Ethics and Civility 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 
| New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207

Friday, April 13, 2018 | Genesee Grand Hotel
1060 East Genesee Street | Syracuse, NY 13210

Friday, April 13, 2018 | Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
5020 Main Street | Amherst, NY 14226

Friday, April 13, 2018 | Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, L.I., NY 11747

Friday, April 20, 2018 | CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10016 | Live & Webcast

4.0 MCLE Credits
4.0 Ethics

Who Should Attend
Attorneys of all levels of experience, across all subject matter disciplines.

What 2017 Attendees Said
>“One of the best CLE programs I have ever attended!”
>“Colloquium was excellent!”
>“Excellent format, lecture and panel!”
>“This 4-point ethics program is great!”

Program Agenda & Faculty

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 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 uncivil adversaries and civility issues within the law firm. The program will conclude with a discussion of real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists – certain to benefit attorneys in all substantive areas of practice.

Don't miss this opportunity to obtain 4.0 MCLE Ethics credits at this lively and thought-provoking program, which is annually one of NYSBA's best attended CLE seminars.

Program Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.      Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.      Welcome and Introduction
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    What's New for 2018 on Ethics?
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  Civility in Everyday Lawyering: What are the Basic Lessons to be Learned? 
                                        - The Civility Rules
                                        - The Uncivil Adversary
                                        - Civility vs. Aggressiveness
                                        - Law Firm Civility Issues
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Colloquium on Ethics and Civility
1:00 p.m.                        Adjournment

Overall Program Chair

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

Scott N. Fein, Esq. (Chair)
| Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
Hon. Mae D’Agostino | United States District Court, Northern District of New York 
Bruce D. Feldman, Esq. | NYS Office of the Attorney General
E. Stewart Jones, Esq. | E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy
Michael J. Murphy, Esq. | Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C.
Robert T. Schofield, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP 

David G. Brock, Esq. (Chair) | Kavinoky Cook, LLP | Buffalo
Howard B. Cohen, Esq. | Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan, P.C. 
Elizabeth M. Midgley, Esq. | Anspach Law
Roderick J. Quebral, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Eighth Department
Leonard D. Zaccagnino, Esq. | Shaw & Shaw, P.C. 

Long Island
John M. Brickman, Esq. (Chair) | McLaughlin & Stern LLP 
Andrew J. Luskin, Esq. | McLaughlin & Stern LLP

Nicole Marlow-Jones, Esq. (Chair) | Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC 
Robert A. Barrer, Esq. | Barclay Damon, LLP
Brian J. Butler, Esq. | Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks | United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York
Paul G. Ferrara, Esq. | Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC
Mary E. Gasparini, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Fifth Judicial District
Stephen T. Helmer, Esq. | Mackenzie Hughes LLP
Julian B. Modesti, Esq. | Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C.
Kristin Nicoll, Esq. | Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq. (Chair) | Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
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. | Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP 

Program Co-Sponsors
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Committee on Attorney Professionalism
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

NYSBA Members $135
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Members
Non Members $235

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available: Friday, April 20, 2018*

If you cannot watch the webcast at the scheduled time and date, 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.
 *Note: Newly admitted attorneys registered for the webcast must watch the Ethics segment in real-time in order to earn credit.

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Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early. Registrations received at the door are subject to an additional $15.00 registration fee. Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00.