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

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.

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.

2018 Annual Update Added: November, 15 2018

Credits: 7 , Ethics Credits: 1

Lecturer: Michael Ross, Daniel Solinsky, Sim Shapiro, Glenn Verchick, Angelicque Moreno, John Bonina, Andrea Bonina, Chris Holbrook, David Paul Horowitz, Mitchell Proner

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

Disclosure - 2018 Annual Update Added: October, 16 2018

Credits: 1

Lecturer: David Paul Horowitz

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

Up Close and Personal with Workers' Comp and your PI Case Added: November, 28 2018

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Charles Falgiatano, Sachin Gadh

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 Part 2 Added: August, 29 2013

Credits: 2.0

Lecturer: Daniel Rausher, Harlan Wittenstein

Are You Ready for Trial? Preparing for Trial and Jury Selection Added: December, 05 2018

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Joseph Bavaro, Jeffrey Kimmel

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

MedMal Skills Series: Knocking Your Case Out of the Park - PART 1 Added: December, 03 2018

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Carolyn Caccese, Robert Elliott, John Bonina, Vincent Nagler

MedMal Skills Series: Knocking Your Case Out of the Park - PART 2 Added: December, 03 2018

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Jim Wilkens, Tim Sheehan, Kristin Kucsma

MedMal Skills Series: Knocking Your Case Out of the Park - PART 3 Added: December, 03 2018

Credits: 2

Lecturer: John Barker, Robert Danzi, Judge Ellen Spodek

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

Summation: The Final Battle Added: March, 12 2019

Credits: 2

Lecturer: Christopher Holbrook, Esq.

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
A Discussion on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Added: November, 28 2018

Credits: 1

Lecturer: Rita Kakati Shah, Ayanna Blake

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.

How #MeToo is Changing the Legal Landscape Added: January, 25 2019

Credits: 1 , Ethics Credits: 1

Lecturer: Gena Usenheimer, Nila Merola

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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Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias courses, programs and activities must relate to the practice of law and may include, among other things, implicit and explicit bias, equal access to justice, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession, and sensitivity to cultural and other differences when interacting with members of the public, judges, jurors, litigants, attorneys and court personnel.

  • A Discussion on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Our presenters will engage the attendees in a discussion about discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Applicable laws, rules and regulations will also be reviewed.
  • Breaking Down Bias: Identifying and Eliminating Inequality in the Legal Profession

    Join our experts as they explore the impact of explicit and implicit bias inside and outside the courtroom. They will discuss leading edge developments and new research about how perceptions of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability impact the legal community and how one's underlying attitudes and judgments may affect the legal profession more generally. Attendees will get an inside look at the ABA’s new “Bias Study” from the lead researchers on the project and will have an opportunity to explore and experience the topic in-depth.

  • How #MeToo is Changing the Legal Landscape

    Over 17 Million women have reported sexual assault since 1998. October 2018 marked the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement's elevation into the national spotlight. In this presentation, we will discuss best practices for preventing sexual harassment and creating a culture of respect and inclusivity in the workplace. We will also discuss the major legislative changes at the federal, state and local levels.

  • Raising the Bar: Creating an Ethical and Inclusive Workplace

    Join our ethics gurus, Michael Ross and Kaylin Whittingham, as they discuss the intersection of ethics and diversity in the law office. Their interactive approach will invite audience participation as they pose various real-world law office scenarios. Learn how to resolve conflicts and develop an ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace.
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