Court of Appeals Judge Eugene F. Pigott, Jr to Deliver Remarks at SUNY at Buffalo Law School on November 8, 2011 at 6 pm (Room 106 in O'Brian Hall). Free and Open to the Public.
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NYSBA President Vincent E. Doyle, III and David Tennant, Section Chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, are inviting all members of the legal community (and law students and faculty) who live and practice in upstate New York to hear guest speaker Honorable Eugene F. Pigott, Jr. of the New York State Court of Appeals, and to experience the excitement of the NYSBA at work. The event will take place at SUNY at Buffalo Law School on November 8, 2011 at 6 pm (Room 106 in O'Brian Hall).
Judge Pigott will speak about appellate practice at all levels. He will describe creative techniques that can be employed to make your argument on appeal more persuasive. He will also discuss the diversity of practice rules among the appellate divisions, and the development of "best practices" guidelines to bring about greater uniformity between and among the various levels of appellate practice.
Judge Pigott is an Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, was born in Rochester, New York, in September 1946. He graduated from LeMoyne College (B.A.1968). Judge Pigott served on active duty in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970. While in the service, he was stationed in the Republic of Vietnam, serving as a Vietnamese interpreter. He graduated from SUNY at Buffalo School of Law (J.D. 1973) and was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 1974. Judge Pigott practiced law in Buffalo, New York, with the firm of Offermann, Fallon, Mahoney & Adner from 1974 to 1982. In 1982 he was appointed Erie County Attorney and served in that position until 1986. In 1986 he became chief trial counsel for the firm of Offermann, Cassano, Pigott & Greco. On February 4, 1997, he was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court by Governor George E. Pataki and thereafter was elected to a full 14-year term. In 1998 he was designated to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department and was appointed Presiding Justice on February 16, 2000. On August 18, 2006, he was nominated by Governor Pataki to the Court of Appeals. His nomination was confirmed by the New York State Senate on September 15, 2006.
Following the remarks, the Executive Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section will also hold an open meeting/open house for anyone who is interested.
The event will be video-conferenced and/or teleconferenced across the State to the following "upstate" locations: Albany (Hiscock & Barclay), Binghamton (Federal Courthouse), Rochester (Nixon Peabody) and Syracuse (Bond Shoeneck). Food and beverages will available at each location.
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Please email Mary Mann for more information and to confirm that you will be attending (and at which location).