Chaim Steinberger Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Professional Education & Training

Some of the areas Mr. Steinberger studies and emphasizes are:

Trial Skills

  • Direct Examination
  • Cross-Examination
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Rules of Procedure

Litigation

  • Advanced Legal Writing

Discovery

Clever, Efficient Discovery

Strategy & Tactics

  • Legal and Adversarial Strategy
  • Legal Jiu-Jitsu
  • Game Theory
  • Economic

Mediation & Negotiation

 

Psychology

  • Pertaining to Negotiation, Persuasion, and Other Relevant Topics

Improv & Acting

  • For Compelling, Persuasive Presentations

Arbitration

 

Collaborative Law

In addition, Mr. Steinberger attended the following courses:

  • February 8, 2016, ABA, The Dealmaker’s Commandments;
  • January 6, 2016, AMA, Linda Hill, Being the Boss, 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader (amanet.org/WLC);
  • December 14, 2015, ABA Webinar, Mandatory Accrual Accounting for Law Firms: Tax Reforms or Impending Storm?
  • December 14, 2015, ABA Webinar, Mandatory Accrual Accounting for Law Firms: Tax Reforms or Impending Storm?
  • December 10, 2015, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Mediation Program, Making Money Talk (Andy Little);
  • December 7, 2015, AAML NY & AD1, Prenups & Post-nups: Where Are We Now?
  • November 11, 2015, CityBar, Unleashing the Power of CaseMaker;
  • October 19, 2015, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, All in the Family: Intimate Parties, Intimate Issues, and ADR;
  • September 21, 2015, ABA Webinar, Supreme Court Preview: The 2015-16 Term;
  • September 10, 2015, Avvo Webinar, “Someone Online Hates You: Ethical Approaches to Online Reputation Management.”
  • August 17, 2015, ABA Webinar, “Representing Clients in Mediation: A Master Class in Mediation Advocacy”;
  • July 28, 2015, ABA Webinar, “Using Brain Science for Better Mediations” (Michelle Jernigan);
  • July 23, 2015, SDNY Mediation Program, Getting Past Impasse;
  • July 9–11, 2015, NYSBA FLS, Lake Placid, NY;
  • May 20, 2015, MatLaw, Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses;
  • May 5, 2015, ABA FLS Spring meeting, Carlsbad, CA;
  • February 24, 2015, ABA teleseminar, Sharon Strand Ellison, “What Makes a Question Backfire? The Art of Asking Powerful Disarming Questions”;
  • January 30, 2015, 2015 NYSBA Annual Meeting: Comm on Children & the Law (Interstate Compact);
  • January 29, 2015, 2015 NYSBA Annual Meeting, Family Law Section Meeting;
  • November 21, 2014, AFCC Shared Parenting & Young Children: The Conundrum;
  • January 7–11, 2015, Colorado Bar Association, 2015 National CLE Conference;
  • November 11, 2014, MatLaw Systems Corp., Annual Ultimate Update;
  • November 5, 2014, Federal Bar Assoc., SDNY Chapter, Negotiation Skills for Deals, Disputes & Mediation;
  • November 3, 2014, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?
  • October 24, 2014, NYSBA FLS Divorce Anniversaries;
  • October 16–18, 2014, ABA FLS Fall meeting, Stowe, VT(Creative financial issues, Cross-examination, Effective Use of Trusts; ART contracts; Strategies that Withstand Attack; Essentials of Addiction; HIPAA in Reproductive Rights; HIPAA Essentials; Private Investigator; Ethics of Social Media);
  • October 7, 2014, CityBar, Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Prevent Them;
  • July 10-12, 2014, NYSBA FLS Summer Meeting, Lake Placid, NY;
  • May 8–10, 2014, ABA FLS Spring meeting, Bermuda, Emerging Issues in Relocation Cases (Dr. Philip Stahl); Parallel Parenting: When Things that Should Intersect Don’t (Dr. Robert Simon); Estate Planning Aspects of Divorce; High Conflict Custody Cases; How to Find Your Spouse’s Secret Offshore Bank Accounts: Using Tax Reporting Requirements as a Discovery Tool; Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Uncovering Non-traditional and Hidden Income for Support Calculations;
  • April 21, 2014, CityBar, Enforcement of Judgment, Martin Bienstock, NYC Marshal & V.P. Marshal’s Association City of New York, Bernard D’Orazio, Bernard D’Orazio & Assocs., P.C., Michael C. Miller, Steptoe & Johnson LLP;
  • January 30, 2014, NYSBA FLS Meeting;
  • January 23, 2014, USDC, SDNY, Employment Law Mediation Training;
  • October 25, 2013, USDC EDNY Mediation Skills Workshop;
  • October 21, 2013, NYS Appellate Division, First Dept., Contemporary Issues in NY Matrimonial Law 2013: A View From the Bench;
  • April 18-20, 2013, ABA FLS Anchorage Alaska including:Expert Consultant or Mind Reader: Using Psychologists to Win Your Custody Case (Phil Stahl & Robert Simon); Cross-Examining the Mental Health Expert (Allen Palmer & Herman Walker); Navigating the Emotional Currents of Collaborative Law (Mark Baer, Esq., Alan Boudreau, Esq., Richard Lazur, Ph.D.); Get Your Ss Together: The Science, Speculation & Sorcery of Attachment Theory (Robert Simon) Cultural Issues in the Courtroom (Ed Newman, J. Sen Tan, Jacqueline Valdespino, Esq.);
  • February 6, 2013, Jewish Lawyer’s Guild, How Judges Decide, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP;
  • January 9, 2013, Jeffrey Toobin’s The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, NYCLA;
  • November 15, 2012, Matlaw Systems Corp., Annual Update;
  • October 25, 2012, How to Try an Order of Protection Proceeding in a Divorce Case, NYCLA (Brianna Denney & Dror Bikel);
  • October 11-13, 2012, ABA FLS Fall CLE Conference (Philadelphia, PA), Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask About Ethics, Valuation and Distribution of Non-transferable Limited Partnership & Other . . . ; Extraordinary Issues for Extraordinary Kids: A Primer on the Financial Issues in Special Needs Cases; A World of Trouble, A World of Divorce: Helping Clients in an International Custody Dispute (Jeremy Morley);
  • August 23, 2012, Battered Mothers and Parental Kidnapping – What Every Advocate Should Know, webinar;
  • August 20, 2012, ABA Webinar, Powerful Witness Preparation, Daniel I. Small, Holland & Knight, and Anthony A. Joseph, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC;
  • August 15, 2012, presenter at ABA Webinar, Making More Money by Being More Ethical;
  • July 12-15, 2012, NYSBA FLS Summer Meeting, Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY, The Art & Rules of Cross-Examination in Family Law Trials (Stephen Gassman); Forensic Experts: What the Judge Wants to Learn Before Trial and at Trial (Judges Sunshine & Gesmer); The Custody Expert: Understanding the Report & Conducting Cross Examinations at Trial (Timothy Tippins & Jeffrey Wittmann); The Valuation Expert: Understanding the Report & Conducting Examinations at Trial (Susan Bender, William Herman & John Johnson); Maximizing the Impact of your Experts: Tips and Strategies (Susan Bender, William Herman, John Johnson, Tim Tippins, Jeffrey Wittmann & Judges Sunshine & Gesmer); Matrimonial Update (Keith Rieger o/b/o Bruce Wagner, Esq.);
  • June 4, 2012, The Essentials of Addiction: A New Understanding for Family Law Practitioners, Forensic Experts and the Court (ALAN RAVITZ, Senior Director of Forensic Psychiatry; Senior Pediatric Psychopharmacologist, Child Mind Institute; RICHARD BOHN KRUEGER, Medical Director, Sexual Behavior Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute & Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; ALLAN M. LANS, Consulting Physician in Psychiatry, Hospital for Special Surgery; Consulting Physician in Psychiatry, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center; ANDREW TATARSKY, Director, Center for Optimal Living);
  • May 9, 2012, NY City Bar, Early Neutral Evaluation Skills Workshop;
  • April 19- 21, 2012, ABA FLS CLE Conference, Miami Beach, FL;
  • November 9, 2011, Matlaw Systems, Annual Ultimate Update 2011;
  • October 27-29, 2011, ABA FLS CLE Conference, Las Vegas, NV;
  • October 20, 2011, NYCLA, Acting for Lawyers;
  • May 16, 2011, NY City Bar, The Why, Where, and How of Transformative Mediation, Prof. Baruch Bush;
  • May 14, 2011, NYCLA & Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health & Law, Imposed Joint Custody: Does it Work? (DA Martindale, Greif, Judge Gesmer, Susan Bender);
  • May 25, 2011, NYCLA, Using Experts in Matrimonial Cases–The Experts Speak; Gerald Defeo (acct.), Lawrence Sicular (real estate), Peter Theobald (electronic data gathering), Dr. Alex Weintraub (child psychiatry), Rona Wexler (vocational);
  • May 25, 2011, NY City Bar, Temporary Maintenance: The New Formula and The New Statute (Laura Drager, J.);
  • April 9, 2011, ABA Section of Family Law, Children and Taxes-Good News, Bad News;
  • October 21-23, 2010, ABA FLS Fall Meeting, Ft. Worth, TX, 10/22/10 Zero to Three: Parenting Issues & Parenting Plans for Young; 10/22/10 Ex, Lies and Videotape; 10/23/10 Identifying and Solving Tax Issues in Family Law Cases; 10/23/10 Spy Torts, Damages, and Tail Time;
  • October 20, 2010, New York State Appellate Division, First Dept., 2010: Where Matrimonial Law Is Headed;
  • April 22, 2010, NYSBA Teleconference, Paying Partners What they’re Worth: Alternatives for Law Firms;
  • April 15-17, 2010, ABA FLS Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 4/17/10 Alimony: Getting It and Keeping It; 4/17/10 How to Ethically Prepare a Client; 4/16/10 This Old House: Protecting Your Client’s Interest; 4/16/10 The Ethical Use of Private Investigators; 4/15/10 Death and Divorce in the Golden Years; 4/15/10 Fifteen Ways to Raise Your Practice to a New Level;
  • April 7, 2010, Brooklyn Bar Association, The Craft of Cross-Examination with Timothy Tippins;
  • January 28, 2010, Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Mega Matrimonial Update (Bruce J. Wagner, Esq.);
  • January 21-23, NYACP, One Coach Model collaborative practice training (Linda Solomon);
  • November 20, 2009, Collaborative Law Conference, Hofstra University School of Law;
  • October 23-25, 2009, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals annual forum (Minneapolis, MN) 10/24/09 Advanced Negotiation Strategies (Woody Mosten); Negotiating During Troubled Times: A Framework for Effective Negotiation (Daniel Shapiro, PhD, Director, International Negotiation Initiative); Working Through Emotional Minefields (Lisa Herrick, PhD, Falls Church, VA; Kate Scharff, MSW, Bethesda, MD); 10/25/09 Applied Non-Defensive Techniques for Collaborative Cases (Sharon Ellison, MA, Oakland, CA); Emotion and Decision Making: What the Face Reveals (Dr. Jennifer Lerner, Harvard)
  • October 13, 2009, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, The Invisible Children: Bringing the Adult Children into the Collaborative Process (Drs. Jeffrey Zimmerman & Lauren Behrman);
  • October 8-10, 2009, ABA FLS Fall Meeting, Montreal, Canada 10/08/09 The Agreement Is Signed: Is There Any Way Out? (Anne Albright, Andrew Berman, Kate Vetrano) 10/9/09 Today’s Celebrity and High Net-Worth Client (Alan Kluger, Maurice Kutner, Philip Shechter, Alison Weinger) 10/10/09 Don’t Curse the Darkness… Light a Match (Lonny Balbi, Melissa Brown, Steve Peskind) 10/10/09 Psychological Barriers to Settlement and Resolution (Kathie Nichols, Ph.D., Patrick Nichols)
  • April 22-25, 2009, ABA FLS Spring Meeting, Baltimore, MD 4/24/09 The Identification & Exploitation of Valuation Manipulation (Karen Robbins, Olney, MD; Michelle Gallagher, Lansing, MI; & Robert Greenwald, Solon, OH) 4/24/09 Everything You Wanted to Know About Reasonable Compensation 4/24/09 How to Find, Freeze & Retrieve Marital Assets Hidden Abroad(Lawrence Katz, Miami, FL & Donald Temple, Baltimore, MD) 4/25/09 Presenter, The Magic of Collaborative Law (w/ Neal Kozek & Jerome Johnson, Albuquerque, NM)
  • April 16-18, 2009, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, 11th Annual Spring Conference; Building Bridges to a Better Society;
  • March 20, 2009, NYS UCS, Domestic Violence Training for Collaborative Divorce Professionals;
  • January 29, 2009, NYSBA Annual Meeting Family Law Section Meeting;
  • January 29, 2009, NYSBA Annual Meeting Dispute Resolution Meeting;
  • December 3, 2008, Billing Pitfalls & Pratfalls: Avoiding the Ethical Issues that Snag Attorneys, American Bar Association Family Law Section (lecturer, along with Lori Nelson & Mark Chinn);
  • November 20, 2008, Dennis McInerney NYCLA American Inn of Court, The Runaway Client;
  • October 28, 2008, Brooklyn Bar Association, QDROs, Pension Valuations & Property Settlement Agreements (Bill Burns, Lexington Pension Consultants);
  • October 3-5, 2008, ABA FLS Fall Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ; Lawyers in La La Land; Ethical Considerations in Collaborative Law; The Art of the Draft: Premarital Agreements;
  • August 7-10, 2008, ABA Annual Meeting, New York, NY; 8/10/08 Hot Tips from the Experts; 8/08/08 It’s not Just About e-Mail, Electronic Evidence; 8/07/08 Avoiding First Date Jitters: Tips for Your First Meeting with your Expert 8/07/08 Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse as Domestic Violence: What Judges, Lawyers & Victim Advocates Need to Know;
  • July 10-13, 2008, NYSBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting at Manchester Village,;
  • June 2, 2008, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, Working with a Financial Neutral in the Collaborative Process;
  • April 30-May 3, 2008, ABA FLS Spring Meeting, Chicago, IL, Mock Trial – Custody Hearing; The Utility of Psychological Testing in Custody; Custody Evaluation Standards & Guidelines; Collaborative Practice/Collaborative Law;
  • April 15, 2008, NYS Judicial Institute, Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators;
  • April 10-12, 2008, NY Assoc. of Collaborative Professionals & The Center for Mediation in Law, Introduction to Collaborative Law for Lawyers (Jack Himmelstein & Kathryn Miller);
  • March 17, 2008, New York City Bar, New York Adoption Law in a Nutshell;
  • January 31, 2008, NYSBA FLS Annual Meeting;
  • November 20, 2007, Association of Arbitrators, Small Claims Arbitrator Training), together with observation;
  • November 14, 2007, MatLaw Systems Corp., Ultimate Update;
  • November 7, 2007, Brooklyn Bar Association, Tracing Missing Persons;
  • October 15, 2007, Brooklyn Bar Association Matrimonial Law I;
  • October 11-13, 2007, ABA FLS meeting in Memphis, TN, included “Family Law-The Intersection with Federal law,” “UCCJEA – Child Custody Jurisdiction,” and “Handling Difficult Substance Abuse–Now I Know the Retainer was Set Too Low”;
  • October 9, 2007, NYS Judicial Institute, Why (Not) Collaborative Law?
  • September 27, 2007, NYCLA Inn of Court, The Government is Listening (legal issues surrounding FISA and the USA PATRIOT Act) (panel included Judge Keenan of the S.D.N.Y.);
  • July 13-14, 2007, NYSBA Family Law Section Summer meeting at Manchester Village, VT;
  • April 28, 2007, Interdisciplinary Forum: Effective Legal and Therapeutic Responses to Alienated Children in Divorce and Custody Settings, New York County Lawyer’s Association;
  • April 11, 2007, Brooklyn Bar Association, Understanding New York’s Advertising Rules for Attorneys;
  • January 25, 2007, NYSBA Family Law Section Meeting;
  • October 26, 2006, NYCLA American Inn of Court, The Military Commissions Act;
  • October 6, 2006, New York City Bar, The Miller Commission Symposium, Improving Justice for Children of Divorce and Separation;
  • September 28, 2006, Brooklyn Bar Association, Evidence Update;
  • July 13-15, NYSBA Family Law Section summer meeting;
  • May 22, 2006, NYS Judicial Institute, Advanced Mediation Training;
  • May 4-6, 2006, American Bar Association FLS Spring CLE Conference; How to Avoid/Prevent an IRS Audit; Ethical Aspects of Creating & Enforcing Fee Agreements; Family Law on the Hill – A Primer for Congressional Lobbying; Parenting Gone Bad – Litigating Parental Alienation Claims
  • April 3, 2006, Brooklyn Bar Association, Jury Selection;
  • January 26, 2006, New York State Bar Association, 2006 Annual Meeting: Family Law Section (Bob Dobrish, Dr. David A. Martindale);
  • January 31, 2006, New York County Lawyers’ Association, The Evolving Role of Forensics in Custody Litigation (Tim Tippins, Jeffrey Whitman, Ph.D., Judge George Jurow & Bernice Shaul, Ph.D.);
  • December 19, 2005, Brooklyn Bar Association, The Thin Green Line: Marital Property vs. Separate Property;
  • December 5, 2005, MatLaw Systems Corp., Ultimate Update, 2005 (Tim Tippins);
  • November 9, 2005, Brooklyn Bar Association, Ethical Perils of Small Firms and Solo Practitioners: It’s All About Time and Money;
  • October 20, 2005, NYCLA American Inn of Court, The Judith Miller Case: Are Reporters Privileged Not to Testify? @ Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP;
  • September 29-October 1, 2005, ABA FLS Fall Meeting: High Profile Cases Aren’t Just for the Rich and Famous; Direct Examination of the Financial Expert; You Say Your Income is How Much? Hot Tips in Law Practice Management;
  • September 22, 2005, American Inns of Court, Data Forensics and E-Discovery for Attorneys (P.G. Lewis & Associates, LLC);
  • September 20, 2005, Brooklyn Bar Association Evidence Update: 2005 (Richard Farrell);
  • July 7, 2005, NYSBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting;
  • June 8, 2005, New York State Supreme Court, Kings County, Referee Program;
  • May 23, 2005, MatLaw Systems Corp., How to Analyze and Challenge Custody;
  • May 16, 2005, Brooklyn Bar Association, Advanced Matrimonial Practice (Justice Sunshine & Joan Lipton);
  • March 10, 2005, Brooklyn Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Update (Steven Cohn & Saul Edelstein);
  • January 27, 2005, NYSBA 2005 Annual Family Law Section Meeting;
  • 8/6/2004 Foreclosure and Other Receiverships (self study audio CD) NYSBA;
  • October 28, 2004, NYCLA Inn of Court, Bush v. Gore @ Cahill Gordon & Reindell LLP;
  • October 25, 2004, Appellate Division, First Department, Powerful Openings (Benjamin Bronfman);
  • September 27, 2004, Brooklyn Bar Association, Evidence Update: 2004;
  • September 22, 2004, Brooklyn Bar Association seminar Update on Representing the Purchaser or Seller in a Multi-family or Commercial Real Estate Transaction;
  • July 19, 2004, New York County Lawyers’ Association, What Every Matrimonial Lawyer Needs to Know about New Jersey and Connecticut Laws;
  • July 8, 2004, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting at Manchester Village, Vermont;
  • June 23, 2004, New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law & NYCLA, Resolving Custody Conflicts in New York: Are We Out of Step With the Rest of the Nation? (Andrew Shepard & Harold Mayerson);
  • June 8, 2004, Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, Cross-examining the Forensic Expert in Child Custody Cases;
  • April 28-May 1, 2004, ABA Family Law Section meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico; The Value of an Expert: Working with a Valuation Expert–Beyond the Basics; Approaching the Golden Years with No Band of Gold; Challenging the Superego: How to prepare for a Psychologists Testimony.
  • April 2004, self-study, NYSBA Matrimonial and Family Law 2003;
  • April 14, 2004, Brooklyn Bar Association “Confronting Possible Client Fraud: Is `Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ an Ethically Acceptable Approach?”
  • January 30, 2004, New York State Bar Association 2004 Annual Meeting: Children & the Law
  • January 29, 2004, New York State Bar Association, 2004 Annual Meeting of the Family Law Section;
  • 2002-2003, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.;
  • November 20, 2003, NYCLA Chapter of the American Inns of Court, An Interactive Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution @ Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (NY);
  • November 14, 2003, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Law Guardian Training Program;
  • November 10-11, 2003, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section Fall Meeting, Savannah, GA;
  • October 28, 2003, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Ethical Dilemmas in Child Custody and Other Forensic Evaluations;
  • October 21, 2003, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Selected Problems in Negotiating and Drafting Separation Agreements (Myrna Felder & Timothy Tippins;
  • Thursday, October 16, 2003, Brooklyn Bar Association, Tort Law Lunchtime Seminar: The Knee and Meniscus;
  • September 24, 2003, Brooklyn Bar Association, Tort Law Seminar: The Spine and Soft Tissue Injuries);
  • September 22, 2003, Brooklyn Bar Association, Evidence Update: 2003 (Richard T. Farrell);
  • July 10-13, 2003, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting, at the Equinox in Manchester, VT (faculty: Bruce Wagner, Hon. Jacqueline W. Silberman, Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., P.J., A.D. 4th Dept., Roger J. Dodd);
  • Spring 1999 audio recording, New York State Bar Association, Jury Selection Techniques: The Basics for the Civil Practitioner (faculty: Richard C. Eniclerico, Cynthia Weiss Antonucci, Bruce A. Jackson, Robert S. Kelner, Christopher T. McGrath, Philip J. McManus, R. Paul McTiernan, Marvin Salenger, Hon. Alice Schlesinger, Evan E. Torgan);
  • June 11, 2003, New York County Lawyers’ Association Nanette Dembitz Memorial Lecture on the Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, A View from the Inside (Faculty: Hon. Tandra L. Dawson, Linda Capitti, Alison Maria Grinnell, Thommsa Bobma, James Glynn & Carol Sherman);
  • Monthly meetings of the Matrimonial Law Section of the New York County Lawyers’ Association;
  • May 19, 2003, Brooklyn Bar Association, “Trends in Equitable Distribution” (Lawrence Rothbart, Esq., David N. Rudman, CPA/ABV, CVA);
  • May 17, 2003, The New York State Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law & The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Matrimonial Law Committee, “Deconstructing the Forensic Child Custody Evaluation: Is it Science Fact or Science Fiction?” (Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D.);
  • May 12, 2003, Brooklyn Bar Association, “Family Law Series-Custody and Visitation,(Faculty: Hon. Jeffrey Sunshine & Lawrence Pollak, Esq.);
  • May 2, 2003, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, “Selected Problems in Advanced Matrimonial Practice,” (Faculty: Bruce J. Wagner, William C. Herman, Stephen Gassman, Joel C. Bender, Eleanor Breitel Alter, David Aronson, Esqs.);
  • April 23, 2003, New York County Lawyers’ Association Matrimonial Law Section “Update on Matrimonial Law,” April 28, 2003 (Panel: Justice John E.H. Stackhouse, Stephen Gassman, Joan A. Lipton, CPA, Ph.D., Bonnie E. Rabin);
  • ________, Association for Family and Conciliation Courts, “Effective Cross-Examination of the Mental Health Expert in Custody Cases: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue,” (Faculty: Justice Laura Drager; Alayne Katz & Kenneth D. Burrows, Esqs., and Drs. Stephen Herman & Marion Gindes);
  • April 4 & 11, 2003, Brooklyn Bar Association, “Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitrators’ Training,”;
  • April 2, 2003, NYSBA “Family Court Practice: Custody, Child Protective Proceedings & Ethics” (Faculty: Michael D. Stutman, Professor Martin Guggenheim, Michelle F.P. Roberts, Hon. Philip C. Segal, Elliot Wiener & Brian Zimmerman, Esqs.);
  • January 23, 2003, The New York State Bar Association Family Law Section Winter Meeting;
  • January 16, 2003, American Inns of Court at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, “Cameras in the Courtroom and the Legislature–A Docudrama of the Ethics and the Practicalities of Dealing with the New York State Legislature”;
  • November 21, 2002, American Inns of Court at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, “The Search for Electronically Stored Evidence”;
  • November 20, 2002, New York County Lawyers’ Association, “How to Litigate a Child Custody Case,” (Faculty: Judges Andrias & Gische; Myrna Felder, David Aronson, & Susan Bender, Esqs.; & Linda Gunsberg, Ph.D.);
  • October 24, 2002, Schulte, Roth & Zabel, “The Role of In-house Counsel in Light of Tyco, Enron & WorldCom”;
  • September 27-28, 2002, New York County Lawyers’ Association, “Family Court Trial Practice Institute” (Faculty: Judges-Paula J. Hepner, Susan Knipps, Joseph M. Lauria, Sarah P. Schechter & Stuart Weinstein; Judicial Officers-H.E. Robert Mulroy, Emily Olshansky, H.E. Nicholas Palos & Harriet Weinberger; Attorneys-Caryn Adelman, Virginia Geiss, Ilana Gruebel, Glenn Metsch-Ampel, Ronald Richter, Joan Siegel, Cheryl S. Solomon, Gary S. Solomon, Marilyn L. Zarrello & Brian J. Zimmerman);
  • September 26, 2002, New York State Bar Association, “A Primer on Automobile Litigation”;
  • September 25, 2002, American Inns of Court seminar at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, “The Dos and Don’ts of Effective Advocacy”;
  • April 7, 2002, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, “New York Commercial Litigation Practice: A Judicial Commentary” (James d’Auguste);
  • April 4, 2002, American Inns of Court seminar at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, “Ethics: When Your Case is on the Line”;
  • July 11, 2002, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section summer meeting(Manchester, Vermont);
  • January 24, 2002, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section winter meeting;
  • January 23, 2002, New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section meeting;
  • January 17, 2002, American Bar Association, “McElhany on Litigation: Making Evidence Work For You”;
  • November 16, 2001, New York State Bar Association, “Criminal Law Update–The Basics;
  • November 14, 2001, American Bar Association, “Good News in Tax Law”;
  • September 20, 2001, American Bar Association, “Internet Privacy Issues,”;
  • November 5, 2001, Fordham University School of Law, “A Tale of Two Systems: The State & Federal Courts in N.Y. . . .”;
  • November 2, 2001, NYSBA Matrimonial and Family Law “Update 2001”;
  • April 25, 2001, (American Inns of Court? at) Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, “Jury Consultants — Who Are These People? Aid(e)s in Jury Selection”;
  • February 8, 2001, New York City Bar, “Legal Ethics in the Practice of Criminal Law”
  • January 22, 2001, Lawline.com, “How to Cross Examine Taped Evidence”(Ben Brafman);
  • January 22, 2001, Lawline.com, “Avoiding Malpractice Claims and Disciplinary Complaints” (Hal Liebman);
  • January 20, 2001, New York State Trial Lawyers’ Institute, “David D. Siegel’s CPLR Update”;
  • November 28, 2000, Brooklyn Bar Association, “2000 Matrimonial Update: How to Handle an Uncontested Divorce and Negotiate a Settlement”;
  • October 2, 2000, Appellate Division, First Department, “Defending Against Allegations of Domestic Violence”(Faculty: Michele Maxian & Andrew Eibel, Esqs.);
  • April 3, 2000, Appellate Division, First Department, “Family Court Appeals” (Faculty: Justice David Friedman; Barbara Dildine, Leonard Florescue & Gary Solomon, Esqs.);
  • April 13-27, 1999, New York City Bar, “The ABCs of Federal Criminal Litigation”;
  • January 20, 1999, New York City Bar, “Selecting the Right Jury for Your Case”;
  • December 1992, Safe Horizon Mediation Certification Program (Josh Stuhlberg & Leila Love);