TICL & Trial Meeting

Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:45 AM
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 6.50 (Skills 6.50)
Regent, 2nd Floor
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Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.
 

The Mechanics of a Trial:  From Jury Selection to Verdict - How to Improve Your Litigation Skills and Make Your Case - Whether you are just starting out, have tried a few cases, or been trying cases for years, learn from experienced judges and attorneys on how you can better you litigation skills. 

Total Credits: 6.5 transitional credits in Skills for all attorneys, both experienced and newly admitted.

MCLE Program Location –  Regent, 2nd Floor

Sponsorship opportunities available | View 2018 TICL/Trial Annual Meeting Dinner (1/24)


TORTS, INSURANCE & COMPENSATION LAW SECTION CHAIR
Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq., Island Companies, Calverton

TRIAL LAWYERS SECTION CHAIR
Noreen DeWire Grimmick, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Albany

TORTS, INSURANCE & COMPENSATION LAW PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
Charles J. Siegel, Esq., Law Office of Charles J. Siegel, New York City

TRIAL LAWYERS SECTION PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
Violet Samuels, Esq., Samuels & Associates, PC, Rosedale, New York

THE MECHANICS OF A TRIAL:  FROM JURY SELECTION TO VERDICT - HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LITIGATION SKILLS AND MAKE YOUR CASE
8:45 am
Business Meeting and Election of Officers and District Representatives of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and Business Meeting and Election of Officers and District Representatives of the Trial Lawyers Section

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Jury Selection

Speaker:
Peter S. Thomas, Esq., Peter S. Thomas, P.C., Forest Hills

9:50 am – 10:40 am
Motions in Limine

Speaker:
Hon. Michelle Weston, Supreme Court Justice, Kings County, Brooklyn 

10:40 am – 11:00 am
Refreshment Break

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Opening Statements

Speaker:
William Pagan, Esq., The Pagan Law Firm, P.C., New York City

11:50 am – 1:15 pm
Lunch on Your Own

1:15 pm – 2:05 pm
Expert Witnesses

Speaker:
Hon. Michelle Weston, Supreme Court Justice, Kings County, Brooklyn

2:05 pm – 3:20 pm
Direct & Cross Examination

Panelists:
Hon. Carmen Victoria St. George, Supreme Court Justice, New York County, New York City 
Heather Palmore, Esq., Law Office of Charles J. Siegel, New York City
Michael C. Tromello, Esq., Tromello, McDonnell & Kehoe, Melville
Hon. Shawndya Simpson, Supreme Court Justice, Kings County, Brooklyn
Thomas P. Valet, Esg., Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo, LLP, Islandia

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm
Refreshment Break
 - Sponsored by PHYSICIAN LIFE CARE PLANNING

3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
Closing Arguments
Speaker:  
Jesus M. Zeno, Esq., Jesus M. Zeno, P.C., Brooklyn

4:30 pm
Adjourn

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  

Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 6.5 credit hours in Skills. This program is transitional and is suitable for MCLE credit for both newly-admitted attorney and experienced attorneys.

Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 12, 2018. For more details, please contact Catheryn Teeter in writing at New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or cteeter@nysba.org.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities:  NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Catheryn Teeter at 518-487-5573 or cteeter@nysba.org.

For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association or on the web at www.nysba.org/am18accomm. The rate will be based on room selection (single/double occupancy) and arrival/departure dates with additional taxes and hotel fees. The discounted rate for January 21st and January 22nd is $179 per night. The discounted rate for January 23rd through January 28th is $229 per night. A rate of $209 will be offered to those with overlapping dates.  Reservations must be made by December 15, 2017. 

For questions about this specific program, please contact Catheryn Teeter at 518-487-5573. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.