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 Added: May, 05 2015

Credits: 2.0

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

A Fresh Look at the Law of Retainer and Fee Agreements Added: June, 24 2015

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael Ross and Clifford Robert, Esqs.

An Ethics Highlight Review Added: August, 29 2013

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Clifford Robert

Cutting Edge Topics in Ethics Added: July, 23 2015

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael Ross and Clifford Robert, Esqs.

Ethics of Social Media: Is Your Client Being Hacked, Tapped or Frapped? Added: June, 16 2016

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! Added: April, 25 2017

Credits: 2 , Ethics Credits: 2

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Cliff Robert

Hot Topics in Ethics: Litigation and Conflicts Added: August, 29 2013

Credits: 3.0

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Clifford Robert

Seven Dangerous Ethical Challenges Added: August, 29 2013

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 Added: April, 09 2015

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 Added: November, 17 2015

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 Added: November, 17 2016

Credits: 7 , Ethics Credits: 1

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

2017 Annual Update Added: November, 20 2017

Credits: 7 , Ethics Credits: 1

Lecturer: Mitchell Proner, Michael Ross, Angelicque Moreno, John Bonina, Daniel Solinsky, Glenn Verchick, AJ Smith, Robin Zimpel-Fontaine, David Paul Horowitz

2017 CPLR Update Added: April, 13 2017

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Prof. Michael Hutter, Esq.

Between the Paper Sheets: Demystifying the Electronic Medical Record Added: March, 28 2016

Credits: 2

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

CPLR Update 2016 Revised Added: February, 25 2016

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Prof. Michael Hutter

CPLR Update 2018 Added: February, 15 2018

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Hon. Devin Cohen

Cutting the Gordian Knot: Resolving Liens and Reimbursement Claims Added: March, 27 2015

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 Added: July, 13 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 Added: April, 26 2016

Credits: 2.0

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

Federal Tort Claims Act II Added: March, 13 2015

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael A. Bottar, Esq.

How to Make Social Media Your Friend: Litigating in the Digital Age Added: August, 29 2013

Credits: 1.5 , Ethics Credits: 0.5

Lecturer: Glenn Verchick, Pery Krinsky

Labor Law 240, 241(6): How to employ a "Hurry Up Offense" Added: March, 27 2015

Credits: 2

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

Pitocin Mismanagement: What Lawyers Should Know, Questions Women Should Ask Added: January, 02 2018

Credits: 2.5

Lecturer: James Wilkens, Esq., Heidi Shinn, R.N.

Precluding Scientific Evidence at Trial Added: July, 28 2015

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Mark Bower and Joseph Lichtenstein, Esqs

Protecting the Vulnerable: All You Need to Know About Nursing Home Neglect Added: December, 15 2017

Credits: 2

Lecturer: William Friedlander, Julie Jordan DiPalma, Damien Smith, Robert Elliott

Safely Falling for the Labor Law: A Deep Dive into Construction Accident Cases Added: April, 03 2018

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Angelicque Moreno, Marc Pillinger

Say What? Using, Misusing and Abusing the Hearsay Rules Added: November, 23 2015

Credits: 1.0 , Ethics Credits: 0.5

Lecturer: Michael Bottar, Esq.

The Blueprint for Addressing Liens Added: October, 14 2016

Credits: 2

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

The Liens Lowdown: Update on Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA Liens Added: February, 21 2018

Credits: 1 , Ethics Credits: 1

Lecturer: Paul Isaac

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 Added: August, 29 2013

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Daniel Rausher, Harlan Wittenstein

Advanced Trial Tactics Part 2 Added: August, 29 2013

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Daniel Rausher, Harlan Wittenstein

Bikes, Lies and Videotape Added: July, 14 2015

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Dan Rausher, Harlan Wittenstein

Building Your House of Damages with Economic Experts Added: October, 30 2017

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Glenn Verchick, Kristin Kuscma, Edmond Provder

Depositions for Dummies (and not-so-Dummies) Added: February, 17 2017

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Christina Sonsire, Esq.

Direct Examinations: How to Make Your Witness Shine Added: February, 19 2014

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Christina Sonsire, John Cherundolo

EBT Prep: The Key to Trial Success Added: March, 27 2015

Credits: 2

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

Meaningful Mediation Added: August, 29 2013

Credits: 2.0

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

Meeting the Challenge: Trial Preparation and Evidentiary Issues Added: February, 20 2014

Credits: 2.0

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

Persuasion, Negotiation and Determination: Trial Tactics and Strategies Added: July, 22 2015

Credits: 2.0

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

Proving Damages at Trial Added: August, 29 2013

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 Added: June, 01 2016

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 Added: July, 14 2015

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Christopher Holbrook, Edmond Provder, Kristin Kucsma

The Anatomy Of A Trial: How to develop a winning approach Added: June, 16 2017

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Vito Cannavo

The Art Of Telling Your Client's Story Added: May, 23 2017

Credits: 1

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

Trial Boot Camp: From Voir Dire to Summation Added: June, 14 2018

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Christopher Holbrook, Esq.

Trial Practice: After the Verdict Added: February, 20 2014

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Michael Bottar, Barbara Goldberg

Turn Up the Heat in the Hot Seat: Mastering Cross Exams Added: February, 04 2016

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Christopher Holbrook, Esq.

What's All The Commotion About A Motion? Added: June, 15 2017

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Hon. Bruce Cozzens, Robin Zimpel-Fontaine

Winning From The Beginning: Proven methods to succeed during jury selection and opening statements Added: February, 16 2017

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.

Law Office Tech Update: Protecting Your Firm from External Threats Added: May, 08 2018

Credits: 1 , Ethics Credits: 1

Lecturer: Brian Pascale, Claude Simpson, David Steiner

Striking A Balance: Strategies for Success at Work and at Home Added: April, 25 2017

Credits: 2

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

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias >>
  Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Breaking Down Bias: Identifying and Eliminating Inequality in the Legal Profession Added: April, 19 2018

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Dr. Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Ph.D., Dr. Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D., Carolyn Caccese, Esq., *If you are hearing impaired, you may request a transcript of the recording by emailing us at info@trialacademy.org.

Raising the Bar: Creating an Ethical and Inclusive Workplace Added: July, 16 2018

Credits: 1 , Ethics Credits: 1

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Esq., Kaylin Whittingham, Esq.

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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

    A comprehensive update course covering a year's worth of changes to cases and statutes in the most popular topics for tort practitioners: Ethics, Evidence, Discovery, Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle/No Fault, Premises Liability, Products Liability and Municipal Liability.

    This program provides 7 CLE credit hours in Professional Practice and 1 in Ethics and the difficulty level is suitable for all attorneys. Please note that the CLE board regulations prohibit newly admitted attotneys from earning credit via CD/DVD/Online Streaming.  The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers maintains a financial hardship policy. Call 518-364-4044 for more information.

  • 2015 Annual Update

    Join us for this comprehensive update course covering a year's worth of changes to cases and statutes in the most popular topics for tort practitioners.

    8 CLE Credits (1 Ethics, 7 Professional Practice

  • 2016 Annual Update

    Join us for this comprehensive update course covering a year's worth of changes to cases and statutes in the most popular topics for tort practitioners.       
  • 2017 Annual Update

    Join us for this comprehensive update course covering a year's worth of changes to cases and statutes in the most popular topics for tort practitioners.

  • 2017 CPLR Update

    This program is a must for attorneys litigating in the New York State Courts! Join us for this comprehensive update on NY's Civil Practice Law and Rules. Topics will include significant recent case law, the impact of recent Court of Appeals pronouncements and rulings, current disclosure issues and more.

  • Between the Paper Sheets: Demystifying the Electronic Medical Record

    Join us for a comprehensive seminar discussing record requests, audit logs, portals and discovery requests. Presenters will review in-depth information and practical examples to address many of the questions that serve to "mystify" electronic medical records.

  • CPLR Update 2016 Revised

    This program is a must for attorneys litigating in the New York State Courts! Join us for this comprehensive update on New York's Civil Practice Law and Rules. Topics will include significant recent case law, the impact of recent Court of Appeals pronouncements and rulings, current disclosure issues and more.

     

  • CPLR Update 2018

  • Cutting the Gordian Knot: Resolving Liens and Reimbursement Claims

    Few things are more frustrating to litigators than a client's Medicare, Medicaid or ERISA claimed right of lien or reimbursement.  Often the lien and reimbursement claims from third party providers derail settlements, and leave clients and their attorneys in limbo.  Attorneys frequently report that they spend as much time negotiating these claims as they do litigating the underlying case. This seminar will focus on this practical problem and the best way to avoid or surmount it.  We will provide handouts current to the date of the seminar following this changing area of law, and any new rules or regulations from Medicare or Medicaid that might impact a case.

    This program provides 2 CLE credit hours in Professional Practice and the difficulty level is suitable for all attorneys. Please note that the CLE board regulations prohibit newly admitted attotneys from earning credit via CD/DVD/Online Streaming.  The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers maintains a financial hardship policy. Call 518-364-4044 for more information.

  • 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.

  • Employment Law: Dual Perspective for Your Dual Role as Employer & Lawyer

    This course will provide two different aspects of employment law. The first will present the best practices for use in your law firm to help you avoid having one of your employees filing suit against you. The second will teach you how to assess if a potential client has an employment litigation action, the essential steps to take when an action exists and how to educate your clients on the critical issues involved.

  • Federal Tort Claims Act II

    Is there a case in your file cabinet covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act? Hopefully you know it is there, as well as what to do and when. This CLE provides an overview of the statute’s administrative claim process, including identification of governmental actors, steps essential to exhaustion, interacting with federal agencies and statutes of limitations, as well as a commentary about recent Second Circuit case law.

    This program provides 2 CLE credit hours in Professional Practice and the difficulty level is suitable for all attorneys. Please note that the CLE board regulations prohibit newly admitted attotneys from earning credit via CD/DVD/Online Streaming.  The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers maintains a financial hardship policy. Call 518-364-4044 for more information.

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

    This seminar covers the following issues raised by the use of social media by attorneys, clients and jurors: Controlling your client’s impulses to broadcast and post online; Exploiting your adversaries’ social media gaffes; Navigating the myriad of ethical issues in the age of online social networking; Editing and deleting social media content in anticipation of and during litigation; The curious juror – Dealing with the reality of online juror research; Discovery of public and protected online content – Is there an expectation of privacy online?; Foundational issues – How to successfully introduce relevant online content at trial; Hearsay and online postings – an old rule meets a new “out of court statement”.

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

    This seminar will teach strategies and tactics to use in the pre-trial stages of a construction site accident case brought under the New York State Labor Law in order to bring the injured worker's claim to a quick resolution.  Far too often these cases fall victim to excessive delay brought about by an over worked court system and defense counsel delay tactics.  Strategies such as efficient use of discovery tools, early summary judgment motions and  effective mediation strategies will be among the topics discussed.

    This program provides 2 CLE credit hours in Professional Practice and the difficulty level is suitable for all attorneys. Please note that the CLE board regulations prohibit newly admitted attotneys from earning credit via CD/DVD/Online Streaming.  The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers maintains a financial hardship policy. Call 518-364-4044 for more information.

  • Pitocin Mismanagement: What Lawyers Should Know, Questions Women Should Ask

    This seminar will cover the evolution of standards governing the management of Pitocin. It will also cover the mechanism of ischemic and traumatic brain injuries suffered by infants whose labor and delivery has been subjected to excessive uterine activity as a result of Pitocin mismanagement. The lecture will explain why indicia of perinatal asphyxia (Apgars and Blood Gases) are largely irrelevant to injuries from excessive uterine activity. 

  • Precluding Scientific Evidence at Trial

    Defendants have frequently prevailed in Erb's Palsy cases based on the "maternal forces of labor" defense. Since 2012, however, several New York courts have conducted painstaking reviews of the science underlying the defense, and concluded in lengthy and thorough written decisions it is not based on sufficiently reliable science. Attorneys Joseph Lichtenstein and Christina Sonsire will discuss the significance of these cases, and share insights about how to best represent your clients in the wake of Muhammad, Brandenburg, Nobre and Sutryk.

  • Protecting the Vulnerable: All You Need to Know About Nursing Home Neglect

  • Safely Falling for the Labor Law: A Deep Dive into Construction Accident Cases

    Join our experts from the four judicial departments as they discuss judicial variations in interpreting the Labor Law. Using their four distinct perspectives, our plaintiff and defense pros will take an in-depth look at the gravity of recent Court of Appeals decisions and their impact on construction accident cases.

  • Say What? Using, Misusing and Abusing the Hearsay Rules

    “Objection! Hearsay!” “Sustained.”
    1.0 Professional Practice & 1.0 Ethics

    Wait, was that a statement? Was it offered for the truth? Is there an exception to the rule? Hearsay is one of the most used and least understood evidentiary rules in the history of jurisprudence. Knowing the rules can mean a commanding courtroom performance. This seminar reviews the hearsay rule, what is not hearsay, non-assertive and non-verbal gestures, excited utterances, impeachment, limiting instructions, social media, and electronically stored information.

  • The Blueprint for Addressing Liens

    Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA and other lien issues have become the preeminent factors causing delays in the receipt of settlement funds. This seminar will provide a guide for early compliance with CMS as well as the early assessment of liens in personal injury cases, ultimately leading to you and your client getting paid faster.

  • The Liens Lowdown: Update on Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA Liens

    Join our experts for an update covering the newest changes to Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA Liens. Our presenters will discuss Medicare's new administrative directive requiring that its contractors deny coverage to those beneficiaries who have established a Liability Medicare Set-Aside (LMSA). They will also review the legislative override of the Ahlborn decision's limitation on Medicaid liens, ERISA and Medicare Advantage Plan lien matters and more.

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