Upcoming Live CLE Seminars

Litigation Made Simple: E-Filing in Kings County

Thursday, June 23, 2016
1-2:00PM 
1 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice)

Member $30 | Non-Member $50 | Student $5 | Non-Attorney $25

Faculty:
James Blain
Administrator, Kings County Clerk

Craig Schatzman
Senior Court Analyst, Kings County Clerk

Joseph Leddo
Senior Court Clerk, Kings County Supreme Court

BBA Sponsor:
BBA Computer Technology Committee
Andrea Bonina, Esq.Co-Chair
Daniel R. Antonelli,  Esq., Co-Chair

Description:
Kings County Clerk Nancy T. Sunshine, James Blain, Craig Schatzman from the Kings County Clerk’s Office and Joseph Leddo from Kings County Supreme Court will walk attendees through the E-filing process with sample case filings.  Learn how to use the E-filing system to simplify your litigation practice; reduce the size of your hard-files, eliminate unnecessary trips to court and lessen the number of documents you serve by mail.  A visual step-by-step presentation will teach you how to use this modern technology. 

To Download Registration Flyer: Litigation Made Simple: E-Filing in Kings County

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Jury Selection in a “New” Brooklyn: Hipsters, Transplants and Millenials

Monday, June 27, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50

Faculty:
Hon. Ellen Spodek

Supreme Court Kings County

Michael Ronemus, Esq.
Ronemus and Vilensky LLP

Thomas Gerspach, Esq.
Gerspach Sikoscow LLP

BBA Sponsor:
BBA Medical Malpractice Committee
John A. Bonina,  Esq., Chair

Description:
Over the past two decades, the demographics of Brooklyn have significantly changed. With the influx of Hipsters, Millenials, and Transplants, Brooklyn jury pools have changed as well. The course will provide insight to how Brooklyn’s changing demographics are affecting the jury pool, and consequently affecting jury selection in civil cases. Hear from Michael Ronemus, Thomas Gerspach and Judge Ellen Spodek on these and other jury selection issues facing attorneys in civil cases.

To Download Registration Flyer: Jury Selection in a “New” Brooklyn: Hipsters, Transplants and Millenials

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$0.00

 

New York Academy of Trial Lawyers Presents:
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: How to Protect Yourself From Employee Lawsuits

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Trial Academy Member Free | BBA Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50

Faculty:
Gena Usenheimer, Esq. 
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Description:
Join us for this must-see course to help you avoid having one of your own employees filing suit against you or your firm. This could be the most important CLE you attend all year – the information impacts employers with as few as only one employee! Our employment litigation expert will review the latest rules and regulations on the City, State and Federal levels. Other topics include: best practices for use in your law firm, mandatory paperwork requirements, overtime requirements, unlawful deductions, misclassification of independent contractors, use of interns, harassment, discrimination and more.

To Download Registration Flyer: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: How to Protect Yourself From Employee Lawsuits

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$0.00

 

Mandatory E-Filing CLE

POSTPONED

Asset Protection Planning: State of The Art in 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Faculty:
Barry Engel, Esq.

Engel & Reiman pc

Description:
In this CLE program of interest to estate planners, tax attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, trust officers, creditor’s and debtor’s rights counsel, and even potential clients, guest speaker and asset protection expert Barry Engel of Engel & Reiman pc, Denver, Colorado will provide a detailed overview of the concepts and strategies relevant to an integrated estate plan incorporating lifetime asset protection planning elements.

In the second portion of the program, Mr. Engel will provide an overview of important developments relevant to asset protection over the past two years.

BBA Sponsor:
BBA Taxation Committee
Eugene Stoler, CPA JD LLM
Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP

To Download Registration Flyer: Asset Protection Planning: State of The Art in 2016 FLYER REGISTRATION

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$0.00

BBA Military Law Committee, The New York Guard &  Brooklyn Law School Present: A Continuing Legal Education Program at Brooklyn Law School

Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17, 2016
12 MCLE Credits

Member FREE | Non-Member FREE | Law Student FREE | Non-Attorney FREE

Saturday, April 16th, 2016
9-10AM – Hon. Barry Kamins – Criminal Law
10-11AM – Hon. Joseph J. Maltese – Appellate Practice
11-12PM – Hon. Michael Milsap – Child Support
12PM-1:30PM – LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:30PM – Hon. Catherine M. DiDomenico – Matrimonial/Domestic Violence
2:30-3:30PM – Wayne Greenwald, Esq. – Bankruptcy
3:30-4:30PM – Hon. Matthew Sciarrino, Jr. – Cyber Law/Cyber Security

Sunday, April 17th, 2016
9-11AM – Prof. Burton N. Lipshie, Esq. – CPLR
11-12PM – Hon. Frank R. Seddio – Estate Practice
12-1:30PM – LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:30PM – Lawrence F. DiGiovanna, Esq. – Co-Op Closings
2:30-4:30PM – Pery D. Krinsky, Esq. – Ethics

To Download Flyer Registration: BBA Military Law Committee, The New York Guard & Brooklyn Law School Present: A Continuing Legal Education Program at Brooklyn Law School

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Saturday Registration:

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Sunday Registration

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Understanding the New Uniform Disciplinary Rules

Thursday, April 21, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)
Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Description:
The Administrative Board of the statewide court system recently adopted new rules that will harmonize various disciplinary procedures around the state. These rules promise a more uniform approach to disciplining New York attorneys.
Thus, charges of attorney misconduct will be investigated in a similar manner across the state and sanctions for similar kinds of wrongdoing will be consistent. The program will discuss what changes were made and what procedures will remain in place.

Faculty:
Hon. Barry Kamins (ret.) 
Former Chair, Grievance Committee for the 2nd, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts 

John R. Urban
John R. Urban & Associates, PLLC

Hal R. Lieberman, Esq.
Partner Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, and former Chief Counsel for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee

Robert P. Guido, Esq.
Executive Director for Attorney Matters, Appellate Division, 2d Department

Sponsors:
Brooklyn Bar Association
Professional Ethics Committee
Hon. Barry Kamins, Chair

Brooklyn Bar Association
Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee
John Urban, Esq., Co-Chair
Kathleen Waterman, Esq., Co-Chair

Co-Sponsor:
Kings County Criminal Bar Association 
Michael Farkas, Esq., Chair
(KCCBA Members receive BBA Member pricing)

To Download Flyer Registration: Understanding the New Uniform Disciplinary Rules

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2016 OCA Approved Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianship Training Program

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
9:00AM-5:00PM 
8 MCLE Credits
(3.5 Professional Practice; 3 Skills; 1.5 Ethics)

Member $140 | Non-Member $225 | Law Student $20 | Non-Attorney $100
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Faculty:
Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq.

Fern Finkel, Esq.

Laura Messiana, Esq.

James Cahill, Esq.

Helen Galette, Esq.

Michele Lippa Gartner, Esq.

Herbert A. Medetsky, Ph.D.

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2016 Elder Law Update: Elder Law and Special Needs – How the Pieces Fit Together

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Description:
2016 UpdateTrending Issues:

(1) Guardianships – SCPA 17-A vs. MHL Art. 81
(2) Infant Compromise Orders and Supplemental Needs Trust/Settlement Preservation Trusts
(3) Matrimonial Actions with a Special Needs Child

Faculty:
Ellyn S. Kravitz, J.D., LL.M., CELA
Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP

BBA Sponsor:
BBA Elder Law Committee

Anthony Lamberti, Esq.Chair
Fern Finkel, Esq.Vice-Chair

Sponsors:
Investors Bank

East Coast Appraisal Service

To Download Flyer Registration: 2016 Elder Law Update: Elder Law and Special Needs – How the Pieces Fit Together

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Spring 2016

January

1/20/16 – Ethics, Social Media, Websites, & Online Advertising: What Attorneys Need to Know
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics & Professionalism)

1/25/16 – Development Rights in NYC
6-8:00PM | 2 MCLE Credits

February

2/18/16 - Video Evidence: Legal Standards & Practical Considerations
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

2/24/16 – CPLR Update (Co-Sponsored with New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers)
6-8:00PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

2/25/16 - How To: Tips & Practical Overview of Judgments of Divorce & How to Incorporate the New Maintenance Guidelines
5:30-7:30PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

March

3/14/16 – Confrontation After Crawford
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

3/28/16 – How to Probate a Will
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

3/29/16 – Nuts & Bolts on Litigating LGBT Employment Discrimination Cases
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

3/30/16 – Actual Innocence
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

April

4/4/16 Family Court Committee CLE

4/16/16-4/17/16 Military Affairs Committee CLE at Brooklyn Law School

4/21/16 – Understanding the New Uniform Disciplinary Rules
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

4/28/16 - 2016 Elder Law Update
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

May

5/16/16 – Asset Protection Planning
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

5/17/16 – 2016 OCA Approved Article 81 Guardianship Training
9AM-5PM | 8 MCLE Credits

5/18/16 – It’s All Politics: Can I Say That in the Work Place?
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits