Continuing Legal Education

Court Mandated Mediation Programs
Originally Presented: Monday, March 31, 2014, 6-8pm
(2 Skills Credits)
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
For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675.

 

The 2013 Elder Law Update
Originally Presented on Monday, November 4, 2013
2 Professional Practice Credits
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 Meredith Symonds, Esq.: msymonds@brooklynbar.org or 718.624.0675, ext 206.

Collecting the Debt: Successful Enforcement Tactics
Originally Presented On Wednesday, November 6, 2013
2 Professional Practice Credits
The Course will discuss the following:
Locating the Debtor and his assets
Article 52 remedies, including execution, income execution and restrainingnotices.
Settlement and negotiation strategies.
Judicial perspectives on motions to vacate judgment, post-judgment enforcementmeasures and settlements.
Presented by:
Hon. Noach Dear, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Kings Co.
Richard Klass, Esq.-Your Court Street Lawyer
Susan Nash, Search-Net Management, President
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Civil Court Committee-Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Chair
Thomson Reuters-Westlaw

To Order the CD Online:

$50.00

For More Information, Contact Meredith Symonds, Esq.:
msymonds@brooklynbar.org; 718-624-0675, ext. 206

Land Use and Zoning In NYC: The Basics*

2 Professional Practice Credits
Originally Presented On: October 9, 2013

This Real Property course will introduce attorneys to the fundamental building blocks of zoning and delve into the details of zoning calculations, CEQR requirements, development rights transfers. The speakers will also discuss the various city agencies associated with land use, including the Departments of City Planning and Buildings, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals,and the NYC Landmarks Commission.

*Indicates a course offering basic training for skills and practice.

Presented by:
Mark Caruso, Esq., Caruso, Caruso & Branda, P.C.
Chris Wright, Esq., Simons & Wright LLC

Sponsored By:
BBA’s Real Property Law Committee- Mark Caruso, Esq., Chair

To Order the CD Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

For More Information, Contact Meredith Symonds, Esq.:

msymonds@brooklynbar.org; 718-624-0675, ext. 206

Bankruptcy Update 2013
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice per course

Originally Presented On:
Part I Thursday, September 12th: 6:00-8:30pm
Part II Thursday, September 19th: 6:00-8:30pm
Part III Thursday, September 26th: 6:00-8:30pm

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
East Coast Appraisal Services

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; The new exemptions – an overview.

Part III –Advanced Bankruptcy – Covers Advanced Topics.
Topics include: The new exemptions – advanced analysis; Exemption Planning; Recent Decisions; Chapter 13 and lien stripping.

For more information contact: Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org or 718-624-0675, ext. 206

To Order Online:

Part I
CD

$50.00

DVD

$50.00

Part II
CD
+$30.00
$50.00

DVD

$50.00

Part III
CD
+$30.00
$50.00

DVD

$50.00

Nuts & Bolts of Real Property Contracts Provisions, Procedures, and Pitfalls*
Originally Presented On: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
2 MCLE Professional Practice Credits
Presented by:
•    Mark Caruso, Esq., Partner of Caruso, Caruso & Branda, P.C.; BBA’s Real Property Law Committee Chair
•    Dominic J. Famulari, Esq., Law Firm of John D. Famulari

Sponsored by:
•    BBA’s Real Property Law Committee-Mark Caruso, Esq., Chair
•    Investors Bank
•    Regal Title Agency

Course Description: Come learn about contract terms and provisions along with “what to do” tips with respect to common situations involving real estate contracts.  The presenters will also describe in detail the various problems and pitfalls that practitioners often encounter and how to either avoid or resolve such problems.

*Indicates courses that offer basic training in skills and practice.

To Order the CD Online:

$50.00

Forensic Accounting in Family Law
Lost and Found: How to Find the Money When They Say It’s “Gone”
Originally Presented on May 20, 2013 ~ 6:00-8:00pm
2MCLE Credits (Practice Management)
Presented by:
Robert I. Schindler, CPA, CFF, Partner in Charge: Forensic Accounting Services, Litigation Support and Assurance Services at Cavalcante & Company, LLC, CPAs and Business Advisors
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Family Law Section-RoseAnn Branda, Esq., Chair
•East Coast Appraisal Services

Course Description:
Learn how forensic accountants assist attorneys in representing their clients in family law engagements.  Acquire the tools and techniques used in discovering hidden assets or unreported or under reported income. Learn about methods used in valuing closely held businesses. The presentation will include examples from actual cases and will conclude with a question and answer period.

For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds at
msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675, ext. 206

To Order CD Online:

$50.00

Drafting For the Pros:
Structuring and Negotiating Sports Industry Commercial Contracts
Originally Presented on Thursday, May 9, 2013 ~ 6:00-8:00 pm
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Panelists:
•Jeff B. Gewirtz, Esq., Executive Vice President of Business Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Brooklyn Nets and  Barclays Center
•Robert A. Boland, Esq., Academic Chair & Professor of Sports Business and Law at NYU’s Tisch Center

Sponsored by:
Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Committee-Sanaa Z. Harris, Esq., Chair

Course Description:
Learn how to best counsel and protect your client by understanding key clauses used to draft various sports-related contracts and by avoiding the pitfalls that can occur during these complicated negotiations. The panel will focus on sponsorship, media rights, athlete endorsement transactions and other commercial contracts that produce revenue and shape today’s sports industry.

For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds at
msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675, ext. 206

To Order Online:

+$30.00
$50.00
+$30.00
$50.00

Nuts and Bolts of Taking a Deposition*-PreRecorded CLE
Originally Presented on Thursday, April 4th-6:00-8:00pm
123 Remsen Street
2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Moderated by:
Richard Klass, Esq., Your Court Street Lawyer
Presented by:
• John Bonina, Esq., Partner of Bonina & Bonina, P.C.
• Lara Genovesi, Esq., Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Kings County Supreme Court
• Aimee Richter, Esq., Partner of Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP
Sponsored by:
• BBA’s Mentorship Committee
• Investors Bank
• Diamond Reporting and Legal Video

Course Description: Come learn how to prepare for conducting a deposition, one of the most important fact-finding missions in a case.  Learn the rules and laws that apply to deposition objections and how to preserve the record.  Presentations will come from practitioners in fields of personal injury/medical malpractice and matrimonial issues as well as from the judicial perspective.
This program is appropriate for attorneys and newly admitted attorneys.
The Brooklyn Bar maintains a financial hardship policy.

*Indicates a course offering basic training for skills and practice.

To Order the CD Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

For more information, contact Meredith Symonds:
msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675, ext. 206

 

The Nuts & Bolts of Landlord & Tenant Law*
Originally Presented on Wednesday, March 6th
Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Course Description: Acquire the tools you will need to handle everything in landlord and tenant law cases.  The discussion will include the basics of creating and terminating the landlord-tenant relationship and contracts, the rights and obligations of both parties, rent regulation in New York State, and due diligence in the sale and purchase of real estate.
Presentations by:
Paul Bierman, Esq., Court Attorney for Hon. Brenda Spears, Housing Part of New York County
Sponsored by:
•    BBA’s Real Property Committee, Mark Caruso, Esq.- Chair
•    Investors Bank

Order Here:

+$30.00
$50.00

* Indicates a course offering basic training for skills and practice.