Topics include: email, social media, websites, online advertising and search optimization, blogging, and interacting with judges.
Presented By:
Andrew Cabasso, Esq.
Sponsored By:
BBA’s Computer Technology Committee – Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair

To Purchase Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) and click “Add To Cart.”

$50.00

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

Pre-Recorded CLE:
Digital Evidence in Matrimonial Cases – Deconstructing Electronically Stored Information

This CLE was taped on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

2 MCLE Credits (.5 Ethics & 1.5 Skills)
Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
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
Investors Bank
Thomson Reuters – Westlaw

To Purchase Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$50.00

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

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.

$115.00

“[Eth]ex & The City: Legal Ethics v. The City’s Morality”
Why Doing The “Right” Thing Can Still Cost Your License To Practice Law

Original CLE Date: November 14, 2011

Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

Presentation by: Pery D. Krinsky, Esq., Krinsky PLLC

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Young Lawyers Section – Jimmy Lathrop, Chair
The BBA’s Technology Committee – Andrea Bonina, Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

Lawyers who face disciplinary and court inquiries into their conduct typically get in “trouble” not because they make the “wrong” ethical decisions, but, rather, because they do not see the issues in making their decisions and believe that simply doing the right “moral” thing is always “ethical.” Using real world examples and interactive hypotheticals, this ethics program will explore practical ethical issues relating to and including:
• “Ethics v. Morality” – when is doing the “right” thing “ethically wrong”;
• Client rights v. lawyer self-preservation;
• Keeping your legal fees v. getting sued and having to return your legal fees;
• Revenue generating law firm technology v. computer malpractice; and
• Ingenious attorney advertising v. really bad press.

For more information contact:
E-mail:msymonds@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 206

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Original CLE Date: September 21, 2011

Credits: 2 Credits (.5 Ethics, 1.5 Practice Management)

Presentations by:
Richard A. Klass, Your Court Street Lawyer
Andrea Bonina, Bonina & Bonina, PC
Pery D. Krinsky, Krinsky PLLC
Daniel R. Antonelli, Antonelli & Antonelli
Rachel S. Blumenfeld, The Law Office of Rachel S. Blumenfeld

Sponsored by:
The BBA Mentoring Committee, Richard A. Klass – Chair
The BBA Pro Bono Committee, Jeannie Costello and John Michael Buhta – Co-Chairs
The BBA Young Lawyers Section, Jimmy Lathrop – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

This CLE will cover the following topics: Keeping Your Firm’s Finances; Marketing and Advertising Your Firm; Networking and Social Media Marketing; How Pro Bono Activities Can Help Build Your Firm; and Ethical Considerations in Starting Your Firm, including advertising rules, escrow accounts and retainer agreements.

For more information contact:
E-mail: msymonds@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 206

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Original CLE Date: March 30, 2011
Credits: 2 Credits Ethics

Presentations by:
Marc Aronson, Esq., Marc Aronson Law Offices
Doron Leiby, Esq., Jeffrey Miller & Associates, P.C.
Domenick Napoletano, Esq., Napoletano Law
Barbara Odwak, Esq., Barbara S. Odwak Law Offices
Alvin Rabinowitz
Aimee Richter, Esq., Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP

Sponsored by:
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director
The BBA’s Part 137 Attorney Fee Arbitration Committee – Domenick Napoletano, Esq., Chair
The BBA’s Mediation-Grievance Matters Committee – Barbara Odwak, Esq., Chair

The course will provide an overview of the rules governing Part 137 fee dispute hearings. The presenters will also demonstrate a typical mock hearing so that attendees can get a real feel for the process.

For more information contact:
E-mail:
lfeldman@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Original CLE Date: March 2, 2011
Credits: 3 Ethics Credits

Presentations by:
Michael S. Ross – Law Offices of Michael S. Ross
Clifford Robert – Robert and Robert, PLLC

Co-Sponsored by: The NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers

This program will feature an interactive exchange between two ethics experts and the audience which will explore recent developments in the field of attorney ethics. The speakers will also address emerging ethical trends that may impact on the practicing bar in the future.

For more information contact:
E-mail:
lfeldman@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

To Order the Course, Please Go to the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers’ Website: www.trialacademy.org

Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)
Speakers: Steven C. Krane, Esq., Proskauer Rose LLP

Steven C. Krane, Esq., Proskauer Rose LLP, presents this seminar on the differences between the Rules of Professional Conduct (which go into effect on April 1, 2009) and the New York Code of Professional Responsibility. Presented 3/10/09

Price: $50.00

Credits: 2 MCLE Credits

Prof. Anthony Sebok reviews: legal ethics and client counseling in the area of legal finance; current New York law concerning the legality of non-recourse funding under Judiciary Law 489; the New York rules of professional conduct; the history of champerty and maintenance in English and American common law; and the policy reasons that have led the New York courts and legislature to permit non-recourse funding of litigation.

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