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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!

September
18
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Optimizing Your Law Firm’s Business Practices for Greater Profitability

With the constant strain of tough competition, client fee pressure, and greater accountability, improved efficiency is crucial to a law firm’s profitability. Delivered by expert law firm advisers and operations experts, this dynamic legal business-focused presentation will help attendees to assess their firm’s financial health, better manage cash flow needs, and achieve greater accuracy in Work In Progress (WIP) and Accounts Receivable (AR) areas. The speakers will advise on healthy billing practices, improving cash flow, increasing transparency and communications, and avoiding costly fee disputes and billing audits. Going further, the panel will examine the growing popularity of Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs) and how AFAs can help firms achieve greater revenue growth, improve predictability in billing, and reduce problematic billing issues with clients.

Faculty: John Fitzgerald, CPA, Partner, Law Firm Services Practice Leader Berdon LLP; Marci Waterman, President Sterling Analytics; Additional faculty TBA

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1204
September
19
Thursday
5:20PM - 9:05PM

BTG Skills & Ethics Part B: Ethics & Networking Skills; Creating Job Satisfaction

*Session B of 2 Evening Bridge the Gap: Skills and Ethics Begin the evening with a session on how to ethically improve your networking skills. Our presenters will explain why, if you attend networking events to get new clients you are wasting your time. Instead, adopt a new perspective and adopt the role of resource curator. Then, learn from our expert panelists how to introduce yourself to the leaders of an industry or professional organization that represents fertile ground for referrals to prospective clients -- while at the same time being mindful of the requirements of the ethics rules.You will learn to develop a list of provocative questions to better position yourself as the go-to expert, as well as hear the secret to gathering business cards and what to do with them once you have them. Our speakers will also address proper etiquette/professionalism practices, ethical considerations and techniques of successful networking, the effective elevator pitch and how to position yourself for prosperous business development. The second session will focus on creating career satisfaction from within, Whether you love your legal work or not, most of us want more -- more meaning, more money, more enjoyment and greater fulfillment. If you feel dissatisfied in any area of your legal career, perhaps it is time to no longer accept the status quo. You can proactively clarify and reach for achieving your desires. This program will help you realize your aspirations: whether to perform meaningful work; create and protect boundaries between your personal and professional lives; or even explore alternative career paths or start a "side hustle." This engaging and interactive session will help you explore what blocks your ability to achieve your objectives, overcome internal barriers that keep you stuck, and achieve greater personal and professional happiness and fulfillment. Our expert speaker will provide you with the tools you need to clarify the results you want to achieve; overcome fears that keep you stuck; and create new methods for taking actions that bring new results.

Faculty: Elena Deutsch, MPH, CEO WILL; Janet Falk, Falk Communications and Research; Christopher M. Seleski, Tolmage Peskin Harris & Falick

Total MCLE Credits
4.5
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Credit Breakdown: 2.5 Skills & 2 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1205
September
19
Thursday
5:20PM - 7:00PM

How to Ethically Improve Your Networking Skills

*Also first session of Session B of 2 Evening Bridge the Gap Learn from our panel of experts why, if you attend networking events to get new clients you are wasting your time. Instead, learn how to adopt a new perspective and adopt the role of resource curator. Once you assume this role, understand how to introduce yourself to the leaders of an industry or professional organization that represents fertile ground for referrals to prospective clients -- while at the same time being mindful of the requirements of the ethics rules. During this program, you will learn to develop a list of provocative questions to better position yourself as the go-to expert, as well as hear the secret to gathering business cards and what to do with them once you have them. Our speakers will also address proper etiquette, professionalism, best practices, ethical considerations and techniques of successful networking, the effective elevator pitch and how to position yourself for prosperous business development.

Faculty: Janet Falk, Falk Communications and Research; Christopher M. Seleski, Tolmage Peskin Harris & Falick

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1206
September
19
Thursday
7:00PM - 9:05PM

How to Create Satisfaction in Your Career from Within

*Also second session of Session B of 2 Evening Bridge the Gap Whether you love your legal work or not, most of us want more -- more meaning, more money, more enjoyment and greater fulfillment. If you feel dissatisfied in any area of your legal career, perhaps it is time to no longer accept the status quo. You can proactively clarify and reach for achieving your desires. This program will help you realize your aspirations: whether to perform meaningful work; create and protect boundaries between your personal and professional lives; or even explore alternative career paths or start a "side hustle." This engaging and interactive session will help you explore what blocks your ability to achieve your objectives, overcome internal barriers that keep you stuck, and achieve greater personal and professional happiness and fulfillment. Our expert speaker will provide you with the tools you need to clarify the results you want to achieve; overcome fears that keep you stuck; and create new methods for taking actions that bring new results. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Elena F. Deutsch, MPH has been a leadership and career coach for 15 years. After working with many unhappy attorneys, she founded WILL – Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law. She helps clients become clear on what they truly want for their careers and lives, kick inner nay-sayers out of the driver’s seat, and act on their dreams. Many continue to practice law in a new way or embark on an alternative career. Her work has been featured in The American Lawyer, Bloomberg Big Law Business, Above the Law, and more. Find her at www.womeninterestedinleavinglaw.com or on Twitter @elenaatwork.

Faculty: Elena Deutsch, MPH, CEO WILL

Total MCLE Credits
2.5
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Credit Breakdown: 2.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1207
September
23
Monday
9:00AM - 11:40AM

The Rent Laws of 2019:Housing Court and the Lease Up Process

This program will be a follow-up to the overview of The New Rent Laws of 2019 program held this July. Our panel of experts will go into greater detail about the changes to the rent laws will affect housing litigation, including: -- Non-payment and holdover proceedings -- Rent Deposits -- Month-to-month tenancies -- Security deposits -- Tenant screening -- Fees -- Changes in required notices -- Stays There will be a question and answer session after the panel discussion

Faculty: Renee A Digrugilliers, Horing Welikson & Rosen; Howard Stern, Law Offices of Howard Stern

Total MCLE Credits
3
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Credit Breakdown: 3 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1208
September
23
Monday
2:00PM - 4:40PM

The Rent Laws of 2019: The Rent Regulations

This program will be a follow-up to the overview of The New Rent Laws of 2019 program held this July. Our panel of experts will go into greater detail about the new rent regulations and their impact on rent regulated properties. Some of the areas to be addressed include: -- Rent Stabilization and Rent Control: vacancy and renewal increases; preferential rents; deregulation and owner's personal use[ leases with not-for-profits --Overcharges,Major Capital Improvements (MCIs) and Individual Apartment Improvements (IAIs); Co-op/Condo Conversions There will be a question and answer session immediately followingthe panel discussion

Faculty: David Cabrera, Borah Goldstein Altschuler Nahins & Goidel, P.C; Kara Rakowski, Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP

Total MCLE Credits
3
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Credit Breakdown: 3 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1211
September
24
Tuesday
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Perspectives on Practicing Before the NY Court of Appeals

Gain insights from three former Court of Appeals members—Judges Rosenblatt, Smith, and Pigott—and an astute observer of the Court’s practice—Professor Vin Bonventre of Albany Law School—on practice before the Court: past, present, and future. This panel discussion will provide perspectives on the Court of Appeals during the tenure of the previous two Chief Judges, practical advice on appearing before the Court today, and possibilities for how Court of Appeals practice may change going forward. Specific topics will include: -- the Court’s jurisdiction, -- its processes for handling applications for leave to appeal in criminal and civil cases, and -- how appeals are argued and decided once leave has been granted.

Faculty: Vincent M. Bonventre, Albany Law School; Hon. Eugene F. Pigott Jr.; Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt (Ret.), McCabe & Mack LLP; Hon. Robert S. Smith (Ret.). Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1209
September
26
Thursday
5:30PM - 7:10PM

Plan Ahead: Business, Ethical and Estate Planning

Selling a practice or planning for retirement can be a tricky task for lawyers. Not only are there ethical considerations that must be followed and long-term relationships that must be managed, but there are also business decisions that can help you maximize the return on your years of building your practice and estate planning options to keep in mind, Our panel of experts in the areas of business, estates and trusts and ethics will help you understand the necessity of starting early to plan ahead for your future. think about your transition and also receive the monetary rewards you deserve. Indeed, whether you plan on transitioning in the near future, or are just dreaming about what the future holds, the experts agree that it is never too early to plan ahead!

Faculty: George Kontogiannis, Marino Partners; Lewis Tesser and Randy Tesser, Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1210
October
4
Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

National Security in a Cyber World

Join us for our Fifth Annual program that seeks to inform the public, lawyers, corporations and national security practitioners about the latest developments in the area of national security and privacy in the fast paced cyber world. Using a panel format comprised of experts in their fields, we will look at today’s ever changing technological climate, the threat of cyberwarfare and hacks, the rise of domestic terrorism, red flag laws, financial fraud, border security, the repercussions of human trafficking and counterfeit products, the impact of policy by Twitter, as well as the evolving role of the attorney and law firm -- together with other world developments that are forcing our government to weigh personal privacy against a backdrop of protecting our security from an ever growing and rapidly changing threat environment..

Faculty: (In Formation): Gary Brown, National Defense University; Katie Fallow, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University; Steven Hyman, McLaughlin & Stern; Paul Jang, Legal and Educational Technology Specialist, Brooklyn Law School; Anthony Lang, FBI; Matthew Miraglia, FBI; Lawrence Solan, Brooklyn Law School; Richard Tucker, Chief, National Security & Cybercrime Section, US Attorney's Office, EDNY; A. Michael Weber, Littler; Representatives from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Security Division, Cyber Crime Division, Human Trafficking Division, Financial fraud Division, Counterfeit Merchandise Duivision

Total MCLE Credits
8
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Credit Breakdown: Breakdown TBD; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1213
October
16
Wednesday
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Litigating Unlawful Termination Cases

A panel of experienced employment litigators will discuss the numerous issues which arise in preparing for and conducting discrimination litigations from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s perspectives. Specifically, they will address: -- Identifying and Gathering Documentary Evidence; -- The transmittal of Litigation Holds; -- The enforceability of arbitration provisions in various situations; -- Whether to arbitrate where available; -- Whether to litigate in state or federal court; -- Whether to remove a state court case to federal court; -- Considerations in deciding whether to file a motion to dismiss[ -- Common Discovery Issues; -- Jury versus Non-Jury Trials

Faculty: Steven Arenson, Arenson, Dittmar & Karban; Brian Murphy, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Gabrielle Levin, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Joseph A. Piesco, DLA Piper; Catherine A. Williams, Patterson Belnap Webb & Tyler LLP

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1214
October
18
Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Jack Newton Lerner Landlord Tenant Practice Institute

Join an unparalleled panel from the bench, bar and government for a full day discussion of the hot button issues in landlord-tenant law today. Topics to be addressed include: What’s New in Housing Court The Rent Laws of 2019 How the Rent Laws of 2019 Affect Real Estate Practice Tenant Harassment The New Loft Law Air BnB Issues Mock Housing Court Trial with Hypothetical

Faculty: Shontanu Basu, Manhattan Legal Services; Jason Boroff, Esq.; Martha Cruz, NYC Loft Board; Elizabeth Donoghue, Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP; Assemblymember Harvey Epstein, Assembly District 74; Catharine A. Grad, Grad & Weinraub, LLP; Eileen O’Toole, Borah Goldstein Altschuler Nahins & Goidel, P.C. Michael Pensabene, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C; Mitchel Posilkin, RSA; Hon. Jean T. Schneider, Citywide Supervising Judge, Housing Court; Martha Weithmann. NYC Housing Preservation & Development (HPD); Additional Judicial Speakers TBA

Total MCLE Credits
8
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Credit Breakdown: 1 Ethics, 3 Skills, & 4 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1212
October
23
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

How Recent Decisions of the DiFiore Court Will Affect Your Practice

A panel of experts will review the recent decisions of the New York Court of Appeals DiFiore Court and provide guidance on how these decisions will affect both criminal and civil practice. This is one program that no New York attorney can afford to miss!!

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1215
October
24
Thursday
6:30PM - 8:40PM

New Strategies in Sexual Harassment Investigations

Learn from a panel of experts about best practices when investigating claims of sexual harassment and for training employees on achieving diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias. Topics to be discussed include: -- Who is an appropriate investigator -- What is the appropriate scope of the investigation -- Conducting witness interviews -- Gathering and retaining documentary evidence; Confidentiality -- Closing the investigation -- Next steps: Mediation; Severance; Settlement agreements -- Litigation; Regulatory issues

Faculty: Celine J. Chan, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Todd H. Girshon, Jackson Lewis P.C.; Brie Kluytenaar, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; Lisa Lupion, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Eric Raphan, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 1 Diversity & 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1216
October
25
Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

11th Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice

Join us for this special program, now in its 11th year, which brings together a diverse roster of speakers ranging from artists, art consultants, appraisers, members of the bench, bar, museums, art galleries, auction houses, to government officials and members of non-profit organizations as they discuss the most relevant legal issues affecting the art world today.

Faculty: (In formation): Amelia K. Brankov, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC; William Charron, Pryor Cashman LLP; Simon Frankel, Covington & Burling LLP; Jennifer Franklin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Hon. Barbara Jaffe, New York County Supreme Court, Civil Term; Philippa Loengard, Columbia Law School, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts;Megan E. Noh, Pryor Cashman LLP; Howard Spiegler, Herrick Feinstein LLP; Donn Zaretsky, John Silberman Associates PC

Total MCLE Credits
8
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Credit Breakdown: Breakdown TBD; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1217
October
29
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Technology & the Law--The Future is Now; Book Launch/Program

Join NYCLA's Law and technology Committee as they launch the publication of their new book Law and Technology: The Future is Now and address the critical legal and ethical issues that all attorneys MUST be aware of to practice law in the 21s Century. The rapid rise of technology has raised a host of legal and ethical issues that are distinctive to the 21st Century. Our panel of experts will provide an overview of how emerging technologies fit within the existing legal frameworks, and how the frameworks will change to adopt the benefits, but restrain the rogueries, presented by the technologies. The new technologies impact diverse legal and entrepreneurial issues: data privacy, information and network security, intellectual property, data ownership, monetization of data, product liability and contracts, and many others. Attorneys will be required to learn new skill sets to handle the issues impacted by the new technologies.and be prepared to address their new professional responsibilities, and support and promote ethical principles.

Faculty: Joseph Bambara, UCNY, Inc., Co-chair NYCLA’s Law and Technology Committee and Won Kyung Chang, Esq.

Total MCLE Credits
2
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Credit Breakdown: 2 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE1218
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