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Introductory Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2023

Introductory Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2023

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This program is virtual only. 

This course will satisfy your 4.0 Ethics credits requirement.
9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
9:10 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.: What’s New for 2023 on Ethics?
(1.0 Credit in Ethics)

10:05 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Civility in Everyday Lawyering: What are the Basic Lessons to be Learned?
(1.0 Credit in Ethics)

11 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.: Break

11:10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Colloquium on Ethics and Civility – Discussion of Real-Life Hypotheticals
(2.0 Credits in Ethics)
About this program:

Civility in Everyday Lawyering:

– What Are the Basic Lessons to Be Learned?

– Colloquium on Ethics and Civility

A sound ethical compass and a civil and professional demeanor are the hallmarks of successful and respected attorneys in all areas of practice. This four-hour program

will provide attendees with an update on developments in the area of attorney ethics, including the most recent case law. The rules of civility will be discussed, with emphasis on practical pointers for dealing with uncivil adversaries and civility issues within the law firm. The program will conclude with a discussion of real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists – certain to benefit attorneys in all substantive areas of practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain 4.0 MCLE Ethics credits at this lively and thought provoking program, which is annually one of NYSBA’s best attended CLE seminars.

Who Should Attend:

Attorneys of all levels of experience, across all subject matter disciplines.


• “One of the best CLE programs I have ever attended!”

• “Colloquium was excellent!”

• “Excellent format, lecture and panel!”

• “This 4-point ethics program is great!”

Program Chair and Speaker:

Vincent J. Syracuse, Founding Partner of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse &  Hirschtritt’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice


Mark C. Zauderer, Partner at Dorf, Nelson & Zauderer, LLP

Hal R. Lieberman, Partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel
Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department
Hon. Andrea Masley, New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division
Danielle C. Lesser, Partner & Chair of Business Litigation at Morrison Cohen LLP
Carl Forbes, President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association


If you are having any trouble registering or logging into your NYSBA account, please contact our Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

Cancellations received more than 10 days from the scheduled event date-100% refund

Cancellations received between 1-10 days from the scheduled event date-50% refund

Cancellations received day of or after the scheduled event date-No refund

Start Date:
  • October 20, 2023
Start Time:
  • 9:00 AM
End Time:
  • 1:00 PM
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 4.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 4.0
  • New York City
    New York Times Building 620 8th Avenue 34th Floor
    New York, NY 10017
  • Hybrid
Product Code:
  • 0MX11
Section Member Price: $150.00
NYSBA Member Price: $175.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $225.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
  • Committee on Attorney Professionalism
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • General Practice Section