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Lawyer Well-Being Webinar Series

October 2019 - June 2020
Free Webinars presented on the second Tuesday of each month
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

February 11: Student Loan Issues for the Seasoned Practitioner
Leslie H. Tayne, Esq., Tayne Law Group, P.C.

March 10: The Very Real Threat of Identity Theft: Measures for Prevention, Detection and Recovery
James LaPiedra, CFP, Guided Professional Solutions LLC 


Webinar Series Online On Demand Archives 

To view the materials submitted for each of these webinars, click here

Palliative Care, Hospice and Relevant Laws
David C. Leven, JD | Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant, End of Life Choices New York 

A Future by Chance or a Future by Design
Larry Ganim, Founder and President of Ganim Financial and GFS Wealth Management Advisors, Inc.

The Little Known Living Benefits of a Life Insurance Policy
Henry Montag, CFP, CLTC, Managing Director of The TOLI Center East

NYS Delinquent Taxpayers: Beware of the Tax Collector
Karen Tenenbaum, Esq., Tenenbaum Law, P.C. & Leo Gabovich, Esq., Tenenbaum Law, P.C. 


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Senior Lawyers Section

Pro Bono Awards Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
2020 Winners:
George G. Mackey, Barclay Damon LLP
Jonathan J. Lerner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

LPM Day: 20/20 Vision
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Beekman, 2nd Floor
Lunch will be included.
(Co-sponsored by the Senior Lawyers Section)

VIEW PROGRAM AGENDA HERE



SENIOR LAWYERS SECTION PRESENTS A SERIES OF FREE LAWYER WELL-BEING WEBINARS BEGINNING WITH:

STUDENT LOAN ISSUES FOR THE SEASONED PRACTITIONER
PRESENTED BY: LESLIE H. TAYNE, ESQ., TAYNE LAW GROUP, P.C.

FEBRUARY 11, 2020
12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.

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Escaping the student loan crisis is nearly impossible in today’s world. And the legal sphere is no exception. Leslie H. Tayne, Esq. will provide knowledge about how to help you, your staff and clients navigate the challenges of the ever-confusing student loan debt landscape.


Lawyers are in more student loan debt than ever. As a result, your next hire is likely to be carrying student loan debt. Those are employed with your firm may be struggling to pay off their schooling as well and impacting their career decisions. Experienced practitioners may be tasked with facing student loan debt issues at every level and should now be included as part of good practice management.


Leslie will discuss the following key topics that seasoned lawyers may face regarding student loan debt:


  • Understanding student loan debt repayment strategies
  • Offering compensation options that is includes options for managing debt
  • Providing other benefits including education on student loan debt
  • Understanding how to help more seasoned lawyers who still struggle with debt
  • Leveraging your connections to provide student loan resources to your employees and clients 

Leslie H. Tayne, Esq. is an award-winning financial attorney and author of Life & Debt. She has over 20 years of experience in consumer and business financial debt solutions which include negotiations with large international banks and credit agencies for loans, lines of credit, credit cards and student loans. Leslie is the founder and managing director of Tayne Law Group, P.C., a law firm headquartered in New York dedicated to debt solutions. Leslie is a frequently sought-out for her expertise on financial, credit and debt topics in the media and as a speaker, she regularly provides insight and strategies regarding all areas of debt and credit-related solutions to outlets like the Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, US News and World Report, MSN, among others.



Generously co-sponsored by:
Elder Law and Special Needs Section
General Practice Section
Young Lawyers Section

FREE WEBINARS PRESENTED ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH

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Not a member of the Senior Lawyers Section? Dues are only only $20 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)  



SENIOR LAWYERS SECTION PRESENTS A SERIES OF FREE LAWYER WELL-BEING WEBINARS BEGINNING WITH:

THE VERY REAL THREAT OF IDENTITY THEFT: MEASURES FOR PREVENTION, DETECTION AND RECOVERY
PRESENTED BY: JAMES LAPIEDRA, CFP, GUIDED PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS LLC 

MARCH 10, 2020
12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.

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Identity theft can destroy your reputation, deplete your bank accounts, and do serious damage to your financial future.  You need a complete solution to prevent it, detect it, and recover from it when it happens.                                             


This rapidly growing epidemic has completely changed the scope of what’s required in protecting ourselves. Gone are the days of just relying solely on credit monitoring services. New vulnerabilities require individuals to be more proactive, vigilant, and self-reliant than ever before. Today’s reality: prepare or repair. The choice is yours.                                                 


This program will clearly outline the problem and explain how to:


  • Asses your current risk factors;
  • Reduce your vulnerability;
  • Proactively monitor for suspicious activity;
  • Respond quickly to restore a compromised identity.

By learning how real people become victims, you’ll be able to minimize your chances of becoming a victim and take the proper steps if you’re targeted. View our webinar and learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your future. 


James LaPiedra, CFP® is a former commander with the New York City Police Department and senior corporate security manager. He is the president and CEO od ID360°, and identity theft risk management and recovery provider. He holds the Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS) and the Certified Identity Protection Advisor (CIPA) designations. Jim is the author of IDENTITY LOCKDOWN: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Identity Theft Protection. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional concentrating in retirement and distribution strategies. Jim earned a BBA in Accounting from St. John’s University.


Jeffrey A. Kerman, JD, CWS is an independent financial advisor who enjoys working with his clients and listening to their unique stories. As the Senior Managing Director of Wealth Partners Advisors LLC, Jeff specializes in combining the estate planning, financial, investments, insurance, tax and the business planning processes for people who want more confidence and satisfaction in their financial matters. He helps clients align their values and goals into a rational financial and life Plan. Jeff has spoken and published articles on various financial, investment, and retirement planning topics, and he also holds the Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS®) designation. Please feel free to check out Jeff’s financial services website at www.wealthpartnersadvisors.com.


Generously co-sponsored by:
Elder Law and Special Needs Section
General Practice Section
Young Lawyers Section

FREE WEBINARS PRESENTED ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH

REGISTER HERE

Not a member of the Senior Lawyers Section? Dues are only only $20 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)   

Senior Lawyers Section 2019 Fall Meeting 

Succession Planning: Retirement 101

Planning for the Golden Years. 
This full-day program will provide an overview of succession planning and practical strategies and advice on planning ahead, including:

  • Financial Planning Issues Impacting Your Retirement from the Practice of Law
  • Long Term Care Insurance and Planning for Long Term Care
  • Federal and New York Estate and Gift Tax Issues
  • The Sale of a Law Practice and its Tax Issues
  • The Mechanics of a Sale of a Law Practice
  • What Other Issues Will Impact My Retirement and Finances

Thursday, October 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Live Program

DoubleTree Hilton Tarrytown
455 S Broadway | Tarrytown, NY

6.0 MCLE Credits 
4.0 Areas of Professional Practice | 1.0 Law Practice Management | 1.0 Ethics

NYSBA Members: $175 | Non-Members: $275

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As people are living and working longer, the definition of what it means to be a senior continues to evolve. The demographics affect us all, including lawyers. Senior lawyers currently make up 25 percent of the Association’s membership, and include those who continue to work full time at law firms or in solo practices, as well as those who opt for part-time employment opportunities or donate pro bono services in their communities. In July 2006, the New York State Bar Association formed a special committee to recognize such lawyers and the unique issues that they face. As the result of the work of this committee, in 2008, the House of Delegates approved creation of the first Senior Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Meet the Chair:

Anthony Enea

Anthony J. Enea, Esq. (view profile)

Executive Committee Roster

Senior Lawyers Section Profile

Lawyers who are age 55 or older have valuable experience, talents, and interests. Many such senior lawyers are considering or have already decided whether to continue to pursue their full-time legal careers or whether to transition to a new position, a reduced time commitment at their current position and/or retirement from a full-time legal career. Accordingly, the Senior Lawyers Section has been created and charged with the mission of:

  • Providing opportunities to senior lawyers to continue and maintain their legal careers as well as to utilize their expertise in such activities as delivering pro bono and civic service, mentoring younger lawyers, serving on boards of directors for business and charitable organizations, and lecturing and writing;
  • Providing programs and services in matters such as job opportunities; CLE programs; seminars and lectures; career transition counseling; pro bono training; networking and social activities; recreational, travel and other programs designed to improve the quality of life of senior lawyers; and professional, financial and retirement planning; and
  • Acting as a voice of senior lawyers within the Association and the community

Scope of Activities

The Senior Lawyers Section seeks to address such issues as:

  • Career continuity
  • Career changes
  • The desire and opportunity to:
    • Render pro bono service
    • Serve on boards
    • Mentor other attorneys
    • Take CLE courses relevant to seniors
  • Social activities for seniors

2019-20 Section Officers

Chair: Anthony J. Enea
Treasurer: Charles E. Lapp, III


VIEW THE LATEST SENIOR LAWYER

The Senior Lawyer features substantive articles for lawyers who are age 55 or older and is published to help with career continuity and career changes. Articles that have appeared in past issues include such topics as value of important papers, estate planning, ethical issues, life settlements and retaining and maintaining closed files. Also included are updates on Section news, committee reports, programs and events. The Senior Lawyer is published by the Senior Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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Senior Lawyers SEction Community

We are pleased to announce that the Senior Lawyers Section now offers a a professional online private community—for Senior Lawyers Section members only.

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The new Community offers a wealth of valuable tools:

  • Online discussion forum (also accessible by email)
  • Resource Library (repository of information)
  • searchable directory of all members
  • individual profiles (linkable to LinkedIn)
  • personalized privacy settings
  • customized options for receiving communications (format, frequency)
  • free downloadable mobile app

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If you have questions or need assistance with the Community, please contact NYSBA IT staff Brandon Vogel at [email protected] or 518-487-5644.

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