New York Practice Law 101

New York Practice 101 | New York Civil Practice Law and Rules

Attend this meeting in person and receive the 2020 New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (Redbook), a $155 value!


Co-Sponsored by the Trial Lawyers Section, the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law (TICL) Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association 

Friday, February 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC & Webcast

Friday, February 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Live Video Conference | Albany 

8.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Skills; 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member: $450 | Non-Member: $ 550
Co-Sponsoring Section Member and Newly Admitted: $350
NYSBA Member Webcast Only (no book): $250
NYSBA Non-Member Webcast Only (no book): $350

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9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Introduction to Court System, Jurisdictional Basis, Venue
Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman | Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, Brooklyn, New York
1.0 MCLE Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

10:00 a.m. – 10:10: Break

10:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.: Statutes of Limitation, Notice of Claim
David L. Ferstendig, Esq. | Law Offices of David L. Ferstendig, LLC1.5 MCLE Credits in Skills

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Pleadings, Service, Commencement
Paul H. Aloe, Esq. | Kudman Trachten Aloe LLP
1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills

12:15 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.: Lunch

1:05 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.: Discovery and Pretrial Devices
Burton N. Lipshie, Esq. | Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills

1:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.: Motion Practice and Dispositive Motions
Brian J. Shoot, Esq. | Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.
1.5 MCLE Credits in Skills

3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.: Break

3:20 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.: Third Party Practice
Sharon Stern Gerstman, Esq. | Magavern Grimm LLP

  • Procedural rules for cross claims and third party complaints
  • Law and Procedure of Contribution and Indemnification
  • Law and Procedure of Comparative Liability
  • Law and Procedure of Joint and Several Liability and Limited Liability
  • Law and Procedure for Partial Settlement of Claims

1.0 MCLE in Areas of Professional Practice

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Special Proceedings, Arbitration, Provisional Remedies
Thomas F. Gleason, Esq. | Gleason Dunn Walsh & O'Shea
1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills

5:00 p.m.: Adjournment

About New York CPLR (Redbook): It contains the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules with amendment notes and selected provisions of related statutes. Inside you'll find:
•  Table of Amendments with explanatory notes
•  NY CPLR Timetable sets out statutes of limitations and important deadlines in chronological order
•  Updated New York Court Directory

Selected practice provisions, including:
•  Constitution of the State of New York
•  Business Corporation law (BCL)
•  Court of Claims Act (CCA)
•  Criminal Procedure Law (CPL)
•  Debtor and Creditor Law (DCL)
•  Domestic Relations Law (DRL)
•  Education law
•  Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL)
•  General Associations Law
•  General Construction Law
•  General Municipal Law
•  General Obligations Law
•  Insurance Law
•  Judiciary Law
•  Lien Law
•  New York City Civil Court Act
•  Professional Disciplinary Rules
•  Public Health Law
•  Public Officers Law
•  Real Property Law
•  Surrogate's Court Procedure Act (SCPA)
•  Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
•  and Traffic Law
•  Topical Index

The Redbook is part of the LexisNexis New York Colorbooks series.

Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at
Newly Admitted Attorneys: This program is transitional. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to
Out-of-State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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