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Women's Bar Association of the State of New York Course Catalogue

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Cultural Humility and Competence, Serving Your Clients Better by Anticipating Diversity

Presented by Heather Neu, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Have you ever found yourself at a loss when trying to discuss an integral part of your client’s identity? Have you ever sensed a client’s discomfort without being able to pinpoint the so READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Have you ever found yourself at a loss when trying to discuss an integral part of your client’s identity? Have you ever sensed a client’s discomfort without being able to pinpoint the source? We mean well, but our knowledge is limited largely by our own lived experiences. To counteract this, we must strive for cultural competemility, which is dedicating ourselves to cultural humility toward an end goal of cultural competence. This CLE will help define the big terms surrounding diversity to enable better discussions and help you identify your own implicit biases. Most importantly, you will walk away with strategies for interrupting our own biases and practical tips for working with specific marginalized groups.
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IOLTA 101: Escrows, Clients’ Funds, Attorney’s Obligations & Responsibilities

Presented by Edward Dewalters, Navpreet K. Gil, Esq., Kerstin Veltze


Hours – 1.0 Ethics & Professionalism
A beginners guide on how attorney trust accounts work and how to handle them both professionally and ethically. Capital One will show the different products they have and share stories about READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 Ethics & Professionalism
A beginners guide on how attorney trust accounts work and how to handle them both professionally and ethically. Capital One will show the different products they have and share stories about some unique trust account problems. Attorney Preet Gill will go over the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, specifically addressing the rules on attorney trust funds. She will share resources about who to consult when there is a question and will go over best practices when it comes to managing the attorney trust accounts.
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Protecting Your Clients Medicare Benefits

Presented by Kelly Koster, Esq., Craig Pawley


Hours – 1.0 Professional Practice
This program will discuss settling cases with a Medicare beneficiary and understanding the Secondary Payor Statue. The seminar will also address Medicare Liens, Future Medicare Set Asides, a READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 Professional Practice
This program will discuss settling cases with a Medicare beneficiary and understanding the Secondary Payor Statue. The seminar will also address Medicare Liens, Future Medicare Set Asides, and how to administer these funds while adhering to the CMS requirements. anton & Romano, LLP.
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Introduction to Implicit Bias and the Law

Presented by Sarah K. Moore, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
The course will discuss the new category of CLE credit: “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias established in 2018 and the history and background of why NYS Continuing Legal Education READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
The course will discuss the new category of CLE credit: “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias established in 2018 and the history and background of why NYS Continuing Legal Education Board decided to create the new category. Ms. Moore will discuss the definition of Implicit Bias and how it has been observed and measured in the legal profession by citing studies and playing video clips. She will discuss how legal practitioner can learn about their own implicit bias and techniques to use to avoid it while practicing law.
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How to Successfully Handle Retirement Benefit Division in Divorce Agreements

Presented by Erin K. Colgan, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
The CLE will discuss an overview of Qualified Domestic Relation Orders, discuss the process for valuing retirement benefits in a divorce proceeding and go over specific issues that attorneys READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
The CLE will discuss an overview of Qualified Domestic Relation Orders, discuss the process for valuing retirement benefits in a divorce proceeding and go over specific issues that attorneys must anticipate and deal with when valuing retirement benefits in a matrimonial action.
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New York’s Raise the Age Legislation: An Overview and Update

Presented by Antonia Assenso, Esq., Alison M. Hamanjian, Esq., Manuel Ortega, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
An overview of New York’s juvenile justice system prior to enactment of the raise the age legislation. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
An overview of New York’s juvenile justice system prior to enactment of the raise the age legislation.
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Workers’ Compensation Law Basics

Presented by Clarissa M. Rodriguez, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Designed as an introductory overview of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law, including basic issues of employer-employee relationship, statutory scope and coverage, presumptions u READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Designed as an introductory overview of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law, including basic issues of employer-employee relationship, statutory scope and coverage, presumptions under the law, accidents and occupational diseases, claims resolution and the appeals process. The course will also touch on volunteer opportunities with the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board’s pro se legal project; the Injured Workers Legal Assistance Project.
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Making a Trial Record to Preserve Reproductive Rights before the U.S. Supreme Court

Presented by David Brown, Esq., Ilene Jaroslaw, Esq., Kathaleen Pittman, Travis J. Tu, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
An airtight trial record is at least as important to a Supreme Court case as the art of appellate advocacy. This program will focus on the trial team’s strategy before the district court t READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
An airtight trial record is at least as important to a Supreme Court case as the art of appellate advocacy. This program will focus on the trial team’s strategy before the district court to build a record that tackled head on anticipated challenges from a hostile Fifth Circuit and a changing SCOTUS. Attendees will learn the considerations behind choosing the right lead plaintiff, witnesses, experts, documents, and venue in a test case of the constitutionality of a state law.
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The ABC’s of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Presented by Donna Furey, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This CLE will provide a basic understanding of estate planning concepts and documents, Surrogate’s Court law and procedure and Medicaid law and planning. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This CLE will provide a basic understanding of estate planning concepts and documents, Surrogate’s Court law and procedure and Medicaid law and planning.
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Microsoft Teams Training

Presented by Valerie Buzzell, Michael Wagner, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Practice Management
The New York State Court System is moving from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams for Virtual appearances. Join the Ninth Judicial District Microsoft Teams meeting overview to earn CLE cr READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Practice Management
The New York State Court System is moving from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams for Virtual appearances. Join the Ninth Judicial District Microsoft Teams meeting overview to earn CLE credit and to learn more about the transition and to get ready to participate in this new communication platform.
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Trends in Cybercrime

Presented by Elizabeth Roper, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This presentation will focus on the cyber crime threat landscape over the past year, from the perspective of a local prosecutor’s office. The topics and trends covered will include busines READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This presentation will focus on the cyber crime threat landscape over the past year, from the perspective of a local prosecutor’s office. The topics and trends covered will include business email compromise fraud; fraud involving cryptocurrencies, including ransomware and account takeovers; and trafficking of personal identifying information online.
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Diversity & Inclusion – Consideration in 2021 & Beyond

Presented by Prof. Michael L. Fox, JD


Hours – 1.0 / Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
This program will address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by examining federal and New York State laws as they apply to employment, as well as businesses and their customers in our society. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
This program will address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by examining federal and New York State laws as they apply to employment, as well as businesses and their customers in our society. The program materials will discuss several of the United States Supreme Court's 2020 landmark cases, examine how diversity and inclusion efforts are moving forward in 2021, and also evaluate certain areas where efforts still fall short.
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The Perils of Prenups

Presented by Chaim Steinberger, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
Prenuptial agreements are becoming ever more popular even as most people recognize that a prenup often hurts the relationship and can even cause its very destruction. In many instances a pre READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
Prenuptial agreements are becoming ever more popular even as most people recognize that a prenup often hurts the relationship and can even cause its very destruction. In many instances a prenup in New York accomplishes nothing, so there is no reason to incur its serious risks. Yet, in other instances, a prenup might actually be needed. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss when a prenup is not necessary and when it is, the harms a typical prenup causes, and how to prepare and negotiate one so that it improves, rather than harms, the betrotheds’ relationship.
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After the Conviction

After the Conviction – Helping People Restore Their Rights

Presented by Elizabeth A. Justesen, Esq., MSW


Hours – 1.5 / Skills
There are over 35,000 collateral consequences to the criminal conviction throughout the United States. They can range from voting and housing restrictions, denial of bank loans, and employme READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Skills
There are over 35,000 collateral consequences to the criminal conviction throughout the United States. They can range from voting and housing restrictions, denial of bank loans, and employment and educational license denial. Despite these ongoing issues, many practitioners fail to appreciate the great work that can be done in the post-conviction arena to help their clients move forward in their lives. This CLE will look at the overall picture of collateral consequences, explore the obligations under Kentucky v. Padilla, and review the various types of post-conviction relief that is instrumental in helping post-conviction clients achieve their goals, particularly certificates of relief from civil disabilities, certificates of good conduct, and sealing motions. Attendants will get a thorough review of each type of relief available, including the forms and tips on enhancing their clients’ applications.
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#MeThree? Navigating Conflicting Standards in Sexual Harassment Law

Presented by Elizabeth Ledkovsky, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
As accusations and allegations of sexual harassment continue to make headlines, employers, educators, attorneys, and courts must answer a fundamental question, What IS sexual harassment, any READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
As accusations and allegations of sexual harassment continue to make headlines, employers, educators, attorneys, and courts must answer a fundamental question, What IS sexual harassment, anyway? This program offers an overview of the changing landscape of sexual harassment law, focusing on current, often conflicting, legal standards imposed by recent changes to both state and federal law: the New York Human Rights Law (Executive Law §§ 290 et seq.), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC §§ 2000e et seq.; 29 CFR Part 1601), and, most controversially, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 USC §§ 1681 et seq.; 34 CFR Part 106), recently implemented regulations which explicitly apply to employment in specific contexts. Thorough jurisprudence has been applied to only one of these statutes in their current iterations, leaving litigants and policy-makers and litigators with questions that remain to be explored.
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Whose Baby is it Anyway

Presented by Susan Baldomar, Andrea Braverman, Ph.D., Shari R. Gordin, Esq., Denise Seidelman, Esq., Yifat Shaltiel, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Legislation concerning surrogacy, with the support of WBASNY, was finally passed in New York, making gestational surrogacy legal as of February 15, 2021. This program provides an overview of READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Legislation concerning surrogacy, with the support of WBASNY, was finally passed in New York, making gestational surrogacy legal as of February 15, 2021. This program provides an overview of the new surrogacy law, and the requirements of a Gestational Carrier Agreement. The program will also address how intended parents, surrogates and the children born through assisted reproduction technology are impacted from a psychological perspective. Additionally, the program will exhibit a mock interview between an attorney and an intended parent, and address the everyday practices surrounding surrogacy.
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Reasonable Accommodations in an Unreasonable World

Presented by Jacqueline Phipps Polito


Hours – 1.0 / Practice Management
This presentation is designed to help employers navigate the world of “accommodations” – traditional and new – made complex by a global pandemic and administrative guidance that seem READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Practice Management
This presentation is designed to help employers navigate the world of “accommodations” – traditional and new – made complex by a global pandemic and administrative guidance that seems to change from one day to the next. The speaker will address the resurgence of traditional accommodation requests under the ADA and requests made under NY leave laws, along with the increase in nontraditional “accommodation” requests not necessarily covered or well explained by the current legal framework.
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New Frontiers in Family Law in a Post-COVID-19 World

Presented by Jacqueline Harounian, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
During the past two decades, the concept of parenthood has been dramatically redefined. Shared custody has been normalized. Gender roles are in flux, but also evolving are assisted reproduct READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
During the past two decades, the concept of parenthood has been dramatically redefined. Shared custody has been normalized. Gender roles are in flux, but also evolving are assisted reproductive technologies and laws addressing parenting options and reproductive rights. Fertility treatments are becoming increasingly popular, destigmatized and more widely accepted, and increasingly, covered by insurance. LGBTQ couples and single parents have contributed to the demand. All of these modern parenthood options are creating a new frontier in family law. Legal complications abound when it comes to parental rights and child custody, especially in the absence of a written agreement between the parents.
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Lessons Learned During a Pandemic

Presented by Maritza Buitrago, Esq., Laura M. Catina, Esq., Kimberly F. Duguay, Esq., Tiffany C. Malcolm, Esq., Joy A. Thompson, Esq., Andrea E. Tomaino, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Ethics/Professionalism
A panel discussion of professional and personal challenges faced during the pandemic as at READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Ethics/Professionalism
A panel discussion of professional and personal challenges faced during the pandemic as attorneys, coping strategies implemented and lessons learned going forward. Discussion of attorney ethical and professional responsibility considerations.
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Organizing Your Small/Solo Practice

Presented by Ravi Cattry, Esq., Madison Porzio, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Practice Management
Learn how to minimize your work related stress by organizing your practice to effectively use your time, meet deadlines and maintain communication with your clients, opposing counsel and the READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Practice Management
Learn how to minimize your work related stress by organizing your practice to effectively use your time, meet deadlines and maintain communication with your clients, opposing counsel and the Courts.
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Till Death do Us Part: Right of Election Planning

Presented by Jay P. Sheryll, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
What is the Right of Election? How Does Separation and Divorce Affect the Right of Election? ow to Spot Additional Value for Your Clients READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
What is the Right of Election? How Does Separation and Divorce Affect the Right of Election? ow to Spot Additional Value for Your Clients
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Improving Outcomes for Families

Presented by Racheal Howitz, Michelle Stein, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This presentation will advise family law professionals of communication technology ordered by the court in high conflict custody and visitation matters. Professionals will learn how they can READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This presentation will advise family law professionals of communication technology ordered by the court in high conflict custody and visitation matters. Professionals will learn how they can stay informed of co-parent communication through the use of online tools. Each attendee will receive examples of agreements and court orders currently used to specify parent and professional level use of OurFamilyWizard, as well as a full demonstration of the available features.
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New York Mechanics’ Liens – A Primer

Presented by Lia E. Fierro, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
A basic primer on mechanics’ liens in New York. This program will enable you to understand the types of mechanics’ liens available, necessary content, filing and service requirements, am READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
A basic primer on mechanics’ liens in New York. This program will enable you to understand the types of mechanics’ liens available, necessary content, filing and service requirements, amendments, duration, and extension. It will also address discharge and foreclosure of mechanics’ liens.
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Land Use Law Roles and Responsibilities of Local Government Boards

Presented by Kelly M. Naughton, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Zoning and land use cases are diverse and numerous, and often completely unique to specific circumstances. This CLE is designed to provide general working knowledge of the regulatory framewo READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Zoning and land use cases are diverse and numerous, and often completely unique to specific circumstances. This CLE is designed to provide general working knowledge of the regulatory framework and practical tips for municipal representation.
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Virtual Trials: From Judges’ Perspectives

Presented by Hon. Richard A. Dollinger, Hon. Doris M. Gonzalez, Hon. Cheryl A. Joseph, Hon. Nancy Quinn Koba, Hon. Ellen M. Spodek


Hours – 2.0 / Skills
Panelists will provide guidance to the Bar on do’s and don’ts when appearing before them based on their experiences. READ MORE

Hours – 2.0 / Skills
Panelists will provide guidance to the Bar on do’s and don’ts when appearing before them based on their experiences.
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Discovery Guidelines in Personal Injury Cases: Perspective from Plaintiff and Defense

Presented by Sofya Janashvili, Esq., Luis Ras, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 / Skills
What Is Discovery? Discovery can be understood simply as the exchange of information between the parties in the lawsuit, including the exchange of evidence, witnesses and facts about the cas READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Skills
What Is Discovery? Discovery can be understood simply as the exchange of information between the parties in the lawsuit, including the exchange of evidence, witnesses and facts about the case. Discovery enables everyone involved to know the facts and information about the case.
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Virtual Depositions, Trials & Proceedings: How to Avoid Going Viral in a Pandemic

Presented by Courtney Begley, Esq., Mary Kavanagh, Esq., Anthony Minervini, Hon. Ralph J, Porzio


Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the court system converting many matters to a virtual model in a short period of time. This CLE will cover topics in virtual proceedings since March 202 READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the court system converting many matters to a virtual model in a short period of time. This CLE will cover topics in virtual proceedings since March 2020, specifically, protocols and procedures for bench trials and hearings. Judge Porzio will cover the submission of evidence, witness testimony, and virtual decorum. This CLE will also include an ethics component regarding privilege, competence, and professionalism. Lexitas will discuss how to conduct successful depositions in a post-Covid world.
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Landlord & Tenant Residential Law – What to Expect Post Pandemic and Moratorium

Presented by Michael Kohan, Esq., Sateesh Nori, Esq., Adam Zabary, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Let the experts in landlord and tenant law give you insight and tips on what to expect and how to navigate through post pandemic residential housing proceedings. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Let the experts in landlord and tenant law give you insight and tips on what to expect and how to navigate through post pandemic residential housing proceedings.
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Diversity, Contemporary Practice and Your Mental Health

Presented by Mark Anderson, Esq., Ravi Cattry, Esq., Tiffany C. Malcolm, Esq., Madison Porzio, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Practice Management and 1.0 / Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Watch this program for a compelling discussion on diversity and bias in the practice of law. Learn how lessons in diversity can help preserve our mental health and influence the atmosphere f READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Practice Management and 1.0 / Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Watch this program for a compelling discussion on diversity and bias in the practice of law. Learn how lessons in diversity can help preserve our mental health and influence the atmosphere for those we practice with.
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Article 81 Guardianships: Conducting The Virtual Hearing

Presented by Joseph M. Accetta, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Since the onset of COVID-19 over one year ago, virtual technology has altered procedures. This program will “roadmap” a new Guardianship process from filing to virtual proceedings. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Since the onset of COVID-19 over one year ago, virtual technology has altered procedures. This program will “roadmap” a new Guardianship process from filing to virtual proceedings.
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Residential Foreclosures During Covid-19. What You Need to Know

Presented by Joseph Battista, Esq., Charles Das, Kristen Dubowski, Esq., Daniel S. Gordon, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 Professional Practice
Tips on Foreclosure Modification paper work, roles of the defense and plaintiff in foreclosures and the foreclosure conference. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 Professional Practice
Tips on Foreclosure Modification paper work, roles of the defense and plaintiff in foreclosures and the foreclosure conference.
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Employment Law – The Basics

Presented by Elizabeth Hunter, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
A basic primer on employment law in New York. This program will discuss the basics of at-will employment; employee versus independent contractor status; noncompetition and restrictive covena READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
A basic primer on employment law in New York. This program will discuss the basics of at-will employment; employee versus independent contractor status; noncompetition and restrictive covenants and wage and hour laws.
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One Year Later – How The Pandemic Changed Our Profession

Presented by Karen L. Johansen, Esq., Jane Silverman, Esq.


Hours – 0.5 / Ethics/Professionalism / 0.5 Skills
This program focuses on the challenges presented in serving clients virtually and lessons learned during the transition to remote services READ MORE

Hours – 0.5 / Ethics/Professionalism / 0.5 Skills
This program focuses on the challenges presented in serving clients virtually and lessons learned during the transition to remote services
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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: A Family Court Overview

Presented by Hon. Janet McFarland, Soukaina Sourouri, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This CLE will cover topics regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings in Family Court, including Special Findings Orders, evidence, and the best interest of the child. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This CLE will cover topics regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings in Family Court, including Special Findings Orders, evidence, and the best interest of the child.
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The Basics of Statutory Hearings and Notices of Claim

Presented by Teresa R. Nuccio, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
In this one hour CLE program, the speaker will explain a general overview of Statutory Hearings and Notices of Claim against the City of New York. Further, she will discuss different state/c READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
In this one hour CLE program, the speaker will explain a general overview of Statutory Hearings and Notices of Claim against the City of New York. Further, she will discuss different state/city entities, statutes of limitations, physical exam requirements, and updates in the law.
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Crafting an Effective Appeal

Presented by Catherine Murphy, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 / Skills
This CLE will show you the skills that enable attorneys to present compelling appeals and achieve the best outcomes for their clients. It will describe effective techniques for analyzing you READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Skills
This CLE will show you the skills that enable attorneys to present compelling appeals and achieve the best outcomes for their clients. It will describe effective techniques for analyzing your case, writing powerful briefs, and making strong oral arguments. It will also address preservation, standards of review, special issues in assigned practice and differences in practicing before the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals.
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Ethics in eDiscovery

Presented by Tara S. Emory, Esq,


Hours – 1.0 / Ethics/Professionalism
The complexities created by technology in litigation, particularly in the context of eDiscovery, raise the question about the measures a lawyer should take to satisfy the duty of competence READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Ethics/Professionalism
The complexities created by technology in litigation, particularly in the context of eDiscovery, raise the question about the measures a lawyer should take to satisfy the duty of competence and adequately represent the interests of clients in discovery. This program will explore these issues and spotlight ethical standards and practical steps counsel should consider to help clients meet their discovery obligations. Topics covered include: Developing a better grasp of the new sources of electronically stored information subject to preservation and production in litigation, gaining an understanding regarding advanced search methodologies and the role of analytics in eDiscovery and safeguarding client confidences, attorney-client privileged materials, and attorney work product.
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CPSA: Parents in Surrogacy

Presented by Melissa Brisman, Esq., Yifat Shaltiel, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Legislation concerning surrogacy, with the support of WBASNY, was finally passed in New York, making gestational surrogacy legal as of February 15, 2021. This program provides an overview of READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Legislation concerning surrogacy, with the support of WBASNY, was finally passed in New York, making gestational surrogacy legal as of February 15, 2021. This program provides an overview of the new surrogacy law, and how parentage via a Pre-Birth Order is established under the CPSA in NY courts.
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All About Ethics Jeopardy

Presented by Natoya McGhie, Esq., Lesley E. Niebel, Esq


Hours – 1.0 / Ethics/Professionalism
An interactive program on a discussion of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Categories will focus on ethical issues, then provide the corresponding “questions.” Topics will include READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Ethics/Professionalism
An interactive program on a discussion of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Categories will focus on ethical issues, then provide the corresponding “questions.” Topics will include Conflict of Interest, Maintenance of Bank Accounts, Advertising and Duties to Clients.
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Title IX Turns 50 – History, Hurdles & Hot Topics

Presented by Edwina Frances Martin, Esq., Alexandra M. Santo, Esq., Elizabeth M. Walker, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Ethics/Professionalism
June 23, 2022 marks the Fiftieth Anniversary of Title IX, the groundbreaking Federal Civil Rights Law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the context of education. Originall READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Ethics/Professionalism
June 23, 2022 marks the Fiftieth Anniversary of Title IX, the groundbreaking Federal Civil Rights Law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the context of education. Originally enacted with the intention of correcting imbalances between women’s and men’s sports, it has survived many challenges throughout the years, and significantly expanded its reach. This presentation will provide a background to Title IX, analyze its evolution through the Obama and Trump Administrations, and discuss the current crossroads that Title IX faces under Biden’s presidency, including new developing legislation surrounding transgender athletes.
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Women in the Highest Courts: History in the Making

Presented by Hon. Jenny Rivera, Bella S. Satra, Esq., Hon. Shirley Troutman


Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
In light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court nomination, this program will focus on women in the highest courts and how they obtained their seats. We will have a jurist from the NYS Court of Ap READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Professional Practice
In light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court nomination, this program will focus on women in the highest courts and how they obtained their seats. We will have a jurist from the NYS Court of Appeals provide an overview of women sitting in the higher courts in both the United States and New York State and its significance. A representative from the Governor’s office will discuss the screening process to attain a higher court seat in New York State and a jurist who recently attained a seat in the Court of Appeals will also discuss her ascension.
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Planning for the Next Chapter in Your Career

Presented by Claire P. Gutekunst, Esq., Laurel R. Kretzing, Esq., Amrita Mahabaleswara, Esq., Morgan F. Mouchette, Esq., Yifat Shaltiel, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
A career in law should be meaningful. It should give the attorney a sense of fulfillment. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
A career in law should be meaningful. It should give the attorney a sense of fulfillment. The last few years have presented challenges to many, including attorneys. If it is becoming apparent that a change in one’s practice, place of employment is desired or even needed, what strategies should be employed so any such transition is beneficial. Making a career change is a serious decision. Having the necessary tools is vital. The information presented will provide knowledge to assist one to embark on a path that will enable one to explore future career options and opportunities.
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Litigating Interstate Custody Cases, a Primer on the UCCJEA

Presented by Donna Genovese, Esq., Karen L. Johansen, Esq., Shari B. Rackman, Esq.


Hours – 0.5 / Skills 0.5 Practice Management
This program will provide an overview of New York law as it relates to initial custody and modification of custody proceedings where interstate custody issues arise. The presenters will disc READ MORE

Hours – 0.5 / Skills 0.5 Practice Management
This program will provide an overview of New York law as it relates to initial custody and modification of custody proceedings where interstate custody issues arise. The presenters will discuss the relevant case law and statutes, as well as address hypothetical cases and application of the law to the fact patterns.
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Title IX Sexual Harassment on College and University Campuses

Presented by Susan Carroll, Esq., Julie Gaughran, Esq., Thomas McDonald, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Panelists will provide will provide a brief history of the shifting Title IX Regulations as they relate to sexual harassment on college and university campuses. Each panelist will provide th READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Panelists will provide will provide a brief history of the shifting Title IX Regulations as they relate to sexual harassment on college and university campuses. Each panelist will provide their unique perspective and insight into the shifts in the Title IX Regulations as they relate to the definition of sexual assault, standards of proof, investigations, evidence, hearing procedures, cross-examination, and more. Panelists will share their thoughts on where the pendulum should land.
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wbasny - Premises Liability - A View from Both Sides of the Bench

Premises Liability: A View from Both Sides of the Bench: A Panel Discussion

Presented by Mary Kavanagh, Esq., Eve K, Newman, Esq,, Hon. Ralph J, Porzio, Joseph Romagnolo, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This CLE will cover topics in homeowner premise liability claims, such as injuries resulting from slip and falls, trip and falls, and dog bites. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This CLE will cover topics in homeowner premise liability claims, such as injuries resulting from slip and falls, trip and falls, and dog bites.
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