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Young Lawyers Section

About this Publication

Published 12 times per year, Electronically In Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to the young lawyer both professionally and personally; includes “nuts and bolts” information about substantive legal issues; highlights cases and decisions of interest; provides updates from the Executive Committee; offers opportunities for career, professional, and leadership development; and lists a calendar of events.  In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the interesting and noteworthy things young attorneys and law students are doing from around the state, and serves as a forum for keeping the membership informed about Section and Association activities, news, programs, benefits, and services.

ARTICLE/CONTENT SUBMISSION

Electronically In Touch welcomes articles from members of the legal profession on subjects of interest to New York State young lawyers.  If you are interested in sharing your articles, advice, guidance, and/or tips, please send them to Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at jwb413@nyu.edu . Electronically In Touch is a monthly publication.   

Please submit articles no later than the 20th of the month.

Beginning in 2011, Electronically In Touch is available in blog format only.  To view the current issue, visit http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/

DECEMBER 13: DISTRICT 10 HOLIDAY PARTY AND TOY DRIVE

Young Lawyers Section
10th District Holiday Party and Toy Drive

Co-sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association and
NYSBA Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and Real Property Law Section

A Benefit for Toys for Tots

Join us for hors d-oeuvres, beer, wine and soda as we celebrate the holiday season 

Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 6 pm – 8 pm
The St. James | 190 Second St | Mineola, NY 11501

The reception is Complimentary. Please bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots. 
Registration is requested and open until 12/12/2018

Register Now

Questions?

Event Flyer

Contact Amy Jasiewicz at: ajasiewicz@nysba.org

 

Please note: The New York State Bar Association is registered with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from the Association. Gift restrictions require that any state government official who attends must pay the per person cost of $35. Payment can be made by check payable to NYSBA at the event.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at 518.487.5682. or  ajasiewicz@nysba.org .



YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION MEETING

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.50 (Skills 3.50)
Bryant, 2nd Floor
#nysba19

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           
Welcoming Remarks

Terrence L. Tarver, Esq., Section Chair
Tarver Law Firm, Garden City, NY

Raysheea T. Turner, Esq., Program Chair
Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube, Schenectady, NY

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.         
Your First Civil Trial—Practical Help
A civil trial is a vast topic that is broken down not only into the type of substantive trial, such as personal injury, matrimonial, commercial, etc., but also is broken down into its many stages, such as jury selection, opening statements, direct examination, etc. The purpose of this session is to provide an attorney who has never tried a case before with some practical knowledge of real-world events and circumstances that happen at or surrounding trial and typically are not discussed in law school textbooks or put into statues and case law.

Speaker:        
Terrence L. Tarver, Esq.
Tarver Law Firm
Garden City, NY

(1.5 Credits in Skills)

10:15 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.       
Preparing Prenuptial Agreements for Young Professionals

Prenuptial agreements are like regular contracts, but require very particular formalities in order to be effective. Considering all of the issues involved requires an understanding of domestic relations law as well as estate issues. Prenups are not only for the wealthy. In fact, many forward-thinking young professionals are planning ahead for their financial futures with just as much attention to detail as to their wedding planning. This session will outline the basics of drafting prenuptial agreements, with a particular focus on the issues through the lens of young professionals.

Speaker:        
Michael D. DiFalco, Esq.
Aiello, DiFalco & Gianakos LLP
Garden City, NY

(1.0 Credit in Skills)

11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.       
Break

11:20 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.       
Introduction to Entertainment Law

An entertainment lawyer regularly counsels clients on issues involving a wide range of legal practice areas, including intellectual property, contracts, business, employment/labor, securities, international, taxation, immigration, and litigation. The legal practice areas on which the entertainment lawyer relies the most will depend on the nature of the client’s work within the entertainment industry. This session will offer a brief introduction into Entertainment Law. 

Speaker:        
Anne L. LaBarbera, Esq.
Thomas LaBarbera Counselors at Law Professional Corporation, NYC

(1.0 Credit in Skills)

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.         
Luncheon | Madison Room, Second Floor

All attendees are welcome to join the Young Lawyers Executive Committee Meeting and Luncheon at 12:15 p.m. in the Madison Room on the Second Floor. 

The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award will be presented at 12:30 p.m.

Total Credits:             
3.5 Credits
(3.5 Credits in Skills)



New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 - SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019
CORNELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, ITHACA, NY


The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program. Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 

The program agenda and brochure for the 2019 Trial Academy brochure is not yet available, but will be similar to the 2018 program agenda

Frequently asked questions about the Trial Academy

Please note: Seats are limited and the Trial Academy sells out each year.

Young Lawyers Section Member registration fee: $850 (NYSBA Membership required)
NYSBA member registration fee: $900
Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000

Register Now

Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of up to 37.5 MCLE credit hours, consisting of 2.0 credit hours in ETHICS and 35.5 credit hours in SKILLS. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly admitted attorneys. This program is accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only. Attorneys seeking credit in other jurisdictions may contact the governing body for CLE in their respective locations for credit application details. 


TRIAL ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

To apply for the Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy scholarship, complete the application form and submit along with your resume to Amy Jasiewicz at ajasiewicz@nysba.org . The scholarship is a full tuition scholarship; the attendee is responsible for room, travel, and some food. 

On the application form, applicants are asked to describe their trial experience (if any), anticipated benefits of attending the Trial Academy, and any financial hardships. NYSBA membership is required and applicants must be in good standing with the bar. The application notes that government attorneys should check with their ethics officer to ensure they are able to accept a scholarship from NYSBA. 

Seats at the Trial Academy will be available to scholarship applicants who are not awarded a scholarship, provided that the member registers and pays the full registration fee by March 1, 2019. The Trial Academy sells out each year. Seats cannot be guaranteed after March 1.  

Trial Academy Scholarship Application Form (fillable PDF)

                                        
Scholarship Application Deadline 2/1/19. 

For more information, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at AJASIEWICZ@NYSBA.ORG


2019 SUPREME COURT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

Due to a scheduling conflict at the Supreme Court, we are unable to have a Supreme Court Admissions Program for 2018.  Our next program is currently scheduled for November 18, 2019.  More information regarding this admissions program will be available at the beginning of 2019. We cannot accept early applications for the 2019 admissions program. 

The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the Supreme Court Admissions Program for the New York State Bar Association's members.  Each year the section accepts 50 applications for attorneys to participate in the United States Supreme Court admissions program. 

For more information, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at Ajasiewicz@nysba.org


About this Publication

Published 12 times per year, Electronically In Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to the young lawyer both professionally and personally; includes “nuts and bolts” information about substantive legal issues; highlights cases and decisions of interest; provides updates from the Executive Committee; offers opportunities for career, professional, and leadership development; and lists a calendar of events.  In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the interesting and noteworthy things young attorneys and law students are doing from around the state, and serves as a forum for keeping the membership informed about Section and Association activities, news, programs, benefits, and services.

Article/Content Submission

Electronically In Touch welcomes articles from members of the legal profession on subjects of interest to New York State young lawyers.  If you are interested in sharing your articles, advice, guidance, and/or tips, please send them to Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at jwb413@nyu.eduElectronically In Touch is a monthly publication.  

Please submit articles no later than the 20th of the month.

Beginning in 2011, Electronically In Touch is available in blog format only.  To view the current issue, visit http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/


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