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Meet NY’s Commercial Judges-by And For Junior Lawyers – Part 4

Meet NY’s Commercial Judges-by And For Junior Lawyers – Part 4

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Meet NY’s Commercial Judges – By and For Junior Lawyers – Part 4 – A Conversation with Hon. Joseph Risi

This program is sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.


The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar is having a year long series devoted to having junior attorneys interact and learn from New York’s Commercial Division Justices. This session will feature Hon. Joseph Risi. We encourage you to invite junior attorneys from your firm to attend which they can do virtually from the office. There is so much to learn. It is free and invaluable for learning what these jurists expect from lawyers who appear before them and other strategies for success in the Commercial Division. This program is a Section member benefit and only open to Commercial and Federal Litigation Section members and will not be recorded – don't miss out!

This multi-part program which will involve young lawyers being paired with Commercial Division Justices to put on a "casual" conversation geared to what young lawyers (or future lawyers) should know about the court system and appearing before the Bar Association.


This session's guest:

Hon. Joseph Risi

Acting Justice of NY Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Eleventh Judicial District of New York (Queens County)

Hon. Joseph Risi is Acting Justice of the NY Supreme Court, Queens County, Commercial Division in the Eleventh Judicial District of New York. He was initially appointed to be a judge on the New York State of Claims in 2017.  Later that year, he was designated to the Queens County Supreme Court by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks.  Prior to 2017, he was in private practice and Risi & Associates. He also served as chairman of Community Board 1, which represents Astoria, Long Island City, and Queensbridge areas.  During the course of his career, he has been actively involved with the Second Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, where he served on its Grievance Committee, Character & Fitness Committee, and Attorney/Client Disputes Committee. Justice Risi was born in Astoria, New York.

This series is organized by the following Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Committee Chairs:

Ralph Carter and Mark A. Berman, Co-Chairs of the Commercial Division Committee

Hamutal Lieberman, Programming and CLE Committee Chair

Viktoriya Liberchuk and Laura Tsang, Co-Chairs of the Young Lawyers Committee


•          Samantha McDowall | Litigation Associate | Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

•          Sheyla D. Soriano | Litigation Associate | Shearman & Sterling LLP

If you are having any trouble registering, please contact our Member Resource Center Team at 800-582-2452.
CLE SINGLE DAY PROGRAMS (Live, Webcast, Webinars & Video Replays)

Cancellations received more than 3 days from the scheduled program date: 100% refund

Cancellations received between 0-3 days from the scheduled program date: 100% refund (less the $25 cancellation fee) 

Cancellations received after the scheduled program date: No refund

This program will not be recorded – don't miss out! 

Start Date:
  • January 25, 2023
Start Time:
  • 1:00 PM
End Time:
  • 2:00 PM
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • FED12523
Section Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: $25.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education