Tag: NY CLE

CLE Course: How to Prepare Your Client for Deposition

Considering that less than 5% of cases go to trial, deposition is now one of the most crucial aspects of litigation.  For your anxious client, the deposition is almost the functional equivalent of their “day in court.” One of the most useful subjects, both for lawyers and their clients, has been preparing to give testimony at a deposition. Proper preparation of the…

CLE Course: The Initial Client Interview in Family Law Matters

Do you know one of the best times to prevent malpractice? During the very first meeting with the client – at the outset of the attorney-client relationship. This is a crucial point in the attorney-client relationship that must be used to examine many facets of your representation – from your competence to handle the matter in question to the existence of conflicts…

CLE Course: Client Intake, Damages & Expert Witnesses – Do You Want to Take This PI Case?

When you are contemplating whether to take that next case remember the quote below.  This quote is from a seasoned attorney who has learned his lesson the hard way – not to take every case that walks through the door.  How many times have you started a case and then once you get deeper into it you think to yourself, “why did…

CLE Course: An ERISA Litigation Primer

As retirement plans have come to hold an increasing amount of our nation’s wealth, the number of lawsuits claiming violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security (ERISA) Act has increased exponentially.  The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 – or commonly known as ERISA – protects the assets of millions of Americans so that funds placed in retirement plans will be…

CLE Course: Using A Forensic Psychologist in Your Legal Practice

Forensic psychology has been described as the intersection between psychology and the justice system.  A key aspect of forensic psychology is the ability to testify in court, formulating psychological findings into the legal language of the courtroom and providing scientific testimony in a way that can be understood by the judge, the jury and opposing counsel.  For those of you interested in…

CLE Course: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

As the economy continues to struggle along and numerous homeowners remain underwater, many Americans have turned to bankruptcy for a fresh financial start. Many of your own clients may even be considering bankruptcy – but how do you know if Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is a better option for your client? Attorney Credits has just added an excellent new CLE course…

New CLE Course: SharePoint – Legal Discovery & Data Storage Issues

In today’s global economy, SharePoint software helps businesses with content management, collaboration and sharing for intranet and Internet websites. However, with today’s increased record keeping responsibilities and e-Discovery demands, there are increasing legal discovery issues with the content generated by businesses in Sharepoint. Attorneys need to be aware of these legal issues and counsel their business clients accordingly. In the wake of…

New York MCLE: Experienced Attorneys

Each state controls the regulation of the attorneys that practice within its borders – and MCLE is no exception.  One interesting facet of MCLE is that some states have two different requirements – one MCLE requirement for newly admitted attorneys, and one MCLE requirement for experienced attorneys.  Such is the scenario for New York attorneys. Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for Newly Admitted…

New York MCLE: Extension of Time

Experienced attorneys in New York must complete at least twenty-four (24) accredited CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle.[1]  According to the New York MCLE rules, an experienced attorney is an attorney that has been admitted to the New York Bar for more than two years.  Newly admitted attorneys in New York have their own set of special MCLE requirements.[2] As part of the…