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    • Young Lawyers Section Annual Meeting

      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for 4.0 credit hours. This program is transitional and is suitable for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys.   

      Location of Program: Bryant Room, 2nd Floor   

      Section Chair
      Erin Flynn, Esq.
        
      Law Offices of Eric Franz  
      New York City   

      Program Co-Chairs
      Norina Melita, Esq.  

      Solomon and Soloman, P.C.
      New York City   

      Sarah E. Gold, Esq.  
      Gold Law Firm
      Albany    

      HALF DAY PROGRAM

      Co-sponsored by the Committee on Leadership Development 

      CPLR -- Strategic Gems and Possible Pitfalls 
      8:45 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.  

      Panelist: 
      Michael J. Hutter, Esq. 

      Albany Law School
      Albany 

      BREAK
      10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. 

      Ethical Conumdrums, Quandaries and Predicaments
      10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
       

      Panelists:  
      Michael Gaynor, Esq.

      Deputy Chief Attorney of the Third Judicial Department Attorney Grievance Committee
      Albany 

      Scott W. Bush, Esq. 
      Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC 
      Rensselaer 

      Building Career Skills Through Leadership
      11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

      Panelists:
      Stephen P. Younger, Esq. 

      Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP
      New York City  

      Jessica Thaler-Parker, Esq. 
      Credit Sussie
      Tarrytown  

      John R. McCarron, Esq.
      Law Offices of John R. McCarron, Jr. 
      Carmel 

      12:30 P.M. 
      All attendees are welcome to join the Executive Committee for their Annual Meeting and Buffet Luncheon! Curtis A. Johnson of Rochester will be awarded the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award at the start of the meeting. 


    • Bridging the Gap 2017 Thursday

      BRIDGING THE GAP 2017 THURSDAY

      Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:00 AM
      9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      MCLE Credits TBA
      #nysba17

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for 8.0 credit hours. This program is transitional and is suitable for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys. 

      Location of Program: Gramercy West, 2nd Floor  

      Section Chair
      Erin Flynn, Esq.
       
      Law Offices of Eric Franz 
      New York City 

      Program Chairs
      Christina Canto, Esq.
       
      Office of the Bronx District Attorney    
      New York City 

      Clotelle Drakeford, Esq. 
      Drakeford Law Firm 
      Hudson   

      BRIDGING THE GAP - CORPORATE/TRANSACTIONAL

      Research Skills for Young Lawyers 
      9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
       

      Panelist: 
      Christina Canto, Esq.    
      Office of The New York City Public Advocate 
      New York City  

      The Ethics of Negotiation
      9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
       

      Panelist: 
      Carmen Pacheco, Esq. 
      Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC. 
      Brooklyn 

      BREAK 
      10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 

      Privacy in the Digital Age 
      10:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

      Panelist: 
      Richard Berkley, Esq.    
      Public Utility Law Project of NY, Inc. 
      Albany   

      LUNCH 
      12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

      Restaurant & Retail Leasing
      1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

      Panelists:
      Jeffrey Margolis, Esq.

      The Margolis Law Firm
      New York City

      COA and SCOTUS Year in Review
      2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

      Panelists:
      David L. Ferstendig, Esq.
      David L. Ferstendig Offices 
      New York City

      Erin Flynn, Esq. 
      Law Offices of Eric Franz 
      New York City 

      Clotelle Drakeford, Esq. 
      Drakeford Law Firm 
      Hudson   

      BREAK 
      3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

      Solo Practice: Making it Work
      3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
       

      Panelists:  
      Susan Crumiller, Esq.  
      Crumiller P.C. 
      New York City  

      Carrie Goldberg, Esq.
      C.A. Goldberg, PLLC
      Brooklyn

      Career Development Panel 
      4:10 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

      Panelist:
      Betty Lugo, Esq.

      Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC
      Brooklyn

    • Bridging the Gap 2017 Friday

      BRIDGING THE GAP 2017 FRIDAY

      Friday, January 27, 2017 9:00 AM
      9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      MCLE Credits TBA
      #nysba17

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for 8.0 credit hours. This program is transitional and is suitable for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys.  

      Location of Program: Gramercy West, 2nd Floor  

      Section Chair
      Erin Flynn, Esq.
        
      Law Offices of Eric Franz  
      New York City  

      Program Chairs
      Christina Canto, Esq.
        
      Office of the Bronx District Attorney    
      New York City  

      Clotelle Drakeford, Esq.  
      Drakeford Law Firm    
      Hudson   

      BRIDGING THE GAP - LITIGATION

      First Deposition: Tips for Success
      9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

      Panelist:  
      W. Russell Corker, Esq. 
      Law Offices of W. Russell Corker, PC 
      Huntington 

      10 Essentials for an Effective Summation
      9:50 a.m.- 10:40 a.m.

      Panelist: 
      Xavier Donaldson, Esq.
      Donaldson & Chilliest, LLP 
      New York City 

      BREAK  
      10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.   

      The Ethics of Pre-Trial Proceedings and Discovery
      10:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

      Panelist:  
      Vincent E. Doyle III, Esq.    
      Connors LLP  
      Buffalo 

      LUNCH  
      12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

      Motion Practice from the Bench's Perspective
      1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

      Panelists:
      Judge George Silver

      Supreme Court New York County 
      New York City 

      Judge Jerald S. Carter
      Nassau County Court 
      Mineola 

      Judge Gerald Lebovits
      New York City Civil Court 
      New York City 

      Cross-Examination Essentials
      2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
        

      Panelist:
      Pishoy Yacoub, Esq.   
       
      Bronx County District Attorneys Office 
      Whitestone   

      BREAK  
      3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.  

      Using Social Media at Trial
      3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
        

      Panelist:  
      Robert Gibson, Esq.  
      Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP 
      White Plains  

      Nuts & Bolts of Court Filings
      4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        

      Panelists:
      Matthew J. Kelly, Esq. 

      Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux
      Albany

      David Horowitz, Esq.
      Geringer, McNamara & Horowitz
      New York City

    • Electronically In Touch - Call for Submissions

      Electronically In Touch is the electronic newsletter of the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS). It is a member driven publication, encouraging YLS members to write articles, and as such we would welcome submissions from members on any relevant topic, including practice tips, substantive legal articles, case updates, work/life advice, and information regarding upcoming meetings and events. Please submit articles to Sasha Grandison at srgrandison@gmail.com no later than the 28th of the month.


      Sasha Grandison, Esq.
      Editor-in-Chief, Electronically In Touch 

      http://nysbar.com/blogs/EIT/

    • Trial Academy: April 5 - April 9, 2017

      Trial Academy Save The Date 2016

      New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy

      WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 - SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
      CORNELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, ITHACA, NY


      The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program.  Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 

      Register now for the 2017 NYSBA Trial Academy.

      Seats are limited and the Trial Academy always sells out.

      NYSBA member registration fee: $875.00
      Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000


      Scholarships are available. Please note that scholarships cover registration fees only. Trial Academy scholarship recipients must pay travel, accommodations and some meals.

      FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION TRIAL ACADEMY, PLEASE CONTACT MEGAN O'TOOLE AT MOTOOLE@NYSBA.ORG


    • Young Lawyers Section 2017 Supreme Court Admissions Program

      Supreme Court Admissions Program

      SUPREME COURT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

      Monday, June 12, 2017

      The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the 2017 United States Supreme Court Admissions Program for members of the New York State Bar Association.  

      Every year the Young Lawyers Section accepts applications from 50 attorneys to gain admission to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court. The 2017 brochure and pre-registration application will be available shortly.   

      For more information, please contact Alex Englander at aenglander@nysba.org

      CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM.

      The deadline for registration submission is December 19, 2016!

    • January 24, 2017: Evening at Thurgood Marshall with the Second Circuit

      EVENING AT THURGOOD MARSHALL COURTHOUSE WITH THE SECOND CIRCUIT

      January 24, 2017
      5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

      Cost to Attend:
      $35 for NYSBA Members
      $45 for Non-NYSBA Members
      $25 for Attorneys Admitted 10 Years or Less

      Register Online Now
       
      The New York State Bar Association’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section invites its members, the Young Lawyers Section and others, including younger members of the New York Bar to meet the Judges of the Second Circuit the evening before its Annual Meeting and the awarding of the Stanley H. Fuld Award to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
       
      There will be tours of selected spaces at the courthouse.  Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, Southern District Judge P. Kevin Castel and NYSBA President Claire Gutekunst will speak.
       
      Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

      To Register over the phone please contact the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452. For questions: Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org

      This event is co-sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and the Young Lawyers Section. 

    • May 13: Baseball and the Law

      A CLE at Yankee Stadium

      Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:30 AM to 12:45PM
      Yankees v. Houston Astros Game to Follow

      Yankee Stadium
      1 East 161st Street
      Bronx, NY

      Pricing:
      YLS Member: $110.00
      NYSBA Member:  $125.00
      Nonmember:  $150.00

      Registration fee includes:
      CLE (1.5 hrs.), private box seats and food.

      REGISTER HERE!

      The CLE will begin with a discussion of how baseball is a coherent legal system, with judges (umpires), an elaborate code of laws, precedents, and even common law.  It also allows for enormous judicial discretion.  Part of this discussion will focus on how baseball teaches Americans to respect the rule of law and live under a set of rules that are applied and interpreted by judges (umpires).  Then we will look at specific issues such as application of rules (think of a high strike zone or a low strike zone or the famous “pine tar” incident) ownership of baseball memorabilia (including the Barry Bonds baseball case), performance enhancement drugs, and the integration of baseball.  There will be lots of time for discussion, questions, and participation.     

      This CLE will be taught by Paul Finkelman, who is currently the John E. Murray Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Professor Finkelman was also the main expert witness for the plaintiff in Popov v. Hayashi -- the lawsuit over the ownership of Barry Bonds' 73rd home run ball.  He is the co-author of Baseball and the American Legal Mind which is now being published by the W.S. Hein Company (HeinOnline) and is also the author of more than 100 law review articles and 40 books.   Additionally, Professor Finkelman has been cited in four U.S. Supreme Court decisions.  

      Seating is Limited!  
      Registration Deadline is May 8, 2017.

      Contact Alex Englander at aenglander@nysba.org

  • Electronically
    in Touch

    About this Publication

    Published 12 times per year, Electronically In Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to the young lawyer both professionally and personally; includes “nuts and bolts” information about substantive legal issues; highlights cases and decisions of interest; provides updates from the Executive Committee; offers opportunities for career, professional, and leadership development; and lists a calendar of events.  In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the interesting and noteworthy things young attorneys and law students are doing from around the state, and serves as a forum for keeping the membership informed about Section and Association activities, news, programs, benefits, and services.

    Article/Content Submission

    Electronically In Touch welcomes articles from members of the legal profession on subjects of interest to New York State young lawyers.  If you are interested in sharing your articles, advice, guidance, and/or tips, please send them to Sasha Grandison, Esq., Editor-In-Chief at srgrandison@gmail.com. Electronically In Touch is a monthly publication.  

    Please submit articles no later than the 20th of the month.

    Beginning in 2011, Electronically In Touch is available in blog format only.  To view the current issue, visit http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/

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    The Young Lawyers Section print publication (Perspective) is published by the Young Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.  Perspective features substantive legal articles on current issues in all areas of practice, offers more in-depth treatment of professional development, career and networking topics, and provides a forum for expressing opinions and/or commentary on issues affecting young lawyers.
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