Pre-recorded CLE for Purchase

How to Become a Judge
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-10
PLEASE NOTE: the pre-recorded version of this course does NOT carry CLE credit.
Member $90 | Non-Mem $150  | Student $15 | Non-Atty $75

Moderated By:
Hon. Frank R. Seddio, Seddio & Associates, P.C.

Faculty:
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. Marton, 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
Hon. Evelyn J. LaPorte, Supreme Court

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.

Sponsor:
Eamonns’s Irish Pub

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$90.00

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

Pixel Persuasion – Legal Writing for the 21st Century
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-09
1.5 MCLE Credits (Skills)
Member $45 | Non-Mem $75  | Student $7 | Non-Atty $ 40

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.
Faculty:
Lisa Solomon, Esq.
Sponsored:
Mentor Program Committee – Richard Klass, Esq., Chair

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$45.00

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

How to Land a Law Firm Job
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-07
PLEASE NOTE: the pre-recorded version of this course does NOT carry CLE credit.
Member $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Description:
This course will teach you to effectively market yourself to land your ideal law firm job. We’ll share strategies for drafting your resume, building your social network profiles and responding to difficult interview questions. Our diverse panel, comprised of an employment relations director, a legal recruiter and law firm partners, will provide useful insight to professionals at all career stages, from law students to practicing attorneys looking for a change.
Faculty:
Andrea Bonina, Esq., Partner, Bonina & Bonina, P.C.
David B. Sarnoff, Esq., Principal, Morandi, Taub & Sarnoff LLC
Robin E. Nackman, Esq., Director of Employer Relations, Brooklyn Law School Office of Career and Professional Development
Moderator:
Richard Klass, Esq.
Sponsor:
Mentor Program Committee – Richard Klass, Esq., Chair

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$50.00

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

Cutting Edge Topics in Estate Planning
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-03
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Members $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Description:
Digital Estate Planning – We will explore the definition of digital assets and how to access, secure and distribute them. You will learn the risks and obstacles associated with planning for digital assets, such as potential privacy violation issues and the impact of federal and state hacking laws. We will also cover various planning techniques used to avoid pitfalls and ensure smooth administration of digital assets.
Special Needs Trusts – We will explain the importance of supplemental needs trusts, when to create them and how to fund them as well as the difference between a third-party trust versus a self-settled “payback” trust. A recent New York trust case will be presented to explore the role and responsibilities of corporate trustees of supplemental needs trusts.
Same-Sex Family Planning – Since U.S. v. Windsor, the landmark Supreme Court case that defeated a controversial federal law denying equal treatment to same-sex spouses, some 35 states recognize same-sex marriage. We will recap this trailblazing case and outline issues that remain for same-sex spouses, with an emphasis on estate planning.

Faculty:
Jill Beier, Esq. – Digital Estate Planning
Amy Altman, Esq. – Special Needs Trusts
Daniel Axman, Esq. – Same-Sex Family Planning
Program Coordinator:
Michelle Shagenov, Esq.
Sponsor:
Surrogate’s Court Committee – Hon. Bruce M. Balter, Chair & Frank T. Strafaci, Esq. Vice Chair
Decedents’ Estates Section – Paul S. Forster, Esq., Chair & Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
Elder Law Committee – Anthony Lamberti, Esq., Chair & Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Vice Chair
Computer Technology Committee - Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair
Young Lawyers Section – Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Chair & Adam Kalish, Esq., Vice Chair

To Purchase Online:
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$50.00

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

Ethical Considerations in Online Marketing for Law Firms
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-02
2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)
Members $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Description:
Whether you’re looking to use social media, create a website, or just send out an email, there are ethical issues to keep in mind. Learn about the ethical pitfalls when marketing your firm online and how to avoid them. Topics include: email, social media, websites, online advertising and search optimization, blogging, and interacting with judges.
Faculty:
Andrew Cabasso, Esq.
Sponsor:
BBA’s Computer Technology Committee – Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair

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$50.00

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

Digital Evidence in Matrimonial Cases – Deconstructing Electronically Stored Information
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-01
2 MCLE Credits (.5 Ethics & 1.5 Skills)
Members $50 | Non-Members $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Description:
The volume of digital evidence potentially available in matrimonial (and other) cases dwarfs all evidence in all other forms. Recent ethical opinions state that a practitioner must be competent to deal with electronic evidence issues and the Uniform Rules for NY Trial Courts mandate consideration for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) at the time of Preliminary Conference.
Faculty:
Nicholas G. Himonidis, J.D., CFE, CCFS
Sponsor:
BBA’s Family Law Section – RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq., Chair
Investors Bank
Thomson Reuters – Westlaw

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$50.00

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

Nuts & Bolts of Will Drafting
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2014-29
2 MCLE Credits (Skills)
Member $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Topics: Client intake; basics of a complete Will; proper Will execution; attorney-drafter as nominated executor considerations; attorney-drafter legal exposure; Medicaid trusts; tax apportionment.
Faculty: Paul S. Forster, Esq., Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., and Antar Jones, Esq.
Program Coordinator: Antar Jones, Esq.
Sponsors: BBA’s Surrogate’s Court Committee – Hon. Bruce M. Balter, Chair and Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
BBA’s Decedent’s Estates Section – Paul S. Forster, Esq., Chair and Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
East Coast Appraisal Service
Fillmore Real Estate
Investors Bank
Westlaw

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$50.00

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

The 2014 Bankruptcy Update Series 
Pre-Recorded (CD/DVD)

Faculty:
David J. Doyaga, Esq.
Gregory Messer, Esq.

Part I – Bankruptcy Basics

Course #2014-24 
2.5 MCLE CREDITS (PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE)
Member $65 | Non-Mem $100 | Student $12 | Non-Atty $50

Description: This course is for the beginning attorney who has done 10 or fewer bankruptcies and is an excellent course for staff and paralegals to learn or re-learn the Basics of Bankruptcy and Chapter 7.
Topics: 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; Basic Bankruptcy Exemptions.

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$65.00

Part II – Intermediate Bankruptcy

Course #2014-26
2.5 MCLE CREDITS (PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE)
Member $65 | Non-Mem $100 | Student $12 | Non-Atty $50

Description: This course is a perfect follow-up to Part I.
Topics: 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; Advanced Exemption Analysis.

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$65.00

Part III – Advanced Bankruptcy

Course #2014-28
2.5 MCLE CREDITS (PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE)
Member $65 | Non-Mem $100 | Student $12 | Non-Atty $50

Description: Covers Advanced Topics.
Topics: Exemption Planning; Recent Decisions; Chapter 13 and lien stripping; Stripping Second mortgages; Chapter 20.

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$65.00


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

OCA Approved Article 81 Guardianship Training
Pre-Recorded (CD/DVD)

Course #2014-16
7 MCLE CREDITS (1.5 ETHICS, 2.0 SKILLS, 3.5 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE)
Member $115 | Non-Mem $180 | Student $20 | Non-Atty $100

Faculty:
Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq.
Helen Galette, Esq.; Fern Finkel, Esq.
Peggy Barbanel, Esq.
James Cahill, Esq.
Liz Candreva Esq.
Louise Albenda, Esq.

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.

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$115.00

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

Trial Techniques Series Part I
Pre-Recorded (CD/DVD)

Course #2014-13
2 MCLE CREDITS (SKILLS)
Member $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

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. Topics: Jury Selection; Opening Statements; Direct Examination.
Topics: Jury Selection; Opening Statements; Direct Examination.

To Purchase Online:
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$50.00

Trial Techniques Series Part II
Pre-Recorded (CD/DVD)

Course #2014-14
2 MCLE CREDITS (SKILLS)
Member $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Description: This course is the second part to a courtroom skills series and will provide attorneys with helpful tips to designing and executing memorable cross examinations of witnesses.
Topics: Cross Examination; Summation.

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$50.00

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