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Below is our calendar of upcoming Live CLE events. All live courses are conducted by the New York County Lawyers’ Association at their Downtown Manhattan facilities. Looking for Online CLE, CDs or DVDs? Click Here!

May
30
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Peculiar and Difficult or Mentally Ill? What are Judges and Lawyers to do with Mentally Ill litigants (lawyers and judges too)?

This program is designed to educate lawyers and judges about how to identify mental illness in the courtroom, what steps to take to ensure orderly proceedings without trampling rights and what resources are available. Some of the topics to be addressed include: -- how to identify mental illness that interferes with a litigant’s rights and when it is time for the court or attorney to intervene -- how the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program works in Housing Court; what steps can be taken in other courts for appointment of a GALs; and the issues with such appointments -- an overview of Mental Health Act Article 9, involuntary commitment, and Article 81 guardianships; who can initiate such actions and what is the process -- the attorney’s ethical duty when a client or potential client’s mental illness interferes with the relationship; when to inform the court; ? Is there an obligation to take other steps?

Faculty: Denise Colon Greenaway, Esq., MSW, DCAJ and runs Housing Court GAL

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 1 Ethics & 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1083
June
5
Tuesday
8:30AM - 6:30PM

Strengthening Our Resolve: 17th Annual ACR-GNY Conference

*This program will take place at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 2018 Conference Highlights Include: Address by Senator George Mitchell. Following his remarks, the Senator will be interviewed on stageby Brian Lehrer of WNYC ADR Achievement Award Honoree – Marvin Johnson, Founder, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR Achievement Award Honoree – Charlotte Carter, Past-Executive Director, New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA) Cocktail Reception Speaker – Stephanie Gendell, Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy, Citizens' Committee for Children 15 Concurrent Panel Sessions and Workshops! Pre-Conference Evening Program and Cocktail Reception at JAMS on June 4 featuring Dr. Heather Ann Thompson,Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of Attica: Blood in the Water Up to 6.0 hours of NY CLE credit, including the new Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credit.

Faculty: Program Presented by: Association for Conflict Resolution – Greater New York Chapter

Total MCLE Credits
6
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Credit Breakdown: Up to 6 NY CLE Credits, including 1 Diversity and Inclusion Credit (depends on Sessions attended); No NJ Credits.; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY Course ID: NACLE1099
June
5
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:30PM

Advising the Start Up

Total MCLE Credits
2.5
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Credit Breakdown: 1.5 Skills & 1 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1087
June
6
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Motion Practice: A Judge’s Insights

Faculty: Dana Heitz, Heitz Legal, P.C.; Hon, Eileen N. Nadelson (Ret.), Judge For Yourself

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1088
June
8
Friday
9:00AM - 5:15PM

Finance for Lawyers - BTG 9 Credits Skills & Ethics

Attending this program will satisfy the LIVE Skills and Ethics NY MCLE requirements for first or second year newly admitted attorneys

Total MCLE Credits
9
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Credit Breakdown: 6 Skills & 3 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1089
June
13
Wednesday
6:00PM - 9:00PM

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case

Faculty: Amanda M. Fugazy, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP; Jeremiah Iadevaia, Vladeck, Raskin & Clark P.C.; Hollis Pfitsch, Law Enforcement Bureau Executive Director, New York City Commission on Human Rights

Total MCLE Credits
3
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Skills & 1 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1091
July
10
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Civil Aspects of Litigating an International Child Abduction Case Under the Hague Convention: How to Prove the ‘Grave Risk of Harm’ Defense

Learn how to prove the ‘grave risk of harm’ defense, which allows courts not to return a child to his home country if doing so will expose the child to a ‘grave risk of physical or psychological harm.’ This course will provide practitioners with an overview of the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abductions and the relevant case law interpreting the Convention. Emphasis will be placed on pleading and proving the Article 13(b) defense, commonly known as the ‘grave risk of harm’ defense. The course will also include a presentation by a prominent child psychiatrist who has testified in multiple Hague Convention Article 13(b) cases and will discuss the unique aspects of experts testimony in such litigation.”

Faculty: Valentina Shaknes, McLaughlin & Stern, LLP; Dr. Stephanie Brandt, Faculty and Chairman, Ethics Committee New York Psychoanalytic Institute, New York, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Weill Cornell Medical College New York Hospital (Weill Cornell - Manhattan Campus), New York, NY.

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1090
July
11
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:15PM

The Practice of Law Workshop - Part 1, Session A

This session will discuss the process of writing retainer agreements that protect both the attorney and client's rights. There will be a discussion of the attorney's ethical responsibilties. .

Faculty: Martin L. Feinberg, Esq.

Total MCLE Credits
2.5
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Credit Breakdown: 1.5 Ethics & 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1095
July
12
Thursday
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Winning Cases in Federal Court- Day 1: The Trial

Join NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committee, Program Chair Joel M. Silverstein, Stern & Kilcullen, LLCand Judicial Chair Hon. Hon. Pamela Chen, EDNY, to learn what you need to know to practice in federal court. A panel of expert litigators will explore the latest issues involved in federal court practice, along with commentary by Judge Chen who provides her insights into the issues being discussed with a “View from the Bench” after each topic is introduced and discussed. The first evening of the program concentrates on “the Trial.”

Total MCLE Credits
3
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Credit Breakdown: 3 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1100
July
18
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:15PM

The Practice of Law Workshop - Part 1, Session B

This session will discuss how to set your fees, which is a subset of letting clients know what you expect of them and when you expect it.

Faculty: Martin L. Feinberg, Esq.

Total MCLE Credits
2.5
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Credit Breakdown: 1 Ethics & 1.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1096
July
19
Thursday
9:00AM - 5:20PM

NY & NJ BTG Day 1 - Skills & Ethics

Attending this program will satisfy the LIVE Skills and Ethics NY MCLE requirements for first or second year newly admitted attorneys. This class will also provide newly admitted NJ attorneys with credits in 3 of the 5 of 9 practice areas.

Total MCLE Credits
9
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Credit Breakdown: 6 Skills & 3 Ethics; in NY | 9 Credits in 3 of the 5 of 9 Specified Practice Areas in NJ; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1092
July
19
Thursday
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Winning Cases in Federal Court- Day 2: Discovery, Depositions and Experts

Join NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committee, Program Chair Joel M. Silverstein, Stern & Kilcullen, LLCand Judicial Chair Hon. Hon. Pamela Chen, EDNY, 9 to learn what you need to know to practice in federal court. A panel of expert litigators will explore the latest issues involved in federal court practice, along with commentary by Judge Chen who provides her insights into the issues being discussed with a “View from the Bench” after each topic is introduced and discussed. The second evening of the program concentrates on “Discovery, Depositions and Experts.”

Total MCLE Credits
3
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Credit Breakdown: 1 Ethics & 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1101
July
20
Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

NY & NJ BTG Day 2

Total MCLE Credits
7
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Credit Breakdown: 7 PP in NY | 7 Credits in 2 of the 5 of 9 Specified Practifce Areas; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1093
July
25
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:15PM

The Practice of Law Workshop - Part 1, Session C

This session we examine how ro select clients carefully and how to demonstrate to them what services they are paying for. The session will also focus on billing practices -- when to bill and the desirable amount of detail to include in your bills.

Faculty: Martin L. Feinberg, Esq.

Total MCLE Credits
2.5
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Credit Breakdown: 2.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1097
August
1
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:15PM

The Practice of Law Workshop - Part 2

Part 2 of the Series discusses your rights and responsibilities when your client disputes your fees and the law requires that you arbitrate. You will learn how to use Part 137 to simplify the resolution of the attorney-client fee dispute; traps for the unwary that will delay your getting paid; and how Part 137 applies to you even when you are not obligated to arbitrate your fee dispute.

Faculty: Martin L. Feinberg, Esq.

Total MCLE Credits
2.5
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Credit Breakdown: 0.5 Ethics & 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1098
August
10
Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM

NY BTG Skills & Ethics

Attending this program will satisfy the LIVE Skills and Ethics NY MCLE requirements for first or second year newly admitted attorneys

Total MCLE Credits
9
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Credit Breakdown: 6 Skills & 3 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1094
Courses are added to the schedule regularly. Please check back often.

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