Continuing Legal Education

2016 Annual Update

Friday, November 4, 2016
8 MCLE Credits (7 Professional Practice; 1 Ethics)

Member $140 | Non-Member $225 | Law Student $25 | Non-Attorney $100
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Topics Include:
Civil Evidence – Michael Hutter, Esq.
Ethics – Michael Ross, Esq.
Disclosure – David Paul Horowitz, Esq.
Labor Law – Daniel Santola, Esq.
Medical Malpractice – John Bonina, Esq.
Municipal Liability – Michael Bersani, Esq.
No Fault/Motor Vehicle – Michael Hutter, Esq.
Premises Liability – Sim Shapiro, Esq.
Product Liability – Hon. John Cherundolo


New Developments in Foreclosure Practice

Monday, November 7, 2016
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
2 MCLE Credits (Law Practice Management)

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

Jimmy Lathrop, Esq.
Anthony Vaughn, Jr., Esq.

Adam Kalish, Esq., Co-Chair
M. Frank Francis, Esq., Co-Chair
Sean Kerley, Esq., Vice-Chair


The Brooklyn Bar Association is pleased to present
“New Developments in Foreclosure Practice” featuring Jaime Lathrop, Esq. Mr. Lathrop has been on the forefront of the foreclosure litigation for the past ten years, appearing in numerous reported decisions and is a frequent lecturer.
Topics will include:
– Recent decisions of interest
– Motion practice
– Discovery techniques
– “Bad faith” hearings
– Appellate practice
– Homeowner protection under the banking law
– Ex parte applications for injunctive relief
– Legislative Changes


Taking the Fear Our of e-Discovery
Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50

Talia T. Page, Esq.
Training Specialist
RVM Enterprises, Inc.

Tim McCorry
Computer Forensic Engineer
RVM Enterprises, Inc.

Do you find eDiscovery intimidating? Have you recently passed on, or been passed up for a case based on the sheer volume of data or a lack of personal experience in electronic discovery? This informative CLE will help familiarize small and medium sized law firms with the terminology, technology and concepts involved with eDiscovery. Topics covered will include a discussion of data forensics, which is the process of collecting electronic evidence defensibly while maintaining a strict chain of custody, and the importance of metadata which can make or break an eDiscovery case. We will talk about how to process that data once it has been collected to allow it to be reviewed efficiently, as well as the process of reviewing documents electronically. Finally we will discuss the methods and options for producing this discovery to your adversary. The entire presentation will include a focus on cost-saving techniques and methods for more efficient review. At the conclusion, you 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 your next meet-and-confer.

BBA Sponsors:
BBA Computer Technology Committee

BBA Young Lawyers Section


The Blueprint for Addressing Liens

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

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

Paul Loudenslager, Esq.
Precision Resolution

Frank Kilcoyne
JMW Settlements

Steven Smith, Esq.
Precision Resolution

Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA and other lien issues have become the preeminent factors that are causing delays in the receipt of settlement funds. This seminar will provide a guide for the early compliance with CMS as well as the early assessment of liens in personal injury cases, ultimately leading to you and your client getting paid faster.



Litigation Made Simple: E-Filing in Kings County

Thursday, June 23, 2016
1 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice)

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

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

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. 

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

Monday, June 27, 2016
2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

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

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

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.



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
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

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

Gena Usenheimer, Esq. 
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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.


Mandatory E-Filing CLE


Asset Protection Planning: State of The Art in 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016
2 MCLE Credits

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

Barry Engel, Esq.

Engel & Reiman pc

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


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
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
1:30-2:30PM – Lawrence F. DiGiovanna, Esq. – Co-Op Closings
2:30-4:30PM – Pery D. Krinsky, Esq. – Ethics