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  • 25 Apr
    Election Law and Representing a Political Candidate ALB
    Holiday Inn Albany - Wolf Road 205 Wolf Road Albany, NY 12205
    Holiday Inn Albany - Wolf Road
    205 Wolf Road

     

    LOCATION:
    Holiday Inn Albany-Wolf Road
    205 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY 12205
     

    Co-Sponsors: 
    General Practice Section and its Election Law and Government Affairs Committee
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Skills; 2.0 Professional Practice for all attorneys.
     

    For those involved or interested in political campaigns and who may represent political and public figures, we are pleased to offer an updated version of our recurring, popular program on some of the most commonly occurring issues and thorny problems arising under New York’s election laws.

    The complexities and minutiae in the law and its processes - from getting and staying on the ballot, handling litigation over ballot access, options and legal strategies available on election day, and canvassing of votes and recount litigation - create vast opportunities for inadvertent and substantial errors that can lead to court challenges and greatly affect candidates and their campaigns.

    This half-day seminar is a practical hands-on primer that will familiarize you with many of New York’s laws regulating elections in the state and will offer useful tips on how to most appropriately handle challenges and controversies when they do arise.


    Program Agenda

    8:30-9:00 a.m.
    REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

    9:00-9:10
    I.       INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

    9:10-10:00
    II.     GETTING AND STAYING ON THE BALLOT – PETITIONS; CONVENTIONS; CERTIFICATIONS

    10:00-10:50
    III.    BALLOT ACCESS LITIGATION – INVALIDATING AND VALIDATING PROCEEDINGS

    10:50-11:05
    COFFEE BREAK

    11:05-11:55
    IV.    ELECTION DAY MONITORING AND OTHER STRATEGIES AND OPTIONS

    11:55-12:45
    IV.   CANVASSING OF VOTES AND RECOUNT LITIGATION

    12:45 p.m.
    ADJOURNMENT


    Program Chair and Moderator

    Francis G. Hoare, Jr., Esq.
    Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP
    Albany           

    Speakers (in alphabetical order)

    Jeffrey T. Buley, Esq.
    Brown & Weinraub LLC
    Albany

    Francis G. Hoare, Jr., Esq.
    Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP
    Albany

    Jeffrey H. Pearlman, Esq.
    Chief of Staff
    Senate Democratic Conference
    Albany

    James E. Walsh, Esq.
    Law Office of James E. Walsh
    Schenectady
     

    Program Planning Co-Chairs (in alphabetical order)

    Henry T. Berger, Esq.
    Attorney at Law
    New York City

    Jerry H. Goldfeder, Esq.
    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    New York City

    John M. Nonna, Esq.
    Patton Boggs LLP
    New York City

    Frank W. Streng, Esq.
    McCarthy Fingar LLP
    White Plains


    Coursebook Editor and Author

    Mitchell B. Nisonoff, Esq.
    Attorney at Law
    New York City

     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

    COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

    All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

    Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the "Save As" option under your "File" tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

    Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 25 Apr
    Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2014 NYC
    Affinia Manhattan 371 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001
    Affinia Manhattan
    371 Seventh Avenue

     

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Affinia Manhattan
    371 Seventh Avenue at 31st Street
    New York, NY  10001-3984
    (212) 563-1800

    Not Able to Attend in Person?
    A Live Webcast Option is Available at this Location

    4.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 Ethics
    * Newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) must attend the program in-person to earn New York MCLE credit.

    Program Chair:
    Vincent J. Syracuse, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

    Co-sponsors:
    The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

    Program Description
    A sound ethical compass and a civil and professional demeanor are the hallmarks of successful and respected attorneys in all areas of practice. This four hour program will provide attendees with an update on developments in the law in the area of attorney ethics, including the most recent case law. The rules of civility will be discussed, with emphasis on practical pointers for dealing with the uncivil adversary and civility issues within the law firm. The program concludes with a discussion of real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists which is certain to benefit attorneys in all substantive areas of practice.

    Don't miss this opportunity to obtain 4 MCLE Ethics credits at this lively and thought-provoking program, which is annually one of NYSBA's best attended CLE seminars.


    Agenda

    8:30 - 9:00 a.m.     Registration

    9:00 - 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and Introductions

    9:10 - 9:50 a.m.     I.  What’s New for 2014 on Ethics?

    9:50 - 10:30 a.m.     II. Civility in Everyday Lawyering: What are the Basic Lessons to be Learned?
         - The Civility Rules
         - The Uncivil Adversary
         - Civility vs. Aggressiveness
         - Law Firm Civility Issues

    10:30 - 10:40 a.m.     Break

    10:40 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.     III. Colloquium on Ethics and Civility
         - Hypothetical Fact Patterns to Address Everyday Civility and Ethical Issues

    12:45 p.m.     Adjournment


    Faculty:

    Local Chair:
    Vincent J. Syracuse, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP


    Panel Members:
    Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy
    , New York County Supreme Court * Danielle C. Lesser, Partner, Morrison Cohen LLP * Hal R. Lieberman, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP * Victor J. Rocco, Partner, Hafetz, Necheles & Rocco, LLP * Hon. O. Peter Sherwood, New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division * Jamie B. W. Stecher, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP * Mark C. Zauderer, Partner, Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP

     

    NYSBA Members $125
    Non Members $225
    Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 29 Apr
    18th Annual NYS and City Tax Institute NYC
    The Cornell Club 6 East 44th Street New York, NY 10017
    The Cornell Club
    6 East 44th Street

     

    Co-Sponsors:

    Tax Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    8.0 Total Credits: 7.0 professional practice, 1.0 ethics.

    This advanced-level course may be used for New York MCLE credit by all attorneys, excluding those who are newly admitted (less than 24 months).

    CPE Credit: This course includes 7.0 hours of credit for the continuing professional education requirements of New York and New Jersey CPAs.
     

    The New York State Bar Association’s Annual New York State and City Tax Institute has become nationally known over the years, and this year’s Eighteenth Annual Institute will offer a comprehensive range of topics. This program will provide you with an advantageous opportunity to gain knowledge and insight regarding the direction that policy and law makers will take in the challenging months ahead.

    It is anticipated New York State’s budget will have been adopted, or nearly finalized, at the time of this program, allowing the faculty members to provide you with the most current information on the state’s financial and tax policies for the upcoming year.

    This full-day program will provide thorough coverage of upcoming and cutting-edge issues on the state and national levels, as well as ongoing concerns and topics, facing business executives and practitioners. The latest cases, regulations, rulings and developments, in the areas of personal income taxationsales taxNew York’s business and tax initiatives,corporate taxtrusts and estates taxation, and ethical dilemmas, will be addressed.

    During the program’s lunch (which is included in the registration fee), the New York State and City Tax Commissioners, the President of the New York State Tax Tribunal and the President of the New York City Tax Commission have been invited to offer an update on the policies and procedures in their respective forums.

    The panelists are prominent and experienced speakers from the bar and the government who will share with you their expertise and insight on current issues and trends..
     

    Program Agenda (Order of Topics’ Presentation May Change)

    8:15-8:45 a.m.
    REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

    8:45-9:00
    INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

    9:00-9:50
    INCOME TAX CASES AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

    9:50-10:40
    SALES TAX DEVELOPMENTS

    10:40-10:55
    COFFEE BREAK

    10:55-11:45
    THE HOTTEST OF NATIONWIDE DEVELOPMENTS

    11:45-12:35 p.m.
    START-UP NEW YORK AND OTHER CREDITS AND INCENTIVES

    12:35-1:50
    LUNCHEON (included in registration fee)

    THE COMMISSIONERS SPEAK

    1:50-3:40 (A brief coffee/soft drink break will take place midway through this segment)
    CORPORATE TAX LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

    3:40-4:30
    TRUSTS AND ESTATES LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

    4:30-5:20 
    ETHICAL DILEMMAS

    5:20 p.m. 
    ADJOURNMENT


    Program Faculty

    Overall Planning Chairs and Coordinators

    Paul R. Comeau, Esq.
    Hodgson Russ LLP
    Buffalo and New York City

    Arthur R. Rosen, Esq.
    McDermott Will & Emery, LLP
    Miami and New York City
     

    Speakers (in alphabetical order)

    Kenneth Adams, President and CEO, NYS Empire State Development Corporation,New York City * Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., President and CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Albany * Mark S. Klein, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo * Linda A. Klang, Esq., Senior Vice-President, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Jersey City, NJ * Lindsay M. LaCava, Esq., McDermott Will & Emery LLP, New York City * Mary Ellen Ladouceur, Esq., Director, Legislation & Guidance Unit, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany * Deborah R. Liebman, Esq., Deputy Counsel, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, AlbanyHon. Thomas H. Mattox, Commissioner, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany * Kevin Matz, Esq., Kevin Matz & Associates PLLC, White Plains * Charles Morgan, Esq., Attorney at Law, New York City * Hon. Roberta Moseley Nero, President and Commissioner, NYS Tax Appeals Tribunal, Albany * Hon. Glenn Newman, President, NYC Tax Commission, New York City * Timothy P. Noonan, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo * Argi O’Leary, Esq., Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Office of Counsel, NYS Department of Taxation and  Finance, Albany * Richard Pomp, Esq., Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law, University of Connecticut Law School, Hartford, CT * David H. Schnabel, Esq., Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York City * Joseph Septimus, Esq., Bernstein Global Wealth Management, New York City * Irwin M. Slomka, Esq., Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York City * Diann L. Smith, Esq., McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, Washington, DC * Jack Trachtenberg, Esq., Reed Smith LLP,  New York City.

     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

    COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

    All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

    Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the “Save As” option under your “File” tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

    Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 29 Apr
    P/S-Purchases & Sales of Homes (LI)
    Melville Marriott 1350 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747
    Melville Marriott
    1350 Walt Whitman Road

     
    PROGRAM LOCATION
     
    Melville Marriott | 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY  11747 | (631) 423-1600
     
    7.0 TOTAL CREDITS (3.5 professional practice; 2.5 skills; 1.0 ethics)
     
    This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
    NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
     
    BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
    • Learn a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase
    • Learn practical tips covering pre-contract issues; contract drafting; negotiation; financing; surveys; and more
    • Hear discussion on the ethical issues related to sales of homes
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
     
    This program provides a step-by-step guide as well as practical tips to attorneys in purchases and sales of homes, covering: pre-contract issues such as dealing with brokers and property inspection; clause-by-clause review of contract drafting and negotiation, including mortgage contingency clause issues; mortgage financing issues; title and survey examination and insurance; pulling it all together at the closing; and ethical issues related to sales of homes.
     
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • All attorneys seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase.
    • Attorneys practicing in the area of Real Property Law; Banking; Contracts.  May also be of interest to brokers or realtors.
    AGENDA
     
    8:30-9:00      REGISTRATION
     
    9:00-9:10
    1. OVERVIEW
     
    9:10-9:35
    2. PRE-CONTRACT CONSIDERATIONS
     
    9:35-10:25
    3. CONTRACT DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION
     
    10:25-10:35       BREAK
     
    10:35-11:00
    4. CONTRACT NEGOTIATION (continued)
     
    11:00-11:50
    5. MORTGAGE FINANCING
     
    11:50-12:00      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
     
    12:00-1:00      LUNCH (on your own)
     
    1:00-1:50
    6. TITLE EXAMINATION AND DISPOSITION OF OBJECTIONS
     
    1:50-2:15
    7. SURVEY EXAMINATION
     
    2:15-2:25      BREAK
     
    2:25-3:15
    8. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
     
    3:15-4:05
    9. PREPARATION FOR CLOSING; CLOSING; POST CLOSING MATTERS
     
    4:05-4:15      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD 
     
    4:15      ADJOURNMENT
     
    PROGRAM FACULTY
     
    Chair:   Benjamin Weinstock, Esq., Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Uniondale, NY
     
    Panel:  

     
    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
    Course Materials for NYSBA CLE Programs Are Now Distributed electronically!  For more information, go to www.nysba.org/ECM

    Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

  • 30 Apr
    Election Law and Representing a Political Candidate NYC
    The New Yorker Hotel 481 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10001
    The New Yorker Hotel
    481 Eighth Avenue



    Co-Sponsors: 
    General Practice Section and its Election Law and Government Affairs Committee
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Skills; 2.0 Professional Practice for all attorneys.
     

     Can’t attend in person? The program at this location is also available via simultaneous live webcast option.
    Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
     

    For those involved or interested in political campaigns and who may represent political and public figures, we are pleased to offer an updated version of our recurring, popular program on some of the most commonly occurring issues and thorny problems arising under New York’s election laws.

    The complexities and minutiae in the law and its processes - from getting and staying on the ballot, handling litigation over ballot access, options and legal strategies available on election day, and canvassing of votes and recount litigation - create vast opportunities for inadvertent and substantial errors that can lead to court challenges and greatly affect candidates and their campaigns.

    This half-day seminar is a practical hands-on primer that will familiarize you with many of New York’s laws regulating elections in the state and will offer useful tips on how to most appropriately handle challenges and controversies when they do arise.
     

    Program Agenda

    8:30-9:00 a.m.
    REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

    9:00-9:10
    I.       INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

    9:10-10:00
    II.     GETTING AND STAYING ON THE BALLOT – PETITIONS; CONVENTIONS; CERTIFICATIONS

    10:00-10:50
    III.    BALLOT ACCESS LITIGATION – INVALIDATING AND VALIDATING PROCEEDINGS

    10:50-11:05
    COFFEE BREAK

    11:05-11:55
    IV.    ELECTION DAY MONITORING AND OTHER STRATEGIES AND OPTIONS

    11:55-12:45
    IV.   CANVASSING OF VOTES AND RECOUNT LITIGATION

    12:45 p.m.
    ADJOURNMENT


    Program Chair and Moderator

    Jerry H. Goldfeder, Esq.
    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    New York City
     

    Speakers (in alphabetical order)

    Peter A. Bee, Esq.
    Bee Ready Fishbein Hatter & Donovan, LLP
    Mineola

    Thomas J. Garry, Esq.
    Harris Beach PLLC
    Uniondale       

    Jerry H. Goldfeder, Esq.
    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    New York City

    Arthur W. Greig, Esq.
    Attorney at Law
    New York City

    Robert M. Harding, Esq.
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    New York City

    David L. Lewis, Esq.
    Lewis and Fiore, Attorneys at Law
    New York City

    Kim Ramos, Esq.
    Vice President
    Mirram Group LLC
    New York City

    Sarah K. Steiner, Esq.
    Law Office of Sarah K. Steiner
    New York City
     

    Program Planning Co-Chairs (in alphabetical order)

    Henry T. Berger, Esq.
    Attorney at Law
    New York City

    Jerry H. Goldfeder, Esq.
    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    New York City

    John M. Nonna, Esq.
    Patton Boggs LLP
    New York City

    Frank W. Streng, Esq.
    McCarthy Fingar LLP
    White Plains

     
    Coursebook Editor and Author

    Mitchell B. Nisonoff, Esq.
    Attorney at Law
    New York City

     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

    COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

    All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

    Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the "Save As" option under your "File" tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

    Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.Type in Text here and Click on Source button to get HTML Source Code. 

  • 01 May
    P/S-Purchases & Sales of Homes (ALB)
    New York State Nurses Association 11 Cornell Road Latham, NY 12110
    New York State Nurses Association
    11 Cornell Road

     
    PROGRAM LOCATION
     
    New York State Nurses Association | 11 Cornell Road, Latham, NY 12110 | (518) 782-9400
     
    7.0 TOTAL CREDITS (3.5 professional practice; 2.5 skills; 1.0 ethics)
     
    This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
    NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
     
    BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
    • Learn a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase
    • Learn practical tips covering pre-contract issues; contract drafting; negotiation; financing; surveys; and more
    • Hear discussion on the ethical issues related to sales of homes
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
     
    This program provides a step-by-step guide as well as practical tips to attorneys in purchases and sales of homes, covering: pre-contract issues such as dealing with brokers and property inspection; clause-by-clause review of contract drafting and negotiation, including mortgage contingency clause issues; mortgage financing issues; title and survey examination and insurance; pulling it all together at the closing; and ethical issues related to sales of homes.
     
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • All attorneys seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase.
    • Attorneys practicing in the area of Real Property Law; Banking; Contracts.  May also be of interest to brokers or realtors.
    AGENDA
     
    8:30-9:00      REGISTRATION
     
    9:00-9:10
    1. OVERVIEW
     
    9:10-9:35
    2. PRE-CONTRACT CONSIDERATIONS
     
    9:35-10:25
    3. CONTRACT DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION
     
    10:25-10:35      BREAK
     
    10:35-11:00
    4. CONTRACT NEGOTIATION (continued)
     
    11:00-11:50
    5. MORTGAGE FINANCING
     
    11:50-12:00      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
     
    12:00-1:00      LUNCH (on your own)
     
    1:00-1:50
    6. TITLE EXAMINATION AND DISPOSITION OF OBJECTIONS
     
    1:50-2:15
    7. SURVEY EXAMINATION
     
    2:15-2:25      BREAK
     
    2:25-3:15
    8. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
     
    3:15-4:05
    9. PREPARATION FOR CLOSING; CLOSING; POST CLOSING MATTERS
     
    4:05-4:15      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD 
     
    4:15      ADJOURNMENT
     
    PROGRAM FACULTY
     
    Chair:   Frank C. Sarratori, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and CCO, Pioneer Bank, Troy, NY
     
    Panel:  

     
    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
    Course Materials for NYSBA CLE Programs Are Now Distributed electronically!  For more information, go to www.nysba.org/ECM

    Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

     

  • 01 May
    PS Purchases & Sales of Homes WC
    Elmwood Country Club 850 Dobbs Ferry Road White Plains, NY 10607
    Elmwood Country Club
    850 Dobbs Ferry Road

     
    PROGRAM LOCATION

    Elmwood Country Club | 850 Dobbs Ferry Road | White Plains, NY 10607 | (914) 592-6600

    7.0 TOTAL CREDITS (3.5 professional practice; 2.5 skills; 1.0 ethics)
     
    This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
    NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
     
    BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
    • Learn a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase
    • Learn practical tips covering pre-contract issues; contract drafting; negotiation; financing; surveys; and more
    • Hear discussion on the ethical issues related to sales of homes
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
     
    This program provides a step-by-step guide as well as practical tips to attorneys in purchases and sales of homes, covering: pre-contract issues such as dealing with brokers and property inspection; clause-by-clause review of contract drafting and negotiation, including mortgage contingency clause issues; mortgage financing issues; title and survey examination and insurance; pulling it all together at the closing; and ethical issues related to sales of homes.
     
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • All attorneys seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase.
    • Attorneys practicing in the area of Real Property Law; Banking; Contracts.  May also be of interest to brokers or realtors.
    AGENDA
     
    8:30-9:00      REGISTRATION
     
    9:00-9:10
    1. OVERVIEW
     
    9:10-9:35
    2. PRE-CONTRACT CONSIDERATIONS
     
    9:35-10:25
    3. CONTRACT DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION
     
    10:25-10:35       BREAK
     
    10:35-11:00
    4. CONTRACT NEGOTIATION (continued)
     
    11:00-11:50
    5. MORTGAGE FINANCING
     
    11:50-12:00      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
     
    12:00-1:00      LUNCH (on your own)
     
    1:00-1:50
    6. TITLE EXAMINATION AND DISPOSITION OF OBJECTIONS
     
    1:50-2:15
    7. SURVEY EXAMINATION
     
    2:15-2:25      BREAK
     
    2:25-3:15
    8. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
     
    3:15-4:05
    9. PREPARATION FOR CLOSING; CLOSING; POST CLOSING MATTERS
     
    4:05-4:15      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD 
     
    4:15      ADJOURNMENT
     
    PROGRAM FACULTY
     
    Chair:   Denise P. Ward, Esq., Grean & Ward, Port Chester, NY
     
    Panel:   Robert J. Zaccagnino, Esq., Law Offices Robert J. Zaccagnino, Rye, NY * Alfred T. Renauto, Esq., White Plains, NY * Jean M. Partridge, Esq., Benchmark Title Agency, White Plains, NY * Richard E. Grayson, Esq., Law Offices of Richard E. Grayson, White Plains, NY.
     
    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
    Course Materials for NYSBA CLE Programs Are Now Distributed electronically!  For more information, go to www.nysba.org/ECM

    Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

  • 01 May
    PS Purchases & Sales of Homes SYR
    Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel 801 University Avenue Syracuse, NY 13210
    Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
    801 University Avenue

     
    PROGRAM LOCATION

    Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel | 801 University Avenue, Syracuse, NY  13210-0801 | (315) 475-3000

    7.0 TOTAL CREDITS (3.5 professional practice; 2.5 skills; 1.0 ethics)
     
    This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
    NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
     
    BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
    • Learn a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase
    • Learn practical tips covering pre-contract issues; contract drafting; negotiation; financing; surveys; and more
    • Hear discussion on the ethical issues related to sales of homes
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
     
    This program provides a step-by-step guide as well as practical tips to attorneys in purchases and sales of homes, covering: pre-contract issues such as dealing with brokers and property inspection; clause-by-clause review of contract drafting and negotiation, including mortgage contingency clause issues; mortgage financing issues; title and survey examination and insurance; pulling it all together at the closing; and ethical issues related to sales of homes.
     
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • All attorneys seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase.
    • Attorneys practicing in the area of Real Property Law; Banking; Contracts.  May also be of interest to brokers or realtors.
    AGENDA
     
    8:30-9:00      REGISTRATION
     
    9:00-9:10
    1. OVERVIEW
     
    9:10-9:35
    2. PRE-CONTRACT CONSIDERATIONS
     
    9:35-10:25
    3. CONTRACT DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION
     
    10:25-10:35       BREAK
     
    10:35-11:00
    4. CONTRACT NEGOTIATION (continued)
     
    11:00-11:50
    5. MORTGAGE FINANCING
     
    11:50-12:00      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
     
    12:00-1:00      LUNCH (on your own)
     
    1:00-1:50
    6. TITLE EXAMINATION AND DISPOSITION OF OBJECTIONS
     
    1:50-2:15
    7. SURVEY EXAMINATION
     
    2:15-2:25      BREAK
     
    2:25-3:15
    8. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
     
    3:15-4:05
    9. PREPARATION FOR CLOSING; CLOSING; POST CLOSING MATTERS
     
    4:05-4:15      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD 
     
    4:15      ADJOURNMENT
     
    PROGRAM FACULTY
     
    Chair:   Rocco J. Mangano, Esq., Mangano, Lucchesi & Collins, Syracuse, NY
     
    Panel:  Rocco J. Mangano, Esq., Mangano, Lucchesi & Collins, Syracuse, NY * Francis D. Stinziano, Jr., Esq., Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, P.C., Syracuse, NY * Virginia Leasure, Esq., Attorney at Law, Syracuse, NY * William H. Bradt, Esq., Bradt Luciani Real Property Services, Syracuse, NY * Jeffrey B. Davis, Esq., Attorney at Law, Camillus, NY * Anthony Gigliotti, Esq., Attorney Grievance Committee, Appellate Division 4th Department, 5th Judicial District, Syracuse, NY.

     
    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
    Course Materials for NYSBA CLE Programs Are Now Distributed electronically!  For more information, go to www.nysba.org/ECM

    Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

  • 01 May
    PS Purchases & Sales of Homes NYC
    Affinia Manhattan 371 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001
    Affinia Manhattan
    371 Seventh Avenue

     
    PROGRAM LOCATION

    Affinia Manhattan | 371 Seventh Avenue at 31st Street | New York, NY  10001-3984 | (212) 563-1800

    7.0 TOTAL CREDITS (3.5 professional practice; 2.5 skills; 1.0 ethics)
     
    This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
    NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
     
    BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
    • Learn a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase
    • Learn practical tips covering pre-contract issues; contract drafting; negotiation; financing; surveys; and more
    • Hear discussion on the ethical issues related to sales of homes
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
     
    This program provides a step-by-step guide as well as practical tips to attorneys in purchases and sales of homes, covering: pre-contract issues such as dealing with brokers and property inspection; clause-by-clause review of contract drafting and negotiation, including mortgage contingency clause issues; mortgage financing issues; title and survey examination and insurance; pulling it all together at the closing; and ethical issues related to sales of homes.
     
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • All attorneys seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase.
    • Attorneys practicing in the area of Real Property Law; Banking; Contracts.  May also be of interest to brokers or realtors.
    AGENDA
     
    8:30-9:00      REGISTRATION
     
    9:00-9:10
    1. OVERVIEW
     
    9:10-9:35
    2. PRE-CONTRACT CONSIDERATIONS
     
    9:35-10:25
    3. CONTRACT DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION
     
    10:25-10:35       BREAK
     
    10:35-11:00
    4. CONTRACT NEGOTIATION (continued)
     
    11:00-11:50
    5. MORTGAGE FINANCING
     
    11:50-12:00      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
     
    12:00-1:00      LUNCH (on your own)
     
    1:00-1:50
    6. TITLE EXAMINATION AND DISPOSITION OF OBJECTIONS
     
    1:50-2:15
    7. SURVEY EXAMINATION
     
    2:15-2:25      BREAK
     
    2:25-3:15
    8. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
     
    3:15-4:05
    9. PREPARATION FOR CLOSING; CLOSING; POST CLOSING MATTERS
     
    4:05-4:15      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD 
     
    4:15      ADJOURNMENT
     
    PROGRAM FACULTY
     
    Chair:   Mindy H. Stern, Esq., Schoeman Updike Kaufman Stern & Ascher LLP, New York, NY
     
    Panel:  Mindy H. Stern, Esq., Schoeman Updike Kaufman Stern & Ascher LLP, New York, NY * Karl B. Holtzschue, Esq., Law Office of Karl B. Holtzschue, New York, NY * Kristin V. Bellouny, Esq., Title Associates, New York, NY * Ariel Weinstock, Esq., Katsky Korins LLP, New York, NY * J. Richard Supple, Jr., Esq., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, New York City * Nancy A. Connery, Esq., Schoeman Updike Kaufman Stern & Ascher LLP, New York, NY.

     
    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
    Course Materials for NYSBA CLE Programs Are Now Distributed electronically!  For more information, go to www.nysba.org/ECM

    Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

  • 01 May
    PS Purchases & Sales of Homes ROCH
    Holiday Inn Rochester Airport 911 Brooks Avenue Rochester, NY 14624
    Holiday Inn Rochester Airport
    911 Brooks Avenue

     
    PROGRAM LOCATION

    Holiday Inn Rochester Airport | 911 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY  14624 | (585) 328-6000

    7.0 TOTAL CREDITS (3.5 professional practice; 2.5 skills; 1.0 ethics)
     
    This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
    NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
     
    BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
    • Learn a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase
    • Learn practical tips covering pre-contract issues; contract drafting; negotiation; financing; surveys; and more
    • Hear discussion on the ethical issues related to sales of homes
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
     
    This program provides a step-by-step guide as well as practical tips to attorneys in purchases and sales of homes, covering: pre-contract issues such as dealing with brokers and property inspection; clause-by-clause review of contract drafting and negotiation, including mortgage contingency clause issues; mortgage financing issues; title and survey examination and insurance; pulling it all together at the closing; and ethical issues related to sales of homes.
     
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • All attorneys seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase.
    • Attorneys practicing in the area of Real Property Law; Banking; Contracts.  May also be of interest to brokers or realtors.
    AGENDA
     
    8:30-9:00      REGISTRATION
     
    9:00-9:10
    1. OVERVIEW
     
    9:10-9:35
    2. PRE-CONTRACT CONSIDERATIONS
     
    9:35-10:25
    3. CONTRACT DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION
     
    10:25-10:35       BREAK
     
    10:35-11:00
    4. CONTRACT NEGOTIATION (continued)
     
    11:00-11:50
    5. MORTGAGE FINANCING
     
    11:50-12:00      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
     
    12:00-1:00      LUNCH (on your own)
     
    1:00-1:50
    6. TITLE EXAMINATION AND DISPOSITION OF OBJECTIONS
     
    1:50-2:15
    7. SURVEY EXAMINATION
     
    2:15-2:25      BREAK
     
    2:25-3:15
    8. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
     
    3:15-4:05
    9. PREPARATION FOR CLOSING; CLOSING; POST CLOSING MATTERS
     
    4:05-4:15      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD 
     
    4:15      ADJOURNMENT
     
    PROGRAM FACULTY
     
    Chair: Scott A. Sydelnik, Esq., Davidson Fink LLP, Rochester, NY
     
    Panel:  Scott A. Sydelnik, Esq., Davidson Fink LLP, Rochester, NY * Trisha L. Kirsch, Esq., Attorney at Law, Rochester NY * Blake T. Webber, Esq., Blake T. Webber PLLC,  Rochester, NY * John I. Menard, Esq., Van Loon Menard Attorneys at Law, Rochester, NY * Maureen Garvey, First American Title Insurance Company, Pittsford NY * George Schell, Jr., Esq., Schell Law, P.C., Fairport, NY * Zachary Pike, Esq., Attorney at Law, Rochester * John I. Menard, Esq., Van Loon Menard Attorneys at Law, Rochester, NY.

     
    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
    Course Materials for NYSBA CLE Programs Are Now Distributed electronically!  For more information, go to www.nysba.org/ECM

    Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

  • 02 May
    Advanced Insurance Coverage NYC
    Affinia Manhattan 371 Seventh Avenue @ 31st Street New York, NY 10001
    Affinia Manhattan
    371 Seventh Avenue @ 31st Street

     

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Affinia Manhattan
    371 Seventh Avenue
    New York, NY 10001
    (212) 735-0072

    7.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics

    Overall Program Co Chairs:
    Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Resident Partner
    , Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Melville, NY
    Joanna M. Roberto, Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Garden City, NY

    Co-sponsors:
    The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

    Program Description
    This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will explore a number of complex substantive and procedural issues in the insurance coverage area.  This opportunity to gain insights on hot button insurance coverage issues from highly respected insurance law practitioners is not to be missed! 

    Who Should Attend:  Insurance company attorneys; Civil Litigators: Plaintiff and Defense
     

     

    Agenda

    8:30 – 9:00 a.m.     Registration

    9:00 – 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction

    9:10 – 10:00 a.m.     Update on Additional Insurance Decisions: Adding Or Subtracting Coverage?

    10:00 – 10:50 a.m.     The Discovery Dilemma: To Disclose Or Not To Disclose

    10:50 – 11:00 a.m.     Break

    11:00 – 11:50 a.m.     Construction Defect Coverage

    11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)

    1:00 – 1:50 p.m.     UM/SUM Coverage Update

    1:50 – 2:40 p.m.     Mind The Gap With Policy Exclusions

    2:40 – 2:50 p.m.     Break

    2:50 – 3:40 p.m.     The Before And After of K2 Investment Group LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co.

    3:40 – 4:30 p.m.     Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going: Top 20 Decisions of 2013 and Their Impact on 2014

    4:30 p.m.     Adjournment


    Faculty:

    Local Chair:
    Joanna M. Roberto, Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Garden City, NY


    Panel Members:
    Jonathan A. Dachs, Partner, Shayne, Dachs, Sauer & Dachs, LLP, Mineola, NY * Alan C. Eagle, Partner, Rivkin Radler, Uniondale, NY * Justin N. Kinney, Partner, Coughlin Duffy LLP, New York, NY * Lawrence Klein, Partner, Sedgwick LLP, New York, NY * Marci Goldstein Kokalas, Associate, Lazare Potter & Giacovas LLP, New York, NY * Aaron F. Mandel, Associate, Sedgwick LLP, New York, NY * Monte E. Sokol, Partner, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P., Garden City, NY * Eric D. Suben, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, Hawthorne, NY.

    NYSBA Members $150
    Non Members $250
    Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 02 May
    Advanced Insurance Coverage SYR
    Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel 801 University Avenue Syracuse, NY 13210
    Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
    801 University Avenue

     

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
    801 University Avenue
    Syracuse, NY  13210-0801
    (315) 475-3000

    7.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics

    Overall Program Co Chairs:
    Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Resident Partner
    , Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Melville, NY
    Joanna M. Roberto, Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Garden City, NY

    Co-sponsors:
    The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

    Program Description
    This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will explore a number of complex substantive and procedural issues in the insurance coverage area.  This opportunity to gain insights on hot button insurance coverage issues from highly respected insurance law practitioners is not to be missed! 

    Who Should Attend:  Insurance company attorneys; Civil Litigators: Plaintiff and Defense
     

    Agenda

    8:30 – 9:00 a.m.     Registration

    9:00 – 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction

    9:10 – 10:00 a.m.     Update on Additional Insurance Decisions: Adding Or Subtracting Coverage?

    10:00 – 10:50 a.m.     The Discovery Dilemma: To Disclose Or Not To Disclose

    10:50 – 11:00 a.m.     Break

    11:00 – 11:50 a.m.     Construction Defect Coverage

    11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)

    1:00 – 1:50 p.m.     UM/SUM Coverage Update

    1:50 – 2:40 p.m.     Mind The Gap With Policy Exclusions

    2:40 – 2:50 p.m.     Break

    2:50 – 3:40 p.m.     The Before And After of K2 Investment Group LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co.

    3:40 – 4:30 p.m.     Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going: Top 20 Decisions of 2013 and Their Impact on 2014

    4:30 p.m.     Adjournment


    Faculty:

    Local Planning Chair:
    Kevin R. Van Duser, Partner, Sugarman Law Firm LLP, Syracuse, NY


    Panel Members:
    Kristy L. Fischmann, Associate, Gale Gale & Hunt, LLC, Syracuse, NY * Leigh A. Lieberman, Associate, Sugarman Law Firm LLP, Syracuse, NY * Lorraine R. Mertell, Partner, Mackenzie Hughes LLP, Syracuse, NY * Kristin L. Norfleet, Partner, Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C., Syracuse, NY * Alan J. Pierce, Partner, Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Syracuse, NY * James E. Reid, Founding Partner, Greene & Reid, PLLC, Syracuse, NY * Robert J. Smith, Partner, Costello Cooney & Fearon, PLLC, Syracuse, NY. 

    NYSBA Members $150
    Non Members $250
    Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 06 May
    Hiring and Managing Staff The Lawyer As Employer LPM CLE



    $50 Members | $150 Non-Members

    Hiring and Managing Staff | A Primer for Solo and Small Firms
    Featuring Nancy B. Schess, Esq.
     
    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    2.0 MCLE Credits
     
    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee of the New York State Bar Association and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education
     
    "The Lawyer as Employer"
    Geared toward solo and small firm practitioners, this comprehensive program will address hiring and managing staff and will provide an overview of human resource compliance.  
     
    Get an overview of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1981, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Equal Pay Act, New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”), New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) and distinctions between federal, state and city laws.
     

    Do you have an employee handbook?
    Learn the top 5 important policies for your employee handbook.

    Overtime or Not: Exempt or Non-Exempt?  
    Understand the Risks Involved in Misclassifying Employees as Exempt.

    Do you do performance appraisals? 
    Get Best Practices in Hiring, Discipline and Discharge.

    Understand how poorly conducted investigations create, rather than minimize liability.  

    Understand time off issues and accommodating disabled employees.

    Are you effectively managing workplace technology? 
    Get a sample workplace technology policy.


    Learn about the full range of laws governing the workplace including:

    -Wage/Hour Laws
    -Safety and Health Laws
    -Time off Laws (including Family and Medical Leave)
    -ERISA (benefits)
    -Correct Classification of Employees/Independent Contractors
    -Trade Secrets Protection/Client Confidentiality
    -Employer’s Obligations to Protect Medical Information and Social Security Numbers
    -Immigration Laws

     
    This program will be streamed as a live webcast.  If you miss any portion of the program, you will have access to the online archive, enabling you to view the program online, on demand, at your leisure. 
     
     
    Featuring Nancy B. Schess, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Klein Zelman Rothermel Jacobs & Schess LLP in New York City. Klein Zelman is a boutique firm representing employers in the areas of labor and employment law. The firm represents businesses, both locally and nationally, in diverse industries including hospitality, banking/finance, entertainment, building services, professional services, manufacturing and transportation.
     
    Nancy Schess is also the co-founder of Gotham City Networking, a networking organization that was started in 1997 and which now has more than 45 independent groups. She is a member of Gotham’s Tribal Council and chairs its Women’s Division.
     
     
    Learn more about Law Practice Management Resources |  www.nysba.org/LPM
     

  • 06 May
    PS Purchases & Sales of Homes BUFF
    Holiday Inn Amherst 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd Buffalo, NY 14228
    Holiday Inn Amherst
    1881 Niagara Falls Blvd

     
    PROGRAM LOCATION

    Holiday Inn Amherst | 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228 | (716) 691-8181

    7.0 TOTAL CREDITS (3.5 professional practice; 2.5 skills; 1.0 ethics)
     
    This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
    NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
     
    BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
    • Learn a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase
    • Learn practical tips covering pre-contract issues; contract drafting; negotiation; financing; surveys; and more
    • Hear discussion on the ethical issues related to sales of homes
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
     
    This program provides a step-by-step guide as well as practical tips to attorneys in purchases and sales of homes, covering: pre-contract issues such as dealing with brokers and property inspection; clause-by-clause review of contract drafting and negotiation, including mortgage contingency clause issues; mortgage financing issues; title and survey examination and insurance; pulling it all together at the closing; and ethical issues related to sales of homes.
     
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • All attorneys seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling a residential home sale or purchase.
    • Attorneys practicing in the area of Real Property Law; Banking; Contracts.  May also be of interest to brokers or realtors.
    AGENDA
     
    8:30-9:00      REGISTRATION
     
    9:00-9:10
    1. OVERVIEW
     
    9:10-9:35
    2. PRE-CONTRACT CONSIDERATIONS
     
    9:35-10:25
    3. CONTRACT DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION
     
    10:25-10:35       BREAK
     
    10:35-11:00
    4. CONTRACT NEGOTIATION (continued)
     
    11:00-11:50
    5. MORTGAGE FINANCING
     
    11:50-12:00      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
     
    12:00-1:00      LUNCH (on your own)
     
    1:00-1:50
    6. TITLE EXAMINATION AND DISPOSITION OF OBJECTIONS
     
    1:50-2:15
    7. SURVEY EXAMINATION
     
    2:15-2:25      BREAK
     
    2:25-3:15
    8. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
     
    3:15-4:05
    9. PREPARATION FOR CLOSING; CLOSING; POST CLOSING MATTERS
     
    4:05-4:15      QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD 
     
    4:15      ADJOURNMENT
     
    PROGRAM FACULTY
     
    Chair:   Harry G. Meyer, Esq. Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo, NY
     
    Panel:  Harry G. Meyer, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo, NY * Michael A. Piette, Esq., Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP, Buffalo, NY * Michael J. Lombardo, Esq., Duke, Holzman, Photiadis & Gresens LLP, Buffalo, NY * Nancy W. Saia, Esq., Law Offices of Nancy W. Saia, Buffalo, NY * Keri Callochia, Buffalo, NY * Mark E. Burhans, Esq., Chicago Title Insurance Company, Lockport, NY * Michael M. Blinkoff, Esq., Michael M. Blinkoff & Associates, Buffalo, NY * Margaret C. Callanan, Esq., Attorney Grievance Committee Eighth Judicial District, Buffalo, NY * Paul T. Nesper, Esq., Nesper, Ferber & DiGiacomo, LLP, Amherst, NY
     
    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
    Course Materials for NYSBA CLE Programs Are Now Distributed electronically!  For more information, go to www.nysba.org/ECM

    Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

  • 06 May
    United States Immigration Law in 2014 NYC
    New York's Hotel Pennsylvania 401 7th Avenue New York, NY 10001
    New York's Hotel Pennsylvania
    401 7th Avenue

      

    Critical Information and Concepts for Immigration, Corporate, Matrimonial and Criminal Defense Practitioners  

    17.0 Total Credits: 6.0 skills; 11.0 professional practice and/or practice management for all attorneys, including newly admitted.

     

    Co-Sponsors:
    Immigration and Nationality Committee of the International Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

     

    Immigration law is a highly visible part of the daily national news. New laws, new regulations, new proposals abound practically on a day-to-day basis. Clients’ lives are substantially impacted and increasing numbers of practitioners in a variety of practice areas are confronted with issues that require a working knowledge of immigration law. 

    This comprehensive two-day program is designed to provide training in immigration law for practitioners who have recently entered the field as well as for those whose practice areas intertwine with immigration: family, employment, corporate, and criminal law. Experienced immigration lawyers will also benefit from this program as the faculty will examine, in practical terms designed to increase expertise, the interconnection of immigration law with other substantive areas.

    The outstanding, well-rounded faculty, experienced in their respective fields of practice, will provide you with guidance and perspective  in order to properly handle your cases under present immigration law and regulations as well as when your immigration cases  involve other substantive areas of  law.

    The speakers will be prepared to address any late-breaking legislative developments in immigration law and practice.

     

    Program Agenda

    Day One – May 6, 2014

    8:30-9:00 a.m.            
    REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

    9:00-10:00                  
    INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
    Speaker: Margaret A. Catillaz,  Esq.

    * Non-Immigrants, Immigrants, Citizens and Others

    * Statutes, Regulations, Policy Statements

    * The Agencies: DHS, DOS, DOL

    * Sources:  Websites, Treatises and Kurzban

    * Basic Documents – What Do They Look Like and What Do They Do

    10:00-10:15                
    Coffee Break

    10:15-11:00                
    BEGINNING THE NONIMMIGRANT ALPHABET Bs, Fs AND Js
    Speakers: Allan H. Wernick, Esq.; Leslie K. L. Thiele, Esq.

    * B-1/B-2 – Uses and Abuses, Extensions and Change of Status

    * SEVIS System; I-94 Automation

    * F-1/J-1 Students, Entry, Maintenance of Status, Change of Status,  Employment and Practical Training

    * J-1 Exchange Visitors and the Two Year Foreign Residence Requirement

    * Survey of other Non-Employment Non-Immigrant Visa Categories

    11:00-12:15 p.m.        

    THE REST OF THE NON-IMMIGRANT ALPHABET: NON-IMMIGRANT EMPLOYMENT VISAS: E, H, I, L, O, P, TN, AND R CATEGORIES
    Speakers: Frank A. Novak, Esq.; Gayle S. Oshrin, Esq.

    * H-1B: the Professional and his/her Credentials, LCA’s, Prevailing Wage, Quotas, Changing Employers and Employer Liabilities

    * L-1: Intracompany Managers, Executives, Specialized Knowledge, Qualifying Organizations, Blanket Ls, Off-Site Employees

    * Requests for Evidence (“RFE”) and Denials

    * E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders/Investors; NAFTA TNs and O-1 Extraordinary Ability Status

    * Survey of Other Non-immigrant Employment Categories

    * Work Authorization for Spouses

    12:15-1:25                   
    LUNCH (on your own)

    1:25-2:30                    

    IMMIGRATING TO THE UNITED STATES: KEEPING THE FAMILY TOGETHER

    Speakers: Claudia Slovinsky, Esq.; Diane R. Chappell-Daly, Esq.

    * Immediate Relatives and Others

    * The Windsor Decision and Same-Sex Marriages, Marriage Fraud, Spousal Abuse

    * Affidavits of Support, Waivers, Documentation Issues

    * Children, Adoptee, Age-Out Issues

    * Impact of Changes: Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death

    * Priority Dates, Quota Backlogs and How to Handle Them

    * The DV Lottery

    * Waivers

    2:30-2:40                    
    Coffee/Soft Drink Break

    2:40-4:15                    

    IMMIGRATING TO THE UNITED STATES: EMPLOYMENT-BASED

    Speakers: Allen E. Kaye, Esq.; Deborah J. Notkin, Esq.

    * Labor Certification: PERM; Audits; Supervised Recruitment; Backlogs, Key FAQs’s and BALCA Decisions

    * Non-Labor Certification Petitions, the EB1 Categories; National Interest Waivers; Schedule A

    * Processing Considerations: Concurrent Filing; Consular Processing; Portability

    * Other Employment Categories: Religious Workers, Investors

    * Managing Time Expectations of Clients

    4:15-5:20                    

    ASYLEES, REFUGEES, AND SPECIAL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

    Speakers: Jeffrey A. Heller, Esq.; Walter H. Ruehle, Esq.

    * Asylum and Refugee Claims, Timing and Deadline Issues, Bona Fide Applications, Benefits

    * How a Case Moves Through the System

    * Eligibility for Refugee/Asylee Status

    * Special Programs: DACA, TPS, NACARA, etc.

    5:20-5:30                    
    AUDIENCE QUESTIONS

    5:30 p.m.                    

    ADJOURNMENT

     

    Day Two - May 7, 2014

    8:15-8:45 a.m.            
    REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

    8:45-9:15                    
    LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
    Speaker: Muzaffar Chishti, Esq. 

    9:15-10:15                  
    INADMISSIBILITY AND REMOVABILITY
    Speakers: Michael E. Piston, Esq.; Joanne Macri, Esq.; Hon. Alice Segal

    * Substantive Grounds

    * Proceedings – An Overview: Notices to Appear, Burden of Proof and Evidentiary Rules and Fifth Amendment Concerns

    * Waivers

    * Inspection and Expedited Removal

    * The Patriot Act, National Security and Related Issues

    * Getting to Federal Court

    10:15-10:25                
    Coffee Break

    10:25-12:00 noon       
    CRIMES, THE IMMIGRATION PRACTITIONER AND THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTITIONER
    Speakers: Kerry William Bretz, Esq.; Labe M. Richman, Esq.; Manuel D. Vargas, Esq.; Hon. Roger F. Sagerman                 

    * Coordination between the Immigration Practitioner and the Criminal Defense Practitioner

    * Classifying the Crime:  Moral Turpitude, Aggravated Felonies and Other Crimes

    * DWI, Drugs, Domestic Violence, Theft

    * Effect of Plea Bargains and Convictions

    * Waivers and other Strategies, Detention Issues

    * Previous Convictions, and the Criminal Defense Practitioner’s Role

    * Post Conviction Relief

    * What Makes a Good Padilla Motion  

    12:00-1:10 p.m.          
    LUNCH (on your own)

    1:10-2:15                    
    MATRIMONIAL AND IMMIGRATION PRACTITIONERS WORKING TOGETHER
    Speakers: Robert N. Gottfried, Esq.; Noemi E. Masliah, Esq.

    * Coordination between Matrimonial Practitioner and Immigration Practitioner

    * The Fall of DOMA and Opportunities for Same-Sex Couples

    * Marriage, Divorce, and Annulment Issues

    * Battered Spouses and the Violence Against Women Act

    * Impact of Failure to Pay Child Support on Naturalization

    * Does the Immigration Affidavit of Support Survive the Divorce?

    2:15-3:45                    
    IMMIGRATION IN THE WORKPLACE - EMPLOYMENT AND IMMIGRATION LAWYERS WORKING TOGETHER
    Speakers: David Grunblatt, Esq.; Mareza I. Estevez, Esq. 

    * Hiring Issues: Pre-Screening and “Sponsorship” Policies

    * Employment Visa Petitions and Contracts Of Employment

    * Via Status Issues and Employee Rights; Sure Tan and its Progeny

    * Termination: Bona Fide Termination; Recouping Visa Costs; Layoffs and Reductions in Force   

    3:45-3:55                    
    Coffee/Soft Drink Break

    3:55-5:15                    
    KEY IMMIGRATION ISSUES AND CONCEPTS FOR THE CORPORATE PRACTITIONER
    Speakers: Neil S. Dornbaum, Esq.; Ted J. Chiappari, Esq.

    * Infosys

    * Corporate Changes and Due Diligence: Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructuring

    * Dealing with the Foreign National Employee: Policies on Visa Sponsorship

    * Corporate Compliance: Record Keeping Issues – I-9s, H-1Bs, Social Security Numbers

    * Corporate Compliance: Discrimination Issues – Hiring, Firing, Visa Status, Knowledge and Constructive Knowledge

    5:15-5:30                    
    AUDIENCE QUESTIONS

    5:30 p.m.                    
    ADJOURNMENT

     

    Program Faculty

    Planning Chairs and Coordinators (in alphabetical order)

    Margaret A. Catillaz, Esq.
    Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
    Rochester

    David Grunblatt, Esq.
    Proskauer Rose
    Newark, NJ

    Allen E. Kaye, Esq.
    Law Offices of Allen E. Kaye, P.C.
    New York City


    Speakers
    (in alphabetical order) 

    Kerry William Bretz, Esq., Bretz & Coven, LLP, New York City * Jan H. Brown, Esq., Law Offices of Jan H. Brown, P.C., New York City * Margaret A. Catillaz, Esq., Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Rochester * Diane R. Chappell-Daly, Esq., The Law Office of Diane R. Chappell-Daly, Esq., Syracuse * Ted J. Chiappari, Esq., Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP, New York City * Muzaffar Chishti, Esq., Director of Migration Policy Institute’s Office at New York University School of Law, New York City *  Neil S. Dornbaum, Esq., Dornbaum & Peregoy LLC, Newark, NJ * Mareza I. Estevez, Esq., Senior Director - Immigration Attorney, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, Teaneck, NJ * Robert N. Gottfried, Esq., Gottfried & Gottfried, LLP, New York City * David Grunblatt, Esq., Proskauer Rose, Newark, NJ * Jeffrey A. Heller, Esq., Attorney at Law, New York City * Allen E. Kaye, Esq., Law Offices of Allen E. Kaye, P.C., New York City* Joanne Macri, Esq., Director of Regional Initiatives, New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services, Albany * Noemi E. Masliah, Esq., Masliah & Soloway, PC, New York City * Deborah J. Notkin, Esq., Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP, New York City * Frank A. Novak, Esq., Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Rochester * Gayle S. Oshrin, Esq., Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP, New York City * Michael E. Piston, Esq., Of Counsel, Law Offies of Allen P. Kaye, P.C., New York City; Piston & Carpenter, PC, Troy, MI * Labe M. Richman, Esq., Attorney at Law, New York City * Walter H. Ruehle, Esq., Legal Aid Society of Rochester, Rochester * Honorable Roger F. Sagerman, U.S. Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, Fishkill and Napanoch * Hon. Alice Segal, U.S. Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, New York CityClaudia Slovinsky, Esq., Claudia Slovinsky & Associates, PLLC, New York City * Leslie K. L. Thiele, Esq., Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, Albany * Manuel D. Vargas, Esq., Senior Counsel, Immigrant Defense Project, New York City * Allan H. Wernick, Esq., Professor, Baruch College, City University New York (CUNY), Director of CUNY Citizenship Now!, New York City.

     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

    COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

    All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

    Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the “Save As” option under your “File” tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

    Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

     

  • 08 May
    CPLR Update 2014 NYC
    CONVENE 730 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017
    CONVENE
    730 Third Avenue

     

     

    Thursday, May 8, 2014
    5:00 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.
     

    CONVENE
    730 Third Avenue
    New York, NY 10017

    Not Able to Attend in Person?
    A Live Webcast Option is Available Friday, March 21, 2014

     

    4.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics
    * Newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) must attend the program in-person to earn New York MCLE credit.

     

    Featuring: David Paul Horowitz, Esq., Ressler & Ressler

    Program Description
    This program is the fourth annual update on New York Civil Practice rules and decisions delivered state-wide by David Paul Horowitz. Mr. Horowitz will discuss recent developments in New York civil practice, flagging problems, suggesting solutions, and focusing on best practices. Topics include ethics, the new uniform notice of claim statute, statutes of limitations, jurisdiction, pleadings, electronic and other disclosure developments, evidence, motion practice, and trials, emphasizing the practical impact of recent case and statutory developments.

    A must-attend program for New York practitioners.

     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 08 May
    DWI on Trial - Big Apple XIV 2014
    Affinia Manhattan 371 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001
    Affinia Manhattan
    371 Seventh Avenue

     

    Thursday, May 8, 2014
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    7.5 MCLE Credits: 5.5 Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 Skills; 1.0 Ethics

    Affinia Manhattan
    371 Seventh Avenue at 31st Street
    New York, NY  10001-3984
    (212) 563-1800

    Not Able to Attend in Person?
    A Live Webcast Option is Available


    Program Chair:
    Peter Gerstenzang, Senior Partner
    , Gerstenzang, O'Hern, Hickey, Sills & Gerstenzang, Albany, NY

    Co-sponsors:
    Criminal Justice Section; Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    Program Description:
    The New York State Bar Association Bar Association is pleased to present the Fourteenth Annual “DWI on Trial” seminar in New York City.

    This program will feature highly renowned national lecturers covering a broad range of important topics of interest and applicability in the defense of DWI cases.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from nationally recognized speakers on key issues of DWI defense!

    Registration for the live program is limited, and early registration is highly recommended.

    Who Should Attend:
    Attorneys who handle DWI Defense; Attorneys who want to expand their practice to include DWI Defense; Prosecutors; Personal Injury Attorneys


    Agenda

    8:30 – 9:00 a.m.     REGISTRATION (Outside Meeting Room)

    9:00 – 9:10 a.m.     WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

    9:10 – 10:25 a.m.     I. USING THEIR TESTS TO PROVE SOBRIETY

    10:25 – 10:35 a.m.     BREAK

    10:35 – 11:25 a.m.     II. JURY SELECTION-A DIFFERENT APPROACH

    11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.     III. HOW TO HANDLE A HOMICIDE

    12:15 – 1:15 p.m.     LUNCH (on your own)

    1:15 – 2:05 p.m.     IV. HANDLING REFUSALS

    2:05 – 2:55 p.m.     V. CROSS-EXAMINATION-YOUR CHANCE TO TESTIFY

    2:55 – 3:05 p.m.     BREAK

    3:05 – 3:55 p.m.     VI. DIGGING UP THE DRT

    3:55 – 4:45 p.m.     VII. TOO MUCH VERMOUTH IN MY MARTINI-AND MORE SERIOUS BAR COMPLAINTS

    5:00 p.m.     ADJOURNMENT


    Faculty

    Donald J. Bartell, Partner, Bartell & Hensel, Riverside, CA
    Edward L. Fiandach, Esq., Fiandach & Fiandach, Rochester, NY
    Peter Gerstenzang, Senior Partner, Gerstenzang, O'Hern, Hickey, Sills & Gerstenzang, Albany, NY
    William Kirk, Partner, Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff, Seattle, WA
    Christine A. Koehler, Partner, Koehler & Riddick, LLC, Atlanta, GA
    James Nesci, Managing Partner, Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC, Tucson, Arizona
    Thomas J. O’Hern, Senior Partner, Gerstenzang, O'Hern, Hickey, Sills & Gerstenzang, Albany, NY

    *CLE Coupons and comp passes NOT accepted

    NYSBA Members: $275
    Non Members: $375
    Note: Registration fees increase 10 days prior to the program date.
     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 09 May
    Advanced Insurance Coverage BUFF
    Holiday Inn Amherst 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd Buffalo, NY 14228
    Holiday Inn Amherst
    1881 Niagara Falls Blvd

     

    Friday, May 9, 2014

    Holiday Inn Amherst
    1881 Niagara Falls Blvd.
    Amherst, NY 14228
    (716) 691-8181
     

    7.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics

    Overall Program Co Chairs:
    Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Resident Partner
    , Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Melville, NY
    Joanna M. Roberto, Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Garden City, NY

    Co-sponsors:
    The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

    Program Description
    This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will explore a number of complex substantive and procedural issues in the insurance coverage area.  This opportunity to gain insights on hot button insurance coverage issues from highly respected insurance law practitioners is not to be missed! 

    Who Should Attend:  Insurance company attorneys; Civil Litigators: Plaintiff and Defense 


    Agenda

    8:30 – 9:00 a.m.     Registration

    9:00 – 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction

    9:10 – 10:00 a.m.     Update on Additional Insurance Decisions: Adding Or Subtracting Coverage?

    10:00 – 10:50 a.m.     The Discovery Dilemma: To Disclose Or Not To Disclose

    10:50 – 11:00 a.m.     Break

    11:00 – 11:50 a.m.     Construction Defect Coverage

    11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)

    1:00 – 1:50 p.m.     UM/SUM Coverage Update

    1:50 – 2:40 p.m.     Mind The Gap With Policy Exclusions

    2:40 – 2:50 p.m.     Break

    2:50 – 3:40 p.m.     The Before And After of K2 Investment Group LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co.

    3:40 – 4:30 p.m.     Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going: Top 20 Decisions of 2013 and Their Impact on 2014

    4:30 p.m.     Adjournment


    Faculty:

    Local Planning Chair:
    Brian R. Biggie, Partner, Goldberg Segalla, LLP, Buffalo, NY


    Panel Members:
    Timothy E. Delahunt, Managing Partner, Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, Buffalo, NY * Leigh A. Lieberman, Associate, Sugarman Law Firm LLP, Syracuse, NY * Jennifer A. Ehman, Associate, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Buffalo, New York * Thomas P. Cunningham, Managing Partner, Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham & Coppola LLC, Buffalo, NY * Kevin E. Loftus, Member, Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer & Monte, P.C., Buffalo, NY * Steven E. Peiper, Member, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Buffalo, NY * Fallyn B. Cavalieri, Associate, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, NY * Clayton D. Waterman, Associate, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, NY. 

    NYSBA Members $150
    Non Members $250
    Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 09 May
    The New Uniform Guardianship Act in New York and Art. 81 ALB
    New York State Bar Association 1 Elk Street Albany, NY 12207
    New York State Bar Association
    1 Elk Street

     

    Co-Sponsors:

    Elder Law and Special Needs Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

     

    4.0 Total Credits in professional practice and/or practice management for all attorneys.
     

    The speakers at this important half-day program will discuss the new Article 83 of the Mental Hygiene Law, which is effective in New York on April 21, 2014.  They will also discuss advising Article 81 guardians and SNT trustees after they have been appointed by the court and recent case law developments.

    Article 83 of the Mental Hygiene Law is the New York version of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act.  New York is the thirty-seventh state to adopt this statute.  Its purpose is to prevent or minimize interstate jurisdictional disputes in adult guardianship cases.  It should make the litigation of interstate guardianship issues simpler and less expensive.

    The first half of the program will be devoted to Article 83.  Issues that will be discussed include the basic structure of the statute, its applicability to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law and Article 17A of the Surrogates Court Procedure Act, and litigation problems that may arise under the statute.

    The program’s second half will focus on advising Article 81 guardians and SNT trustees after they have been appointed by the court and recent case law developments.

    The program faculty members are experienced elder law and guardianship attorneys who will offer practical and useful guidance in this rapidly changing area.

     

    Program Agenda

    8:30-9:00 a.m.
    REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

    9:00-9:50
    ARTICLE 83: THE UNIFORM ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDING JURISDICTION ACT (PART I)

    9:50-10:40
    ARTICLE 83: THE UNIFORM ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDING JURISDICTION ACT (PART II)

    10:40-10:55
    Coffee Break

    10:55-11:45
    ADVISING ARTICLE 81 GUARDIANS AND SNT TRUSTEES AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY THE COURT   

    11:45-12:35 p.m.
    ARTICLE 81 DEVELOPMENTS: RECENT CASES

    12:35 p.m.
    ADJOURNMENT


    Albany Faculty

    Robert P. Mascali, Esq. (Chair, Moderator and Speaker)
    Pierro Law Group, LLC
    Latham

    Sara E. Meyers, Esq.
    Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
    White Plains

    Ira Salzman, Esq.
    Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP
    New York City


    Program Planning Co-Chairs

    Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq.
    Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
    Great Neck

    Ira Salzman, Esq.
    Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP
    New York City


    Co-Chairs, Legal Education Committee, Section on Elder Law and Special Needs

    Anthony J. Enea, Esq.
    Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP
    White Plains

    T. David Stapleton, Jr., Esq.
    Karpinski, Stapleton & Tehan, P.C.
    Auburn


    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

    COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

    All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

    Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the "Save As" option under your "File" tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

    Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 09 May
    Advanced Insurance Coverage ALB
    Holiday Inn Albany - Wolf Road 205 Wolf Road Albany, NY 12205
    Holiday Inn Albany - Wolf Road
    205 Wolf Road

     

    Friday, May 9, 2014

    PLEASE NOTE:  NEW LOCATION -- Program has been moved to the Holiday Inn Albany -- Wolf Road!

    Holiday Inn Albany -- Wolf Road
    205 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY 12205
     

    7.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics

    Overall Program Co Chairs:
    Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Resident Partner
    , Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Melville, NY
    Joanna M. Roberto, Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Garden City, NY

    Co-sponsors:
    The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

    Program Description
    This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will explore a number of complex substantive and procedural issues in the insurance coverage area.  This opportunity to gain insights on hot button insurance coverage issues from highly respected insurance law practitioners is not to be missed! 

    Who Should Attend:  Insurance company attorneys; Civil Litigators: Plaintiff and Defense


    Agenda

    8:30 – 9:00 a.m.     Registration

    9:00 – 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction

    9:10 – 10:00 a.m.     Update on Additional Insurance Decisions: Adding Or Subtracting Coverage?

    10:00 – 10:50 a.m.     The Discovery Dilemma: To Disclose Or Not To Disclose

    10:50 – 11:00 a.m.     Break

    11:00 – 11:50 a.m.     Construction Defect Coverage

    11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)

    1:00 – 1:50 p.m.     UM/SUM Coverage Update

    1:50 – 2:40 p.m.     Mind The Gap With Policy Exclusions

    2:40 – 2:50 p.m.     Break

    2:50 – 3:40 p.m.     The Before And After of K2 Investment Group LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co.

    3:40 – 4:30 p.m.     Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going: Top 20 Decisions of 2013 and Their Impact on 2014

    4:30 p.m.     Adjournment


    Faculty:

    Local Planning Chair:
    Anthony J. Piazza, Partner, Hiscock & Barclay LLP, Rochester, NY


    Panel Members:
    Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Resident Partner, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Melville, NY * Edward B. Flink, Partner, Flink Smith LLC, Albany, NY * James J. Gascon, Partner, Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLCP, Syracuse, NY * Jean F. Gerbini, Of Counsel, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, Albany, NY * Robert J. Permutt, Assistant General Counsel, Nationwide Insurance, Elmsford, NY * Mirna M. Santiago, Of Counsel, White Fleischner & Fino, LLP, White Plains, NY.

     

    NYSBA Members $150
    Non Members $250
    Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 09 May
    Matrimonial Trial Institute V: Trial of a Custody Case WC
    Elmwood Country Club 850 Dobbs Ferry Road White Plains, NY 10607
    Elmwood Country Club
    850 Dobbs Ferry Road

     

    Co-Sponsors
    Family Law Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    6.5 Total Credits: 5.5 skills; 1.0 professional practice and/or practice management for all attorneys.

    In response to many requests from recent program attendees, the Family Law Section is pleased to present a full-day “Trial of a Custody Case” program which will be almost all demonstration by experienced matrimonial lawyers performing direct and cross examinations of a mother, father, and custody expert in a simulated child custody case. New York judges on the faculty will rule on the attorneys’ questioning and on evidentiary issues, when necessary, in the course of this simulated trial.

    The faculty will convey recommended techniques in preparing for and trying a custody case. You will hear from the custody expert on how the report is prepared. The judge on the panel will review his/her role and the judge’s conduct of the Lincoln hearing in which the child (with the attorney for the child present) may be questioned by the judge in camera.

    Substantial time has been built into the program for audience questions and panel discussion by the faculty. The program also includes the useful review of the latest cases and trends in matrimonial law.

    The fact pattern that forms the basis of the program, along with the custody expert’s report, will be distributed to registrants so they may follow the proceedings.

    This "custody trial" program continues the innovative CLE offerings of the Family Law Section and is full of practical guidance. This course will provide you with a fresh look at proven approaches, techniques and styles of successful matrimonial lawyers in custody cases.
     

    Program Agenda

    8:30-9:00 a.m.
    REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

    9:00-9:50
    RECENT DECISIONS, NEW LEGISLATION AND DEVELOPING TRENDS IN MATRIMONIAL LAW

    9:50-10:50
    DIRECT AND CROSS EXAMINATION OF THE MOTHER: A DEMONSTRATION (includes 10 minutes of Audience Questions and Answers)

    10:50-11:05
    COFFEE BREAK

    11:05-12:05 p.m.
    DIRECT AND CROSS EXAMINATION OF THE FATHER: A DEMONSTRATION (includes 10 minutes of Audience Questions and Answers)

    12:05-12:30
    THE FORENSIC REPORT AND EVALUATOR (A presentation by the Expert)

    12:30-1:45
    LUNCH (on your own)

    1:45-3:15
    DIRECT AND CROSS EXAMINATION OF THE CUSTODY EVALUATOR/EXPERT: A DEMONSTRATION (includes 15 minutes of Audience Questions and Answers)

    3:15-3:30
    COFFEE/SOFT DRINK BREAK

    3:30-3:55
    THE JUDGE’S ROLE AND THE IN CAMERA QUESTIONING OF THE CHILD (THE LINCOLN HEARING)

    3:55-4:20
    PANEL DISCUSSION AND AUDIENCE QUESTIONS WITH THE JUDGE, CUSTODY EXPERT AND LAWYERS

    4:20 p.m.
    ADJOURNMENT
     

    Program Chair and Moderator

    Henry S. Berman, Esq.
    Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub PC
    White Plains

    Speakers (in alphabetical order)

    Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq.
    Braunstein & Zuckerman Esqs.
    White Plains

    Mitchell Y. Cohen, Esq.
    Johnson & Cohen, LLP
    White Plains

    Hon. Linda Christopher
    Supreme Court Justice, Westchester County
    White Plains

    Frances DeThomas, Esq.
    Tyre & DeThomas, P.C.
    Rye

    Stephen P. Herman, M.D.
    Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    Private Practice of Forensic Child and Adult Psychiatry
    New York City

    Martin T. Johnson, Esq.
    Johnson & Cohen, LLP
    Pearl River

    Kieth I. Rieger, Esq.
    Rieger & Fried, LLP
    Garden City
     

    Program Planning Committee (in alphabetical order)

    Joan Casilio Adams, Esq.
    J. Adams & Associates, PLLC
    Williamsville

    Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq.
    Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC
    Garden City

    Henry S. Berman, Esq.
    Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub p.c.
    White Plains

    Martin T. Johnson, Esq.
    Johnson & Cohen, LLP
    Pearl River

    Peter R. Stambleck, Esq.
    Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP
    New York City

    Bruce J. Wagner, Esq.
    McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
    Albany
     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

    COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

    All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

    Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the “Save As” option under your “File” tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

    Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

  • 12 May
    Effective Trust Planning and Drafting Part Two - Session I
    New York State Bar Association One Elk Street Albany, NY 12207
    New York State Bar Association
    One Elk Street

     

     

    Effective Trust Planning and Drafting: Doing the Best for Your Client (Session I: Trusts for Infants)

    Co-Sponsors
    NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section
    NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section
    NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education

     
    1.5 MCLE Credits for Each Session
    Each session in this advanced-level series has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, except those who are newly admitted (less than 24 months).

    Picking up from last fall's successful trust planning presentations, we are pleased to offer a new series of webcasts that will focus on four different types of trusts that are suitable for a client's particular circumstances and goals that are revealed by the lawyer's skillful interviewing and counseling. This first session is on Trusts for Infants.

    As with last fall, this series will build your "toolbox" of estate/trust planning approaches by addressing several different trusts that are suitable for a client's particular circumstances and goals that are revealed by the lawyer's skillful interviewing and counseling.

    In four separate sessions, the speakers will share techniques on how to communicate with clients and present reasonable alternatives, in addition to how to prepare the final trust document.  What information must we necessarily have in order to properly advise the client?  Only after the information gathering and analysis can the attorney reasonably look to the preparation of documents.  What then goes into the design of the documents and their drafting? The experienced speakers in this series will share successful techniques for planning for the individual client's situation as well as their recommendations on drafting the resulting trusts. 

    Later sessions this spring and summer in this series will be: Charitable Trusts on May 21; Generation-Skipping Trusts on June 2; and Estate Tax Trusts on July 18. Save 15% off each session by signing up for all four - NYSBA Member: $255 for all four | Non-member: $595 for all four | Student: $100 for all four. Call our Service Center at 1.800.582.2452 to register for all four sessions at these special prices.


    Series Overall Planning Chair
    Michael E. O'Connor, Esq.,
    DeLaney & O'Connor LLP, Syracuse

     

    SESSION I.TRUSTS FOR INFANTS
    May 12, 2014, Noon to 1:15 p.m.
    (Registration for live webcast or in-person attendance at The Bar Center, One Elk Street, Albany, NY available for this session; registration for in-person attendance opens at 11:30 a.m.)
    2503(c) trusts for minors, issues in having multiple minors share in a single trust, such as the oldest child getting all the money for college before the others get anything; alternatives such as 529 Plans that might be suggested to clients to avoid the trust altogether. Sprinkling trusts vs. separate trusts; when should things be left to sprinkle among multiple children, and then when should it be separated so that it no longer sprinkles? Why? What are appropriate ages?
    Magdalen Gaynor, Esq., Attorney at Law, New York City and White Plains


    Remember, other sessions this spring and summer will be:

    May 21, 2014
    II. CHARITABLE TRUSTS
    Hon. Eugene E. Peckham, Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, Former Broome County Surrogate, Binghamton


    June 2, 2014
    III.GENERATION-SKIPPING TRUSTS
    Martin R. Goodman, Esq., Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP, New York City


    July 18, 2014
    IV. ESTATE TAX TRUSTS
    Philip L. Burke, Esq., Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, Rochester

    Go to these Event pages at our website or call our Service Center at 1-800-582-2452 for further information, to register and to save 20% by registering for all four!
     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

    COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

    All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

    Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the "Save As" option under your "File" tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

    Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

     

  • 13 May
    The New Uniform Guardianship Act in New York and Art. 81 NYC
    New York's Hotel Pennsylvania 401 7th Avenue New York, NY 10001
    New York's Hotel Pennsylvania
    401 7th Avenue

     

    Co-Sponsors:
    Elder Law and Special Needs Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

     Can’t attend in person? The program at this location is also available via simultaneous live webcast option.
    Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.

    4.0 Total Credits in professional practice and/or practice management for all attorneys.
     

    The speakers at this important half-day program will discuss the new Article 83 of the Mental Hygiene Law, which is effective in New York on April 21, 2014.  They will also discuss advising Article 81 guardians and SNT trustees after they have been appointed by the court and recent case law developments.

    Article 83 of the Mental Hygiene Law is the New York version of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act.  New York is the thirty-seventh state to adopt this statute.  Its purpose is to prevent or minimize interstate jurisdictional disputes in adult guardianship cases.  It should make the litigation of interstate guardianship issues simpler and less expensive.

    The first half of the program will be devoted to Article 83.  Issues that will be discussed include the basic structure of the statute, its applicability to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law and Article 17A of the Surrogates Court Procedure Act, and litigation problems that may arise under the statute.

    The program’s second half will focus on advising Article 81 guardians and SNT trustees after they have been appointed by the court and recent case law developments.

    The program faculty members are experienced elder law and guardianship attorneys who will offer practical and useful guidance in this rapidly changing area.

     

    Program Agenda

    8:30-9:00 a.m.
    REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

    9:00-9:50
    ARTICLE 83: THE UNIFORM ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDING JURISDICTION ACT (PART I)

    9:50-10:40
    ARTICLE 83: THE UNIFORM ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDING JURISDICTION ACT (PART II)

    10:40-10:55
    Coffee Break

    10:55-11:45
    ADVISING ARTICLE 81 GUARDIANS AND SNT TRUSTEES AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY THE COURT   

    11:45-12:35 p.m.
    ARTICLE 81 DEVELOPMENTS: RECENT CASES

    12:35 p.m.
    ADJOURNMENT
     

    New York City Faculty

    Anthony J. Enea, Esq. (Chair and Moderator)
    Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP
    White Plains

    Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq.
    Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
    Great Neck

    Sara E. Meyers, Esq.
    Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
    White Plains

    Joan L. Robert, Esq.
    Kassoff, Robert & Lerner LLP
    Rockville Centre

    Ira Salzman, Esq.
    Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP
    New York City


    Program Planning Co-Chairs

    Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq.
    Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
    Great Neck

    Ira Salzman, Esq.
    Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP
    New York City
     

    Co-Chairs, Legal Education Committee, Section on Elder Law and Special Needs

    Anthony J. Enea, Esq.
    Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP
    White Plains

    T. David Stapleton, Jr., Esq.
    Karpinski, Stapleton & Tehan, P.C.
    Auburn

     

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

    COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

    All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

    Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the "Save As" option under your "File" tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

    Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

     

  • 14 May
    P/S-Easement Law in New York (LI)
    Melville Marriott 1350 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747
    Melville Marriott
    1350 Walt Whitman Road

     
    PROGRAM LOCATION
     
    Melville Marriott | 1350 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, NY 11747 | (631) 423-1600
     
    3.5 TOTAL CREDITS (3.5 professional practice)
     
    This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
    NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
     
    BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
    • Learn how easements are created both expressly and impliedly
    • Learn how to distinguish easements from other interests in real property
    • Learn how to differentiate between permissible and impermissible uses of easements
    • Learn the legal standard necessary to relocate an existing easement
    • Learn how to identify whether an easement has been extinguished.
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
     
    This half-day course provides an overview of the types of easements recognized in New York and the requisite elements necessary to establish each type as well as how to distinguish easements from licenses or other interests in real property.   This course will also overview the methods by which easements can be used, maintained, relocated, transferred or extinguished pursuant to New York State Law.   Topics to be addressed include: the creation of express easements by reservation or by grant, permanent easements, temporary easements, easements in gross, implied easements, paper street easements and prescriptive easements as well as maintenance, repair and improvements to easements, obstruction and interference with easements, and the extinguishment of easements by adverse possession, conveyance, condemnation, or abandonment.  
     
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • Real Estate Attorneys
    • Real Property Attorneys
    • Estate Attorneys
    • Litigation Counsel
    • Land Surveyors
    • Title Abstractors
    • Engineers
    • Those attorneys who represent sellers and purchasers of real property including attorneys who represent estates, which may convey real property, as well as title company attorneys and those attorneys whose clients are land developers creating subdivisions with private and/or public roads.  This course would also be valuable to litigation attorneys that handle real property disputes or that handle the malpractice claims of real estate attorneys, title companies and land surveyors.
    AGENDA
     
    8:30 – 9:00 a.m.      REGISTRATION 
     
    PART ONE
     
    9:00 – 10:30
     
    1. INTRODUCTION
     
    2. TYPES OF EASEMENTS
     
    3. CREATION AND EXISTENCE OF EASEMENTS
     
    10:30 – 10:45      BREAK
     
    PART 2
     
    10:45 – 12:15 p.m.
     
    5. INTRODUCTION
     
    6. USE OF EASEMENTS
     
    7. INTERFERENCE WITH EASEMENTS
     
    8. TRANSFER OF EASEMENTS
     
    9. EXTINGUISHMENT OF EASEMENTS
     
    12:15 p.m.      ADJOURNMENT

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Laura E. Ayers, Esq., was admitted to the New York State Bar in January of 2004 and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in March of 2004.   In February of 2004 Laura joined an experienced solo practitioner to form a law firm in Montgomery County where she was a partner until May of 2010.  Within six weeks of being admitted to the New York State Bar, Laura was conducting the direct examination of witnesses during a trial in a Schoharie County Supreme Court action regarding access to property over the Old Lansing Turnpike aka Horey Road in the Towns of Blenhiem and Gilboa, Schoharie County.
    Working in a small, two attorney firm provided Laura with the opportunity for immediate court experience and to develop valuable legal skills, which would have taken years to receive in other employment situations.  Laura has learned the value of developing personal relationships with her clients and maintaining frequent interaction with them from the commencement of any given case through its conclusion.
     
    Laura has handled property cases in 26 of the 62 Counties of the State of New York.  Laura is an active member of the New York State Bar Association - Environmental Law section and Real Property section. Laura is also a member of the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce.
     
    Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).  Laura majored in Biochemistry/Biophysics with a concentration in Literature.   In 2000 Laura enrolled at Albany Law School of Union University where she received her Juris Doctor degree in 2003.  
     
    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
    Course Materials for NYSBA CLE Programs Are Now Distributed electronically!  For more information, go to www.nysba.org/ECM

    Co-sponsored by the Municipal Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

  • 15 May
    Telehealth and Telemedicine
    Moses & Singer The Chrysler Building New York, NY 10174-1299
    Moses & Singer
    The Chrysler Building
    405 Lexington Avenue

     

    12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
    Law Office of Moses & Singer
    The Chrysler Building
    405 Lexington Avenue Between 42nd and 43rd Streets
    New York, NY 10174-1299
     
    Live webcast option available!
     
    2.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice
     
    Program Description:
    A recent study found that the market for telehealth services is projected to grow globally at an annual rate of over 15% from 2013 to 2018, with a $35.1 billion industry projected by 2018. This panel is the first in a series looking at telehealth and telemedicine in New York State.  The speakers will be addressing the benefits of, roadblocks to and possible next steps toward better telehealth services in the State.   The faculty will also provide perspectives from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Legislature.
     
    Topics to be Discussed:
    - The difference between telehealth and telemedicine
    - How can telemedicine be used to improve health care in New York?
    - Roadblocks and possible solutions in adopting telehealth
    - Telehealth issues being considered by the New York State Department of Health
    - Legislative efforts in the New York State Legislature 
     
    Who should attend:
    Health law attorneys; Attorneys representing practitioners and facilities that may utilize telehealth and telemedicine services. 
     
    Agenda
     
    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      Registration
     
    12:00 p.m.     Welcome
     
    12:00 p.m.  – 12:30 p.m.     Overview of Telehealth and Telemedicine
     
    12:30 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.     Telehealth Issues Considered by the New York State Department of Health
     
    1:05 – 1:40 p.m.     Legislative Efforts in the New York State Assembly
     
    1:40 – 2:00 p.m.     Q&A
     
    2:00 p.m.     Adjournment
     
     
     
    Faculty
     
    Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Chair, Health Committee, New York State Assembly
    Samuel J. Servello, Partner, Moses & Singer, LLP
    Rae Ann Vitali, Health Program Administrator, New York State Department of Health
     
     
    $95 member / $195 non-member
    Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to program.

    ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.