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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!

April
25
Tuesday
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Litigation Research on Westlaw

Total MCLE Credits
1
Credit Breakdown: 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 3rd Floor - Library Course ID: NACLE970
April
25
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

LGBT and Policing in a Post-PULSE World

Join NYCLA's LGBT Issues Committee and GOAL (Gay Officers Action League) for a panel discussion of the law enforcement issues surrounding LGBT and policing policies in the wake of the Orlando PULSE nightclub massacre.

Faculty: Det. Brian Downey, GOAL President and Police Commissioner's LGBTQ Liaison; Cathy Marino Thomas, Gays Against Guns; Stacy Lentz, Stonewall; Additional faculty TBA

Total MCLE Credits
2
Credit Breakdown: TBD; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE951
May
1
Monday
6:00PM - 9:00PM

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case

Federal, state and local laws covering discrimination in the workplace have important procedural and substantive distinctions that all practitioners should be aware of. Topics include: •Presenting Cases Before EEO Agencies •Drafting and responding to discrimination complaints •Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff's and Defendant's perspective •Strategies for litigation of discrimination cases •A view from the bench

Faculty: Hon. James Orenstein, Magistrate Judge, EDNY; Katherine Greenberg, Acting Deputy Commissioner, NYC Comm. On Human Rights; Jeremiah Iadevaia, Vladeck, Raskin & Clark; John Porta, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Total MCLE Credits
3
Credit Breakdown: 2 Skills, 1 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE956
May
2
Tuesday
5:15PM - 7:45PM

Critical Issues for Corporate Boards

Join NYCLA’s Center for Corporate Governance for a program examining two critical issues for board, directors and their companies. Panel 1: D&O Insurance Fundamentals for Attorneys, Directors and Officers A panel of experts from leading D&O insurance companies and brokers will explain the types of coverage available; issues and concerns arising with each type of coverage; the role of retentions; what happens to policies when the company goes bankrupt; reservation of rights; and tips for buyers in making decisions on purchasing insurance. Panelists: Kate Golden, Marsh; Mary McIvor, Global Head of Financial Institution Claims (D&O and E&O) and Transactional Claims, AIG; David J. Murray, Senior Vice President, Head of Financial and Professional Lines Claims, Starr Adjustment Services Inc.; Tom Sheffield. Senior Vice President, QBE where he leads its Specialty Claims Group Moderator: Gregory Markel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP Panel 2: Increasing Participation of Women on Boards A panel of board members, academics and representatives of organizations sponsoring increased participation of women on boards and organizations that search for director candidates will discuss the current level of participation on boards by women; statistics relating to what effect women board members have on company performance; why participation of women on boards is good for companies; and qualifications companies look for in prospective board members.

Faculty: Andrea H. Bierce, Board Members and C Suite Professional; Dr. Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, Chair, Executive Leadership Research Initiative for Women and Minorities Attorneys (ELRIWMA), Center for the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School and a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School (Women and Public Policy Programs); Laurie A. O'Shea, Global Sector Leader of Korn Ferry’s Insurance Practice and a member of the Board &CEO practice based in the Chicago office

Total MCLE Credits
3
Credit Breakdown: 1 Skills, 1 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE957
May
3
Wednesday
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Introduction to Westlaw

Total MCLE Credits
1
Credit Breakdown: 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 3rd Floor - Library Course ID: NACLE971
May
8
Monday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Construction Defect Litigation

A panel of experts will discuss the hot button issues associated with construction defect litigation, including the following topics: - Theories of Liability: Breach of contract, Express and Implied Warranty Claims, Fraud, GBL & ILSA - Who can sue and what defenses are available: •Standing to sue: Board v. Individual claims •Privity and liability of contractors and design professional •Corporate shield •Statute of Limitations - Case law Update and War stories from the Field of Battle - Practice Pointers for lawyers. - A view from the Engineer: Considerations for both owners and disgruntled purchasers as well as condo sponsors and developers

Faculty: Bruce H. Lederman, D'Agostino, Levine, Landesman & Lederman, LLP; Steven D. Sladkus, Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP; Howard L. Zimmerman, FAIA, Howard L. Zimmerman Architects PC

Total MCLE Credits
2
Credit Breakdown: 1 PP, 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE958
May
12
Friday
9:00AM - 5:15PM

Bridge the Gap - Finance for Lawyers

Learn the key financial concepts that all lawyers need to know to make dealing wuth your clients' financial matters more manageable and ethical. Topics to be discussed include: - Introduction •Role of finance in an organization •How lawyers add value to the financial function of a company •Foundations of modern accounting - Foundations of Modern Accounting and the Basic Equation of Finance - Financial Statements •Balance sheets •Income and cash flow statements •Notes to financial statements •Statement of equity and other comprehensive income •Management discussion and analysis •Auditor’s report •SOX certifications - Accounting Methodologies and Principles •Accrual versus cash basis •Other principles - Who’s Who in Financial Reporting •Government and nongovernment regulators - Private Company Accounting •Big company vs. small company GAAP •Role of finance in a company and related legal support •Private companies and the CPA •Alternative services – reviews and compilation - Key Numbers and Ratios •Earnings per share (EPS) •Price/earnings (PE) ratio •Revenue and earnings growth •Financial ratios–liquidity, solvency, profitability -Present Value Concepts and Business Valuations •Simple present value •Value of annuities •Why do you need to value a business? •Business valuation methodologies •Resources geared toward lawyers - The Lawyer’s Role in Financial Audits •ABA and AICPA joint process •Dealing with conflicts of interest - Basic Concepts of Financial Investment •Risk vs. return •Modern portfolio theory and diversification - Financial Fraud Schemes and the Lawyers Ethical Responsibilities - Lawyer's Responsibility for Conduct of Non-lawyers - Contractual Relationship Between Lawyers and Nonlegal Professionals You must be signed in to register and see the pricing options. If you do not have an account, you can create it for free.

Faculty: Joseph Novello, CPA, MBA, The Financial Training Organization

Total MCLE Credits
9
Credit Breakdown: 3 Ethics, 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE959
May
16
Tuesday
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Drafting Wills and Basic Trusts

Learn from a panel of experts what you need to know to draft basic wills, basic trusts as well as advance directives. Topics to be covered include: •Will Drafting 101 •Due Execution from a Litigator’s Perspective •Advance Directives: Living Wills, Health Care Proxy and General Powers of Attorney, Nomination of a Guardian •Drafting Basic Trusts

Faculty: Hillary Frommer, Farrell Fritz, P.C.; Alfrieda B. Kenny, Law Office of Alfreida B. Kenny; Paul J. O’Neill, Jr., The Law Offices of Paul J. O’Neill, Jr.; Steven B. Shapiro, Law Office of Steven B. Shapiro

Total MCLE Credits
3
Credit Breakdown: 3 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE960
May
18
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

LGBT Legislative Forum

Join NYCLA's LGBT Issues Committee for an important event featuring a panel of NY legislators who will update the public on the status of legislation affecting the LGBT community. During the program NYCLA's Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Issues Committee will formally recognize Senator Tom Duane for his unqualified support of the issues most important to the LGBT community. Audience members will also have the chance to engage in a question and answer session with our panelists to address the issues most important to them.

Faculty: NYS Senator Tom Duabe, NYS Senate; Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, NYS Assembly, Assembly Member Daniel O'Donnell, NYS Assembly; Additional speakers TBA

Total MCLE Credits
2
Credit Breakdown: 2 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE961
June
6
Tuesday
12:00PM - 2:00PM

The Discipline of Black Girls: A Discussion on Implicit Racial and Gender Bias in Schools

According to a recent study, African American young women nationwide make up only 16 percent of girls enrolled in school but 33 percent of girls with school-related arrests. In New York schools, black girls are expelled at 53 times the rate of white girls. Young women of color experience disproportionately high rates of discipline, in and out of school, across the United States. This panel will consider how and why this population is being criminalized and the long-term effects of implicit racial and gender bias A light lunch will be provided (12:00 pm – 12:20 pm; Program begins 12:20 pm)

Faculty: Marsha Weissman, Founder/Ex. Dir., Center for Community Alternatives; Galen Sherwood, ACLU; Additional faculty TBA

Total MCLE Credits
2
Credit Breakdown: 2 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE967
June
7
Wednesday
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Managing Rent Regulated Property: Preparing for the Sale, Purchase or Re-Finance of Rent Regulated Buildings

Join RSA for a discussion of the Federal, State and City rental assistance programs. In addition to a presentation on the City’s source of income law, representatives from the New York City Housing Authority and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development will speak about Section 8, the Housing Choice Voucher program. Also, representatives of the Department of Finance will speak about the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) programs . Finally, the seminar will also address the role of Housing Court in the public rent subsidy process and will include representatives of both the landlord and tenant bar.

Faculty: Mitchell Posilkin, RSA General Counsel and Robin Bernstein, RSA Deputy Counsel

Total MCLE Credits
3
Credit Breakdown: 3 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE969
June
7
Wednesday
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Restorative Justice Training: The Circle Experience

Join NYCLA's Criminal Justice Section, and our experienced trainers as they provide an experience-based understanding of the foundational components of Restorative Justice, which seeks to create the structure and space for persons from various backgrounds to discover and activate their ability to work together toward their own well-being. Participants will experience a unique storytelling based circle process and then discuss the potential for this framework of connectives to help them navigate conflict. The experiential training workshop is engaging, lively, and informative. Participants experience firsthand how circles realign power dynamics among and within us, how storytelling creates vulnerability and empathic listening, and how this model is a new paradigm for Restorative Justice. The Goal of the program is for participants to gain insights into an alternative dispute resolution model for themselves,their clients, and their communities..

Faculty: Shailly Agnihotri, Founder/ Executive Director, The Restorative Center; Anthony Posada, Staff Attorney Community Justice Unit of the Legal Aid Society

Total MCLE Credits
3
Credit Breakdown: 3 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE962
June
8
Thursday
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Ethically Speaking: Why Lawyers Can No Longer Ignore Technology

With all the focus on leaks, hacks, data breaches, etc. it is becoming more and more clear that attorneys can no longer avoid their duty to stay conversant with technology in order to represent their clients adequately and assure confidentiality of client data and privileged communications.Indeed, legal departments for business organizations state that cybersecurity, regulation and ethics compliance are among their chief concerns, and they are well aware of the vulnerability of their own business security due to weakness of their law firms, cybersecurity. Learn from a panel of experts about the risks of a "mobile law practice;" the Model Rules of Professional Conduct's affirmative obligations of attorneys to be technically competent, the precautions lawyers must take to safeguard information, and what’s else is new in cyberSecurity and Privacy Law. A special portion of the program will also look at eFiling/hyperlinking in briefs, as many courts now require hyperlinking in briefs that are electronically filed and there is a proposed new rule in the NYS Commercial Division that would require hyperlinking.

Faculty: Joseph Bambara, UCNY, Co-Chair NYCLA’s Law and Technology Committee; James B. Kobak, Jr., General Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Additional Speakers TBA

Total MCLE Credits
3
Credit Breakdown: 2 Ethics, 1 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE963
June
12
Monday
12:00PM - 2:00PM

NYS Court of Appeals Update: The DiFiore Court

Join NYCLA's Judicial Section for a look at the decisions that have been rendered since Hon. Janet DiFiore because Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Our panel of noted litigators/appellate experts and judges will analyze the direction of the court and provide invaluable insights that no litigator in the NYS Courts can afford to miss!!!

Faculty: Hon. Jill Konviser, NYS Sup. Ct., Crim. Term, NY County; Burton N. Lipshie, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Brian J. Shoot, Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.

Total MCLE Credits
2
Credit Breakdown: 2 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE968
June
13
Tuesday
9:30AM - 12:30PM

Use and Misuse of Forensic Custody Evaluations

Join a diverse panel including a Forensic Expert, practicing family law attorneys and a New York State Supreme Court judge as they discuss the best way to use forensic custody evaluations in disputes over decision making, caretaking, access and other matters during the course of marital or other relationship dissolution, Attention will also be paid to the misuse of these forensic evaluations and how forensic tests can be misinterpreted, forensic experts' testimony can be discredited or impeached, and other issues that may arise.

Faculty: Hon. Matthew Cooper, NYS Sup. Ct., NY County; Laurence Greenberg, Esq., The Law Firm of Laurence P. Greenberg; Tara Diamond, Kraus, Diamond & Fee, PLLC; Additional faculty TBA

Total MCLE Credits
3
Credit Breakdown: 3 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE964
June
16
Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Cyber Warfare, Fake News, Corporate Data Collection, Wikileaks & Hacks: National Security in a Cyber World

For the third consecutive year, Program Chair Mark Rosen and a faculty of experts from government, the media/press,academia, technology. industry, and practicing attorneys will look at the current state of government surveillance, data collection, leaks, hacks, immigration policies -- and whether protecting our national sceurity will continue to undermine expectations of personal privacy and civil rights. Some of the topics to be discussed include: •Wikileaks and National Security •National Security investigations and Prosecutions •Ethics- The Executive Branch requesting investigative measures •Democracy or Democratic Totalitarianism? Are we on the same path as Turkey? •Are we ready for a Zero day Russian Exploit if the Executive Branch Does not Trust the Intelligence Community? •Distortion of Language or Changing the meaning of WORDS- Impact on National Security •Importance of a Free and Independent Press in National Security •... AND MORE!!!

Faculty: Mark B. Rosen, Esq., Law Offices of Mark B. Rosen, Brooklyn Law School, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Total MCLE Credits
8
Credit Breakdown: TBD; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE965
June
20
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:00PM

So You Want to Practice Bankruptcy Law?

While Bankruptcy Law is one of the most popular areas of practice, what does it take to be a successful practitioner in the field? Hear from a panel of experts that represent a different aspect of bankruptcy practice -- Consumer Bankruptcy (Chapter 7), Reorganization (Chapter 11) and a Judicial Clerk -- as they discuss: •Their career paths •Necessary skill sets •Typical aspects of practice, type of case loads and differences among the different segments of bankruptcy practice •How bankruptcy practice is different/unique from other practices •Competive environment •Handling stress/Work-life balance •Building your reputation and personal brand •Ethical challenges •Professionalism and incidents of gender bias

Faculty: Mark Brenner, Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP; Todd Duffy, Duffy Amedeo LLP; Kelly Moynihan, Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, EDNY

Total MCLE Credits
2
Credit Breakdown: TBD; Transitional and Non-transitional Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium Course ID: NACLE966
Courses are added to the schedule regularly. Please check back often.

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