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Virtual Practice of Law in the Surrogate’s Court

Virtual Practice of Law in the Surrogate’s Court


With most Courts instituting mandatory e-Filing and conducting appearances and hearings/trials remotely since Spring 2020, Surrogate’s Court practitioners needed to quickly adopt a new skill set to ensure the ability to bring new matters before the Court and advocate for their clients on existing matters. This program focuses on the Court Attorneys’ perspective: what advantages and drawbacks come along with virtual practice of law? What is it like conducting calendar calls and hearings online? What strategies – successful or otherwise – have they seen attorneys employ to conduct virtual appearances? Participants can expect the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of virtual practice and tips and techniques they can employ to make themselves more effective advocates in the virtual Courthouse. Please note: the Court employees are providing personal accounts and suggestions; they do not speak for the Unified Court System or the Office of Court Administration.


Dale Fong-Frederick, Esq., Kings County Surrogate's Court

Peter F. Lane, Esq., Queens County Surrogate's Court

Madison Porzio, Esq., Bronx County Surrogate's Court

Thomas Sciacca, Esq., Law Offices of Thomas Sciacca, PLLC

Section Member Price: Free Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $175.00
Published Date:
  • March 31, 2021
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VKE41
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.5