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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.

January 14: NYS Delinquent Taxpayers: Beware of the Tax Collector
Karen Tenenbaum, Esq., Tenenbaum Law, P.C.

February 11: Student Loan Issues for the Seasoned Practitioner
Leslie H. Tayne, Esq., Tayne Law Group, P.C.

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

TBD: Considering What’s Next: (Re) Defining Retirement 
Rosemary Byrne, Esq., Step by Step Coaching

TBD: Veterans’ Law:  Service Wanted
Benjamin Pomerance, Esq., New York State Division of Veterans Services

TBD: Medicaid Issues 
Sara Meyers, Esq., Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP

Webinar Series Online On Demand Archives 

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

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Senior Lawyers Section presents a series of free Lawyer Well-Being webinars beginning with:


JANUARY 14, 2020
12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Are your clients being contacted by the NYS Tax Department for amounts owed? Hear the latest tax enforcement updates from an experienced tax attorney who handles tax controversies and disputes. Learn about collection tools and tactics used by NYS, as well as collection alternatives and payment options for taxpayers. 

Karen Tenenbaum represents taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance. Karen also speaks on IRS and NYS tax issues for numerous professional groups on topics such as New York State residency matters, NYS collection issues, sales tax and more.

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



Not a member of the Senior Lawyers Section? Dues are only only $20 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)   

Senior Lawyers Section

Pro Bono Awards Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
2020 Winners:
George G. Mackey, Barclay Damon LLP
Jonathan J. Lerner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

LPM Day: 20/20 Vision
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Beekman, 2nd Floor
Lunch will be included.
(Co-sponsored by the Senior Lawyers Section)


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 or 518-487-5644.

Enter the Senior Lawyers Section Community (members only)