Pre-recorded CLE for Purchase

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.

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+$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

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+$30.00
$50.00

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

A View From the Fiscal Cliff:  Working with the New Tax Act

Originally Presented on February 28, 2013
Credits: 2 Professional Practice

Course Description: Come learn how to advise clients under the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012. Find out what you must know and consider, what kind of planning opportunities have arisen, how to structure transactions under the act, and how to minimize the new 3.8% tax on net investment income.

Presentations by:
Eugene Lyle Stoler, CPA, JD, LLM
Bradley M. McKinney, CPA
Roberto Viceconte, CPA, JD

Sponsored by:
Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors

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

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$50.00
 

 

 

Bankruptcy Update 2012 – Part 3
Originally Presented Live on: September 27, 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 III –Advanced Bankruptcy – Covers Advanced Topics. Topics will include: Effective loss mitigation and mortgage loan modification techniques; Exemptions – advanced analysis; Exemption Planning; Trustee’s sale of rent stabilized and rent controlled apartments; Recent Decisions; Chapter 13 and stripping mortgages, judgment liens and tax liens.

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

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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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The Media & The Attorney: Handling a High Profile Criminal Case

Originally Presented on  June 26, 2012 – 6:00-8:00pm

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Hon. Allan Marrus, Justice of the Supreme Court Kings County
Benjamin Brafman, Esq.
Sarah Wallace, veteran ABC television news reporter
George Farkas, Esq.
Michael Farkas, Esq.

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Criminal Law Section, George Farkas – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

This course will cover the following topics:
What to do and say when a reporter shoves a microphone in your face. More importantly, what NOT to do and say. Handling, holding a press conference. Ethical considerations. Using the media to your advantage.

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Independent Contractors v. Employees:
Who is Covered and How

Originally Presented On May 2, 2012 – 6:00-8:00pm

Location: 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Hon. Katherine A. Levine, Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York
Ira Cure, Esq., Employment Lawyer, Labor and Employment Arbitrator and Mediator
Pamela A. Elisofon, Esq., Elisofon Law Office
Joan C. Lenihan, Esq., Private Practitioner
Shamsey T. Oloko, Esq., Partner at The Thorgood Law Firm
Alan Podhaiser, Esq., Private Practitioner
Shaun C. Reid, Esq., Principal at Reid Kelly, P.C.
Brigette Renaud, Managing Member at Renaud PLLC

Sponsored by:
The BBA Employment & Labor Law Committee, Pamela Elisofon, Esq. – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director
National Employment Lawyer’s Association, New York Chapter
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, Lisa Schreibersdorf, President
Judicial Title Insurance Agency

Topics will include: Independent Contractors: how they are covered, defined and treated under: Title VII, the NYS Human Rights Law (Article 15), the NYC Human Rights Law (Title 8), the National Labor Relations Act, ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code (employee misclassification and its tax and labor implications), IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program, FLSA, Workers Compensation Law, Unemployment Insurance Board, and some criminal and civil ramifications.

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“[Eth]ex & The City: Legal Ethics v. The City’s Morality”
Why Doing The “Right” Thing Can Still Cost Your License To Practice Law

Original CLE Date: November 14, 2011

Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

Presentation by: Pery D. Krinsky, Esq., Krinsky PLLC

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Young Lawyers Section – Jimmy Lathrop, Chair
The BBA’s Technology Committee – Andrea Bonina, Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

Lawyers who face disciplinary and court inquiries into their conduct typically get in “trouble” not because they make the “wrong” ethical decisions, but, rather, because they do not see the issues in making their decisions and believe that simply doing the right “moral” thing is always “ethical.” Using real world examples and interactive hypotheticals, this ethics program will explore practical ethical issues relating to and including:
• “Ethics v. Morality” – when is doing the “right” thing “ethically wrong”;
• Client rights v. lawyer self-preservation;
• Keeping your legal fees v. getting sued and having to return your legal fees;
• Revenue generating law firm technology v. computer malpractice; and
• Ingenious attorney advertising v. really bad press.

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

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Original Program Date: November 1, 2011

Credits: 1.5 Professional Practice

Opening Remarks by:
Honorable Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Supervising Judge of the Matrimonial parts Kings County

Presentations by:
Alison Arden Besunder, Law Offices of Alison Arden Besunder P.C., Principal.
Alyssa Ann Rower, Associate, Matrimonial Law, Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Family Law Section, RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq. – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

New York legalized same-sex marriage on June 24, 2011, but many legal pitfalls still remain for the unwary because of the conflict
between New York’s law and the federal Defense of Marriage Act which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. This
CLE will discuss both the state and federal law and how the practitioner can counsel same-sex couples on their rights and
obligations under state and federal law in the areas of estates planning and matrimonial law.

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

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