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    TICL Law School for Insurance Professionals - September 2016
  • Upcoming Events
    • August 16, 2016: Yankees v. Blue Jays and CLE on Assumption of risk

      August 16, 2016: Yankees v. Blue Jays - and a CLE on Assumption of Risk

      5:00 p.m. - 1 hour CLE on Assumption of Risk at Supreme Court, Bronx County, presented by Kevin G. Faley, Esq.
      7:00 p.m. - Enjoy the game at Yankee Stadium

      Presented by the Defense Association of New York (DANY), in association with the NYSBA Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section (TICL) and American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

      Cost: $80 for members of DANY, TICL or ABOTA | $95 for non-members

      Please note that NYSBA is not the MCLE provider for this course.

      For event details and to register, visit

    • September 2016: Law School for Insurance Professionals


      Law School for Insurance Professionals 2016

      Albany | Buffalo | Long Island | New York City

      Co-sponsored by the NYSBA Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section (TICL) and New York Insurance Association, Inc. (NYIA)

      Join insurance industry professionals and their counsel for a unique program involving direct interaction between some of New York’s top insurance and defense attorneys and the industry they serve. Law School for Insurance Professionals is a full-day seminar where coverage and defense attorneys share their knowledge and experience with insurance professionals from around the State. This course does not carry MCLE or CE credit. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

      Attend to receive insights and updates on current legal issues that the savvy insurance professional won’t want to miss.

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      Program Silver Sponsor: 
      Wade Clark Mulcahy

      Dates and Locations:

      New York City | September 15, 2016
      NYS Insurance Fund | 199 Church Street, New York, NY 10007

      Buffalo | September 16, 2016
      University at Buffalo School of Law | O'Brian Hall (Room 104), Buffalo, New York 14260

      Albany | September 16, 2016
      New York State Bar Center | One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207

      Long Island | September 22, 2016
      Touro Law School | 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722

      Time: 9:00am-4:20pm (lunch is included)
      Check back soon for complete timed agenda.


      Lunch and program book are included with registration.

      Registration fee: $105
      Group rate (5 or more from the same company): $95 each
      10% discount for New York Insurance Association (NYIA) or TICL Section members ($94.50 individual, $85.50 group rate)

      Law Student: $15


      Register Online (Select location): New York City (9/15) Buffalo (9/16) |  Albany (9/16) Long Island (9/22)

      GROUP REGISTRATION (Applies to 5 or more attendees from the same company): Email with (1) company name and contact details, and (2) list of names to be registered (specify program location). Please indicate whether you will need an invoice, or if you prefer to call with a credit card payment. If paying by check, make check payable to "New York State Bar Association" and send attn to: Kathy Plog, NYSBA, 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207. 

      Program Agenda:

      8:30-8:55am                       Registration

      8:55-9:00am                       Welcome and Announcements 

      9:00-9:50am                       Claims Investigations                                      

      9:50-11:00am                     Interactive Presentation with an Expert Engineer: Homeowner's Insurance

      11:00-11:10am                   Break

      11:10am-12:05pm              Claims Handling Practices

      12:05-1:05pm                     Networking Lunch (included)

      1:05-2:00pm                       The Construction Site Accident

      2:00-2:55pm                       Premises Liability          

      2:55-3:05pm                       Break

      3:05-4:15pm                       Interactive Presentation: Verdict, Value, and Settlement: How Much is This Case Worth?

      4:15-4:20pm                       Closing Remarks and Adjournment

      Program Faculty:

      New York City:
      Joanna M. Roberto, Esq.
       (Chair), Goldberg Segalla LLP, Garden City * Paul S. Devine, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP, Garden City * Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq., General Counsel, Island Companies, Calverton * Andrew L. Klauber, Esq., Malapero & Prisco LLP, New York City * Mark Liegey, P.E., H2M Architects and Engeineers, Melville * Glenn A. Monk, Esq., Harrington, Ocko & Monk, White Plains * Mirna M. Santiago, Esq., White Fleischner & Fino, White Plains * Hon. Joseph P. Spinola, (Ret., Nassau County Supreme Court) Resolute Systems, LLC, East Meadow * Eric D. Suben, Esq., Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, Hawthorne 

      Dan D. Kohane, Esq.
       (Chair), Hurwitz & Fine, PC, Buffalo * Hilary C. Banker, Esq., Burgio, Kita, Curvin & Banker, Buffalo * Jennifer A. Ehman, Esq., Hurwitz & Fine, PC, Buffalo * Thomas N. Fraser, P.E., Fraser Investigative Engineering Services, PC, Lima * Lynn D. Gates, Esq., Smith, Murphy & Schoepperle LLP, Buffalo  * Dennis P. Mescall, Esq., Smith, Murphy & Schoepperle LLP, Buffalo * Roy A. Mura, Esq., Mura & Storm, PLLC, Buffalo * Patrick B. Omilian, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo

      Paul J. Callahan, Esq. (Chair), Brown & Kelly, LLP, Buffalo * Jeffrey K. Anderson, Esq., Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, Latham * Jeffrey T. Culkin, Esq., Epstein, Gialleonardo & Rayhill, Latham  * Alan J. De Peters, Esq., Trevett Cristo, Rochester * Steven E. Peiper, Esq., Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Buffalo * Latha Raghavan, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP, Albany * Cheryl P. Vollweiler, Esq., Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, Hawthorne

      Long Island:
      Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq.
       (Chair), Island Companies, Calverton * Michael T. Colavecchio, Esq., Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, Islandia * Brian J. Donnelly, Esq., Ahmuty Demers & Mcmanus, New York City * Joseph A. Olivia, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP, New York City * Rona L. Platt, Esq., Enstar (US), Inc., New York City * Dennis M. Wade, Esq., Wade Clark Mulcahy, New York City

      Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

      Want to get your company or firm name in front of a targeted audience? Consider sponsoring the 2016 Law School for Insurance professionals.

      View Sponsorship Opportunities >

      Contact or call Kathy Plog at (518) 487-5681.

    • October 7 - 10: Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA

      Get Jazzed for Our Joint Fall Meeting!
      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section


      View/Download MEETING PROGRAM
      Make Your Hotel Reservations Online Now!

      $225 plus tax per night - Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  Extend your stay and pay $214 plus tax for Thursday and/or Monday night stays. 

      MCLE Credits:  
      7.5; 2.5 in Skills and 5.0 in Professional Practice for all attorneys including newly admitted.

      For information about Sponsorships for this event, view our Sponsor Brochure or contact Catheryn Teeter

      Questions: Contact Catheryn Teeter in the NYSBA Meetings Department, 518-487-5573.
      Special Non-Resident Commuter Rates available for CLE Program only.  Call 518-487-5573 for information.


      Four (4) Scholarships available, valued at $1,500 each (to offset attorney registration fee, three nights hotel costs, and reimbursement for airfare. Please review application for eligibility, application must be completed and submitted by September 2nd, 2016.

  • About the Section

    Welcome! The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. Among the resources available for Section members on this site are Section publications and access to the TICL Section's private online professional community. Section members receive the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal  and the Construction & Surety Law Newsletter as a benefit of membership.

    Meet the Chair:


    Kenneth A. Krajewski, Esq. (View profile)
    Brown & Kelly, LLP | Buffalo, NY

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    As a member of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association you have access to our wonderful journals, website and our email updates. But there is more. Our section is comprised of over 15 committees in substantive areas of law, as well as two Divisions. As a member of our section, they are free to join. Click on the link for a copy of our BROCHURE. Please get involved and join a committee or division or two. Please tell your friends and colleagues about us and give them a copy of our brochure.

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