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Mitigation Reports in Sentencing: Using Effective Tools to Negotiate the Best Deal for Your Client

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-7:30 CLE
1.5 MCLE Credits 

Member $45 | Non-Member $75  | Law Student $7 | Non-Attorney $40
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Program Coordinator:
David Chidekel, Esq.

Faculty:
Reynaldo Cusicanqui
Michael Farkas, Esq.
Hon. Martin Murphy
Hon. Miriam Cyrulnik
Hon. ShawnDya Simpson
David Chidekel, Esq.

Sponsor:
Brooklyn Bar Association Criminal Law Section

Description:
Plea bargaining is probably the aspect of your job that is most important to your client. Negotiations can take place as part of a plea deal where your client takes a plea in exchange for a lighter sentence, or post-conviction, in an effort to mitigate your client’s sentence. A comprehensive mitigation report prepared by an expert will be tremendously helpful in strengthening your effectiveness in these negotiations. It will enable you to advocate more successfully and productively for your client. Mitigation reports normally describe factors that include the client’s psychological profile and social environment, as well as possible alternatives to incarceration.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Mitigation Reports in Sentencing: Using Effective Tools to Negotiate the Best Deal for Your Client

To Register Online:

Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$45.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Legal Issues Confronting Small Businesses

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
1-2:00PM
Trade Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bridge Marriott
1 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice)

Member FREE | Non-Member FREE | Law Student FREE | Non-Attorney FREE
Advanced Registration is Appreciated.

Moderator:
Jeffrey Miller, Esq.
Faculty:
Richard Klass, Esq.
Gregory Lisi, Esq.

Description:
This course will present an overview of the various legal issues confronting small businesses including:

  • formation
  • business agreements
  • employee relations
  • collection/amounts receivable issues
  • IT/privacy matters

The content of this course is aimed at attorneys, but business owners and managers are welcome to attend!

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Legal Issues Confronting Small Businesses

To Register Online:

Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$0.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Fashion Law – It’s More Than Just What You Wear

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Program Coordinator:
Biana Borukhovich, Esq.

Faculty:
Laura Brandt, Esq. – Former General Counsel of CWonder
Deborah McNamara, Esq. – Designer, Attorney and Professor at
New York Law School
Mindy Novack, Esq. – Vice President of Hudsons Bay Company (Parent Company of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor)
Bjorn Bengtsson – Senior Executive in the area of Product Development and Design

Sponsor:
Brooklyn Bar Association’s
Trademark Licensing & Intellectual Property Committee

Description:
When one sees the word “fashion”, images of Vera Wang dresses, Michael Kors suits and Chanel hand bags come to mind; however, no one ever considers how many individuals of different legal fields it takes to protect such brands. This CLE will highlight the different steps fashion attorneys and other professionals have to take in order to protect fashion companies.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Fashion Law Its More Than Just What You Wea Flyer Registration

To Register Online:

Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$60.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution – Meet the Mediators & Arbitrators

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:30-6 Reception
6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Moderator:
Steven Jeffrey Harkavy, Esq. – Law Offices of Leon R. Kowalski

Faculty:
Robert Adams, Esq. – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
Hon. Elizabeth Bonina – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
Richard Byrne, Esq. – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Sponsors:
BBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Description:
Whether your practice specializes in personal injury, commercial, employment or other matters, and whether your practice oversees a high volume of cases or you have one very special case which requires specific attention, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can assist in quickly and efficiently bringing about a resolution, saving the time, costs and uncertainty of litigation.  This CLE program will provide an introduction to using ADR, and give attendees the opportunity to meet and hear from some of the top mediators and arbitrators in New York State.  Topics will include:  when to use ADR; preparing for mediation or arbitration; and strategies for resolving a case utilizing ADR.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolutions

To Register Online:

Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$60.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Labor Law 240, 241(6) –  How to Employ a “Hurry Up Offense” to Fast Track Your Case From Inception to Settlement

Monday, May 4 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty:
Glenn Verchick, Esq. (Program Chair)
Richard Winograd, Esq.
Steven Payne, Esq.

Description:
This seminar will teach strategies and tactics to use in the pre-trial stages of a construction site accident case brought under the New York State Labor Law in order to bring the injured worker’s claim to a quick resolution. Far too often these cases fall victim to excessive delay brought about by an over worked court system and defense counsel delay tactics. Strategies such as efficient use of discovery tools, early summary judgment motions and effective mediation strategies will be among the topics discussed.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Labor Law 240, 241(6) – How to Employ a Hurry Up Offense” to Fast Track Your Case From Inception to Settlement Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$60.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Co-Op Apartment Transactions:  A Little More Than The Basics

Monday, May 11 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Moderator:
Mark J. Caruso, Esq.
Caruso, Caruso & Branda, P.C.

Faculty: 
Lawrence F. DiGiovanna, Esq.,
Law Office of Lawrence F. DiGiovanna

Stephen D. Chiaino, Esq.,
Law Office of Lawrence F. DiGiovanna

George P. Georgaklis, Esq.,
Law Office of Georgaklis & Mallas, PLLC

Chris Hatgipetros, Esq.,
Law Office of Georgaklis & Mallas, PLLC

Sponsor:
BBA Real Property Section – Mark J. Caruso, Esq., Chair

Description:
The panel will address basic issues in co-op apartment purchase and sale transactions and will delve into various processes that are involved in a transaction including dealing with the co-op corporation, dealing with the co-op lender and common difficulties encountered throughout the transaction.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Co-Op Apartment Transactions: A Little More Than The Basics Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$60.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

The Law & Practice of Trying a No-Fault Case

Tuesday, May 19 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

 

Description:
This course will cover the basics of practicing in the field of Article 51 of the Insurance Law and litigating first-party-benefit cases from the filing of notice and claims for benefits to litigating overdue claims. The first part of this course will provide context to litigating “no fault” cases by discussing the applicable statutes and relevant caselaw. The second part of this course will discuss how to conduct a “no fault” trial.

Faculty:
Drew M. Gewuerz, Esq.
Irwin & Streiner LLC

Sponsor:
BBA No-Fault Committee

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: The Law & Practice of Trying a No-Fault Case Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$60.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Verifying Expert Qualifications & Ethics of Internet Research

Wednesday, May 27 2015
12:30-1 Reception

1-3:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Description:
Exploring the ethical concerns of conducting research via the open web. What are the risks? Are practitioners at risk of violating ethical canons? Is malpractice implicated?

Faculty:
Caren Silverman, Esq.

Sponsor:
LexisNexis
CLE Credit will be awarded by LexisNexis.
The official title for this course is:
“Researching Experts & Ethical Concerns Conducting Research via ‘Open Web’”

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Verifying Expert Qualifications of Internet Research

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$60.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Nursing Home Litigation Under the Public Health Law – Identifying Elder Abuse and What To Do About It

Thursday, May 28 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty:
John Dalli, Esq.
Dalli & Marino, LLP – Partner

Jeanne Ramasso, Esq.
Dalli & Marino, LLP – Associate

Description:
This course discusses how to identify elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes as well by home health aides and what to do about it. There will be a thorough discussion of the Public Health Law as it applies to Nursing Homes as well as details on how and when to litigate these matters. We will also cover neglect in settings such as Assisted Living Facilities. Lastly we will discuss how to advise your clients who are considering home care to lower the likelihood of abuse and neglect in the home setting.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Nursing Home Litigation Under the Public Health Law – Identifying Elder Abuse and What To Do About It Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$60.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Taking the Fear Out of eDiscovery

Thursday, June 4 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-8:00 CLE
2 MCLE Credits (Law Practice Management) 

Member $60 | Non-Member $100  | Law Student $10 | Non-Attorney $50
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty:
Talia T. Page, Esq.
Tim McCorry
John H. Ogden, Esq.

Sponsors:
RVM Enterprises

Brooklyn Bar Association
Technology Committee

Brooklyn Bar Association
Young Lawyer Section

Do you find eDiscovery intimidating? Have you recently passed on, or been passed up for a case based on the sheer volume of data or a lack of personal experience in electronic discovery?
This informative CLE will help familiarize small and medium sized law firms with the terminology, technology and concepts involved with eDiscovery. Topics covered will include a discussion of data forensics, which is the process of collecting electronic evidence defensibly while maintaining a strict chain of custody, and the importance of metadata which can make or break an eDiscovery case. We will talk about how to process that data once it has been collected to allow it to be reviewed efficiently , as well as the process of reviewing documents electronically. Finally we will discuss the methods and options for producing this discovery to your adversary. The entire presentation will include a focus on cost-saving techniques and methods for more efficient review. At the conclusion, you should have a better understanding of the technologies and options available in the eDiscovery process, which could prove invaluable going forward into case planning or your next meet-and-confer.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Taking the Fear Out of eDiscovery Flyer Registration

To Register Online:
Enter CLE attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Non-Attorney or Law Student) and click “Add To Cart.”

$60.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.