Pro Bono Barrister: Kings Inn sets agenda for Jan. 28 CLE session

The Nathan R. Sobel Kings County American Inn of Court, led by President Justice Ellen Spodek, will focus on “Decisions That Make [Or Break] The Case” at it next meeting Jan. 28 at Brooklyn Bar Association headquarters, 123 Remsen St., according to Inn Executive Secretary Lucy DiSalvo.

Leading the erudite panel that night will be Justice Arthur Schack, former Justice Edward M. Rappaport and Inn secretary Jon Besunder.

Other Inn officers include president-elect Dave Chidekel and treasurer Hon. Miriam Cyrulnik. Justice Schack is Inn counselor.

Inn Administrator Lucy DiSalvo tells us that a very fine buffet will be served at 5:30 as part of the traditional collegial repast for which the Inns, here and in England, are known. The executive director is Jeff Feldman.

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BBA wine connoisseurs plan a tasty evening

Undaunted by record cold temperatures and a nasty snowstorm, the wheels of the well-oiled Brooklyn Bar Association continue to spin and, of course, maintain traction.

For instance, we’re advised that one of the BBA’s most delicious events, a wine tasting benefiting the Volunteer Lawyers Project, is moving ahead apace. This tasty fete is set for 6 p.m., Feb. 25 as the Brooklyn Wine Exchange at 138 Court St. (No CLE credits will be awarded for member participation, no matter how spirited!!!)

Good wine comes at a price, and admission is posted at $60 per person. But there’s no better cause than the BBA’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, which has helped thousands of the indigent with legal problems the past two decades.

Sponsoring the event, which is cast as “France vs. USA,” is certified real estate appraiser Leonard Baldassano. Co-hosting the presentation are the Young Lawyers Sections and Pro Bono Committee of the BBA, headed this year by the estimable President Andy Fallek.