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Collapse Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Part I: How To Get Into Court

Major Topics Include:

  • Is Chapter 11 the Right Fit For the Small Business Client?
  • Ethical Conflicts and the Need to Get Hired
  • Forms and First Day Orders


MCLE: 1.5 Professional Practice
Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: October 01, 2013
Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Part I: How To Get Into Court
    Collapse Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Part II: What to Expect
    Major Topics Include:
    • US Trustee Initial Meeting and Overview
    • How to Get Paid
    • Post Filing Pitfalls in the Small Business Case
    • Keeping the Client Focused

    MCLE: 1.5 Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 06, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1 hour Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Part II: What to Expect
    Collapse Handling Environmental Claims Involving Bankruptcy
     Major Topics

    • A basic primer on the relevant portions of a bankruptcy proceeding which would involve environmental claims;
    • Filing a claim;
    • The claimants meeting, etc;
    • Impact of bankruptcy on those claims, i.e. what is discharged and what isn’t.

    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for experienced attorneys only; not new attendees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 15, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Handling Environmental Claims Involving Bankruptcy
    Collapse America Invents Act: 2011 Patent Reform Highlights on What Changed & What Remains the Same
    This seminar will explore some of the ways the 2011 AIA affects our business clients.
    We will cover:
    • How inventor disclosures can affect patentability;
    • International patent protection and absolute novelty requirements;
    • New opportunities for our clients to participate in patent process of their competitors;
    • The new "fast track option" – buying your way to the front of the line;
    • First to publish;
    • Virtual marking of patent notices;
    • Reduced fees for micro entities;
    • Changes in prior art;
    • How will we advise our clients going forward?

    MCLE:  1.5 Professional Practice

    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 01, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO America Invents Act: 2011 Patent Reform Highlights on What Changed & What Remains the Same
    Collapse Business Law Nuts & Bolts:  Formations
    Major Topics:
    • Tax considerations;
    • Choice of entity;
    • Buy-sell agreements.

    Attendee Takeaways:
    • Tax considerations;
    • Choice of entity;
    • Buy-sell agreements.



      MCLE: 3.5 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 24, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 3.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 3.50 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Business Law Nuts & Bolts:  Formations
    Collapse Buying & Selling a Business

    Topics Include: 

    • LLC/Shareholder Agreements;
    • Letters of Intent, due diligence;
    • The purchase agreement;
    • Ethics.
     
    MCLE: 2.5 Professional Practice; 0.5 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 11, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Buying & Selling a Business
    Collapse Covenants Not to Compete
    • Drafting Considerations in Covenants Not to Compete
    - Drafting the Non Compete Agreement
    - Sale of Business Covenants 
    - Sample Confidentiality, Non-Compete and Inventions Assignment Agreement

    • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation - Litigation & Enforcement
    - Procedural Prerequisites 
    - Reasonableness of the Covenant 
    - Availability of Preliminary Injunctive Relief 
    - Irreparable Harm 
    - Partial Enforcement

    • Agreements at Issue in Seminal Cases
    - BDO Seidman v. Hirshberg 
    - Sutherland Global Serv., Inc. v. Stuewe 
    - Eastman Kodak Co. v. Carmosino
     

    Who Should Attend:
    • Business law attorneys
    • Labor and employment attorneys
    • Business litigators



     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 16, 2012
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Covenants Not to Compete
    Collapse General Counsel Roundtable

    Major Topics

    • VOOM v. EchoStar;
    • Halliburton press release;
    • New York Rules of Professional Conduct;
    • Gucci v. Guess?;
    • 2013 Chief Legal Officer Survey;
    • Common ethical issues in higher education practice;
    • The monster called file retention;
    • Top ten metrics that your legal department should be tracking;
    • Bill guidelines, outside counsel;
    • Managing outside counsel: checklist of conversations.

    MCLE: 1.0 Skills; 0.5 Law Practice Management

    For experienced attorneys only, NOT for new admittees.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 18, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Skills Credits, 0.50 hours Practice Management Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO General Counsel Roundtable
    Collapse Intellectual Property Nuts & Bolts
    Topics include cases involving:
    • Patent Prosecution
    • Trademark Law
    • Copyright Law
    MCLE: 2.5 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for experienced attorneys only; not new admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 10, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Intellectual Property Nuts & Bolts
    Collapse Operating & Maintaining a Business

    Major Topics

    • Labor and employment issues;
    • Corporate governance and fiduciary duties - a litigator's perspective;
    • Intellectual property.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 22, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Operating & Maintaining a Business
    Collapse Representing Defendants At Preliminary Hearings And Before the Grand Jury
    Topics Include: 
    • What is a preliminary hearing;
    • Pertinent rules;
    • Practice tips;
    • Juvenile offenders;
    • Local practice;
    • Grand jury practice;
    • Discovery at the hearing;
    • Summation. 
    MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 09, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1 hour Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Representing Defendants At Preliminary Hearings And Before the Grand Jury
    Collapse Securities Part I
    Topics Include:
    • What is a "Security?"
    • Overview of Registered Offerings
    • Common Exemptions from Registration

    MCLE: 2.5 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 05, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Securities Part I
    Collapse Securities Part II
    Topics Included:
    • Private Placements
    • Public Company Compliance
    • Ramifications of Non-Compliance
    • Recent Developments in Securities Law / Crowdsourcing / JOBS Act

    MCLE: 4.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 05, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 4.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 4.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Securities Part II
    Collapse Starting, Transitioning & Transferring a Law Practice

    Major Topics

    • Ethical rules associated with starting, transitioning & tranferring ownership of a law practice;
    • Planning advice and the pitfalls of starting a new firm;
    • Transitioning your practice to a new law practice.

    MCLE: 1.0 Law Practice Management; 0.5 Ethics

     

    Experienced attorneys only, NOT for new admittees.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 27, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Practice Management Credits, 0.50 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Starting, Transitioning & Transferring a Law Practice
    Collapse Summations

    Major Topics
    • Ad hominem attacks; personal opinions of counsel; lawyer as unsworn witness;
    • Bill of particulars read by defendant and plaintiff;
    • Defense as diversion; "tricky lawyer;" the "best doctor money could buy"
    • Failure to cross examine; shifting of burden of proof 
    • Jury as "conscious of community;" "send a message;"
    • Ethics:  fairness to opposing party, counsel, & the Court. 
    • Trial conduct.



    Professional Practice: 3.0 Skills; 1.0 Skills
     Appropriate for experienced attorneys only; not new admittees.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 09, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Ethics Credits, 1.50 hours Skills Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Summations
    Collapse Technology Licensing-Profiting From Innovation in a Changing Legal Landscape
     Major Topics

    Legal developments of the past few years have had a profound affect on how we initiate licensing discussions, and how we conclude them. Those developments can frustrate the plain intent of at least one, if not both, of the parties to the transaction.

    We will explore the evolution of those developments, and discuss various approaches for minimizing surprise and reducing risk. We'll also take a look at the hit parade of recent licensing decisions, and what affect the AIA might have on licensing strategy.


     MCLE: 1.5 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 09, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Technology Licensing-Profiting From Innovation in a Changing Legal Landscape
    Collapse The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013
     
    Major Topics
     
    The bill includes oversight and governance reforms that will help protect taxpayer dollars and preserve
    public trust. Nonprofit boards will have to perform stricter oversight of insider deals, and the Attorney
    General will be better able to hold insiders accountable for abuse. Come learn more.
     
    1.5 Professional Practice; 0.5 Skills 
     
    For experienced attorneys only, NOT new admittees
     
    Formats Available: Streaming, Webcast + Archive
    Original Seminar Date: February 11, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013
    Collapse DWI Update
    This program covers: the new regulations in detail, as well as some issues surrounding the Ignition Interlock device.


    MCLE: 1.5 Professional Practice, 0.5 Law Practice Management
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 12, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 1.50 hours Practice Management Credits, 0.50 hours Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO DWI Update
    Collapse Nuts & Bolts of a Criminal Trial

    Major Topics:

    • Creating a theory of defense and using it at trial;
    • Jury selection basics, including preserving issues for appeal, Batson, and ethical issues in using social media;
    • How to approach opening statements;
    • Evidence: getting it in/keeping it out;
    • Pointers for direct and cross examination;
    • The TOD Motion;
    • Closing argument strategies;
    • Jury instructions including lesser included offenses and defenses.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 28, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Professional Practice Credits, 3.00 hours Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Nuts & Bolts of a Criminal Trial
    Collapse Representing Defendants At Preliminary Hearings And Before the Grand Jury
    Topics Include: 
    • What is a preliminary hearing;
    • Pertinent rules;
    • Practice tips;
    • Juvenile offenders;
    • Local practice;
    • Grand jury practice;
    • Discovery at the hearing;
    • Summation. 
    MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 09, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1 hour Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Representing Defendants At Preliminary Hearings And Before the Grand Jury
    Collapse Trial Strategies and Secrets for Courtroom Success

    Major Topics:

    • Effective interaction with jurors;
    • Dynamics of the courtroom from arrival of jury panel to verdict;
    • Objections in the jury's presence;
    • Exchanges with opposing counsel and the court on the record;
    • Passion and presentation - rising above fear and insecurity; and,
    • Ethical constraints of language.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 10, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Skills Credits, 0.50 hours Law Practice Management, 0.50 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Trial Strategies and Secrets for Courtroom Success
    Collapse What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About Criminal Cases

    Major Topics:

    • Basic terminology;
    • Overview of a criminal case;
    • Working with the criminal court attorneys;
    • Concurrent cases in Family and Criminal Courts or IDV Court.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 13, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About Criminal Cases
    Collapse Covenants Not to Compete
    • Drafting Considerations in Covenants Not to Compete
    - Drafting the Non Compete Agreement
    - Sale of Business Covenants 
    - Sample Confidentiality, Non-Compete and Inventions Assignment Agreement

    • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation - Litigation & Enforcement
    - Procedural Prerequisites 
    - Reasonableness of the Covenant 
    - Availability of Preliminary Injunctive Relief 
    - Irreparable Harm 
    - Partial Enforcement

    • Agreements at Issue in Seminal Cases
    - BDO Seidman v. Hirshberg 
    - Sutherland Global Serv., Inc. v. Stuewe 
    - Eastman Kodak Co. v. Carmosino
     

    Who Should Attend:
    • Business law attorneys
    • Labor and employment attorneys
    • Business litigators



     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 16, 2012
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Covenants Not to Compete
    Collapse Special Topics in Social Security Disability Law

    Major Topics:

    • Examining lay and expert witnesses;
    • Continuing disability reviews;
    • Federal Court actions.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 05, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 3.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Special Topics in Social Security Disability Law
    Collapse SSD/SSI Training - Part I
    Major Topics:
    • Types of benefits;
    • Sequential evaluation and grids;
    • SSA Technology/Resource Guide/Abbreviations List;
    • Payment Issues.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 18, 2010
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 0.50 hours Ethics Credits, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1 hour Practice Management Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO SSD/SSI Training - Part I
    Collapse SSD/SSI Training - Part II
    Major Topics
    • Workers compensation offset;
    • 2009 Children’s SSRs; 
    • Medicaid Qualifications; 
    • VE Testimony.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 18, 2010
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 3.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 3.00 hours Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO SSD/SSI Training - Part II
    Collapse Medicaid Update

    Major Topics:

    • New case law and fair hearing decisions;
    • Lawsuits brought by nursing homes;
    • Medicaid Managed Long Term Care;
    • Community Medicaid;
    • Use of Medicaid (irrrevocable) trusts and life estate deeds in Medicaid planning.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 20, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Medicaid Update
    Collapse Civil Settlements: Pitfalls & Solutions
    Topics Include:
    • Avoiding adverse consequences for clients receiving public benefits;
    • Special (Supplement) Needs Trusts;
    • Structured settlements;
    • Panel discussion of fact patterns.
    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 08, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Civil Settlements: Pitfalls & Solutions
    Collapse Civility: Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You
    Increasingly, lawyer civility and congeniality is becoming a thing of the past. Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this humorous presentation, veteran attorney and legal humorist Sean Carter will remind you that zealous advocacy does not require you to be zealot.

     MCLE: 2.0 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: August 08, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Ethics Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Civility: Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You
    Collapse Developments Since the Adoption of the New Ethics Rules
    A panel discussion featuring issues in the past year as we learn to live within the RPC.

    Major Topics
    • Requirements for written confirmation of retainer fee relationships and conflict waivers;
    • Advance waivers, including the disposition of file materials;
    • Arguments made comparing CPLR 4503 and RPC 3.3; 
    • Confidentiality and candor to the tribunal;
    • Case law and judicial perspective.


    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 02, 2010
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Developments Since the Adoption of the New Ethics Rules
    Collapse Ethics with Sean Carter: The Ethys Awards - 2014 Edition

    Each year, Hollywood celebrates the best performances in motion pictures at the Oscars. This year, we will celebrate the worst ethics violations in the legal profession at the Ethys. The festivities will be hosted by legal humorist Sean Carter, who will announce this year's winners of the coveted Ethy for Best Original Excuse, Least Competent in a Legal Representation, Most Over-Animated Courtroom Outburst, a special Lifetime Achievement Award and so much more. In the process of recapping some of the most egregious instances of unethical behavior, Mr. Carter will demonstrate how the rest of us can avoid more common ethical violations.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 02, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Ethics with Sean Carter: The Ethys Awards - 2014 Edition
    Collapse Ethics: Nice Lawyers Finish First
    Major Topics:
    • Increase camaraderie among colleagues
    • Diffuse tensions among warring clients
    • Secure accommodations from opposing counsel
    • Structure more mutually beneficial arrangements with client.

    MCLE: 2.0 Ethics & Professionalism 
    Appropriate for experienced attorneys only; not new attendees

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: August 11, 2011
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Ethics Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Ethics: Nice Lawyers Finish First
    Collapse Ethics: The Supervisory Responsibilities of Associates and Partners

    Major Topics

    • Basic ethics rules, including conflicts, communications with parties, advocate-witness rule, billing issues, confidentiality;
    • How to deal with ethical violation situations when they arise at the office;
    • The responsibilities attorneys take on when they supervise others and what they do and do not give up when they are supervised.

    MCLE: 0.5 Law Practice Management; 1.0 Ethics

    For experienced attorneys only, NOT for new admittees.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 25, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Practice Management Credits, 1 hour Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Ethics: The Supervisory Responsibilities of Associates and Partners
    Collapse Evidence Institute Part II: Electronic & Documentary Evidence
    Topics include:
    • ESI - Computer stored or generated information;
    • Judicial notice;
    • Are computer generated records subject to hearsay objection;
    • Using business records exception with electronic evidence;
    • Admissibility of computer generated data;
    • Public records exception;
    • CPLR 4518(a);
    • Admissibility of website/social media information;
    • Website/social media authentication;
    • Admissibility of emails/emails as business record.

    MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Law Practice Management
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 13, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Evidence Institute Part II: Electronic & Documentary Evidence
    Collapse Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing: The Ethics Of Marketing Your Services As A Lawyer
    What is effective advertising in other fields is rarely acceptable in the field of law. In this entertaining ethics course, Sean Carter examines in detail the ethical rules concerning marketing and their practical implications. The program also covers common advertising strategies employed by attorneys, and the pitfalls many attorneys will encounter.

     MCLE: 2.0 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: August 08, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Ethics Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing: The Ethics Of Marketing Your Services As A Lawyer
    Collapse Litigation Malpractice & Professional Ethics
    The consequences of misconduct;
    Standards of conduct for litigators (and violations);
    Inadvertent disclosure update;
    Ghostwriting update;
    Social media update;
    Protecting your practice.

    MCLE:  2.0 Ethics
    Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

    Formats Available: Streaming, Webcast + Archive
    Original Seminar Date: January 23, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Litigation Malpractice & Professional Ethics
    Collapse The 10 Commandments of Legal Ethics
    In this off-beat "sermonar," Humorist at Law Sean Carter demonstrates that, contrary to popular option, legal ethics is not an oxymoron. There are very basic things that a lawyer must do and not do in order to avoid ethical problems.

    These "commandments"cover the most essential duties of a lawyer, such as Thou Shalt Not Lie, Thou Shalt Not Steal, Thou Shalt Call Thy Client Backeth, etc. In addition to setting forth the 10 Commandments of Legal Ethics, Mr. Carter will employ hilarious stories and witty one-liners to demonstrate how to avoid the common mindsets.

    MCLE: 2.0 Ethics
    Appropriate for experienced attorneys only; not new attendees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: August 11, 2011
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Ethics Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The 10 Commandments of Legal Ethics
    Collapse The 12 Most Common Mistakes Made By Attorneys
    Part Of The Practice Development Series

    Learn practical tips on avoiding client complaints and staying on the ethical path, from engagement letters to what to disclose to your malpractice carrier.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Chairperson: Elizabeth Hofmeister
    Original Seminar Date: May 12, 2011
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Ethics Credits, 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The 12 Most Common Mistakes Made By Attorneys
    Collapse Using The Deposition At Trial And In Motion Practice: Ethical Implications When Using Deposition Testimony


     MCLE: 1.0 Skills; 0.5 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 15, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Ethics Credits, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Using The Deposition At Trial And In Motion Practice: Ethical Implications When Using Deposition Testimony
    Collapse What To Do When Facing A Grievance
    Major Topics 
    • There are primarily 3 ways that a complaint can be registered against attorneys by clients outside of a lawsuit.  This program will explore:
    • Jurisdiction and general processes of the Grievance Committee and MCBA’s Professional Performance and Fee Arbitration Committees;
    • The most common complaints and how to best avoid complaints and fee disputes;
    • What to do if you get a letter from any of these groups; and more!


    MCLE: 2.0 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming, Webcast + Archive
    Original Seminar Date: January 29, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO What To Do When Facing A Grievance
    Collapse Adoption

    Major Topics:

    • Domestic relations law;
    • Processing adoptions in Surrogate's Court;
    • Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC);
    • Indian Child Welfare Act;
    • Permanency planning hearings (PPH).
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 05, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Adoption
    Collapse Documentary Evidence in Family Law Cases

    Major Topics:

    • Admissibility of documentary and confidential records in Family Law cases, including business, hospital, educational, mental health and chemical dependency records;
    • Privilege and confidentiality statutes and their relationship to Family Law proceedings;
    • A fact pattern will be presented for discussion focusing on practical evidentiary issues regarding admissibility from the perspective of the practitioner and the court.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 17, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Documentary Evidence in Family Law Cases
    Collapse Family Court Proceedings Series: Article 8 - Family Offenses Proceedings
    Topics Include: 
    • What is a family offense?
    • Orders of protection.
    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 28, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Court Proceedings Series: Article 8 - Family Offenses Proceedings
    Collapse Family Court Proceedings Series: Child Support
    Topics Include:
    • The Law
      • Family Court Act, Section 413.1 "The Child Support Standards Act"
      • Family Court Act, Section 416 "Elements of Support"
      • Family Court Act, Section 429 "Support Magistrates"
    • Initial Case Preparation
      • Client interview
      • Preparing petition
      • Putting together financial information
    • Filing of Petition and Financial Information
    • The first or initial appearance
    • Before the fact finding
    • Fact finding
    • Closing argument
    • Findings of Fact and Order
    • Deadlines
    • Objections
    • The self-employed respondent
    • Modifications
    • Enforcement and violations

    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 07, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Court Proceedings Series: Child Support
    Collapse Family Court Proceedings Series: Introduction to Family Court
     1.5 Professional Practice
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 01, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Court Proceedings Series: Introduction to Family Court
    Collapse Family Court Proceedings Series: Juvenile Delinquency
    This program is geared for those who may need the basics of handling these matters and for those who encounter J.D. issues in other matters.        

    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 12, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Court Proceedings Series: Juvenile Delinquency
    Collapse Family Court Proceedings Series: Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS)

    Major Topics

    • FACT and pre-petition requirements;
    • Handling the PINS allegations;
    • Dispositions: "Can I go home?"
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 25, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Court Proceedings Series: Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS)
    Collapse Family Law Appellate Division Update & Court of Appeals Decisions with Brian Barney (2014)

    Major Topics

    • Maintenance duration;
    • Maintenance termination event;
    • Separation and marital property;
    • Child support;
    • Custody and visition.

    Other related topics also covered in most recent Family Court decisions.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: September 23, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Law Appellate Division Update & Court of Appeals Decisions with Brian Barney (2014)
    Collapse Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
    Major Topics 
    I. Validity/Enforceability
        a. Facts affecting enforceability and how to mitigate;
        b. Separation representation;
        c. Equality of status and wealth;
        d. Who will litigate?  Children of first marriage?
    II. Drafting
        a. Agreements covering separation, divorce, and death;
        b. Agreements covering only death of a party;
        c. Retirement plans – must sign beneficiary designation waivers after marriage;
        d. Voluntary provisions for parties – trusts;
        e. Provisions for children of a marriage;
    III. Domestic Partnership Agreements
    IV. Tax Implications


     MCLE: 2 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 17, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
    Collapse What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About Criminal Cases

    Major Topics:

    • Basic terminology;
    • Overview of a criminal case;
    • Working with the criminal court attorneys;
    • Concurrent cases in Family and Criminal Courts or IDV Court.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 13, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About Criminal Cases
    Collapse Financial Statements: How to Know What They
    Topics Include:
    • What Can (Or Should) the Financial Statements Tell You
    • Interested Parties  
    • Important Considerations 
    • The Income Statement 
    • Profitability Ratio  
    • Motives to Overstate Income? 
    • Statement of Retained Earnings
    • The Statement of Cash Flows 
    • The Balance Sheet  
    • Liquidity  
    • Solvency  
    • How is Fraud Found 
    • When My Red Flags Fly
    • Hiding the Assets  
    • Ratio & Trend Analysis  
    • Payroll Schemes 
    • Shell Companies & Non-accomplice Vendors 
    • Adjustments and Suspense Accounts  
    • Travel and Entertainment Fraud  
    • Joint Venture and Subsidiary Governance 

    MCLE: 2.0 Skills
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: August 14, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Financial Statements: How to Know What They
    Collapse Immigration
    Major Topics
    • I-9 compliance;
    • E-Verify;
    • Other issues of interest to employers.

    MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 29, 2011
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Professional Practice Credits, 1 hour Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Immigration
    Collapse Justice Robert H. Jackson

    Chief Prosecutor at Nuremburg, the Connections to Rochester & Related Topics

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 21, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Justice Robert H. Jackson
    Collapse A Litigator

    Excerpts from appellate briefs and video clips from arguments (good and bad) before the Court will be used to highlight various points and demonstrate how to best handle the "heat" that emanates from the seven members of the Court of Appeals during a typical oral argument.

    This program provides valuable insights and information about the many unique procedural and substantive issues that litigators face when handling a case before the Court of Appeals.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 29, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO A Litigator
    Collapse Civil Practice Update 2014

    Burton Lipshie returns in 2014 to discuss recent decisions of interest in areas of New York procedure including jurisdiction, Forum Non Conveniens, venue, subject matter jurisdiction, service of process, Defendant's Response to Being Served, commencing the action, statute of limitations, parties to an action, pleadings, motion practice, sanctions, provisional remedies, accelerated judgement, Bill of Particulars, disclosure, stipulations and settlement, pre-trial proceedings, trial and judgement, Article 78 proceedings, arbitration, and  enforcement of judgements.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 09, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 3.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Civil Practice Update 2014
    Collapse Civil Settlements: Pitfalls & Solutions
    Topics Include:
    • Avoiding adverse consequences for clients receiving public benefits;
    • Special (Supplement) Needs Trusts;
    • Structured settlements;
    • Panel discussion of fact patterns.
    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 08, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Civil Settlements: Pitfalls & Solutions
    Collapse Civility: Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You
    Increasingly, lawyer civility and congeniality is becoming a thing of the past. Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this humorous presentation, veteran attorney and legal humorist Sean Carter will remind you that zealous advocacy does not require you to be zealot.

     MCLE: 2.0 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: August 08, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Ethics Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Civility: Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You
    Collapse Evidence Institute Part II: Electronic & Documentary Evidence
    Topics include:
    • ESI - Computer stored or generated information;
    • Judicial notice;
    • Are computer generated records subject to hearsay objection;
    • Using business records exception with electronic evidence;
    • Admissibility of computer generated data;
    • Public records exception;
    • CPLR 4518(a);
    • Admissibility of website/social media information;
    • Website/social media authentication;
    • Admissibility of emails/emails as business record.

    MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Law Practice Management
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 13, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Evidence Institute Part II: Electronic & Documentary Evidence
    Collapse Evidence Institute Part IV: Cross-Examination & Objections
    Topics Include:
    • Impeachment – Use of Extrinsic Evidence
    • Collateral Evidence
    • Collateral Evidence Rule
    • Federal Rules of Evidence
    • Cross-Examination on Data Underlying Expert Opinion
    • Cross-Examination of Experts on Data Underlying Opinion
    • Impeachment with Learned Treatise
    • Impeachment with Authoritative Publication
    • Impeachment – Bias and Interest
    • Impeachment with Hospital Record
    • Impeachment with Prior Bad Acts
    • Impeachment – Accepting First Answer
    • Impeachment with Prior Convictions
    • Impeachment with Evidence of Bad Reputation

    MCLE: 1.0 Skills, 1.0 Law Practice Management
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 24, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Evidence Institute Part IV: Cross-Examination & Objections
    Collapse Evidence Institute Part V: Real & Demonstrative Evidence
    Topics Include:
    • Authentication of Photographs  
    • Authenticating Audio Recordings
    • Authentication of Video Tape  
    • Video as Learned Treatise   
    • Demonstrative Evidence     
    • Animations       
    • Best Evidence Rule 
    • Use of Transcripts in Lieu of Testimony 
    • Dead Man's Statute  

    MCLE: 1.0 Skills, 1.0 Law Practice Management
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 14, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Evidence Institute Part V: Real & Demonstrative Evidence
    Collapse Evidence Institute Part VI: Daubert & Frye and Parker Foundational Challenges to Expert Opinions
    Review of cases addressing various expert witness situations and applying Daubert & Frye, including:
    • Use of novel scientific technique (lie detector test);
    • Determining whether challenged testimony is admissible;
    • Expert deductions and general acceptance.

    MCLE: 1.0 Skills, 1.0 Law Practice Management
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 12, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Evidence Institute Part VI: Daubert & Frye and Parker Foundational Challenges to Expert Opinions
    Collapse Fighting Fraud in the Empire State
    Co-Chairs:
    Martin Mack, Esq., Executive Deputy Attorney General for Regional Affairs 
    Debra Martin, Esq., Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Rochester Regional Office
     
    Statutory Framework of the New York False Claims Act
    Speaker: Gregory Krakower, Senior Advisor & Counselor to the Attorney General

    Using the False Claims Act to Partner with the Attorney General's Office to Fight Fraud Against the Government 
    Panelists: Catherine Wagner, Regional Director of MFCU's Rochester Region
    Paul Berry, Special Assistant Attorney, Syracuse Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
    Gregory Krakower, Senior Advisor & Counselor to the Attorney General
     

    Ethics of Whistleblower (Qui Tam) Practice
    Panelists: Martin Mack, Executive Deputy Attorney General for Regional Affairs
    Catherine Wagner, Regional Director of the Rochester Medicaid Fraud Control Unit 
    Debra Martin, Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Rochester Regional Office
     Paul Berry, Special Assistant Attorney General, Syracuse Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
      

    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: July 11, 2012
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Ethics Credits, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 3.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Fighting Fraud in the Empire State
    Collapse Fundamentals of Trial Part I: Jury Selection/Opening Statements

    Major Topics

    • Fact pattern;
    • Methods for making a powerful opening statement;
    • Jury selection - Plaintiff's perspective;
    • Opening Statement - Defendant's perspective;
    • Use of a Civil Juror Questionnaire;
    • Civil Voir Dire Questionnaire.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 23, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Practice Management Credits, 1 hour Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Fundamentals of Trial Part I: Jury Selection/Opening Statements
    Collapse Fundamentals of Trial Part II: Direct/Cross Exhibits and Experts

    The goal of this series is to develop the basic skills necessary for trial practice. These skills are equally adaptable to civil or criminal practice.

     

    MCLE: 1.0 Practice Management; 1.0 Skills

     

    For experienced attorneys only, NOT for new admittees.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 19, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Practice Management Credits, 1 hour Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Fundamentals of Trial Part II: Direct/Cross Exhibits and Experts
    Collapse Fundamentals of Trial Part III: Charge/Closing

    The goal of this series is to develop the basci skills necessary for trial practice. These skills are equally adaptable to civil or criminal practice.

     

    MCLE: 1.0 Practice Management; 1.0 Skills

     

    For experienced attorneys only, NOT for new admittees.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 26, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Practice Management Credits, 1 hour Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Fundamentals of Trial Part III: Charge/Closing
    Collapse Jury Voir Dire & Selection
    Major Topics

    • Questions you should and should not to ask prospective jurors;
    • “Struck” and other methods of jury selection;
    • Conducting a voir dire (including demonstration);
    • Differences between State and Federal Court practice.

    MCLE:  2.0 Skills
    Appropriate for experienced attorneys only; not new admittees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 10, 2011
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Skills Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Jury Voir Dire & Selection
    Collapse Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Appeals

    Major Topics:

    • Practical tips for handling a case with a view toward potential appeals;
    • Deciding whether to appeal;
    • Perfecting the appeal;
    • Preparing for oral argument;
    • Motions for leave.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 19, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Professional Practice Credits, 1 hour Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Appeals
    Collapse Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Discovery

    Major Topics:

    • Overview of state and federal discovery tools;
    • E-discovery and expert disclosure principles;
    • Overview of deposition principles and practice;
    • Practical deposition tips.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 09, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Discovery
    Collapse Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Dispositive Motions

    Major Topics:

    Procedures, Standards and Considerations for Motions to Dismiss for Motions for Summary Judgment in State & Federal Courts.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 21, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Dispositive Motions
    Collapse Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Pleadings
    Topics Included:
    • Pleadings in State & Federal Courts;
    • Preliminary jurisdiction issues;
    • Removal.

    MCLE: 1.5 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 20, 2014
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Pleadings
    Collapse Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Proper Preparation & Presentation at Trial

    Major Topics:

    • Case and issue preparation;
    • Motion and evidentiary considerations.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 15, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Proper Preparation & Presentation at Trial
    Collapse Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Settlements & ADR

    Major Topics:

    • Overview of settlement and negotiation tactics;
    • Practical mediation tips;
    • Overview of mandatory Federal mediation program;
    • The role of Judges in settling cases.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: September 24, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Skills Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Settlements & ADR
    Collapse Mechanics of Mediation
    Major Topics
    • What is mediation and how does it differ from arbitration?
    • Issues to consider in connection with the mediation;
    • Caucus sessions; Factors that tend to inhibit or enhance the success of mediation;
    • Methods beyond financial compensation to induce settlement;
    • Tips on preparing for a mediation.

    Attendee Takeaways:
    • What is mediation and how does it differ from arbitration?
    • Issues to consider in connection with the mediation;
    • Caucus sessions;
    • Factors that tend to inhibit or enhance the success of mediation;
    • Methods beyond financial compensation to induce settlement;
    • Tips on preparing for a mediation.




      MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: September 14, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Mechanics of Mediation
    Collapse Medical Malpractice Case Settlements
    Major Topics Include:
    • Early settlement;
    • Pitfalls;
    • When insurance comes into play;
    • Types of settlements, including ADR;
    • Motion practice;
    • Saying "I'm sorry" and how to say it.

    MCLE: 3.0 Professional Practice, 3 Skills
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 07, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 6.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 3.00 hours Skills Credits, 3.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Medical Malpractice Case Settlements
    Collapse Using The Deposition At Trial And In Motion Practice: Ethical Implications When Using Deposition Testimony


     MCLE: 1.0 Skills; 0.5 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 15, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Ethics Credits, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Using The Deposition At Trial And In Motion Practice: Ethical Implications When Using Deposition Testimony
    Collapse Wrongful Death Claims in Surrogate
     Major Topics

    Potential claims:
    • Conscious pain and suffering;
    • Wrongful death;
    • Loss of consortium;
    Procedure for the settlement of claims involving a deceased plaintiff:
    • What are we asking the Court to do?
    • What Court?
    • Who is entitled to notice and how?

    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 30, 2011
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Wrongful Death Claims in Surrogate
    Collapse Ethics: Nice Lawyers Finish First
    Major Topics:
    • Increase camaraderie among colleagues
    • Diffuse tensions among warring clients
    • Secure accommodations from opposing counsel
    • Structure more mutually beneficial arrangements with client.

    MCLE: 2.0 Ethics & Professionalism 
    Appropriate for experienced attorneys only; not new attendees

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: August 11, 2011
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Ethics Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Ethics: Nice Lawyers Finish First
    Collapse The 12 Most Common Mistakes Made By Attorneys
    Part Of The Practice Development Series

    Learn practical tips on avoiding client complaints and staying on the ethical path, from engagement letters to what to disclose to your malpractice carrier.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Chairperson: Elizabeth Hofmeister
    Original Seminar Date: May 12, 2011
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Ethics Credits, 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The 12 Most Common Mistakes Made By Attorneys
    Collapse Commercial Contracts Revisited - Assessing the Risks

    Major Topics:

    As an update to the prior presentation on commercial real estate transactions, this program will discuss the attorney's role and responsibilities in the due diligence and assessment of the client's risks along with related topics such as:

    • Contract negotiation and structuring;
    • Environmental and tenant clauses;
    • The Opinion Letter;
    • Lending issues and finance documentation;
    • Title insurance and the role of the title company to complete the closing.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 25, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Commercial Contracts Revisited - Assessing the Risks
    Collapse Landlord Tenant Matters

    Major Topics

    Landlord and tenant perspectives along with the Judge's viewpoint.
    This program will focus on evictions and the process.


    1.5 Professional Practice; 0.5 Skills 
    Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 23, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Landlord Tenant Matters
    Collapse Primer on Surveys
    Code of Practice for Land Surveys:
    • Policy governing preparation of title surveys;
    • Certification;
    • Re-survey;
    • Survey and map;
    • Suggested title standards for treating discrepancies revealed by surveys.

    MCLE: 1.0 Law Practice Management
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 18, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Total CLE Hours, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Primer on Surveys
    Collapse Real Estate 103
    Topics Include:

    Residential Mortgage Lending
    • Loan types (VA, FHA, Conventional, USDA, SONYMA, and Reverse) for residential purposes;
    • Application and underwriting process;
    • Disclosures and time frames;
    • Appraisal process;
    • Dos and Don'ts.

    Closing Process
    • Closing costs;
    • Seller concessions;
    • RESPA;
    • HUD-1 settlement statement;
    • IOA accounts requirements and disbursements.
           
    Who Should Attend:
    Attorneys representing buyers, sellers and lenders.

    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice 1.0 Skills
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 08, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 3.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 1 hour Skills Credits, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Real Estate 103
    Collapse Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy - A Tangle of Conflicting Interests
    Major topics include:
    • Abandonment of real estate in bankruptcy;
    • Do judgments "go away" after a bankruptcy filing?;
    • Recapture of non-disclosed interests;
    • Required "due diligence" by bankruptcy and real estate lawyers alike. 

    MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics
    Appropriate for all attorneys
    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar + Archive
    Original Seminar Date: May 06, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 0.50 hours Ethics Credits, 1 hour Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy - A Tangle of Conflicting Interests
    Collapse Title Exam 101
     Major Topics

    Perfect for attorneys just learning title examination!
    • Basic Title Examination;
    • Liens and Encumbrances; and,
    • Surveys and Curatives
    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 24, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Title Exam 101
    Collapse Article 7 Proceeding Nuts & Bolts:  Challenging a Tax Assessment
    An overview of challenging a property’s assessed value before the Board of Assessment Review, as well as both prosecuting and defending a Tax Certiorari Matter in the Supreme Court. Petitioner and Municipality Perspectives. More details to follow.


    MCLE: 0.5 Skills; 1.5 Practice Management
    Appropriate for experienced attorneys only; not new admittees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 03, 2011
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1.50 hours Practice Management Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Article 7 Proceeding Nuts & Bolts:  Challenging a Tax Assessment
    Collapse Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Part I: How To Get Into Court

    Major Topics Include:

    • Is Chapter 11 the Right Fit For the Small Business Client?
    • Ethical Conflicts and the Need to Get Hired
    • Forms and First Day Orders


    MCLE: 1.5 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 01, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours, 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Part I: How To Get Into Court
    Collapse Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing: The Ethics Of Marketing Your Services As A Lawyer
    What is effective advertising in other fields is rarely acceptable in the field of law. In this entertaining ethics course, Sean Carter examines in detail the ethical rules concerning marketing and their practical implications. The program also covers common advertising strategies employed by attorneys, and the pitfalls many attorneys will encounter.

     MCLE: 2.0 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: August 08, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Ethics Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing: The Ethics Of Marketing Your Services As A Lawyer
    Collapse Title Exam 101
     Major Topics

    Perfect for attorneys just learning title examination!
    • Basic Title Examination;
    • Liens and Encumbrances; and,
    • Surveys and Curatives
    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 24, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Title Exam 101
    Collapse Using The Deposition At Trial And In Motion Practice: Ethical Implications When Using Deposition Testimony


     MCLE: 1.0 Skills; 0.5 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 15, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Ethics Credits, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1.50 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Using The Deposition At Trial And In Motion Practice: Ethical Implications When Using Deposition Testimony
    Collapse Affordable Care Act - For Solo & Small Firm Attorneys

    Major Topics:

    • Overview of ACA as it affects individuals;
    • Individual mandate and exchanges (marketplaces);
    • Selected practice issues raised by the new landscape.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: July 23, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Affordable Care Act - For Solo & Small Firm Attorneys
    Collapse Successful Solo and Small Firm Practice Boot Camp: Expanding or Starting Your Practice
    • Selecting Choice of Entity – Sole proprietorship, partnership, LLP & other options;
    • Insurance Needs & Requirements;
    • Sharing Space/Staff vs. Creating a Small Firm;
    • Ethics Topic.

     MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice, 0.5 Practice Management, 0.5 Ethics
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 20, 2012
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Ethics Credits, 0.50 hours Practice Management Credits, 1 hour Professional Practice Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Successful Solo and Small Firm Practice Boot Camp: Expanding or Starting Your Practice
    Collapse Article 7 Proceeding Nuts & Bolts:  Challenging a Tax Assessment
    An overview of challenging a property’s assessed value before the Board of Assessment Review, as well as both prosecuting and defending a Tax Certiorari Matter in the Supreme Court. Petitioner and Municipality Perspectives. More details to follow.


    MCLE: 0.5 Skills; 1.5 Practice Management
    Appropriate for experienced attorneys only; not new admittees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 03, 2011
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1.50 hours Practice Management Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Article 7 Proceeding Nuts & Bolts:  Challenging a Tax Assessment
    Collapse eFiling Comes to Monroe County Surrogate
    Monroe County recently implemented e-filing.

    Come learn what is involved and what you can expect.

    Hon. Barbara Howe, Erie County Surrogate’s Court Judge, said e-filing should soon become commonplace and "will continue to grow in its appeal."

    See the following page and visit the e-filing site www.NYCourts.gov/efile  for more information.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 18, 2010
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1 hour Practice Management Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling Comes to Monroe County Surrogate
    Collapse Fiduciary Income Tax Preparation

    Major Topics
    • E-filing requirements
    • Update on surtax on trust investment income under the Affordable Care Act
    • Update on the use of deductions
    • Other recent developments impacting the fiduciary tax


    1.0 Professional Practice; 0.5 Law Practice Management; 0.5 Skills 
    Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 24, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1 hour Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Fiduciary Income Tax Preparation
    Collapse The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013
     
    Major Topics
     
    The bill includes oversight and governance reforms that will help protect taxpayer dollars and preserve
    public trust. Nonprofit boards will have to perform stricter oversight of insider deals, and the Attorney
    General will be better able to hold insiders accountable for abuse. Come learn more.
     
    1.5 Professional Practice; 0.5 Skills 
     
    For experienced attorneys only, NOT new admittees
     
    Formats Available: Streaming, Webcast + Archive
    Original Seminar Date: February 11, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013
    Collapse Article 81 & Supplemental Needs & Trusts
    Topics Include:

    Supplemental Needs Trusts - Practical Considerations
    • Selecting a Trustee: Individual, Trust company, or Pooled trust
    • First Party vs. Third party trusts
    • Distributions for what purpose
    • Trustees duties
    • Impact on Medicaid and other governmental benefits
    Guardianship Under Article 81 NY Mental Hygiene Law
    • Overview of the duties and responsibilities of the Mental Hygiene Legal Service
    • When to use a Health Care Proxy and/or Power of Attorney vs. a Guardianship
    • Comparing and contrasting guardianships

    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: August 22, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Article 81 & Supplemental Needs & Trusts
    Collapse Cross Border Issues in Trusts & Estates Matters

    Major Topics

    • Real Property, bank accounts, securities;
    • Income and estate tax in NYS and US, Ontario and Canada;
    • Overview of probate and estate administration in Ontario;
    • Summary of cross border planning strategies.

     

    MCLE: 1.5 Professional Practice; 0.5 Skills

    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT new admittees.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 13, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Cross Border Issues in Trusts & Estates Matters
    Collapse eFiling Comes to Monroe County Surrogate
    Monroe County recently implemented e-filing.

    Come learn what is involved and what you can expect.

    Hon. Barbara Howe, Erie County Surrogate’s Court Judge, said e-filing should soon become commonplace and "will continue to grow in its appeal."

    See the following page and visit the e-filing site www.NYCourts.gov/efile  for more information.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 18, 2010
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 1 hour Skills Credits, 1 hour Practice Management Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO eFiling Comes to Monroe County Surrogate
    Collapse Family Wealth & Sustainability - Wealth Planning for a Lasting Legacy

    Major Topics

    • Five steps to healthy family governance;
    • Discover the steps to make to move toward family success;
    • Gain knowledge on how to stabilize a family's legacy;
    • Ascertain the best way to incorporate current planning and investment strategies into a family plan.

    MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Law Practice Management

     

    For experienced attorneys only, NOT for new admittees.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 03, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Practice Management Credits, 1 hour Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Family Wealth & Sustainability - Wealth Planning for a Lasting Legacy
    Collapse Medicaid 2012 Update on Eligibility Rules, Planning & Estate Recovery
    Major Topics
    Recently, the New York State Social Services Law was amended and emergency regulations were promulgated with respect to the definition of “Estate”, as it applies to Medicaid recoveries. The amendments expand the definition of “Estate” to non-probate assets. Such assets include life estates, jointly-held property, annuities, IRAs, 401(k) and other retirement plans, and interests in trusts. The State has issued a policy directive to county Medicaid offices indicating that the new expanded estate recovery provisions apply to all estate claims made after September 8, 2011.

    This expanded recovery program will have far reaching impact on many legal practices beyond elder law, including: real property law, retirement benefits planning, estates and trusts planning and administration.

    This program provides an overview of the new law and regulations, and we will also discuss pending litigation brought as a result of these changes. We will also present case studies to illustrate how these changes may impact your legal practices.

    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 25, 2012
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Medicaid 2012 Update on Eligibility Rules, Planning & Estate Recovery
    Collapse Medicaid Update

    Major Topics:

    • New case law and fair hearing decisions;
    • Lawsuits brought by nursing homes;
    • Medicaid Managed Long Term Care;
    • Community Medicaid;
    • Use of Medicaid (irrrevocable) trusts and life estate deeds in Medicaid planning.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 20, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Medicaid Update
    Collapse New York Estate Tax

    Major Topics:

    • Increase in estate tax inclusion amount;
    • Falling off the estate tax "cliff";
    • Inclusion of lifetime gifts;
    • Income taxation on distributions to New York trust beneficiaries;
    • ING trust treatment;
    • Repeal of New York's GST tax.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: July 15, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO New York Estate Tax
    Collapse Opportunities & Risks of the New Decanting Statute
    New York's newly expanded decanting statute, EPTL 10-6.6, provides a method for trustees to revise or update otherwise irrevocable trusts. Decanting permits a trustee to appoint the trust estate of one trust to another trust.

    Major Topics


    • "Absolute discretion" expanded to "unlimited discretion;"
    • When decanting is valuable;
    • Ensuring that a beneficiary is not disqualified from public assistance.

    MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 17, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours, 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Opportunities & Risks of the New Decanting Statute
    Collapse Surrogate
     A basic introduction to Surrogate's Court practice for new attorneys or attorneys new to Surrogate's Court.

    • E-filing and specifically the "Mandatory E-File Pilot" that commences March 1, 2012;
    • The basics of practice including resources, forms, and filing fees;
    • The basics of contested proceedings and counsel fees.

     MCLE: 2.0 Professional Practice
    Appropriate for only experienced attorneys, NOT New Admittees
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 16, 2012
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits, 2.00 hours Total CLE Hours

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Surrogate
    Collapse The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013
     
    Major Topics
     
    The bill includes oversight and governance reforms that will help protect taxpayer dollars and preserve
    public trust. Nonprofit boards will have to perform stricter oversight of insider deals, and the Attorney
    General will be better able to hold insiders accountable for abuse. Come learn more.
     
    1.5 Professional Practice; 0.5 Skills 
     
    For experienced attorneys only, NOT new admittees
     
    Formats Available: Streaming, Webcast + Archive
    Original Seminar Date: February 11, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013
    Collapse To Draft or Not to Draft .... That is the Capacity Question

    Major Topics:

    • Will execution ceremonies;
    • Documenting capacity;
    • Capacity from a litigator's perspective;
    • Ethical considerations.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 08, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Skills Credits, 0.50 hours Ethics Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO To Draft or Not to Draft .... That is the Capacity Question
    Collapse Trusts & Estates Federal & New York Legislative & Case Law Update with Martin O

    Marty is well respected both locally and state-wide as a dean of Trusts and Estates law. He publishes and lectures regularly on Trusts and Estates law. Marty is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Hamilton College. He is also a magna cum laude graduate from Cornell University where he earned his law degree and taught seminars on estate planning.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: September 16, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 2.00 hours Professional Practice Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Trusts & Estates Federal & New York Legislative & Case Law Update with Martin O
    Collapse Unique Planning Opportunities for Trusts: Comparison of the Leading Trust Jurisdictions
    Topics include cases involving:  
    Dynasty Trusts:  Delaware tax trap, elections out/exceptions;
    Asset Protection: drafting consideration, exceptions;
    Total Return Trusts:  conversions, income tax issues;
    Other State Law Benefits:  directed trusts, confidentiality, state income tax savings; and,
    Other:  moving trusts, decanting/non-judicial reformation/court reformation.
     

    MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Law Practice Management
    This program is approved for experienced attorney only.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 27, 2013
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1 hour Professional Practice Credits, 1 hour Law Practice Management

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Unique Planning Opportunities for Trusts: Comparison of the Leading Trust Jurisdictions
    Collapse Valuation - From the Neverland Ranch to Western New York - What Do They Have in Common and What

    Major Topics:

    On May 13, 2013 the Internal Revenue Service sent a Notice of Deficiency to the Estate of Michael J. Jackson (yes, that Michael Jackson) asserting an increase in tax approximately $505,000,000, penalties of approximately $197,000,000, or total taxes and penalties of $702,000,000, plus interest to be determined. Not surprisingly, most of the issues involved valuation.

     

    While we generally don't have cases quite that large in Western New York, the issues are the same. The panel will be discussing recent trends in the valuation of closely-held businesses, real estate, and natural resource assets (timber, oil and gas, etc.)

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 03, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • MCBCFE: 1.50 hours Professional Practice Credits, 0.50 hours Skills Credits

  • MORE INFOMORE INFO Valuation - From the Neverland Ranch to Western New York - What Do They Have in Common and What
    Current Seminars
    Seminars
    Monroe County Bar Center for Education Approved CLE Credit
      Total CLE Hours Ethics Credits Skills Credits Practice Management Credits Professional Practice Credits Law Practice Management
    A Litigator's Guide to Effective Practice in the New York Court of Appeals       0.50    1.50   
    Adoption             1.50   
    ADVANCED BUY/SELL AGREEMENTS             2.00   
    Affordable Care Act - For Solo & Small Firm Attorneys             0.50 1.00
    America Invents Act: 2011 Patent Reform Highlights on What Changed & What Remains the Same 1.50          1.50   
    Anatomy For Lawyers 3.00    1.50 1.50      
    Article 7 Proceeding Nuts & Bolts: Challenging a Tax Assessment 2.00    0.50 1.50      
    Article 81 & Supplemental Needs & Trusts 2.00          2.00   
    Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Part I: How To Get Into Court 1.50          1.50   
    Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Part II: What to Expect 2.00    0.50    1.00   
    Business Law Nuts & Bolts: Formations 3.50          3.50   
    Business Law Topics Relevant to Pro Bono Matters          0.50 1.50   
    Buying & Selling a Business    0.50       2.50   
    Civil Practice Update 2014             3.00   
    Civil Settlements: Pitfalls & Solutions 2.00          2.00   
    Civility: Sue Unto Others As You Would Have Them Sue Unto You 2.00 2.00            
    Claims Against Nursing Homes 2.50    1.00    1.50   
    Commercial Contracts Revisited - Assessing the Risks    0.50       1.50   
    Covenants Not to Compete 2.00          2.00   
    Cross Border Issues in Trusts & Estates Matters       0.50    1.50   
    Defense of Marriage Act: Implications & How It Affects Client Representation             3.00   
    Developments Since the Adoption of the New Ethics Rules 2.00 2.00            
    Documentary Evidence in Family Law Cases             1.50   
    DWI Update 2.00       1.50    0.50
    eFiling Comes to Monroe County Surrogate's Court 2.00    1.00 1.00      
    Environmental Law Update for Real Estate Transactions 2.00 0.50       1.50   
    Ethics & Social Medial in Commercial Cases    1.00            
    Ethics Update for Tax Practitioners 1.00 1.00            
    Ethics with Sean Carter: The Ethys Awards - 2014 Edition    2.00            
    Ethics: Nice Lawyers Finish First 2.00 2.00            
    Ethics: The Supervisory Responsibilities of Associates and Partners    1.00    0.50      
    Evidence Institute Part I: Hearsay          1.00 1.00   
    Evidence Institute Part II: Electronic & Documentary Evidence 2.00    1.00       1.00
    Evidence Institute Part IV: Cross-Examination & Objections 2.00    1.00       1.00
    Evidence Institute Part V: Real & Demonstrative Evidence 2.00    1.00       1.00
    Evidence Institute Part VI: Daubert & Frye and Parker Foundational Challenges to Expert Opinions 2.00    1.00       1.00
    Executive Compensation Plans 2.00          2.00   
    Family Court Proceedings Series: Article 8 - Family Offenses Proceedings 2.00          2.00   
    Family Court Proceedings Series: Child Support 2.00          2.00   
    Family Court Proceedings Series: Custody Proceedings 2.00          2.00   
    Family Court Proceedings Series: Introduction to Family Court             1.50   
    Family Court Proceedings Series: Juvenile Delinquency 2.00          2.00   
    Family Court Proceedings Series: Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS)             2.00   
    Family Court Proceedings Series: Termination of Parental Rights             2.00   
    Family Law Appellate Division Update & Court of Appeals Decisions with Brian Barney (2014)             2.00   
    Family Wealth & Sustainability - Wealth Planning for a Lasting Legacy          1.00 1.00   
    Fiduciary Income Tax Preparation       0.50    1.00 0.50
    Fighting Fraud in the Empire State 3.00 1.00       2.00   
    Financial Statements: How to Know What They're Telling You (And What They're Not Telling You) 2.00    2.00         
    Fundamentals of Trial Part I: Jury Selection/Opening Statements       1.00 1.00      
    Fundamentals of Trial Part II: Direct/Cross Exhibits and Experts       1.00 1.00      
    Fundamentals of Trial Part III: Charge/Closing       1.00 1.00      
    General Counsel Roundtable       1.00 0.50      
    Handling Environmental Claims Involving Bankruptcy 2.00          2.00   
    Immigration 1.00          1.00   
    Initiating Claims and Defenses in Personal Injury Cases             2.00   
    Intellectual Property Nuts & Bolts 2.50          2.50   
    Jury Voir Dire & Selection 2.00    2.00         
    Justice Robert H. Jackson                2.00
    Landlord Tenant Matters       0.50    1.50   
    Lies, Damn Lies & Legal Marketing: The Ethics Of Marketing Your Services As A Lawyer 2.00 2.00            
    Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Appeals       1.00    1.00   
    Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Discovery             2.00   
    Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Dispositive Motions             2.00   
    Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Pleadings 1.50          1.50   
    Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Proper Preparation & Presentation at Trial       0.50    1.00   
    Lifecycle of a Lawsuit: Settlements & ADR       1.00       1.00
    Litigation Malpractice & Professional Ethics    2.00            
    Mechanics of Mediation 2.00          2.00   
    Medicaid 2012 Update on Eligibility Rules, Planning & Estate Recovery 2.00          2.00   
    Medicaid Update             2.00   
    Medical Malpractice Case Settlements 6.00    3.00    3.00   
    Meeting the Challenge: Trial Preparation & Evidentiary Issues       0.50    1.50   
    New York Estate Tax             1.50   
    Nuts & Bolts of a Criminal Trial       3.00    1.00   
    Operating & Maintaining a Business    0.50       2.50   
    Opportunities & Risks of the New Decanting Statute 2.00          2.00   
    Portability & The New Planning Paradigm After ATRA 2012 2.00          2.00   
    Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements 2.00          2.00   
    Primer on Surveys 1.00             1.00
    Real Estate 103 3.00    1.00    2.00   
    Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy - A Tangle of Conflicting Interests 1.50 0.50       1.00   
    Regulatory Requirements Associated With The Air Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing 1.00          1.00   
    Representing Defendants At Preliminary Hearings And Before the Grand Jury 1.50    0.50    1.00   
    Role of Referee and Foreclosure Update 2.00 0.50       1.50   
    Securities Part I 2.50          2.50   
    Securities Part II 4.00          4.00   
    Senior Care and Living          0.50 1.50   
    Special Topics in Social Security Disability Law       0.50    3.00   
    SSD/SSI Training - Part I 2.50 0.50 1.00 1.00      
    SSD/SSI Training - Part II 3.00    3.00         
    Starting, Transitioning & Transferring a Law Practice    0.50    1.00      
    Successful Solo and Small Firm Practice Boot Camp: Expanding or Starting Your Practice 2.00 0.50    0.50 1.00   
    Summations 2.00 0.50 1.50         
    Surrogate's Court 101 2.00          2.00   
    Technology Licensing-Profiting From Innovation in a Changing Legal Landscape 1.50          1.50   
    The 10 Commandments of Legal Ethics 2.00 2.00            
    The 12 Most Common Mistakes Made By Attorneys 1.50 1.50            
    The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013       0.50    1.50   
    Title Exam 101 2.00          2.00   
    To Draft or Not to Draft .... That is the Capacity Question    0.50 0.50    1.00   
    Trial Strategies and Secrets for Courtroom Success    0.50 1.00       0.50
    Trusts & Estates Federal & New York Legislative & Case Law Update with Martin O'Toole (2014)             2.00   
    Trusts & Estates in Real Estate Transactions 2.00          2.00   
    Unique Planning Opportunities for Trusts: Comparison of the Leading Trust Jurisdictions             1.00 1.00
    Using An Android Device In Your Law Practice 1.50    1.50         
    Using The Deposition At Trial And In Motion Practice: Ethical Implications When Using Deposition Testimony 1.50 0.50 1.00         
    Valuation - From the Neverland Ranch to Western New York - What Do They Have in Common and What's New?       0.50    1.50   
    What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know About Criminal Cases             2.50 1.00
    What To Do When Facing A Grievance 2.00 2.00            
    Wrongful Death Claims in Surrogate's Court 2.00          2.00