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Columbian Lawyers Association moves annual spring CLE trip to Foxwoods

March 9, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Hon. Ellen Spodek. Eagle file photos by Rob Abruzzese

It’s been tradition that every spring the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn heads to Atlantic City for its annual five-credit continuing legal education (CLE) seminar. However, this year the group is changing things up and has moved it to Foxwoods in Connecticut.

We have an array of tremendous speakers on very topical issues. I’m sure that everyone will find them interesting,” said Steven Bamundo, co-chair of the Columbian Lawyer’s Judiciary Committee. “There will be singing and dancing for sure, but that will be Friday night.”

The event promotes camaraderie amongst group members, which includes attorneys, judges and court employees. It also helps attorneys get their CLE credits as the event is worth five of the 24 that all attorneys need every two years to remain active in New York state.

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The list of speakers includes four judges Hon. Anthony Cannataro, Hon. Lara J. Genovesi, Hon. Ellen M. Spodek and Hon. Marsha Steinhardt, as well as attorneys Rachel Gold, Deborah Scalise and Sharon Stiller.

Anyone interested in going needs to register with the Columbian Lawyers Association and with Foxwoods if they plan to stay overnight.

“We really hope that changing the venue will not change the spirit of this event,” Bamundo said. “Those of you who have attended know that this is a great, fun and informative event.”

The event begins on Thursday, May 3 with dinner. On Friday, May 4, the CLE program begins at 11:45 a.m.
The program is worth five CLE credits, including one diversity credit.


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