BTG CLE Webinar Calendar

We offer Live Webinar CLE Classes for NY Newly Admitted attorneys that need to take Live CLE in their 1st and 2nd year after admission to the bar. Registering is EASY, just choose your options below.

All live webinars are conducted by NYCLA

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  • December 7
    Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    5:30PM - 8:00PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    3

    Total CLE Credits

    Practical Issues to Be Aware of When Dealing with Retirement Assets

    Many taxpayer have accumulated a considerable amount of wealth in their retirement account arrangements, making estate and income tax planning, as well as asset protection planning with retirement type assets, especially important. Mr. Goldberg will cover key recent developments issued by the IRS – including IRS Notice 2022-53 – as well as many of the practical issues that you need to be aware of, including unintended beneficiaries of retirement accounts. He will also discuss what happens when attorneys and other self-employed individuals with Keogh plans die without nominating a successor and the difficulties that can be encountered when attempting to distribute plan assets without one. Mistakes are often made and can be extremely costly, as well as create numerous headaches. Topics to be discussed include: Common errors in retirement distribution planning Why many beneficiary forms are defective Unintended beneficiaries of retirement accounts Important IRA beneficiary state court cases Advantages/Disadvantages of trusts as IRA beneficiary IRA beneficiaries and unpaid estate tax liabilities Creditor rights and inherited IRAs under state law IRA custodial agreements and default beneficiaries Waiver of penalty rules under SECURE Special separate account rules when there are multiple beneficiaries of a deceased IRA owner’s account

    Faculty: Seymour Goldberg, JD, CPA, MBA

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    Credit Breakdown:

    3 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1515

  • December 8
    Thursday, December 8, 2022
    5:30PM - 6:20PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    1

    Total CLE Credits

    In Committee: Social Media and Ethical Issues in Employment Law

    Join Marty Gandelman and Committee Chair Lauren Paxton for a program sponsored by NYCLA’s Labor and Employment Committee. The evening will open with a CLE presentation exploring how the Rules of Professional Conduct apply to the use of social media in the work environment. The presentation will highlight social media issues such as privacy , investigations into potential hires, misconduct by current employees and the NY pay transparency law. The presentation is intended to be interactive, with hypotheticals and opportunities for discussion throughout the program. After the presentation there will also be a brief open forum Labor and Employment Committee Meeting with an opportunity to interact with your peers.

    Faculty: Martin B. Gandelman, Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP and Lauren Paxton, Chair, NYCLA’s Labor and Employment Committee

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    Credit Breakdown:

    1 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1520

  • December 15
    Thursday, December 15, 2022
    9:00AM - 5:00PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    8

    Total CLE Credits

    Certified Guardian, Court Evaluator and Counsel for AIP Training: Certification Program Approved by the Office of Court Administration Certified Guardian, Court Evaluator and Counsel for AIP Training: Certification Program Approved by the Office of Court Administration

    Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law requires that persons wishing to serve as Court Evaluators or Certified Guardians receive training approved by the Office of Court Administration (OCA). This approved training program covers all the topics required by OCA. Some of the issues discussed include: Duties, Responsibilities & Ethics of the Guardian of the Person and Property Overview & Concepts of Article 81 The Court Evaluator: Duties, Responsibilities & Ethics Part 36 Rules of the Chief Judge Identifying and Addressing Abusive, Exploitative and Criminal Behavior Against Seniors through Guardianship Forensic Accounting & Recovering Misappropriated Funds View From the Bench Final Accounting From a Surrogate’s Court Practitioner’s Perspective Record Keeping & Reporting Requirements: The Role of the Court Examiner

    Faculty: Charles Barbuti, Law Office of Charles M. Barbuti, PC; Alison Arden Besunder, Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP; Laura M. Brancato, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP; Steven R. Finkelstein, Finkelstein & Virga, PC; Meredith R. Jones, NYS Office of Court Administration, Special Counsel for Surrogate & Fiduciary Matters; Frank Santoro, Farrell Fritz, PC; Hon. Lisa A. Sokoloff, NY County Supreme Court; Wendy H. Sheinberg, Rivkin & Radler, LLP; Tzipora Zeimanowitz, Greenfield Stein & Senior, LLP

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    Credit Breakdown:

    2 Ethics & 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1518

  • December 16
    Friday, December 16, 2022
    9:00AM - 5:00PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    9

    Total CLE Credits

    Bridge the Gap Skills and Ethics: A Comedic De-Briefing of the Law

    This all-day program will satisfy the 9 Skills and Ethics for 1st or 2nd year newly admitted attorneys in New York. Join us for a comprehensive de-briefing of the law. We review the crazy predicaments some ethically-challenged attorneys have found themselves. You will have to decide based on the severity of the facts and the relevant model rule, would you take a deal for that violation. While Hollywood might not be setting the finest examples when it comes to actual morals and ethics, they do a good job of exhibiting legal ethics. We will explore the Ethics Rules through the eyes of Hollywood. Next, we turn to our legal rock stars – the Nine! The Supreme Court, has been very busy exerting their super hero legal powers. We will review recent landmark Supreme Court cases, such as Dobbs and Masterpiece Cakeshop and how those holdings will affect the future of legal practice. Finally, we will take a countdown of the Top 10 Wacky cases of the year such as Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard, State v. Elizabeth Holmes and In re Brittany Spears. we will look at legal strategies that won the day, and those that lost the day. You might be surprised what you will learn about legal strategy from these headline cases. Sessions include: -- Deal or No Deal: Ethics on Trial -- Hollywood Professionalism: lessons Learned About ethics, Professionalism and the Practice of Law -- Supreme Court Review: Understanding the Holdings and Impact on the Future -- The Top "Wacky" Cases of 2022: Trial Strategies that Won the Day .. and Lost It

    Faculty: Joel Oster, Esq.

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    Credit Breakdown:

    3 Ethics & 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1519

  • December 16
    Friday, December 16, 2022
    9:00AM - 11:05AM Eastern Time (EDT)
    2.5

    Total CLE Credits

    Deal or No Deal: Ethics on Trial

    *Part of Bridge the Gap Skills and Ethics Event Join us for a review of the ethics Rules and how they have been applied in various recent attorney discipline cases. After reviewing the facts surrounding the alleged violations, as well as the relavent Rules, you will decide if the attorney should have taken :a deal with regard to the alleged violation.

    Faculty: Joel Oster, Esq.

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    Credit Breakdown:

    1.5 Ethics & 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1521

  • December 16
    Friday, December 16, 2022
    11:05AM - 1:10PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    2.5

    Total CLE Credits

    Hollywood Professionalism: Lessons Learned About Ethics, Professionalism and the Practice of Law

    *Part of Bridge the Gap Skills and Ethics Event Join us for a review of the Ethics Rules as those rules are depicted in popular movies. We will also analyze the difference between professionalism and ethics, and how attorneys can incorporate these values into their practice, as well as encouraging attorneys to view their career as a professional calling.

    Faculty: Joel Oster, Esq.

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    Credit Breakdown:

    1.5 Ethics & 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1522

  • December 16
    Friday, December 16, 2022
    1:30PM - 3:15PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    2

    Total CLE Credits

    Supreme Court Review: Understanding the Holdings and Impact on the Future

    *Part of Bridge the Gap Skills and Ethics Event The Supreme Court has been extremely busy of late. No matter what your personal opinion is about the Supreme Court and the recent rulings, all attorneys have a responsibility to learn from them. During this session, we review the recent Supreme Court decisions and how those holdings will impact the future and the practice of law. Some of the cases to be discussed include Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, NY State Parole Association v. .Bruen, California v. Texas ... and much more.

    Faculty: Joel Oster, Esq.

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    Credit Breakdown:

    2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1523

  • December 16
    Friday, December 16, 2022
    3:20PM - 5:10PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    2

    Total CLE Credits

    The Top “Wacky” Cases of 2022: Trial Strategies that Won the Day… and Lost the Day

    *Part of Bridge the Gap Skills and Ethics Event Even the strangest cases can teach attorneys valuable lessons. During the session we will take a look at some of the headline cases of the year, such as Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard, State v. Elizabeth Holmes, In re Brittany Spears, and discuss the trial strategies that won the day… and lost the day. You might be surprised about what you can learn about legal strategies from these headline cases.

    Faculty: Joel Oster, Esq.

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    Credit Breakdown:

    2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1524