BTG CLE Webinar Calendar

We offer Live Webinar CLE Classes for NY Newly Admitted attorneys that need to take Live CLE in their 1st and 2nd year after admission to the bar. Registering is EASY, just choose your options below.

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  • October 18
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    5:30PM - 8:15PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    3

    Total CLE Credits

    BTG Skills & Ethics Evening 3 (Option B) - The Metaverse, Crypto and Web3: Developments Lawyers NEED to Know

    The Metaverse , NFTs ,Crypto and Web3 present new legal challenges in such areas as privacy, security, IP, securities law, tax, and marketing. As these technologies revolutionize the digital landscape and global economy, attorneys must stay current and remain informed to ethically represent their client base. Web3 is the next generation of the World Wide Web. It incorporates the Metaverse , decentralization, blockchain technologies, and token-based economics. This is in contrast to current Web2 where everything is centralized in a small group of Big Tech companies. Web3 will provide increased data security, scalability, and privacy for users. Metaverse is also a new technology term. It coupled with Web3 refers to the way these emerging technologies will interoperate to implement new efficiencies like autonomous driving and virtual adventures like augmented reality that combines aspects of the digital and physical worlds . The Web3 based Metaverse is the convergence of the physical and digital worlds The Web3 based Metaverse also translates to a digital economy involving decentralized autonomous organizations transacting in cryptocurrency and digital assets refactoring ownership in real and personal physical property. The new era of the Web3 and the Metaverse will have implicate all aspects of our society, including our health, finance, entertainment, and the economy. There will be legal implications. For example, if consumer law is to effectively protect users from unfair or abusive practices in the Web3 and Metaverse, it will have to be able to access the commercial arrangements in which users transact in the Metaverse happening entirely in the virtual world. Transacting in Web3 based digital assets will also mount a significant challenge to regulation. Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) are digital assets that represent ownership in a unique item or content. NFTs representing music or art, for instance, may involve royalty payments that are automated on the token being transferred between users. New laws and regulation will need to ensure that the ownership and transaction in NFTs can be enforceable as users attempt to evade enforceability based on their virtual location or identity settings. Additionally, given that Web3 and Metaverse activity will emanate from individuals and businesses existing in the physical world, the computer code which implements the Web3 and Metaverse may collide with the regulatory bodies. Existing laws will not always be able to address these virtuality incidents. New legislation developed by tech savvy attorneys will be needed. Laws and regulatory bodied that do not adapt to the challenges posed by the Web3 and Metaverse risk being displaced by governance provided by computer code. The question will be whether computer code or law will regulate conduct in the this new tech paradigm. The law must align with computer code or it will be replaced by computer code. With a cast of experts in this new emerging Web3 and Metaverse, we will be introducing and analyzing how new technologies will change our lives and how lawyers can prepare themselves and their firms for this eventuality. This presentation will guide you through these new technologies in a palatable way highlighting legal issues you must navigate in the digital revolution.

    Faculty: Joseph Bambara, CIPP/US, Of Counsel, Withersworldwide.com; M. Ridgway Barker, Withersworldwide; Ron Espinosa, SoftServe; ; Adam Wandt, Esq., John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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    Credit Breakdown:

    1.5 Ethics & 1.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1495

  • October 18
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    5:30PM - 8:15PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    3.5

    Total CLE Credits

    BTG Skills & Ethics Evening 2 - The Metaverse, Crypto and Web3: Developments Lawyers NEED to Know

    * Evening 2 of 3 Evening Bridge the Gap The Metaverse , NFTs ,Crypto and Web3 present new legal challenges in such areas as privacy, security, IP, securities law, tax, and marketing. As these technologies revolutionize the digital landscape and global economy, attorneys must stay current and remain informed to ethically represent their client base. Web3 is the next generation of the World Wide Web. It incorporates the Metaverse , decentralization, blockchain technologies, and token-based economics. This is in contrast to current Web2 where everything is centralized in a small group of Big Tech companies. Web3 will provide increased data security, scalability, and privacy for users. Metaverse is also a new technology term. It coupled with Web3 refers to the way these emerging technologies will interoperate to implement new efficiencies like autonomous driving and virtual adventures like augmented reality that combines aspects of the digital and physical worlds . The Web3 based Metaverse is the convergence of the physical and digital worlds The Web3 based Metaverse also translates to a digital economy involving decentralized autonomous organizations transacting in cryptocurrency and digital assets refactoring ownership in real and personal physical property. The new era of the Web3 and the Metaverse will have implicate all aspects of our society, including our health, finance, entertainment, and the economy. There will be legal implications. For example, if consumer law is to effectively protect users from unfair or abusive practices in the Web3 and Metaverse, it will have to be able to access the commercial arrangements in which users transact in the Metaverse happening entirely in the virtual world. Transacting in Web3 based digital assets will also mount a significant challenge to regulation. Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) are digital assets that represent ownership in a unique item or content. NFTs representing music or art, for instance, may involve royalty payments that are automated on the token being transferred between users. New laws and regulation will need to ensure that the ownership and transaction in NFTs can be enforceable as users attempt to evade enforceability based on their virtual location or identity settings. Additionally, given that Web3 and Metaverse activity will emanate from individuals and businesses existing in the physical world, the computer code which implements the Web3 and Metaverse may collide with the regulatory bodies. Existing laws will not always be able to address these virtuality incidents. New legislation developed by tech savvy attorneys will be needed. Laws and regulatory bodied that do not adapt to the challenges posed by the Web3 and Metaverse risk being displaced by governance provided by computer code. The question will be whether computer code or law will regulate conduct in the this new tech paradigm. The law must align with computer code or it will be replaced by computer code. With a cast of experts in this new emerging Web3 and Metaverse, we will be introducing and analyzing how new technologies will change our lives and how lawyers can prepare themselves and their firms for this eventuality. This presentation will guide you through these new technologies in a palatable way highlighting legal issues you must navigate in the digital revolution.

    Faculty: Joseph Bambara, CIPP/US, Of Counsel, Withersworldwide.com; M. Ridgway Barker, Withersworldwide; Ron Espinosa, SoftServe; ; Adam Wandt, Esq., John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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    Credit Breakdown:

    1.5 Ethics & 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1502

  • October 19
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    5:30PM - 7:30PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    2.5

    Total CLE Credits

    How to Handle an Automobile Case: A View from All Sides

    Cases involving automobiles are some of the most common types of actions that are brought. Yet, knowing what steps to take when brining such an action, or defending one are of critical importance. Our expert panel will discuss many of the key considerations for both plaintiff's and defense counsel, including, butt not limited to: -- Evaluating the case and gathering evidence -- Accident reconstruction -- Understanding when theories of fault and no-fault apply -- Insurance considerations -- Damages -- Parties: multi-party actions, status of parties, etc. -- Litigation strategies and techniques -- Alternatives to litigation -- and more

    Faculty: Joshua Kelner, Kelner and Kelner; Emil Samuels, Kelner and Kelner; Kimberly Schirripa, Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer; Timothy Stainer, New York City Law Department

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    Credit Breakdown:

    2.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1500

  • October 19
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    5:30PM - 7:30PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    2.5

    Total CLE Credits

    BTG Skills & Ethics Evening 3 - How to Handle an Automobile Case: A View from All Sides

    Cases involving automobiles are some of the most common types of actions that are brought. Yet, knowing what steps to take when brining such an action, or defending one are of critical importance. Our expert panel will discuss many of the key considerations for both plaintiff's and defense counsel, including, butt not limited to: -- Evaluating the case and gathering evidence -- Accident reconstruction -- Understanding when theories of fault and no-fault apply -- Insurance considerations -- Damages -- Parties: multi-party actions, status of parties, etc. -- Litigation strategies and techniques -- Alternatives to litigation -- and more

    Faculty: Joshua Kelner, Kelner and Kelner; Emil Samuels, Kelner and Kelner; Kimberly Schirripa, Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer; Timothy Stainer, New York City Law Department

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    Credit Breakdown:

    2.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1503

  • October 26
    Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    12:00PM - 1:15PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    1.5

    Total CLE Credits

    Emojis, Smileys & Stickers, Oh My! What is an Attorney to do? DIEB Considerations

    It seems like emoticons, emojis, smileys and stickers are being used in communications everywhere. Yet, understanding the meaning behind the graphical representation can be much more complex that it appears, especially in the legal interpretation, when any misrepresentation can have serious consequences. Our expert speakers will discuss: the importance of considering diversity, equity and inclusion in all communications and the importance of eliminating any words or graphics that can be interpreted as displaying unconscious bias, provide best practices as recommended by the National Center for Interpretation; and provide some eye opening examples of what NOT to do! This is one program that no attorney or legal staff member can afford to miss!

    Faculty: Margaret T. Ling, Amtrust Title Insurance Company, Co-chair, NYCLA's Real Property Section; Dr. Holly A. Silvestri, National Center for Interpretation

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    Credit Breakdown:

    1 Diversity & 0.5 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1494

  • October 27
    Thursday, October 27, 2022
    9:00AM - 12:45PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    9

    Total CLE Credits

    Art Law (2 Day BTG Skills and Ethics) - 10/27 & 10/28

    This 2 day program will satisfy the 9 Skills and Ethics for 1st or 2nd year newly admitted attorneys in New York. Dates: October 27, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM October 28, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM Join us for this VERY SPECIAL program, now in its 14th year, which brings together a diverse roster of speakers representing multiple sectors of the art world discussing the hot topics of today. Panels include: - Copyright Roundtable: Discussing the Greatest Hits of 2022 - What's New in Art Law? - Cultural Heritage, Law Enforcement and Antiquities Seizures - Non-NFT Applications for Blockchain in the Art World: New Models in Pursuit of Equity and Broad Participation - Strange, Old and Still Relevant Art Law Rules - Don't Fear the Tax Man: Tax Law Updates

    Faculty: Leila A. Amineddoleh, Amineddoleh & Associates LLC; Anne Bracegirdle, Metaversal; Amelia Brankov, Brankov PLLC; Eden Burgess, Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP; Sharon Cohen, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Paul Cossu, Olsoff, Cahill, Cossu LLP; Lawrence Kaye, Kaye Spiegler LLP; Charlotte Kent, Arts Writer, Asst. Professor of Visual Culture, Montclair State University; Thomas Kline, Schindler, Cohen & Hochman LLP; Keith Kupferschmid, The Copyright Alliance; Pippa Loengard, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School; Webster McBride, Grossman LLP; Maureen McCarthy, Law Office of M.W. McCarthy; Katherine Milne-Wilson, Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP; Claudia Quinones, Amineddoleh & Associates LLC; Hamzat Raheem, Stone Sculptor; Yayoi Shionoin, Chris Burden Estate & Nancy Rubins Studio; Joshua Simmons, Kirkland & Ellis LLP ; (Additional Faculty TBA)

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    Credit Breakdown:

    3 Ethics & 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1504

  • October 27
    Thursday, October 27, 2022
    9:00AM - 12:45PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    4.5

    Total CLE Credits

    Art Law Day 1

    Join us for this VERY SPECIAL program, now in its 14th year, which brings together a diverse roster of speakers representing multiple sectors of the art world discussing the hot topics of today. Panels include: - Copyright Roundtable: Discussing the Greatest Hits of 2022 - Cultural Heritage, Law Enforcement and Antiquities Seizures - What's New in Art Law?

    Faculty: Leila A. Amineddoleh, Amineddoleh & Associates LLC; Amelia Brankov, Brankov PLLC; Sharon Cohen, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Paul Cossu, Olsoff, Cahill, Cossu LLP; Lawrence Kaye, Kaye Spiegler LLP; Thomas Kline, Schindler, Cohen & Hochman LLP; Keith Kupferschmid, The Copyright Alliance; Pippa Loengard, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School; Claudia Quinones, Amineddoleh & Associates LLC; Joshua Simmons, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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    Credit Breakdown:

    1 Ethics & 3.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1506

  • October 28
    Friday, October 28, 2022
    9:00AM - 12:45PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    4.5

    Total CLE Credits

    Art Law Day 2

    Join us for this VERY SPECIAL program, now in its 14th year, which brings together a diverse roster of speakers representing multiple sectors of the art world discussing the hot topics of today. Panels include: - Beyond-NFT's: New Models for Application of Blockchain in Pursuit of Equity and Broad Participation - Strange, Old and Still Relevant Art Law Rules - Don't Fear the Tax Man: Tax and Art Law; Tax Law Updates

    Faculty: Anne Bracegirdle, Metaversal; Eden Burgess, Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP; Charlotte Kent, Arts Writer, Asst. Professor of Visual Culture, Montclair State University; Webster McBride, Grossman LLP; Maureen McCarthy, Law Office of M.W. McCarthy; Katherine Milne-Wilson, Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP; Hamzat Raheem, Stone Sculptor; Yayoi Shionoin, Chris BurdenEstate & Nancy Rubins Studio; (Additional Faculty TBA)

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    Credit Breakdown:

    2 Ethics & 2.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1507

  • November 18
    Friday, November 18, 2022
    8:45AM - 4:50PM Eastern Time (EDT)
    9

    Total CLE Credits

    BTG Skills and Ethics

    This all-day program will satisfy the 9 Skills and Ethics for 1st or 2nd year newly admitted attorneys in New York.

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    Credit Breakdown:

    3 Ethics & 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

    Online Webinar

    Course ID:

    CLE1505