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    Fall Program, September 15, 2014 - REGISTER NOW!
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  • Upcoming Events
    • Third Annual Super-Sized Networking Event August 7

      The Young CPAs Committees of the Suffolk and Nassau Chapter and the Young Lawyers Section invite you to the Third Annual Super-Sized Networking Event:


      Thursday, August 7, 2014
      Jewel Restaurant
      400 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747
      6 - 8 p.m.
      Passed hors d’oeuvres! Open bar!

      $50 per person
      Come to this strictly social event to mingle with your peers, including:
      • Risk Management Association – Young Professionals
      • New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
      • Suffolk/Nassau Bar Association – Young Professionals


      View Flyer with registration form

      For information: Joshua Sechter – (516) 364-3232, joshua@goklg.com


    • Young Lawyers Section Fall Program 2014


      Young Lawyers Section Fall Program
      September 15, 2014
      Bar Center, One Elk Street, Albany, NY


      The following program is designed to provide attorneys at all stages of their careers with a basic familiarity and understanding of (or refresher in), the respective topics. While attorneys may focus their practices on various areas of law, reality often necessitates a basic working knowledge of practice areas outside of one’s focus. Today’s program is designed to provide that practical, basic working knowledge in a 101-type fashion.

      8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

      9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Traffic Tickets
      Matthew J. Werblin, Esq.
      Attorney at Law, Niskayuna, NY
      9:50 – 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
      10:00 – 11:40 a.m. Real Estate Closings & Wills
      Michelle H. Wildgrube, Esq.
      Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube P.C., Niskayuna, NY
      11:40 – 11:50 a.m. Coffee Break
      11:50 – 12:40 p.m. Filing Trademark Applications
      Teige P. Sheehan, Esq.
      Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., Albany, NY
       
      A YLS Executive Committee meeting will immediately follow the CLE meeting. If you are interested in attending and getting more involved in the Young Lawyers Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.

      View Program Brochure
       

      Register NOW!!

      This program will offer 4.0 MCLE credits in the area of skills and is transitional and will qualify for newly admitted attorneys.

      For more information contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.



    • Fall 2014 Bridging the Gap - NYC

      Special Pricing for Newly Admitted Attorneys*

       
      Bridging the Gap | December 2014
      New York City Live Location
       
      Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      CUNY Graduate Center | 365 Fifth Avenue | New York City
       
      Earn 16.0 MCLE credits by attending this two-day program.
       
      Recent Graduates and Newly Admitted Attorneys | This program will satisfy your annual MCLE requirement and carries 7.0 credits in areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills and 3.0 ethics credits.
       
       
      Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the Law Practice Management Committee and the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association
        
      Program faculty will speak from the New York City location and will be broadcast live to other locations in an interactive video conference format, allowing “real time” interaction between all locations. This program is approved for MCLE credit for newly admitted attorneys in all locations, regardless of format. Register for the Albany and Buffalo video conference locations:
      www.nysba.org/BTGDecember2014Albany or www.nysba.org/BTGDecember2014Buffalo.
        
      Program Topics | December 2014
      Contract Drafting
      Fundamentals of Depositions
      Elder Law
      Matrimonial Law | Client Counseling
      Basics of Health Law
      Ethics in the Digital World and Attorney Advertising
      Automobile Litigation in New York
      The New York State Statutory Power of Attorney Short Form 
      Ethical Issues Relating to the Rules of Professional Conduct and Grievance Process
      Handling a DWI Case in New York State
      Handling a Medical Malpractice Case
      Real Estate Transactions
       
      Program Pricing:
      NYSBA Members - $420 | Non-Members - $695
       
      $295 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys*
      *In order to receive this special rate, you MUST:
      1.  Be a recent grad or newly admitted attorneys (admitted December 2012 or later)
      2.  Be a NYSBA member and
      3.  Register by phone (online registration is NOT available for the special rate). Please call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452 to register.
       
      Please Note:
      •  CLE seminar coupons and complimentary passes CANNOT be used for this program.
      •  Registration fees for live programs increase ten days prior to the program date.
       
       
      16.0 New York MCLE Credits
      (7.0 areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills, 3.0 ethics)
       
      This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
       
      If you have questions about this event, please contact Katherine Suchocki, LPM Director at  ksuchocki@nysba.org.  To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
       
       
       

    • Fall 2014 Bridging the Gap Video Conference - ALB

      Special Pricing for Newly Admitted Attorneys*

       
      Bridging the Gap | December 2014
      Albany Videoconference Location
       
      Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      State Bar Center | 1 Elk Street | Albany, NY
       
      Earn 16.0 MCLE credits by attending this two-day program.
       
      Recent Graduates and Newly Admitted Attorneys | This program will satisfy your annual MCLE requirement and carries 7.0 credits in areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills and 3.0 ethics credits.
       
       
      Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the Law Practice Management Committee and the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association
        
      Program faculty will speak from the New York City location and will be broadcast live to other locations in an interactive video conference format, allowing “real time” interaction between all locations. This program is approved for MCLE credit for newly admitted attorneys in all locations, regardless of format. Register for the Albany and Buffalo video conference locations:
      www.nysba.org/BTGDecember2014Albany or www.nysba.org/BTGDecember2014Buffalo.
        
      Program Topics | December 2014
      Contract Drafting
      Fundamentals of Depositions
      Elder Law
      Matrimonial Law | Client Counseling
      Basics of Health Law
      Ethics in the Digital World and Attorney Advertising
      Automobile Litigation in New York
      The New York State Statutory Power of Attorney Short Form 
      Ethical Issues Relating to the Rules of Professional Conduct and Grievance Process
      Handling a DWI Case in New York State
      Handling a Medical Malpractice Case
      Real Estate Transactions
       
      Program Pricing:
      NYSBA Members - $420 | Non-Members - $695
       
      $295 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys*
      *In order to receive this special rate, you MUST:
      1.  Be a recent grad or newly admitted attorneys (admitted December 2012 or later)
      2.  Be a NYSBA member and
      3.  Register by phone (online registration is NOT available for the special rate). Please call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452 to register.
       
      Please Note:
      •  CLE seminar coupons and complimentary passes CANNOT be used for this program.
      •  Registration fees for live programs increase ten days prior to the program date.
       
      16.0 New York MCLE Credits
      (7.0 areas of professional practice, 6.0 skills, 3.0 ethics)
       
      This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
       
      If you have questions about this event, please contact Katherine Suchocki, LPM Director at  ksuchocki@nysba.org 
      To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
       

    • Trial Academy 2015

      The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program that will teach, advance and improve the courtroom skills of young and new lawyers with an emphasis on direct participation.

      Next year's program will be held at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York from March 29-April 2, 2015.  For more information, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at ajasiewicz@nysba.org.

      View the 2015 Trial Academy Preliminary Program.

      Find out more about Trial Academy Scholarships.

      Find out more about Trial Academy Corporate Sponsorship opportunities and NYSBA Section Sponsorship opportunities. 


      REGISTER NOW

    • 2015 Supreme Court Admissions Program

      Supreme Court Admissions Program

      JUNE 15, 2015

      The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the Supreme Court Admissions Program for the New York State Bar Association's members.  This year the section will be accepting 15 applications for attorneys to join the section and be admitted to the United States Supreme Court.  

      2015 brochure and registration form


      SPACE IS LIMITED - PRE-REGISTER TODAY!


      For more information about this program contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.


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    The Young Lawyers Section print newsletter (Perspective) is published by the Young Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge. Edited by Felicia A. Reid, Esq., Perspective features substantive legal articles on current issues in all areas of practice, offers more in-depth treatment of professional development, career and networking topics, and provides a forum for expressing opinions and/or commentary on issues affecting young lawyers.
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