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Brooklyn Bar - Cplr Update

CPLR Update 2019

Presented by Hon. Devin P. Cohen


2 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
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 rece READ MORE

2 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
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.
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How #MeToo is Changing the Legal Landscape

Presented by Gena Usenheimer, Esq. & Nila Merola, Esq.


2 Hours/Credits – 1 Ethics; 1 Diversity, Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias
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 presenta READ MORE

2 Hours/Credits – 1 Ethics; 1 Diversity, Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias
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 federal, state and local levels.
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2018 Bankruptcy Update

Presented by David J. Doyaga, Sr. Esq. & Gregory M. Messer, Esq.


2.5 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
Topics include: Recent developments and trends; Update on exemptions and increased amounts; New significant cases: Chapter 7; Chapter 13 update READ MORE

2.5 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
Topics include: Recent developments and trends; Update on exemptions and increased amounts; New significant cases: Chapter 7; Chapter 13 update
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Matrimonial Mediation: What’s in it for Me?

Presented by Dan Weitz – Director, Professional and Court Services; Statewide ADR, Division of Court Operations; Lisa Courtney – Statewide ADR Coordinator, Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); Jennifer J. Foley, Esq. Elena Karabatos, Esq. Charles M. Newman, Esq.


2 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
An introduction to mediation in Matrimonial and Family Law matters in Kings County.  Lear READ MORE

2 Hours/Credits – 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.
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Providing Culturally Competent Services to the LGBTQ+ Community

Presented by Christina Golkin, Esq.


1 Hours/Credits – Diversity, Inclusion & the Elimination of Bias
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. Th READ MORE

1 Hours/Credits – Diversity, Inclusion & the Elimination of Bias
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.
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Persuasive Public Speaking

Persuasive Public Speaking

Presented by Gregory Esposito, Esq., Stacee Mandeville


2 Hours/Credits – Skills
Do you stand behind what you say in court and give the words you recite weight and conviction? Part of speaking and advocating persuasively requires having a point of view on your client’s READ MORE

2 Hours/Credits – Skills
Do you stand behind what you say in court and give the words you recite weight and conviction? Part of speaking and advocating persuasively requires having a point of view on your client’s case. This CLE will afford you the opportunity to take on a simple exercise and adopt a formidable technique to change the way you advocate. Attorneys are storytellers; our job is to tell a persuasive story. To be an effective and persuasive advocate you have to have a point of view to argue. Attorney and actor Gregory Esposito will lead a vocal exercise to strengthen participants’ oral advocacy. Take part in arguing classic nursery rhymes and see how the words can take on different meanings when the orator changes her point of view. Actor, singer and voice coach Stacee Mandeville will present effective body language techniques for persuasive argument.
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Practical Tips For Avoiding Grievances

Practical Tips For Avoiding Grievances

Presented by Richard A. Klass, Esq., Andrea E. Bonina, Esq., Pery D. Krinsky, Esq., Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq.


2 Hours/Credits – Ethics
A panel discussion featuring Ethics practitioners and Grievance Committee members. READ MORE

2 Hours/Credits – Ethics
A panel discussion featuring Ethics practitioners and Grievance Committee members.
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Writing for Lawyers Getting it Written and Right

1031 Exchanges From Basics to Advanced

Presented by Vicki Gail Price, Esq., Peter Kempner, Esq., Peter Sanders, Esq., Robin Bernstein, Esq., Hon. Bruce Scheckowitz


2 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
This course will cover: Section 8 programs, Their differences and the requirements for
bringing actions, What to do when the tenant has passed away, Tenant defenses to holdover proceedings, READ MORE

2 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
This course will cover: Section 8 programs, Their differences and the requirements for
bringing actions, What to do when the tenant has passed away, Tenant defenses to holdover proceedings, RPAPL 745.2 & CPLR 3126, Who are they aimed at, what do they have in common, and how can practitioners use them
effectively?, The Rent Act of 2015, Litigation with New York City Housing Authority in the NYCHA Part of the Courthouse
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Writing for Lawyers Getting it Written and Right

Writing for Lawyers Getting it Written and Right

Presented by Hon. Gerry Lebovits


3 Hours/Credits – 2.5 Skills; 0.5 Ethics
Topics Include:- Writing Bad Briefs: How to Lose a Case in 100 Pages or More- Persuasive Writing for Lawyers- Persuading the Judge Through Writing: How to Win- Do’s, Don’ts, and Maybes: Lega READ MORE

3 Hours/Credits – 2.5 Skills; 0.5 Ethics
Topics Include:- Writing Bad Briefs: How to Lose a Case in 100 Pages or More- Persuasive Writing for Lawyers- Persuading the Judge Through Writing: How to Win- Do’s, Don’ts, and Maybes: Legal Writing Do’s- Do’s, Don’ts, and Maybes: Legal Writing Don’ts- Fact vs. Fiction: Writing the Facts
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Hot Topics in Estate Planning

Hot Topics in Estate Planning

Presented by Hon. John Ingram, Dewey Golkin, Esq, Ellyn Kravitz, Esq., Gary Elias, Esq.


2 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
This seminar will explore estate planning techniques and strategies in light of a changing regulatory and tax environment. READ MORE

2 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
This seminar will explore estate planning techniques and strategies in light of a changing regulatory and tax environment.
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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Termination of the AttorneyClient RelationshipPrevention, Planning, Procedure

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Termination of the Attorney/Client Relationship:Prevention, Planning, Procedure

Presented by Moderator: Daniel Antonelli, Esq. Faculty: Kaylin Whittingham, Esq. & Richard A. Klass, Esq.


2 Hours/Credits – 1 Professional Practive, 1 Ethics
This course will cover: 1. Strategies for reducing attorney-client break-ups; 2. Retainer READ MORE

2 Hours/Credits – 1 Professional Practive, 1 Ethics
This course will cover: 1. Strategies for reducing attorney-client break-ups; 2. Retainer agreement provisions allowing you to:ethically withdraw when necessary and ensure payment of legal fees; and 3. The procedure of withdrawing as counsel (motions to withdraw, retaining and charging liens, and fee collection).
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The Tenant Protection Act Of 2019: New Housing Court Rules

Presented by Michael Rosenthal, Hal Rose, Peter Sanders, Michele Slochowsky Hering, David Troupp


2 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
An examination of the array of new laws regarding landlord-tenant matters that were passed on June 14, 2019. READ MORE

2 Hours/Credits – Professional Practice
An examination of the array of new laws regarding landlord-tenant matters that were passed on June 14, 2019.
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