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MAY 14, 2014 LEGAL PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE at BERKELEY COLLEGE

  • 02 May 2014 5:59 PM
    Message # 1546521
    Mariana Fradman (Administrator)

     MAY 14, 2014 LEGAL PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE at BERKELEY COLLEGE
    IS A PARALEGAL’S BIRTHDAY DREAM

    BY Ellen Schwalb

                When Rock genius Jake Miller rapped “Dream Big or Go Home,” he must have envisioned this fledgling Paralegal forging her second career, and dreaming a very big and seemingly impossible dream in which the Paralegal and Legal community is invited to share.

                One deep and starry night last October, I had a transformative vision of a May 14, 2014 birthday celebration - The First Annual New York City Paralegal Association Legal Professional Conference - where I was surrounded by a stellar group of the best legal and Paralegal minds in the country, who were teaching CLE seminars side by side with hundreds of Paralegals, Attorneys, Legal Assistants, and students who were in the very process of dreaming their own future big dreams. 

                I envisioned this offering (from my Paralegal heart) as interdisciplinary, a Legal Smorgasboard encompassing all fields of law, and as a cross-fertilization between leaders in the public and private legal sectors.  The stars of my dream were our incredible Legal Professional Conference Keynote Speakers and presenters, featured in 9.0 hours of CLE seminars (seminars, breakfast, lunch and birthday cake are all inclusive, please click on the registration link below).

     

    FIRST ANNUAL N.Y.C.P.A. LEGAL PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE

    BERKELEY COLLEGE
    12 East 41st Street
    New York, New York

     

    (FOR REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION):

    www.nyc-pa.org/calendar?eventId=838670&EventViewMode=EventDetails

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Morning Session):  Gloria Browne-Marshall

                Professor Browne-Marshall, an Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), is a legal correspondent covering the U.S. Supreme Court, United Nations, and international as well as domestic legal issues related to women, children, minorities, and immigrants as well as criminal justice and civil rights. Gloria covered the 2012 Presidential campaign and President Obama's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. 

                Gloria Browne-Marshall is Founder/Director of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., a 501(c)3 'think tank' for the community which publishes "The Report on the Status of Black Women and Girls(r)," the only ongoing report on the state of Black females in America.

     

    PARALEGALS ON DEATHROW

                This seminar will discuss legal history of capital punishment in U.S., racial and economic disparities in capital punishment in U.S., legal representation issues and role of paralegals in firms and organizations.

    Presenter:  Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College and a member of the Gender Studies faculty, Author of:
    -"Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present" (Routledge).
    -"The Constitution: An African-American Context   (Law and Policy Group Press).
    -"The Constitution: Major Cases and Conflicts" (Pearson).

     

    THE PARALEGAL’S NEED FOR THE RIGHT TEAM

            In this session, we will be discussing the role paralegals play on the Entertainment Law Team and the skills set required to be the great player.

    Presenter: Sabrina N. Hannan, Esq., Chief Managing Partner of the Law Office of Sabrina N. Hannam, LLC

    ESTATE PLANNING IN A NUTSHELL

                In this session, we will discuss role of paralegal in estate planning, including how to compile information, prepare documents, client follow ups, plan maintenance, ancillary services, including, but not limited to POA, Crummey Powers, deed preparations, document review and how to maintain Will file.

    Presenter: Jeffrey Greener, Esq., Partner at Trusts, Estates and Taxation Practice Group, Rivkin Radler LLP

    ADVANCED ESTATE ADMINISTRATION FOR PARALEGALS

     

                In this session, we will review Testate and Intestate Proceedings, role of the paralegal during the initial client meeting and beyond, tips for the preparation of the probate or administration petition in NYS, contested and litigated probate and administration proceedings and how to wrap up the estate and ancillary proceedings.

    Presenter: W. Zehava Schechter, Esq., with concentration in practice in real estate law, estate planning, and estate administration, contracts, and business formation and dissolution, a certified New York State Guardian Ad Litem, an author, a frequent contributor of newspaper articles on legal issues of note, Coordinator and Instructor, Paralegal Program, Bramson Ort College

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Afternoon Session):  Bridget G. Brennan, Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York; Lunch and Networking

                Bridget G. Brennan has been New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor since 1998.  Appointed by New York City’s five elected District Attorneys,

    Ms. Brennan is the first woman to hold that position. Ms. Brennan is in charge of an agency solely dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of narcotics offenses in New York City.

                The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor is widely recognized for its legal and technological expertise. It processes an average of 3,000 arrests a year, prosecutes national and international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, and oversees large-scale operations targeting violent drug gangs in New York City neighborhoods. In addition, Special Narcotics runs programs that offer treatment instead of prison to hundreds of addicted defendants every year.

    RETRIEVAL AND USE OF DIGITAL EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL/NARCOTICS PROSECUTIONS

                     This seminar will concentrate on Retrieval and Use of Digital Evidence in Criminal and Narcotics Prosecutions; U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Privacy Rights and Lawyers Confront Practical Issues. Presenter: Bridget G. Brennan,
    Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York 

    PARALEGAL EDUCATION AND LAW TECHNOLOGY TODAY

                Part One: Paralegal Education Today. What does it mean to be a successful paralegal today? How can you obtain required knowledge and skill base? Do you need to continue your education? How do you know you are taking the appropriate program and course? How can you determine the qualifications of the instructors? How so you know what employers are looking for? Are you receiving the proper credentials? Is the curriculum current and the training relevant? How do you meet the rising costs of furthering your education? This session will address and explain the ways to insure that you obtain relevant, current instruction, in a manner and at a cost that is practical and affordable.

    Presenter: William J. Mulkeen, J.D., Visiting Lecturer in Paralegals Studies, Criminal Justice and Social Studies at the Community College of Philadelphia

    Part Two: TECHNOLOGY IN THE LAW OFFICE –UPDATE

                Computer technology is changing the way law offices and court systems perform traditional functions. Almost all of the typewriters that were an integral part of the law office have been replaced by word processing programs that run on computers, tablets and smartphones. The core features of word processing programs have been expanded to allow paperless creation, editing, and transmission and filing of documents with the courts and other government agencies without paper, creating the almost unimaginable, by some older lawyers and judges, the paperless office. The increased ease of electronic transmission of documents and communications has changed the way lawyers, clients and courts work together. The legal profession has become a mobile work force. With the change from hard wired devices to wireless devices has come a new concern for security and confidentiality of data and communication.

    Presenter: Thomas F. Goldman, Esq., Professor Emeritus at Bucks County Community College, author of numerous texts including The Paralegal Professional; Technology in the Law Office; Civil Litigation: Process and Procedure; and Litigation: E-Discovery and Technology.

    NEGLIGENCE LAW FOR PARALEGALS

                In this session, you will receive an overview Torts: Negligence vs. Intentional Torts, elements of negligence and common negligence issues in NYS and the role a paralegal plays in negligence cases.

    Presenter: Sol Z. Sokel, Esq., Kelly, Rode & Kelly LLP, an invited guest lawyer on a cable TV program, Today’s Verdict, and Adjunct Professor at BramsonOrt College

                                                                     A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PARALEGAL

                In this session, we will walk in paralegal’s shoes from the morning until the end of the day, what to expect and how to be a successful paralegal.

    Presenter: Ellen Schwalb, Paralegal, freelance writer, author, small business owner, and birthday dreamer

                           

                 

     

     

    Last modified: 28 May 2018 11:50 PM | Mariana Fradman (Administrator)


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