SUMMER MEETING
Sunday, August 4 - Wednesday, August 7, 2019
QUEENS LANDING HOTEL
155 BYRON STREET
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO, CANADA

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MEETING AGENDA

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.                               
Executive Committee Meeting  –  Loyalist Room 

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.                               
Welcome Cocktail Reception  – Tiara Terrace

7:30 pm                                               
Dinner on Your Own

MONDAY, AUGUST 5
7:00 –  9:30 a.m.                               
Breakfast – Tiara Dining Room

8:00 –  9:00 a.m.                               
Executive Committee Meeting  –  Imperial Ballroom A
Breakfast will not be served at this meeting.

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

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                   
GENERAL SESSION – Imperial Ballroom B

9:00 – 9:10a.m.                                 
Trial Lawyers Section Welcome
Kevin J. Sullivan, Esq., Section Chair

9:10– 10:00 a.m.                              
Ethics Update For Trial Lawyers
Sharon Stern Gerstman, Esq.
Former President/New York State Bar Association
Magavern, Magavern, Grimm, LLP
Buffalo

10:10 – 10:20 a.m. 
Refreshment Break

10:20 – 11:10 am                              
New York Practice and CPLR Update
Hon. Shirley Troutman
Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Buffalo

11:10 am – 12:00 pm                      
Where Are We with Medicare, Medicaid, Lien Resolution
Paul K. Isaac, Esq.
Precision Lien Resolution
Buffalo

1:00 – 5:15 p.m.                               
GOLF AT LEGENDS ON THE NIAGARA - BATTLEFIELD COURSE,  9172 Willoughby Drive, Niagara Falls, Ontario challenges every level of golfer. The Course features a nice mix of wide, links style holes with generous undulating fairways and greens bound by dense forest and brush.   $125.00 per person.  Fee includes transportation, greens fees, golf cart and box lunch. Preregistration required.  Meet in lobby for shuttle at 12:30 sharp.

2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.                                         
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE WINE COUNTRY TROLLEY TOUR
Enjoy a leisurely tour through the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake aboard a  trolley. Experience Canada’s most  celebrated wineries and award- winning wines.  Discover the local history of Niagara-on-the-Lake:  “The Prettiest Town in Canada”. We will be visiting two local wineries and one brewery, Niagara Oast House Brewers. Trolley will pick-up right in front of the hotel.  Tour length is 3 - 3.5 hours. Fee is $65.00 per personPreregistration is required

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.                             
Cocktail Reception & Dinner  The Atrium


TUESDAY, AUGUST 6
7:00 –  9:30 a.m.
Breakfast – Tiara Dining Room

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

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                   
GENERAL SESSION – Imperial Ballroom B

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.                                
Program Introduction
Kevin J. Sullivan, Chair

9:10 – 10:00 a.m.                             
Evidence Issues for Trial Attorneys
Hon. Thomas P. Franczyk

University at Buffalo School of Law
Buffalo

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

10:10 – 11:00 a.m.                           
Understanding the Labor Law – Construction Site Accidents
David R. Adams, Esq.

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
Buffalo

11:00 –  11:50 a.m.                          
Focus Groups - How to Deal with Case Issues
Richard A. Hall, IV, Esq.
Dolce Panepinto, P.C.
Buffalo

2:00 – 5:00 pm                                  
SHAW THEATRE FEST MATINEE:  GETTING MARRIED
The Royal George Theater, 85 Queen Street

On the eve of the wedding, the bride and groom realize what marriage is all about. So, of course, the wedding is off. Or is it? A timeless, laugh-out-loud Shaw comedy about marriage. For ages 14 & over.  Theatre is approx. 10 minute walk from hotel. Preregistration required.  Tickets: $80.00 each.         

6:30 – 10:00 pm                
Reception and Dinner – Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, 1366 York Road, St. David’s, Ontario
For five generations the Lowrey family has grown grapes in the soil of one of the oldest commercial vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy a real farm-to-table experience featuring their wines and dishes made from organic ingredients sourced from their garden. Ravine is a place steeped in time and heritage.  Shuttle departs from the hotel at 6:15 pm sharp.  Preregistration required.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
Checkout/Departure


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Questions:  Contact Catheryn Teeter at 518-487-5573 or [email protected]