Intro to Civil Practice Skills: Torts, Personal Injury and Insurance Law

Intro to Civil Practice Skills: Torts, Personal Injury and Insurance Law

New York City & Webcast | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | CFA Society New York | 1540 Broadway | Suite 1010 | New York, NY 10036
Buffalo | Friday, June 8, 2018 | Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst | 5020 Main Street | Amherst, NY 14226
Melville, Long Island | Friday, June 8, 2018 | Melville Marriott | 1350 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, NY 11747

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at all locations.

*Special Offer: NYSBA members receive 2018 membership in the TICL Section included with registration. The free membership will be processed after June 8, provided concurrent NYSBA membership. To opt out of the offer, contact

6.0 MCLE Credits in Skills

Not Able to Attend in Person?
This program will be streamed as a live webcast on: Wednesday, May 30, 2018*

The recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date for a 60 day period enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.*Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the live program in order to earn Skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the webcast.


Program Description
Featuring a newly revised agenda, this full-day basic program is designed for both newly-admitted attorneys, as well as more experienced attorneys, interested in learning or reviewing the issues confronting those who litigate cases involving a wide range of personal injury or insurance claims, whether incurred in an automobile accident, an accident at commercial or personal premises, or on a sidewalk. Experienced faculty members will discuss the law, skills, issues and practice pointers for litigating personal injury and insurance cases.

Attorneys who have attended past Practical Skills: Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice programs can attend this program for MCLE credit.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand or refresh your skills!

Who Should Attend: Civil litigators, both Plaintiff and Defense; Personal injury attorneys; Insurance company attorneys; Newly-admitted attorneys; Experienced attorneys

Please click here to view the detailed Program Agenda

- The Lawsuit: Venue, Pleadings & Discovery
   NYC:  Daniel G. Ecker, Esq. | Lever Gottfried Ecker PLLC
              Chevon A. Brooks, Esq. | Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer P.A.
   Buffalo: John E. Abeel, Esq. | William Mattar, P.C.
               Aaron M. Adoff, Esq. | Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
   Long Island: William Goodbody, Esq. | Milber Makris Plousadis and Seiden, LLP

- Premises Liability: Burden of Proof and Defenses
   NYC:  Steven T. Goldstein, Esq. | Goldstein & Handwerker, LLC
              Amy L. Schaefer, Esq. | Cornell Grace, P.C.
   Buffalo: Jesse J. Cooke, Esq. | Duggan, Pawlowski & Cooke LLP
   Long Island:  Daniel W. McCally, Esq. | Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP

- Auto Insurance Claims and SUM
   NYC:  Michael L. Taub, Esq. | Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP
              Jonathan A. Dachs, Esq. | Shayne, Dachs, Sauer & Dachs, LLP
   Buffalo: David M. Goodman, Esq. | Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
   Long Island:  Abigail L. Malone, Esq. | Mendolia & Stenz

- Insurance Coverage Fundamentals - Why It's Important to Every Claim
   NYC:   Lisa M. Campisi, Esq. | Blank Rome LLP
               Joshua C. Zimring, Esq. | Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP
   Buffalo: Dan D. Kohane, Esq. | Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
   Long Island: Alexi Theodore Poulianos, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP

- Mediation & Trial: Perspectives from the Defense and Plaintiff's Bar
   NYC:  Thomas M. Oliva, Esq. | Pena & Kahn PLLC
              Mickey R. Schneider, Esq. | Kennedys CMK LLP
   Buffalo: Elise L. Cassar, Esq. | Law Offices of Destin C. Santacrose
   Long Island:  Kenneth R. Lange, Esq.  | Smith Mazure Director Wilkins Young & Yagerman, P.C.
- Taking, Perfecting and Arguing the Appeal
   NYC:  Steven D. Jannace, Esq. | Simmons Jannace DeLuca LLP
              Colleen E. Hastie, Esq. | Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
   Buffalo: Robert C. Brucato, Esq. | Counsel Press
   Long Island:  Brendan T. Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla

NYC Program Faculty Biographies
Buffalo Program Faculty Biographies
Long Island Program Faculty Biographies.  

Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Chair
Timothy Fennell, Esq.
 | Amdursky, Pelky, Fennell & Wallen PC

Overall Program Chair
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq.  | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP   

Local Chairs

Timothy E. Delahunt, Esq.
  |  Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP

Eric D. Suben, Esq. | Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
Long Island
Matthew S. Libroia, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP 

Program Co-Sponsors
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

NYSBA Members: $175
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Members: $135
Non Members: $275

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