Designed for all practicing
attorneys regardless of their level of expertise, the seminar features a
combination of lectures and a colloquium on ethics and
civility. Ethical issues faced by
attorneys will be explored through a discussion of real-world
hypothetical scenarios. Panelists include judges, ethics experts and
The program 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.
Reasons to Attend
Earn 4.0 Ethics
Includes a review of
the New York Rules of Professional Conduct
and cases of interest
Fact patterns will address
everyday civility and ethical issues
8:30-9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION (outside of meeting room)
9:00-9:10 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
NEW FOR 2011 ON ETHICS?
Speakers: Daniel A.
Drake, Esq.; LaMarr J. Jackson, Esq. and
Honorable Nancy Smith (Rochester)
Andrew J. Luskin, Esq. (Long Island)
Michael J. Murphy, Esq. and Robert T. Schofield, Esq. (Albany)
Hal Lieberman, Esq. (New York City) Jeremy A. Colby, Esq. (Buffalo)
10:00-10:30 II. CIVILITY IN EVERYDAY LAWYERING: WHAT ARE THE BASIC LESSONS TO
H. Tennant, Esq. (Rochester)
John M. Brickman, Esq. (Long Island) Honorable David R. Homer and E. Stewart Jones, Jr., Esq.
Mark Zauderer, Esq. (New York City) Arthur A. Herdzik, Esq. (Buffalo)
10:45-12:45 p.m. III. COLLOQUIUM ON ETHICS AND CIVILITY
Hypothetical Fact Patterns to Address Everyday Civility
Panelists: Daniel A. Drake, Esq.; Jeremy R. Feinberg,
LaMarr J. Jackson, Esq.; Honorable Nancy
Smith; David H. Tennant,
John M. Brickman, Esq.; Honorable Leonard B. Austin; Honorable
Stephen Bucaria; Andrew J. Luskin, Esq.;
Chris McDonough, Esq.; Honorable Erica Prager; David M. Wirtz,
Esq. (Long Island)
Scott N. Fein, Esq.; Bruce
Feldman, Esq.; Honorable David R. Homer; E. Stewart Jones, Jr., Esq.;
Michael J. Murphy, Esq.; Robert T. Schofield, Esq. (Albany)
Jeremy A. Colby, Esq.; Cheryl Smith Fisher, Esq.; Arthur A. Herdzik,
Esq.; Honorable John A. Michalek; Honorable Hugh B.
Scott; Heath J. Szymczak, Esq. (Buffalo)
Jeremy R. Feinberg, Esq.; Justice Timothy
S. Driscoll; Hal Lieberman, Esq.; Victor J. Rocco, Esq.; Jamie B.W.
Stecher, Esq.; Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq.; Mark Zauderer, Esq. (New York
Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq. Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
New York City Past Chair,
NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Local Chairs and Speakers
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.
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,
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.
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
From Buffalo-Niagara Int'l Airport: Exit the airport onto Rt. 33W and
continue to the 90E. Take exit 50, Rt. 290W. Exit on Niagara Falls Blvd.
exit 3 turn right.From the Canadian Border: (Peace Bridge) Take the 190N
to the 290E to exit 3B, Niagara Falls Blvd. N (Rt. 62). Our hotel is
just past the overpass on the right.From Niagara Falls Canada: (Rainbow
Bridge) Take the 190S to the 290E to exit 3B, Niagara Falls Blvd. N (Rt
62). Our hotel is just past the overpass on the right.From the NYS
Thruway (90) E or W: Exit 50, Rt. 290 W to exit 3, Niagara Falls Blvd.
Turn right at the signal and right again into our parking lot.
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