1.5 MCLE Credits*
CLE Video Webcast Archive
LPM CLE Webcast sponsored by the Law
Practice Management Committee of the New York State Bar
Featuring Deborah A. Scalise, Esq., Scalise &
Hamilton LLP, Scarsdale, NY
An unforeseen crisis can be difficult to
manage and can jeopardize your law practice. Planning ahead is essential
to providing competent representation and preventing disciplinary
problems. Most law firms know they need a disaster recovery
plan, but don’t have one. Maybe your firm has started its
emergency planning procedures, but how can you be certain it is
comprehensive or that you are not overlooking important functions,
contingencies and considerations? Without an effective and customized
plan, your firm is at risk.
This program will cover:
About the Presenter
DEBORAH A. SCALISE ESQ.
Deborah A. Scalise is a partner in the firm SCALISE
& HAMILTON, LLP in Scarsdale, New York. The Firm focuses its
practice on the representation of professionals (lawyers, judges,
accountants, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, and
government employees) in professional responsibility and ethics matters,
and white-collar criminal matters. Before entering private practice, Ms.
Scalise held the position of Deputy Attorney General in Charge of Public
Advocacy for the Westchester Region for more than two years and was
responsible for cases involving consumer frauds, civil rights, public
integrity and environmental concerns. Prior to that, she was the Deputy
Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First
Judicial Department. In her nine years at the Committee, she litigated
complex disciplinary matters including, investigations, hearings and
appellate review of attorney ethical misconduct pursuant to the Code of
Professional Responsibility, the Judiciary Law and the New York Rules of
Court. She supervised and trained staff attorneys and was actively
involved in office management. In addition, she served as an Assistant
District Attorney in Kings County for three and a half years where she
handled economic crimes and arson cases. Ms. Scalise received a Juris
Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from John Jay
College of the City University of New York. Ms. Scalise also earned a
Master of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College
of the City University of New York.
Ms. Scalise is active in several bar associations.
She has served two terms as Vice President to Women's Bar Association of
the State of New York (WBASNY), where she also serves as the Chair of
the Professional Ethics Committee. She is President Elect, Vice
President and Co-chair of the Grievance/Ethics Committee of the
Westchester Women's Bar Association and is also the Secretary for the
White Plains Bar Association. She serves as Outreach Co-chair for both
organizations and is actively involved in educational programs and
events for students including Take Your Children to Work Day as well as
Law Day. She is a member of the American Bar Association and served on
the Public Sector Lawyer's Division and Ethics and CLE Committees. She
is also a member of the New York State Bar Association where she serves
on the Attorney Professionalism Committee and the Law Practice
Continuity Committee and a member of the Westchester County Bar
Association where she served as Co-chair of the Ethics and Professional
Responsibility Committee for two years. As a member of the New Rochelle
Bar Association, she serves as a Small Claims Court Arbitrator in the
New Rochelle City Court.
This program was recorded on April 25, 2012.
*Please note: Newly admitted attorneys cannot receive
MCLE credit for participation in CLE webcasts and
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resources available to NYSBA members, visit www.nysba.org/LPM.
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