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Upcoming Programs

Topic:

How Practicing Mindfulness Can Help Judges be Present, Curious and Thoughtful

Date:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Program Description:

A judge’s ability to engage fully with a case depends on a multitude of factors, including the nature of the dispute, the way the parties and their counsel present themselves, and the judge’s own physical and mental state at the time. A wealth of recent scientific research shows that practicing mindfulness—essentially building one’s capacity to think about rather than react to a situation—enables people to be more intentional in their behavior. This session will explore in specific, practical ways how such enhanced capacity can be of significant professional benefit to judges.

Instructors:

The Honorable Jeremy Fogel (Ret.)

Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute

Honorable-Jeremy-Fogel On September 17, 2018, Judge Jeremy Fogel became the first Executive Director of the Berkeley Judicial Institute, a center at Berkeley Law School whose mission is to build bridges between judges and academics and to promote an ethical, resilient and independent judiciary. Prior to his appointment at Berkeley, he served as Director of the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC (2011-2018), as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of California (1998-2011), and as a judge of the Santa Clara County Superior (1986-1998) and Municipal (1981-1986) Courts. He was the founding Directing Attorney of the Mental Health Advocacy Project from 1978 to 1981.

 

Judge Fogel has served as a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Center since 2002 and was a lecturer at Stanford Law School from 2003 until his relocation to Washington. He taught for the California Continuing Judicial Studies Program and California Judicial College from 1987 to 2010 and has served as a faculty member for legal exchanges in more than a dozen foreign countries. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1971 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974.

Judge Fogel has received numerous accolades, including the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the California Judiciary from the California Judges Association and the Vanguard Award for notable contributions to intellectual property law from the State Bar of California. In 2002, he received special recognition from the Santa Clara County Bar Association for exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism in the judiciary.

CLE Credits:

2.0 Skills (non-transitional)



Topic:

The Procedural Rules of the OATH Hearings Division

Date:

Friday, April 9, 2021, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Program Description:

The Class will review the Rules of Practice at the Hearings Division and Best Practice for Remote Hearings.

Instructors:

Hon. Joni Kletter is Commissioner and Chief Administrative Law Judge at the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. Judge Kletter previously served as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Appointments, where she oversaw and coordinated candidate recruitment, sourcing, vetting and interviewing for the Mayor’s agency commissioners and senior-level staff, as well as the Mayor’s appointees to over 200 Boards and Commissions. Before serving as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Appointments, she served as First Deputy Director and Counsel in the Mayor’s Office for City Legislative Affairs. In that role, she played a central role in shaping the Administration’s public policy; advancing the Administration’s local legislative agenda; negotiating City Council legislation; and preparing agencies and Commissioners for City Council hearings. Kletter previously served as a labor and employment attorney at Meyer Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. Prior to that, she was a Federal Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York. Kletter received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D., cum laude, from Cardozo School of Law.

Maria L. Marchiano, Esq. is a Deputy Commissioner and the first Chief Clerk at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. She has held many positions at OATH including, Assistant Commissioner in the General Counsel’s office and Assistant Director of Adjudications and Hearing Officer for the Environmental Control Board. Before joining OATH, Ms. Marchiano was the Managing Attorney at the law firm of Hall & Hall in Staten Island. She is an Adjunct Professor at Wagner College, where she teaches Business Law. She has previously taught as an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies and as an Adjunct Professor at Wagner College’s Graduate School of Business. She holds a J.D. from New York Law School and she has a B.A. and postgraduate business certificate from New York University.

Amy Slifka, Esq. currently serves as a Deputy Commissioner of the OATH Hearings Division. Her responsibilities include implementing the best practices for the Hearings Division, developing long and short– term strategies to enhance the operational and adjudicatory efficiency of the Hearings Division, acting as liaison with various City agencies and working with General Counsel to develop training for the legal staff. Amy obtained her J.D. Degree from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Skills (non-transitional)

.5 Ethics (non-transitional)