Senior Lawyers Section Meeting

Thursday, January 25, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.00 (Professional Practice 2.00, Ethics 1.00)
Nassau East, 2nd Floor



Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:00 AM
9:AM - 12:55 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.0 | 2.0 Professional Practice | 1.0 Ethics (Non-Transitional)

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Nassau East, 2nd Floor

C. Bruce Lawrence, Esq.
Boylan Code | Rochester, NY

Agenda (click to view the program flyer)
9:00 - 9:20 a.m.                Senior Lawyers Section Business Meeting
                                         Presentation of Jonathan Lippman SLS Pro Bono Award
                                         Presentation by The New York Bar Foundation

9:20 - 10:10 a.m.              Is There a Job Coach in Your Future? (Non-MCLE)
                                         Finding New Opportunities for Yourself
                                         Melvin Simensky, Esq.
                                         New York, NY

10:10 - 11:00 a.m.           Ethical Issues for Senior Attorneys (1.0 credit in Ethics)
                                        Ethical Issues in Retirement
                                        Leaving Your Firm, but continuing to practice on your own
                                        Andrea Tomaino, Esq.
                                        7th Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee
                                        Rochester, NY

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.           Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.  Second Season of Service (1.0 credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
                                       Pro Bono Opportunities; Attorney Emeritus Program; Help Centers
                                       Sheila Gaddis, Esq.
                                       Volunteer Legal Services Project
                                       Rochester, NY
                                       C. Bruce Lawrence, Esq.
                                       Boylan Code LLP
                                       Rochester, NY
                                       Fern Schair, Esq.
                                       Fordham Law School
                                       New York, NY
                                       Ronald J. Tabak, Esq.
                                       Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
                                       New York, NY

12:05 - 12:55 p.m.          Be Prepared: Selling a Law Practice and Planning Ahead (for Retirement and Disasters)
                                       (1.0 credit in Areas of Professional Practice)

                                       Retirement and disaster/contingency planning are important issues for every lawyer, but particularly those in solo practices and small firms.
                                       This program will cover the rules on the sale of a la practice and provide practical guidance on things to consider if you are thinking
                                       about selling (or buying) a practice. The program will also help lawyers with disaster and contingency planning an provide an introduction
                                       to the NYSBA critically-acclaimed publication, The Planning Ahead Guide, Second Edition.
                                       Sarah Diane McShea, Esq.
                                       L aw Offices of Sarah Diane McShea
                                       New York, NY
                                       Joseph F. Saeli, Esq.
                                       Colligan Law, LLP
                                       Buffalo, NY

                                      (McShea is Chair of the Law Practice Continuity Subcommittee of the Law Practice Management
                                      Committee, which edited and updated the Planning Ahead Guide, and Saeli is a member of the
                                      Subcommittee and wrote key portions of the Guide relating to sale of a law practice).