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May 2014
  • 19

    Considering Next Steps - Proactive Career and Life Planning

     


    Considering Next Steps - Proactive Career and Life Planning for Baby Boomers

    What Have You Done and What Can You Do to Make the Post Mid-Life Transition Easier

    Co-Sponsored by the Senior Lawyers Section and the Committee on Lawyers in Transition

    Monday, May 19, 2014
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     
    Nixon Peabody LLP
    437 Madison Avenue (Between 49th and 50th)
    New York, NY 10022-7039
     
    Walter Burke, Esq., Burke & Casserly, P.C.(ret.), Albany, NY
    Rosemary Byrne, Esq., Step-By-Step Coaching LLC, Englewood, NJ
    Stephen R. Stern, Esq., Law Offices of Stephen R. Stern, P.C., Melville, NY
     

    Registration Fees:
    Live NYSBA Member - Free
    Live Non Member - $25.00
    The webcast is free for NYSBA Members and Non Members

  • 22

    Legal Education Convocation on the Profession

     

    The NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, together with the Pace Judicial Institute, are sponsoring: A Joint Convocation on “The Coming Changes to Legal Education: Ensuring Professional Values." The Convocation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the New York State Judicial Institute, 84 North Broadway, White Plains, New York, on the campus of Pace University School of Law, on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

    Click here  to view the program.

    MCLE Credits will be provided. There is no charge for participating, but registration is required. For further information and to register, contact Kristi DiPaolo at  kdipaolo@ingermansmith.com

Jun 2014
  • 16

    Lawyers Helping Lawyers Volunteer Training

    M LAPSPRNYC 2014-06-16 2014-06-16 New York NY New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY <br />New York City Bar Association<br />42 West 44th Street<br /> 2.0 3.0 <br/><br/>

  • 19-20

    Executive Committee Meeting

    O EXECJ14 2014-06-19 2014-06-20 Cooperstown NY THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014 – 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. and FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 - 7:30 A.M. to NOON

  • 21

    House of Delegates Meeting

    O HODJ14 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 Cooperstown NY Meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled to run until 12:45 p.m.

Sep 2014
  • 10

    Buying or Selling a Law Practice - Fall 2014 LPM CLE Program
    $75 Members | $175 Non-Members
     
    CLE Program and Live Webcast
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | White Plains
    2.0 MCLE Ethics Credits 
     
    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association
     
    Program Location
    BNY Mellon | 701 Westchester Avenue | White Plains, NY 10604
     
    Overall Planning Chair
    Nat Wasserstein, JD, MBA, CFE, Lindenwood Associates, LLC
     
    Speakers
    Deborah Scalise, Esq.Scalise & Hamilton, LLP
    Robert L. Ostertag, Esq., Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner
    Howard Fielstein CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CIRA, CTP, ASA, CitrinCooperman
    Jennifer C. Friedman, Esq., Pace Law School, Public Interest Law Center


    Agenda
    8:30 a.m.                          Registration & Continental Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.      Welcome and Introduction
    9:10 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.      Winding up a Law Firm
                                                        - No Reason to Die at Our Desks
                                                        - Your Clients’ Interests
                                                        - Designating an Assisting/Closing Attorney
                                                        - OCA Oversight/Administrative Board
                                                        - Trust Accounts
                                                        - Should You Plan for Your Death
                                                        - Liability, Asset (What is your Law Practice?)
     
    9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.      Buyers and Sellers
                                                        - Motivation (Voluntary or Involuntary?)
                                                        - Ethical Concerns for Both Sides
                                                        - Duty of Competency
                                                        - Secrets and Confidences
                                                        - Due Diligence
                                                        - Conflicts
                                                        - Non-Competes (must be reasonable)
                                                        - Notification
                                                        - Caveat Emptor
                                                        - Client Transition Plan 
     
    9:55 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.      Valuing a Law Firm                      
                                                        - Book value, Market Value, and Goodwill
                                                        - Problem with Comparable Sales
                                                        - Rules of Thumb – there is none
                                                        - Taxonomy Problem
                                                        - Practice v. Professional Goodwill
                                                        - Cash-Flow and Client Retention
     
    10:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.     Going Solo: Starting Up or Buying In?
                                                         - Law Firm Incubators
                                                         - Residency for Law School Grads
                                                         - Mentor/Mentee 
                                                         - Practice Transition Opportunities
                                                         - Sample Deal 
     
    10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.     Question and Answer Session
     
    Learn more about Law Practice Management resources | www.nysba.org/LPM
     
     
  • 10-12

    2014 Partnership Conference

     

    Moving Towards Civil Gideon
    2014 Partnership Conference

    Wednesday Affinity Group Meetings

    For individuals who are only attending Wednesday meetings please click HERE to download the Wednesday registration form or call the Service Center at 800-582-2452.

    Do to overwhelming interest in this year's conference many workshops have sold out. You can only register for the workshops listed below.

    The Denison Ray Dinner is SOLD OUT

  • 11

    Using Your JD To Your Advantage Free LIT Webcast
    Free Webcast and Live Program to NYSBA Members
     
     
    Using Your JD to Your Advantage: Non-Traditional Career Paths
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. .
     
    Albany Law School
    2000 Building - Room 200
    80 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany, NY 12208
     
    Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition of the New York State Bar Association
     
    While many people who earn their JD head to traditional practice in law firms or government, many others find satisfying careers in fields where their JDs are truly an advantage. These fields can range from financial planning to consulting, compliance and government work. This program will provide information on potential paths to change or start your career – from panelists who have been there.
     
     
    Panelists
    Johanne Floser, Client Manager | Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, PC
    Jennifer Walters, Director, Center for Career and Professional Development | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) 
    Tara Venditte, Technical Director, The Ayco Company L.P. |  A Goldman Sachs Company

     
    Please Note: This program does not carry MCLE credit
     

     
    If you have questions about this event, please contact:

    Katherine Suchocki, Staff Liaison to LIT, ksuchocki@nysba.org or 518-487-5590

    To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
     
    To learn more about the Committee on Lawyers in Transition, visit www.nysba.org/LIT
     
     
  • 29

    Free Networking Breakfast Lawyers in Transition
    Free Networking Breakfast
     
     
    The Verdict is in: Your Safety NET WORKS!
    Monday, September 29, 2014 |
    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
     
    Keane & Beane, P.C.
    445 Hamilton Avenue
    Suite 1500
    White Plains, NY 10601

     
    Sponsored by
    The New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition 
    The Westchester Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
     
     

    Facilitated by
    Marcia Meislin, M.Ed., PCC, LMHC and President, MCM Management Consultants 

     
    As we gear up for the start of new “school year” (September always brings that out in us), it’s a great time to think about developing and nurturing our networks. In a positive and supportive way, Marcia will provide very practical tips about how best to think about networking.  There will also be plenty of time to “talk amongst ourselves.” 
     
     
     

     
    If you have questions about this event, please contact:

    Katherine Suchocki, Staff Liaison to LIT, ksuchocki@nysba.org or 518-487-5590
     
    To learn more about the Committee on Lawyers in Transition, visit www.nysba.org/LIT
     
     
  • 30

    What Makes Lawyers Happy LPM CLE Program

    Special Member Pricing

    $25 Members | $175 Non-Members

    What Makes Lawyers Happy | An LAP Ethics and Professionalism CLE
    Embracing Optimism in a Profession Where Pessimism is Prudent –  What Law Firms Can Do 
     
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    CLE Webcast and Live Program
    State Bar Center | Great Hall
     
    2.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics & Professionalism
     
    This program will examine the best practices for greater career and life satisfaction; you really can’t have one without the other. The speakers will share the vital interplay among personal autonomy, competence and connection with others as the condition precedent for overall wellbeing. The program will review the surprising results of a seminal study on lawyer wellbeing, the science behind positive psychology and the implications for our lives and practices along with practical steps for incorporating these insights in our lives.
     

    The Happy and Productive Lawyer  
    After years of identifying the signs and symptoms of alcoholism, depression, stress and all of what lawyers should be aware of and avoid, it is time for a new and more positive perspective. What if we looked at the underlying causes and conditions of happiness and wellbeing? The first thing we would discover is that there is a significant and growing body of scientific evidence that can point us in the direction of leading more satisfying and productive personal and professional lives. Let’s move toward good health instead of running from dis-EASE.  

     
    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, the Lawyer Assistance Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.
     
     
    Agenda
     
    2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.  Welcome and Introduction
     
    2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  What We Know to be True | A Review of the Krieger Report
     
    Examine the interplay among personal autonomy, competence and connection with others as the condition precedent for overall wellbeing. Overview and analysis of the surprising results of a seminal study on lawyer wellbeing, the science behind positive psychology and the implications.  
     
    ·         Research on What Makes Lawyers Happy
    ·         The Intersection of the Practice of Law and Positive Psychology
     
    Panelists:
    Marian Rice, Esq., L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP
    Lawrence Krieger, Esq., Krieger Law
    Daniel S.  Bowling III, Duke University School of Law
     
    3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.  Break
     
    3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Moving from Knowing to Doing | What Law Firms Can Do
     
    ·         Tips for Finding Happiness
    ·         Embracing Optimism in a Profession where Pessimism is Prudent
    ·         What Law Firms Can Do  

     

    Panelists:
    Patrick McKenna, Esq.
    Daniel S. Bowling III, Duke University School of Law
    Patricia Spataro, LMHC, New York State Bar Association
    Marian Rice, Esq., L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP
     
     
     
    For more information about upcoming Law Practice Management CLE programs, visit www.nysba.org/LPMCLE.
                               

    For questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki, Director, Law Practice Management at 518-487-5590 or ksuchocki@nysba.org.

    To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.

     

Oct 2014
  • 06

    Finding a Job You Love Free LIT Webcast
    Free Webcast and Live Program to NYSBA Members
     
     
    Finding a Job You Love with the JD You Have
    Monday, October 6, 2014 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. .
     
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
    1133 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10036
     
     
    Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition of the New York State Bar Association
     

     
    Speaker
    Liz Brown, JD
    Liz Brown is a business school professor, former law partner, and the author of the groundbreaking book, Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have (Bibliomotion 2013).  Her insights on alternative careers for lawyers have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and the ABA Journal, among other publications.  She has talked about practical strategies for finding rewarding post-law careers on Bloomberg Radio and at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, and many bar associations.    Before changing careers, Liz practiced law at international firms in San Francisco, London, and Boston, advising senior executives at Fortune 500 companies on legal strategies and managing multi-million dollar cases from inception to successful resolution.  Liz graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Bentley University.


     
    Please Note: This program does not carry MCLE credit
     

     
    If you have questions about this event, please contact:

    Katherine Suchocki, Staff Liaison to LIT, ksuchocki@nysba.org or 518-487-5590

    To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
     
    To learn more about the Committee on Lawyers in Transition, visit www.nysba.org/LIT
     
     
  • 17

    Divorce Anniversaries 2014 SYR

     

    Co-Sponsors:

    Family Law Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    4.5 TOTAL CREDITS: 3.0 professional practice; 1.5 skills. This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
     

    Given their impending special anniversaries of passage in the New York legislature, this important half-day course will examine the current status and trends of Equitable Distribution (35 years), the CSSA (25 years), and Maintenance (35 years). The experienced faculty members will analyze not only the current state of the law in these areas, but they will also highlight the practical calculations and strategies the lawyer must consider in advocating for one side or the other in any particular case. The program also includes the useful review of the latest cases, legislation, and trends in all areas of matrimonial law.

     

    Program Agenda

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

    9:00-9:50
    I. RECENT DECISIONS, DEVELOPING TRENDS, NEW LEGISLATION

    9:50-10:40
    II. THE CHILD SUPPORT STANDARDS ACT

        A. Over the Cap

        B. Variance

        C. 2010 Modification Amendments

        D. Pendente Lite  Applications

        E. What is Income? Is Maintenance in the Pro Ratas?

    10:55-12:10 p.m.
    III. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

        A. Enhanced Earning Percentages

        B. Business and Professional Practices Percentages

        C. Percentages Generally

        D. Practical Tips on What to Seek – Maintenance or Equitable Distribution

    12:10-1:00
    IV. MAINTENANCE

        A. Who Is Getting What and for How Long?

        B. Who Gets Lifetime Maintenance?

        C. Trends in Double-Dipping (Grunfeld and Keane)

    1:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

     

    Program Faculty

    Charles P. Inclima, Esq. (Chair, Moderator and Speaker)
    Inclima Law Firm, PLLC
    Rochester

    Deborah K. Field, Esq.
    Field & Custer P.C.
    Jamesville

    Hon. Susan Hamlin Nasci
    Support Magistrate
    Associate Deputy Chief Support Magistrate for UCMS Training
    Onondaga County Family Court
    Syracuse

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

     

    Overall Program Planning Co-Chairs (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

    Charles P. Inclima, Esq.
    Inclima Law Firm, PLLC
    Rochester

    Sophie Jacobi-Parisi, Esq.
    Mayerson Abramowitz & Kahn, LLP
    New York City

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

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

     
    NOT A FAMILY LAW SECTION MEMBER?  JOIN TODAY AND ENJOY VALUABLE BENEFITS.
    - Connect and network with fellow attorneys
    - Enhance your knowledge with Section publications
    - Save 15% on this program!
    Call (800) 582-2452 and join today!

     

    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.

     

    Risk Management 2014 LPM CLE Program Westchester

    $125 NYSBA Member Rate

    Risk Management 2014 | Statewide CLE Program
    Friday, October 17, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Westchester
    4.0 MCLE Ethics Credits  
     
    Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco | 1 Holiday Inn Drive | Mount Kisco, NY 10549
     
     
     
    Overall Planning Chair
    Marian C. Rice, Esq.
    L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP, Garden City, NY
     
    Westchester Local Chair
    Mark E. Housman, Esq.
    Housman & Associates PC, Tarrytown, New York
     
    Speakers
    Jeffrey G. Steinberg, Esq., Steinberg & Cavaliere, LLP
    Andrew S. Kowlowitz, Esq., Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP

     
    Agenda
     
    8:30 a.m.  Registration
     
    9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction
     
    9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Competency in Area of Practice & Insurance Considerations
     
    - Mandatory continuing legal education
    - Referrals and associations with attorneys proficient in area of representation
    - Dangers in office sharing and implied partnerships
    - Graphs/Charts – problematic areas of practice
    - Develop a docket control procedure for appointments and reminders
    - File retention
    - Purchasing the appropriate coverage
    - The insurance application
    - Claims made coverage
    - Coverage for prior acts
    - The importance of proper and timely notice
    - Extended reporting periods/retirement
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
    10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.    Refreshment Break
     
    10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Recognizing and Handling Conflicts of Interest | Proper New Matter/Client Intake
     
    - Maintenance of conflict procedures
    - Lateral hires
    - Identifying the client
    - Conflicts between attorney and client
    - Simultaneous representation of clients with adverse interests
    - Transactions between lawyer and client
    - Conflict between present and former client
    - Representing business organizations
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.    Refreshment Break
     
    11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Effective Client Relations and Resolving Attorney-Client Disputes
     
    - Choosing the client carefully
    - Client’s expectations
    - Informative and truthful communications
    - Statement of Client’s Rights and Responsibilities
    - Importance of the clear, unambiguous written letter of engagement
    - Standardization of engagement, non-engagement & disengagement letters
    - Informed consent
    - Preserving the secrets and confidences of a client
    - Limiting liability to a client
    - How to avoid suits for fees – Fee Arbitration Rules
    - Escrow requirements
    - Importance of documenting a file
    - Resolving attorney-client disputes – Mediation of Attorney-Client Disputes
    - E-mail
    - Proper withdrawal from employment
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.    Relations with Others, Including Partners and Non-Clients
     
    - Integrity in dealing with non-clients – Standards of Civility
    - Intra-firm relationships
    - Dealing with partners
    - Supervisory responsibilities of law firms and attorneys
    - Scope of supervisory responsibility of lawyers
    - Ethical issues facing newly admitted attorneys
    - Stress management and Lawyers’ Assistance Programs
    - The “innocent” partner
    - Lawyer advertising and marketing
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Question and Answer Session
     
    1:00 p.m.   Adjournment
     
     
    Pricing
    NYSBA Members $125 | Non Members $225 | Student Members $45
     
     
    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, Committee on Association Insurance Programs and Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association
     
     
    Learn more about Law Practice Management resources | www.nysba.org/LPM
     

    View the Color Brochure |  www.nysba.org/RiskManagementCLEBrochure

    For questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki, Director, Law Practice Management at 518-487-5590 or ksuchocki@nysba.org.

    To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
     

    Update on Practice in the 2d Circuit Court of Appeals 2014
     

    3.5 MCLE Credits:

    2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.5 Skills
    This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months).
     
     
    * Pick up practical tips designed to enhance the quality of appellate advocacy for both  civil and criminal appeals.
    * Gain useful insight into the inner workings of the court.
    * Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions of the Second Circuit judges on the panel.
     
    Program Co-Sponsors:
    Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education
     
    The New York State Bar Association gratefully acknowledges Counsel Press for participating in this program
     
     
     
     
    The Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction is pleased to offer this timely, half-day course on key elements of successfully handling appeals in the Second Circuit. Designed as a refresher and update for both the experienced federal practitioner and the general litigator who may only occasionally appear in the Second Circuit, the program faculty features Second Circuit Judges, the Clerk of the Court, and experienced appellate practitioners. The program will provide insight into the inner workings of the Court and will emphasize practical tips designed to enhance the quality of appellate advocacy for both civil and criminal appeals in the Second Circuit. The faculty will offer their insight on what they see as current and upcoming issues to be handled by the Court. Registrants will have the opportunity to submit questions for consideration by the faculty – see agenda below.
     
     
    Program Agenda
     
    1:00-1:30 p.m.
    REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)
     
    1:30-1:35
    INTRODUCTION
     
    1:35-2:00
    AN “MRI” OF THE COURT FROM THE CLERK’S OFFICE
         How the clerk's office operates * How briefs and records are processed * How cases are assigned (including for senior judges) * Other basic information that many lawyers may not know exists under the veil. 
     
    2:00-2:30
    CURRENT ISSUES FACING THE COURT
         What's trending? * Why so many rejected e-filings? * Any new rules? * Changes in courthouse procedures or which courthouses are being used? * How sequestration / funding cutbacks have limited court operations * Anything lawyers should know but may be afraid to ask.  
     
    2:30-3:00
    PITFALLS FOR THE UNWARY
          Aspects of federal practice, illustrated by recent cases, where lawyers received an unwelcome surprise * Other errors that have led to dismissal of appeals * Perils of operating in a court of limited subject matter jurisdiction.

    3:00-3:10
    Coffee/Soft Drink Break
     
    3:10-4:40
    ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION BY JUDGES OF THE COURT
    Registrants may submit questions for the judges and lawyers in advance of the program by emailing them to: appcourts@nysba.org As time allows, as many questions as possible will be discussed during the Roundtable Discussion.
     
    4:40 p.m.
    ADJOURNMENT
     
     
    Program Faculty
     
    Chair, Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction
     
    Alan J. Pierce, Esq.
    Hancock Estabrook, LLP
    Syracuse
     
     
    Program Planning Co-Chairs
     
    David H. Tennant, Esq.
    Nixon Peabody LLP
    Rochester
     
    Norman A. Olch, Esq.
    Attorney at Law
    New York City
     
     
    Program Planning Committee Member
     
    Denise A. Hartman, Esq.
    Assistant Solicitor General
    Division of Appeals and Opinions
    Office of the New York Attorney General
    Albany
     
     
    Speakers
     
    Hon. Dennis Jacobs
    United States Circuit Judge
    United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
     
    Hon. Robert D. Sack
    United States Circuit Judge
    United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
     
    Hon. Richard C. Wesley
    United States Circuit Judge
    United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


    Caitlin J. Halligan, Esq.

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    New York City

    Cheryl F. Korman, Esq.
    Rivkin Radler LLP
    Uniondale
     
    Norman A. Olch, Esq.
    Attorney at Law
    New York City
     
    Alan J. Pierce, Esq.
    Hancock Estabrook, LLP
    Syracuse
     
    David H. Tennant, Esq.
    Nixon Peabody LLP
    Rochester 


    Hon. Catherine O'Hagan Wolfe

    Clerk of the Court
    United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


    Prices:

    NYSBA Members: $150

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

     

     
    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.
     

     

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    Succession Planning & Client Transition LPM CLE Webcast

    Special Member Pricing

    $50 NYSBA Members | $150 Non-Members

    Succession Planning and Client Transition
    LPM CLE Webcast

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

    1.5 MCLE Credits

    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

    Featuring Joel A. Rose, a nationally recognized law firm management consultant.   

    Presented by nationally recognized law firm management consultant, Joel A. Rose, this program will provide an overview of succession planning and client transition. A nationally recognized Certified Management Consultant and a panel of Managing Partners of law firms will also discuss practical strategies and advice on planning ahead.

    For more information about Law Practice Management resources, visit www.nysba.org/LPM.

     

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    Divorce Anniversaries 2014 NYC

     

    Co-Sponsors:

    Family Law Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    4.5 TOTAL CREDITS: 3.0 professional practice; 1.5 skills. This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
     

      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 NewYork MCLE credit.

     

    Given their impending special anniversaries of passage in the New York legislature, this important half-day course will examine the current status and trends of Equitable Distribution (35 years), the CSSA (25 years), and Maintenance (35 years).  The experienced faculty members will analyze not only the current state of the law in these areas, but they will also highlight  the practical calculations and strategies the lawyer must consider in advocating for one side or the other in any particular case. The program also includes the useful review of the latest cases, legislation and trends in all areas of matrimonial law.


    Program Agenda

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

    9:00-9:50
    I. RECENT DECISIONS, DEVELOPING TRENDS, NEW LEGISLATION

    9:50-10:40
    II. THE CHILD SUPPORT STANDARDS ACT

        A. Over the Cap

        B. Variance

        C. 2010 Modification Amendments

        D. Pendente Lite  Applications

        E. What is Income? Is Maintenance in the Pro Ratas?

    10:55-12:10 p.m.
    III. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

        A. Enhanced Earning Percentages

        B. Business and Professional Practices Percentages

        C. Percentages Generally

        D. Practical Tips on What to Seek – Maintenance or Equitable Distribution

    12:10-1:00

    IV. MAINTENANCE

        A. Who Is Getting What and for How Long?

        B. Who Gets Lifetime Maintenance?

        C. Trends in Double-Dipping (Grunfeld and Keane)

    1:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT
     

    Program Faculty

    Peter R. Stambleck, Esq. (Co-Chair)
    Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP
    New York City

    Sophie Jacobi-Parisi, Esq. (Co-Chair)
    Mayerson Abramowitz & Kahn, LLP
    New York City

    David Aronson, Esq.
    Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP
    New York City

    Hon. Matthew F. Cooper
    New York State Supreme Court Justice
    First Judicial District
    New York City

    Emily Ruben, Esq.
    Attorney-in-Charge
    Brooklyn Neighborhood Office
    The Legal Aid Society, Civil Practice
    Brooklyn

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

     

    Overall Program Planning Co-Chairs (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

    Charles P. Inclima, Esq.
    Inclima Law Firm, PLLC
    Rochester

    Sophie Jacobi-Parisi, Esq.
    Mayerson Abramowitz & Kahn, LLP
    New York City

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

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

     
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    Call (800) 582-2452 and join today!

     

    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.

     

    Risk Management 2014 LPM CLE Program Long Island

    $140 NYSBA Member Rate | $240 Non-Members

    Risk Management 2014 | Statewide CLE Program
    Friday, October 24, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Long Island
    4.0 MCLE Ethics Credits  
     
    Hilton Huntington | 598 Broadhollow Road | Melville, NY 11747
     

     

     

      
    View the Brochure 

     View the Agenda

     


     
     
    Overall Planning Chair
    Marian C. Rice, Esq.
    L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP, Garden City, NY
     
    Speakers
    Janice J. DiGennaro, Esq., Rivkin Radler LLP
    Mark K. Anesh, Esq., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
    Matthew K. Flanagan, Esq.
    Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos LLP
    Mike Mooney, USI Affinity
     
    Agenda
     
    8:30 a.m.  Registration
     
    9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction
     
    9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Competency in Area of Practice & Insurance Considerations
     
    - Mandatory continuing legal education
    - Referrals and associations with attorneys proficient in area of representation
    - Dangers in office sharing and implied partnerships
    - Graphs/Charts – problematic areas of practice
    - Develop a docket control procedure for appointments and reminders
    - File retention
    - Purchasing the appropriate coverage
    - The insurance application
    - Claims made coverage
    - Coverage for prior acts
    - The importance of proper and timely notice
    - Extended reporting periods/retirement
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
    10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.    Refreshment Break
     
    10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Recognizing and Handling Conflicts of Interest | Proper New Matter/Client Intake
     
    - Maintenance of conflict procedures
    - Lateral hires
    - Identifying the client
    - Conflicts between attorney and client
    - Simultaneous representation of clients with adverse interests
    - Transactions between lawyer and client
    - Conflict between present and former client
    - Representing business organizations
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.    Refreshment Break
     
    11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Effective Client Relations and Resolving Attorney-Client Disputes
     
    - Choosing the client carefully
    - Client’s expectations
    - Informative and truthful communications
    - Statement of Client’s Rights and Responsibilities
    - Importance of the clear, unambiguous written letter of engagement
    - Standardization of engagement, non-engagement & disengagement letters
    - Informed consent
    - Preserving the secrets and confidences of a client
    - Limiting liability to a client
    - How to avoid suits for fees – Fee Arbitration Rules
    - Escrow requirements
    - Importance of documenting a file
    - Resolving attorney-client disputes – Mediation of Attorney-Client Disputes
    - E-mail
    - Proper withdrawal from employment
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.    Relations with Others, Including Partners and Non-Clients
     
    - Integrity in dealing with non-clients – Standards of Civility
    - Intra-firm relationships
    - Dealing with partners
    - Supervisory responsibilities of law firms and attorneys
    - Scope of supervisory responsibility of lawyers
    - Ethical issues facing newly admitted attorneys
    - Stress management and Lawyers’ Assistance Programs
    - The “innocent” partner
    - Lawyer advertising and marketing
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Question and Answer Session
     
    1:00 p.m.   Adjournment
     
     
    Pricing
    NYSBA Members $140 | Non Members $240 | Student Members $35
     
     
    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, Committee on Association Insurance Programs and Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association
     
     
    Learn more about Law Practice Management resources | www.nysba.org/LPM
    Social Media Issues in Labor & Employment Law 2014 ALB

     

     

    Social Media and the Workplace: Labor and Employment Legal Issues

    Co-Sponsors:

    Labor and Employment Law Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education
     

    4.0 TOTAL CREDITS: 2.5 professional practice; 0.5 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).
     

    As in many rapidly evolving areas of technology, the law is catching up with the use, and misuse, of social media in the employment context. This important program will highlight the current state of this rapidly changing area of law and its application in the private and public sectors of the workplace, as well as the acceptable and unacceptable practices and behavior of employers and employees in accessing and using social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.) in the workplace, especially in hiring and investigation contexts.

    Included in the program is a segment on the ethical implications of social networking by attorneys and clients.
     

    Program Agenda

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

    9:00-9:50
    I. SOCIAL NETWORKING AND THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT
              A. Primer on §7 of the NLRA and NLRB procedures
              B. Scope of NLRA protections for mutual aid and protection and union activity in cyberspace
              C. NLRA Limitations on the scope of workplace policies

    9:50-10:40
    II. SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
              A.The scope of protections and the duty to negotiate under the Taylor Law
              B. Implications of the First and Fourth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
              C. Protections afforded under the Lawful Activities Law
              D. Arbitral and administrative disciplinary decisions

    10:40-10:55
    Coffee Break

    10:55-11:45
    III. USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HIRING, INVESTIGATIONS AND LITIGATION
              A. Use of social media in hiring decisions
              B. Use of social media during internal investigations
              C. Accessing employee social media accounts
              D. Social media in e-discovery

    11:45-12:35 p.m.
    IV. LEGAL ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING BY ATTORNEYS AND CLIENTS
              A. Preservation of client confidences
              B. Inadvertent discovery of privileged material
              C. Accessing metadata
              D. Communicating with adverse parties, jurors and judges
              E. Use of LinkedIn and limitations to attorney advertising

    12:35 p.m.
    ADJOURNMENT
     

    Progam Faculty (in alphabetical order)

    Michael D. Billok, Esq.
    Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC
    Albany

    Beth A. Bourassa, Esq.
    Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP'
    Albany

    Ronald G. Dunn, Esq.
    Gleason Dunn Walsh & O'Shea
    Albany 

    Laura R. Hallar, Esq.
    Associate Attorney
    New York State United Teachers
    Albany

    Robert Heverly, Esq.
    Associate Professor of Law
    Albany Law School
    Albany

    Barnett Horowitz, Esq.
    Resident Officer
    National Labor Relations Board - Region 3
    Albany

    Robert F. Manfredo, Esq.
    Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC
    Albany

    Alicia L. McNally, Esq.
    Administrative Law Judge and Assistant Counsel
    New York Public Employment Relations Board
    Albany

    Monica R. Skanes, Esq.
    Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
    Albany

    Kenneth L. Wagner, Esq.
    Blitman & King LLP
    Syracuse

    Eric E. Wilke, Esq.
    Senior Associate Counsel
    CSEA, Inc.
    Albany

    John F. Wirenius, Esq.
    Deputy Chairperson
    New York Public Employment Relations Board
    Abany

    Progam Planning Committee (in alphabetical order)

    Gary H. Glaser, Esq.
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    New York City

    William A. Herbert, Esq.
    Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of New York
    Executive Director, National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions
    New York City

    Norma G. Meacham, Esq.
    Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
    Albany

     

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    - Connect and network with fellow attorneys
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    Call (800) 582-2452 and join today!



    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.

     

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    Risk Management 2014 LPM CLE Program Albany

    $140 NYSBA Member Rate | $240 Non-Members

    Risk Management 2014 | Statewide CLE Program
    Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Albany 
    4.0 MCLE Ethics Credits  
     

    Location: New York State Bar Association | One Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207
     
     
     
    Overall Planning Chair
    Marian C. Rice, Esq.
    L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP, Garden City, NY
     
    Albany Local Chair
    Scott W. Bush, Esq. (Albany Chair)
    Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC
    Rensselaer, NY
     
    Speakers
    Paul G. Ferrara, Esq., Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC
    William T. McCaffery, Esq., L'abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP
    Mike Mooney, USI Affinity
     
     
    Agenda
     
    8:30 a.m.  Registration
     
    9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction
     
    9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Competency in Area of Practice & Insurance Considerations
     
    - Mandatory continuing legal education
    - Referrals and associations with attorneys proficient in area of representation
    - Dangers in office sharing and implied partnerships
    - Graphs/Charts – problematic areas of practice
    - Develop a docket control procedure for appointments and reminders
    - File retention
    - Purchasing the appropriate coverage
    - The insurance application
    - Claims made coverage
    - Coverage for prior acts
    - The importance of proper and timely notice
    - Extended reporting periods/retirement
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
    10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.    Refreshment Break
     
    10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Recognizing and Handling Conflicts of Interest | Proper New Matter/Client Intake
     
    - Maintenance of conflict procedures
    - Lateral hires
    - Identifying the client
    - Conflicts between attorney and client
    - Simultaneous representation of clients with adverse interests
    - Transactions between lawyer and client
    - Conflict between present and former client
    - Representing business organizations
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.    Refreshment Break
     
    11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Effective Client Relations and Resolving Attorney-Client Disputes
     
    - Choosing the client carefully
    - Client’s expectations
    - Informative and truthful communications
    - Statement of Client’s Rights and Responsibilities
    - Importance of the clear, unambiguous written letter of engagement
    - Standardization of engagement, non-engagement & disengagement letters
    - Informed consent
    - Preserving the secrets and confidences of a client
    - Limiting liability to a client
    - How to avoid suits for fees – Fee Arbitration Rules
    - Escrow requirements
    - Importance of documenting a file
    - Resolving attorney-client disputes – Mediation of Attorney-Client Disputes
    - E-mail
    - Proper withdrawal from employment
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.    Relations with Others, Including Partners and Non-Clients
     
    - Integrity in dealing with non-clients – Standards of Civility
    - Intra-firm relationships
    - Dealing with partners
    - Supervisory responsibilities of law firms and attorneys
    - Scope of supervisory responsibility of lawyers
    - Ethical issues facing newly admitted attorneys
    - Stress management and Lawyers’ Assistance Programs
    - The “innocent” partner
    - Lawyer advertising and marketing
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Question and Answer Session
     
    1:00 p.m.   Adjournment
     
     
    Pricing
    NYSBA Members $140 | Non Members $240 | Student Members $35
     
     
    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, Committee on Association Insurance Programs and Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association
     
     
    Learn more about Law Practice Management resources | www.nysba.org/LPM

      

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    Divorce Anniversaries 2014 BUFF

     

    Co-Sponsors:

    Family Law Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    4.5 TOTAL CREDITS: 3.0 professional practice; 1.5 skills. This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).

     

    Given their impending special anniversaries of passage in the New York legislature, this important half-day course will examine the current status and trends of Equitable Distribution (35 years), the CSSA (25 years), and Maintenance (35 years).  The experienced faculty members will analyze not only the current state of the law in these areas, but they will also highlight  the practical calculations and strategies the lawyer must consider in advocating for one side or the other in any particular case. The program also includes the useful review of the latest cases, legislation, and trends in all areas of matrimonial law.

     

    Program Agenda

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

    9:00-9:50
    I. RECENT DECISIONS, DEVELOPING TRENDS, NEW LEGISLATION

    9:50-10:40
    II. THE CHILD SUPPORT STANDARDS ACT

        A. Over the Cap

        B. Variance

        C. 2010 Modification Amendments

        D. Pendente Lite  Applications

        E. What is Income? Is Maintenance in the Pro Ratas?

    10:55-12:10 p.m.
    III. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

        A. Enhanced Earning Percentages

        B. Business and Professional Practices Percentages

        C. Percentages Generally

        D. Practical Tips on What to Seek – Maintenance or Equitable Distribution

    12:10-1:00
    IV. MAINTENANCE

        A. Who Is Getting What and for How Long?

        B. Who Gets Lifetime Maintenance?

        C. Trends in Double-Dipping (Grunfeld and Keane)

    1:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT
     

    Program Faculty

    Joan Casilio Adams, Esq. (Chair, Moderator and Speaker)
    J. Adams & Associates, PLLC
    Williamsville

    Hon. John J. Aman
    Deputy Chief Support Magistrate
    Erie County Family Court
    Buffalo

    Paul A. Vance, Esq.
    Vance Law Firm
    Buffalo

    Steven G. Wiseman, Esq.
    HoganWillig
    Amherst
     

    Overall Program Planning Co-Chairs (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

    Charles P. Inclima, Esq.
    Inclima Law Firm, PLLC
    Rochester

    Sophie Jacobi-Parisi, Esq.
    Mayerson Abramowitz & Kahn, LLP
    New York City

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

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

     
    NOT A FAMILY LAW SECTION MEMBER?  JOIN TODAY AND ENJOY VALUABLE BENEFITS.
    - Connect and network with fellow attorneys
    - Enhance your knowledge with Section publications
    - Save 15% on this program!
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    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.

     

    Divorce Anniversaries 2014 LI

     

    Co-Sponsors:

    Family Law Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education

    4.5 TOTAL CREDITS: 3.0 professional practice; 1.5 skills. This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
     

    Given their impending special anniversaries of passage in the New York legislature, this important half-day course will examine the current status and trends of Equitable Distribution (35 years), the CSSA (25 years), and Maintenance (35 years). The experienced faculty members will analyze not only the current state of the law in these areas, but they will also highlight  the practical calculations and strategies the lawyer must consider in advocating for one side or the other in any particular case. The program also includes the useful review of the latest cases, legislation, and trends in all areas of matrimonial law.

     

    Program Agenda

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

    9:00-9:50
    I. RECENT DECISIONS, DEVELOPING TRENDS, NEW LEGISLATION

    9:50-10:40
    II. THE CHILD SUPPORT STANDARDS ACT

        A. Over the Cap

        B. Variance

        C. 2010 Modification Amendments

        D. Pendente Lite  Applications

        E. What is Income? Is Maintenance in the Pro Ratas?

    10:55-12:10 p.m.
    III. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

        A. Enhanced Earning Percentages

        B. Business and Professional Practices Percentages

        C. Percentages Generally

        D. Practical Tips on What to Seek – Maintenance or Equitable Distribution

    12:10-1:00
    IV. MAINTENANCE

        A. Who Is Getting What and for How Long?

        B. Who Gets Lifetime Maintenance?

        C. Trends in Double-Dipping (Grunfeld and Keane)

    1:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

     

    Program Faculty

    Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq. (Chair and Moderator)
    Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC
    Garden City

    Hon. Andrew A. Crecca
    New York State Supreme Court Justice
    Tenth Judicial District
    Central Islip

    Nancy E. Gianakos, Esq.
    Albanese & Albanese LLP
    Garden City

    Glenn S. Koopersmith, Esq.
    Law Offices of Glenn Koopersmith
    Garden City

    Kenneth J. Weinstein, Esq.
    Kenneth J. Weinstein, P.C.
    Garden City

     

    Overall Program Planning Co-Chairs (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

    Charles P. Inclima, Esq.
    Inclima Law Firm, PLLC
    Rochester

    Sophie Jacobi-Parisi, Esq.
    Mayerson Abramowitz & Kahn, LLP
    New York City

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

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

     

    NOT A FAMILY LAW SECTION MEMBER?  JOIN TODAY AND ENJOY VALUABLE BENEFITS.
    - Connect and network with fellow attorneys
    - Enhance your knowledge with Section publications
    - Save 15% on this program!
    Call (800) 582-2452 and join today!

     

    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.

     

Nov 2014
  • 05

    Intermediate Elder Law Update 2014 ALB

      

    Co-Sponsors:

    Elder Law and Special Needs Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education


    6.0 TOTAL CREDITS: 2.5 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).
     
    This important and timely program planned by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section will explore and review areas that will enable the practitioner to advise clients on many aspects of Medicaid eligibility rules and planning. The program agenda has been designed to cover topics that confront elder law practitioners and their clients on a regular basis.

    As you can see from the program agenda, Medicaid planning is the focus of the program, highlighted by presentations on: Medicaid eligibilityMedicaid trustsMedicaid applications for nursing home and home careMedicaid crisis plans, and retirement accounts and Medicaid planning. The latest legal developments in each area will be addressed, as well as document drafting tips, where appropriate, unforeseen traps for the unwary, and practical guidance in counseling your clients in often challenging Medicaid planning scenarios.

    An hour will also be devoted to ethical issues involved in elder law practice. 

    The faculty at each location will be composed of experienced elder law practitioners who regularly handle these thorny issues.
     


    Program Agenda

    9:00-9:10

    Opening Remarks/Housekeeping Matters

    9:10-10:00
    I. MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY

    10:00-10:50
    II. MEDICAID ASSET PROTECTION TRUST (THE
     IRREVOCABLE INCOME ONLY TRUST)

    10:50-11:10

    Coffee Break

    11:10-12:00 Noon

    III. MEDICAID APPLICATIONS (NURSING HOME AND HOME CARE) WITH AND WITHOUT SPOUSAL REFUSAL

    12:00-1:10 p.m.

    LUNCH (on your own)

    1:10-2:00

    IV. MEDICAID CRISIS PLANS

    2:00-2:50

    V. MEDICAID AND ELDER LAW ISSUES INVOLVING RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

    2:50-3:10
    Coffee/Soft Drink Break

    3:10-4:00
    VI. ETHICS IN ELDER LAW PRACTICE

    4:00 p.m.

    ADJOURNMENT

     

    Chair and Moderator

    Amy S. O'Connor, Esq.
    McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
    Albany

    Speakers (in alphabetical order)

    James R. Barnes, Esq.,
    Burke & Casserly, P.C.
    Albany

    Amy L. Earing, Esq.
    Lavelle & Finn, LLP
    Latham

    Amy S. O'Connor, Esq.
    McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
    Albany

    Tara Anne Pleat, Esq.
    Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC
    Clifton Park

    Patricia J. Shevy, Esq.
    The Shevy Law Firm, LLC
    Albany

    Phillip M. Tribble, Esq.
    Tribble Law
    Clifton Park

     
     
    Statewide Planning Co-Chairs

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

    Frances M. Pantaleo, Esq.
    Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP
    White Plains
     
     
    NOT AN ELDER LAW AND SPECIAL NEEDS SECTION MEMBER?  JOIN TODAY AND ENJOY VALUABLE BENEFITS.
    - Connect and network with fellow attorneys
    - Enhance your knowledge with Section publications
    - Save 15% on this program!
    Call (800) 582-2452 and join today!
     
     
     
    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.
     
     
     
     
  • 06

    Intermediate Elder Law Update 2014 NYC

    Co-Sponsors:

    Elder Law and Special Needs Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education


    6.0 TOTAL CREDITS: 2.5 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).

    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.

    This important and timely program planned by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section will explore and review areas that will enable the practitioner to advise clients on many aspects of Medicaid eligibility rules and planning. The program agenda has been designed to cover topics that confront elder law practitioners and their clients on a regular basis.

    As you can see from the program agenda, Medicaid planning is the focus of the program, highlighted by presentations on: Medicaid eligibility, Medicaid trusts, Medicaid applications for nursing home and home care, Medicaid crisis plans, and retirement accounts and Medicaid planning. The latest legal developments in each area will be addressed, as well as document drafting tips, where appropriate, unforeseen traps for the unwary, and practical guidance in counseling your clients in often challenging Medicaid planning scenarios.

    An hour will also be devoted to ethical issues involved in elder law practice.

    The faculty at each location will be composed of experienced elder law practitioners who regularly handle these thorny issues.


    Program Agenda

    9:00-9:10

    Opening Remarks/Housekeeping Matters

    9:10-10:00
    I. MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY

    10:00-10:50
    II. MEDICAID ASSET PROTECTION TRUST (THE
    IRREVOCABLE INCOME ONLY TRUST)

    10:50-11:10

    Coffee Break

    11:10-12:00 Noon

    III. MEDICAID APPLICATIONS (NURSING HOME AND HOME CARE) WITH AND WITHOUT SPOUSAL REFUSAL

    12:00-1:10 p.m.

    LUNCH (on your own)

    1:10-2:00

    IV. MEDICAID CRISIS PLANS

    2:00-2:50

    V. MEDICAID AND ELDER LAW ISSUES INVOLVING RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

    2:50-3:10
    Coffee/Soft Drink Break

    3:10-4:00
    VI. ETHICS IN ELDER LAW PRACTICE

    4:00 p.m.

    ADJOURNMENT

    Chair and Moderator

    Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq.

    Grimaldi & Yeung LLP
    New York City

    Speakers (in alphabetical order)

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

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

    Robert M. Freedman, Esq.
    Schiff Hardin LLP
    New York City

    Natalie J. Kaplan, Esq.
    The Law Offices of Natalie J. Kaplan & Elder Law on Wheels
    New York City

    Marie T. Vaz, Esq.
    Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
    New York Legal Assistance Group
    New York City

    Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq.
    Grimaldi & Yeung LLP
    New York City

    Statewide Planning Co-Chairs

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

    Frances M. Pantaleo, Esq.
    Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP
    White Plains


    NOT AN ELDER LAW AND SPECIAL NEEDS SECTION MEMBER? JOIN TODAY AND ENJOY VALUABLE BENEFITS.

    - Connect and network with fellow attorneys
    - Enhance your knowledge with Section publications
    - Save 15% on this program!
    Call (800) 582-2452 and join today!


    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

    Partner Compensation LPM CLE Webcast

    Special Member Pricing

    $50 NYSBA Members | $150 Non-Members

    Partner Compensation

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
    LPM CLE Webcast

    1.5 MCLE Credits

    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

    Program Chair: 
    Joel A. Rose, Joel A. Rose & Associates, Cherry Hill, NJ

    Program Faculty
    Joel S. Lever, Esq.
    Kurzman Eisenberg, LLP, White Plains, NY

    Jon Dorf, Esq. 
    Dorf & Nelson, PC, Rye, NY 
     

    The overall goal of a partner compensation system is – or should be - to align compensation with the value of the contribution of each partner to the law firm. The contribution or value of each partner varies in kind and amount, i.e., business origination, producers of legal work, consequential non-revenue producing activities or a combination.

    The challenge to lawyer management is to determine the relative value of each of these contributions in order to ensure that the system works by compensating partners fairly and motivating them to perform these activities.

    Chaired by a nationally recognized law firm management consultant and featuring managing partners of law firms as panelists, this program provides a comprehensive overview of partner compensation systems and examples of compensation systems.

    Program Topics

    - The role of compensation in a law firm
    - Key issues central to every well-conceived and implemented compensation system
    - The importance of tying the Compensation system to achieve the firm-s economic goals and professional objectives
    - Compensation criteria to motivate partners to originate new business, produce legal work, work hard, manage the firm and its components, market the firm and train associates
    - The relationship of business origination to compensation, i.e., permanency of origination credit vs. a sunset  rule; allocating credit for new business/cross-selling
    - The relationship of billings and collections to compensation
    - The relationship of delegation of work to others to compensation
    - The relationship of firm management and administrative assignments to compensation

     

    For more information about Law Practice Management resources, visit www.nysba.org/LPM.

     

     

  • 13

    Mock Interviewing Panel Free LIT Video Replay
    Free Webcast to NYSBA Members & Non Members
     
     
    Mock Interviewing | Video Replay
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. .
     

     
    Sponsored by the Committee on Lawyers in Transition of the New York State Bar Association
     
    Attorneys practice techniques for answering tough interview quetions and give their insights on how to succeed in the itnerview process.  A great way to learn interviewing skills or to brush up if it has been a while snce your last interview.  
     
     
    Please Note: This program does not carry MCLE credit
     

     
    If you have questions about this event, please contact:

    Katherine Suchocki, Staff Liaison to LIT, ksuchocki@nysba.org or 518-487-5590

    To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
     
    To learn more about the Committee on Lawyers in Transition, visit www.nysba.org/LIT
     
     
  • 14

    Risk Management 2014 LPM CLE Program NYC

    $125 NYSBA Member Rate | $225 Non-Members

    Risk Management 2014 | Statewide CLE Program
    Friday, November 14, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | NYC
    4.0 MCLE Ethics Credits  
     
    Wyndham New Yorker Hotel | 481 Eighth Avenue @ 34th Street | NYC 

     

     

      
    View the Brochure 

     View the Agenda

     



     
     
    Overall Planning Chair
    Marian C. Rice, Esq.
    L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP, Garden City, NY
      
    NYC Planning Chair
    Mark K. Anesh, Esq. (Chair), 
    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP |
    New York, NY

    Speakers
    A. Michael Furman, Esq., 
    Furman Kornfeld & Brennan, LLP
    Mark E. Housman, Esq., Housman & Associates, P.C.
     
     
    Agenda
     
    8:30 a.m.  Registration
     
    9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction
     
    9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Competency in Area of Practice & Insurance Considerations
     
    - Mandatory continuing legal education
    - Referrals and associations with attorneys proficient in area of representation
    - Dangers in office sharing and implied partnerships
    - Graphs/Charts – problematic areas of practice
    - Develop a docket control procedure for appointments and reminders
    - File retention
    - Purchasing the appropriate coverage
    - The insurance application
    - Claims made coverage
    - Coverage for prior acts
    - The importance of proper and timely notice
    - Extended reporting periods/retirement
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
    10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.    Refreshment Break
     
    10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Recognizing and Handling Conflicts of Interest | Proper New Matter/Client Intake
     
    - Maintenance of conflict procedures
    - Lateral hires
    - Identifying the client
    - Conflicts between attorney and client
    - Simultaneous representation of clients with adverse interests
    - Transactions between lawyer and client
    - Conflict between present and former client
    - Representing business organizations
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.    Refreshment Break
     
    11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Effective Client Relations and Resolving Attorney-Client Disputes
     
    - Choosing the client carefully
    - Client’s expectations
    - Informative and truthful communications
    - Statement of Client’s Rights and Responsibilities
    - Importance of the clear, unambiguous written letter of engagement
    - Standardization of engagement, non-engagement & disengagement letters
    - Informed consent
    - Preserving the secrets and confidences of a client
    - Limiting liability to a client
    - How to avoid suits for fees – Fee Arbitration Rules
    - Escrow requirements
    - Importance of documenting a file
    - Resolving attorney-client disputes – Mediation of Attorney-Client Disputes
    - E-mail
    - Proper withdrawal from employment
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.    Relations with Others, Including Partners and Non-Clients
     
    - Integrity in dealing with non-clients – Standards of Civility
    - Intra-firm relationships
    - Dealing with partners
    - Supervisory responsibilities of law firms and attorneys
    - Scope of supervisory responsibility of lawyers
    - Ethical issues facing newly admitted attorneys
    - Stress management and Lawyers’ Assistance Programs
    - The “innocent” partner
    - Lawyer advertising and marketing
     
    (1.0 ethics)
     
     
    12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Question and Answer Session
     
    1:00 p.m.   Adjournment
     
     
    Pricing
    NYSBA Members $125 | Non Members $225 | Student Members $35
     
     
    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, Committee on Association Insurance Programs and Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association
     
     
    Learn more about Law Practice Management resources | www.nysba.org/LPM

     

     

     

  • 18

    Intermediate Elder Law Update 2014 BUFF

      

     

    Co-Sponsors:

    Elder Law and Special Needs Section
    Committee on Continuing Legal Education


    6.0 TOTAL CREDITS: 2.5 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).

     

    This important and timely program planned by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section will explore and review areas that will enable the practitioner to advise clients on many aspects of Medicaid eligibility rules and planning. The program agenda has been designed to cover topics that confront elder law practitioners and their clients on a regular basis.

    As you can see from the program agenda, Medicaid planning is the focus of the program, highlighted by presentations on: Medicaid eligibilityMedicaid trustsMedicaid applications for nursing home and home careMedicaid crisis plans, and retirement accounts and Medicaid planning. The latest legal developments in each area will be addressed, as well as document drafting tips, where appropriate, unforeseen traps for the unwary, and practical guidance in counseling your clients in often challenging Medicaid planning scenarios.

    An hour will also be devoted to ethical issues involved in elder law practice. 

    The faculty at each location will be composed of experienced elder law practitioners who regularly handle these thorny issues.

     

    Program Agenda

    9:00-9:10

    Opening Remarks/Housekeeping Matters

    9:10-10:00
    I. MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY

    10:00-10:50
    II. MEDICAID ASSET PROTECTION TRUST (THE
     IRREVOCABLE INCOME ONLY TRUST)

    10:50-11:10

    Coffee Break

    11:10-12:00 Noon
    III. MEDICAID APPLICATIONS (NURSING HOME AND HOME CARE) WITH AND WITHOUT SPOUSAL REFUSAL

    12:00-1:10 p.m.

    LUNCH (on your own)

    1:10-2:00
    IV. MEDICAID CRISIS PLANS

    2:00-2:50

    V. MEDICAID AND ELDER LAW ISSUES INVOLVING RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

    2:50-3:10
    Coffee/Soft Drink Break

    3:10-4:00
    VI. ETHICS IN ELDER LAW PRACTICE

    4:00 p.m.

    ADJOURNMENT

     
    Program Chair and Moderator

    Laurie L. Menzies, Esq.

    Pfalzgraf Beinhauer & Menzies LLP
    Buffalo


    Speakers
    (in alphabetical order)

    Charles W. Beinhauer, Esq.
    Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies LLP
    Buffalo

    Kameron K. Brooks, Esq.
    Brooks & Brooks, LLP
    Little Valley

    Terrie Benson Murray, Esq.
    Cohen & Lombardo, P.C. 
    Buffalo

    Edward C. Robinson, Esq.
    Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. 
    Buffalo

    Prof. Anthony H. Szczygiel
    SUNY Buffalo Law School
    Buffalo

    Judy N. Cuzzacrea Wagner, Esq.
    Harris Beach PLLC
    Buffalo


    Statewide Planning Co-Chairs

    Anthony J. Enea, Esq. 

    Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano LLP
    White Plains

    Frances M. Pantaleo, Esq.
    Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP
    White Plains

     
    NOT AN ELDER LAW AND SPECIAL NEEDS SECTION MEMBER?  JOIN TODAY AND ENJOY VALUABLE BENEFITS.
    - Connect and network with fellow attorneys
    - Enhance your knowledge with Section publications
    - Save 15% on this program!
    Call (800) 582-2452 and join today!

     

    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.

     

     

     

  • 20

    Hot Topics in Law Practice Management 2014 Security Summit

    $150 NYSBA Members | $250 Non-Members
    Special $125 Rate for Corporate Counsel Section Members

     

    Hot Topics in Law Practice Management | 2014 Security Summit

    Security Concerns for Law Firms | What You Need to Know about Cybersecurity, Data Security, Office Security and More

     

     

     

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    7.0 MCLE credits

     

    New York Executive Conference Center | 1601 Broadway at 48th | NYC
    (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.)

     

    Join us for the first annual Hot Topics in Law Practice Management summit on security concerns for law firms. Panelists will cover what you need to know about cybersecurity, data security, office security and more.  Get practical advice. This program will also be streamed as a live webcast.

     

     

    Co-sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee and the Corporate Counsel Section.

     

    Agenda Topics

     

    Office Security | Physical Security

    Employer duty for employee physical security | Building/Premises Security and Specific Office Security

    Concerns about weapons in the workplace

     

    Technology in the Workplace | Equipment Security

    Bring Your Own Device Policies | What You Need to Know 

    IT and Computer Security | Network and Replacement of Equipment

     

    Cyber Security and Information Security

    Protecting Confidential Information

    Use of Social Media

    Use of Third Party Vendors | Credit card payment processing, efax, web based email, data storage, practice management

     

    Metadata, eDiscovery and Litigation | Security Concerns

    Response to data subpoenas

    Metadata | Use in Litigation and Eliminating Possible Use in Litigation

    E-discovery Agreements Pretrial

     

     

     

     

    View the Program Brochure

    View the Program Agenda

     

     

    Program Faculty
     
    Howard S. Shafer, Esq. | Shafer Glazer, LLP
    Gary B. Fiebert | Smock Law Firm Consultants LLP 
    Brian T. Stapleton, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla LLP        
    Bill Squier | Two Sigma Investments LLC
    Joseph V. DeMarco, Esq. | DeVore & DeMarco, LLP
    Kenneth C. Citarella, Esq. | Guidepoint Solutions LLC
    Christine Whalley | Pfizer
    Natalie Sulimani, Esq. | Sulimani Law Firm
    Robert Cioffi | Progressive Computing                    
    John J. Jablonski, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla LLP 
    John Elbasan, CTO | Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Ian K. Hochman, Esq. | Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP  
    Charles A. Ross | Charles A. Ross & Associates        
    Jessica D. Thaler, Esq. | Program Chair
     

    Webcast
    This program offers a simultaneous live webcast option allowing you to "attend" the program from the convenience of your office.



    For questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki, Director, Law Practice Management at 518-487-5590 or ksuchocki@nysba.org or Simone Smith, LPM Program Coordinator at 518-487-5591 or ssmith@nysba.org.

    To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.


    Learn more about the Corporate Counsel Section at www.nysba.org/Corporate.

    View upcoming Law Practice Management CLE programs at www.nysba.org/LPM.


Dec 2014
  • 02

    Management Training for Lawyers LPM CLE Webcast

    Special Member Pricing

    $195 NYSBA Members | $295 Non-Members

    Management Training for Lawyers | Best Practice and Tips for Managing Partners

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

    1.5 MCLE Credits

    Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

    This program will provide tips for managing partners and a basic introduction to law firm management.  Key concepts in managing staff will be discussed.

    In addition, each registrant will receive a digital copy of Best Practices in Legal Ma