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How to Probate a Will

Monday, March 28, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Description:
This program will review the ins and outs of probating a will in New York State Surrogate’s Court. Attendees will learn how to navigate the court proceeding from two perspectives. Experienced probate attorneys will comment from the perspective of the practitioner and Kevin McTernan, Chief Clerk, Probate Department, Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, will comment from the perspective of the Court.

What are the necessary steps in a probate proceeding? What are the pitfalls and potential sources of delay? What is the Court looking for to address irregularities? Paul S. Forster, Esq. will moderate this discussion-style program to guide attendees as to how to effectively represent petitioners in probate proceedings.

Moderator:
Paul S. Forster, Esq.

Faculty:
Hon. Bruce M. Balter

Hon. Frank R. Seddio

Kevin McTernan
Chief Clerk, Probate Department,
Surrogate’s Court, Kings County

Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq.
Antonelli & Antonelli

Sponsors:
BBA Surrogate’s Court Committee

Hon. Bruce M. BalterCo-Chair
Hon. Frank R. SeddioCo-Chair
Frank T. Strafaci, Esq.Vice-Chair

BBA Decedents’ Estates Section
Paul S. Forster, Esq.Chair
Frank T. Strafaci, Esq.Vice Chair

BBA Young Lawyers Section
Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq.Co-Chair
Adam Kalish, Esq.Co-Chair
M. Frank Francis, Esq.Vice-Chair

Investors Bank

Help With My Estate, LLC

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Confrontation After Crawford

Monday, March 14, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Description:
This program will be a powerpoint presentation led by Justice John M. Leventhal on a review of decisions, both state and federal, regarding scenarios of what is and what is not testimonial requiring the right to confrontation.

Faculty:
Hon. John M. Leventhal
Associate Justice
Appellate Divison of the Supreme Court of the State of New York
Second Judicial Department

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How To: Tips & Practical Overview of Judgments of Divorce & How to Incorporate the New Maintenance Guidelines

Thursday, February 25, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits
(Skills)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Description:
Rejections of proposed judgments of divorce packets for form and substance defects result in delays. This CLE is designed to help you avoid some of the most common preparation pitfalls that result in rejections of proposed judgment of divorce packets. This CLE is appropriate for attorneys of all experience levels as a how-to for newly admitted attorneys and as a refresher for attorneys with many years of experience.

Faculty:
Hon. Jeffrey S. Sunshine

Supervising Judge for Matrimonial Matters for Kings County

John Fiumara, Esq.
Deputy Chief Court Attorney, Law Department, Supreme Court, Kings County

Abigail Mattaro, Esq.
Principal Law Secretary to Hon. Jeffrey S. Sunshine

Sponsors:
Brooklyn Bar Association

Family Law Section
RoseAnn Branda, Esq., Chair
Aimee Richter, Esq., Vice-Chair
Phil Brown, Esq., Vice-Chair
Randi Karmel, Esq., Vice-Chair

Investors Bank


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2016 CPLR Update Co-Sponsored with the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits
(Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Description:
This program is a must for attorneys litigating in the New York State Courts! Join us for this comprehensive update on NY’s Civil Practice Law and Rules. Topics will include significant recent case law, the impact of recent Court of Appeals pronouncements and rulings, current disclosure issues and more.

Faculty:
Professor Richard Farrell
Brooklyn Law School

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Video Evidence: Legal Standards & Practical Considerations

Thursday, February 18, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits
(Skills)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Description:
This course will discuss various legal issues regarding video evidence, including authentication of videos in evidence, proper methodology for obtaining video from third party surveillance systems, spoliation, and various other topics. We will cover both legal theory as well as practical considerations needed to obtain, effectively use (or preclude) video into evidence.

Faculty:
Carmen Jack Giordano, Esq.
Principal, Giordano Law Offices, PLLC

Detective Eric Grimes
Principal, Video Extraction, Inc.

Sponsors:
Brooklyn Bar Association

Computer Technology Committee
Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair
Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair

Peter J. Ross
Merrill Lynch

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The Sky & The City: Development Rights in NYC

Monday, January 25, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Description:
This session examines the fundamentals of air rights in the New York City development process and its implications for real estate transactions. The session will address the legal history of air rights and describe the ways in which the city’s zoning code and land use policies govern their use, sale, and transfer. Through case studies of major redevelopment projects in New York City, the session will also show how air rights are playing a critical role in some of the city’s most critical planning issues including the redevelopment of Penn Station, the adoption of mandatory inclusionary zoning, and the revitalization of outer borough neighborhoods. Finally, the session will provide practical guidance on the utilization of air rights including the fundamentals of zoning lot mergers, title issues, unique zoning provisions, landmark considerations, and the rules affecting special districts.

Faculty:
Kevin Dwarka, MCP, JD, PHD

Managing Principal of KDLLC
Senior Fellow at Pace University’s Land Use Law Center
Adjunct Professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate

Sponsors:
Brooklyn Bar Association

Real Property Section
Mark J. Caruso, Esq., Chair

East Coast Appraisal Service


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Ethics, Social Media, Websites & Online Advertising: What Attorneys Need to Know

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
6-8:00PM 
2 MCLE Credits
(Ethics)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100 | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for walk-up registrations

Description:
Is your website ethical? How about your social media activity? This CLE looks at different aspects of a lawyer’s online presence and the surrounding ethical issues. At the end of this CLE you’ll know:

  • What you can and can’t say on your firm’s website;
  • Email best practices;
  • Social media do’s and dont’s;
  • Blogging ethically; and more.

This CLE provides actionable tips on not only how to stay ethical, but what you should and shouldn’t do to market your firm online, so you’ll want to take notes.

Faculty:
Andrew Cabasso, Esq.
JurisPage

Sponsors:
Brooklyn Bar Association

Computer Technology Committee
Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair
Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair

Investors Bank


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Tax Tips: Updates & Audits

Monday, November 2, 2015
6-8:00PM (Dinner at 5:30)
2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Member $25 | Non-Member $50 | Law Student $5 | Non-Attorney $25
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty:
Dewey Golkin, Esq.
Law Offices of Dewey Golkin
Chair of BBA Commercial Law Committee

Mark Gottlieb, CPA, MST
Forensic Accountant

Peg Horan, DPS, CPA, MBA

John E. Johnson, CPA, CFE

Description:
This seminar will explore recent tax audit and examination trends, tax return treasures as they relate to litigation and forensic accounting issues and other up-dates including the rules relating to hobby losses.

Spring 2016

January

1/20/16 – Ethics, Social Media, Websites, & Online Advertising: What Attorneys Need to Know
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics & Professionalism)

1/25/16 – Development Rights in NYC
6-8:00PM | 2 MCLE Credits

February

2/18/16 - Video Evidence: Legal Standards & Practical Considerations
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

2/24/16 – CPLR Update (Co-Sponsored with New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers)
6-8:00PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

2/25/16 - How To: Tips & Practical Overview of Judgments of Divorce & How to Incorporate the New Maintenance Guidelines
5:30-7:30PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

March

3/14/16 – Confrontation After Crawford
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

3/28/16 – How to Probate a Will
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

3/29/16 – Nuts & Bolts on Litigating LGBT Employment Discrimination Cases
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

3/30/16 – Actual Innocence
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

April

4/4/16 Family Court Committee CLE

4/16/16-4/17/16 Military Affairs Committee CLE at Brooklyn Law School

4/21/16 – Understanding the New Uniform Disciplinary Rules
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

4/28/16 - 2016 Elder Law Update
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

May

5/16/16 – Asset Protection Planning
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits

5/17/16 – 2016 OCA Approved Article 81 Guardianship Training
9AM-5PM | 8 MCLE Credits

5/18/16 – It’s All Politics: Can I Say That in the Work Place?
6-8PM | 2 MCLE Credits