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Understand Your Role in a Divorce Case
Register for IPA's VIRTUAL Fall Education Conference, offering two days of quality education from esteemed speakers, plus two virtual networking opportunities.
Paralegals are often involved in various aspects of commercial real estate transactions. This topic helps those professionals to identify different stages of the transaction and how to better manage multi-assignments on any given day.
1) You will be able to define different stages of a commercial real estate transaction
2) You will be able to identify tasks that paralegals can perform
3) You will be able to recognize various ways paralegals can assist attorneys when working on a commercial real estate transaction
Cost is $25.00 for Members | $50.00 for non-members
This webinar is worth 1.0 CLE Credit
About the Presenter
Mariana Fradman is a Senior Specialist with the Real Estate and Investments Group in the Office of the General Counsel at New York Life Insurance Company (“NYLIC”) and has over 20 years of paralegal experience in real estate practice, concentrating in the areas of transactional real estate law, representing institutional, commercial, and developer clientele in connection with financing, acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of various property types, including office, retail, industrial, and multi-family residential as well as condo, co-ops, and single-family properties. Additionally, she specializes in corporate law, distressed debt and bankruptcy proceedings.
In addition to her full-time job at NYLIC, Ms. Fradman is an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, teaching ethics, contracts, business and real estate law courses at the Paralegal Certificate Program.
Ms. Fradman is Vice President, CLE Chairperson and Mentor Program Chairperson at New York City Paralegal Association, Inc. (“NYCPA”). Mariana was re-appointed as an Ethics and Professional Responsibility Coordinator for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) in January 2020
and is a member of NFPA's Ad Hoc Committee on Rogue Paralegals. As a seasoned professional, Ms. Fradman has presented at various continuing legal education seminars in person and on-line, including, but not limited to Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, New York Career Institute, Lorman Educational Services, Paralegal Knowledge Institute, Clear Law Institute and at numerous CLE seminars presented by NYCPA. She was awarded the " Distinguished Faculty " Badge by Lorman Educational Services in February 2014. Mariana’s articles were published on The Paralegal Society Blog , The Paralegal Resource and the National Paralegal Reporter.
Ms. Fradman received her B.S. in Legal Studies from NYC Technical College (CUNY) and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She received B.S. and M.S. in Engineering and Technology from the National Polytechnic University, Odesa, Ukraine. Ms. Fradman is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Tau Phi Sigma National Honors Societies and was listed on the Dean's List of Scholars (1994-1998). While studying toward her degree in Legal Studies, Mariana volunteered both as a counselor at NYPIRG’s Small Claims Court Group and as a legal assistant in the Brooklyn Bar Association’s divorce and elder law clinics. She received The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Certificate of Appreciation , Alumni Achievement Award and West Legal Studies Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement (1996-1998).
Ms. Fradman and her family immigrated to the United States in January 1992. Currently, Mariana lives in Brooklyn with her husband. She has three children and five grandchildren.
Help Navigate Estates With Essential Accounting Practices
Grab your favorite cocktail and join us for a virtual tour.
Uncover Hacks That Will Make Your Job a Lot Easier
Join the MSBA Estates and Trusts Section for the newest presentation of Advanced Estate Planning Institute on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 9 am!
This year's program will feature expert analysis of new rules, regulations, and practice trends to help you plan for and protect your clients’ assets. Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the issues your clients care about at the Institute.
- Hot Topics will include:
- Elective Share Planning Strategies
- Secure Act
- Advantages of Delaware Trusts
- Maryland Legislative Update
Join the Real Property Section for the newest presentation of Advanced Real Property Institute on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9 a.m.!
Join the Consumer Bankruptcy Section for the all new Business Bankruptcy Institute: Force Majeure and Business Interruption Claims as Assets in Bankruptcy Cases, from 9 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.!
Contract Knowledge to Enhance Your Skillset
Join the MSBA Business Law Section for the newest presentation of Advanced Business Law Institute on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12pm!
Hear from experienced practitioners on topics of Securities Law, Evaluating Franchise Agreements, Drafting and Reviewing Business Contracts, Letters of Intent and more!
Denise Elliott, Esquire will provide an overview of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act and provisions relating to the limitations on use in the workplace and the protections for employees. Ms. Elliott will discuss the interplay between the Medical Marijuana Act and the ADA AND PHRA. She will also review court cases, from courts within and outside of Pennsylvania, which discuss the impact of medical marijuana legalization on zero tolerance drug testing policies.
Obtain, Prepare and Organize Critical Documents for the Case
Topic: Overview of Fiduciary Income Taxes for Paralegals
This session will cover a high-level overview of fiduciary income taxes and what information is needed to successfully prepare fiduciary income tax returns.
Speaker: Erin Donovan, CPA, MBT, Tax Partner with Ernst & Young LLP
Learn how to transfer assets to a client's loved one after death through a will or nonprobate transfer while addressing tax concerns.
The MSBA is offering the newest presentation of the 2020 Criminal Law Update, as part of Legal Excellence Week on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.!
Topic: In the Beginning: Identification and Preservation Fundamentals
The duty of (identification and) preservation is a foundational concept in our legal system that grows out of the common law concept of "spoliation," which is more than 200 years old. As we have seen in numerous contexts, however, ESI spoliation remains a frequent issue– particularly in the gray area where new devices, applications, or services are transitioning from niche adoption to mainstream use. Hence the importance of these phases in an eDiscovery effort: almost every other type of failure can be fixed with adequate time and money, but once unique, relevant ESI is gone, it's gone.
XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, will review the fundamentals practitioners need to know about identification and preservation to fulfill their duties of technology competence and preservation, including: the legal and technological scope of the duty, the imaginative and investigative steps required, the role of legal holds, and common pitfalls to avoid.
A Paralegal's Guide to Finding the Information You Need
Help Your Clients to Have a Successful Probate Experience
This course examines many critical aspects of family law practice for paralegals, including family law case intake, preparing pleadings and assisting with motion practice, obtaining and evaluating financial information, assisting with court DSS cases, enforcing and modifying family law orders and decrees, and ethical issues.
Topic: What Paralegals Need to Know about Social Media
Social media evidence is playing an increasing role in the outcomes of family law cases. Do you know what information can be gathered and how it can be used? This continuing education class will explore the different forms of social media that paralegals should know about. We will teach you the best methods for obtaining relevant social media evidence and then discuss how the information can be shared with the court.
Overview of the Pennsylvania Lien Law and practical use of the Statute in order to obtain payment.
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Topic: Serving Those Who Served – Providing Effective Legal Services to Veterans
This training will provide an overview for MPA members interested in serving our nation’s veterans. The session will include some basic information on Minnesota’s veteran population, common legal issues, a cultural competence overview, and some of the community and legal resources that are available to serve veterans. The presenter will also provide an overview of the services and resources available through the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, a statewide nonprofit working to end veteran homelessness.
Improve Productivity and Efficiency With Proven Case Management Techniques
Topic: At the Crossroads: Human Trafficking, the Transportation Industry, and COVID-19
Angela Forsyth, Associate Legal Counsel in the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Office of Chief Counsel, will be speaking about human trafficking, the transportation industry and COVID-19.
Speaker: Angela B. Forsythe, J.D.
Find Ways to Steer Clear of Preventable Headaches
Learn the fundamentals of labor and employment law, as well as how to perform legal duties related to this area of law.
Topic: Data Privacy
Andy Taylor will be speaking on the topic of data privacy. His talk will include a series of high-profile federal enforcement actions against companies for data privacy and security incidents, new state laws governing consumer data privacy, and a major European court case limiting the transfer of personal information between the U.S. and the EU are just a few recent examples of events shaping the quickly evolving field of privacy law. Join Andy Taylor, Compeer Financials’ privacy officer and digital legal operations team leader, for a discussion about the shifting privacy landscape in the U.S. and how privacy is emerging as a major topic of focus for companies and law firms seeking to comply with the law, meet consumer expectations, and transform digitally.