Professional Practice CLE

Forensic Accounting in a Litigation Environment
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6-8pm

Presented by: Dewey Golkin, Esq.
Sponsored by:
Commercial Litigation Committee-Dewey Golkin, Esq., Chair
East Coast Appraisal Services
Description TBD
To Order Online:

$50.00

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

Estate Planning in the Digital Age
Tuesday, May 20, 2014- 6:00-8:00pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
In this seminar, we will explore the definition of digital assets and discuss how to access them, secure them and distribute them.  We will discuss the need to plan for the distribution of digital assets at death and, in some cases, during life.  You will learn what obstacles and risks are associated with planning for digital assets, such as potential privacy violation issues and the impact of federal and state hacking laws.  In addition, we will discuss various planning techniques to avoid the pitfalls and ensure smooth administration of the digital assets.  This seminar will help the practitioner navigate through all of these issues to ensure the client’s wishes are satisfied while preserving the integrity of the digital assets and, perhaps preventing, identify and content theft.
Presented by: Jill Beier, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Young Lawyers Section-Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq., Chair
BBA’s Technology Committee- Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair
For more information, contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or msymonds@brooklynbar.org

To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!
To Order Online:

$50.00

OCA Approved Article 81 Training for Guardians, Court Evaluators, and Attorneys for Alleged Incapacitated Persons

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
(7 MCLE Credits:3.5 Prof. Practice, 1.5 Skills, 2 Ethics.)
A panel of experienced attorneys and Office of Court Administration staff will provide certification training required for guardian appointment in New York State.
Presented by:
•Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq.
•Helen Galette, Esq.
•Peggy Barbanel, Esq.
•Louise Albenda, Esq.
•OCA Part 36 Staff Attorney
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Elder Law Committee-Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chair
•Investors Bank
For More Information Please Contact: Meredith Symonds at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or (718) 624-0675, ext. 206
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!
To Order Online:

$100.00

Intellectual Property Fundamentals: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

Monday, May  19, 2014
(1 Prof. Practice Credit)
This course will equip you with necessary tools to acquire added value to your practice and clients by competently addressing the various intellectual property issues that arise in a myriad of business transactions and lawsuits. Additionally, learn main intellectual property areas of patent, trademark, and copyright. Refreshments and a networking will immediately follow the course.
Presented by:
•Dayrel S. Sewell, JD, MPH
•Michael R. Graif, LLB, BSE
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Intellectual Property Committee
•Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
For More Information Please Contact: Meredith Symonds at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or (718) 624-0675, ext. 206
To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!
To Order Online:

$50.00

Criminal Diversion Programs: Essentials Explained From the Bench

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
(2 Professional Practice Credits)
A panel of Brooklyn justices will explain the alternative programs crucial to our criminal justice system.
Presented by:
•Justice Jo Ann Ferdinand, Brooklyn Treatment Court;
•Justice Michael J. Brennan, Veteran’s Court;
•Justice Matthew J. D’Emic, Mental Health Court
Moderated by: Scott H. Klein, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Criminal Law Section- George Farkas, Esq., Chair
For More Information Please Contact: Meredith Symonds at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or (718) 624-0675, ext. 206

To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!

To Order Online:

$50.00

Pitfalls of Criminal Representation: Grand Jury to Trial Basics*
Thursday April 24th 6-8pm
(2 Prof. Practice Credits)
This course will raise important issues to consider when balancing the desires and the best interest of your client at each stage of a criminal case. Part of the course will specifically focus on pre-trial hearings regarding identification, statements, and theft and recovered property.
Moderated by: Scott H. Klein, Esq.
Presented by:
•Edward J. Mandery, Esq.
•Martin G. Goldberg, Esq.
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Criminal Law Section-George Farkas, Esq., Chair
•Investors Bank
•LexisNexis
For More Information Please Contact: Meredith Symonds at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or (718) 624-0675, ext. 206

To Download the Flyer and Registration Form, Click Here!

To Order Online:

$50.00

Nuts & Bolts of No Fault Insurance*

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
(2 Prof. Practice Credits)
Experienced attorneys and two judges will cover the nuts and bolts of no fault practice, including recent developments in case law and decisions regarding peer doctors and the preclusion defense.
Presented by:
•David Gottlieb, Esq.
•Jeff Seigel, Esq.
•Hon. Peter Sweeney
•Hon. Katherine Levine
Sponsored by:
BBA’s No Fault Committee-Dean Delianites, Esq., Chair
For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds, Esq. at msymonds@brooklynbar.org, or 718-624-0675.

PreRegistration is no  longer available. Please bring a check or credit card to the BBA auditorium with “at door” payment.

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