Ethics >>
  Ethics


Ethics and Professionalism may include, among other things: the norms relating to lawyers' professional obligations to clients; the norms relating to lawyers' professional relations with prospective clients, courts and other legal institutions, and third parties;  the sources of lawyers' professional obligations; recognition and resolution of ethical dilemmas; the mechanisms for enforcing professional norms; substance abuse control; and professional values.

A Critical Update: New York's New Mandatory Contingent Fee Retainer Rule

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Mitchell Borkowsky, Michael Ross and Clifford Robert, Esqs.

A Fresh Look at the Law of Retainer and Fee Agreements

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael Ross and Clifford Robert, Esqs.

An Ethics Highlight Review

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Clifford Robert

Cutting Edge Topics in Ethics

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael Ross and Clifford Robert, Esqs.

Ethics of Social Media: Is Your Client Being Hacked, Tapped or Frapped?

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Brian McCauley - Power Investigations & Michael Bottar - Bottar Leone

Hot Topics In Ethics 2017: Privilege, Fees, Conflicts, Social Media, Disciplinary Complaints and more!

Credits: 2 , Ethics Credits: 2

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Cliff Robert

Hot Topics in Ethics: Litigation and Conflicts

Credits: 3.0

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Clifford Robert

Seven Dangerous Ethical Challenges

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Clifford Robert

Professional Practice >>
  Professional Practice


Areas of Professional Practice may include, among other things, corporations, wills/trusts, elder law, estate planning/administration, real estate, commercial law, civil litigation, criminal litigation, family law, labor and employment law, administrative law, securities, tort/insurance practice, bankruptcy, taxation, compensation, intellectual property, municipal law, landlord/tenant, environmental law, entertainment law, international law, social security and other government benefits, and alternative dispute resolution procedures.

2014 Annual Update

Credits: 7.0 , Ethics Credits: 1.0

Lecturer: Dan Santola, David Paul Horowitz, John Cherundolo, Glenn Verchick, Michael Ross, AJ Smith, Dan Solinsky, John Bonina, Mitch Proner

2015 Annual Update

Credits: 7.0 , Ethics Credits: 1.0

Lecturer: David Paul Horowitz, Michael Ross, Glenn Verchick John Bonina, Daniel Solinsky, Mitchell Proner, AJ Smith, Andrea Bonina

2016 Annual Update

Credits: 8

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Andrew Smiley, John Bonina, AJ Smith, Daniel Santola, Robin Zimpel-Fontaine, Daniel Solinsky, Mitchell Proner, Hadley Matarazzo

2017 CPLR Update

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Prof. Michael Hutter, Esq.

Between the Paper Sheets: Demystifying the Electronic Medical Record

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Robert Elliott, Jennifer Fay, Stacey Conklin, Norberto Collado

CPLR Review 2012

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: David Paul Horowitz

CPLR Update 2014

Credits: 1.5

Lecturer: David Paul Horowitz

CPLR Update 2015

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: David Paul Horowitz

CPLR Update 2016 Revised

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Prof. Michael Hutter

Cutting the Gordian Knot: Resolving Liens and Reimbursement Claims

Credits: 2

Lecturer: James Wilkens, Esq. - Duffy and Duffy, Dorothy R. Renz, Esq. - Duffy and Duffy, Brett Newman - Lien Resolution Group

Doctors and Their Records at Trial 2015

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Benedene Cannata, Hon. Peter Mayer, Marvin Salenger, Stuart Manzione

Employment Law: Dual Perspectives for Your Dual Role as Employer & Lawyer

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Gena Usenheimer, Esq. - Seyfarth Shaw LLP & Erin Lloyd, Esq. - Lloyd Patel LLP

Federal Tort Claims Act II

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael A. Bottar, Esq.

How to Make Social Media Your Friend: Litigating in the Digital Age

Credits: 1.5 , Ethics Credits: 0.5

Lecturer: Glenn Verchick, Pery Krinsky

Labor Law 240, 241(6): How to employ a "Hurry Up Offense"

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Glenn Verchick, Steven Payne, Peter Morris, ,

Precluding Scientific Evidence at Trial

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Christina Sonsire and Joseph Lichtenstein, Esqs

Say What? Using, Misusing and Abusing the Hearsay Rules

Credits: 1.0 , Ethics Credits: 0.5

Lecturer: Michael Bottar, Esq.

The Blueprint for Addressing Liens

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Paul Loudenslager, Esq. - Precision, Frank Kilcoyne - JMW Settlements, Steven Smith, Esq. - Precision Resolution

Skills >>
  Skills

Skills must relate to the practice of law and may include, among other things, problem solving, legal analysis and reasoning, legal research and writing, drafting documents, factual investigation, communication, counseling, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, organization and trial advocacy.

Advanced Trial Tactics

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Daniel Rausher, Harlan Wittenstein

Advanced Trial Tactics Part 2

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Daniel Rausher, Harlan Wittenstein

Bikes, Lies and Videotape

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Dan Rausher, Harlan Wittenstein

Depositions for Dummies (and not-so-Dummies)

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Christina Sonsire, Esq.

Direct Examinations: How to Make Your Witness Shine

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Christina Sonsire, John Cherundolo

EBT Prep: The Key to Trial Success

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Hon. Bruce Cozzens, Joseph Bavaro, Margot Ludlam

Meaningful Mediation

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres, David Paul Horowitz, Bruce Ressler, Franck Quinn

Meeting the Challenge: Trial Preparation and Evidentiary Issues

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Hon. Eugene Pigott, Hon. John Cherundolo, Patrick Higgins

Persuasion, Negotiation and Determination: Trial Tactics and Strategies

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Harlan Wittenstein, Daniel Rausher, and Vic D'Ammora, Esqs.

Proving Damages at Trial

Credits: 3.0

Lecturer: John Bonina, Glenn Verchick, James Modzelewski, Harold Bialsky, Frank Tinari

It ain’t over till it’s over! Strategies for requests to charge, preserving the issues for appeal

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Hon. Emily Pines (Ret.) - Suffolk County Supreme Court Robert Lahm, Esq. - Robert E. Lahm, P.C. Charles Falgiatano, Esq. - The DeFrancisco Law Firm

Telling the Damages Story: Effectively Proving Damages at Trial

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Christopher Holbrook, Edmond Provder, Kristin Kucsma

The Anatomy Of A Trial: How to develop a winning approach

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Vito Cannavo

The Art Of Telling Your Client's Story

Credits: 1

Lecturer: Kirstin Cole, William H. Groner, Esq.

Trial Practice: After the Verdict

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael Bottar, Barbara Goldberg

Turn Up the Heat in the Hot Seat: Mastering Cross Exams

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Christopher Holbrook, Esq.

What's All The Commotion About A Motion?

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Hon. Bruce Cozzens, Robin Zimpel-Fontaine

Winning From The Beginning: Proven methods to succeed during jury selection and opening statements

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Christopher Holbrook

Practice Management >>
  Practice Management


Law Practice Management must relate to the practice of law and may encompass, among other things, office management, applications of technology, state and federal court procedures, stress management, management of legal work and avoiding malpractice and litigation.

Striking A Balance: Strategies for Success at Work and at Home

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Andrea Bonina, Esq., Fritz Galette, PhD.

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  • This comprehensive update course covers a year's worth of changes to cases and statutes in the most popular topics for tort practitioners.

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    8 CLE Credits (1 Ethics, 7 Professional Practice) — Course Materials authors:

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    • Disclosure by David Paul Horowitz
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  • Doctors and their Records at Trial 2015

    Join us for an all new Panel Discussion on just about any issue that might arise when a trial involves medical evidence, including: Admissibility of Office Records, Physician’s Reports, Diagnostic Films Treating, Examining, and Expert Physician Testimony; 3101(d) Disclosure and the Medical Exchange Rule. This program will be helpful to any attorney who intends to call a physician witness or offer medical records into evidence in a state trial. The comprehensive materials have been updated to include over 350 cases.

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    2 Professional Practice Credits — Presented by:

    • Benedene Cannata, Esq.
    • Hon. Peter Mayer
    • Marvin Salenger, Esq.
    • Stuart Manzione, Esq.

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  • A Fresh Look at the Law of Retainer and Fee Agreements

    Our speakers will address recent critical changes to court rules governing contingency fee cases and how a lawyer can upgrade and improve his or her retainer agreements by adding provisions which are customized to the different aspects of the lawyer's practice. The speakers will focus on court decisions and court rules which govern fee sharing among lawyers.

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     2 Skills Credits —  Presented by:

    • Michael Ross, Esq.
    • Clifford Robert, Esq.

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