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 Review 2012 Added: August, 29 2013

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: David Paul Horowitz

CPLR Update 2014 Added: July, 21 2015

Credits: 1.5

Lecturer: David Paul Horowitz

CPLR Update 2015 Added: July, 15 2015

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: David Paul Horowitz

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: Christina Sonsire 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

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

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 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.

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

Credits: 2

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

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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

    Harlan and Dan will cover as many topics as time allows, including (but definitely not limited to): opening statements, sequencing strategies, unified vs. bifurcated trials, getting around the hearsay rule, getting subsequent repairs into evidence, voir dire, summary judgment motion timing, threshold motions, surveillance tapes, settling above policy limits, cross examination tactics, and more!

  • Advanced Trial Tactics Part 2

    Harlan and Dan will cover as many topics as time allows, including (but definitely not limited to): opening statements, sequencing strategies, unified vs. bifurcated trials, getting around the hearsay rule, getting subsequent repairs into evidence, voir dire, summary judgment motion timing, threshold motions, surveillance tapes, settling above policy limits, cross examination tactics, and more!

  • Bikes, Lies and Videotape: Trial Tactics and Strategies

    Join us for the fourth installment of our popular Advanced Trial Tactics series. Academy favorites Harlan Wittenstein and Dan Rausher will be joined by bicycle expert Dan Flanzig. The trio will discuss surveillance tapes, bicycle issues, right of way cases, aggravation of pre-existing injury, susceptibility issues and a potpourri of other topics. The usual fun with Harlan and Dan will ensue.

  • Building Your House of Damages with Economic Experts

    This seminar covers the use of expert testimony to put concrete dollar values on all the various categories of damages. The presenters included a trial lawyer, a vocational rehabilitation expert and life care planner and an economist. Methodologies and case illustrations were reviewed so that attorneys could better understand how to most effectively use these experts. 

    October 4, 2017

  • Depositions for Dummies (and not-so-Dummies)

    Taking and defending depositions is one of the most critical skills for any civil litigator. This program will serve as both an introduction to the art of successfully handling depositions in New York for new practitioners, as well as an update for seasoned attorneys looking to improve their skills and learn better ways to integrate technology into their depositions.

  • Direct Examinations: How to Make Your Witness Shine

    Learn how to make your witnesses (and yourself) look good when examining witnesses in your own case. Special attention will be given to direct examination of expert witnesses and cross examination of defendants who you call in your own case-in-chief.

  • EBT Prep: The Key to Trial Success

    Cases are often won or lost at deposition.  Join our panel of experts who will discuss how to best prepare yourself and your client for EBTs and factual discovery. Our faculty will discuss practice tips, case law, ethical considerations and the effects of the now not so new "new rules."

    This program provides 2 CLE credit hours in Skills 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.

  • Meaningful Mediation

    This course is an interactive program of practical advice on how to get the best result in mediation. Learn about the most common mistakes advocates make from the perspective of an experienced mediator. This is your opportunity to find out what actually goes on “in the other room.”

  • Meeting the Challenge: Trial Preparation and Evidentiary Issues

    Trial preparation often determines trial outcome. We have assembled some of the state's top trial lawyers and judges to discuss how to master the trial preparation process and arrive at jury selection rested, ready and focused. We will also survey and analyze the most recent evidence decisions that can impact your trial. Some of the state's top judges will share their unique perspective on motions in limine, the timing of expert disclosure, key evidentiary principles, marking and introduction of exhibits, demonstrative evidence, getting your evidence in early and effectively, and preserving objections.

  • Persuasion, Negotiation and Determination: Trial Tactics and Strategies

    Please join Academy favorites Harlan Wittenstein and Dan Rausher, with special guest Vic D'Ammora, for this practical course on trial tactics and strategies. The trio will discuss everything from mediation and negotiation to tips and tricks for beating your adversary at trial. Topics will include: opening statements, sequencing strategies, unified vs. bifurcated trials, getting around the hearsay rule, getting subsequent repairs into evidence, voir dire, summary judgment motion timing, threshold motions, surveillance tapes, settling above policy limits, cross examination tactics, and more!

  • Proving Damages at Trial

    This course provides litigators with a review of the most important topics related to the damages portion of any case.

  • Strategies for requests to charge, preserving the issues for appeal

    Join us for this seminar that will focus on the final stage of your case. The presenters will review strategies and techniques for protecting the record on appeal; the charging conference; requests to charge and objections; taking exceptions; verdict sheets (general verdicts and interrogatories) and inconsistent verdicts.

  • Telling the Damages Story: Effectively Proving Damages at Trial

    "Join Christopher Holbrook (Trial Attorney), Edmond Provder (Vocational Expert & Life Care Planner) and Kristin Kucsma (Economist) for an informative course with diverse perspectives on effectively proving your damages case at trial through compelling communication with the jury, proper presentation of testimonial and substantive evidence and avoiding pitfalls that prevent full and fair compensation."

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

    Join us as the Academy partners again with the BWBA to bring you an inside look at The Anatomy of A Trial. Presented by Vito Cannavo, take an expert look into the details of winning your trial from opening to closing statement and everything in-between.
  • The Art Of Telling Your Client's Story

    Join Emmy Award Winning WPIX Anchor/Reporter, Media Trainer and Master Storyteller Kirstin Cole and William H. Groner, Trial Attorney and CEO Of Settlement Systems in this fun, interactive 1 hour session on how to best convince mediators, arbitrators and juries.

  • Trial Practice: After the Verdict

    Trial is over, but there is much to do. This CLE surveys current case law for pitfalls of post-verdict trial practice, including challenging civil jury verdicts, polling the jury, post-trial motions, CPLR 4545 collateral source reductions, periodic payments under CPLR 50A and 50B, and appellate considerations.

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

    Learn how to place your opponent’s witness in the crucible of cross-examination and elicit favorable testimony for your case. experienced trial attorney Christopher Holbrook will discuss how to master cross examination preparation and execution. He will share techniques that will allow you to command the courtroom and maintain control over even the most seasoned expert witnesses.

  • What's All The Commotion About A Motion?

    Our attorney practitioner/former law clerk and judge co-presenters will review everything you wanted to know about motion practice but were afraid to ask. They will discuss the differences between various motions and the best uses for each. They will also cover strategies and techniques for advancing your case, including the “ritual dance” of the order to show cause, and much more!

     

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

    Join accomplished trial attorney Christopher Holbrook as he shares the strategies and techniques to start winning your trial from the opening bell. Mr. Holbrook will walk through the latest in proven techniques to effectively select a jury and tell the story of your case on opening statement.

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