Legal Events Calendar: April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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TODAY,  April 3, CLE: Columbian Lawyers Association – Evidence, 6pm
Approved for 1 CLE credit (Professional Practice). The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn monthly CLE dinner. Guest speaker: Brooklyn Law School Professor Richard Farrell. RSVP required to (718) 875-0158. Location: Rex Manor, 1110 60th St. (at 11th Avenue), Dyker 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 [email protected] or (718) 624-0675 x213. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

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Wed. April 4, CLE: Volunteer Lawyers Project – CLARO Training, 6-9pm
Approved for 3 CLE credits (1.5 Professional Practice. 1.5 Skills). "The Basic CLARO

(Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office) Training Program." Cost: free for those who volunteer 6 hours at CLARO or 12 hours with the Civil Court consumer debt pro se assistance programs by Sept. 30. Register at law.fordham.edu/april2012clarotraining or email [email protected]. Location: New York County Lawyers' Association, 14 Vesey St., Manhattan.

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Tues. April 10, CLE: Volunteer Lawyers Project – Missing Persons, 12:30-2:30pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Skills). "Tracing Missing Persons for Attorneys." Presented by the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project, with instruction by investigative counsel Charles Eric Gordon and attorney James Philip Renken. Cost: $100, or free for those who accept a pro bono referral by Oct. 2. Register by email to [email protected]. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

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Tues. April 10, Metropolitan Black Bar Association Political Career Panel, 6:30-8:30pm
"Pathways to a Political Career for Young Lawyers." The association's Young Lawyers Division hosts a panel discussion about the pursuit of politics as an alternative to a career in law. Moderated by Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Genine Edwards, and featuring remarks from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the panelists include New York State Senator Eric Adams (20th Senate District), Councilman Charles Barron (District 42), Councilwoman Letitia James (District 35), Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (Assembly District 57) and Councilman Stephen Levin (District 33). For more information, contact Turquoise Haskin or Renee Williams at [email protected]. Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Downtown Brooklyn.

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Tues. April 17, Brooklyn Crime Victim's VOICE-Out Event
Kings County District Attorney's Office Third Annual VOICE-Out (Victims On the Impact of Crime Event). To celebrate the voices of those Brooklyn residents whose lives have been changed by crime, and to provide them with information and resources to further address any related trauma. Musical performances by students from LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. VOICE-Out film to premier. For more information, go to brooklynda.org or call Sara Lynn Vehling at (718) 250-3112. Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Downtown Brooklyn.

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Thur. April 19, CLE: Brooklyn Bar Association – Ethics, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Ethics). "The Seven Dangerous Ethical Challenges." Presentations by attorneys Michael Ross and Clifford Robert. Cost: free for members, $80 for non-members who prepay. Register online at brooklynbar.org or email [email protected]. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

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Wed. April 25, CLE: Brooklyn Bar Association – Copyright & Trademark, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). "To Copy or Not to Copy." Presentations by attorneys Kenneth Feldman and William Samuels. Cost: $50 for members who prepay, $80 for non-members who prepay. Register online at brooklynbar.org or email [email protected]. Location: Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

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Thur. April 26, CLE: Kings County Criminal Bar Association – Search & Seizure, 6-8pm
Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). New York City Criminal Courts Administrative Judge Barry Kamins' search-and-seizure update. 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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Tues. May 1, NYC Bar Association Free Legal Information Fair, 11am-2pm
The New York City Bar Association's Legal Referral Service is hosting four free legal affairs for the public in Manhattan, Queens, Bronx and Brooklyn. Beginning in Brooklyn on May 1, the fairs will offer residents information on a variety of legal topics and will have attorneys to give advice and answer questions. For more information, contact Amanda Busch at (212) 382-4716 or [email protected]. Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Downtown Brooklyn.

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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 [email protected]. Location: 583 Park Ave., Manhattan.

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Fri. May 11, Brooklyn Supreme Court 'Bring Your Child to Work' Day
The Kings County Supreme Court Civil Term hosts "Bring Your Child to Work" Day, including kids' educational programs on jury service, petty crimes, and a mock trial. Coordinated by Hon. Gloria Dabiri. To volunteer through the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, contact President Lisa Schreibersdorf at [email protected]. Location: Brooklyn Supreme Court, 360 Adams St., Downtown Brooklyn.

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Mon. May 14, CLE: White Collar Crime Institute – 9am-6:30pm
Approved for 7.5 CLE credits. The New York City Bar Association hosts the 1st Annual White Collar Crime Institute. The full-day program will explore critical developments in white-collar criminal prosecutions and enforcement. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara will be the keynote speakers. Brooklyn federal court Judge John Gleeson and attorney Benjamin Brafman are among the many other speakers. Go to nycbar.org for more information. Cost: $995 for members who pre-register, $1195 for non-members who pre-register. Program, 9am-5pm, networking reception 5-6:30pm. Location: NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th St., 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 [email protected]. 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, 7pm
KCCBA's annual dinner and dance. Honorees: Justice Jo Ann Ferdinand, attorney Steven L. Brounstein, prosecutor Jon L. Besunder, and court clerk Anthony Colandreo. Cockatails 7pm, dinner 8pm. Black tie optional. Cost: $150. RSVP by May 4. For more information, go to kccba.org. Location: Russo's On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, Queens.

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Wed. May 23, Brooklyn Women's Bar Association Annual Dinner
The BWBA celebrates its 94th Annual Dinner. Honorees are Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin, Hon. Ellen Spodek and Volunteer Lawyers Project Executive Director Jeannie Costello. Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Heights.

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


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