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Programs are available online to all firms wishing to assist their attorneys in obtaining their CLE credits. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to obtain a coupon code for your firm. Once an attorney has completed a program, your firm will be billed $30 each for the cost of each certificate which will be issued as a download once the attorney has completed the affirmation for the particular program. CDs will be available for all programs upon request. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to purchase CDs for any course. Cost will be $95.00 per CD, plus shipping and handling.

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Capacity and Mental Health Law (05/12/2020)

Program Number: 3093 Presenter: Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

Lawyers should be familiar with the standards of capacity for specific legal transactions under relevant statutes and case law. This includes areas such as contracts, criminal law, executing advance directives and guardianship proceedings. We will discuss the “red flags” or signs of “diminished capacity” that a lawyer may observe in a client as well as the ethical guidelines for assessing capacity in accordance with ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Section 1.14. Last, we will explore the “Mental Health Legal Tool Kit”, offering creative legal solutions to difficult mental health issues.

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Relationships and Conflicts—How Friendly Is Too Friendly? (12/23/2020)

Program Number: 30281 Presenter: Daniel J. Siegel, Esq.

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently issued Formal Opinion 494, “Conflicts Arising Out of a Lawyer’s Personal Relationship with Opposing Counsel,” which is intended to address which relationships between counsel require client disclosure and which do not reach that level. While Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.7 provides general guidance, the reality is far more challenging. This program will discuss the ethical and practical considerations lawyers confront, with colleagues who are friends, close friends, acquaintances, and those with whom the relationship is far more intimate.

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The Perils of Prenups: When is a Prenup Harmful, When is it Helpful, and How to Draft a Constructive One (06/26/2020)

Program Number: 30169 Presenter: Chaim Steinberger, Esq.

Prenuptial agreements are becoming more and more popular even as most people recognize that a prenup often hurts the betrotheds’ relationship and can cause the relationship itself to fail. In many instances a prenup accomplishes nothing so there's no reason to incur this risk. Yet in other instances, a prenup might actually be crucial. This presentation will explore the times that a prenup is not necessary and those times when it is; the harms a typical prenup causes; and how to prepare and negotiate one so that it improves, rather than harms, the betrotheds’ relationship.

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Will Drafting to Prevent Future Estate Litigation (01/28/2020)

Program Number: 3008 Presenter: Cori A. Robinson, Esq.

There are many considerations when drafting a last will and testament including fiduciary and guardianship selections, tax concerns, disinheritance and the disposition of assets. Writing a last will with specificity, detail and attention is important in order to avoid problems with construction or contesting parties post death. This CLE will address the basics of drafting a last will and testament and execution pursuant to New York law. Additionally, the presentation will draw attention to various issues in drafting that may cause issues in the future. Such as matters relating to survivorship, disinheritance, no contest and tax clauses.

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Reviewing Your Tax Return to Find Income and Assets for Your Divorce Case (02/12/2020)

Program Number: 3007 Presenter: Elizabeth Billies, Esq., Inna Materese, Esq.

Did you know that the federal tax return can be the most helpful resource in identifying sources of income and assets for a divorce case? Come hear from two divorce experts, Elizabeth Billies, Esquire and Inna Materese, Esquire as they take you through their step by step analysis of a federal tax return. In this seminar, you will learn how they use the federal income tax return to identify previously undisclosed assets, Schedule C income, side hustles, foreign accounts, business interests, and more. “Who knew your tax return could reveal so much?”

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Ethics-Attorney Client Privilege for In-House Counsel (02/12/2019)

Program Number: 2948 Presenter: Carole Buckner, Esq.

The program will cover important considerations regarding the duty of confidentiality, the attorney client privilege and work product doctrine, from the perspective of the in-house lawyer, including operating in dual roles involving both business and legal advice. We will also touch upon privilege in international communications and differences in privilege and confidentiality between states, and between state and federal jurisdictions. Finally, we will address email practices in light of the above.

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Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations (10/04/2019)

Program Number: 29173 Presenter: Reshma Khanna, Esq., Kristin Klein Wheaton, Esq.

Please join Goldberg Segalla’s Kristin Klein Wheaton and Reshma Khanna for an interactive, and live webinar focused on conducting investigations regarding harassment and discrimination allegations. Kristin and Reshma will discuss best practices for documenting an investigation to ensure your company is well positioned in the event an agency matter subsequently becomes the subject of charge or litigation. You'll learn: • How to navigate the legal requirements of investigations through relevant laws • What strategic steps to take while gathering information and conducting interviews • How to complete an investigative report and tackle any necessary corrective action

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