Ring in the new year with a variety of skills and ethics programs to prepare you for law practice in 2020. What better way to kick off the holidays than with this assortment of topics to complete your CLE?
This program counts towards NY Bridge the Gap Credit. This one-day program will count as 6 Skills Credits and 3 Ethics Credits for New York Bridge the Gap.
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Scott J. Limmer has more than 20 years of experience practicing in the area of criminal defense law, representing clients in State and Federal Courts. Scott represents clients throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties for essentially every type of criminal offense.
He received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in 1993. In 1994, he began work as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, where he handled thousands of cases and gained invaluable knowledge in the area of criminal law. In 1998, he left the DA’s office and founded a solo criminal defense practice on Long Island. Not long after, he added an additional office in Queens. Scott has represented countless clients throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties, advocating and guiding them through the criminal justice process.
Scott also represents clients accused of violating their college’s code of conduct, specifically Title IX sexual abuse and harassment issues. He has advised clients throughout schools in the Northeast as well as around the country.
Scott is the co-host of the “Reboot Your Law Practice” podcast. Scott and his co-host talk each week about how attorneys must give value, be authentic, build relationships, adjust, and evolve to be successful in the new legal reality we are practicing in.
Scott enjoys discussing the business aspects of running a law practice, the future of law and how technology is changing the way most lawyers do business.
A solo since passing the bar in 1978, Marc Garfinkle is an attorney whose practice is limited to legal ethics and discipline, judicial conduct and bar admission. He is also the author of several short books for new attorneys, including $olo Contendere: How to Go Directly from Law School into the Practice of Law without Getting a Job (3d ed.,©2010, 2019, Solo Contendere Press).
A nationally-acclaimed speaker, Marc has addressed the Solo Practice and New Lawyers divisions of state bar associations from coast to coast, and regularly offers CLE programs for state bars, bar associations, Inns of Court and others.
A former Ethics Committee investigator and Committee Chair, he is a regular contributor to the New Jersey Law Journal, having published approximately fifty ethics-related columns there. He is also frequently quoted in electronic and print media on matters of legal ethics. Marc also teaches Persuasion and Advocacy at Seton Hall University Law School and is public defender in his home town.
Daniel Agatino leads the priest/clergy sexual abuse team at Gruber Colabella Liuzza & Thompson and also handles criminal defense and municipal court matters. Dan is also well-versed in the areas of entertainment and copyright law. He holds a doctorate in Communication and he uses his expertise to engage in both oral and written negotiations for his clients.
Dr. Pirelli is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and New York. He has worked in numerous clinical, correctional, and forensic settings over the years, and he currently leads the group practice: Pirelli Clinical and Forensic Psychology, LLC (www.gpirelli.com). Dr. Pirelli has conducted a range of evaluations in criminal, civil, and administrative matters in 18 of 21 NJ counties and 5 states. He routinely provides expert testimony in such contexts as well. In addition, he has taught over 40 courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels, and he continues to give talks and provide CE and CLE workshops on a variety of forensic topics and to a range of professional and community groups. Dr. Pirelli is also the Editor of the NJ state association journal, the New Jersey Psychologist, and he maintains an active research and publication record reflecting his particular expertise in professional ethics, forensic psychology practice standards, and guns and mental health – to include his three books with Oxford University Press: The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology: A Casebook (2017), The Behavioral Science of Firearms: A Mental Health Perspective on Guns, Suicide, and Violence (2019), and Guns in Clinical Practice: A Handbook for Medical and Mental Health Professionals (in progress, under contract). Dr. Pirelli's research has also been cited in amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court and to the New York Court of Appeals.
Dr. Sarah DeMarco is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey (#561800) and New York (#021383), and a Clinical Supervisor at Pirelli Clinical and Forensic Psychology, LLC. She earned an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. DeMarco has worked with adults and adolescents in a variety of clinical-forensic and correctional settings, such as a forensic psychiatric hospital, state prisons, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers and a juvenile detention center. Dr. DeMarco’s training has focused largely on forensic mental health assessments that address various psycholegal issues. Of particular note, Dr. DeMarco has extensive experience conducting violence and sexual violence risk assessments with both adult and juvenile offenders. Dr. DeMarco conducts psychological evaluations for the courts, capitalizing on her experience in such assessments for various civil and criminal matters. In addition to her clinical and forensic work, Dr. DeMarco is an adjunct professor in the graduate program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Ruby handles all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship and immigration support for corporate restructuring. She also assists clients with family-based immigration matters, consular processing, re-entry permits and naturalization. Ruby also has experience in the U.S. EB-5 Investor Category.
Tao practices U.S. immigration and nationality law, concentrating in employment-based immigration. She advises global companies and foreign nationals on nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, PERM labor certification process, employment and family-based adjustment of status petitions and naturalization. She has worked with clients in the technology, finance, arts, athletics and fashion industries. Tao also advises on humanitarian forms of immigration relief such as Asylum, VAWA, DACA, T Visa and SIJS.