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Co-Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section,the New York Claims Association & The New York Insurance Association  

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Lunch will be provided.  

Registration Fee: $105 Non-Members| NYSBA, NYIA & NYCA: $94.50 | Law Students: $20 

*Included: Program, lunch and breaks 

Group Rates   
$94.50 | 5 or more from the same company  
$85.50 | 5 or more from NYIA, NYCA,and TICL Section Members  

Send company name, contact details, and list of attendee names to [email protected] for registration.  

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CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT CLAIMS AND LITIGATION CLE PROGRAM SERIES

Construction Site Accident Claims and Litigation CLE Program Series - Fall 2019

Wednesday, November 6 | Buffalo
Friday, November 8 | Long Island
Wednesday, December 11 | Albany & Webcast - This program was originally scheduled for October 17
 
*The program starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. at all locations

7.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Skills; 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics

NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
Section Member: $150

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Program Description
Litigating construction site accidents can be daunting without knowing the right techniques. In this program, respected litigators demonstrate effective trial techniques while updating you on the latest statutory and case law changes. Get practical tips from seasoned attorneys on investigations, depositions, and motions for summary judgment, and learn the dynamics of the carrier/defendant relationship. New and experienced practitioners alike will benefit from this seminar’s coverage of all the major aspects of a labor law trial.

Who Should Attend
Personal injury attorneys, both plaintiff and defense; liability insurance carrier’s in-house counsel; workers’ compensation attorneys; municipal attorneys; attorneys for construction companies, general contractors and sub-contractors.

Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law (TICL) Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.   

Topics
• An Overview and Update on the Labor Law Statute
• Privilege, Ethics and the Construction Site Lawsuit
• The Effect and Interplay of Workers Compensation
• Handling Discovery in the Lawsuit
• Insured Coverage Issues and the Construction Accident 
• New Laws Impacting the Construction Industry in New York
• Tips from The Masters-Best Practices for Handling the Construction Site Case in New York

Program Faculty 
Overall Planning Co-Chairs:
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP | NYC 
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Island Companies | Calverton

Program Location Chairs:
Timothy E. Delahunt, Esq. | Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP | Buffalo 
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Island Companies | Long Island
Robert W. Berbenich, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP | NYC 
Albany Program | TBD

Buffalo
James Benjamin Cousins, Esq. | Law Offices Of Melissa A. Day, PLLC
Adam R. Durst, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla
David Michael Goodman, Esq. | Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP
Anant Kishore, Esq. | Kenney Shelton Liptak & Nowak LLP
Marc A. Schulz, Esq. | Hurwitz & Fine. PC
Kevin D. Szczepanski, Esq. | Barclay Damon, LLP

Long Island
Alexys M. Carter, Esq. | Bongiorno, Montiglio & Palmieri, PLLC 
Kenneth B. Danielson, Esq. | Kaufman Dolowich Voluck.
Joseph Thomas O'Connor, Esq. | Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP
Erik A. Ortmann, Esq. | Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP
Rona L. Platt, Esq. | Enstar (US), Inc.
Kevin G. Mescall, Esq. | Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
Scott D. Middleton, Esq. | Campolo Middleton & Associates, LLP
Sim R. Shapiro | Baxter Smith & Shapiro, P.C.
Megan E. Yllanes, Esq. |  Kaufman Dolowich Voluck.

NYC 
Alexys Marie Carter, Esq.
 | Bongiorno, Montiglio & Palmieri, PLLC
Kathryn C. Cole | Farrell Fritz, PC
Alan C. Eagle, Esq. | Rivkin Radler LLP
Nick Gjelaj, Esq. | Mullaney & Gjelaj PLLC
Matthew Stephen Libroia, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP
Dirk Marschhausen, Esq. | Marschhausen & Fitzpatrick PC
Aviva Stein, Esq. | Wilson Elser Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
Ellyn Beth Wilder, Esq. | Wilson Elser Moskowits Edelman & Dicker, LLP

FOR ANY QUESTIONS RELATED TO PROGRAM REGISTRATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE NYSBA'S MEMBER RESOURCE CENTER BY EMAIL AT [email protected], OR BY PHONE AT 800-582-2452.


Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


Follow NYSBA CLE on Twitter! @NYSBACLE for the latest program announcements.
To view the full list of Continuing Legal Education Programs, click here.
If you have any questions about the content of this program, please contact CLE Program Manager Simone Smith at [email protected], or CLE Program Coordinator, Bridget Donlon.

HONING YOUR DEPOSITION SKILLS - BASICS AND BEYOND

Honing Your Deposition Skills 2019: Basics & Beyond

Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law (TICL) Section of the New York State Bar Association.   
Thursday, November, 21 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Long Island
Friday, November, 22 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Albany & Webcast 
Monday, November, 25 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | NYC 

4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills

NYSBA Member: $150 | Non-member: $125
Section Member: $250


Learn more about Honing Your Deposition Skills: Basics & Beyond    

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Program Description:
New and experienced attorneys involved in virtually all areas of the law will benefit from this extremely practical seminar.  Seasoned practitioners will present an overview of the law governing depositions and will provide practice pointers on many topics relative to deposition practice under both New York and Federal court practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to build and sharpen your deposition skills!


Albany and Long Island: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m
NYC: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration

Albany and Long Island: 9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
NYC: 1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions

Albany and Long Island: 9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
NYC: 1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
How to Take a Deposition

  • How to Select and Control a Witness
  • Dealing with Difficult and Evasive Witnesses
  • Selecting Exhibits and Learning How to Discover and Authenticate Documents for Trial
  • What Objections Can Be Raised
  • How to Prevent a Witness From Answering and What to Do When Your Witness Volunteers Information1.0 Credit in Skills

Albany and Long Island: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
NYC: 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Impact of Discovery & Disclosure

  • How to Manage Unexpectedly Damaging Testimony
  • Using Depositions at Trial to Impeach Witnesses
  • Introducing Testimony of Absentee Witnesses
  • Placing Exhibits Into Evidence1.0 Credit in Skills

Albany and Long Island: 10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
NYC: 2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Break

Albany and Long Island: 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
NYC: 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Video, Telephone and Live Depositions

  • The Differences Involved in Taking and Defending Witnesses
  • Engaging in the Challenge of Using of Exhibits
  • Understanding the Impact of Having a Recording
  • Use of Each at Trial1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

Albany and Long Island: 11:50 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
NYC: 3:50 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Federal Court v. State Court Depositions

  • Selecting and Designating Witness
  • Rule 30(b) Witnesses
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Understanding the Difference in Objections and Tactics1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

    Albany and Long Island: 12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    NYC: 4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Q&As


    Program brochure coming soon

    Overall Planning Co-Chairs:
    Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP
    Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Island Companies


    Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance.
    Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE
    Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
    Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


    Follow NYSBA CLE on Twitter! @NYSBACLE for the latest program announcements.
    To view the full list of Continuing Legal Education Programs, click here.
    If you have any questions about the content of this program, please contact Simone Smith, CLE Program Manager, or Bridget Donlon, CLE Program Coordinator.
    For any questions related to program registration, please contact the NYSBA's Member Resource Center by email at [email protected], or by phone at 800-582-2452.

    TICL Law School for Insurance Professionals

    Recorded November 7, 2018 - Albany, NY

    The 2018 Law School for Insurance Professionals was only held in Albany this year.  The Program was recorded and is available for purchase.

    View details and purchase recording >

    This program does not carry MCLE or CE credit.

    Topics and Speakers:

    Additional Insured Coverage: Shifting The Risk With Contracts And Endorsements
    Speaker: Laurie A. Vahey, Esq., Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP (Rochester, NY)

    Dealing With Data Breach, Business Interruption and Privacy Claims
    Speaker: Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq., Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC (Rochester, NY)

    Claims Investigation: When, Why and How Should You? Before and after litigation; impact of covered and uncovered claims
    Speaker: Paul J. Callahan, Esq., Brown & Kelly, LLP (Buffalo, NY)

    Auto: Impact of Court of Appeals Decision in Rodriguez v. City of New York - Who is responsible and how to handle Uber/Lyft and personal auto policy claims
    Speaker: Alyssa Jordan Pantzer, Esq., Ryan & Conlon, LLP (New York, NY) 

    Primary vs. Excess Insurers: Friends or Foes? 
    Speaker: Thomas Cunningham, Esq., Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf & Cunningham LLC (Buffalo, NY)

    Workers Compensation: Compensability Issues Arising Out Of MVAs
    Speaker: John H. Snyder, Esq., Gitto & Niefer LLP (New Hartford, NY)

    Recovery and Reimbursement: How Do I Do That?  Interaction between GOL 5-335, Statutory Liens, Medicare/Medicaid, Erisa, Health/Disability claims for reimbursement and which are recoverable and which are not in the third party action and why it is important in determining  claim valuations.
    Speaker: Dirk Marschhausen, Esq., Marschhausen & Fitzpatrick PC (Hicksville, NY)

    Cost: $120 per person
    10% discount for TICL Section members and NYIA members ($108) each).  TICL member discount will be applied automatically; NYIA discount with coupon code which is available from NYIA staff.

    See complete details and purchase >


    Welcome! The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. Among the resources available for Section members on this site are Section publications and access to the TICL Section's private online professional community. Section members receive the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal  and the Construction & Surety Law Division's newsletter, Deconstruction, as a benefit of membership.

    Meet the Chair:  

    Jim O'Connor

    James P. O'Connor, Esq. (View profile)
    Maroney O'Connor LLP | New York, NY 

    Current Officers
    CHAIR:  James P. O'Connor, Esq., Maroney O'Connor LLP (New York)

    VICE-CHAIR:  Lori E. Petrone, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Novak LLP (Buffalo)
    SECRETARY: Michael P. O'Brien, Esq., O'Brien Law Firm, PLLC (New York)
    TREASURER:  Brendan Francis Baynes, Esq., The Baynes Law Firm PLLC (Ravena)

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