Non-Resident Attorneys Resource Center

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    Welcome to the Non-Resident Attorneys Resource Center A resource center for the non-resident members of the New York State Bar Association.
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    • Global Law Week 2015

      GLOBAL LAW WEEK 2015
      MAY 12-15, 2015


      The International Section is proud to present Global Law Week 2015. 

      Join colleagues at CLE programs and networking receptions throughout the week, hosted by various major law firms and other organizations. The program, held at several venues throughout Manhattan, is sponsored by some of the city’s most prestigious legal institutions, and will feature expert panelists from prominent multinational law firms, worldwide corporations, law schools, and the judiciary.

      Panel topics include, among others:

      • Doing business in and with Cuba – recent legal developments
      • Views from the Bench and Bar on International Arbitration and International Litigation
      • Hot topics in FCPA enforcement
      • International awards and judgments involving major corporations
      • Global mergers and acquisitions
      • Protecting intellectual property globally vis-à-vis the Internet
      • and many more!

      All Global Law Week programs are free of charge, except for: 
      1) the Fundamentals of International Practice (Tue, May 12), 
      2) the Plenary Concluding Luncheon, featuring Hon. Loretta A. Preska (Fri, May 15); and 
      3) the Online Communications and Social Media in a Global World program (Wed, May 13).

      For registration instructions on each specific Global Law Week program, please see brochure Global Law Week Brochure (PDF). 


      Fundamentals of International Practice | May 12 | Baker Hostetler, NYC
      Offering 7.5 transitional credits
      (1.5 ethics, 1.5 skills and 4.5 professional practice)

      NYSBA Member $175 USD (price includes 7.5 MCLE credits and opening reception)
      Non-Member $225 USD
      Newly admitted attorney (admitted 5 years or less) $125 USD

      Opening Reception | May 12 | Hogan Lovells, NYC
      Special Keynote Speaker: Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, New York State Court of Appeals
      Please contact Maria Lopez at to reserve your seat.

      Closing Plenary Session | May 15 | Bar Association of the City of New York
      Special Keynote Speaker:  Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska, United States District Court, Southern District of New York 
      Cost: $25.00

      Please contact Adrianna Favreau at to register for the Closing Plenary.  


      International Flags

      For more information about this program, please contact Adriana Favreau at

    • Online Communications and Social Media in a Global World

      Breakfast Roundtable & CLE Program held in conjunction with Global Law Week

      Webcast | This program will also be streamed as a live webcast.

      CLE Program: Online Communications and Social Media in a Global World: 
      Liability and Ethical Pitfalls for Attorneys

      Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
      1.0 Ethics Credit
      Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, 24th Floor
      1133 Avenue of the Americas
      New York, NY 10036
      Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 44th

      $25 International Section Members
      $25 NYSBA Members | $100 Non-Members
      Reaching Around the World with the NYSBA:
      Roundtable Discussion with Bar Leadership, an Ethics Presentation, and Networking Opportunity
      Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the International Section, the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section, the Subcommittee on Non-Resident Membership of the Committee on Membership of the New York State Bar Association, Pullman & Comley, LLC, Deitz Court Reporting and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
      9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.       Breakfast Roundtable
      Reaching Around the World with the NYSBA---A Roundtable Discussion with Bar Leadership
      Glenn Lau-Kee, President, NYSBA
      David P. Miranda, President-Elect, NYSBA
      Mark H. Alcott, Past President and State Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates,   NYSBA
      Stephen P. Younger, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; Past President, NYSBA
      David R. Watson, Executive Director, NYSBA
      Marian C. Rice, Co-Chair, Law Practice Management Committee, NYSBA
      Mirna M. Santiago, Chair, Torts, Insurance, & Compensation Law Section, NYSBA
      Michael Kurs, Roundtable Co-Chair
      Claudia Torrey, Roundtable Co-Chair
      10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.     CLE Program
      Online Communications and Social Media in a Global World: Liability and Ethical Pitfalls for Attorneys
      featuring David P. Atkins, Partner, Pullman & Comley, LLC
      About the Presenter
      David P. Atkins is a partner at the Bridgeport office of the Connecticut law firm of Pullman & Comley, LLC, where he is chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department and head of its Professional Liability Section. He regularly represents professionals, including attorneys and law firms, in malpractice actions, practice dissolution and fee disputes, licensing, court sanctions proceedings, ethics and disciplinary (grievance) matters. He also is frequently engaged by law firms and corporate legal departments for risk management advice and as an expert opinion witness on lawyer ethics and professional liability issues. Mr. Atkins has written and spoken widely on attorney regulation and discipline, professional ethics, law firm loss prevention and the “law of lawyering.” He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 1978 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1981. He served as a law clerk to Hon. Almeric L. Christian, U.S. District Court for the District of the Virgin Islands, from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Atkins is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, and the United States Virgin Islands.
      11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.       The Roundtable Continues and More Networking


      For more information about Global Law Week and the International Section, visit

      For questions about this program, please contact Kathy Suchocki, Director, Law Practice Management at 518-487-5590 or or Simone Smith, LPM Program Coordinator at 518-487-5591 or

      To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.

  • Welcome

    Non-Resident Attorney Resources

    Greetings! The Committee on Membership's Subcommittee on Non-Resident Membership welcomes you to the Non-Resident page. Our mission is to attract, to retain, and to serve non-resident members by meeting their professional needs, and promoting collegiality with and among in-state colleagues. It is our goal to make access to Non-Resident items you may want to utilize a little easier.

    We appreciate your membership and welcome your input. Please feel free to submit comments and/or suggestions to Megan O'Toole, Manager, Membership Services at, or to Claudia O. Torrey, Esq. at

    Sincerely from the Subcommittee on Non-Resident Membership,

    Michael W. Galligan, Phillips Nizer LLP 
    Michael A. Kurs, Pullman & Comley, LLC
    Linda Markowitz, Rosenthal & Markowitz, LLP
    John B. Sheehan, MA
    Howard Tollin, Sterling Environmental Services
    Claudia O. Torrey, Chair

    The Fourth Annual Meeting Breakfast Roundtable for Non-Resident Members was held on January 28, 2014.  If you were unable to attend, we encourage you to view the agenda here event photos here and to watch the webcast of the event here. Be sure to select Non-Resident Breakfast Roundtable from the list.

    A "world of thanks" to the generous sponsors for this event--NYSBA: Committee on Membership, Dispute Resolution Section, and International Section; Pullman & Comely LLC; and The Law Offices of Russell M. Leisner (FL) and Dorsey & Whitney, LLP.

  • Get Involved

    Call for Submissions
    In the spirit of reaching out, the Editor of the Association Journal, David C. Wilkes, Esq., invites non-resident members to consider submitting an article. You can "vet" your topic with him via email at

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    Outstanding Non-Resident Member Award Information

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