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NYSBA Announces Dates for Popular Ethics Seminar


The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association are pleased to present, "Introductory Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2011."

This very special program has evolved over the years, but has always remained true to its original concept and is now being presented for the twelfth time. The concept is to present a two part program where speakers first make substantive presentations outlining recent developments in legal ethics and emphasizing the importance of civility, followed by an unrehearsed colloquium based on "real world" practical fact patterns that would help guide litigators through the maze of ethical and civility dilemmas faced in everyday practice. It has proven to be one of the NYSBA's most successful CLE programs.

The program is designed for all practicing attorneys regardless of their level of expertise, and includes a review of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, disciplinary rules, recent developments and cases of interest. Conflicts of interest and law firm civility issues will also be discussed. Panelists include judges, ethics experts and experienced practitioners. The program carries 4.0 CLE Ethics credits.

Program Pamphlet Link

Friday, April 15, 2011 - Long Island
Friday, April 15, 2011 - Rochester
Friday, April 29, 2011 - Albany
Friday, April 29, 2011 - Buffalo
Friday, April 29, 2011 - New York City

- Scott N. Fein, Esq. (Chair), Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP
- Bruce Feldman, Esq., New York State Department of Transportation Division of Legal Affairs
- Honorable David R. Homer, United States Magistrate Judge
- E. Stewart Jones Jr., Esq., E. Stewart Jones Law Firm, PLLC
- Michael J. Murphy, Esq., Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C.
- Robert T. Schofield, Esq., Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP

- Heath J. Szymczak, Esq. (Chair), Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP
- Jeremy A. Colby, Esq., Erie County Attorney's Office
- Cheryl Smith Fisher, Esq., Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
- Arthur A. Herdzik, Esq., Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer & Monte, P.C.
- Honorable John A. Michalek, J.S.C., Erie County Supreme Court
- Honorable Hugh B. Scott, United States Magistrate Judge, Western District of New York

- John M. Brickman, Esq. (Chair), Ackerman, Levine, Cullen, Brickman & Limmer, LLP
- Honorable Leonard B. Austin, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department
- Honorable Stephen Bucaria, Commercial Division, Nassau County Supreme Court
- Andrew J. Luskin, Esq., Ackerman, Levine, Cullen Brickman & Limmer, LLP
- Chris McDonough, Esq., McDonough and McDonough LLP
- Honorable Erica Prager, Nassau County District Court
- David M. Wirtz, Esq., Littler Mendelson, P.C.

- Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq. (Chair), Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
- Justice Timothy S. Driscoll, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassua County
- Jeremy R. Feinberg, Esq., Office of Court Administration
- Hal Lieberman, Esq., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
- Victor J. Rocco, Esq., Hafetz Necheles & Rocco
- Jamie B.W. Stecher, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
- Mark Zauderer, Esq., Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP

- David H. Tennant, Esq. (Chair), Nixon Peabody LLP
- Daniel A. Drake, Esq., Attorney Grievance Committee for the Seventh Judicial District
- Jeremy R. Feinberg, Esq., Office of Court Administration
- LaMarr J. Jackson, Esq., Harris Chesworth O'Brien Johnstone Welch & Leone LLP
- Honorable Nancy Smith, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

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