Upcoming Live CLE Seminars

Pixel Persuasion – Legal Writing for the 21st Century

Monday, March 23, 2015
5:30-6: Networking & Refreshments
6-7:30: CLE
1.5 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Member $45 | Non-Member $75  | Law Student $7 | Non-Attorney $ 40
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Presented By:
Lisa Solomon, Esq.

Sponsored By:
Mentor Program Committee – Richard Klass, Esq., Chair

Description:
More and more judges are reading briefs on computer screens, rather than on paper. While many of the basic principles of effective brief writing apply regardless of the manner in which the court consumes your brief, the electronic medium presents new opportunities to leverage both technology and principles of document design and web usability to give your brief even more persuasive power.

In this program, you’ll learn how to more persuasively present information intended to be read on a screen in pdf format. Lisa will discuss:

-how judges are reading briefs today
-the important differences between screen-reading and paper-reading
-the F-pattern
-tips for writing for the 21st-Century legal reader

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Pixel Persuasion Legal Writing For the 21st Century 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.”

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.

How to Become a Judge

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
5:30-6PM: Reception
6-9PM: Program

NEW UPDATE: Due to the subject matter, this course does not carry CLE credit.

Member $90 | Non-Member $150  | Law Student $15 |Non-Attorney $ 75
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Moderated By:
Hon. Frank R. Seddio, Seddio & Associates, P.C.

Presented By:
Hon. Fidel F. Del Valle, Chief Administrative Law Judge of the City of New York
Rachel H. Nash, Esq., Administrative Law Judge 2005-2013
Hon. Gary F. Marton, Judge of the Housing Court
Hon. Miriam Cyrulnik, Acting Justice of the Supreme Court; Appointed 2003-Present
Hon. Sharen D. Hudson, Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York
Hon. Evelyn J. LaPorte, Supreme Court

Description:
Have you ever considered a judicial career? A panel of prominent judges and members of the bar will share their experiences in seeking judicial office, whether by running in judicial elections or seeking appointment by the mayor.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: How to Become a Judge Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

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.

Navigating the eDiscovery Minefield While Controlling Costs – How Small Firms Can Manage Big Cases

Postponed until June 4, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-7:00 CLE
1 MCLE Credits (Law Practice Management)

Member $30 | Non-Member $50  | Law Student $5 |Non-Attorney $ 25
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty: Talia T. Page, Esq., Training Specialist Tim McCorry, Computer Forensic Engineer
Sponsor: Thomson Reuter
Description: During this valuable CLE presentation, attendees will learn about data forensics, which is the process of collecting electronic documents in a defensible way that maintains all of the important hidden data those documents can contain (“metadata”). This metadata can often make or break an eDiscovery case. Attendees will learn how data can be processed once it has been collected in preparation for review, as well as best practices for reviewing documents electronically. Finally, we will discuss the methods and options for producing this discovery to an adversary. The entire presentation will include a focus on cost-saving techniques and methods for more efficient review. At the conclusion, attendees should have a better understanding of the technologies and options available in the eDiscovery process, which could prove invaluable going forward into case planning or the next meet-and-confer.

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

Litigating Police Misconduct Cases

Monday, March 30, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 |Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty:
Ameer Benno, Esq.
Paul Hale, Esq.
Gregory Esposito, Esq.

Description:
This course will introduce you to the litigation of police misconduct cases, including identifying the proper parties, prerequisites to filing the lawsuit, relevant time limitations on doing so, and factors to consider in determining the proper forum in which to bring the action.  This course also provides an overview of the most commonly-asserted claims and defenses under both federal and state law, compares the relative advantages and disadvantages of state and federal law in this area, and discusses what relief is available, including statutory attorney’s fees.  The course will also cover some of the regularly encountered discovery issues and ethical considerations in police misconduct cases.  And whether or not you intend to litigate these cases, this course will prepare you for what you must do to protect a client’s right to bring such a case if you believe that police abuse occurred.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Litigating Police Misconduct Cases 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.”

As it is less than 24 hours before the CLE, the price has been adjusted to reflect a $20 late fee. 

$80.00

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

Nuts & Bolts of Running a Political Campaign

Monday, April 13, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-8:00 Program
No MCLE Credit

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $ 50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

 

Faculty:
Hon. Frank Seddio
Others TBA
Description:

Politics, politics, politics!
People often talk about their dreams of running for political office but never take the necessary steps to do so. The process of running for political office is a complex one and requires a lot of work and professional knowledge. This
course will give you the information necessary to run a campaign including:

- Who runs the campaign?
- Who is going to make up your team?
- What is needed to get on the ballot?
- Who should you seek endorsements from?
- What are the costs of running?
- How do you choose where and when to run?

These and other secrets will be revealed by the experts, including Hon. Frank Seddio.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Nuts & Bolts of Running a Political Campaign

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.”

$60.00

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

Mitigation Reports in Sentencing: Using Effective Tools to Negotiate the Best Deal for Your Client

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-7:30 CLE
1.5 MCLE Credits 

Member $45 | Non-Member $75  | Law Student $7 | Non-Attorney $40
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Program Coordinator:
David Chidekel, Esq.

Faculty:
Reynaldo Cusicanqui
Michael Farkas, Esq.
Hon. Martin Murphy
Hon. Miriam Cyrulnik
Hon. ShawnDya Simpson
David Chidekel, Esq.

Sponsor:
Brooklyn Bar Association Criminal Law Section

Description:
Plea bargaining is probably the aspect of your job that is most important to your client. Negotiations can take place as part of a plea deal where your client takes a plea in exchange for a lighter sentence, or post-conviction, in an effort to mitigate your client’s sentence. A comprehensive mitigation report prepared by an expert will be tremendously helpful in strengthening your effectiveness in these negotiations. It will enable you to advocate more successfully and productively for your client. Mitigation reports normally describe factors that include the client’s psychological profile and social environment, as well as possible alternatives to incarceration.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Mitigation Reports in Sentencing: Using Effective Tools to Negotiate the Best Deal for Your Client

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.”

$45.00

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

Legal Issues Confronting Small Businesses

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
1-2:00PM
Trade Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bridge Marriott
1 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice)

Member FREE | Non-Member FREE | Law Student FREE | Non-Attorney FREE
Advanced Registration is Appreciated.

Moderator:
Jeffrey Miller, Esq.
Faculty:
Richard Klass, Esq.
Gregory Lisi, Esq.

Description:
This course will present an overview of the various legal issues confronting small businesses including:

  • formation
  • business agreements
  • employee relations
  • collection/amounts receivable issues
  • IT/privacy matters

The content of this course is aimed at attorneys, but business owners and managers are welcome to attend!

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Legal Issues Confronting Small Businesses

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.

Fashion Law – It’s More Than Just What You Wear

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Program Coordinator:
Biana Borukhovich, Esq.

Faculty:
Laura Brandt, Esq. – Former General Counsel of CWonder
Deborah McNamara, Esq. – Designer, Attorney and Professor at
New York Law School
Mindy Novack, Esq. – Vice President of Hudsons Bay Company (Parent Company of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor)
Bjorn Bengtsson – Senior Executive in the area of Product Development and Design

Sponsor:
Brooklyn Bar Association’s
Trademark Licensing & Intellectual Property Committee

Description:
When one sees the word “fashion”, images of Vera Wang dresses, Michael Kors suits and Chanel hand bags come to mind; however, no one ever considers how many individuals of different legal fields it takes to protect such brands. This CLE will highlight the different steps fashion attorneys and other professionals have to take in order to protect fashion companies.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Fashion Law Its More Than Just What You Wea 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.”

$60.00

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

Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution – Meet the Mediators & Arbitrators

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Moderator:
Steven Jeffrey Harkavy, Esq. – Law Offices of Leon R. Kowalski

Faculty:
Robert Adams, Esq. – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
Hon. Elizabeth Bonina – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
Richard Byrne, Esq. – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Sponsors:
BBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Description:
Whether your practice specializes in personal injury, commercial, employment or other matters, and whether your practice oversees a high volume of cases or you have one very special case which requires specific attention, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can assist in quickly and efficiently bringing about a resolution, saving the time, costs and uncertainty of litigation.  This CLE program will provide an introduction to using ADR, and give attendees the opportunity to meet and hear from some of the top mediators and arbitrators in New York State.  Topics will include:  when to use ADR; preparing for mediation or arbitration; and strategies for resolving a case utilizing ADR.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolutions

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.”

$60.00

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

Labor Law 240, 241(6) –  How to Employ a “Hurry Up Offense” to Fast Track Your Case From Inception to Settlement

Monday, May 4 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

Faculty:
Glenn Verchick, Esq. (Program Chair)
Richard Winograd, Esq.
Steven Payne, Esq.

Description:
This seminar will teach strategies and tactics to use in the pre-trial stages of a construction site accident case brought under the New York State Labor Law in order to bring the injured worker’s claim to a quick resolution. Far too often these cases fall victim to excessive delay brought about by an over worked court system and defense counsel delay tactics. Strategies such as efficient use of discovery tools, early summary judgment motions and effective mediation strategies will be among the topics discussed.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Labor Law 240, 241(6) – How to Employ a Hurry Up Offense” to Fast Track Your Case From Inception to Settlement 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.”

$60.00

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