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November 2016

2016 Annual Update | November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Friday, November 4, 2016 9-5:00PM 8 MCLE Credits (7 Professional Practice; 1 Ethics) Cost Member $140 Non-Member $225 Law Student $25 Non-Attorney $100 +$20 for payment received less than 24 hours before program Topics Include Civil Evidence – Michael Hutter, Esq. Ethics – Michael Ross, Esq. Disclosure – David Paul Horowitz, Esq. Labor Law – Daniel Santola, Esq. Medical Malpractice – John Bonina, Esq. Municipal Liability – Michael Bersani, Esq. No Fault/Motor Vehicle – Michael Hutter, Esq. Premises Liability –…

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October 2017

Common Sense Cyber Security | Monday October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
$10 – $100

Monday, October 2, 2017 6:00 -8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (2 Ethics) Cost BBA Member $60 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50 +$20 for walk-up registration Moderator Daniel Antonelli, Esq. Faculty David Bensinger Description New cyber threats come to light every day. This session will help you identify potential risks and understand how to increase cyber security safeguards for your firm, client and personal information. We will cover examples of major attacks, social engineering, and what to do if you…

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Building Your House of Damages with Economic Experts | October 4, 2017

October 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$10 – $100

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 6:00-8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (2 Skills) Cost Trial Academy Member FREE BBA Member $60 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50 +$20 for walk-up registration Faculty Glenn Verchick, Program Chair Kris Kuscma, Sobel Tinari Economics Edmond Provder, Occupation Assessment Services Description This seminar will cover the use of expert testimony to put concrete dollar values on categories of damages including lost wages, lifetime care costs (future medical costs), household and/or special care services, loss of fringe…

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AGING IN THE COMMUNITY: HOW TO PLAN AHEAD

October 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Free

An Overview of Financial and Health Care Advance Directives, Financial Long Term Care, Benefits, and Asset Protection Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:00-8:00 P.M. 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201 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, Benefits, and Asset…

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1031 Exchanges – From Basics to Advanced; Rules, Dos and Don’ts, Things You Cannot Forget, and Things You May Not Know About | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$10 – $100

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits Cost BBA Member $60 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50 +$20 for walk-up registration   BBA Sponsor BBA Real Property Section Mark J. Caruso, Esq., Chair  

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November 2017

FREE CLE: An Evening Dedicated to Elder Justice Issues

November 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Free

November 1st, 2017 5:30 - 8:00PM 2.5 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice) Networking Reception hosted by Brooklyn Bar Association President Aimee L. Richter, Esq. 5:00 - 5:30 PM  Cost FREE for members and nonmembers Speakers Hon. Deborah A. Kaplan, Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases Hon. Matthew J. D’Emic, Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters, Kings County Joan Levenson, Esq., Chief of Staff, Office of the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases (OFVC) Anthony Lamberti, Esq., Chair, Elder Law Committee,…

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Writing for Lawyers: Getting it Written and Right | Thursday, November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$15 – $150

Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:00 - 9:00PM 3 MCLE Credits (2.5 skills; .5 ethics) Cost BBA Member $90 Non-Member $150 Law Student $15 Non-Attorney $75 +$20 for walk-up registration   Faculty Hon. Gerry Lebovits Acting Supreme Court Justice, New York County President of the New York State Association of Acting Supreme Court Justices Description Topics Include: - Writing Bad Briefs: How to Lose a Case in 100 Pages or More - Persuasive Writing for Lawyers - Persuading the Judge Through…

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2017 Annual Update | November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $225

Friday, November 3, 2017 9:00AM-5:00PM 8 MCLE Credits (7 Professional Practice; 1 Ethics) Cost Trial Academy Member FREE BBA Member $140 Non-Member $225 Law Student $20 Non-Attorney $100 +$20 for walk-up registration Faculty: No Fault/Auto - Mitchell Proner Ethics - Mike Ross Labor Law - Angelicque Moreno MedMal - John Bonina Municipal Liability - Dan Solinsky Evidence - Glenn Verchick Premises Liability - Sim Shapiro Products Liability - Robin Zimpel-Fontaine Disclosure - David Horowitz Description Join us for this comprehensive…

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2017 Hot Topics in Estate Practice and Planning | Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice) Cost New York Guard & Military Service Members FREE BBA Member $60 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50 +$20 for walk-up registration   Faculty Hon. John Ingram Dewey Golkin, Esq Ellyn Kravitz, Esq. Gary Elias, Esq. Description This seminar will explore estate planning techniques and strategies in light of a changing regulatory and tax environment. BBA Sponsor BBA Elder Law Section  

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January 2018

Assisting the New York/Florida Snowbird Client

January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

This presentation will address issues the New York attorney must address when representing clients with ties to New York and Florida. Dual residence clients must address New York/Florida issues in their estate planning documents, whether to plan for government benefits eligibility in New York or Florida, and consider whether to execute advance directives such as durable power of attorney, health care proxy/surrogate and living will in only one state or both states. Other topics to be discussed include: What are…

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Co-op Living: Know Your Rights as a Shareholder and as a Renter

January 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Monday, January 29, 2018 6:00 - 7:30PM All members of the public are invited to attend this FREE informational lecture on cooperative apartments and the rights of shareholders and renters under the Martin Act and New York State Constitution in New York City Topics will include 1- Leases 2- Dealing with sponsors 3- Co-op board elections 4- Assessments Faculty Jaime Lathrop, Esq., Principal, The Law Offices of Jaime Lathrop, P.C., Presenter Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Chair, Foundation Law Committee and…

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February 2018

Providing Culturally Competent Services to the LGBTQ+ Community

February 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $50

As attorneys we are charged with not only understanding and addressing the evolving legal needs of our clients, but also with serving each client in a unique and culturally sensitive way. This program is designed to introduce basic terminology and concepts within the LGBTQ+ Community such as the difference between gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation and to provide some tips and best practices for client interviews and case handling. Presented by Christina Golkin, Esq. Thursday, February 1, 2018…

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CPLR Update 2018

February 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

This program is a must for attorneys litigating in the New York State Courts! Join us for this comprehensive update on New York's Civil Practice Law and Rules. Topics will include significant recent case law, the impact of recent Court of Appeals pronouncements and rulings, current disclosure issues and more. Co-hosted and accredited by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. Presented by Hon. Devin Cohen Monday, February 5th, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice) Cost…

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March 2018

Cryptocurrency, the Law, and How to Find It / Track It in a Divorce Litigation

March 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (2 professional practice) Cost BBA Member $60 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50 Loyalty Pass Holder – FREE** +$20 for walk-up registration **For information on our pre-paid Loyalty Pass, please contact Jen Bryan at 718-624-0675 ext. 209. Faculty Mark DiMichael, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE Director, Valuation & Forensic Services - Citrin Cooperman James Anthony Wolff, Esq. Anderson & Anderson, LLP Nicholas G. Himonidis, JD, CFE, CCFS President, The NGH Group,…

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Actively Eliminating Bias through Diversity and Inclusion: What is the new OCA direction and how to apply it to my practice?

March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00 - 8:15PM 2 MCLE Credits (1 Diversity and Inclusion*, 1 Ethics) *Diversity Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias is a newly required credit for all attorneys registered in New York State as of January 1, 2018. For more information, please see the courts website. Cost BBA Member $60 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50 Loyalty Pass Holder - FREE** +$20 for walk-up registration **For information on our pre-paid Loyalty Pass, please contact Jen Bryan…

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Bankruptcy: The Process, Defenses and Options

March 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Monday, March 26, 2018 6:00 - 7:30PM All members of the public are invited to attend this FREE informational lecture.  Topics will include 1- The process of a typical consumer collection proceeding 2- Defenses available to debtor/consumer 3- Other options Faculty Richard A. Klass, Esq., Principal, The Law Office of Richard A. Klass, Esq. Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Chair, Foundation Law Committee and Program Organizer / Moderator Light refreshments will be served This program is a joint presentation of the…

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April 2018

Judiciary Night

April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:00PM Join us for a cocktail reception honoring the members of the Federal New York State and New York City Judiciary who have been elected, re-elected, appointed and reappointed. RSVP is requested by Wednesday, April 4th. To RSVP, please see bottom right corner of this page or call 718-624-0675 ext. 209.

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Matrimonial MEdiation: What’s in it for ME?

April 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice) An introduction to mediation in Matrimonial and Family Law matters in Kings County.  Learn about the benefits of mediation, the role of counsel in the process, and how mediation can enhance your practice. Hear from mediators, who are also active litigators, about the advantages of mediation for matrimonial and family law practitioners and clients. Faculty Dan Weitz - Director, Professional and Court Services; Statewide ADR, Division of…

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POSTPONED: An Evening with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

April 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$35

Due to Justice Sotomayor's recent shoulder injury, this event will be RESCHEDULED to a future date. If you have any questions, please contact jbryan@brooklynbar.org. Friday, April 27, 2018 6:00 - 8:15PM MEMBERS ONLY EVENT BBA Member $35* *Pre-registration including payment is required 6:00 PM Arrival, refreshments and seating 6:30 - 7:45 PM Moderated Q&A 7:45 - 8:15PM Reception with Justice Sotomayor Moderators: Dawn Cardi, Esq Aimee L. Richter, Esq All attendees will receive a pre-signed copy of Justice Sotomayor's book,…

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Know your Rights: Police Encounters in New York City

April 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Monday, April 30, 2018 6:00 - 7:30PM All members of the public are invited to attend this FREE informational lecture on knowing your rights during police stops, interactions and arrests in New York City.  Topics will include 1- Dos and Don'ts in Police Encounters 2- Arrest to Arraignment: What to expect when being taken into police custody This program does not provide CLE credit. Faculty Amanda Jack, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice, Brooklyn Defender Services Fern J. Finkel,…

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May 2018

Transgender Student Rights: An Emergent Legal Landscape

May 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $70

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (1.5 Professional Practice, .5 Diversity, Inclusion & the Elimination of Bias*) *Diversity Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias is a newly required credit for all attorneys registered in New York State as of January 1, 2018. For more information, please see the courts website. Description This program will provide an introduction to the unique challenges facing Transgender and Gender non-conforming students in the public-school setting, together with the current protections…

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Annual Meeting and Elections 2018

May 9, 2018
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Elections MAY 9, 2018 – 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. BROOKLYN BAR ASSOCIATION MEETING HALL 123 REMSEN STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11201 AIMEE L. RICHTER, ESQ., PRESIDENT ARMENA D.GAYLE, ESQ., SECRETARY Annual Meeting MAY 9, 2018 – 6:00 – 6:30 P.M. 1. Welcome & Report of President Aimee L. Richter, Esq. 2. Annual Report of the Treasurer Richard A. Klass 3. Report of the election results Officers & Trustees 2018-2019 4. Any other business which may properly come before the…

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Labor Law Protections for Low Wage and Domestic Workers: Do they Still Exist?

May 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $70

Monday, May 14, 2018 2.5 MCLE Credits (2.5 Professional Practice) This CLE presentation will discuss labor and employment protections afforded to low wage and domestic workers under the State Labor Law, the NYC Charter and Administrative Code, and various federal laws, including the FLSA and FMLA. The panel members will address what the impact of the Trump administration's policy changes on these workers. Faculty Hon. Katherine A. Levine - Justice, Supreme Court - Moderator & FMLA Rachel Demarest Gold, Esq.…

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How Matrimonial Actions are Affected by Bankruptcy Filings

May 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$60

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice) What happens if a Petition is pending in Family Court and/or a Divorce action is pending in the Supreme Court, what is the affect upon those matters, if one of the parties, files for Bankruptcy. Faculty Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court; David J. Doyaga, Sr. Esq., Bankruptcy Counsel Cost BBA Member $60 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50 **CLE Pre-Paid Loyalty Pass $0 +$20…

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The Liens Lowdown: Update on Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA Liens

May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (1 Professional Practice, 1 Ethics) Join our experts for an update covering the newest changes to Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA Liens. Our presenters will discuss Medicare's new administrative directive requiring that its contractors deny coverage to those beneficiaries who have established a Liability Medicare Set-Aside (LMSA). They will also review the legislative override of the Ahlborn decision's limitation on Medicaid liens, ERISA and Medicare Advantage Plan lien matters and more.…

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Multi-State Guardianships: Dos and Don’ts of Article 81 Guardianship Proceedings

May 30, 2018 @ 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 30, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (2 skills) This program will focus on Substantiative Issues and Procedural Issues in Multistate Guardianship Proceedings. The Panel discussion will provide guidance to the experienced and newly exposed attorneys to Article 81 proceedings. Faculty: MULTI STATE GUARDIANSHIPS - Ira Salzman, Esq. PANEL DISCUSSION OF DO’S AND DON’TS OF GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS Ira Miller, Esq. Julie Stoil-Fernandez, Esq. Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq. Cost BBA Member $60 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50…

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June 2018

Safely Falling for the Labor Law: A Deep Dive into Construction Accident Cases

June 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice) Join our experts from the four judicial departments as they discuss judicial variations in interpreting the Labor Law. Using their four distinct perspectives, our plaintiff and defense pros will take an in-depth look at the gravity of recent Court of Appeals decisions and their impact on construction accident cases. Faculty Angelicque Moreno, Esq. Marc Pillinger, Esq. Daniel Santola, Esq. Jeffrey D. Schulman, Esq. Cost BBA Member $60…

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Reception Honoring Nicholas W. Allard, Dean, Brooklyn Law School

June 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Monday, June 18, 2018 5:30 PM Brooklyn Bar Association 123 Remsen Street 1st Floor Auditorium Cohosted by: Brooklyn Bar Association Brooklyn Women's Bar Association Kings County Criminal Bar Please RSVP using the field below.

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Navigating the New E-filing Requirements in the Appellate Division, Second Department

June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (1 professional, 1 skills) Description The Appellate Divisions recently enacted rules regarding the electronic filing of documents with the clerks of court. The Second Department has now begun to accept documents through e-courts in certain matters and will phase in other courts soon. This CLE Program will walk through the e-filing requirements and procedures. Aprilanne Agostino, the Clerk of the Court, and Caterina Madaffari, Supervisor of the Clerk’s Office, will…

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September 2018

Raising the Bar: Creating an Ethical and Inclusive Workplace

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 MCLE Credits (1 ethics; 1 diversity and inclusion) Description Join our ethics gurus, Michael Ross and Kaylin Whittingham, as they discuss the intersection of ethics and diversity in the law office. Their interactive approach will invite audience participation as they pose various real-world law office scenarios. Learn how to resolve conflicts and develop an ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace. This program is co-hosted and accredited by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers.…

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2018 Bankruptcy Update

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 - 8:30PM 2.5  MCLE Credits (Professional Practice) Topics include: Recent developments and trends Update on exemptions and increased amounts New significant cases: Chapter 7 Chapter 13 update Faculty David J. Doyaga, Sr. Esq. Gregory M. Messer, Esq. Cost BBA Member $60 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50 **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. BBA Sponsors Brooklyn Bar…

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October 2018

2018 Annual Awards

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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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. Honoring: 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…

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Elder Law Basics: Planning for the Future

October 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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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,…

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How to Survive and Thrive as Pro Bono Counsel: Avoiding Pitfalls and Managing the Collateral Impact on Lawyer Well-Being

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $20

Members join us for FREE! Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (Ethics) Course Description: 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…

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November 2018

Panel with Blue Bloods Producers/Writers – CLE and Social Event

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Registration for this event is now closed. Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 PM 1 Ethics CLE Credit FREE event. Pre-registration is required. At the Crossroads: Creativity for the Litigator While Harnessed by Model Rules & Precedent A fun evening led by television writers and producers of Blue Bloods who will guide us through the process of creativity in developing a fascinating story. Our litigators will stress the importance of a good story for the jury and elaborate on…

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2018 Annual Update

November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $200

8 MCLE Credits (7 Professional Practice; 1 Ethics) Join us for this comprehensive update course covering a year's worth of changes to cases and statutes in the most popular topics for tort practitioners. This program is cohosted and accredited by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers and will be chaired by Angelicque Moreno and Glenn Verchick. Presented by: Civil Evidence – Glenn Verchick Damages - Christopher Holbrook Disclosure – David Paul Horowitz Ethics – Michael Ross  Labor Law – Angelicque Moreno…

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MedMal Skills Series: Knocking Your Case Out of the Park

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 20, 2018

Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $250

Batter up! Join our All-Stars for this 3 part series as they share their trusted trial strategies and skill from the plaintiff, defense and judicial perspectives. This program is co-hosted and accredited by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. THREE TUESDAYS IN NOVEMBER - sign up for one, two or all three of them! PART 1 - The Starting Line Up (Jury Selection and Openings) November 6, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM Presented By: Carolyn Caccese - Salenger, Sack,…

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Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Training

November 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $225

2018 OCA Approved Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianship Training Program Thursday, November 8, 2018 8 MCLE Credits (3.5 Professional Practice, 3 Skills, 1.5 Ethics) AGENDA: I. INTRODUCTION TO ARTICLE 81 - ANTHONY J. LAMBERTI, ESQ. II. ROLE OF THE COURT EVALUATOR - JULIE STOIL-FERNANDEZ, ESQ. III.  DUTIES OF GUARDIAN/ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN - FERN FINKEL, ESQ. IV. PART 36 RULES OF THE CHIEF JUDGE -MICHELE LIPPA GARTNER, ESQ. V. COMMENCING THE PROCEEDING - JAMES CAHILL, ESQ. VI. ROLE OF COUNSEL - DANIEL R. MILLER, ESQ. VII. …

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MedMal Skills Series: Knocking Your Case Out of the Park

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 20, 2018

Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $250

Batter up! Join our All-Stars for this 3 part series as they share their trusted trial strategies and skill from the plaintiff, defense and judicial perspectives. This program is co-hosted and accredited by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. THREE TUESDAYS IN NOVEMBER - sign up for one, two or all three of them! PART 1 - The Starting Line Up (Jury Selection and Openings) November 6, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM Presented By: Carolyn Caccese - Salenger, Sack,…

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MedMal Skills Series: Knocking Your Case Out of the Park

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 20, 2018

Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $250

Batter up! Join our All-Stars for this 3 part series as they share their trusted trial strategies and skill from the plaintiff, defense and judicial perspectives. This program is co-hosted and accredited by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. THREE TUESDAYS IN NOVEMBER - sign up for one, two or all three of them! PART 1 - The Starting Line Up (Jury Selection and Openings) November 6, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM Presented By: Carolyn Caccese - Salenger, Sack,…

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December 2018

Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Annual Dinner 2018

December 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$250

Monday, December 10, 2018 New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel 5:30 - 7:00 PM Cocktails 7:30 PM Dinner and Awards Black Tie Preferred Honorees 2018 Annual Award Recipients: Alphonso David Counsel to the Governor, New York State Governor's Office Hon. Frank R. Seddio Seddio and Associates, P.C. Hon. Margarita Lopez Torres Surrogate, Kings County Vivian H. Agress Trailblazer Award Inaugural Award Recipients Aimee L. Richter Hon. Joanne D. Quinones Hon. Marsha L. Steinhardt Hon. Eric Gonzalez Hon. Larry…

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January 2019

Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy: The Process, Defenses and Options

January 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Monday, January 7, 2019 6:00 - 7:30PM All members of the public are invited to attend this FREE informational lecture.  Topics will include 1- The process of a typical consumer collection proceeding 2- Defenses available to the debtor/consumer 3- Other options and strategies This program does not provide CLE credit. Faculty Richard A. Klass, Esq., Principal, Law Office of Richard A. Klass, Esq. Presenter Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Chair, Foundation Law Committee and Program Organizer Moderator Light refreshments will be…

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How Matrimonial Mediation can enhance your practice: An introduction to the Kings County Presumptive Matrimonial Mediation Pilot Project

January 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $60

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 PM 1 Skills Credit Description: Please join us for a panel discussion on how matrimonial mediation can enhance your practice including an introduction to the Kings County Presumptive Matrimonial Mediation Pilot Project. Panelists: The Honorable Jeffrey Sunshine - JSC Supreme Court Kings County Statewide Coordinating Judge for Matrimonial Cases Jean Norton, Esq - Director, Collaborative Family Law Center, Assistant Deputy Counsel- Office of ADR, New York State Unified Court System Carrie Anne Cavallo, Esq. - Partner Schpoont and…

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How #MeToo is Changing the Legal Landscape

January 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (1 Ethics, 1 Diversity Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias) Course Overview: Over 17 Million women have reported sexual assault since 1998. October 2018 marked the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement's elevation into the national spotlight. In this presentation, we will discuss best practices for preventing sexual harassment and creating a culture of respect and inclusivity in the workplace. We will also discuss the major legislative changes at the…

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February 2019

Issues Arising from Jury Selection and Deliberation – Civil and Criminal

February 7, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$25

Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:45 - 7:45PM 2 MCLE Credits (Skills) Featured Panelists Hon. Ruth Shillingford, President, Judicial Friends Association Hon. Sylvia G. Ash Gain invaluable perspective on how judges make decisions. Co-hosted by the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Judicial Friends Association. Cost $25 for Members and Nonmembers Light refreshments will be provided.

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Summation: The Final Battle

February 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (Skills) Course Overview: Join accomplished trial attorney Chris Holbrook as he shares his insights and experiences into preparing and executing a winning summation. Chris, who has seven and eight figure victories to his credit, will explore communication methods with the jury, presentation of admitted evidence, and the content and delivery of the closing argument. This course is co-hosted by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. Presented by: Chris Holbrook, Esq.…

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March 2019

Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Preventions

March 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $75

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:00 - 8:30PM 2.5  MCLE Credits (1.5 Professional Practice: 1 Ethics) Topics include: Please join us for a timely & important panel discussion focusing on the causes and prevention of wrongful convictions. Featured Panelists Justice Mark Dwyer Assistant District Attorney Mark Hale Kris Hamann, Esq. Joel Rudin, Esq. Hosted by Panel Chair Judge (ret.) Barry Kamins Cost BBA Member $55 Public Defenders, Prosecutors & Court Personnel $60 Non-Member $75 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $50 **CLE Pre-Paid…

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April 2019

CPLR Update 2019

April 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (Professional Practice) Course Overview: This program is a must for attorneys litigating in the New York State Courts! Join us for this comprehensive update on NY's Civil Practice Law and Rules. Topics will include significant recent case law, the impact of recent Court of Appeals pronouncements and rulings, current disclosure issues and more. This course is co-hosted by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. Presented by: Hon. Devin P. Cohen…

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Judiciary Night 2019

April 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:00PM Join us for a cocktail reception honoring the members of the Federal, New York State, and New York City Judiciary who have been elected, re-elected, appointed and reappointed. RSVP is requested by Wednesday, April 3rd. To RSVP, please select the amount of attendees and "Confirm RSVP" below or call 718-624-0675 ext. 209.

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Death Gets Digital: Your Password Won’t Expire Even When You Do

April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (2 Professional Practice) Course Description: Who gets to access your Facebook account when you die? What happens to your Twitter account? Your Instagram account? Your e-mail account? Your Bitcoin? The arrival of the Digital Age has given rise to new estate-planning and evidence issues. This CLE program will provide you the tools you need to stay relevant and current with estate law, most especially as they relate to estate plans…

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Know Your Rights: Police Encounters and Arrests in New York City

April 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Monday, April 29, 2019 6:00 - 7:30PM All members of the public are invited to attend this FREE informational lecture on knowing your rights during police stops, interactions and arrests in New York City.  Topics will include 1- Dos and Don'ts in Police Encounters 2- Arrest to Arraignment: What to expect when being taken into police custody This program does not provide CLE credit. Faculty Catherine Gonzalez, Esq., Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Defender Services Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Chair, Foundation Law…

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May 2019

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

May 1, 2019 @ 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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Annual Meeting, Awards and Elections 2019

May 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Elections MAY 8, 2019 – 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. BROOKLYN BAR ASSOCIATION MEETING HALL 123 REMSEN STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11201 DAVID M. CHIDEKEL, ESQ., PRESIDENT RICHARD KLASS, ESQ., SECRETARY Annual Meeting MAY 8, 2019 – 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. 1. Welcome & Report of President David M. Chidekel 2. Presentation of Distinguished Service Awards Steven D. Cohn 3. Presentation of Freda S. Nisnewitz Award for Pro Bono Service 2019 Recipient Hon. George Silver Frank Francis 4.…

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

May 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Know Your Rights: Basics of Uncontested Divorce

June 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Monday, June 3, 2019 6:00 - 7:30PM All members of the public are invited to attend this FREE informational lecture. Experts will discuss the required forms, filing rules, and procedures for filing an uncontested divorce action in New York City. This program does not provide CLE credit. Faculty Hemalee J. Patel, Esq., Moderator Stephen A. Rossini, Esq., Special Referee, Matrimonial Part, Kings County Supreme Court, Presenter Fern J. Finkel, Esq., Chair, Foundation Law Committee and Program Organizer / Moderator Light…

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

June 13, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Committee and Section Leadership Meeting

September 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:00PM - 6:30PM Brooklyn Bar Association 123 Remsen Street Auditorium Please join President Frank V. Carone for a meeting with committee and section leadership on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Catering will be provided. RSVP in the space below. This meeting is for CHAIRS ONLY. If you cannot attend, you may have a vice chair or committee/section member represent you.  

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October 2019

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

October 3, 2019 @ 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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Aging in the Community: How to Plan Ahead

October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

An Overview of Financial and Health Care Advance Directives, Financial Long Term Care, Benefits, Trusts, and Asset Protection Monday, October 28, 2019, 6:00-7:30 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 practitioner and Chair of the Foundation Law Committee, Fern J. Finkel, Esq., will speak…

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The Tenant Protection Act Of 2019: New Housing Court Rules

October 29, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Free Training Session for New BBA LRS Portal

November 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:00 - 2:00PM 1 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice) FREE Description Transition is tough. Let us help! The BBA LRS is hosting a training session to assist attorneys and legal staff with the transition to our new online portal via Community Lawyer. The portal makes it easier and faster to receive referrals, send reports, and make payment. Let us show you how. Join us, and Community Lawyer’s Scott Kelly, on November 13, 2019 from 1:00 pm to…

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2019 Annual Update

November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $200

8 MCLE Credits (7 Professional Practice; 1 Ethics) Join us for this comprehensive update course covering a year's worth of changes to cases and statutes in the most popular topics for tort practitioners. This program is cohosted and accredited by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers and will be chaired by Angélicque Moreno and Glenn Verchick. Presented by: Civil Evidence – Glenn Verchick Damages - Christopher Holbrook Disclosure – David Paul Horowitz Ethics – Michael Ross  Labor Law – Angélicque…

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E-filing in Surrogate’s Court

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $60

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:00 - 7:00PM 1 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice) Description While e-filing is not new to New York, it is new to Surrogate’s Court. It presents different protocols and unique challenges. This one credit CLE course will introduce the e-filing rules in Surrogate’s Court and the variations between counties. The presentation will take attendees through a mock e-filed application with step-by-step instructions from commencement through decree. The course will also cover which counties have implemented voluntary and…

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POSTPONED – Trump and the Rule of Law

November 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $30

Unfortunately, this event has to be postponed due to Rep. Nadler's schedule. It will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Monday, November 25, 2019 6:00 - 7:30PM 1.5 Professional Practice Credits Description A discussion of legal controversies generated by the Trump presidency by a panel directly involved in critical cases and matters before Congress. Topics will include the limits of executive authority, executive privilege and presidential immunity, as well the House impeachment investigations. Faculty Prof. Susan Herman Centennial Professor at…

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December 2019

2019 Bankruptcy Update

December 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $120

Tuesday, December 17th and Wednesday, December 18th 6:00 - 8:30PM 5  MCLE Credits in Professional Practice (for both nights) Topics include: Recent developments, Rule changes and trends Update on exemptions and increased amounts New significant cases: Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 New Chapter 13 Plan and Practice Faculty David J. Doyaga, Sr. Esq. Gregory M. Messer, Esq. Cost BBA Member $80 Non-Member $120 Government Attorney $70 Non-Attorney $70 Student Member $20 **CLE Pre-Paid Loyalty Pass FREE +$20 for walk-up registration…

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January 2020

Foundation Law Program: Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy 2020

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy: The Process, Defenses and Options Monday, January 13, 2020 6:00 - 7:30PM All members of the public are invited to attend this FREE informational lecture.  Topics will include: Consumer Debt: The process of a typical consumer collection proceeding; Defenses available to the debtor/consumer; Other options and strategies Bankruptcy: Differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 petitions; Mechanics of a Chapter 7 filing; Automatic stay and discharge This program does not provide CLE credit. Faculty Richard A.…

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Race, Class, Power and Privilege in Public Service Law

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$10 – $50

Wednesday, January 15, 2019 6:00 - 7:00PM 1 Credit - Diversity, Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias** **Diversity Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias is a newly required credit for all experienced attorneys registered in New York State as of January 1, 2018. For more information, please see the courts website. NOTE - this requirement is for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years). Description The BBA’s Diversity, Membership, and Professional Ethics Committees invite you to kick off 2020…

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February 2020

What is Income & Where To Find It

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

Monday, February 24, 2020 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 Credits - Professional Practice Description Finding and determining income is often the most critical component of any equitable distribution case. This presentation will discuss the components of income as it pertains to Domestic Relations Law and how it manifests from various assets. The underlying topics will include discussions on phantom income, the differences between income and cash flow, imputing income from assets and when a lifestyle analysis is required. While the theory…

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March 2020

CPLR Update 2020

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (Professional Practice) Course Overview: This program is a must for attorneys litigating in the New York State Courts! Join us for this comprehensive update on NY's Civil Practice Law and Rules. Topics will include significant recent case law, the impact of recent Court of Appeals pronouncements and rulings, current disclosure issues and more. This course is co-hosted by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. Presented by: Hon. Devin P. Cohen…

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FREE Panel Discussion – District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Hosts a Forum on Solutions to Gun Violence

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Tuesday March 10, 2020 6:00 - 8:00PM Description Join the Brooklyn Bar Association as we host the Kings County District Attorney for a discussion on Solutions to Gun Violence in Brooklyn and beyond. Light refreshments will be served. This event does not provide CLE credit. FREE Faculty: Moderator:  Emily Bazelon, Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine, Senior Research Fellow at Yale Law School, and co-host of the Slate podcast Political Gabfest.   Panelists:  Eric Gonzalez, Kings County District Attorney Eric Cumberbatch, Deputy Director, Mayor’s Office…

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POSTPONED – A discussion of real estate contracts and issues – There’s no problem until there’s a problem

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

POSTPONED - When a new date is available the website will be updated. Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 Credits - Professional Practice Description A discussion from the bench and bar of typical contract provisions that lead to litigation; how to avoid problems and if unavoidable, how to navigate the fallout. Faculty Hon. Carl J. Landicino Supreme Court Kings County, Civil Term Mark J. Caruso, Esq. Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP Chair, Real…

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POSTPONED: Lunch and Learn Series: Business Records and Other Evidentiary Issues Arising in No-Fault Trials

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $40

POSTPONED – When a new date is available the website will be updated. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM (lunch and networking begins at 12:30 PM) 1 Credit - Professional Practice Description Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for the Brooklyn Bar's new Lunch and Learn series. This presentation will focus on trial evidence, with a particular emphasis on business records. We will address trials of cases seeking to recover first-party no-fault benefits and how…

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Origination and Network Building CLE

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $80

Monday, March 30, 2020 6:00 - 8:00PM 2 Credits - Law Practice Management Description Origination is about first, organically determining how to make a difference with someone. It requires an ever-present awareness of who you are speaking with, and the desire to know what’s important to them. Second, it’s essential to have a systemized way to originate business. Succeeding at this requires an understanding of how to comport yourself with a level of presence that signifies confidence and surety along…

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April 2020

Judiciary Night 2020

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:00PM Join us for a cocktail reception honoring the members of the Federal, New York State, and New York City Judiciary who have been elected, re-elected, appointed and reappointed. RSVP is requested by Wednesday, March 25, 2020. To RSVP, please select the number of attendees and "Confirm RSVP" below or call 718-624-0675 ext. 209.

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FREE Online CLE – Work at Home and be Cyber Safe

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM 1 Credit - Law Practice Management Description Please join us for the Brooklyn Bar Association's FIRST LIVE STREAM CLE through Zoom. Many people are working at home to keep safe and healthy, but are you also taking precautions to make sure you are safe from from Cyber threats? Working at home can introduce a number of security risks you may not have considered. In this session we will discuss how to set…

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Postponed – Ethics 101: What All Lawyers Need to Know

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

POSTPONED! This will be a live stream held on May 20th at 5PM. Details to be released soon. Tuesday, April 16, 2020 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  MCLE Credits (Ethics) Course Overview: Learn practical tips to avoid the most common ethical pitfalls and protect your practice. Topics include IOLA management, protecting yourself from client neglect complaints and what to do if a Grievance is filed against you. This course is co-hosted by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. Presented by 2nd,…

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Keep It Simple: Persuasive Writing for Lawyers

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free – $100

Thursday April 23, 2020 6:00 - 8:00PM 2  CLE Skill Credits Course Overview: In two fun hours, this program covers the essentials of persuasive legal writing -- from arguing facts and law to composing briefs and memos to win your next court case. Presented by: Hon. Gerald Lebovits Cost BBA Member $50 Non-Member $100 Law Student $10 Non-Attorney $40 Government/Nonprofit $60 **CLE Pre-Paid Loyalty Pass $0 +$20 for walk-up registration **For information on our pre-paid Loyalty Pass, please contact Jen Bryan…

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