2017 Continuing Legal Education (CLE)


The Executive Board is pleased once again to present five days of Continuing Legal Education classes, on October 13, 23, 24, 26, and 27. Cover letter with detailed information about registration can be found below. Both have already been mailed to the entire membership. If you did not receive a copy, please download from the links below. Daily course schedules and programs will be available shortly and will be posted on our website for download.

Cover Letter CLE 2017

Registration Form CLE 2017

2017 CLE 5-Day Agenda


NOTE: All CLE credits are pending based upon completion and verification of each course. Courses are currently under review by the Judicial Institute and are pending accreditation.


Friday, October 13, 2017 — FAMILY LAW
(Total CLE Credits: 6.0)

JD Update (Course Material)

Randy Hertz, Esq. (bio)

Objections (Course Material) (Attachments Regarding Interstate Cases)

Cheryl Montgomery, Esq. (bio)
Support Magistrate Matthew Troy (bio)

Child Welfare Evidence & Family Law Update (Course Material)
Supporting Materials:
(Case Law 6-17) (Case Law 12-16) (Comparison of Relative Options)
(Camparison of Relative Placements) (Derivative Neglect or Abuse) (Dirty House) (DVCASELA) (Educational Neglect Case Law) (Emotional Mal) (Loaded V Orders)
(Permanency Hearing Evidence Case Law) (Reasonable Efforts PH)
(Relatives Case Law) (Relatives New Law) (Removals) (Teen Marriage Form 1)
(Res IPSA LOQUITUR in Child Protection) (Sex Case Law) (Sexual Predator Cases) 

Margaret Burt, Esq. (bio)


Monday, October 23, 2017 — GENERAL LAW
(Total CLE Credits: 6.0)

Explaining and Implementing the Excellence Initiative
(Course Material) (Matter of Gilpatric) (Powerpoint Presentation)

John George, Esq. (bio)

Ethics (Course Material 1) (Course Material 2)

Sandra Buchanan, Esq. (bio)

Subpeonas (Course Material)

Burt Lipshie, Esq. (bio)

Evidence (Course Material)

Michael Hutter, Esq. (bio)


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — CIVIL LAW
(Total CLE Credits: 6.0)

Best Practices for Deciding Motions (Course Material)

John Higgitt, Esq. (bio)

Court of Appeals Update (Course Material) (Pick the Decision)

Brian Shoot, Esq. (bio)

CPLR Update (Course Material)

Burt Lipshie, Esq. (bio)


Thursday, October 26, 2017 — CRIMINAL LAW
(Total CLE Credits: 6.0)

Search and Seizure Update (Course Material)

Hon. Barry Kamins. (bio)

CPL 30:30 (Course Material)

Hon Deborah Modica (bio)

Criminal Law Update (Course Material)

Hon. Mark Cohen (bio)
Hon. Jill Konviser (bio)


Friday, October 27, 2017 — HOUSING LAW
(Total CLE Credits: 6.0)

Appellate Term Case Law Update (Course Material)

Victor Faleck, Esq. (bio)

Legal Opinion Writing (Course Material)

Hon. Gerry Lebovits (bio)

Mediation and Settlement Workshop (Course Material)

Hon. Fern Fisher (bio)
Lisa Courtney, Esq. (bi0)




2015 Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

The Executive Board is pleased once again to present five days of Continuing Legal Education classes, on October 7, 14, 15, 20, and 22. Program details and schedules are listed below. A copy of the CLE schedule, registration form, and information were already mailed to members. The first day of CLE (General Law) will be held at DC37, 125 Barclay Street, Manhattan. ALL OTHER CLEs will be held at the NYS Court Officer Training Academy, 123 William Street, 12th Floor, Manhattan. If you did not receive yours, you can download the registration form below.

CLE Information

Registration Form




NOTE: All CLE credits are pending based upon completion and verification of each course.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Total CLE Credits: 6.0

Implicit Bias (course material)

        Hon. Gayle Roberts (bio)
        Prof. Rachel Godsil (bio)

Wellness (course material)

        Hon. John Rowley (bio)
        Mr. Paul Curtin (bio)

Family & Medical Leave Act (course material)

        James Gorman, Esq. (bio)

Ethics (course material)

        Pery D. Krinsky, Esq. (bio)


Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Total CLE Credits: 6.0

Appellate Term Case Law Update (course material)

        Victor Faleck, Esq. (bio)

Warrants are Fun! No, Really! (course material)

        Hon. Jean Schneider (bio)

Nuts & Bolts of Section 8 Cases (course material)

        Hon. Jeannine Baer Kuzniewski (bio)

The ABCs of Landloard and Tenant Law (course material)

        Hon. Laurie Lau (bio)


Thursday, October 15, 2015


Total CLE Credits: 6.0

Adoptions (Martinez course material) (Aschkenasy course material)

        Lisa Aschkenasy, Esq. (bio)
        Emily Martinez, Esq. (bio)

Evidence Update/Electronic Evidence (Cohen course material) (Diamond course material) (Lupuloff course material)

        Hon. Mark Cohen (bio)
        Hon. Arthur Diamond (bio)
        Hon. Karen Lupuloff (bio)

Child Welfare Update (course material) (supporting documents)

        Margaret Burt, Esq. (bio)

Recent Developments in Child Support Case Law
& Support Objections (course material)

        Diego Santiago, Esq. (bio)


Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Total CLE Credits: 6.0

Search and Seizure (course material)

        Hon. Barry Kamins (bio)

Court of Appeals Update (course material)

        Hon. John Walsh (bio)

Evidence Update/Electronic Evidence (course material)

       Hon. Mark Cohen (bio)

Selected Cases Re: Identifications, Confessions/RTC/IAC, Discovery, Evidence & Substantive Law (course material)

        Hon. Mark Cohen (bio)


Thursday, October 22, 2015


Total CLE Credits: 6.0

Court of Appeals Update (course material)

        Brian Shoot, Esq. (bio)

Recent Developments in New York Practice (course material)

        Burt Lipshie, Esq. (bio)

Social Media and the Courts (course material)

        Hon. Matthew Sciarrino, Jr. (bio)
        Mark Berman, Esq. (bio)

Discovery (course material)

        John Higgit, Esq. (bio)

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