Committee on Continuing Legal Education

The Continuing Legal Education Committee strives to provide and ensure that new and experienced attorneys are provided with the most up-to-date commercial and federal litigation information through CLE programming that is timely and informative. The Committee’s premier, one of a kind program, entitled the Commercial Litigation Academy, was launched in 2010 and brings together practitioners, in-house counsel and judges to speak to and teach New York attorneys a range of topics in commercial and federal litigation.  The annual Academy takes place over two days and includes eight separate panels covering topics from inception of a commercial litigation through trial and appeal.  The committee also facilitates and oversees multiple other CLE programming for members of the section and state bar.

The Committee on Continuing Legal Education is chaired by Kevin J. Smith, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, New York City

The Committee will be sponsoring the following events:

  • April 9, 2014: 2014 Joint Seminar, Appellate Divisions for the First and Second Judicial Departments, hosted by The Appellate Division, Second Department;
  • Spring 2014: , Program on Third-Party Litigation Funding;
  • Spring 2014: Third Annual Commercial Litigation Academy.  This is a two-day program, covering approximately eight topics in commercial litigation, from initiation of a commercial dispute through appeal.

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