Established in 1872, the Brooklyn Bar Association’s primary purpose is to promote professional competence among attorneys and increased respect for the legal system.
We promote access to the legal system through our Lawyer Referral Service which provides referrals for legal assistance in multiple practice areas. We advance leadership and promote opportunities for success through our networking opportunities and through our sections and committees, which focus on improvements in the practice of law. We provide Continuing Legal Education, which enhances the skills, competence and ethics of our members.
Our belief that the administration of justice is achieved through the integrity, honor and courtesy of the members of the legal profession is the foundation of our association.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 – 8:30PM
2.5 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
- Recent developments and trends
- Update on exemptions and increased amounts
- New significant cases: Chapter 7
- Chapter 13 update
David J. Doyaga, Sr. Esq.
Gregory M. Messer, Esq.
BBA Member $60
Law Student $10
**CLE Pre-Paid Loyalty Pass $0
+$20 for walk-up registration
**For information on our pre-paid Loyalty Pass, please contact Jen Bryan at 718-624-0675 ext. 209.
Brooklyn Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee
David J. Doyaga, Sr. Esq., Chair
Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, Vice Chair
Please join us for the Brooklyn Bar Association 2018 Annual Awards
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:00 PM – Reception and Remarks
President, David M. Chidekel, Esq.
6:30 PM – Presentation of Awards
Immediate Past President, Aimee L. Richter, Esq.
Distinguished Service Award
Gregory T. Cerchione, Esq.
Subin Associates, LLP
Freda S. Nisnewitz Award for Pro Bono Service
Stephen Z. Williamson, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen Z. Williamson, P.L.L.C.
Hon. Nathan R. Sobel Award
Ian J. Gaynor, Esq.
Clerk in Charge of Kings County Matrimonial
Legal Staff Award
An Overview of Financial and Health Care Advance Directives, Financial Long Term Care, Benefits, Trusts, and Asset Protection
Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201
1st Floor Auditorium
By Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall – A,C,F to Jay Street, R to Court Street
All members of the public are invited to attend this
FREE informational lecture*
Well recognized Elder Law practitioners speaking about:
Financial Advance Directives,
Health Care Advance Directives,
Financing Long Term Care,
and Asset Protection
Fern J. Finkel, Esq.
Robin Goeman, Esq.
Light refreshments will be served
For more information contact:
Jen Bryan, Member Services Director
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – phone: (718) 624-0675
This Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee program is a joint presentation with the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, Inc., and the Brooklyn Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
*This program does not provide CLE credit.
How to Survive and Thrive as Pro Bono Counsel: Avoiding Pitfalls and Managing the Collateral Impact on Lawyer Well-Being
Members join us for FREE!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 – 8:00PM
2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)
This program will offer expert guidance on how to survive and thrive as pro bono counsel, how to recognize and navigate the ethics issues that may arise, how to communicate effectively and deal with some common obstacles, how to manage a limited-scope representation so that both you and your pro bono client are benefiting to the maximum extent from the representation. The presentation will also offer expert advice on recognizing and coping with the stress associated with practicing law. Panelists will discuss aspects of lawyer well-being, the signs and symptoms of unhealthy ways to deal with stress, and the ways in which these can sabotage a lawyer’s practice, jeopardize his or her health, and create discipline problems.
Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong
US Bankruptcy Court Eastern District New York
Sidney Cherubin, Esq., Director of Legal Services
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
John R. Urban, Esq., Chair
Brooklyn Bar Association Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee
Randi Anderson, JD, DSW (abd’19), LCSW-R, ACSW, C-ASWCM
BBA Member FREE
+$20 for walk-up registration
Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee
Pro Bono Committee
Please save the date for the Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Annual Dinner 2018
December 10, 2018*
5:30 – 7:00 PM – Cocktails
7:30 PM – Dinner and Awards
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
Registration information and a list of honorees will be sent at a later date.
*Note that this event will take place on the second Monday of December