September 18, 2009


New York State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee Presents Full-Day Workshops Across the State on Trial Law September 25th - October 9th - November 6th

ALBANY--The New York State Bar Association announced today that nationally recognized trial attorney and author Henry G. Miller (Clark, Gagliardi & Miller, P.C.) will lead a series of seminars on trial practice as part of its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program.  Covering every phase of trial, this seminar, called "Henry Miller - The Trial," will include live demonstrations and practical tips on trial advocacy for both novice and experienced attorneys, as well as NYSBA student members.  From pre-trial preparation to opening statements, examination, summation and post-trial activity, this seminar will offer useful information and will include a segment on ethics.  Attendees will earn 7.5 MCLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit.

"The New York State Bar Association is always looking for new ways to provide members with outstanding services and resources that allow them to improve their practice and excel as legal professionals," said State Bar Association President Michael E. Getnick (Getnick Livingston Atkinson & Priore, LLP of Utica and of counsel to Getnick & Getnick of New York City).  "It is a great privilege to welcome back our past president, the prestigious trial lawyer and celebrated author to present this Continuing Legal Education program.  The presentation will undoubtedly be extremely valuable to all who attend."   

Mr. Miller has been actively trying cases for more than 40 years.  As senior member of Clark, Gagliardi & Miller, P.C., in White Plains, he represents plaintiffs in a wide range of areas, including product liability, commercial, medical malpractice, automobile, premises, construction, sex abuse, legal malpractice, discrimination, whistleblower, real estate, dram shop and estate disputes. He is past president of the New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations and is both a Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Director of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers - two of the most prestigious national trial lawyer associations. Mr. Miller is a frequent guest on television and radio shows and has written extensively on trial practice.
Mr. Miller said, "My goal, somewhat ambitious, but most sincere, is that by the end of the day, all lawyers in attendance, be they beginners or seasoned veterans, will leave better advocates than when they arrived. And if we share a smile or two in recognition of our common foibles, that will be a further reward."

The program will be offered as follows:

September 25th
Affinia Manhattan
New York City

October 9th
Melville Marriott
Melville, Long Island

November 6th
Holiday Inn Wolf Road

For information on registration, program fees and the seminar agenda, visit

The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, State Bar programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.