Commercial Law League of America

CLLA Eastern Region Conference

November 8-9, 2023

MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE, NEW YORK, NY

ATTEND IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY!

Commercial Law League of America

CLLA Eastern Region Conference

November 8-9, 2023

MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE, NEW YORK, NY

ATTEND IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY!

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Join the Eastern Region in New York!

CLLA Eastern Region Conference

November 8-9, 2023
MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE, NEW YORK, NY

ATTEND IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY!

Registration ends Friday, October 20, 2023.

Join the CLLA in New York City for a conference full of opportunities to enhance the value of Creditors’ Rights Attorneys, Commercial Collection Agencies and Law Lists.

Meet with colleagues for stimulating, in-depth discussions. Attend exclusive education events addressing issues that matter to you and about the current state of our industry. Take advantage of the networking opportunities and learn from others who have knowledge and experience to share. Attend to receive the quality offerings you have come to expect from CLLA.

Join the Eastern Region in New York!

CLLA Eastern Region Conference

November 8-9, 2023
MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE, NEW YORK, NY

ATTEND IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY!

Registration ends Friday, October 20, 2023.

Join the CLLA in New York City for a conference full of opportunities to enhance the value of Creditors’ Rights Attorneys, Commercial Collection Agencies and Law Lists.

Meet with colleagues for stimulating, in-depth discussions. Attend exclusive education events addressing issues that matter to you and about the current state of our industry. Take advantage of the networking opportunities and learn from others who have knowledge and experience to share. Attend to receive the quality offerings you have come to expect from CLLA.

Jonathan Allen, Allen Law, PC
Chair, CLLA Eastern Region

Please join us in New York City for the CLLA Eastern Region Conference. The festivities will begin with a Welcome Party on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

The following day, we will return to the Manhattan Penthouse for a day full of education and networking. We will start with breakfast, enjoy the amazing views, catch up with old friends, and make some new ones. This year we are focusing our education program on cutting-edge technology and how it will change our lives and practices. The program will cover Artificial Intelligence and its impact on society and the practice of law/business in general, as well as cybersecurity. Should we embrace AI and utilize it in our practices or should we avoid it because…. Well, we all saw the Terminator!

Wanda Borges of Borges & Associates, LLC and panel will provide us with some much-needed practical advice on how to minimize cybersecurity threats in our practices. The program is being tailored to allow our New York members to satisfy a new CLE requirement concerning cyber-protection. Lisa Mirabelli of Vertigo Media Group will talk to us about how Artificial Intelligence will impact our lives and practices in profound ways― and much faster than we all think.

During lunch, I have the honor of passing the gavel to Chair Elect Joseph Molinaro, after which he will swear in the new 2023-2024 Eastern Region Executive Council. We will also be honoring this years’ winner of the Warren Pinchuck Award.

Whether you are a bankruptcy practitioner, collections attorney, collection agent, law list, or business owner, we are confident you will find value in this program.

Please say “I’ll be back”* and join me in New York! While we hope you can attend in-person, there will be an option to attend virtually for those that are unable to make
the trip.

*The Terminator, science fiction film, 1984

General Sponsorship is only $125

Get your firm’s logo placed on the conference eblasts and program, CLLA.org event page, NewsWire, AGENCYAction and opening slides at all sessions. Choose to sponsor when registering for the event.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who benefit the most are those who attend structured meetings to maximize contact with colleagues from around the US, Canada and abroad. This conference attracts an audience of professionals from various aspects of commercial law who are interested in forming business connections. The conference site and schedule will allow you to do business and still take advantage of all that New York City has to offer. 

Event Location

Manhattan Penthouse

80 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-627-8838

Accommodations

There is no room block associated with this conference. However, several hotels are located within a reasonable walking distance to the Manhattan Penthouse:

Washington Square Hotel
Greenwich Village
(11 min, 0.5 miles)
103 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011
(212) 777-9515

Springhill Suites by Marriott
(17 min, 0.7 miles)
111 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 529-4240

Hyatt Union Square New York
(7 min, 0.3 miles)
134 Fourth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-1234

Parking for Manhattan Penthouse: Imperial Parking Systems, 7 East 14th Street. $20 per car for the day with ticket validation in the coat check area.
Phone: 212-691-5786.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

MULTIPLE DEVICE CHARGING STATION $250 SOLD

In addition to the sponsorship benefits, this exclusive opportunity will prominently display your company logo at the event charging station.

Registration Fees

Registration Deadline is

Friday, October 20, 2023

*Disclaimer: CLE credit available to attendees in qualifying states who register on or before October 6. We cannot guarantee state accreditation after October 6.

*One registration form per member.

**Please note that business colleagues are not eligible to register under this category.

Conference Experience

Enjoy networking opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, followed by fabulous breakfast and luncheon buffets on Thursday.

Witness the installation of new Officers and Council Members of the Eastern Region, plus the presentation of the Warren Pinchuck Volunteer Service Award.

Member/Non-Member Registration Fee Includes:

  • Educational sessions
  • Continuing legal education (CLE)
  • Continuing education units (CEU)
  • Breakfast
  • AM/PM breaks
  • Luncheon
  • Reception

Spouse/Guest* Registration Fee Includes:

  • Wednesday Welcome Reception
  • Thursday Breakfast, Lunch, and Cocktail Reception
  • AM/PM breaks

Virtual Registration Fee for Friday Includes:

  • Educational sessions
  • CLE/CEU credits

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to dawn.federico@clla.org. Registration fee refunds will be granted on the following schedule: Cancellation notices received by Friday, October 13, 2023, will receive 100% refund less $50 processing fee. Notices received between October 14-October 26 will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be provided for notices received on or after Friday, October 27.

Virtual Information

How do I access sessions virtually?

All sessions will be accessible via Zoom. You will find links for sessions through the 2023 Eastern Region Conference website. You will also receive an email that will include the links to the education sessions. We recommend downloading the Zoom app and setting up an account (it is free) before the first session. You can download it here: https://zoom.us/download.

Will I receive CLE/CEU for participating in the live sessions virtually?

All live sessions will be accredited with the state(s) in which members are registered. Be sure to register on or before Friday, October 6, in order to receive CLE state(s) accreditation.

What happens if I am unable to attend the live sessions virtually?

Don’t worry, all the sessions will be recorded and available up to 30 days following the conference to all registered attendees. Some states are allowing more flexibility with pre-recorded credits due to the pandemic. We will do everything possible to get all pre-recorded sessions accredited with each state. We ask that you know your states requirement(s) to insure acceptance of your session(s) for CLE.

To adhere to most states’ accreditation of CLE’s for recorded sessions, the recorded sessions must be “interactive”. You will be asked to identify a “prop” towards the beginning and towards the end of the presentation which will be required on your CLE Form. The session moderator will tell you what to look for during the opening remarks of the session. Forms are available for download on the conference website.

Important Information

CODE OF CONDUCT
The Commercial Law League of America has zero-tolerance for discrimination and all forms of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. Our zero-tolerance policy means that no form of discriminatory or harassing conduct by or towards any CLLA member, exhibitor, presenter, attendee, vendor or staff member will be tolerated. The CLLA is committed to assuring compliance with its policy at all levels within the association. By registering for this event, you agree to accept the Code of Conduct Policy.

CLE CREDIT
The CLLA is applying for CLE with those states that require CLE credits for their licensed attorneys. All attorneys will receive a CLE Attendance Record form in their registration packet. At the conclusion of the Conference, please submit your form via email to mary.mccann@clla.org by Friday, December 1, 2023, or drop off your form at the Registration Desk.

CEU CREDIT
All CLLA Certified Agencies will receive a CEU Attendance Record form in their registration packet if recertification credits for the next fiscal year are needed. At the conclusion of the Conference, please submit your form via email to mary.mccann@clla.org by Friday, December 1, 2023, or drop off your form at the Registration Desk.

DRESS CODE
All CLLA Conference events are business casual.

PRESENTATION INFORMATION
CLLA’s 2023 Eastern Region Conference presentation materials will be available to view and download through a link provided via email one week before the meeting.

NAME BADGES
The CLLA requires all attendees to properly display their name badge at all Conference sessions and events.

CELL PHONES
Please be considerate in your cell phone use. CLLA requests that electronic devices be silenced in all sessions as a courtesy to the presenters and attendees.

SPECIAL NEEDS
The CLLA is happy to assist you with any special needs or requirements you may have. Please visit the Registration Desk or contact any staff member.

Exclusive Sponsor

MULTIPLE DEVICE CHARGING STATION

General Sponsors

Jonathan Allen, Allen Law, PC
Chair, CLLA Eastern Region

Please join us in New York City for the CLLA Eastern Region Conference. The festivities will begin with a Welcome Party on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

The following day, we will return to the Manhattan Penthouse for a day full of education and networking. We will start with breakfast, enjoy the amazing views, catch up with old friends, and make some new ones. This year we are focusing our education program on cutting-edge technology and how it will change our lives and practices. The program will cover Artificial Intelligence and its impact on society and the practice of law/business in general, as well as cybersecurity. Should we embrace AI and utilize it in our practices or should we avoid it because…. Well, we all saw the Terminator!

Wanda Borges of Borges & Associates, LLC and panel will provide us with some much-needed practical advice on how to minimize cybersecurity threats in our practices. The program is being tailored to allow our New York members to satisfy a new CLE requirement concerning cyber-protection. Lisa Mirabelli of Vertigo Media Group will talk to us about how Artificial Intelligence will impact our lives and practices in profound ways― and much faster than we all think.

During lunch, I have the honor of passing the gavel to Chair Elect Joseph Molinaro, after which he will swear in the new 2023-2024 Eastern Region Executive Council. We will also be honoring this years’ winner of the Warren Pinchuck Award.

Whether you are a bankruptcy practitioner, collections attorney, collection agent, law list, or business owner, we are confident you will find value in this program.

Please say “I’ll be back”* and join me in New York! While we hope you can attend in-person, there will be an option to attend virtually for those that are unable to make
the trip.

*The Terminator, science fiction film, 1984

General Sponsorship is only $125

Get your firm’s logo placed on the conference eblasts and program, CLLA.org event page, NewsWire, AGENCYAction and opening slides at all sessions. Choose to sponsor when registering for the event.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who benefit the most are those who attend structured meetings to maximize contact with colleagues from around the US, Canada and abroad. This conference attracts an audience of professionals from various aspects of commercial law who are interested in forming business connections. The conference site and schedule will allow you to do business and still take advantage of all that New York City has to offer. 

Event Location

Manhattan Penthouse

80 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-627-8838

Accommodations

There is no room block associated with this conference. However, several hotels are located within a reasonable walking distance to the Manhattan Penthouse:

Washington Square Hotel
Greenwich Village
(11 min, 0.5 miles)
103 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011
(212) 777-9515

Springhill Suites by Marriott
(17 min, 0.7 miles)
111 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 529-4240

Hyatt Union Square New York
(7 min, 0.3 miles)
134 Fourth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-1234

Parking for Manhattan Penthouse: Imperial Parking Systems, 7 East 14th Street. $20 per car for the day with ticket validation in the coat check area.
Phone: 212-691-5786.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

MULTIPLE DEVICE CHARGING STATION $250 SOLD

In addition to the sponsorship benefits, this exclusive opportunity will prominently display your company logo at the event charging station.

Registration Fees

Registration Deadline is

Friday, October 20, 2023

*Disclaimer: CLE credit available to attendees in qualifying states who register on or before October 6. We cannot guarantee state accreditation after October 6.

*One registration form per member.

**Please note that business colleagues are not eligible to register under this category.

Conference Experience

Enjoy networking opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, followed by fabulous breakfast and luncheon buffets on Thursday.

Witness the installation of new Officers and Council Members of the Eastern Region, plus the presentation of the Warren Pinchuck Volunteer Service Award.

Member/Non-Member Registration Fee Includes:

  • Educational sessions
  • Continuing legal education (CLE)
  • Continuing education units (CEU)
  • Breakfast
  • AM/PM breaks
  • Luncheon
  • Reception

Spouse/Guest* Registration Fee Includes:

  • Wednesday Welcome Reception
  • Thursday Breakfast, Lunch, and Cocktail Reception
  • AM/PM breaks

Virtual Registration Fee for Friday Includes:

  • Educational sessions
  • CLE/CEU credits

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to dawn.federico@clla.org. Registration fee refunds will be granted on the following schedule: Cancellation notices received by Friday, October 13, 2023, will receive 100% refund less $50 processing fee. Notices received between October 14-October 26 will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be provided for notices received on or after Friday, October 27.

Virtual Information

How do I access sessions virtually?

All sessions will be accessible via Zoom. You will find links for sessions through the 2023 Eastern Region Conference website. You will also receive an email that will include the links to the education sessions. We recommend downloading the Zoom app and setting up an account (it is free) before the first session. You can download it here: https://zoom.us/download.

Will I receive CLE/CEU for participating in the live sessions virtually?

All live sessions will be accredited with the state(s) in which members are registered. Be sure to register on or before Friday, October 6, in order to receive CLE state(s) accreditation.

What happens if I am unable to attend the live sessions virtually?

Don’t worry, all the sessions will be recorded and available up to 30 days following the conference to all registered attendees. Some states are allowing more flexibility with pre-recorded credits due to the pandemic. We will do everything possible to get all pre-recorded sessions accredited with each state. We ask that you know your states requirement(s) to insure acceptance of your session(s) for CLE.

To adhere to most states’ accreditation of CLE’s for recorded sessions, the recorded sessions must be “interactive”. You will be asked to identify a “prop” towards the beginning and towards the end of the presentation which will be required on your CLE Form. The session moderator will tell you what to look for during the opening remarks of the session. Forms are available for download on the conference website.

Important Information

CODE OF CONDUCT
The Commercial Law League of America has zero-tolerance for discrimination and all forms of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment. Our zero-tolerance policy means that no form of discriminatory or harassing conduct by or towards any CLLA member, exhibitor, presenter, attendee, vendor or staff member will be tolerated. The CLLA is committed to assuring compliance with its policy at all levels within the association. By registering for this event, you agree to accept the Code of Conduct Policy.

CLE CREDIT
The CLLA is applying for CLE with those states that require CLE credits for their licensed attorneys. All attorneys will receive a CLE Attendance Record form in their registration packet. At the conclusion of the Conference, please submit your form via email to mary.mccann@clla.org by Friday, December 1, 2023, or drop off your form at the Registration Desk.

CEU CREDIT
All CLLA Certified Agencies will receive a CEU Attendance Record form in their registration packet if recertification credits for the next fiscal year are needed. At the conclusion of the Conference, please submit your form via email to mary.mccann@clla.org by Friday, December 1, 2023, or drop off your form at the Registration Desk.

DRESS CODE
All CLLA Conference events are business casual.

PRESENTATION INFORMATION
CLLA’s 2023 Eastern Region Conference presentation materials will be available to view and download through a link provided via email one week before the meeting.

NAME BADGES
The CLLA requires all attendees to properly display their name badge at all Conference sessions and events.

CELL PHONES
Please be considerate in your cell phone use. CLLA requests that electronic devices be silenced in all sessions as a courtesy to the presenters and attendees.

SPECIAL NEEDS
The CLLA is happy to assist you with any special needs or requirements you may have. Please visit the Registration Desk or contact any staff member.

2023 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WELCOMING PARTY
Chandelier Room, Hyatt Union Square New York
134 Fourth Avenue  •  New York, NY 10003

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Manhattan Penthouse  •  80 5th Avenue, 17th Floor  •  New York, NY 10011

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Wanda Borges, Esq.
Borges & Associates, LLC

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection (1.25 HRS)

In a world where the hybrid of in-office work and remote work from home is the “new” normal, law firms need to build people-centric cybersecurity strategies to protect client and law office electronic data and communication. At least 40 states have adopted a Duty of Technology Competence requirement for lawyers. Florida and North Carolina require some technology training. New York is the first state to mandate Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection education. This program has been designed to enable lawyers to attain an understanding of:

  • fundamental issues of securely sending, receiving, and storing client and law office electronic data and communication
  • cybersecurity features of various technologies to protect client and law office electronic data and communication
  • the threats of cyberattacks and steps to take to prevent those attacks and inadvertent disclosure of confidential client and law office information
  • security measures to protect client and law office electronic data and communication when working remotely or when using personal or business mobile devices

The program will include a discussion of Cyber Incident Response Planning, Law Office Policies and Protocols and related laws and will offer real-life examples and practical steps which may be taken to protect electronic data and thwart cyber-crime.

Speaker:
Wanda Borges, Esq., Borges & Associates, LLC, Syosset, NY

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – Noon

Sue Chin, Esq.
Borges & Associates, LLC

Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong
US Bankruptcy Judge
Eastern District of New York

Conor A. Carman
Law Student/Intern
St. John’s University School of Law

Artificial Intelligence Usage and Ethics
[Beware the Dangers that Lurk and Be Mindful of Responsibilities] (1.25 HRS)

Artificial Intelligence is here to stay and can be a valuable tool in your law firm practice. AI can assist in the creation of legal documents from contracts through memoranda of law, which may provide attorneys with a false sense of ease having a virtual assistant. Dangers abound; however, and attorneys must be warned of the dangers that lurk therein. The U.S. District Court decision in Mata v. Avianca decision sanctioning individual lawyers and their law firm for abandoning their “gatekeeping role on attorneys to ensure the accuracy of their filings” has caused counsel and courts alike to sit up and take notice of the risks inherent with the use of Artificial Intelligence to create legal documents. As of September, 2023, three U.S. District Court Judges, one Bankruptcy Court Judge and one Judge from the Court of International Trade have adopted rules mandating certifications from attorneys stating whether or not artificial intelligence has been used in any paper, brief, memorandum, etc. and, if so, that the AI has been fact checked and verified as to accuracy. Comment 8 to ABA Model Rule 1.1 requires lawyers to “…keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology…”

Judge Stong and Ms. Chin will discuss the Mata v. Avianca decision, the benefits of using Artificial Intelligence and the Ethics involved in such use. In addition, they will discuss the possibility or likelihood that more Bankruptcy Courts and state courts will be adopting AI mandates.

Speakers:
Sue Chin, Esq., Borges & Associates, LLC, Syosset, NY
Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, US Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of New York
Conor A. Carman, Law Student/Intern, St. John’s University School of Law

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch, Warren Pinchuck and Eastern Region Business Meeting

1:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lisa Mirabile
Vertigo Media Group

The Role of AI in a Law Firm – The Do’s and Don’ts of ChatGBT (1.25 HRS)

In today’s world, data is growing explosively. While there are massive amounts of data at your fingertips it takes time to analyze it. Learn how to leverage AI technology for your law firm and how to avoid making costly mistakes. You will receive tips on how to best use ChatGBT IT including research, client intake, contract, and legal document analysis but you will also learn how to avoid making serious mistakes.

Speaker:
Lisa Mirabile, Vertigo Media Group, Bohemia, NY

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chris Nall
Case Master Pro

Timothy Wan
Smith Carroad Wan & Parikh, PC

Streamlining Workflow, Improving Efficiency and Staying in Compliance in your Law Firm through Modern Technology (1.25 HRS)

Our speakers will discuss how modern technology can be used to help maintain compliance with applicable rules concerning privacy and security, streamline our practices, and make us more efficient. We will talk about the integral features in today’s collections software, such as workflow automation, document generation, paperless office options, trust account reconciliation, payment processing, cloud-based accessibility, and more. We will also discuss how free, subscription-based, or purchased software and other technology can help ensure that law firms and collection agencies of all sizes can be as efficient as possible. We will examine various means of accepting payment from debtors and clients (credit card, payment portal, and other electronic options).

Speakers:
Chris Nall, Case Master Pro, Gainesville, FL
Timothy Wan, Smith Carroad Wan & Parikh, PC, Smithtown, NY

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reception

5:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

8:00 p.m.

NIGHT CAP (CASH BAR)      Gotham  •  12 E. 12th Street   •  New York, New York 10003

Exclusive Sponsor

MULTIPLE DEVICE CHARGING STATION

General Sponsors

2023 Schedule of Events

Wednesday,
November 8, 2023

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WELCOMING PARTY
Chandelier Room,
Hyatt Union Square New York
134 Fourth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Thursday,
November 9, 2023

Manhattan Penthouse
80 5th Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10011

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Wanda Borges, Esq.
Borges & Associates, LLC

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection (1.25 HRS)

In a world where the hybrid of in-office work and remote work from home is the “new” normal, law firms need to build people-centric cybersecurity strategies to protect client and law office electronic data and communication. At least 40 states have adopted a Duty of Technology Competence requirement for lawyers. Florida and North Carolina require some technology training. New York is the first state to mandate Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection education. This program has been designed to enable lawyers to attain an understanding of:

  • fundamental issues of securely sending, receiving, and storing client and law office electronic data and communication
  • cybersecurity features of various technologies to protect client and law office electronic data and communication
  • the threats of cyberattacks and steps to take to prevent those attacks and inadvertent disclosure of confidential client and law office information
  • security measures to protect client and law office electronic data and communication when working remotely or when using personal or business mobile devices

The program will include a discussion of Cyber Incident Response Planning, Law Office Policies and Protocols and related laws and will offer real-life examples and practical steps which may be taken to protect electronic data and thwart cyber-crime.

Speaker:
Wanda Borges, Esq.,
Borges & Associates, LLC,
Syosset, NY

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – Noon

Sue Chin, Esq.
Borges & Associates, LLC

Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong
US Bankruptcy Judge
Eastern District of New York

Conor A. Carman
Law Student/Intern
St. John’s University School of Law

Artificial Intelligence Usage and Ethics
[Beware the Dangers that Lurk and Be Mindful of Responsibilities] (1.25 HRS)

Artificial Intelligence is here to stay and can be a valuable tool in your law firm practice. AI can assist in the creation of legal documents from contracts through memoranda of law, which may provide attorneys with a false sense of ease having a virtual assistant. Dangers abound; however, and attorneys must be warned of the dangers that lurk therein. The U.S. District Court decision in Mata v. Avianca decision sanctioning individual lawyers and their law firm for abandoning their “gatekeeping role on attorneys to ensure the accuracy of their filings” has caused counsel and courts alike to sit up and take notice of the risks inherent with the use of Artificial Intelligence to create legal documents. As of September, 2023, three U.S. District Court Judges, one Bankruptcy Court Judge and one Judge from the Court of International Trade have adopted rules mandating certifications from attorneys stating whether or not artificial intelligence has been used in any paper, brief, memorandum, etc. and, if so, that the AI has been fact checked and verified as to accuracy. Comment 8 to ABA Model Rule 1.1 requires lawyers to “…keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology…”

Judge Stong and Ms. Chin will discuss the Mata v. Avianca decision, the benefits of using Artificial Intelligence and the Ethics involved in such use. In addition, they will discuss the possibility or likelihood that more Bankruptcy Courts and state courts will be adopting AI mandates.

Speakers:
Sue Chin, Esq.,
Borges & Associates, LLC,
Syosset, NY

Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong,
US Bankruptcy Judge,
Eastern District of New York

Conor A. Carman,
Law Student/Intern,
St. John’s University School of Law

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch, Warren Pinchuck and Eastern Region Business Meeting

1:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lisa Mirabile
Vertigo Media Group

The Role of AI in a Law Firm – The Do’s and Don’ts of ChatGBT (1.25 HRS)

In today’s world, data is growing explosively. While there are massive amounts of data at your fingertips it takes time to analyze it. Learn how to leverage AI technology for your law firm and how to avoid making costly mistakes. You will receive tips on how to best use ChatGBT IT including research, client intake, contract, and legal document analysis but you will also learn how to avoid making serious mistakes.

Speaker:
Lisa Mirabile,
Vertigo Media Group,
Bohemia, NY

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chris Nall
Case Master Pro

Timothy Wan
Smith Carroad Wan & Parikh, PC

Streamlining Workflow, Improving Efficiency and Staying in Compliance in your Law Firm through Modern Technology (1.25 HRS)

Our speakers will discuss how modern technology can be used to help maintain compliance with applicable rules concerning privacy and security, streamline our practices, and make us more efficient. We will talk about the integral features in today’s collections software, such as workflow automation, document generation, paperless office options, trust account reconciliation, payment processing, cloud-based accessibility, and more. We will also discuss how free, subscription-based, or purchased software and other technology can help ensure that law firms and collection agencies of all sizes can be as efficient as possible. We will examine various means of accepting payment from debtors and clients (credit card, payment portal, and other electronic options).

Speakers:
Chris Nall,
Case Master Pro,
Gainesville, FL

Timothy Wan,
Smith Carroad Wan & Parikh, PC,
Smithtown, NY

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reception

5:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

8:00 p.m.

NIGHT CAP (CASH BAR)
Gotham
12 E. 12th Street
New York, New York 10003

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