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


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 (1.5 Credits in Skills)
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.

Terrence L. Tarver, Esq.

Tarver Law Firm
Garden City, NY

10:15 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.  Preparing Prenuptial Agreements for Young Professionals (1.0 Credit in Skills)
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.

Michael D. DiFalco, Esq.

Aiello, DiFalco & Gianakos LLP
Garden City, NY

11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.      

11:20 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   Introduction to Entertainment Law (1.0 Credit in Skills)
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.

Anne L. LaBarbera, Esq.

Thomas LaBarbera Counselors at Law Professional Corporation, NYC

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.