All attorneys are eligible to
attend this program! Newly admitted attorneys can satisfy all of their
annual MCLE requirements by attending this two-day program which is
ideal for “bridging the gap” between law school and the
realities of practicing law in New York State. Experienced attorneys who
have an interest in other areas of practice can also attend and benefit
from this program by learning practical information from skilled and
Program faculty will speak
from the New York City location and will be broadcast live to other
locations in an interactive video conference format, allowing
“real time” interaction between all locations. This
program is approved for MCLE credit for newly admitted attorneys in all
locations, regardless of format.
This two-day program will
cover different topics in various areas of practice on each day and
offers a total of 16.0 MCLE credits: 1.5 in ethics, 3.0 credits in
skills, and 3.5 in areas of professional practice each day.
Please Note: Course materials for this program are
being distributed exclusively in electronic form. Prior to the program
date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a link to
the complete course materials. These files are provided in a
searchable PDF format and can be saved to your computer and, if you
choose to do so, printed at your convenience. If you wish, once
you have downloaded the PDF file to your computer, you can transfer the
files to your laptop computer or tablet. Online materials are
updated periodically to reflect late submissions from program
The complete course materials will also be provided to you on a thumb
drive that you will receive at the registration desk on the first day of
the program. Any materials that were not submitted in time to be
loaded onto the thumb drive will be available for you to access at the
materials website link.
A CLE NotePad containing copies of available PowerPoint
presentations and relevant panel outlines will be distributed on the day
of the program.
PROGRAM FACULTY (listed in order of appearance)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Benjamin E. Schub, Esq.,
Berman Bavero Frucco & Gouz, P.C., White Plains, NY
Ronald J. Weiss, Esq.,
Skadden Arps Slade Meagher & Flom, New York, NY
Daniel M. Weitz, Esq., Office
of ADR and CI Programs, New York, NY
Amy M. Sheridan, Esq., Office
of ADR and CI Programs, New York, NY
Sheila M. Sproule, Esq.,
Office of ADR and CI Programs, New York, NY
Jan H. Brown, Esq., Law
Offices of Jan H. Brown, PC, New York, NY
Steven C. Bennett, Esq.,
Jones Day, New York, NY
Vaughn J. Buffalo, Esq.,
Buffalo & Associates LLP, New York, NY
Thursday, June 28, 2012
W. Russell Corker, Esq., Law
Offices of W. Russell Corker, Huntington, NY
Robert E. Grey, Esq., Grey
& Grey LLP, Farmingdale, NY
Ronald J. Friedman, Esq.,
SilvermanAcampora LLP, Jericho, NY
Jonathan A. Wexler, Esq.,
Vedder Price, P.C., New York, NY
Deborah A. Scalise, Esq.,
Scalise & Hamilton, LLP, Scarsdale, NY
Ronnie Schindel, Esq.,
Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan LLP, New York, NY
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1. BASIC DIVORCE LAW IN NEW YORK STATE
Speaker: Benjamin E. Schub, Esq.
2. UNDERSTANDING THE NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY STATUTE
Speaker: Ronald J. Weiss, Esq.
3. MEDIATOR ETHICS IN NEW YORK STATE
Speakers: Daniel M. Weitz, Esq. / Amy M. Sheridan, Esq. /
Sheila M. Sproule, Esq.
LUNCH (on your own)
4. THE 35 MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BUSINESS
Speaker: Jan H. Brown, Esq.
5. ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE
Speaker: Steven C. Bennett, Esq.
6. BUSINESS ENTITIES AND REPRESENTING THE SMALL BUSINESS
Speaker: Vaughn J. Buffalo, Esq.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7. FUNDAMENTALS OF DEPOSITIONS
Speaker: W. Russell Corker, Esq.
8. BASICS OF HANDLING A WORKER’S COMP CASE
Speaker: Robert E. Grey, Esq.
9. ISSUES IN CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
Speaker: Ronald J. Friedman, Esq.
LUNCH (on your own)
10. BASICS OF EMPLOYMENT LAW
Speakers: Jonathan A. Wexler, Esq.
11. ETHICAL ISSUES RELATING TO THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
AND THE GRIEVANCE PROCESS
Speaker: Deborah A. Scalise, Esq.
12. HOW TO LITIGATE A CHILD SUPPORT PROCEEDING
Speaker: Ronnie Schindel, Esq.
New York State Bar Center *
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
* There is no on-site parking at the Bar Center. Parking is available
within walking distance at metered parking or garages/lots in the area.
NYSBA does NOT validate or reimburse for parking.
The Conference Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Limited seating in each
location – Register early to guarantee your seat!
Note: If you plan to pre-register within 10 days of the
program or register at the door, please call us at (800) 582-2452 or in
Albany and surrounding area, dial (518) 463-3724, to verify that the
program is not sold out or that the date or location has not been
changed. Those who pre-register in advance of the program will
automatically be notified of any such changes and will receive a full
refund up to the day prior to the program, if they cannot attend and
notify us of their cancellation. Please pre-register as early as
16.0 total credits (3.0 ethics, 6.0 skills, and 7.0 professional
This course has been approved
for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted
(less than 24 months).
This program has also been
approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California and the
Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board in the amount of 10.5
hours of substantive law and 2.5 credit hours of ethics. All inquiries
regarding MCLE credits may be directed to (518) 487-5606.
This course includes NO credit
hours for the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements of
New York and New Jersey CPAs. Sponsor Numbers: New York: 000026;
New Jersey: 20CE00099900.
The New York State Bar
Association’s Committee on Continuing Legal Education has been
certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an
accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New
PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED. Under the New
York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines,
attendees at CLE programs cannot receive MCLE credit for a program
segment unless they are present for the entire segment. Persons who
arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment
will not receive credit for that segment.
SPECIAL RATE* FOR NEWLY ADMITTED ATTORNEYS!
* Special Rate is available to recent graduates or newly
admitted attorneys only (admitted June 2010 or later). To receive this
special rate, you MUST be a NYSBA member and you MUST call our Customer
Service Center at 800-582-2452 to register. Online registration is NOT
available at this time.
CLE seminar coupons and
complimentary passes CANNOT be used for this program.
You cannot receive MCLE
credit for this program if you attended the program in March or July of
2010, 2011 or 2012 .
FROM BUFFALO: Take the I-190 North towards Niagara Falls Merge onto
the Robert Moses Parkway North Exit - Exit #21 Stay in the right hand
lane on the Robert Moses Parkway and exit towards "city traffic" At the
second traffic light, turn left onto Rainbow Blvd Turn right onto Third
FROM ALBANY & AREAS EAST: Take the I-90 West to I-290 West to
I-190 North Merge onto the Robert Moses Parkway North Exit - Exit #21
Stay in the right hand lane on the Robert Moses Parkway and exit towards
"city traffic" At the second traffic light, turn left onto Rainbow Blvd
Turn right onto Third Street
The last day to pre-register online was June 26, 2012.
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contact Cindy O'Brien at 800-582-2452 or email@example.com.
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