Program

Thursday, January 28, 2021 – Part I

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday, January 29, 2021 – Part II

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Litigating Through the Pandemic: The New Normal

Embrace technology and learn how to keep your cases moving while the world battles a pandemic.

Note: The Trial Lawyers Section and Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section will be offering a joint program
 

Reception: Virtual Finger Lakes Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience

Friday, January 29, 2021

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

To ensure timely delivery orders must be placed by Friday, January 15th

 

Section Officers

Section Chair

Betty Lugo, Esq.
Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC.

Vice Chair

William S. Friedlander, Esq.
Friedlander & Mosher, P.C.

Treasurer

Christian J. Soller, Esq.
Hodgson Russ, LLP.

Secretary

Daniel G. Ecker, Esq.
Lever & Ecker, PLLC.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

3.5 MCLE Credits- 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice; 1.5 Skills

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted

 

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Welcome & Introductions

Speakers

Lori E. Petrone, Esq., | Chair, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section; Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP., Buffalo, NY
Betty Lugo, Esq., | Chair, Trial Lawyers Section; Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC., Brooklyn, NY

 

8:40 AM – 9:55 AM

In Person Trials and ADR in the Time of COVID-19

The Changes and Challenges of in person trials and in the practice and tactics of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the COVID-19 environment, and the ways COVID-19 has caused strain on both the legal system and issues that affect your clients. Discover skills and tricks to make your practice more adaptable to the pandemic.

Speakers

Hon. Mae A. D’Agostino | US District Court Northern District, Albany, NY
Kenneth A. Krajewski, Esq. | Pillinger Miller Trallo, LLP., Buffalo, NY
Hon. Mary Ann Brigantti | Bronx Supreme Court, Bronx, NY

Moderator

Lori E. Petrone, Esq. | Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP., Buffalo, NY

1.5 Credit in Skills

 

9:30 AM – 10:05 AM

Break

 

10:05 AM – 10:55 AM

Evidence and Practice at Virtual Trials

A focus on how the pandemic has affected trial lawyers, which developments may or should be here to stay, and some best practices for navigating the new normal of virtual advocacy, admissibility of trial evidence and conducting virtual trials.

Speaker

Hon. Christopher P. Baker | Supreme Court of the State of New York, 6th Judicial District, Elmira, NY
Hon. James D’Auguste | Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1st Judicial District, New York, NY
William Pagan, Esq. | The Pagan Law Firm, PC, New York, NY
Hon. Enedina Pilar Sanchez | New York City Civil Housing Court, Bronx, NY

Moderator

Betty Lugo, Esq. | Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC., Brooklyn, NY

1.0 Credit Areas of Professional Practice

 

10:55 AM – 11:00 AM

Break

 

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

CPLR Update in the Time of COVID-19

Professor Patrick M. Connors, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School, will provide a 2020 CPLR Update, focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 “Toll” and other aspects of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders on New York practice during the pandemic. The program will also address relevant Administrative Orders issued by the Chief Administrative Judge Marks.

Speaker

Professor Patrick M. Connors | Albany Law School, Albany, NY

Moderator

Peter C. Kopff, Esq. | Peter C. Kopff, LLC., Garden City, NY

1.0 Credit Areas of Professional Practice

 

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Lori E. Petrone, Esq., | Chair, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section; Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP., Buffalo, NY
Betty Lugo, Esq., | Chair, Trial Lawyers Section; Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC., Brooklyn, NY

 

Friday, January 29, 2021

5.0 MCLE Credits- 1.0 Skills; 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics and Professionalism; 1.0 Law Practice Management

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted

 

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Welcome & Introductions

Speakers

Lori E. Petrone, Esq., | Chair, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section; Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP., Buffalo, NY
Betty Lugo, Esq., | Chair, Trial Lawyers Section; Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC., Brooklyn, NY

 

8:40 AM – 9:30 AM

The New Rules and Changes in the Courts

The pandemic has irrevocably changed the way that we do several things, but has it truly altered the way that we practice law? As a follow-up to our programs in late-July and early-August with Judges Caruso and Silver, we will further delve into how the pandemic has changed the New York State Court System. In January, ten months after the pandemic began, we will assess whether we have any further clarity as to how litigation in New York State Courts has changed due to the pandemic, if at all. We will discuss remote appearances, the return of the jury trial, plans for the future of the Courts, and more. Judges Caruso and Silver will provide their invaluable insights so that we can all stay as up to date as possible as the New York State Courts navigate through this unprecedented time.

Speaker

Hon. Vito C. Caruso | Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Outside New York City, Supreme Court Chambers
Hon. George J. Silver | Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, Supreme Court New York County

Moderators

Amanda K. Kuryluk, Esq. | Maguire Cardona, P.C., Albany, NY
Alyssa J. Pantzer Esq. | Herzfeld & Rubin, PC, New York, NY

1.0 Credits Areas of Professional Practice

 

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM

Evidence Update

Albany Law School Professor Michael Hutter will provide summaries and insights on all significant, evidence-related decisions issued in the NY Federal and State Courts in 2020.

Speaker

Professor Michael J. Hutter | Albany Law School, Albany, NY

Moderator

Peter C. Kopff, Esq. | Peter C. Kopff, LLC., Garden City, NY

1.0 Credit Areas of Professional Practice

 

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM

Break

 

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Ethics in the Time of COVID

Lawyers are required to follow ethical standards, but the details might surprise you. Try your hand with an interactive ethics quiz with a distinguished panel of judges commenting on your answers.

Speakers

Hon. Sylvia Ometa Hinds-Radix | New York State Appellate Division, 2nd Department, Brooklyn, NY
Brian G. Isaacson, Esq. | Isaacson Law Firm, PLLC., Seattle, WA
Hon. James P. Murphy | District Administrative Judge, 5th Judicial District, Onondaga County Supreme Court, Syracuse, NY

Moderator

William S. Friedlander. Esq. | Friedlander & Mosher PC., Ithaca, NY

1.0 Credit Ethics

 

11:20 AM – 11:30 AM

Break

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Attorney Well-Being in the Time of COVID

This panel will address attorney well-being in the time of COVID-19.

Speaker

Hon. Evelyn J. LaPorte | Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Team

1.0 Credit Law Practice Management

 

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Virtual Finger Lakes Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience

Join the TICL and Trial Lawyers Sections for a virtual wine and cheese pairing experience! Explore wine from three Finger Lakes wine-producers: Silver Thread Vineyards, Damiani Wine Cellars, and Standing Stone Vineyards, and pair with locally crafted farm fresh cheeses by Muranda Cheese Company, along with flavor-enhancing artisan and specialty olive oil and vinegar from F. Olivers.

Kits can be pre-ordered for $119 + shipping costs: Order here

Sommelier

Laura Winter Falk

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 12/31/20)

$149: Section Member | $179: NYSBA Member | $299: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/21 and after)

$199: Section Member | $239: NYSBA Member | $399: Non-NYSBA Member

IMPORTANT: For those of you that wish to attend multiple Section or Committee programs, we are extending a discount of 25% off the pricing of 2 or more programs, however you must contact our MRC Department directly and register over the phone.
 


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Coming Soon!

 

Coming Soon!

We’re pleased to announce an additional 25% discount on all Books, eBooks, Online Forms and Pamphlets currently available in our online store during Annual Meeting.

Use discount code: PUBAM21 during the checkout process.

 

  • The discount code (PUBAM21) expires on January 29 on the final day of Annual Meeting
  • The 25% discount will be taken off of your qualifying process based on your NYSBA Membership status
  • On-Demand CLE programs available in the online store do not qualify for the 25% discount.

 


 

FEATURED PRODUCTS

 
Virtual Lawyering: A Practical Guide (eBook)

Virtual Lawyering: A Practical Guide (eBook)

Regular Member Price: $45.00

 

 

 

Preparing For And Trying The Civil Lawsuit, Second Edition

Preparing For And Trying The Civil Lawsuit, Second Edition

Regular Member Price: $185.00

 

 

 

Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation, Second Edition

Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation, Second Edition

Regular Member Price: $135.00

 


 

 

SECTION PUBLICATION

 

 

Trial Lawyers

Trial Lawyers Section Digest

 

Interested in writing an article for the Trial Lawyers Section Digest? Please contact Betty Lugo at [email protected].

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