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Legal Events Calendar: January 30, 2012

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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Fri., Feb. 3, African-American Quilt Exhibit, 1-2p,
In celebration of Black History Month, an exhibit of African-American quilts hand-sewn by Brooklyn court employees will be on display in Brooklyn Criminal Court throughout February. A special reception will be held on Feb. 3 with guest speaker Hon. Geraldine Pickett. All are welcome to this free event sponsored by the courts' Black History Month Committee. Location: Brooklyn Criminal Court lobby, 120 Schermerhorn St., Downtown Brooklyn.  

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Tues. Feb. 7, CLE: Columbian Lawyers Association - Medicare Liens, 6pm
Approved for 1 CLE credit (Professional Practice). "Medicare-Medicaid Lien Resolution." Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn monthly CLE dinner. Moderator: Steven Bamundo; Speaker: Brett Newman of The Lien Resolution Group. RSVP required to (718) 875-0158. Location; Rex Manor, 1110 60th Street (at 11th Ave.), Dyker 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 - Mental Hygiene, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). 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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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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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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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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Sat. May 19, CLE: 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.

January 30, 2012 - 11:18am


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