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

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Equal Rights Amendment at the State and Federal Levels

Presented by Katharine Bodde, Esq., Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin, Wendy Murphy, Esq., Maria T. Vullo, Esq.


Hours – 0.5 Professional Practice / 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
First proposed almost a century ago and pasnal Practice / 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Biassed by Congress in 1972, the Federal constitutional amendment — whose main clause READ MORE

Hours – 0.5 Professional Practice / 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
First proposed almost a century ago and pasnal Practice / 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Biassed by Congress in 1972, the Federal constitutional amendment — whose main clause reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” — has sweeping implications. For women, it would bolster pay equity, domestic violence laws and pregnancy discrimination protections, among many other things. It could also affect men, such as by guaranteeing paid paternity leave equal to maternity leave. Panelists will discuss the implications and history of the ERA, including legal challenges opposing a Federal constitutional change; the current political climate and its impact on ratification; and the current legislative efforts in New York to pass a state constitutional amendment to enshrine protections against gender discrimination.
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Key Employment Law Considerations in the Wake of COVID-19

Presented by Katie Aber, Esq., Deanna Filosa, CLU, ChFC, Tricia Bozyk Sherno, Esq., Brooke Willig, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 Professional Practice
As businesses continue to operate through the COVID-19 pandemic, employees’ health and safety concerns as well as employers’ potential liabilities have become issues. Two basic alerts ar READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 Professional Practice
As businesses continue to operate through the COVID-19 pandemic, employees’ health and safety concerns as well as employers’ potential liabilities have become issues. Two basic alerts are how to address employees who are reluctant to come to work because of fear of infection and whether employers face liability if employees who come to work get sick.  If you are an in-house counsel or advise employers or employees on workplace matters, you cannot afford to miss this program. The speakers cover numerous employment related legal issues and challenges that have arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Re-Opening Businesses: What Employees and Employers Need to Know

Presented by Alexandra Berke, Esq., Laura M. Fant, Esq.


Hours – 0.5 Practice Mangement / 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
We will be covering workplace safety requirements, safety plans, reasonable accommodations, a brief overview of leave, and commonly asked questions from the perspective of employees and empl READ MORE

Hours – 0.5 Practice Mangement / 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
We will be covering workplace safety requirements, safety plans, reasonable accommodations, a brief overview of leave, and commonly asked questions from the perspective of employees and employers. This will be a practical discussion, informed by the questions we are receiving from employers and employees, and the issues we are helping clients navigate as businesses are permitted to re-open in the midst of COVID-19.
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Workplace Policies and Procedures – Worth the Paper They are Written On – Updates in Light of COVID-19

Presented by Cynthia A. Augello, Esq.


Hours – 0.5 Practice Mangement / 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
At a time where there is so much uncertainty, one thing that is certain is that our lives READ MORE

Hours – 0.5 Practice Mangement / 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
At a time where there is so much uncertainty, one thing that is certain is that our lives will forever be altered by COVID-19. This is especially true in the workplace. Many employers were understandably unprepared for the challenges they faced when the stay-at-home orders were issued. Now that businesses are slowly re-opening and employers are considering bringing employees back to the workplace, changes should be made to company handbooks, policies and procedures to ensure a safe workplace for everyone and to prepare in the event of future shutdowns. This webinar will address anticipated changes to workplaces and how employers can inform employees of such changes by updating their policies and procedures prior to bringing their employees back to work.
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Employee Leave in the COVID-19 Era

Presented by Kim Berg, Esq., Laura Wong-Pan, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 Practice Management
What do employers and employees need to know about employee leave during the Covid-19 Era? This program will discuss the intersection of pre-existing and newly enacted Federal and New York S READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 Practice Management
What do employers and employees need to know about employee leave during the Covid-19 Era? This program will discuss the intersection of pre-existing and newly enacted Federal and New York State laws governing both paid and unpaid job protected leave.
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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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To Fix and Determine: Legal Fees

Presented by Dale Fund-Frederick, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 Professional Practice
“This program will address how the Surrogate’s Court determines what constitutes a reasonable attorney’s fee in proceedings before it. Attorneys may charge hourly rates or have a contingency READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 Professional Practice
“This program will address how the Surrogate’s Court determines what constitutes a reasonable attorney’s fee in proceedings before it. Attorneys may charge hourly rates or have a contingency fee arrangement. Based on the estate proceeding, the speaker will discuss the factors the Surrogate’s Court reviews to fix and determine the appropriate fee to be paid.

Attorneys fees may be sought in various Surrogate’s Court proceedings. The speaker will also discuss how fees may be sought pursuant to a petition filed pursuant to SCPA 2110 specifically geared toward setting fees.”
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Hope is Not a Strategy: How to Scale Your Law Firm During a Pandemic

Presented by Rosanna Berardi, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 Practice Management
COVID-19 has turned our practices upside down. Fear not! You will learn how to review, recreate, revamp your practices in order to take them to the next level. You’ll walk away with a blue READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 Practice Management
COVID-19 has turned our practices upside down. Fear not! You will learn how to review, recreate, revamp your practices in order to take them to the next level. You’ll walk away with a blueprint for your business. This webinar will be hands-on and provide practical information that you can immediately implement.
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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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The Practitioners’ Guide to the Family & Criminal Courts in the Age of COVID-19

Presented by Denise Cortes, Esq., Elizabeth J. New ton, Esq., Sarah A. Tirgary, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 Professional Practice
Experienced attorneys will discuss practice tips and resources for family and criminal court practitioners and parties, and the Virtual Courtroom, give an overview of the challenges faced by READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 Professional Practice
Experienced attorneys will discuss practice tips and resources for family and criminal court practitioners and parties, and the Virtual Courtroom, give an overview of the challenges faced by the parties and attorneys, and where do we go from here.
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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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Social Security and Medicare 2020

Presented by David G. Freitag, CLU, Evan N. Rodgakis, Esq., Sal Tringali


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Understanding benefits and elder care strategies for your clients. READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
Understanding benefits and elder care strategies for your clients.
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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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Managing Holiday Stress During COVID-19

Presented by Rachel E. Goldstein, Ph.D, Madison Porzio, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 / Ethics & Professionalism
This program will address managing ethical practice while dealing with the enhanced stresses of the holiday season and the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Ethics & Professionalism
This program will address managing ethical practice while dealing with the enhanced stresses of the holiday season and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Child Support Services: NYS Title IV-D Program Overview and the Impacts of COVID-19

Presented by Aimee Furdyna, Esq., Edward Stano, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This program will provide an overview of the New York State Child Support Program under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. We will discuss how to obtain child support services, what thos READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Professional Practice
This program will provide an overview of the New York State Child Support Program under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. We will discuss how to obtain child support services, what those services entail, and how the Child Support Program and the families it serves have been impacted by COVID-19.
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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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