CLE: Tracing Missing Persons

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When: Friday, April 8, 2011 – 1:00-2:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – 3rd floor Board Room
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
1.5 MCLE CREDITS: SKILLS
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presented by CHARLES ERIC GORDON, Esq.

Program Overview:
In the course of practicing law, many attorneys encounter situations in which necessary parties to an action or witness cannot readily be located, even through the use of common databases. Charles Eric Gordon, Esq., investigative counsel to the legal profession, corporate law departments and private detective agencies will present a practical program on tracing missing defendants, spouses, witnesses, heirs, beneficiaries and others, including individuals who have been absent for many years or are otherwise difficult to locate. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a “Question and Answer” period during which actual missing person situations from their own practices can be discussed and for which Charles Eric will offer guidance on how these particular problems may be solved.

Your Commitment:
The cost of this course is $75 or is FREE to those who accept at least one pro bono referral* from the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project before October 8, 2011. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

* Please note that the VLP does not assign missing persons cases; therefore, pro bono referrals in exchange for this course are available in any of the VLP’s other project areas, including family law, uncontested divorce, 17A Guardianship, the CLARO consumer debt clinic, bankruptcy, elder law and foreclosure intervention. For more information, please contact Pro Bono Coordinator Jessica Spiegel at 718-624-3894, ext. 4.

To register, download the registration form.

CLE: Wills 101 for Domestic Violence Survivors

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When: WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2011 – 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: JUDITH VOLKMANN, Esq., CFP
JENNIFER DECARLI, Esq., LMSW, Executive Director, New York City Family Justice Center, Brooklyn

Topics include: Will drafting, including: the importance of having a will; how to write one; probate; health care proxies; power of attorney; joint accounts; assets.  Brief DV 101 and information on issues particular to DV clients, including: family court issues such as custody and ACS (NYC’s Children’s Services); different types of assets, such as rights to public housing apartments or Section 8 vouchers.

Your Commitment
This course is free to participants who agree to volunteer for two cases for a Wills, Domestic Violence or other matter with the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

To register, download the registration flyer.

CLE: Kings County Pro Se Guardianship Assistance Training

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When: WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2011 – 12:00-1:30 pm
Where: Kings County Surrogate’s Court
2 Johnson Street, Room 319
1.5 MCLE CREDITS: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presented by: SIDNEY CHERUBIN, ESQ., Supervising Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc; RONALD ROSSI, ESQ., Court Attorney-Referee; TINA DAVIS, ESQ., Senior Surrogate Court Clerk; MADELINE RAPHAEL, ESQ., Court Attorney-Referee

Topics include: Filing Guardianship Petitions, Guardianship Accountings, Handling Guardianship Withdrawals, Common mistakes with Guardianship Petitions.

Your Commitment
This course is free to participants who agree to nine volunteer hours with the Court (three hours per month for three months). Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

To register, please fill out the registration form.