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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/

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 about the real-world events and circumstances that happen at or surrounding trial and typically are not discussed in law school textbooks, case law or put into statutes.

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

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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

The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the 2019 admissions program to the United States Supreme Court. You do not need to be a member of the Young Lawyers Section to participate. 

The ceremony for admission to the United States Supreme Court is scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019. Our last Supreme Court admissions program was well-received and filled up very quickly. Please note that this program is strictly limited to 50 applicants. 

If you are interested in participating in this exciting event, please return the pre-registration form with appropriate fee(s) no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2019. In June, we will forward you the appropriate paperwork with instructions for processing your actual admission application and application fee of $200. Pre-registration does not guarantee you a spot in the admission program, only a completed application secures a spot. See the pre-registration form for more details. 

Please note: To qualify for admission to the bar of the United States Supreme Court, you must have been admitted to practice in the highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory, Possession or the District of Columbia since at least November 17, 2016. 

For those interested in applying, we suggest you immediately obtain an original Certificate of Good Standing from the Appellate Division where you were admitted. You must obtain an original which cannot be more than one-year old. 

The limit of 50 applicants will be based upon the first 50 completed applications and application fees ($200 Supreme Court Application fee), and not upon the receipt of your pre-registration form. Please note: Do not send in the $200 Application fee now. 

While you do not have to be a member of the Young Lawyers Section to participate, preference will be given to Young Lawyer Section members, followed by the order in which your application is received. Again, we are limited to a total of 50 applicants. If you are not a member of the Young Lawyers Section, and would like to become one, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at ajasiewicz@nysba.org or 518.487.5682. In the event that you have pre-registered, but are not timely in forwarding the properly completed application, your registration fee will be refunded prior to October 21, 2019. 

Please mark your calendar with the important deadline dates listed below. To view the program brochure and pre-registration form, click here

Deadline Dates 


May 1, 2019 
Pre-registration form and event fees must be received at the Bar Center in Albany 

  

August 15, 2019 
Supreme Court completed applications and $200 application fee 

  

October 21, 2019
Refunds will not be issued after this date 


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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