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    • February 05, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Register


    General Membership Meeting

    ETHICS UPDATE 2020

    ETHICS TUNE-UP: A REFRESHER ON RETAINER
    AGREEMENTS AND FEE SHARING


    1 CLE Credit in Ethics and 1 CLE Credit in Professional Practice*

    This Panel will provide a practical overview of the basic information (including Client Information Forms, Retainers and Fee Arbitration Forms) which will help the attorney establish the parameters of the scope of employment, fees and expenses. The panel will also explore preparation that is necessary in the event the client disputes your fees leading to a Part 137 Arbitration and/or reports you to the Grievance Committee.

    Presented by: 

    Corporate & Commercial Committee and Ethics & Professionalism Committee

    Speaker:

    Lisa M. Bluestein, Esq., Law Offices of Lisa M. Bluestein, LLC
    Lucia Chiocchio, Esq., Cuddy & Feder LLP
    Angela Morcone Giannini, Esq., Fontana & Giannini LLP
    Deborah A. Scalise, Esq., Scalise & Hamilton, P.C.

    Date:

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    Time:

    Registration, Networking, and Light Supper: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    Program: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Location:

    BNY Mellon, 701 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY

    Fee:

    Registration and Payment prior to January 31, 2020:
    $40 WWBA/WPBA Members; $55 non-WWBA/WPBA Members

    Without Preregistration and Prepayment:
    $50 WWBA/WPBA Members; $65 non- WWBA/WPBA Members

    RSVP:

    Online at www.wwbany.org or email executivedirector@wwbany.org

    Co-Sponsored by:


    *Pending approval by WBASNY in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 credit hour in Ethics and 1 credit hour in Professional Practice, acceptable for transitional credit for established and newly admitted attorneys. The Westchester Women's Bar Association is a chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. Full and partial scholarships for this program, based on financial need, are available. Full scholarship for the $10 CLE certificate charge (maximum of 10 attendees) for this program are available for attorneys at non-profit organizations that provide direct legal service for victims of domestic violence. For information and to apply, please contact WWBA President Angela Giannini, Esq. at agiannini@fgnylaw.com. All requests are confidential.

    The opinions expressed by any program presenter are the presenter’s own, and do not reflect the official position of the WWBA or WBASNY. Attendance is limited to WWBA members and their invited guests.

    Not a member? Join today at www.wwbany.org
    M&T Bank Regional Headquarters
    120 White Plains Road, 3rd Floor, Tarrytown, NY  10591
    • February 13, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Jackson Lewis P.C., 44 South Broadway, 14th floor, White Plains, NY 10601
    Register


    LUNCH AND LEARN: ARBITRATION – It May Not Be What You Think It Is
    1 CLE Credit in Professional Practice*

    Review of recent changes in arbitration law, review of arbitration facts and fallacies.

    Presented by: 

    Litigation Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    Speaker:

    Ruth D. Raisfeld, Arbitrator/Mediator, President
    Ruth D. Raisfeld P.C.
    Elizabeth E. Hunter, Partner, Frumkin & Hunter LLP


    Moderator: 

    Rebecca M. McCloskey, Associate, Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Date:

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Time:

    Registration:  12:00 pm to 12:30 pm                           
    Program:  12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
                                   
    Lunch will be provided

    Location:

    Jackson Lewis P.C.
    44 South Broadway, 14th floor, White Plains, NY 10601


    Fee:

    Registration and Payment prior to February 6, 2020:
    $15 WWBA Members; $20 non-WWBA Members

    Without Preregistration and Prepayment:
    $20 WWBA Members; $25 non-WWBA Members

    RSVP:

    Online at www.wwbany.org or email executivedirector@wwbany.org

    Sponsored by:


    *Pending approval by WBASNY in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 2 credit hours in Professional Practice, acceptable for transitional credit for established and newly admitted attorneys. The Westchester Women's Bar Association is a chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. Full and partial scholarships for this program, based on financial need, are available. Full scholarship for the $10 CLE certificate charge (maximum of 10 attendees) for this program are available for attorneys at non-profit organizations that provide direct legal service for victims of domestic violence. For information and to apply, please contact WWBA President Angela Giannini, Esq. at agiannini@fgnylaw.com. All requests are confidential.

    The opinions expressed by any program presenter are the presenter’s own, and do not reflect the official position of the WWBA or WBASNY. Attendance is limited to WWBA members and their invited guests.

    Not a member? Join today at www.wwbany.org
    M&T Bank Regional Headquarters
    120 White Plains Road, 3rd Floor, Tarrytown, NY  10591
    • February 13, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • M&T Bank Regional Headquarters 120 White Plains Road, 3rd Floor, Tarrytown, NY 10591
    Register


    Professional Compensation in Surrogate’s Court
    and Adult Guardianships
    2 CLE Credits in Professional Practice*

    The basic components of awarding professional compensation in adult guardianship proceedings under the Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 and in matters involving guardianships and decedent’s estates in the Surrogate's Court will be discussed.

    Presented by: 

    Elder/Health Law and Reproductive Rights Committee

    Speaker: Joseph M. Accetta, Esq., Court Attorney/Referee Supreme Court Westchester County

    Moderator: 

    Moira Laidlaw, Esq., Managing Partner of Hollis Laidlaw & Simon P.C.

    Date:

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Time:

    Registration:  5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    Program:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Dinner will be provided

    Location:

    M&T Bank Regional Headquarters
    120 White Plains Road, 3rd Floor, Tarrytown, NY 10591


    Fee:

    Registration and Payment prior to February 10, 2020:
    $25 WWBA Members; $35 non-WWBA Members

    Without Preregistration and Prepayment:
    $30 WWBA Members; $40 non-WWBA Members

    RSVP:

    Online at www.wwbany.org or email executivedirector@wwbany.org

    Sponsored by:


    *Pending approval by WBASNY in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 2 credit hours in Professional Practice, acceptable for transitional credit for established and newly admitted attorneys. The Westchester Women's Bar Association is a chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. Full and partial scholarships for this program, based on financial need, are available. Full scholarship for the $10 CLE certificate charge (maximum of 10 attendees) for this program are available for attorneys at non-profit organizations that provide direct legal service for victims of domestic violence. For information and to apply, please contact WWBA President Angela Giannini, Esq. at agiannini@fgnylaw.com. All requests are confidential.

    The opinions expressed by any program presenter are the presenter’s own, and do not reflect the official position of the WWBA or WBASNY. Attendance is limited to WWBA members and their invited guests.

    Not a member? Join today at www.wwbany.org
    M&T Bank Regional Headquarters
    120 White Plains Road, 3rd Floor, Tarrytown, NY  10591

Past events

December 03, 2019 How to Avoid Malpractice When Dividing the Retirement Benefits
November 06, 2019 General Membership Meeting: All About Animals: A Review of the Civil and Criminal Aspects Pertaining to Animal Matters
November 04, 2019 What’s It Worth To You: Valuation of Businesses in Divorce and Commercial Settings
October 03, 2019 Perspectives on the First Year of Implementation of Raise the Age
September 24, 2019 The 9th Judicial District Presumptive Mediation Programs: What You Need to Know
May 23, 2019 Advanced Litigation Issues when Representing Domestic Violence Survivors in Family Court Family Offense Cases
May 13, 2019 Spouses, Houses, and Financial Liquidation: The Effect of Bankruptcy Laws/Practice on Matrimonial and Real Estate Practice
April 25, 2019 The Transition from an Adult Guardianship to a Decedent’s Estate
February 06, 2019 Ethics Update 2019: Beware - You Can't Be Everything to Every Client!
November 27, 2018 An Introduction to Zoning Board Practice
October 29, 2018 Exploring and Understanding Cultural Competency in the Law
October 29, 2018 NY-FL Snowbirds: Estate Planning & Elder Law Considerations
October 16, 2018 Advocating for Families in Crisis: Navigating the Intersection of Family and Immigration Law
September 05, 2018 General Membership Meeting: Implicit Bias Is Real: A Candid Discussion on Subconscious Stereotyping
May 16, 2018 Discovery of Assets in Estates and Adult Guardianships
April 24, 2018 Jury Selection and Race: A Review of Recent Batson Decisions
April 17, 2018 Resolving Family Disputes Through The Collaborative Process: A Primer
March 28, 2018 Tax Reform - Making Sense of It All
March 22, 2018 GMM: Perspectives on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in the Wake of #MeToo
February 13, 2018 Inside the Appellate Court
January 31, 2018 LGBTQ 101 and the Intersection of DV in the LGBTQ Communities
January 10, 2018 Ethics Update 2018
October 26, 2017 Women on the Move: Talking While Female
October 12, 2017 ABC’s of ADA: Protecting Your Client and Expanding Your Practice under The Americans with Disabilities Act
October 11, 2017 What Every New York Attorney Needs to Know About Digital Evidence (Technical, Legal and Ethical Issues)
September 06, 2017 General Membership Meeting: New York State Paid Family Leave Law CLE
May 04, 2017 Guardians Ad Litem and Court Evaluators: A Comparison of Ethical and Procedural Obligations Under the Part 36 Rules
April 26, 2017 Immigration Law for the General Practitioner
April 24, 2017 Navigating the New Maintenance Guidelines and Their Effect on Child Support From a Judicial Perspective
March 30, 2017 Bioethics and Family Conversations: Primer on Normative and Legal Ethics as Applied to Medical Decision-making
March 22, 2017 Whatever Happened to PRICHEP?: Counsel Fees in Matrimonial Actions and in Family Court
March 17, 2017 Ethics for the Family Law Practitioner
February 22, 2017 Integrated Courtroom Technology: Evidence Presentation and Video Conferencing in the Courts
February 16, 2017 Early Intervention: Support Services for Parents in Conflict
February 08, 2017 Strategies for Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection
January 11, 2017 Ethics Update 2017
October 25, 2016 Business Valuation Basics and IRS Proposed Changes to IRC 2704
October 06, 2016 Every Step You Take: The New Technology of Stalking
September 29, 2016 Show Me the Money: Best Evidence in Family Court Support Proceedings
May 25, 2016 CLE Opportunity: A Presentation on the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)
May 18, 2016 Avoiding Pitfalls in the Acquisition and Development of Real Estate
April 20, 2016 Representing A Start-Up
April 07, 2016 HOW TO NAVIGATE THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS WHEN THE ABUSER WILL NO LONGER SPONSOR THE VICTIM
March 30, 2016 Sexual Misconduct on Campus: Criminal, Civil or Both?
March 24, 2016 HOW TO NAVIGATE WHEN A FAMILY COURT MATTER BECOMES A SUPREME COURT DIVORCE
March 10, 2016 ADHD, School Discipline and Criminal Prosecution
March 03, 2016 Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: How to Navigate a Family Court Order of Protection
February 24, 2016 MED-ARB: Getting Past the Impasse
January 06, 2016 The ABC’s of Ethics: Advertising, Billing, and Conflicts
November 12, 2015 Ethics and the Pro Bono Representation of Nonprofits
November 04, 2015 Human Trafficking: The Impact on Women, Children and Families
October 22, 2015 Domestic Violence and Gender Discrimination: The Legal Ins and Outs in Housing and Employment
October 20, 2015 Updates in Planning and Permitting Mobile Broadband Infrastructure
October 14, 2015 Registration Closed: How to Introduce Documentary and Electronic Evidence at Trial
September 30, 2015 The New Maintenance Guidelines - Registration Closed
May 14, 2015 Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in Arab and Immigrant Communities
April 29, 2015 Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 & Escrow Account Fundamentals
April 28, 2015 Contract Basics
April 23, 2015 Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal"
March 24, 2015 Nazi Looted Art, Stolen Art and Our Museums: Why The Ghosts of the Past Still Haunt Us
December 15, 2014 Don't Be a Dope - Drug Testing
October 08, 2014 Women on the Move: Negotiating Your Own Value
September 09, 2014 GMM: Appellate Practice Seminar and Demonstrations - "Arthur, Treachers, Fish & Chips, P.C., v. Dan Arby"

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