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Program Spotlight

Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2021: The 2021 Estate Planning & Probate Forum features the insight you need to stay on top of key developments in the practice area. This event provides six hours of CLE, including an hour of dual credit, and will be focused on timely, relevant topics such as:

  • Legislative Updates
  • Ethics
  • A Clerk and Masters’ Panel
  • Planning and tax changes under the Biden administration
  • Trust modifications and decanting
Do not miss this opportunity to learn from seasoned practitioners and top players in the field while fulfilling your necessary CLE requirements for the year. Section members receive a discounted rate for the program.

A 2021 Guide to Persuasive Legal Writing: An update to our most popular legal writing course, Become a Persuasive Legal Writer by Mastering this Secret Lawyer Skill, join the "CLE Performer" Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he teaches us how to make our legal writings clear, concise and direct.

Get down and dirty with some technicalities of sentence structure, get the lowdown on Stuart's "Shortwriting" method for reducing long sentences, and get the skinny on "the only punctuation you'll ever need to know." Unable to attend the Live course? No problem! We will be live streaming in the link here.

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If you are interest in speaking at a CLE program, writing an online program or just have a program idea you would like to share, email CLE Director Jennifer Vossler.

Tuition Assistance

Request a tuition assistance grant application from the TBA Tuition Assistance Program (available to TBA Members with a self-declared law-related income level of $50,000 or less).

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Log in to your account to donate unused Prepaid Credits to the TBA Tuition Assistance Program.

Faculty Spotlight: Kristine Hamann

Join Kristine for the upcoming Law Tech '21 Webcast Series, this February! 

Kristine Hamann is the Executive Director and founder of Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence (PCE). PCE provides consulting and research services for prosecutors to promote best practices, spur innovations and implement solutions. PCE conducts full-office assessments, consults on specific topics and supports statewide prosecutor-led Best Practices Committees that have formed in 20 states. PCE publishes articles on a wide variety of criminal justice issues. PCE hosts regular national meetings for prosecutors. For more information about PCE see
From 2013 to 2016, Kristine Hamann was a Visiting Fellow at DOJ/Bureau of Justice Assistance. She chairs the NY State Best Practices Committee for prosecutors, and teaches at Georgetown Law School. She is a member of the ABA Criminal Justice Council and is on the ABA Criminal Justice Journal Editorial Board. She does assessments of prosecutor offices and presents on various prosecutor-related topics including body worn cameras, ethics, eye-witness identification, community outreach and witness intimidation.
From 2008 to 2013, Ms. Hamann was the Executive Assistant District Attorney for the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York. From 2007 to 2008, Ms. Hamann was the New York State Inspector General. From 1998 to 2007, Ms. Hamann served as the Executive Assistant DA to DA Robert Morgenthau in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in NYC. Prior to 1998, Ms. Hamann held a number of other positions in that office including Deputy Chief of the Trial Division and Director of Training. She started her career as a violent crime prosecutor.
Ms. Hamann has received several awards for her public service.