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Appellate Practice

Appellate Practice in the Fourth Department (The Former Law Clerks Perspective)
Presented June 27, 2013 - 3.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills

Bankruptcy

New Bankruptcy and Money Judgment Exemptions
Presented February 16, 2011 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Areas of Professional Practice

Significant Bankruptcy Decisions in the Western District of New York
Presented December 1, 2012 - 3.0 CLE Credits: 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Billing

Getting Paid Series: Session 1 - Retainers & Billing
Presented April 4, 2012 - 2.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Law Practice Management

Getting Paid Series: Session 2 - Retaining & Charging Liens
Presented April 11, 2012 - 2.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Law Practice Management

Getting Paid Series: Session 3 - Grievances and Fee Disputes
Presented May 16, 2012 - 2.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Law Practice Management

Getting Paid: A Series on Ethics and Practice Management Issues All Three Sessions: Retainers & Billing, Retaining & Charging Liens and Grievances & Fee Disputes
Presented April 4, April 11 and May 16, 2012. Entire Series - 6.0 CLE Credits: 3.0 Ethics, 3.0 Law Practice Management

Civil Practice

2013 Update on New York State Civil Practice and Procedure
Presented September 4, 2013 - 3.0 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 2.5 Areas of Professional Practice

Criminal Law

Breathalyzer Refusals: Confounding Choices and Consequences
Presented on October 1, 2007 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Practice Management

Defending the DWI Defendant: From the Basics through Recent Developments
Presented on December 2, 2011 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 3.5 Skills

Diabolical Developments of the Law: DWI, DNA & Dungeons
Presented on September 13, 2006 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Practice Management

DWI Update: New Crimes and Consequences
Presented on September 13, 2006 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Practice Management

Mandatory DWI Interlock Ignition: Trigger and Technology
Presented on February 24, 2010 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Skills

Sentencing in State Court
Presented on June 1, 2012 - 7.0 CLE Credits: 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 3.0 Skills

The Art of Cross Examination in DWI Cases
Presented on June 25, 2009 - 1.0 Credit: Skills

Environmental Law

Environmental Adventures in Real Estate 2011!
Presented on May 6, 2011 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 4.0 Law Practice Management, 0.5 Skills

Environmental Law in Buffalo: Brownfields and Beyond
Presented on April 30, 2010 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 4.0 Law Practice Management, 0.5 Skills

Fracking? Wetlands? Smartgrowth? An Environmental Smorgasbord
Presented on May 4, 2012 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills

Family Law

Everything You Wanted to Know About QDRO's (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Presented on October 18, 2012 - 4.0 CLE Credits: 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills

How to Get It, How to Use It: Elements of Discovery in Family Court and Matrimonial Court Practice
Presented on April 27, 2007 - 7.5 CLE Credits: 6.5 Practice Management, 1.0 Ethics

The Divorce of Mr. and Mrs. Average
Presented on March 19, 2005 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 1.0 Practice Management, 3.0 Skills

The Professional Face of Domestic Violence
Presented on April 15, 2009 - 4.0 CLE Credits: Practice Management/Professional Practice

The New No-Fault Divorce Law
Presented on February 16, 2011 - 1.0 CLE Credits: Areas of Professional Practice

Federal Law

Hitchhiker's Guide to the (Federal) Galaxy: Practice in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
Presented on March 30, 2007 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 3.5 Practice Management, 1.0 Skills

Immigration Law

Asylee and Refugee Border Developments
Presented on November 21, 2012 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Areas of Professional Practice

Tax and Finance as it Touches Our Northern Border Immigration Clients
Presented on January 16, 2013 - 1.5 CLE Credits: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Facebook Got You All A-Twitter? Online and Social Networking Basics Every Lawyer Should Know
Presented on March 12, 2010 - 4.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Law Practice Management, 2.0 Skills

Hackers, Breaches & Spies: Privacy Security in the Digital Age
Presented on April 11, 2014 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 3.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Law Practice Management

Still A'Twitter Over Facebook? More on Social Networking Every Lawyer Should Know
Presented on March 25, 2011 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Law Practice Management, 1.0 Skills

Labor Law

Labor and Employment Law Symposium
Presented on May 9, 2014 - 5.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

Part 36 Of The Rules Of The Chief Judge

Court Certified Article 81 Training
Presented on June 5, 2014 - 6.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

Referee's Powers and Duties in a Foreclosure Sale
Presented on May 7, 2003 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Practice Management

Surrogate's Court Guardian Ad Litem 2014
Presented on May 21, 2014 - 4.0 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 2.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

Temporary Receivers
Presented on December 5, 2003 - 3.0 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 2.5 Skills

Personal Injury

Nuts and Bolts of New York Construction Accident Law
Presented on June 23, 2011 - 3.0 CLE Credits: Areas of Professional Practice

Premises Liability: The Basics
Presented on March 17, 2006 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 3.5 Practice Management, 1.0 Skills

Settling Your Personal Injury Case and Sleeping at Night 2012
Presented on June 14, 2012 - 8.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice 1.0 Law Practice Management, 2.0 Skills

Strategies for the Trial of Automobile Accident Cases Involving Neck and Back Injuries
Presented on March 19, 2005 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 1.0 Skills, 3.5 Practice Management

Professional Ethics

Lawyer Jokes are no Laughing Matter
Presented on October 17, 2013 - 2.0 CLE Credits: Ethics

New York Rules of Professional Conduct
Presented on March 20, 2009 - 3.5 CLE Credits: Ethics

Nice Lawyers Finish First
Presented on August 10, 2011 - 2.0 CLE Credits: Ethics

The Ethys Awards: 2013 Edition
Presented on October 17, 2013 - 2.0 CLE Credits: Ethics

The Ten Commandments of Legal Ethics - Thou Shall Not Lie, Cheat and Steal
Presented on August 10, 2011 - 2.0 CLE Credits: Ethics

Tough Ethics Issues that Matter to You and to Attorneys You Know
Presented on December 10, 2010 - 3.0 CLE Credits: Ethics

Real Property

24th Annual Real Estate Conference
Presented on March 22, 2014 - 6.5 CLE Credits: 5.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics, 1.0 Skills

Fraud in Real Estate and Mortgage Transactions
Presented on December 1, 2010 - 6.5 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.5 Skills

New Contract, New Title Standards, New Ideas
Presented on January 28, 2006 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 4.0 Practice Management

Nuts and Bolts of Residential Real Estate
Presented on April 6, 2011 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Skills

Surrogate's Court / Elder Law

A,B,C's of Elder Law in 2010
Presented on May 13, 2010 - 6.0 CLE Credits: 2.0 Ethics, 3.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills

Brush Up Your Surrogate's Practice: A Review of Topics of Relevance
Presented on May 13, 2009 - 4.5 CLE Credits:3.5 Practice Managements/Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

Children, Charities, Contests & Clients
Presented on June 8, 2011 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills

Elder Law 2006
Presented on May 19, 2006 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 2.5 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

Elder Law Practice Post DRA
Presented on May 1, 2008 - 5.5 CLE Credits: 4.0 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 1.5 Skills

Electronic Filing in New York State: Surrogate's Court in the 21st Century
Presented on June 26, 2008 - 2.0 CLE Credits: Skills

Estate Planning Challenges & Introduction to CourtCase in Surrogate's Court
Presented on May 18, 2006 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 2.5 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

Getting It Right: Wrongful Death in Surrogate's Court
Presented on May 24, 2007 - 4.0 CLE Credits: 3.0 Practice Management, 1.0 Ethics

Practicing Elder Law - Now That the Dust of the DRA has Settled
Presented on April 24, 2009 - 6.5 CLE Credits: 5.5 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

Surrogate's Court Guardian Ad Litem 2014
Presented on May 21, 2014 - 4.0 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 2.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

The New Power of Attorney Law
Presented on September 10, 2010 - 3.0 CLE Credits: Skills

The Role of Caregivers in Successful Aging
Presented on October 30, 2013 - 1.5 CLE Credits: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills

Trial Practice

Advocacy Goes to the Movies
Presented on September 12, 2008 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 3.5 Skills

Effective Brief Writing and Argumentation
Presented May 8, 2008 - 4.0 CLE Credits: 1.5 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 2.5 Skills

Great Cross Examinations and Techniques
Presented on October 30, 2009 - 3.5 CLE Credits: Skills

Legal Writing and Oral Argument in Civil and Criminal Cases
Presented on June 17, 2011 - 3.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Law Practice Management, 2.0 Skills

Premier Trial Skills and Strategies
Presented on March 9, 2007 - 4.5 CLE Credits: Skills

Pros In Action: Court of Appeals Arguments
Presented on June 29, 2012 - 3.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Law Practice Management, 2.0 Skills

The Art of Civil Trial Advocacy
Presented on September 25, 2009 - 7.5 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 1.0 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 6.0 Skills

The Art of Criminal Trial Advocacy
Presented on September 26, 2009 - 7.0 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 1.0 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 5.5 Skills

Winning Statements and Closing Arguments
Presented on September 20, 2013 - 4.5 CLE Credits: Skills

Miscellaneous Topics

Americans in Canada: Cottaging, Traveling or Working
Presented on February 12, 2009 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 3.5 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

A Terrible Melancholy: Depression in the Legal Profession
Documentary created 2010, 0.5 CLE Credit: Ethics

Balancing Life and Law: Strategies for Managing Stress
Presented on  May 1, 2009 - 4.0 CLE Credits: 3.0 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics

Client Document Preservation and Destruction
Presented on March 28, 2014 - 3.0 CLE Credits: 2.0 Ethics, 1.0 Law Practice Management

Dealing with Difficult Clients: How to Recognize, Communicate with and Manage Different Types of Clients
Presented on December 5, 2013 - 4.0 CLE Credits: 1.5 Ethics, 2.0 Law Practice Management, 0.5 Skills

Education Law: Rights of Strudents with Disabilities
Presented on January 15, 2010 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 3.5 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 1.0 Skills

Effective Lawyering: Dealing with the Stresses and Strains of Today's Law Practice
Presented April 11, 2008 - 3.5 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 3.0 Practice Management/Professional Practice

E-Filing in the Erie County Clerk's Office... After the Dust Has Settled, Or up to our Necks and Paddling!
Presented on November 20, 2013 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Skills

Everything You Need to Know About Becoming A Judge
Presented on May 1, 2014 - 2.0 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Law Practice Management

Filing Judgments in the Erie County Clerk's Office
Presented on January 22, 2014 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Skills

How to be a More Effective Law Firm Leader
Presented on October 23, 2012 - 2.0 CLE Credits: 2.0 Law Practice Management

Judgment Enforcement in NYS
Presented on March 19, 2014 - 1.0 CLE Credit: Areas of Professional Practice

Mediation: Let's Make a Deal
Presented on January 21, 2009 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 0.5 Ethics, 2.0 Practice Management/Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills

Planning Ahead: Key Issues for the Lawyer Approaching Retirement
Presented on October 22, 2010 - 5.0 CLE Credits: 2.5 Ethics, 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.5 Law Practice Management

Secrets of Successful Advocates in Mediation
Presented on June 9, 2011 - 3.5 CLE Credits: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Law Practice Management, 1.0 Skills

The Florida Bar 2014 Survey of Florida Law
This program qualifies an attorney for 14.5 hours (including 4 ethics) of General Florida CLER credits ONLY. Not approved for New York MCLE credits.