Family Law Section Meeting

Thursday, January 25, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.00 (Professional Practice 2.00, LPM 1.00)
Grand Ballroom East, 3rd Floor


Family Law Section Meeting
co-sponsored by the Judicial Law Section

3.0 Total Transitional Credits: 1.0 in Law Practice Management and 2.0 in Professional Practice for all attorneys, both experienced and newly-admitted. 

Family Law Section Executive Committee Meeting, 9:15 am
Family Law Section Annual Business Meeting, 11:30 am
Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Reception and Lunch
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Grand Ballroom West and Foyer, 3rd Floor
Lunch Speaker:  Honorable Eugene M. Fahey, Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals

MCLE Program
2:00 pm to 4:40 pm | Grand Ballroom East, 3rd Floor

Chair’s Offsite Reception
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | The Warwick, Murals 54 Room, Avenue of the Americas at 65 West 54th
Registrants may bring one guest to the reception who must be registered in advance


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

Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq., Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C., Garden City

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

2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Reducing Stress and Improving Focus, Effectiveness and Productivity through Mindfulness – 
Lessons for the Bar and Bench

Harvard-educated lawyer and mindfulness expert, Jon Krop offers a hands-on introduction to “mindfulness”, a simple mental practice that attorneys and judges can use to reduce stress and improve productivity tailored to the challenges faced by those in the legal profession. He will guide participants through short exercises that sharpen focus, calm the mind and cultivate resilience in the face of anxiety and stress. You will not want to miss this lecture. 

Jon Krop, Esq., Mindfulness for Lawyers, Brooklyn, NY

2:50 pm to 3:00 pm
Refreshment Break

3:00 pm  to 4:40 pm
Matrimonial Case Update: The Year In Review
Join us on a walk through 2017’s most interesting cases, the new statute’s affects thus far, and issues on the horizon.

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

The Family Law Section Gratefully Acknowledges the Support of Our

AM18 Family Law Gold Sponsors


AM18 Family Law Bronze Sponsors Updated


Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 3.0 credit hours (1.0 in Law Practice Management and 2.0 in Professional Practice). This program is transitional and is suitable for MCLE credit for both newly-admitted attorney and experienced attorneys.

Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 12, 2018. For more details, please contact Catheryn Teeter in writing at New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or

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 Catheryn Teeter at 518-487-5573 or

For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association or on the web at The rate will be based on room selection (single/double occupancy) and arrival/departure dates with additional taxes and hotel fees. The discounted rate for January 21st and January 22nd is $179 per night. The discounted rate for January 23rd through January 28th is $229 per night. A rate of $209 will be offered to those with overlapping dates.  Reservations must be made by December 15, 2017. 

For questions about this specific program, please contact Catheryn Teeter at 518-487-5573. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.