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

WBASNY-Fashion

Fashion Law – Trendy or Classic (Legal Principles)

Presented by Anne Marie Bowler, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 / Areas of Professional Practice
This program will provide an overview of the growing area of Fashion Law, discussing avenues for intellectual property protection, (trademark, copyright and patents), intellectual property e READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Areas of Professional Practice
This program will provide an overview of the growing area of Fashion Law, discussing avenues for intellectual property protection, (trademark, copyright and patents), intellectual property enforcement, counterfeit goods, licensing, advertising and regulatory issues involving social media, employment issues, (interns and independent contractors), recent court rulings in this area and trends.
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WBASNY #metoo

#ME TOO! Women Speak Out and the Workplace Responds

Presented by Noreen Grimmick, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Across the country and the globe, a movement has emerged which seeks to finally set the guidelines for acceptable conduct in the workplace, and address the need for enforcement of anti-haras READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Across the country and the globe, a movement has emerged which seeks to finally set the guidelines for acceptable conduct in the workplace, and address the need for enforcement of anti-harassment and anti-retaliation policies in a meaningful way. This presentation will provide a brief discussion of some of the more highly publicized complaints, a review of applicable state and federal laws, and a discussion about how the workplace is (or is not) responding to this movement.
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WBASNY Rabbit-hole

Tripping Down the Rabbit Hole: The Brooks S.B. Aftermath

Presented by Margaret M. Brady, Esq., Virginia A. LoPreto, Esq., Eric Wrubel, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 / Areas of Professional Practice
An in-depth analysis and review of the ramifications of the Brooke B. decision, which opened the legal door, long closed in New York, to non-biological and non-adoptive parents to continue p READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Areas of Professional Practice
An in-depth analysis and review of the ramifications of the Brooke B. decision, which opened the legal door, long closed in New York, to non-biological and non-adoptive parents to continue parenting relationships with their children following a break-up with the biological/adoptive parent. The panel will discuss emerging questions of: “Who is a parent?”; “What is the evidentiary basis for parentage by estoppel?”; “What is in the child’s best interests”; “How are access schedules developed in three or more parent families?”; “Did the Court open the door to a child having more than 2 parents?”; “Is 5 parents too many?”; and “Is 2 just right?”
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WBASNY Play-ball

Fore! and Play Ball! Comparative Negligence, Assumption of Risk, Premises Liability, and the Duty to Warn

Presented by Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Areas of Professional Practice
Assumption of the risk has been referred to as the “Baseball Rule.” Teams include boil READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Areas of Professional Practice
Assumption of the risk has been referred to as the “Baseball Rule.” Teams include boilerplate exculpatory language on their tickets that state that fans assume the inherent dangers of the sport when attending a game. Although an effective defense in the past, more recently, this doctrine has started to falter, especially in the modern context of baseball and foul balls. New stadium designs have brought fans closer to the action, thus increasing the danger of being struck by errant foul balls. The game itself has also changed with the greater physicality and strength of the athletes resulting in a harder hit ball. In golf, primary assumption of the risk controls and the duty to warn is limited.
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WBASNY Immigration

The Evolving Landscape in Immigration Enforcement and Defense

Presented by Mary Armistead, Esq., Barbara C. Brenner, Esq., Tanaz Moghadam, Esq.


Hours – 1.5 / Areas of Professional Practice
It’s America — you can’t just come here and you can’t just stay here but what is the law that governs who gets to come and who gets to stay? What determines eligibility to enter the U READ MORE

Hours – 1.5 / Areas of Professional Practice
It’s America — you can’t just come here and you can’t just stay here but what is the law that governs who gets to come and who gets to stay? What determines eligibility to enter the USA and to remain in the USA? Why are some people penalized for leaving the USA if they are out of status, leaving them stuck inside the USA, while others are stuck outside? Why can’t some people fix their status? Who can become a lawful permanent resident and can that status be lost? Who qualifies as a U.S. citizen? Our panelists will discuss these questions, important immigration concepts, benefits, sanctions and relief provided in the Immigration and Nationality Act, emerging issues and the unprecedented challenges presented by reinterpretations of U.S. immigration laws under the current Administration.
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Ethics Update 2018

Ethics Update 2018

Presented by Meghan M. Brown, Esq., Lisa M. Denig, Esq., Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin, Stephen D. Hoffman, Esq., Lenore Kramer, Esq., Deborah A. Scalise, Esq.


Hours – 1.0 / Ethics & Professionalism
Using a factual scenario ripped from the headlines, this distinguished panel will dissect READ MORE

Hours – 1.0 / Ethics & Professionalism
Using a factual scenario ripped from the headlines, this distinguished panel will dissect ethics and professional responsibility issues with references to the applicable New York Rules of Professional Conduct, precedent and bar association opinions. Among the issues to be discussed are conflicts of interest, confidentiality, false evidence and testimony and a lawyer’s duty to report another lawyer’s ethical misconduct.
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WBASNY-adult-exploitation

Shining a Light on Financial Exploitation of Older Adults in Intimate Relationships

Presented by Hon. Deborah A. Kaplan, Joan Greenberg Levenson, Esq.


Hours – 0.5 Ethics & Professionalism / 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
Every year thousands of older adults are the victims of elder abuse. The highest rate of mistreatment involves financial exploitation – often perpetrated by family members. Financial abuse o READ MORE

Hours – 0.5 Ethics & Professionalism / 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
Every year thousands of older adults are the victims of elder abuse. The highest rate of mistreatment involves financial exploitation – often perpetrated by family members. Financial abuse often deprives older adults of resources needed for the necessities of life and may result in the loss of a lifetime of savings, as well as significant health issues. Using case studies, caselaw, relevant statutes and recent research and data, this session will define financial exploitation and financial capacity generally; discuss the prevalence and the costs associated with financial exploitation to the individual, as well as to the community and society at large; factors which predispose an older individual to financial exploitation; signs which suggest that an individual is being subjected to exploitation; and why financial exploitation is grossly under reported, particularly when a family member is the perpetrator. In addition, this session will address ethical considerations when dealing with older adults with diminished capacity.
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