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Arraignments in Criminal Court and Supreme Court & Motion Practice

Monday, June 8, 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:
Scott Klein

Faculty:
Hon. William Miller
Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County

Edward J. Mandery, Esq.
Mandery & Mandery

Sponsor:
BBA Criminal Law Section

Description:
Learn how to successfully navigate the arraignment process in the two Courts.

Motion Practice:
- The essential motions and case specific motions.
- Thinking outside the box.
- How motions can effect the outcome of a case

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Arraignments in Criminal Court and Supreme Court & Motion Practice 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.

Post-Conviction CLE

Tuesday, June 9 2015
5:30-6 Reception

6-9:00 CLE
3 MCLE Credits 

Member $90 | Non-Member $150  | Law Student $15 | Non-Attorney $75
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Faculty:
Karen Schlossberg, Esq.
Assistant District Attorney N.Y. County D.A.’s Office

Seth Steed, Esq.
Appeals Bureau, Legal Aid Society

Ameer Benno, Esq.
Principal of Benno & Associates P.C.

Sponsor:
Kings County Criminal Bar Association
(KCCBA Members may register at the BBA member price of $90)

Description:
Unjust, or wrongful, convictions – that is, when people are convicted of crimes for which they are in fact innocent – has become one of the headline stories of America’s criminal justice system. Recently, several highly publicized cases of wrongful imprisonment have captivated our attention –David Ranta, Roger Logan, Jonathan Fleming, Derrick Hamilton, and Anthonio Yarbrough, to name just a few. Each of these men served were released from prison after it was determined that they had been wrongfully imprisoned. At the time of release, almost all had been incarcerated for at least 20 years.

The New York State Court of Claims Act § 8-b – also known as The Unjust Conviction and Imprisonment Act of 1984 – allows wrongfully convicted defendants who have served all or part of their sentence to seek compensation from the State if certain requirements have been met. This course will introduce you to the procedural devices by which convictions are challenged, including direct appeal, federal habeas corpus petitions, and post-judgment motions. It will also acquaint you with the litigation of unjust conviction cases in New York, providing an overview of the legal landscape of these claims, with emphasis on the numerous procedural and substantive pitfalls facing lawyers who litigate these challenging cases.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Litigating Unjust Claims and Other Post-Conviction Relief 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.”

$90.00

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

Preparation of Article 81 Accounting & Surviving the Examination

Thursday, June 11 2015
1:30-2 Reception

2-5:00 CLE
3 MCLE Credits 

Member $90 | Non-Member $150  | Law Student $15 | Non-Attorney $75
+$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program

Program Coordinator:
Robin Goeman, Esq.

Faculty:
Peggy Barnabel, Esq.
Laura Messiana, Esq.
Marc B. Freedman, CPA

Sponsor:
BBA Elder Law Committee

Description:

This course will cover the basics of preparing an annual accounting for Article 81 guardianship cases. Areas covered include but are not limited to; record keeping to avoid math jitters, how to handle the individual schedules, pitfalls and tips on documenting transactions, the examination process (what to expect) and a separate presentation by an experienced accountant devoted to de-mystifying brokerage statements and how to report brokerage statement related items on the annual accounting.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Preparation of Article 81 Accounting & Surviving the Examination 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.”

$90.00

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

Nuts & Bolts of an Employment Termination Case

Tuesday, June 16, 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

At-Will Employment: Judicial Decisions and Whistleblower Protections
Attendees will learn about at-will employment and the exceptions that exist to the rule that an employee may be terminated at any time. The discussion will focus mainly on the employee handbook and public policy exception to the doctrine and whistleblower protections.

Severance Agreements
Many employment terminations result in severance agreements. This discussion will cover severance agreement provisions and negotiating points to expect as well as the do’s and don’ts of a severance agreement.

Discrimination and Retaliation
In this segment, presenters will discuss the federal, state, and local laws that protect employees from discrimination and termination, and will help practitioners recognize viable discrimination and retaliation claims.

Termination of Unionized Employees in the Private Sector
This section will explore the common procedures available to a unionized employee including the process under a collective bargaining agreement, the associated “just cause” provisions, and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and will provide guidance on how an attorney may assist a terminated unionized employee.

Faculty:
Hon. Katherine Levine
Brigette Renaud, Esq.
Joan C. Lenihan Esq.
Matt Porges Esq.
Jim Conigliaro Jr. Esq.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Nuts & Bolts of an Employment Termination 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.

 

An Introduction to Business Valuation: What Attorneys Need to Know

Monday, June 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

Faculty:
Edward F. Esposito, CPA, ABV – Accredited in Business Valuation
Dewey Golkin, Esq.

Sponsor:
BBA Commercial Law Committee

This course will examine the situations that give rise to a business valuation and provide an introduction to the technical aspects of business valuation.

• Reasons a client needs a business valuation
• Cases: Shareholder disputes, No buy/sell agreements, Divorce
• Advantages of a Court-Appointed Valuation Expert
• Valuation Assumptions, Approaches & Methods
• Valuation Standards and International Glossary
• Types of Reports
• Common Errors

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: An Introduction to Business Valuation: What Attorneys Need to Know 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.

Hot Topics at the Traffic Violations Bureau

Wednesday, June 24, 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:
Michael Block, Esq.
Hon. Ann Lundin

Sponsor:
BBA Young Lawyer Section

Description:
The unique rules of the New York City’s Traffic Violations Bureau make it a somewhat difficult arena for fighting traffic tickets as opposed to other traffic courts in New York State. Mostimportant, there are no plea bargains at the Traffic Violations Bureau. All summonses that have been pleaded Not Guilty must be adjudicated. This course is designed to help lawyers represent clients who retain them for traffic court tickets. The course may include speakers such as an Administrative Law Judge and a Police Officer. We will also discuss frequently issued tickets, such as speeding, improper use of cell phone / portable electronics, and failure to yield to pedestrians. The statutory and factual elements of these charges will be reviewed.

To download flyer & registration form, click this link: Hot Topics at the Traffic Violations Bureau 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.

Persuasive Public Speaking

Monday, June 29 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

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.

How to Land a Law Firm Job
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-07
PLEASE NOTE: the pre-recorded version of this course does NOT carry CLE credit.
Member $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Description:
This course will teach you to effectively market yourself to land your ideal law firm job. We’ll share strategies for drafting your resume, building your social network profiles and responding to difficult interview questions. Our diverse panel, comprised of an employment relations director, a legal recruiter and law firm partners, will provide useful insight to professionals at all career stages, from law students to practicing attorneys looking for a change.
Faculty:
Andrea Bonina, Esq., Partner, Bonina & Bonina, P.C.
David B. Sarnoff, Esq., Principal, Morandi, Taub & Sarnoff LLC
Robin E. Nackman, Esq., Director of Employer Relations, Brooklyn Law School Office of Career and Professional Development
Moderator:
Richard Klass, Esq.
Sponsor:
Mentor Program Committee – Richard Klass, Esq., Chair

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$50.00

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

Cutting Edge Topics in Estate Planning
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-03
2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Members $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Description:
Digital Estate Planning – We will explore the definition of digital assets and how to access, secure and distribute them. You will learn the risks and obstacles associated with planning for digital assets, such as potential privacy violation issues and the impact of federal and state hacking laws. We will also cover various planning techniques used to avoid pitfalls and ensure smooth administration of digital assets.
Special Needs Trusts – We will explain the importance of supplemental needs trusts, when to create them and how to fund them as well as the difference between a third-party trust versus a self-settled “payback” trust. A recent New York trust case will be presented to explore the role and responsibilities of corporate trustees of supplemental needs trusts.
Same-Sex Family Planning – Since U.S. v. Windsor, the landmark Supreme Court case that defeated a controversial federal law denying equal treatment to same-sex spouses, some 35 states recognize same-sex marriage. We will recap this trailblazing case and outline issues that remain for same-sex spouses, with an emphasis on estate planning.

Faculty:
Jill Beier, Esq. – Digital Estate Planning
Amy Altman, Esq. – Special Needs Trusts
Daniel Axman, Esq. – Same-Sex Family Planning
Program Coordinator:
Michelle Shagenov, Esq.
Sponsor:
Surrogate’s Court Committee – Hon. Bruce M. Balter, Chair & Frank T. Strafaci, Esq. Vice Chair
Decedents’ Estates Section – Paul S. Forster, Esq., Chair & Frank T. Strafaci, Esq., Vice Chair
Elder Law Committee – Anthony Lamberti, Esq., Chair & Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Vice Chair
Computer Technology Committee - Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair
Young Lawyers Section – Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Chair & Adam Kalish, Esq., Vice Chair

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$50.00

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

Ethical Considerations in Online Marketing for Law Firms
Pre-Recorded (CD or DVD)

Course #2015-02
2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)
Members $50 | Non-Mem $80 | Student $10 | Non-Atty $40

Description:
Whether you’re looking to use social media, create a website, or just send out an email, there are ethical issues to keep in mind. Learn about the ethical pitfalls when marketing your firm online and how to avoid them. Topics include: email, social media, websites, online advertising and search optimization, blogging, and interacting with judges.
Faculty:
Andrew Cabasso, Esq.
Sponsor:
BBA’s Computer Technology Committee – Andrea Bonina, Esq., Co-Chair & Daniel Antonelli, Esq., Co-Chair

To Purchase Online:
Enter attendee name in the appropriate box below (Member, Non-Member, Student or Non-Atty) and click “Add To Cart.” In the notes section, please indicate whether you would like a CD or DVD copy.

$50.00

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