Professional Practice CLE

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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Introduction to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act:
An Analysis of Collection Ethics and an Annual Review of FDCPA Case Law

Originally Presented On: December 13, 2011 – 6:00-8:00pm
Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (.5 Ethics, 1.5 Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Richard A. Klass, Esq., Law Office of Richard A. Klass.
Isaac N. Tuchman, Esq., Daniels & Norelli, P.C.

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Mentoring Committee – Richard A. Klass, Chair
The BBA’s Civil Court Committee – Dino Mastropietro, Chair

Topics will include: What debts are covered by the FDCPA; who is a “debt collector” subject to the FDCPA, and what conduct is mandated or prohibited by the FDCPA; a review of the year’s decisions interpreting the FDCPA; and the ethics and consequences of aggressive collection activity.

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

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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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Original CLE Date: October 24, 2011

Credits: 2.5 Credits (Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Serge Joseph – Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph
James Kasdon – The Law Offices of James Kasdon
Pamela Smith – Stern & Stern
Robert Rosman – Rosman & Associates
Jay Duskin – Duskin & Crowe
Michael C. Rosenthal, Esq. – Rappaport, Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal

Sponsored by:
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

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

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Original CLE Date: September 22, 2011

Credits: 2 Credits (Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Ellyn S. Kravitz, JD, LL.M, CELA – Littman Krooks LLP
Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP – Littman Krooks LLP

Sponsored by:
The BBA Elder Law Committee, Anthony J. Lamberti – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director
HSBC Bank – Montague Street Branch

This program will discuss Federal & State Legislative Changes, Recent Cases and Decisions of Interest

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

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Original CLE Date: September 27, 2011

Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice

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

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Bankruptcy Committee, David J. Doyaga, Esq., Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

Part III –Advanced Bankruptcy – Covers Advanced Topics. Topics will include: The new exemptions – advanced analysis; Exemption Planning; Recent Decisions; Chapter 13 and lien stripping.

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

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Original CLE Date: September 20, 2011

Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice

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

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Bankruptcy Committee, David J. Doyaga, Esq., Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

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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