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May 2019

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About the Child Support Collection Unit

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice) Moderated by: Hon. Esther M. Morgenstern Justice, Supreme Court, Kings County Integrated Domestic Violence Court Presented by: Elizabeth Kumar Deputy Commissioner for HRA Office of Child Support Services Michael Pocchia Executive Director for Enforcement Operations for HRA Office of Child Support Services Spiredoula Viglis Associate General Counsel for HRA Office of Legal Affairs Aaron Friedman Senior Agency Attorney for HRA Office of Legal Affairs Opening statements by…

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Flag on the Play: The job of Surrogate’s Court Referees and their War Stories

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $75

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice) Overview: This CLE will present an overview of the role of the Court-Attorney Referee in Surrogate’s Court. It will include the Court-Attorney Referee’s role during hearings and conferences. Additionally, the court attorneys will share some of their recent “War Stories,” which have presented interesting issues for them as examples of how the court can assist in expediting litigation to its desired conclusion. Featured Panelists: Cynthia L. Hammond,…

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Financial Impact in NY Divorces: Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 (TCJA) Impact on Spousal Maintenance and More

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Monday, May 20, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice) Moderated by: Hon. Jeffrey S. Sunshine Statewide Coordinating Judge for Matrimonial Cases Featured Panelists: RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq. - Executive Partner Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP Aimee L. Richter, Esq. - Executive Partner Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter, LLP Cheri Mazza, PhD, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFF, MAFF PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP David Gannaway MBA, CVA, CFE, CAMS, EA PKF…

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2019 Ethics Essentials

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (Ethics) Course Overview: The renowned ethics team of Michael Ross and Cliff Robert will join us for this year's recap of the most important changes related to attorney ethics. They will review privilege issues, legal fees, conflicts, client and social media, threatening disciplinary complaints and more. This course is co-hosted by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. Presented by: Michael Ross, Esq. Clifford Robert, Esq.   Cost BBA Member $60…

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June 2019

Securities Arbitration Essentials: The Who, What, When and How of Investment Disputes

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $75

Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice) Description Stock market investors who lose money are required to arbitrate most claims against their brokers for improper advice or fraudulent conduct.  ‎Arbitration may seem like a more simplified forum than civil court, but the stakes are just as high for all parties and the unique nature of practicing in this area is hard to master. This CLE will shed light on this essential but often overlooked…

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September 2019

Civil Rights in Immigration: Emergent Legal Issues

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $75

Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice) Description Please join us for a program on civil rights issues in the immigration context, including discussion of current challenges in defending immigrants’ rights due to recent changes in law and policy. Topics will include: Deportation and removal proceedings, including the use of motions to terminate. Asylum claims, including fundamentals of asylum, eligibility standards, and recent developments in the law. Other constitutional issues that arise in defending…

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New Sexual Harassment Reporting Requirements and First Amendment Implications

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 Professional Practice Credits In compliance with the NYS and NYC requirements for anti-harassment training. Description In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, New York State has mandated that every employer and employee complete mandatory anti-sexual harassment training before October 9, 2019 (yes…. even solo practitioners!). This legislation creates new, and enhances existing obligations and liabilities in the workplace and has changed the standards for bringing such lawsuits. We will cover the evolution…

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October 2019

Nobody’s Victim: New York State’s Revenge Porn Law

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:00 - 7:30PM 1.5 MCLE (Professional Practice) Description Victims’ Rights lawyer and author of Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs & Trolls, Carrie Goldberg, and Pregnancy Discrimination lawyer, Susan Crumiller will talk about everything employment lawyers need to know about New York State’s new “revenge porn” law. Revenge porn is the nonconsensual distribution of intimate videos and pictures. And it impacts the workplace. Carrie and Susan will provide useful information to attorneys on both the employer…

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The Tenant Protection Act Of 2019: New Housing Court Rules

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 Professional Practice Credits Description An examination of the array of new laws regarding landlord-tenant matters that were passed on June 14, 2019. This event is co-hosted by the Kings County Housing Court Bar Association. Faculty Michael Rosenthal – Senior Partner, Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal President Kings County Housing Court Bar Association Hal Rose – Senior Associate, Goldberg, Lustig & Steckler Peter Sanders – Partner, Capell, Barnett, Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP Michele Slochowsky…

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November 2019

Cyber-Security Made Simple: A Guide to Protect Personal Information and Clients’ Information from Cyber-criminals & Review of New York’s New Cyber-Security Law Requirements

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $75

Monday, November 4, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 1 Professional Practice  & 1 Ethics MCLE Credits Description Everyone faces the risk of identity theft, but attorneys have a fiduciary obligation to protect their clients’ information. Attorneys are required to defend their digital files from an array of cyber-attacks, from viruses to phishing scams to other forms of social engineering. This program will identify the standard of care attorneys must use to protect their clients’ information, potential liability for failure to meet…

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