Continuing Legal Education

The Marriage Equality Act: Issues & Considerations for the Practitioner in Advising Same-Sex Couples
Pre-Recorded (CD)

Course #2011-28
1.5 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Member $40 | Non-Mem $60 | Student $7 | Non-Atty $30

Topics:
New York’s Marriage Equality Act: What is It; Federal Defense of Marriage Act; Impact of Marriage Equality Act on Marriage and Divorce; Impact of Act on Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples.

Opening Remarks by:
Honorable Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Supervising Judge of the Matrimonial parts Kings County
Faculty:
Alison Arden Besunder, Law Offices of Alison Arden Besunder P.C., Principal.
Alyssa Ann Rower, Associate, Matrimonial Law, Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP
Sponsors:
The BBA’s Family Law Section, RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq. – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

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

$40.00

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

Intellectual Property for Solo and Small Firms
Pre-Recorded (CD)

Course #2011-14
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Member $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

 

Topics:
Copyright and Trademark Issues; Registration Practice; Entertainment Law; Music Business; Film/Television; New Technology; Intellectual Property Licensing.
Faculty:
Bruno Codispoti, Esq., Codispoti & Associates, P.C.
Kenneth Feldman, Esq., Feldman Law Group PC
Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq.
Sponsors:
The BBA’s Intellectual Property Committee, Bruno Codispoti – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

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

$50.00

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

Business Valuations
Pre-Recorded (CD)

Course #2011-07
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Member $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Topics:
Standards of Value; Fundamental Theory; Business Valuations Guidelines; Business Valuation Organizations; Valuation Approaches; Tax Impacting Pass Through Entities; Capitalization Rates; Replacement Compensation; Finding the Cash
Moderator:
Aimee L. Richter, Esq. – Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP
Faculty:
Louis J. Cercone, Jr., CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, – Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC
Douglas P. Sosnowski, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, CFF – Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC

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

$50.00

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

Media & the Attorney: Handling a High Profile Criminal Case
Pre-Recorded (CD)

Course #2012-02
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Member $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Topics:
Cameras in the Courtroom: Statutes, Cases, and Newspaper Editorial.
Faculty:
Hon. Allan Marrus
Benjamin Brafman, Esq.
Sarah Wallace
George Farkas, Esq.
Michael Farkas, Esq.

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

$50.00

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

Miscellaneous Proceedings in the Surrogates’s Court: What You Must Know
Pre-Recorded (CD)

Course #2010-13
2.5 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Member $65 | Non-Mem $100 | Student $12 | Non-Atty $50

Topics:
Compromise and account proceedings; Proceedings to fix attorney’s fees; Safe Deposit Box and Apartment Search Proceedings; Modifying Letters on account of additional assets or to sell real property; Proceedings to revoke/suspend Letters; Resignation of fiduciary; Discovery/Turnover proceedings; Reverse Discovery Proceedings/Special Letters of Administration; Proceedings against fiduciary; Construction/Cy Pres proceedings; Appointment of successor executor; Proceedings to compel production of Will; Proceedings to determine validity and effect of right of election; Proceedings to determine validity of claim; Proceedings for advance commissions; Withdrawal proceedings; Proceedings to obtain advice and direction; Proceedings for authorization to continue business; Proceeding to create Supplemental Needs Trust; Probate to Heirship proceedings.
Moderator: Hon. Bruce M. Balter
Faculty:

Gary R. Mund, Esq.
Paul S. Forster, Esq.
Frank T. Strafaci, Esq.

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

$50.00

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

Amended Power of Attorny Statute Practical Tips
Pre-Recorded (CD)

Course #2011-01
1 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice)
Members $25 | Non-Members $40 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40 

Description: This program provides an overview of the amended Power of Attorney Statute and Practical Tips for Implementation.
Moderator:
Fern Finkel, Esq.
Faculty:
Anthony Lamberti, Esq.
Sponsors:
The Brooklyn Bar Association Elder Law Committee, Anthony J. Lamberti, Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

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

$25.00

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

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
5:30-6: Networking & Refreshments
6-7:00: CLE
1 MCLE Credit (Law Practice Management)

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

Presented By:
Talia T. Page, Esq., Training Specialist
Tim McCorry, Computer Forensic Engineer

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.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Navigating the eDiscovery Minefield While Controlling Costs Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) 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.

ABC’s of Contracting with Minors in the Entertainment Industry

Thursday, March 12, 2015
5:30-6: Networking & Refreshments
6-8: 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

Description:
Learn the  history and development of the laws governing the employment of minors in the entertainment industry and understand the New York statutory requirements, judicial approval process, New York’s Department of Labor standards and Child Performer Trust Account requirements.

Presented By:
Sanaa Z. Harris, Esq.
Desha L. Jackson, Esq.

Sponsored By:
Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Committee – Sanaa Z. Harris, Esq., Chair

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: ABCs of Contracting with Minors in the Entertainment Industry Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member or Non-Member) 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.

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. Morton, 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

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.