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Matrimonial Practice in the Digital Age: What You Need to Know About Electronic Evidence & Why (11.8.10)
A prominent faculty will discuss the significant impact of electronic evidence on matrimonial practice. Topics will include what electronic evidence is, why we need it, how we properly obtain it, preserve it and admit it into evidence at trial along with the consequences associated with improper interception/acquisition of electronic evidence.

Navigating Uncontested Divorces with the New No Fault Grounds: Caveat Advocatus (1.19.11)
A Judicial Hearing Officer who has ruled on countless uncontested divorces and an experienced matrimonial attorney will take the practitioner step-by-step through the documents necessary to file uncontested divorces. This guidance is particularly relevant now, because of the enactment of the new No Fault grounds and a new section regarding termination of health insurance coverage. The official forms for Uncontested Divorces as well as the new forms reflecting the statutory changes will be distributed.

Culturally Competent Lawyering For At Risk LGBTQ Youth Advocating Effectively in the Foster Care and Juvenile Detention Systems (Original Live Program Date: 4/15/08)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning ("LGBTQ") teenagers are one of the populations most at risk in the United States. In New York, LGBTQ teenagers are dramatically overrepresented (40% to 50% of the population) in foster care and among homeless youth. Further, LGBTQ teenagers are extremely vulnerable to discrimination, harassment, intimidation and violence in the juvenile detention system. Accordingly, to serve such youth effectively as legal services providers, we must identify and address their specific needs. This program will give attorneys the tools to advocate successfully for LGBTQ youth who are homeless or in out-of-home placements, and will address and discuss various dimensions of the juvenile justice problem by examining, from state, city, and national perspectives, the social services infrastructures intended to assist legal services providers in pinpointing the issues facing these youth. This program provides 3.0 credits in professional practice

Discovery Techniques in Matrimonial Cases (Original Live Program Date: 1/22/09)
A prominent faculty of seasoned matrimonial attorneys will examine three discovery techniques/procedures which are regularly misunderstood. The faculty will first discuss the use of private investigators for obtaining information and how that information translates into lawful evidence. Next they will examine the use of third party subpoenas and the proper method of issuing such subpoenas, i.e. when is a judge's signature necessary, and how do you get a commission? Finally, they will address preclusion and resolution motions and what they look like, and when each is appropriate. This program is geared toward attorneys of all levels of experience. This program provides 3.0 credits total: 1.5 professional practice & 1.5 skills

Estate Planning for Same-Sex and Unmarried Couples (Original Live Program Date: 4/28/09)
In New York State, same-sex couples are unable to enter into a civil marriage, though new changes in the law may afford recognition to their out-of-state marriages. The laws in other states are changing all the time. Notwithstanding the developments in state law, same-sex married couples still cannot take advantage of numerous federal benefits and protections enjoyed by married couples. These differences of legal status from state to state, and the differences between state and federal law, make estate planning very complex for same-sex couples. This program will explore strategies to optimize the planning for estate taxation, inheritance rights and probate proceedings for couples - both same-sex couples and unmarried heterosexual couples - whose relationships lack full legal recognition. Also discussed will be matters of family law (such as adoption and assisted reproduction) that interact with estate matters, and planning for break-ups and divorce. This program provides 3.0 credits in professional practice

Estate Planning Primer: Everything You Need to Know About Estate Planning, But Were Afraid (or Didn't Think) To Ask (Original Live Program Date: 1/14/09)
Estate planning attorneys are not the only practitioners who need to understand trusts & estates issues. Such issues arise in virtually every matter from corporate to real estate to matrimonial cases. This program will provide non-estate planning attorneys with a basic understanding of estate planning and insurance issues in order for you to better serve your clients' needs. This program provides 3.0 credits in professional practice