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Lawyer Well-Being Webinar Series

October 2019 - June 2020
Free Webinars presented on the second Tuesday of each month
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

March 10: The Very Real Threat of Identity Theft: Measures for Prevention, Detection and Recovery
James LaPiedra, CFP, Guided Professional Solutions LLC 

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Palliative Care, Hospice and Relevant Laws
David C. Leven, JD | Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant, End of Life Choices New York 

A Future by Chance or a Future by Design
Larry Ganim, Founder and President of Ganim Financial and GFS Wealth Management Advisors, Inc.

The Little Known Living Benefits of a Life Insurance Policy
Henry Montag, CFP, CLTC, Managing Director of The TOLI Center East

NYS Delinquent Taxpayers: Beware of the Tax Collector
Karen Tenenbaum, Esq., Tenenbaum Law, P.C. & Leo Gabovich, Esq., Tenenbaum Law, P.C. 

Student Loan Issues for the Seasoned Practitioner
Leslie H. Tayne, Esq., Tayne Law Group, P.C. 

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MARCH 10, 2020
12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.


Identity theft can destroy your reputation, deplete your bank accounts, and do serious damage to your financial future.  You need a complete solution to prevent it, detect it, and recover from it when it happens.                                             

This rapidly growing epidemic has completely changed the scope of what’s required in protecting ourselves. Gone are the days of just relying solely on credit monitoring services. New vulnerabilities require individuals to be more proactive, vigilant, and self-reliant than ever before. Today’s reality: prepare or repair. The choice is yours.                                                 

This program will clearly outline the problem and explain how to:

  • Asses your current risk factors;
  • Reduce your vulnerability;
  • Proactively monitor for suspicious activity;
  • Respond quickly to restore a compromised identity.

By learning how real people become victims, you’ll be able to minimize your chances of becoming a victim and take the proper steps if you’re targeted. View our webinar and learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your future. 

James LaPiedra, CFP® is a former commander with the New York City Police Department and senior corporate security manager. He is the president and CEO od ID360°, and identity theft risk management and recovery provider. He holds the Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS) and the Certified Identity Protection Advisor (CIPA) designations. Jim is the author of IDENTITY LOCKDOWN: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Identity Theft Protection. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional concentrating in retirement and distribution strategies. Jim earned a BBA in Accounting from St. John’s University.

Jeffrey A. Kerman, JD, CWS is an independent financial advisor who enjoys working with his clients and listening to their unique stories. As the Senior Managing Director of Wealth Partners Advisors LLC, Jeff specializes in combining the estate planning, financial, investments, insurance, tax and the business planning processes for people who want more confidence and satisfaction in their financial matters. He helps clients align their values and goals into a rational financial and life Plan. Jeff has spoken and published articles on various financial, investment, and retirement planning topics, and he also holds the Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS®) designation. Please feel free to check out Jeff’s financial services website at

Generously co-sponsored by:
Elder Law and Special Needs Section
General Practice Section
Young Lawyers Section



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Find the Right Lawyer to Take Over Your Practice 
Presented by BAEC Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee, Young Lawyers Committee, and the NYSBA Senior Lawyers Section   

Thursday, May 21, 2020 
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – CLE Program 
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Gathering 
BAEC, 438 Main Street, Sun Room Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 

1.0 CLE credit: Law Practice Management 
(Appropriate for all attorneys) 

Dennis Bischof, Esq., Chair, Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee 

Stuart B. Shapiro, Esq., Shapiro Law  

The Bar Association of Erie County and the Erie Institute of Law is pleased to offer this regional gathering of lawyers in partnership with the New York State Bar Association. The goal is to help connect senior lawyers looking to transfer away from full-time practice with successor attorneys who wish to grow their business.   

Download Form or visit Erie County Bar Association

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Senior Lawyers Section 2019 Fall Meeting 

Succession Planning: Retirement 101

Planning for the Golden Years. 
This full-day program will provide an overview of succession planning and practical strategies and advice on planning ahead, including:

  • Financial Planning Issues Impacting Your Retirement from the Practice of Law
  • Long Term Care Insurance and Planning for Long Term Care
  • Federal and New York Estate and Gift Tax Issues
  • The Sale of a Law Practice and its Tax Issues
  • The Mechanics of a Sale of a Law Practice
  • What Other Issues Will Impact My Retirement and Finances

Thursday, October 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Live Program

DoubleTree Hilton Tarrytown
455 S Broadway | Tarrytown, NY

6.0 MCLE Credits 
4.0 Areas of Professional Practice | 1.0 Law Practice Management | 1.0 Ethics

NYSBA Members: $175 | Non-Members: $275

Register Here

As people are living and working longer, the definition of what it means to be a senior continues to evolve. The demographics affect us all, including lawyers. Senior lawyers currently make up 25 percent of the Association’s membership, and include those who continue to work full time at law firms or in solo practices, as well as those who opt for part-time employment opportunities or donate pro bono services in their communities. In July 2006, the New York State Bar Association formed a special committee to recognize such lawyers and the unique issues that they face. As the result of the work of this committee, in 2008, the House of Delegates approved creation of the first Senior Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Meet the Chair:

Anthony Enea

Anthony J. Enea, Esq. (view profile)

Executive Committee Roster

Senior Lawyers Section Profile

Lawyers who are age 55 or older have valuable experience, talents, and interests. Many such senior lawyers are considering or have already decided whether to continue to pursue their full-time legal careers or whether to transition to a new position, a reduced time commitment at their current position and/or retirement from a full-time legal career. Accordingly, the Senior Lawyers Section has been created and charged with the mission of:

  • Providing opportunities to senior lawyers to continue and maintain their legal careers as well as to utilize their expertise in such activities as delivering pro bono and civic service, mentoring younger lawyers, serving on boards of directors for business and charitable organizations, and lecturing and writing;
  • Providing programs and services in matters such as job opportunities; CLE programs; seminars and lectures; career transition counseling; pro bono training; networking and social activities; recreational, travel and other programs designed to improve the quality of life of senior lawyers; and professional, financial and retirement planning; and
  • Acting as a voice of senior lawyers within the Association and the community

Scope of Activities

The Senior Lawyers Section seeks to address such issues as:

  • Career continuity
  • Career changes
  • The desire and opportunity to:
    • Render pro bono service
    • Serve on boards
    • Mentor other attorneys
    • Take CLE courses relevant to seniors
  • Social activities for seniors

2019-20 Section Officers

Chair: Anthony J. Enea
Treasurer: Charles E. Lapp, III


The Senior Lawyer features substantive articles for lawyers who are age 55 or older and is published to help with career continuity and career changes. Articles that have appeared in past issues include such topics as value of important papers, estate planning, ethical issues, life settlements and retaining and maintaining closed files. Also included are updates on Section news, committee reports, programs and events. The Senior Lawyer is published by the Senior Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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Senior Lawyers SEction Community

We are pleased to announce that the Senior Lawyers Section now offers a a professional online private community—for Senior Lawyers Section members only.

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The new Community offers a wealth of valuable tools:

  • Online discussion forum (also accessible by email)
  • Resource Library (repository of information)
  • searchable directory of all members
  • individual profiles (linkable to LinkedIn)
  • personalized privacy settings
  • customized options for receiving communications (format, frequency)
  • free downloadable mobile app

As with the previous listserve, certain basic rules of (n)etiquette should be observed. For a detailed description of the NYSBA Communities Rules & Etiquette, click here.

If you have questions or need assistance with the Community, please contact NYSBA IT staff Brandon Vogel at [email protected] or 518-487-5644.

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