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Commercial Federal Litigation Section Spring Meeting 2015

Commercial Federal Litigation Section Spring Meeting 2015

Total Credits: 4.5  Professional Practice 3.0, Ethics 1.5

The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Spring Meeting Program was recorded on May 16-17, 2015.  

Topics Included:
  • The Use of Technology in Court
  • Exploring Attorney Client Privilege Among General Counsel
  • The Ethics of Outsourcing Legal Services 


The Use of Technology in Court (1.5 Professional Practice)
Learn about the newest technologies and how they can be effectively used during oral argument, jury selection and at trial. State and federal judges, as well as practitioners, will share their experiences with technology being used in their courtroom, including animation, video demonstratives, charts, graphics, and use of the internet. The panel also included technology vendors who discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the newest technologies, and what they can do.
Moderator: Mark A. Berman, Esq., Ganfer & Shore LLP, New York City

Hon. Timothy S. Driscoll, Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Nassau County
Hon. William H. Pauley III, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York
Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, Justice, New York County Supreme Court, Commercial Division, New York County
Tracee E. Davis, Esq., Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, New York City
Gene Klimov, Chief Technology Officer, DOAR, New York City
Bob Rivas, Executive Director, MatterPoint, Aquipt, Philadelphia, PA
Exploring Attorney Client Privilege Among General Counsel (1.5 Professional Practice)
The panel explored the contours of the attorney-client privilege in the context of the role of General Counsels, both in law firms and companies.

Moderator: Michael S. Ross, Esq.,Law Offices of Michael S. Ross,  New York City

Jonathan D. Lupkin, Esq. Rakower Lupkin PLLC, New York City
Carla M. Miller, Esq, Universal Music Group,  New York City New York City
Clifford S. Robert, Esq., Robert & Robert PLLC, Uniondale

The Ethics of Outsourcing Legal Services (1.5 Ethics)
With changes in technology and law firm economics, it is now common for law firms of all sizes to engage outside attorneys and paralegals for short-term assignments. This program examined and navigated the Rules of Professional Conduct and interpretive opinions on the best practices for engaging outside lawyers and non-legal assistants to participate in a client representation.
Moderator: Professor Patrick M. Connors, Professor of Law, Albany Law School, Albany
Beverly S. Braun, Esq., Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP, Buffalo   
Anthony J. Harwood, Esq, Rakower Lupkin PLLC,  New York City
Dennis R. McCoy, Esq., Hiscock & Barclay LLP, Buffalo 
Seth P. Robert, Esq., Brown Robert, LLP, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Recorded May 16, 2015 

Total Credits: 4.50 | Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00, Ethics: 1.50

  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VFEDSP15
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 4.5
Non-Member Pricing: $250.00

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