Continuing Legal Education

The 2014 Bankruptcy Update
Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice per course

This program was originally presented on the following dates:
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

PRE-RECORDED: OCA Approved Article 81 Guardianship Training

Originally Presented on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014~ 9:00am-5:00pm

7 MCLE Credits (Prof. Practice, Skills, Ethics)

Members $115 | Non-Members $180  | Non-Attorneys $1

Description: 
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.

To Order Online:

$115.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Trial Techiques Part II: Cross Examination & Summation

Originally Presented On: Thursday, May 15, 2014~ 6:00-8:00pm

2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description: 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

+$30.00
$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Trial Techniques Part I: Jury Selection, Opening Statements & Direct Examination

Originally Presented On: Wednesday, May 7, 2014~ 6:00-8:00pm

2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
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

To Order Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

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

Criminal Diversion Programs: Essentials Explained From the Bench

Originally Presented on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

(2 Professional Practice Credits)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
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

$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Pitfalls of Criminal Representation: Grand Jury to Trial Basics

Originally Presented on : Thursday April 24t, 2014

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
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

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

PRE-RECORDED: Nuts & Bolts of No Fault Insurance

Originally Presented on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
Experienced attorneys and two judges will cover the nuts and bolts of no fault practice, including recent developments in case law and decisions regarding peer doctors and the preclusion defense.
Presented by:
•David Gottlieb, Esq.
•Jeff Seigel, Esq.
•Hon. Peter Sweeney
•Hon. Katherine Levine
Sponsored by:
BBA’s No Fault Committee-Dean Delianites, Esq., Chair

$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Building Your Practice Workshop

Originally Presented On: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

2 MCLE Credits (Practice Management)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
Focusing on the solo and small firms, this program teaches the skills behind the “business of law” including day-to-day management, business planning, accounting, marketing, and client care.  The course will also highlight important concepts for keeping your firm’s finances and client relations.
Presented by:
Richard A. Klass, Esq.
Jaime Lathrop, Esq.
Moderated by:
Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Young Lawyer Section-Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq., Chair
BBA’s Mentoring Committee-Richard A. Klass, Esq., Chair
New York Life, Albert Hinds
LexisNexis

+$30.00
$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Court Mandated Mediation Programs

Originally Presented: Monday, March 31, 2014, 6-8pm

2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
This presentation will incorporate the proceedings and functions of various Court sponsored mediation programs, in both the State & Federal Court.  This program is for both practitioners & mediators.
Presented by:
Lisa Courtney, Esq., Special Projects Counsel-Office of ADR and Court Improvement
Catherine Friedman, Esq., New York City Family Court ADR Coordinator Programs
Hon. Robin S. Garson, Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County
Gerald Lepp, Esq.-ADR Administrator, Eastern District of New York Mediation Program
Rebecca Price, Esq., Mediation Supervisor, Southern District of New York Mediation Program
Moderated by: Ira Cure, Esq. and Steven Harkavy, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s ADR Committee- Hon. Elizabeth Bonina and Steven Harkavy, Esq., Co-Chairs

+$30.00
$25.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: The 2013 Elder Law Update

Originally Presented on Monday, November 4, 2013

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Description
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq. will provide an update on recent developments in elder law and how to pay for long-term care.  The seminar will cover such topics as Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, nursing homes, assisted living, guardianship, Medicaid trusts, and special needs trusts.  Relevant tax considerations will also be addressed.
Presented by:
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Elder Law Committee- Anthony Lamberti, Esq., Chair
•East Coast Appraisal Service

To Order the CD Online:

$50.00

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