August 2-5, 2018: Mystic, CT Summer Meeting

Trial Lawyers Section Summer Meeting - Mystic, CT

Thursday August 2 - Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hyatt Place Mystic | 224 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT

Trial Summer Meeting 2018


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MEETING AGENDA

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.                               
Executive Committee Meeting  –  Meeting Place 1 & 2

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.                              
Welcome Cocktail Reception  – Meeting Place 1 & 2

7:30 pm                                               
Dinner on Your Own

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

7:00 –  9:00 a.m.                               
Breakfast for Hotel Guests at the Cafe
(Included in Room Rate for those booking accommodations in our Room Block)

7:30 –  8:30 a.m.                               
Executive Committee Meeting  –  Meeting Place 1 & 2

8:00 a.m.  –  12:00 p.m.                 
Registration – Foyer 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                   
GENERAL SESSION – Meeting Place 1 & 2

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.                                
Trial Lawyers Section Welcome
Violet E. Samuels, Esq.,   Section Chair
Program Introduction
Peter C. Kopff, Esq., Program Chair

9:15 – 10:05 a.m.                             
HOW TO BE A “SUPER LAWYER”:  Success at Trial  Suggestions on Techniques and Handling Challenges
Our “Blue Ribbon” panel of experts will discuss preparation and use of visual aids and records, using expert witness responses to advance Article 16 defenses, direct and cross examination of plaintiffs and experts (including difficult witnesses), working with a hostile judge, jury selection and summation.

Panelists:                                            
Alfred P. Vigorito, Esq., Vigorito, Barker, Porter & Patterson, LLP, Valhalla
J. K. Hage, III, Esq., Hage & Hage LLC, Utica
W. Russell Corker, Esq., Law Offices of W. Russell Corker, PC, Huntington
John L.A. Lyddane, Esq., Dorf  & Nelson  LLP, Rye
Alicia Ouellette, Esq., President and  Dean, Albany Law School, Albany

10:05 – 10:15 a.m.                           
Refreshment Break

10:15 – 11:55 a.m.                           
PANEL PRESENTATION CONTINUES

1:00 – 5:15 p.m.                               
Golf at LAKE OF ISLES, 1 Clubhouse Road, North Stonington
Since opening in 2005, Lake of Isles has consistently been ranked as one of the top golf facilities in the country. The Rees Jones designed layout gives guests the ultimate golf experience.  $205 per person.  Fees include:  greens fees, golf cart and box lunch. Preregistration required.  

12:25 – 5:15 p.m.                             
Optional  Activity:  MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM, 75 GREENMANVILLE AVE.
Tickets:  $24 per person.  Preregistration required.               

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.                             
Cocktail Reception & LOBSTER BAKE at MYSTIC YACHTING CENTER, 100 Essex Street
Join us at the Yachting Center located at the Mystic Shipyard with panoramic views of the river from its lovely wrap around porch.  We will be regaled with tales of the sea and songs from chanteyman and banjo picker, Don Sineti.  Don served as a consultant for the 20th Century Fox movie, "Master And Commander, The Far Side of The World".  Meet in lobby for bus – it will make two trips to the Yachting Center at 6:15 pm sharp and 6:25 pm.  Preregistration required.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.                                
Breakfast for Hotel Guests at the Hotel Cafe
(Included in Room Rate for those booking accommodations in our Room Block)

8:30 a.m.  –  12:00 p.m.                 
Registration – Foyer 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                   
GENERAL SESSION - Meeting Place 1 & 2

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.                                
Program Introduction
Peter C. Kopff, Esq., Program Chair

9:10 – 10:00 a.m.                             
2018 Ethics Update

Speaker:
Patrick Connors, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor in New York Civil Practice, Albany Law School, Albany       

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.                           
Refreshment Break

10:15 – 11:05 a.m.                           
2018 CPLR Update

Speaker:                                         
Patrick Connors, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor in New York Civil Practice, Albany Law School, Albany       

11:05 –  11:55 a.m. 
Social Media Discovery         
Screening of clients, adverse parties, evidentiary issues and recent case law including Forman v Henkin 30 NY3d 656 (2018)

Speaker: 
Robert Gibson, Esq., Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLC, White Plains

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.                               
Golf at PEQUOT GOLF COURSE, 127 Wheeler Road, Stonington
$55 per person.  Fees include greens fees, golf cart and box lunch. Preregistration required.  

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.                               
Optional Activity:  GROUP CRUISE ON THE STEAMBOAT SABINO, MYSTIC SEAPORT
The steamboat Sabino is the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboat in regular operation in the U.S. Built in 1908 in East Boothbay, Maine, she spent most of her career ferrying passengers and cargo between Maine towns and islands.  Still powered by the two-cylinder Paine compound steam engine installed in 1908,  The Sabino was purchased by Mystic Seaport in 1974 to serve as a working exhibit. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.  She recently received extensive restoration before returning to service in August 2017.  Preregistration required.  Tickets: $18 per person.

6:30 p.m. –10:00 p.m.                    
Cocktail Reception & Dinner at MYSTIC MUSEUM OF ART, 9 WATER STREET, MYSTIC


SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

7:00 – 10:00 a.m.                             
Breakfast for Hotel Guests at Hotel Cafe
(Included in Room Rate for those booking accommodations in our Room Block)

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