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Legal Events Calendar: February 15, 2012

TODAY, Feb. 15, CLE: Volunteer Lawyers Project - Bankruptcy Pt. I, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). Presentations by attorneys John McManus and Bruce Weiner. Course designed for attorneys new to low-asset, low-income Chapter 7 bankruptcies. Cost: $100 or free if accepting a pro bono bankruptcy referral by Aug. 30. For more information, email kate@brooklynvlp.org. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.
 
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Fri., Feb. 17, Kings County Courts Black History Month Gospel Celebration, 1pm
A celebration of old-fashioned gospel singing, liturgical dance and a mime performance. Light lunch will be served. For more information, contact Hon. Robin Sheares at rsheares@
courts.state.ny.us. All are welcome. Cost: free. Location: Kings County Civil Court, 141 Livingston St., Rm. 305, Downtown Brooklyn.
 
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Mon. Feb. 20, PRESIDENTS’ DAY - State and federal courts; Brooklyn Bar Association closed.
 
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Tues. Feb. 21, Catholic Lawyers Guild - Shrove Tuesday Mass & Luncheon, 12:15pm & 12:45pm
The Catholic Lawyers Guild Diocese of Brooklyn's Mass and Pre-Lenten Luncheon. Cost: $50, includes open bar. For more information, contact kingscountyclg@yahoo.com. Location: Mass at St. Charles Borromeo church, 21 Sidney Place; and luncheon at Eamonn Doran's, 174 Montague St., both in Brooklyn Heights.
 
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Wed., Feb. 22, Kings County Courts Black History Month Children's Program, 9:30am
Children participate in a variety of activities geared toward Black History Month. All children of court personnel are welcome. Participants must pre-register with court attorney Lorna McAllister at (347) 404-9077. Cost: free. Location: Kings County Supreme Court Civil Term, 360 Adams St., Downtown Brooklyn.
 
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Fri., Feb. 24, Kings County Courts Black History Month Trivia Game, 1pm
"The Strongest Link." Annual trivia game face-off between teams of Brooklyn court employees. Prizes for new champions, as well as for all teams and some audience members. Register your three-person team with Izetta Johnson at (347) 296-1231. All are welcome to attend. Cost: free. Location: Kings County Supreme Court Criminal Term, 320 Jay St., Ceremonial Courtroom 2.95, Downtown Brooklyn.

 
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Wed. Feb. 29, CLE: Volunteer Lawyers Project - Bankruptcy Pt. II, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). Presentations by attorneys John McManus and Bruce Weiner. Course designed for attorneys new to low-asset, low-income Chapter 7 bankruptcies. Cost: $100 or free if accepting a pro bono bankruptcy referral by Aug. 30. For more information, email kate
@brooklynvlp.org. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

 
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Thurs. March 1, Brooklyn Law School for the Public Interest Auction
The 22nd Annual BLSPI Charity Auction Fundraiser on behalf of fellowships and other programs for BLSPI. Silent auction and live auction will be held. More details to follow. Contact auction@blspi.org for more information or visit blspi.org. Location: Forchelli Center, Feil Hall, 205 State St., Downtown Brooklyn.

 
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Thur. March 1, CLE: Kings County Criminal Bar Association - Insanity Defense, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). “To Plea or Not to Plea: Pitfalls of the insanity Defense.” Presentations by Mary Beth Anerson, Dennis Feld and Dana Mahoney. Dinner at 5:15 p.m., course at 6 p.m. Cost: $20 for members, $40 for non-members. For more information, go to kccba.org. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

 
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Mon. March 5, Meet-and-Greet with Hon. Theodore Jones, 6:30-8:30pm
Sponsored by The Metropolitan Black Bar Association and the Brooklyn Bar Association, a meet-and-greet reception with former Kings County Administrative Judge and current New York Court of Appeals Associate Judge Theodore T. Jones. Cost: free. RSVPs strongly encouraged to Avery Eli Okin at aokin@brooklynbar.org or (718) 624-0675 x213. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

 
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Tues. March 6, CLE: Brooklyn Bar Association - Matrimonial Law, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (1.5 Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics). "Asset Management, Ethics and Divorce for Matrimonial and Family Law Attorneys." Presentations by Merrill Lynch lawyers and other attorneys. Cost: free for members, $80 for non-members who pre-pay. For more information, go to brooklynbar.org or call (718) 624-0675. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

 
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Fri. March 9, City Tech Law & Paralegal Club Discussion - Family Court & Deliquency, 2-4pm
"Raising the Age of Delinquency in Family Court to 18" panel discussion at New York City College of Technology's Law & Paralegal Club to discuss and inform public about new proposals to prosecute 16- and 17-year-olds in Family Court rather than Criminal Court. Panelist include, city attorneys, Legal Aid lawyers, professors, judges and politicians. Open to public. Cost: free. Form more information, contact Prof. Sara Schechter at sschechter@citytech.cuny.edu or (718) 260-5124. Location: Atrium Amphitheater, 300 Jay St., Downtown Brooklyn.

 
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Mon., March 12, CLE: NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers CPLR Update, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). Comprehensive update of New York's Civil Practice Law and Rules. Presenter Michael Hutter, Esq. To register, call (518) 364-4044 or online at trialacademy.org. Cost: free for NYS Academy members, $100 for non-members. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights. 
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Thurs. March 15, Catholic Lawyers Guild - St. Patrick/St. Joseph's Day Dinner, 6pm
The Catholic Lawyers Guild Diocese of Brooklyn's third annual cocktail party and dinner celebrating Irish and Italian food and music. Cost: $75, includes beer, wine and soda. For more information, contact kingscountyclg@yahoo.com. Location: Marco Polo, 345 Court St., Carroll Gardens.

 
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Tues. March 20, CLE: Brooklyn Women's Bar Association - Maintenance, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits. "Introduction to and Overview of the (Not So New Anymore) Temporary Maintenance Guidelines." Cost: free for BWBA members, $20 for WBASNY members, and $65 for non-members. For more information, email BWBA CLE Chair Theresa Ciccotto at tciccott@courts.state.ny.us or BWBA President Lisa Schreibersdorf at greyes@bds.org. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

 
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Thur. March 29, CLE: Kings County Criminal Bar Association - Ethics, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Ethics). Presented by Michael Ross. Dinner at 5:15 p.m., course at 6 p.m. Cost: $20 for members, $40 for non-members. For more information, go to kccba.org. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

 
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Wed. April 4, Brooklyn Bar Association Judiciary Night, 6pm
Cocktail reception honoring the members of the federal, state and city judiciary who have been elected, re-elected, appointed and re-appointed. Cost: free. RSVP by April 2 to Avery Eli Okin at aokin@brooklynbar.org or (718) 624-0675 x213. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

 
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Mon. May 7, JALBCA Annual Dinner
Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert annual gala. Honorees include NYS Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti. For more information or to purchase tickets, email jennifer@jalbca.org. Location: 583 Park Ave., Manhattan.

 
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Thurs. May 17, Catholic Lawyers Guild - Annual Awards Ceremony, 6pm
The Catholic Lawyers Guild Diocese of Brooklyn's annual awards dinner. Cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. For more information, contact kingscountyclg@yahoo.com. Location: Gargiulo's Restaurant, 2911 West 15th St., Coney Island

 
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Sat. May 19, Kings County Criminal Bar Association Annual Awards Dinner
KCCBA's annual dinner and dance. For more information, go to kccba.org. Location: Russo's On The Bay, Howard Beach, Queens.

 
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Mon. May 28, MEMORIAL DAY - State and federal courts closed; Brooklyn Bar Association closed.

 
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Thurs. June 14, Bay Ridge Lawyers Association Annual Dinner Dance
More details to come. Location: Gargiulo's Restaurant, 2911 West 15th St., Coney Island.

 
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Wed. July 4, FOURTH OF JULY - State and federal courts closed; Brooklyn Bar Association closed.
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