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Trial Techiques Part II: Cross Examination & Summation
Originally Presented On: Thursday, May 15, 2014~ 6:00-8:00pm
(2 Skills Credits)

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.
Presented by: Andrew Smiley, Esq., Partner of Smiley & Smiley, LLP

+$30.00
$50.00

Trial Techniques Part I: Jury Selection, Opening Statements & Direct Examination
Originally Presented On: Wednesday, May 7, 2014~ 6:00-8:00pm
(2 Skills Credits)

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.
Presented by: Andrew Smiley, Esq., Partner at Smiley & Smiley, LLP
Sponsored by:BBA’s Civil Courts Committee- Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Chair, Lien Resolution Group

To Order Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

Criminal Diversion Programs: Essentials Explained From the Bench

Originally Presented on: 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

$50.00

Pitfalls of Criminal Representation: Grand Jury to Trial Basics*
Originally Presented on : Thursday April 24t, 2014
(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

To Order Online:

$50.00

Nuts & Bolts of No Fault Insurance*

Originally Presented on 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

Building Your Practice Workshop*

Originally Presented On: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
(2 Practice Mgmt Credits)

Focusing on the solo and small firms, this program teaches the skills behind the “business of law” including day-to-day management, business planning, accounting, marketing, and client care.  The course will also highlight important concepts for keeping your firm’s finances and client relations.
Presented by:
Richard A. Klass, Esq.
Jaime Lathrop, Esq.
Moderated by:
Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Young Lawyer Section-Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq., Chair
BBA’s Mentoring Committee-Richard A. Klass, Esq., Chair
New York Life, Albert Hinds
LexisNexis

*Indicates courses that offer basic training in skills and practice.

Court Mandated Mediation Programs
Originally Presented: Monday, March 31, 2014, 6-8pm
(2 Skills Credits)
This presentation will incorporate the proceedings and functions of various Court sponsored mediation programs, in both the State & Federal Court.  This program is for both practitioners & mediators.
Presented by:
Lisa Courtney, Esq., Special Projects Counsel-Office of ADR and Court Improvement
Catherine Friedman, Esq., New York City Family Court ADR Coordinator Programs
Hon. Robin S. Garson, Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County
Gerald Lepp, Esq.-ADR Administrator, Eastern District of New York Mediation Program
Rebecca Price, Esq., Mediation Supervisor, Southern District of New York Mediation Program
Moderated by: Ira Cure, Esq. and Steven Harkavy, Esq.
Sponsored by:
BBA’s ADR Committee- Hon. Elizabeth Bonina and Steven Harkavy, Esq., Co-Chairs

 

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