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Attorneys Hawaii 3 1 Year 3 hrs. mandatory, encourage 9 hrs. voluntary; MCLE topics include: Rules of Professional conduct, legal ethics, law office management, client trust account, bias awareness, prevention, access to justice, case, clients management, http://www.hsba.org

In Hawaii, like most other states, CEU activities can be taken online, through audio tapes and disks, or in person. Self-study and readings may also be used to satisfy part of the CEU requirements. Courses or study generally cover ethics, legal theory, professionalism, substance abuse, mental illness, or other topics as dictated by the state and outlined above. CEU lists courses for all subject matters relative to qualifying courses for CEU in the state of Hawaii.

Experienced attorneys may also receive credit for a speaking or teaching engagement at an accredited program, for moderating or participating in a panel presentation at an accredited activity, or for teaching law courses at an ABA accredited law school. There is often credit available for prepping law students or judging law competitions. Pro bono legal services may also qualify for credit against the CEU requirements for the legal profession.

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Course TitleCEU HoursCostDate AvailableLocation
Bank Regulatory Basics for the Non Banking Lawyer1.6$7508/10/2017N/A

Course Description

Banks, unlike other business corporations, are the creations of federal and state law. As such, the regulations that dictate banking are unlike those of corporations and knowledge of one does not constitute knowledge of the other. This CLE course, presented by esteemed attorney Kathleen Scott is designed specifically for attorneys who do not specialize in banking. The course will explain what banks do, and will review the various regulatory agencies, relevant statutes, and major legislation, and explain holding companies and how they function, banks’ organizational structure, restricted transactions and other regulatory issues.

More About Kathleen Scott

Kathleen A. Scott is a senior counsel in the New York office of Norton Rose Fulbright, representing some of the world's largest international financial institutions concentrating on a broad range of financial services regulatory, anti-money laundering and privacy matters. Kathleen represents financial institution clients with respect to the bank regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, establishment of new banking organizations and nonbanking affiliates, and other transactions. Kathleen advises foreign and domestic banks and other financial institutions on a broad range of federal and state regulatory issues affecting all their operations and interacts routinely with federal and state banking regulators. She has expertise regarding U.S. federal and various other state banking laws and regulations regarding banks as well as nonbank financial companies that might require licensing at the state level. Kathleen also counsels financial institutions facing enforcement or other supervisory actions or investigations by state and federal regulators on their compliance with federal consumer, privacy and anti-money laundering legislation and regulations. More specifically, she handles compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act for banks and other financial institutions and related financial privacy and information security matters. She also advises financial institutions on a broad range of anti-money laundering compliance and enforcement issues. Kathleen began her career as an attorney for the United States Department of Treasury and also served as an assistant counsel for the New York State Banking Department before going into private practice at two other major law firms in New York before joining Norton Rose Fulbright. Since 2005, she has written a bi-monthly column on International Banking for the New York Law Journal. In addition, she routinely contributes to the Financial Services: Regulation Tomorrow blog, which provides insight and commentary on the global financial regulatory environment.

This course is approved for CLE in these states:

  • Alaska - 1.25 credits
  • Arizona - 1.25 credits
  • California - 1.25 credits
  • Colorado - 1.5 credits
  • Connecticut - 1.25 credits
  • Georgia - 1.2 credits
  • Hawaii - 1.25 credits
  • Illinois - 1.25 credits
  • Missouri - 1.5 credits
  • Mississippi - 1.3 credits
  • New Jersey - 1.6 credits
  • New Mexico - 1.25 credits
  • New York - 1.5 credits
  • Pennsylvania - 1 credit
  • Tennessee - 1.3 credits
  • Virgin Islands - 1.25 credits
  • Washington - 1.25 credits
Avoiding Malpractice when Dealing with Retirement Accounts1.2$5008/10/2017N/A
Asset Protection Planning2.2$10008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1.75)
  • AZ (1.75)
  • CA (1.75)
  • CO (2)
  • CT (1.75)
  • GA (1.9)
  • HI (1.75)
  • IL (1.75)
  • NJ (2.2)
  • NY (2)
  • PA (1.5)
  • VI (1.75)

Description

From the underlying substantive law to practical aspects of asset protection planning (i.e., what works and what does not), this program will teach you everything you need to know about protecting your assets from plaintiffs and creditors. Mr. Stein, a leading expert in asset protection will cover specific planning strategies and solutions, including planning with community property, business entities and domestic and foreign trusts. In 2010, specific emphasis will be placed on protecting assets in a troubled economy, including protection from lenders and landlords holding personal guarantees.

Lecturer Bio

Jacob Stein, Esq.

Jacob Stein, Esq. is Managing Partner at Aliant, LLP. He specializes in structuring international business transactions, complex U.S. and international tax planning and asset protection planning. Mr. Stein received his law degree from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University. He has been accredited by the State Bar of California as a Certified Tax Law Specialist, is AV-rated (highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named “A Super Lawyer” by the Los Angeles Magazine Over the course of his career Mr. Stein has represented thousands of clients, including: officers and directors of Fortune 500 companies; Forbes 400 families; celebrities; Internet entrepreneurs; high-profile real estate developers, builders and investors; physicians; wealthy foreigners doing business in the United States; small business owners; attorneys, accountants and financial advisors; and many other individuals with their cross-border business and international tax planning needs. He is the author of books, dozens of scholarly articles and technical manuals including his most recent article, Pre-Immigration Taxation, published in the January 2016 edition of EB-5 Investors Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 3. His other works include: A Lawyer’s Guide to Asset Protection Planning in California, Second Edition, published in April of 2016, which is the only legal treatise on asset protection specific to California, and International Joint Ventures – A Concise Guide for Attorneys & Business Owners, published in 2014. Mr. Stein is a frequent lecturer to various attorneys, CPA and other professional groups, teaching over 50 seminars per year. His presentation topics include: Tax Planning for Cross-Border Joint Ventures, A Foreigner’s Guide to Investing in U.S. Real Estate, Creative Planning with Controlled Foreign Corporations, Advanced Asset Protection Planning, Choice of Entity Planning, Estate Tax Planning and various courses on trust law. He is an instructor with the California CPA Education Foundation, National Business Institute, Thomson Reuters, the Rossdale Group, National Academy of CLE and Lorman Education Services where he teaches courses on advanced tax planning, structuring international business transactions, asset protection and trust law. He is an adjunct professor of taxation at the CSU, Northridge Graduate Tax Program. Mr. Stein is a member of several associations including: Union Internationale des Avocats, International Practice Group, IR Global, International Law Section – State Bar of California, and the International Bar Association.
Asset Protection in the Public Benefits Context3.1$12508/10/2017N/A

Course Description

Nationally recognized asset protection and elder law expert, Robert F. Brogan, C.E.L.A., presents over two hours of information you can use to guide your clients in preserving their legacy, while obtaining the public benefits necessary to address their long-term care needs. This CLE program, designed for the intermediate and more advanced practitioner, explores a variety of techniques which the presenter has used successfully in one of the most difficult states in the country for Medicaid Planning. If your state engages in a pattern of improper denials to deter practitioners and their clients from exercising rights under federal law, then this is a must-see lecture for you. Hear common pitfalls to avoid in drafting and planning to insure that you will be in the best position for fair hearings and appeals. Get up to date information on the use of single premium immediate annuities for community spouses or individuals using qualified or non-qualified funds. Explore the interplay between asset protection and special needs trusts for those who have a determination of disability from Social Security. Be alerted to the pitfalls of credit shelter trusts, HEMS standards, and simple “I Love You” Wills, when there are indicators that a surviving spouse anticipates needing care outside the home in the future. Come to a better understanding of the tax implications of drafting for grantor trust status with irrevocable trusts. Learn how to protect low-basis assets while not losing step-up on death. Educate yourself on approaches to protect assets in trust from estate recovery.

More About Robert Brogan

Robert F. Brogan, of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, President of the Brogan Law Group concentrates his practice in elder and disability law, including Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, asset preservation, guardianships, Veteran’s Benefits, Wills and trusts, estate and trust administration and probate litigation. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation, Mr. Brogan has served as Chair of the Elder and Disability Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and has served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, an invitation only national consortium of attorneys dedicated to special needs and disability law. He served as Chair of the Ocean County Bar Association Elder Law Committee and is an accredited attorney by the U.S Veteran’s Administration. Mr. Brogan has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Editions, and has received an A-V Preeminent Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He serves as the legislative liaison for the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has served on the Public Policy and Grassroots Advocacy Committees of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He serves as a Board Member on the NAELA Senior Rights PAC. The New Jersey State Bar Association has awarded him the Legislative Advocacy Award twice for his advocacy efforts in the field of elder law. Mr. Brogan regularly lectures to other attorneys at the state and national level regarding Medicaid planning, planning for people with special needs, and the policy impact of healthcare issues on seniors and those with special needs. He is the author of articles published by New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Suffolk University School of Law, the Special Needs Alliance and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Brogan received his B.A., with high honors in journalism, from Rutgers College, where he was also an Eagleton Institute Associate in the political science department. He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Camden, where he participated in the Rutgers Elder Law Clinic, providing legal representation to impoverished seniors in Camden County. Mr. Brogan served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Huber, Presiding Judge in the Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Superior Court of New Jersey, in Toms River, New Jersey. He is a happily married father of seven wonderful children.

This course is approved for CLE in these states:

  • Alaska - 2.5 credits
  • Arizona - 2.5 credits
  • California - 2.5 credits
  • Colorado - 3 credits
  • Connecticut - 2.5 credits
  • Florida - 3 credits
  • Georgia - 2.6 credits
  • Hawaii - 2.5 credits
  • Illinois - 2.5 credits
  • Indiana - 2.7 credits
  • Missouri - 3 credits
  • Mississippi - 2.5 credits
  • New Hampshire - 2.5 credits
  • New Jersey - 3.1 credits
  • New Mexico - 2.5 credits
  • Nevada - 2.5 credits
  • New York - 3 credits
  • Oregon - 2.75 credits
  • Pennsylvania - 2.5 credits
  • Virgin Islands - 2.5 credits
  • Washington - 2.5 credits
  • West Virginia - 3.1 credits
ASCLD/LAB and Other Forensic Lab Certification: What Does That Really Mean?2$10008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1.5)
  • AZ (1.5)
  • CA (1.5)
  • CO (1.75)
  • CT (1.5)
  • FL (2)
  • GA (1.5)
  • HI (1.5)
  • IL (1.5)
  • MO (1.75)
  • MS (1.5)
  • NH (1.5)
  • NJ (1.8)
  • NM (1.5)
  • NV (1.5)
  • NY (1.5)
  • OR (1.5)
  • PA (1.5)
  • TN (1.5)
  • VI (1.5)
  • WA (1.5)
  • WV (1.8)

Description

The use of lab tests, witness testimony, and on-scene evidence in criminal investigations is standard and generally accepted. As citizens, we trust the labs, police officers and forensic scientists to gather and analyze evidence and administer justice accordingly. But what if lab tests were corrupted, witness testimony was unreliable or coerced, and evidence was tainted? In this CLE course, renowned attorney Jeffrey T. Schwartz will explain the extent to which corruption has infiltrated our criminal justice system and the degree to which we rely on evidence that cannot be trusted. The course will explain how to do your due diligence in verifying the authenticity of evidence you need to present at court. Using the parameters enforced by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/ Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), the course will explain the many ways that the labs and police are failing to properly handle evidence and how to evaluate and verify evidence presented in court.

Lecturer Bio

Jeffrey Todd Schwartz, Esq.

Jeffrey Todd Schwartz was awarded a Baccalaureate in Psychology (B.A.) from Yeshiva University’s Yeshiva College and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) at its Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Admitted to the bar of the states of New York and New Jersey in 1987 and to the Supreme Court of the United States since 1992, he has been litigating federal and state court matters for over twenty-four (24) years. For six years Mr. Schwartz served the Queen's County District Attorney's Office in New York City. He was assigned to the Homicide/Investigations Bureau and was a founding member of both its Narcotics Trial and Career Criminal Major Crime Bureaus. While in private practice he received certification as lead counsel in the evolving area of death penalty prosecution, immigration consequences to criminal conviction and sex offender civil commitment pursuant to article ten of the Mental Hygiene Law. For fifteen years Mr. Schwartz has been on the faculty of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (I.T.A.P.) and coached its law school team during the semi-final rounds of the American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition. He lectures and performs demonstrations at continuing legal education (C.L.E.) and bar association training programs. Topics have included: representing high profile clients vilified in the media, ethical issues that arise in the zealous representation of criminal cases, crime scene investigation and forensics, as well as trial advocacy, strategy and technique. His internet lectures and panel discussions are acclaimed by his colleagues nationwide. You can see his peer reviews here: www.jeffreytschwartz.com/index-7.html. Mr. Schwartz has been honored, recognized and awarded certificates of outstanding dedication and service by The City Council of New York, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as the Detective Endowment and Patrolman's Benevolent Associations of the New York City Police Department. He appears as a legal analyst and consultant in the media and is trial counsel in highly publicized death penalty, murder and civil prosecutions. He has been profiled in local and national publications, including The New York Times. Mr. Schwartz is a graduate of the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York and studied Bible, Talmud and Judaic studies for one year in Jerusalem towards his undergraduate degree. He devotes a minimum of twenty-five percent of his time to pro-bono cases and charity fund raising.
Applying Mediation Principles to Family Law Issues2.4$10008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (2)
  • AZ (2)
  • CA (2)
  • CO (2.25)
  • CT (2)
  • GA (2)
  • HI (2)
  • IL (2)
  • MO (2.25)
  • MS (2)
  • NJ (2.4)
  • NM (2)
  • NY (2)
  • PA (2)
  • TN (2)
  • VI (2)
  • WA (2)

Description

Mediation is a form of ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) that may be used in civil disputes, family law matters, eldercare, and many other fields. In this course you will be given an overview of mediation skills and techniques from a trained attorney/mediator. The lecture will apply mediation principles to practice areas in family law. Whether you are an attorney contemplating starting a mediation practice or are simply looking to gain practical insight into this growing field this lecture is for you. Topics include mediation theory, the ethics of mediation practice, and mediation theory as applied to Family Law disputes. The focus will be on practical applications of the mediation model. This CLE lecture will also give the attorney who is not familiar with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) another model to consider when handling a matrimonial matter.

Lecturer Bio

Martin Rosenfeld, Esq.

Martin Rosenfeld graduated, Cum Laude, from the New England School of Law in 1982. He has worked as an Assistant Attorney General for nine years in Connecticut. Martin is also an ordained rabbi (Yeshiva University, 1975). He has incorporated mediation work in both his roles as a rabbi and attorney since 1996. Martin trained in mediation in the Center for Conflict Resolution (Chicago,IL) and at the Mediation Training and Consultation Institute (Ann Arbor, MI.). He currently lives in Fair Lawn, NJ where he conducts a mediation practice and is on the New Jersey roster of family and commercial mediators. Martin is a member of the Bars in NJ, CT, IL and NY. His writings appear in the blogs www.NJMediator.Wordpress.com and www.Mediationdigest.wordpress.com. Martin has also served as an arbitrator in over 100 cases.
Appealing and Litigating Health Care and Long-Term Disability Insurance Denials2.1$10008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1.75)
  • AZ (1.75)
  • CA (1.75)
  • CO (2)
  • CT (1.75)
  • GA (1.8)
  • HI (1.75)
  • IL (1.75)
  • MO (2)
  • MS (1.75)
  • NJ (2.1)
  • NM (1.75)
  • NY (2)
  • PA (1.5)
  • VI (1.75)
  • WA (1.75)

Description

Regardless of how comprehensive your medical insurance may be, no plan covers everything and even some seemingly innocuous claims may be rejected, particularly those that involve long-term care. That is why it’s critical to understand the appeal and litigation process for health care and long-term disability claims. In this CLE course, David Trueman reviews the various types of insurance and the primary components of general policies before delving into the processes and procedures for appealing and litigating medical insurance denials. The course highlights the most important elements of the appeal and litigation process including determining the basis for appeal, eliciting support from medical authorities, document preparation and the variability of strategies in the basis of specific medical insurance plans.

Lecturer Bio

David L. Trueman, Esq.

David Trueman is an attorney as well as a psychologist and a graduate of Columbia University School of Law. He represents individuals and health care professionals in a variety of areas including practice issues, health care coverage and reimbursement, insurance matters, long-term disability, and medical malpractice. He has made law in the Second Circuit and New York State enhancing patients' rights' in relation to insurance companies and managed care entities. Dr. Trueman often writes and lectures on health law, insurance, and managed care issues, and conducts Continuing Legal Education seminars for practicing attorneys. He currently is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University School of Law where he teaches "Health Law" and "Access to Health Care."
Anatomy of a Trial - Part IV: Summation1.3$5008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1)
  • AZ (1)
  • CA (1)
  • CO (1)
  • CT (1)
  • HI (1)
  • MO (1)
  • NJ (1.3)
  • NY (1)
  • PA (1)
  • VI (1)

Description

Your summation, which comes at the end of the trial, actually began to take shape before voir dire. This presentation will review effective summation strategies and how to use the summation to have a persuasive conversation with the jury to focus on the strength of your case.

Lecturer Bio

Edward L. Birnbaum, Esq.

Edward Birnbaum is an accomplished trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in more than 60 federal and state court trials. His proven track record of success includes defending manufacturers in the transportation industry in complex, high-exposure product liability trials involving catastrophic injuries as well as commercial litigation. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as well as federal and state courts. A prolific author and frequent lecturer on litigation strategy, trial tactics, and techniques, Edward is widely recognized as a leading authority on trial practice. He is currently a member of the Judiciary Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association, where he interviews prospective and sitting judges. This is one of many noteworthy affiliations; among others, he was chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on the Supreme Court and Action Unit #6, and was a member of the NYSBA’s House of Delegates and Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct. As an adjunct faculty member of the New York University School of Continuing Education, Edward teaches a course on the Civil Practice Law and Rules. Among his many professional recognitions, he was chosen by the American Registry as one of “America’s Most Honored Professionals,” an award received by only 10 percent of all recognized American professionals. It is the only cross-profession, cross-industry honor based on a quantitative analysis of authenticated public recognitions. Edward is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in numerous directories of leading lawyers. Before joining Goldberg Segalla, he was the head of litigation for a major law firm based in Manhattan. Professional Affiliations •New York State Bar Association: Former chairman, Committee on the Supreme Court and Action Unit #6; former member, House of Delegates and Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct •Member, Judiciary Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association •Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York, and Small Claims Division of the Civil Court of the City of New York •Adjunct faculty member, New York University School of Continuing Education •Fellow, Roscoe Pound Institute, New York State Bar Foundation •Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America •Research fellow, American Biographical Institute Honors •Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale–Hubbell •Subject of biographies in Who’s Who in American Law; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in the East; Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement for Outstanding Contributions to Society; Sterling Who’s Who; International Who’s Who of Professionals; and International Who’s Who •Recognized by the Marquis Who’s Who family for 25 years as a listee •Recognized by International Directory of Distinguished Leadership •Recognized by International Leaders in Achievement, Men of Achievement •Recognized by Community Leaders of America •Recognized by the Dictionary of International Biography •Recognized by One Thousand Great Americans and One Thousand Great Intellectuals •Honored as International Biological Centre Legal Professional of the Year, 2003 •Honored with International Biographical Centre 21st Century Award for Achievement •Honored as one of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century — 2nd Edition •Recognized by Eminent People of Today •Recognized by Great Minds of the 21st Century •Recognized by The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who for Executives and Professionals •Chosen to represent the legal community in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals •Chosen by the American Registry as one America’s Most Honored Professionals •Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers •Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America; New York area list published in New York Magazine •Recognized in AVENUE magazine’s list of top litigators in New York City Admitted to Practice •New York •U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York •U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit •U.S. Supreme Court Community Involvement •Chairperson, Village of Saddle Rock Board of Appeals •President, Saddle Rock Civic Association •Director, Kensington Woods Homeowners’ Association Education •Queens College, B.A., 1961 •New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1964
Anatomy of a Trial - Part II: Jury Selection1.4$5008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1)
  • AZ (1)
  • CA (1)
  • CO (1)
  • CT (1)
  • HI (1)
  • MO (1)
  • NJ (1.4)
  • NY (1)
  • PA (1)
  • VI (1)

Description

Jury selection is the opportunity afforded to lawyers to affect the makeup of the panel which will sit in judgment of their client. The goal is to learn enough about the prospective jurors to decide which ones will be open to your client's position.

Lecturer Bio

Edward L. Birnbaum, Esq.

Edward Birnbaum is an accomplished trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in more than 60 federal and state court trials. His proven track record of success includes defending manufacturers in the transportation industry in complex, high-exposure product liability trials involving catastrophic injuries as well as commercial litigation. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as well as federal and state courts. A prolific author and frequent lecturer on litigation strategy, trial tactics, and techniques, Edward is widely recognized as a leading authority on trial practice. He is currently a member of the Judiciary Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association, where he interviews prospective and sitting judges. This is one of many noteworthy affiliations; among others, he was chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on the Supreme Court and Action Unit #6, and was a member of the NYSBA’s House of Delegates and Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct. As an adjunct faculty member of the New York University School of Continuing Education, Edward teaches a course on the Civil Practice Law and Rules. Among his many professional recognitions, he was chosen by the American Registry as one of “America’s Most Honored Professionals,” an award received by only 10 percent of all recognized American professionals. It is the only cross-profession, cross-industry honor based on a quantitative analysis of authenticated public recognitions. Edward is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in numerous directories of leading lawyers. Before joining Goldberg Segalla, he was the head of litigation for a major law firm based in Manhattan. Professional Affiliations •New York State Bar Association: Former chairman, Committee on the Supreme Court and Action Unit #6; former member, House of Delegates and Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct •Member, Judiciary Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association •Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York, and Small Claims Division of the Civil Court of the City of New York •Adjunct faculty member, New York University School of Continuing Education •Fellow, Roscoe Pound Institute, New York State Bar Foundation •Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America •Research fellow, American Biographical Institute Honors •Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale–Hubbell •Subject of biographies in Who’s Who in American Law; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in the East; Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement for Outstanding Contributions to Society; Sterling Who’s Who; International Who’s Who of Professionals; and International Who’s Who •Recognized by the Marquis Who’s Who family for 25 years as a listee •Recognized by International Directory of Distinguished Leadership •Recognized by International Leaders in Achievement, Men of Achievement •Recognized by Community Leaders of America •Recognized by the Dictionary of International Biography •Recognized by One Thousand Great Americans and One Thousand Great Intellectuals •Honored as International Biological Centre Legal Professional of the Year, 2003 •Honored with International Biographical Centre 21st Century Award for Achievement •Honored as one of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century — 2nd Edition •Recognized by Eminent People of Today •Recognized by Great Minds of the 21st Century •Recognized by The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who for Executives and Professionals •Chosen to represent the legal community in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals •Chosen by the American Registry as one America’s Most Honored Professionals •Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers •Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America; New York area list published in New York Magazine •Recognized in AVENUE magazine’s list of top litigators in New York City Admitted to Practice •New York •U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York •U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit •U.S. Supreme Court Community Involvement •Chairperson, Village of Saddle Rock Board of Appeals •President, Saddle Rock Civic Association •Director, Kensington Woods Homeowners’ Association Education •Queens College, B.A., 1961 •New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1964
Anatomy of a Trial - Part I: Opening Statements1.2$5008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1)
  • AZ (1)
  • CA (1)
  • CO (1)
  • CT (1)
  • HI (1)
  • MO (1)
  • NJ (1.2)
  • NY (1)
  • PA (1)
  • VI (1)

Description

Despite preliminary instructions from the judge, and the urging of counsel, surveys indicate that a majority of jurors make their decision after opening statements. This course reviews how to design an effective opening statement and take full advantage of it as an opportunity to acquaint the judge and jury with his/her position on the issues. Presentation, including intertwining the statement with a road map, or table of contents of what is expected to unfold during the presentation of evidence will also be discussed.

Lecturer Bio

Edward L. Birnbaum, Esq.

Edward Birnbaum is an accomplished trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in more than 60 federal and state court trials. His proven track record of success includes defending manufacturers in the transportation industry in complex, high-exposure product liability trials involving catastrophic injuries as well as commercial litigation. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as well as federal and state courts. A prolific author and frequent lecturer on litigation strategy, trial tactics, and techniques, Edward is widely recognized as a leading authority on trial practice. He is currently a member of the Judiciary Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association, where he interviews prospective and sitting judges. This is one of many noteworthy affiliations; among others, he was chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on the Supreme Court and Action Unit #6, and was a member of the NYSBA’s House of Delegates and Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct. As an adjunct faculty member of the New York University School of Continuing Education, Edward teaches a course on the Civil Practice Law and Rules. Among his many professional recognitions, he was chosen by the American Registry as one of “America’s Most Honored Professionals,” an award received by only 10 percent of all recognized American professionals. It is the only cross-profession, cross-industry honor based on a quantitative analysis of authenticated public recognitions. Edward is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in numerous directories of leading lawyers. Before joining Goldberg Segalla, he was the head of litigation for a major law firm based in Manhattan. Professional Affiliations •New York State Bar Association: Former chairman, Committee on the Supreme Court and Action Unit #6; former member, House of Delegates and Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct •Member, Judiciary Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association •Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York, and Small Claims Division of the Civil Court of the City of New York •Adjunct faculty member, New York University School of Continuing Education •Fellow, Roscoe Pound Institute, New York State Bar Foundation •Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America •Research fellow, American Biographical Institute Honors •Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale–Hubbell •Subject of biographies in Who’s Who in American Law; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in the East; Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement for Outstanding Contributions to Society; Sterling Who’s Who; International Who’s Who of Professionals; and International Who’s Who •Recognized by the Marquis Who’s Who family for 25 years as a listee •Recognized by International Directory of Distinguished Leadership •Recognized by International Leaders in Achievement, Men of Achievement •Recognized by Community Leaders of America •Recognized by the Dictionary of International Biography •Recognized by One Thousand Great Americans and One Thousand Great Intellectuals •Honored as International Biological Centre Legal Professional of the Year, 2003 •Honored with International Biographical Centre 21st Century Award for Achievement •Honored as one of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century — 2nd Edition •Recognized by Eminent People of Today •Recognized by Great Minds of the 21st Century •Recognized by The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who for Executives and Professionals •Chosen to represent the legal community in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals •Chosen by the American Registry as one America’s Most Honored Professionals •Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers •Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America; New York area list published in New York Magazine •Recognized in AVENUE magazine’s list of top litigators in New York City Admitted to Practice •New York •U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York •U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit •U.S. Supreme Court Community Involvement •Chairperson, Village of Saddle Rock Board of Appeals •President, Saddle Rock Civic Association •Director, Kensington Woods Homeowners’ Association Education •Queens College, B.A., 1961 •New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1964