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NYSBA UPSTATE NEW YORK TRI-CITY JUDICIAL SUMMIT - March 7, 2012


THREE-CITIES, ONE MISSION: STREAMLINING LITIGATION
VIEWS FROM THE BENCH IN UPSTATE NEW YORK


When: March 7, 2012 from 3:30-5:30 pm (reception to follow 5:30-6:30 pm)

CLE Credits: 2 MCLE (Professional Practice)
(for experienced attorneys, credit not approved for newly admitted attorneys)

Cost: $25.00


"If we win another such battle . . . we will be completely lost"
- King Pyrrhus of Epirus (279 B.C.)


Courts are being asked to do more with less. At the same time, counsel (both inside and outside counsel) are faced with mounting pressures to quickly and cheaply navigate an increasingly complex system of rules, legislation, and decisions, all of which have made litigation riskier and more expensive. A litigant's "day in court" may take months or even years, and may result in a disproportionately large price tag as compared to the relief sought. "Justice delayed" has unexpected (but very real) economic and lost opportunity costs.

The New York State Bar Association will present a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in a dialogue with a panel of federal and state court judges from across Upstate, New York. The panel will discuss the nuts and bolts of litigation (with a focus on commercial litigation) and ways in which it can be made more efficient and cost-effective, including approaches to discovery (including electronic discovery), motion practice, case management, and ADR.

There will be a reception following the discussion. Relevant materials will also be provided. All judges and location participants in all three cities will be connected via live interactive video feed.

The panel will consist of six judges from Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo (three New York State Commercial Division justices and three federal magistrate judges):

Hon. Deborah H. Karalunas
Justice of the Supreme Court
Onondaga County Supreme Court

Hon. Jeremiah J. McCarthy
United States Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Hon. John A. Michalek
Justice of the Supreme Court
Erie County Supreme Court

Hon. Marian W. Payson
United States Magistrate Judge
U. S. District Court, Western District of New York

Hon. David E. Peebles
United States Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Hon. Matthew Rosenbaum
Justice of the Supreme Court
Monroe County Supreme Court


Moderators:
Mitchell J. Katz, Esq. - Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C. (Syracuse) - Program Chair
Sharon M. Porceillo, Esq. - Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP (Rochester)
Heath J. Szymczak, Esq. - Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP (Buffalo)
David H. Tennant, Esq. - Nixon Peabody LLP - Ex Officio (Chair, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section)


You can attend and participate at any of the following locations:

SYRACUSE
Onondaga County Courthouse
Room 400
401 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

ROCHESTER
Hall of Justice
99 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14614

BUFFALO
Ceremonial Courtroom
Old County Hall
92 Franklin Street, 2d Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202


RSVP INFORMATION:

ONLINE - Buffalo Location
ONLINE - Rochester Location
ONLINE - Syracuse Location

or

BY FAX to State Bar Service Center re: Streamlining Litigation March 7, 2012 at 518.487.5758. See the fax form for Discounts and Scholarship information. Click here for fax form

or

EMAIL to sbsc@nysba.org re: Streamlining Litigation March 7, 2012 and include information requested on the fax form


Questions?? Please contact Patricia Johnson, Esq. before 2/17/12 and after 2/26/12 at 518.487.5688


PLEASE NOTE: For security purposes you must RSVP to attend and no one will be admitted to the courthouses after 4:30. Please advise if you are attending the CLE only (3:30-5:30 p.m.) or the CLE and reception (3:30-6:30 p.m.). The $25.00 fee includes the reception.


Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Kathy Heider at (518) 487-5500 or kheider@nysba.org.

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