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Legal Events Calendar, January 20, 2012

TODAY - Sat., Jan. 19-21, Bay Ridge Lawyers Association Annual Winter Seminar
A civil and criminal law smorgasbord, with speakers including: Brooklyn Supreme Court justices Patricia Di Mango and Lawrence Knipel, and attorneys Andrea Bonina, Diana Szochet and Jaime Lathrop. Thursday and Friday include a cocktail party, seminar and dinner. Cost: $375 for members, $425 for non-members. Other fees including hotel costs may apply. For more information, visit bayridgelawyers.org. Location: Caesars, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Mon. - Sat., Jan. 23 - Jan. 28, New York State Bar Association Annual Conference
State Bar Association's weeklong conference and CLE meetings. The Presidential Summit will take place on Wed., Jan. 25, 2-5 p.m., with a complimentary reception for members at 5-7 p.m. Cost: $85 for general registration, $200 surcharge for non-members, and $50 late fee for registration after Jan. 20, in addition to all program and meeting fees. For more information and pricing, and to register, visit nysba.org/am2012. Location: Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan.

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Wed. Jan. 25, Kings County Clerk Bone Marrow Swab-Drive, 10am-2pm
The Kings County Clerk's Office is hosting a bone marrow "swab drive" for an employee's 6-year-old cousin who is in immediate need of a bone marrow match within the next six to eight weeks. For more information, call Chrystyne Scotto at (347) 404-9763. Location: Kings County Clerk's Office, 360 Adams St., Rm. 189, Downtown Brooklyn.

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Tues. Jan. 31, CLE: Brooklyn Bar Association - NYC Buildings Dept., 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). "What every attorney should know about the New York City Department of Buildings." Presenter: Vincent J. Gallo. Cost: $50 for members who pre-register;  $80 for non-members who pre-register. To register, go online to brooklynbar.org or call (718) 797-1713. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

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Wed. Feb. 1, CLE: Volunteer Lawyers Project - Foreclosure Settlement Conferences, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). "Obtaining Relief for Bad Faith: Negotiation in Foreclosure Settlement Conferences." Presentations by Jennifer Sinton and Hanna Roman of South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project. 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 May 1, 2012.  Cost: free. For more information, email kate@brooklynvlp.org. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

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Wed. Feb. 8, CLE: Brooklyn Women's Bar Association - Ethics, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Ethics). Ethics course presented by Deborah Scalise. Cost: free for BWBA members, $20 for WBASNY members, and $65 for non-members. Fore 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. Feb. 9, Volunteer Lawyers Project Wine Tasting - 6-9pm
Hosted by the Brooklyn Bar Association to benefit its Volunteer Lawyers Project, the sit-down class will be led by a sommelier and compare "Old World vs. New World Wines." Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Space limited to 40 people. RSVP required. For more information, contact Avery Okin at aokin@brooklynbar.org or (718) 624-0675. Location: The Brooklyn Wine Exchange, 138 Court St., Cobble Hill.   

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Wed. Feb. 15, CLE: Volunteer Lawyers Project - Bankruptcy, 6pm
Approved for CLE credits. For more information, email kate@
brooklynvlp.org. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.


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Mon. Feb. 20, PRESIDENT'S DAY - State and federal courts; Brooklyn Bar Association closed.

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Tues. Feb. 21, Catholic Lawyers Guild - Shrove Tuesday Luncheon
For more information, contact kingscountyclg@yahoo.com. Location: Eamonn Doran’s, 174 Montague 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, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits. 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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Thurs. March 15, Catholic Lawyers Guild - St. Patrick/St. Joseph's Day Celebration
For more information, contact kingscountyclg@yahoo.com. Location: Marco Polo, 345 Court St., Carroll Gardens.

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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
For more information, contact kingscountyclg@yahoo.com. Location: Gargiulo's, Coney Island.

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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.

January 20, 2012 - 1:26pm


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