Practice Management CLE

Building Your Practice Workshop*

Originally Presented On: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
(2 Practice Mgmt Credits)

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

*Indicates courses that offer basic training in skills and practice.
For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675.

Preregistration is no longer available. Please register at the door 15 minutes before the course begins.

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

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$50.00

Bankruptcy Update 2012 – Part 2
Originally Presented Live on: September 20, 2012

Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice

Presentations by:
David J. Doyaga, Esq., Doyaga & Schaefer, and
Gregory Messer, Esq., Law Office of Gregory Messer, PLLC

 Part II –Intermediate Level – This Course is a perfect follow up to Part I. Topics will 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.

For more information contact:
E-mail: lfeldman@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Bankruptcy Update 2012 – Part 1
Originally Presented Live on: September 13, 2012

Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice

Presentations by:
David J. Doyaga, Esq., Doyaga & Schaefer
Gregory Messer, Esq., Law Office of Gregory Messer, PLLC

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 will 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; Using the new electronic delivery system for certain trustees.

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Original CLE Date: September 21, 2011

Credits: 2 Credits (.5 Ethics, 1.5 Practice Management)

Presentations by:
Richard A. Klass, Your Court Street Lawyer
Andrea Bonina, Bonina & Bonina, PC
Pery D. Krinsky, Krinsky PLLC
Daniel R. Antonelli, Antonelli & Antonelli
Rachel S. Blumenfeld, The Law Office of Rachel S. Blumenfeld

Sponsored by:
The BBA Mentoring Committee, Richard A. Klass – Chair
The BBA Pro Bono Committee, Jeannie Costello and John Michael Buhta – Co-Chairs
The BBA Young Lawyers Section, Jimmy Lathrop – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

This CLE will cover the following topics: Keeping Your Firm’s Finances; Marketing and Advertising Your Firm; Networking and Social Media Marketing; How Pro Bono Activities Can Help Build Your Firm; and Ethical Considerations in Starting Your Firm, including advertising rules, escrow accounts and retainer agreements.

For more information contact:
E-mail: msymonds@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 206

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Original CLE Date: February 1, 2011
Credits: 2 Professional Practice Credit

Presentation by:
Professor Robert Boland, Esq. – New York University, Sports Law Expert and Sports Agent

Topics will include: why all major sports are experiencing major collective bargaining and labor law crises; why each may endure a work stoppage during the coming 12 months; how this week’s game could be the last Super Bowl for some time. It will also explore why even the most elemental business activities of any sports team must have some form of antitrust immunity and why the contracts which hold together long business relationships in sport are increasingly made to be broken. Finally, the presentation will give everyone who attends a relevant takeaway from sports law that they can successfully adapt to their own practice.

For more information contact:
E-mail:
lfeldman@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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