Chuck Otey's Pro Bono Barrister
By Charles F. Otey, Esq.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
At a time when many attorneys are still struggling with the boons and boondoggles of the Internet, the Brooklyn Bar Association is aptly launching its 2014 Continuing Legal Education agenda with an evening devoted to honing members’ web skills.
While some barristers – especially those who attended law school back in the Paper Age – are secretly learning about social media from their grandchildren–those who come out Jan. 23 to learn "Tech Tips for Attorneys CLE: Your Firm’s Internet Presence" will benefit from experts in the legal field. It gets underway 6 p.m. at BBA Headquarters, 123 Remsen St.
BBA CLE Director Meredith Symonds promises that "A technology expert and attorney will help you improve your practice’s image on the internet with top tips," while earning 1.5 Practice Management Credits and half a credit.
Presenter will be Andrew Cabasso, an attorney with Jurispage. Sponsoring it is BBA Technology Chair Andrea Bonina, an Internet pioneer, with co-chair Daniel Antonelli. They will cover email, websites, SEO, Internet marketing and, of course, social media.
Next on the BBA’s calendar will be a Feb. 4, wide-ranging update of
the hallowed CPLR. Ms. Symonds describes it as "a must for attorneys litigating in New York State Courts. Topics will include significant recent case law, the impact of recent Court of Appeals pronouncements and ruling, current disclosure issues and more."
Heading the BBA this year is President Andy Fallek, who is ably assisted by BBA Executive Director Avery Okin and a talented slate of officers including President-elect Rebecca Woodland, First Vice Pres. Arthur Aidala, Second Vice. Pres. Hon. Frank Seddio, Secretary Aimee Richter and Treasurer David Chidekel.