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Dear YLS Member:
Welcome all to the July-August issue of Electronically In-Touch. This issue will update you not only on the upcoming events the YLS has planned for you but we are pleased to have some of our section liaisons update us on their respective sections. We thank them for their contribution to this issue and strongly encourage all section liaisons to use this publication to keep the YLS informed of the substantive law sections’ upcoming events.
There is also a new section we are launching where you can give suggestions for CLE programming. We are also letting you know about some new CLE programs coming up this fall.
This is a member-driven publication, so please do not hesitate to send us an article. Submissions should be sent to me at email@example.com. Electronically In Touch is a monthly publication. The deadline for submissions is the 10th of the month.
Philip G. Fortino,
Upcoming YLS Events
Regional Executive Committee Meetings
The Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee will convene for its second meeting of the Section year. In an effort to accommodate work-related schedules and commitments, and to encourage attendance and participation at the meeting, we have planned to bring the meeting to you by holding five regional meetings. All Young Lawyer Section Members are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Meetings are scheduled to take place at the following locations, and are also available via conference call. If you plan to participate, please notify Megan O’Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call in number:
August 22, 2007
August 24, 2007
These meetings will acquaint new and returning members with the 2007-2008 Executive Committee; will give you an opportunity to learn more about duties and responsibilities; and will give us an opportunity to talk about the Section’s goals, activities, and initiatives for the coming year. A light dinner will be served at each meeting. Business will be concluded by 7:00 p.m. The success of the Young Lawyers Section depends on your active involvement.
Lawyers Section Fall Program
Filled with CLE CREDIT!
We are pleased to
announce the 2007 Fall Program of the Young Lawyers Section. This year
the meeting will be held on Friday, October 19 - Saturday, October 20 at
the New York State Bar Headquarters in
Friday, October 19,
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner on your own
Saturday, October 20,
10:00 a.m. – 11:30
9:30 a.m. – 12:30
10:25 a.m. – 11:15
11:20a.m. – 12:10
12:30 p.m. – 1:30
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
3:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Registration and program
information will be sent in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing
Section Liaison Updates
Business Law Section
The Business Law Section and
the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association invite
you to a Private Evening Cruise and Reception aboard the luxury yacht
Zephyr on Monday, September
17, 2007, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Boarding Time: 6:45. Leaving from
Cost: $50.00 for NYSBA Business
Law or NYSBA Young Lawyers Section members. $90 for non-section members. You may join the
Business Law Section free prior to the event and receive the member rate
for the cruise. To
join* the Business Law Section to get the member rate, contact Stephanie
Bugos at 518-487-5524 or email@example.com. Space is
limited, so don’t delay! Due to space limitations, we must limit attendance to
participating attorneys. Registration and pre-payment required no later
than Sept. 6th. Register online at www.nysba.org/BusinessLawCruise07,
or send a check made payable to: New York State Bar Association, Attn:
Membership Committee Chair: Andrea Elder-Howell - firstname.lastname@example.org
*Membership in the New York State Bar Association is required in order to join a section of the association. Offer valid for new section members only. If you are not an association member and join by October 31st, you will receive free association and Business Law Section membership through 12/31/07. If you join the association for 2008, you will receive Business Law Section membership free for 2008.
The Family Law Section
had its Summer Meeting at the Equinox Hotel in
Join a FLS Committee
Are you interested in a particular FLS committee? You do not need to be a member of the FLS Executive Committee to join any of the other existing FLS committees. You need only be a member of the Family Law Section. So, join a committee, today! Go to www.nysba.org to see a list of the 23 FLS committees.
New FLS Listserve
The new FLS listserve has been up and running since June 2007. Many attorneys, both new and experienced, have logged on both to seek and to give advice on various issues and the discussions have been lively and interesting. You must be a member of the FLS to join the listserve. Go to www.nysba.org to join.
New Law - Section 250 of the Domestic Relations Law
The NYS Legislature recently enacted new law -- DRL Section 250, which changes the statute of limitations for a spouse to attack or raise as a defense, a prenuptial or postnuptial marital agreement from six years to three years. More importantly, the three-year statute of limitations is tolled during the parties' marriage until a matrimonial action or proceeding is commenced or the death of one of the parties. Section 250 resolves the split between the first and second departments as to whether the statute of limitations should be tolled during marriage so that parties in an intact and viable marriage would not be forced to review and seek to invalidate their prenuptial or marital agreements within the specified time limit, possibly creating unnecessary marital strife. The new law became effective immediately upon signing on July 3, 2007 and does not apply to separation or marital settlement agreements.
& Compensation Law Section
The Torts Insurance and
Compensation Law Section (TICL) remains focused on involving more young
lawyers in their section activities.
One of their primary goals at the present time is to try
and involve at least one young lawyer on all of their CLE
panels. Anyone with a
focus or interest in this area of law who would like to potentially
participate as a future CLE speaker should feel free to contact me at
any time. For all
those looking to travel, you should look for more information on the
TICL sections meeting in
John H. Snyder
Real Property Law
Don't miss out on a great opportunity for YLS members to network and to discuss real property issues with seasoned members of the Bar.
The next "Cases and Cocktails" gathering will be held September 11, 2007 Are you ready for a good time and a discussion of the latest developments in Real Property Law?
The Upstate Members of
the Real Estate Finance Committee are sponsoring these informal
gatherings to be held throughout the year in the
With the assistance of Sharon Prise Azurin of Phillips Lytle LLP, this gathering will be held in conjunction with the Bar Association of Erie County Banking Law Committee. Don’t miss this opportunity to socialize and share ideas!
Do you have a great idea for a CLE program? How about a specific topic to add to an existing program? Katherine Suchocki, Esq., Staff Attorney for the CLE Department wants your ideas for future CLE programs. This includes new program ideas as well as hot topics or modifications for existing programs. We will post your ideas in the Electronically In-Touch so we can generate interest about the suggestions. Please submit your ideas to me at email@example.com and to Ms. Suchocki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All submissions that are used in the Electronically In-Touch will be published anonymously unless otherwise directed.
Upcoming NYSBA CLE Programs
HANDLING A NO-FAULT CASE: The Fundamentals and Strategies for Representing Plaintiffs and Defendants
Almost every attorney is
asked sooner or later to assist a client with the complex legalities
that follow an automobile accident.
This program will cover new developments in No-Fault
Get the answers to these questions and many more.
What is No-Fault coverage?
When and where do you file a No-Fault claim?
What are the time limits?
What is the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC)?
What happens if expenses exceed the $50,000 available under No-Fault?
When do claims go to arbitration?
Thursday, October 11,
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 18,
Friday, October 19, 2007 - Melville, LI - Hilton Huntington
Thursday, November 1,
CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS: The Law and the Trial
Each year thousands of
construction workers are injured or killed in construction site
accidents. Although construction companies are required under the law to
inspect each site with safety engineers and implement a wide variety of
safety measures, construction workers face a greater risk of
work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other
Friday, September 28,
Friday, October 12, 2007
- Uniondale, LI -
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15,
Friday, November 16, 2007
PROSECUTING AND DEFENDING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
A must for both new and experienced attorneys, this practical seminar will provide an overview of the key issues in medical malpractice litigation through a combination of lectures and practical demonstrations. Learn how to determine the relevant standard of care, how to prepare your case, how to avoid common pitfalls and how to examine expert witnesses.
Wednesday, October 17,
Friday, October 19, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007 -
Long Island - Holiday Inn
Friday, November 2, 2007
Wednesday, November 7,
SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW UPDATE 2007
Disputes in special education law typically arise when parents don't agree with school administrators' proposed individualized education programs. In disputed cases, parents typically charge that the school system is either not doing enough or is providing the wrong services for their child.
If you represent, or are thinking about representing a school district or a client whose child has a disability, this timely seminar will provide you with an overview of special education law and bring you up to date on the latest developments and recent changes. Featuring a panel of authoritative practitioners, the program will explore critical issues affecting every special education law practitioner and provide insights on how to effectively represent your client when special education issues are at hand.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 28,
SECURITIES ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION 2007
Leading members of the claimants and defense bar will provide their views and insights on issues ranging from the filing of a claim through discovery and the actual hearing of the case. Senior administrators from the NYSE and the FINRA, arbitrators, mediators, and counsel for claimants and respondents will share step-by-step advice on how to conduct hearings in the most effective way for their clients.
Thursday, November 29,
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