Introductory Lessons on Ethics & Civility 2019

Program Description:
A sound ethical compass and a civil and professional demeanor are the hallmarks of successful and respected attorneys in all areas of practice.  This four hour program will provide attendees with an update on developments in the law in the area of attorney ethics, including the most recent case law.  The rules of civility will be discussed, with emphasis on practical pointers for dealing with the uncivil adversary and civility issues within the law firm.  The program concludes with a discussion of real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists which is certain to benefit attorneys in all substantive areas of practice.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of This Program! 

Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain 4 MCLE Ethics credits at this lively and thought-provoking program

Sponsored by the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, the Committee on Attorney Professionalism and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.  

Tuesday, April 9 | Hyatt Place Buffalo/AmherstBuffalo 
Wednesday, April 10 | NYSBA | Albany 
Friday, April 12 Melville Marriott Long IslandLong Island
Friday, April 12 | ConveneNYC & Webcast
Friday, April 12 | RIT Inn & Conference Center | Rochester  
*This program is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at all locations 
4.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 Ethics

NYSBA Member: $150 | Non-Member: $250
Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Member: $125

Learn more about the Introductory Lessons on Ethics & Civility 2019 CLE Program

Program Brochure

Agenda Topics

>What’s New for 2019 on Ethics?
>Civility in Everyday Lawyering: What Are the Basic Lessons to Be Learned?
>Colloquium on Ethics and Civility

Faculty Information

Overall Program Chair | Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq. | Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP 

Location Chairs
Sharon M. Porcellio, Esq. 
| Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC | Buffalo 
Scott N. Fein, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP | Albany
Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq. | Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP | NYC
John M. Brickman, Esq. | McLaughlin & Stern LLP | Long Island
David H. Tennant, Esq. | Law Office of David Tennant PLLC | Rochester

Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo | United States District Judge, W.D.N.Y.
Vincent E. Doyle III, Esq. | Connors LLP
Margaret C. Callanan, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Eighth Judicial District
Krista Gottlieb, Esq. | Neutral, Mediator, Arbitrator & Advocate ADR Center & Law Office

Hon. Mae A. D’Agostino | United States District Judge, N.D.N.Y.
Bruce D. Feldman, Esq. | Office of the Attorney General
Michael J. Murphy, Esq. | Carter Conboy
Andrew R. Safranko, Esq. | Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko
Robert T. Schofield, IV., Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

Long Island
Andrew J. Luskin, Esq. | McLaughlin & Stern, LLP
Chris G. McDonough, Esq. | Foley Griffin, LLP
David M. Wirtz, Esq. | Littler Mendelson P.C

Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy | New York State Supreme Court, County of New York
Danielle C. Lesser, Esq. | Morrison Cohen LLP
Hal R. Lieberman, Esq. | Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
Hon. Andrea Masley | New York State Supreme Court, County of New York
Carl Regelmann, Esq. | Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
Mark C. Zauderer, Esq. | Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP

Joseph Scott Brown, Esq. | Hodgson Russ LLP
Daniel A. Drake, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee for the Seventh Judicial District
Stephanie Nott, Esq. | Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP
Hon. Matthew A. Rosenbaum | NYS Supreme Court 7th Department | Commercial Division
Hon. Joanne M. Winslow | NYS Supreme Court 4th Department | Appellate Division

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to
Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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If you have any questions about this program, please contact CLE Program Manager Simone Smith, or the CLE Program Coordinator, Bridget Donlon.