Legal Ethics in the Real World 2019

Sponsored by the Committee on Professional Ethics and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.

Since the new Rules of Professional Conduct replaced the former Code of Professional Responsibility in 2009, the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued over 320 formal opinions. Many of these address new ways of promoting and providing legal services, and the ethical problems arising from those innovations.

This program will examine recent opinions and address changes in forms of practice, business development, fees and other kinds of compensation, and lawyer advertising, as well as questions about competence, confidentiality and conflicts of interest, and ethics issues that arise in litigation.

You will hear about these changes directly from members of the Committee, as well as leading lawyers, ethicists and disciplinary counsel. Whether or not you agree with what is happening, you owe it to yourself and your colleagues to stay current on the rapidly evolving rules of conduct.

Thursday, June 6 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Rochester
Thursday, June 6 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Westchester
Monday, June 10 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Albany & Webcast
Monday, June 10 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | NYC
Thursday, June 13 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Long Island
Wednesday, June 19 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Syracuse
Friday, June 21 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Buffalo
Monday, June 24 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Ithaca


4.0 MCLE Credits | 4.0 Ethics

NYSBA Member: $150 | Non-Member: $250



Agenda Topics

> Fees, Conflicts and Confidentiality
> Multiple Practice Issues


Program Faculty Alphabetical 

Harry B. Besunder, Esq. | MargolinBesunder, LLP
Beverley S. Braun, Esq. | HSBC Bank of USA
Jay C. Carlisle II, JD. | Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University
Janice J. DiGennaro, Esq. | Rivkin Radler LLP
Monica A. Duffy, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Third Judicial Department
Cheryl Smith Fisher, Esq. | Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Hon. Kenneth L. Gartner | Lynn Gartner Dunne, LLP
Mary E. Gasparini, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Fifth Judicial District
Guy C. Giancarlo, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, 8th Judicial District
Anthony J. Gigliotti, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Fifth Judicial District
Jill I. Gross, JD. | Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University
Marjorie E. Gross, Esq. | Law Office of Marjorie E. Gross
Peter G. Grossman, Esq.| Barney, Grossman, Dubow & Troy, LLP
Ralph L. Halpern, Esq. 
Richard Hamburger, Esq. | Hamburger, Maxson, Yaffe & McNally, LLP
Gerard E. Harper, Esq. | Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Lawrence T. Hausman, Esq. | The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau
Steve Krantz, Esq. | New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct
Michael J. Lingle, Esq. | Thomas & Solomon LLP
Edward Z. Menkin, Esq. | Edward Z. Menkin Attorney at Law
Joseph E. Neuhaus, Esq. | Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Marian C. Rice, Esq. | L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP
Richard Rifkin, Esq.
Hon. John C. Rowley | Tompkins County Court
Deborah A. Scalise, Esq. | Scalise & Hamilton P
Khandikile Mvunga Sokoni, Esq. | True, Walsh & Sokoni, LLP
Mark J. Solomon, Esq. | Law Offices of Mark J. Solomon
Hon. Robert A. Spolzino, Esq. | Spolzino Smith Buss & Jacobs, LLP
James T. Townsend, Esq.
Michael Whiteman, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

Program Faculty by Location

Rochester Faculty 
Michael J. Lingle, Esq. | Thomas & Solomon LLP
Beverley S. Braun, Esq. | HSBC Bank of USA
Mark J. Solomon, Esq. | Law Offices of Mark J. Solomon
James T. Townsend, Esq.

Westchester Faculty
Hon. Kenneth L. Gartner | Lynn Gartner Dunne, LLP
Jay C. Carlisle II, JD. | Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University
Deborah A. Scalise, Esq. | Scalise & Hamilton PC
Hon. Robert A. Spolzino, Esq. | Spolzino Smith Buss & Jacobs, LLP
Jill I. Gross, JD. | Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University

Albany Faculty

Michael Whiteman, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
Monica A. Duffy, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Third Judicial District
Steve Krantz, Esq.
Richard Rifkin, Esq.
James T. Townsend, Esq.

New York City Faculty
Marjorie E. Gross, Esq. | Law Office of Marjorie E. Gross
Gerard E. Harper, Esq. | Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Lawrence T. Hausman, Esq. | The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau
Joseph E. Neuhaus, Esq. | Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Long Island Faculty
Richard Hamburger, Esq. | Hamburger, Maxson, Yaffe & McNally, LLP
Harry B. Besunder, Esq. | MargolinBesunder, LLP
Janice J. DiGennaro, Esq. | Rivkin Radler LLP
Hon. Kenneth L. Gartner | Lynn Gartner Dunne, LLP
Marian C. Rice, Esq. | L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP

Syracuse Faculty
Mary E. Gasparini, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Fifth Judicial District
Anthony J. Gigliotti, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Fifth Judicial District
Edward Z. Menkin, Esq. | Edward Z. Menkin Attorney at Law
Mark J. Solomon, Esq. | Law Offices of Mark J. Solomon

Buffalo Faculty 
Cheryl Smith Fisher, Esq. | Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Beverley S. Braun, Esq. | HSBC Bank of USA
Guy C. Giancarlo, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, 8th Judicial District
Ralph L. Halpern, Esq. | Committee on Professional Ethics
Mark J. Solomon, Esq. | Law Offices of Mark J. Solomon

Ithaca Faculty 
Mark J. Solomon, Esq. | Law Offices of Mark J. Solomon
Monica A. Duffy, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Third Judicial District
Peter G. Grossman, Esq. | Barney, Grossman, Dubow & Troy, LLP
Hon. John C. Rowley | Tompkins County Court
Khandikile M. Sokoni, Esq. | True, Walsh & Sokoni, LLP
James T. Townsend, Esq.


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