CLE: 2010 PLANNING FOR THE SENIOR POPULATION

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When: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 — 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
2 MCLE CREDITS: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presented by:
Fern Finkel, Esq., Brooklyn Heights Elder Law Attorney and Chair, VLP Senior LEAP

Program Overview:
This two hour program will be an overview of topics to counsel senior clients, including Medical Advance Directives, Financial Advance Directives, Government Benefits and Guardianship.

The cost of this course is $100 or is FREE to those who accept at least one pro bono referral for an Elder Law or other matter from the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project before May 3, 2011. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

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CLE: BASICS OF CUSTODY AND VISITATION

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When: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 — 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn

2 MCLE CREDITS: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presented by:
Sidney Cherubin, Supervising Attorney, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Amy Hozer, Senior Attorney, Matrimonial and Family Law Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group

Topics include: Custody, Visitation, Best interests of a child, Grandparent Rights

The cost of this course is $100 or is FREE to those who accept at least one pro bono referral for a custody or other matter from the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project before April 26, 2011. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

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CLE: NEGOTIATING WITH LENDERS AND OBTAINING LOAN MODIFICATIONS FOR CLIENTS IN FORECLOSURE: PART II

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When: MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 – 6:00-8:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
2.5 MCLE CREDITS (1.5 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, 1 SKILLS)
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presentations by:
SARA MANAUGH, Staff Attorney, South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project

ERICA JO GILLES, Foreclosure Paralegal, South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project

Prerequisites:
This program, intended for homeowner advocates only, is a follow up to South Brooklyn Legal Services’ introductory training regarding the Home Affordable Modification Program and foreclosure settlement conference advocacy. The Part I training of the series, or an equivalent, is a prerequisite for this course – knowledge of the HAMP program and settlement conference process is a must.

Topics Include:
The second part of this series will involve more intensive training regarding HAMP denials, investor issues, income verification, and converting a trial period into a permanent modification and obtaining non-HAMP loan modifications for homeowners. The program will also include training on the new settlement conference law and rules, revised HAMP guidelines, and Q&A.

Volunteer Commitment:
This course is intended solely for homeowner advocates currently working on a Foreclosure matter through the VLP Foreclosure Intervention Project; OR those who are prepared to accept a pro bono referral for a Foreclosure or other matter from the VLP before April 18, 2011. There is no charge for the training. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

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