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Litigating Construction Site Accidents ALB

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Thursday, March 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Thursday, March 13, 2014

New York State Nurses Association
11 Cornell Road
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 782-9400 

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available Friday, March 21, 2014

7.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 Skills; 3.0 Professional Practice
* Newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) must attend the program in-person to earn New York MCLE credit.

Overall Program Co Chairs:
Howard S. Hershenhorn, Partner, Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz, New York, NY
Christopher L. Sallay, Partner, Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz, New York, NY

Co-sponsored by the Trial Lawyers Section, the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

Program Description
Litigating construction site accidents can be daunting without knowing the right techniques. In this program, respected litigators demonstrate effective trial techniques, openings and closings, and direct and cross examination of various witnesses, while updating you on the latest statutory and case law changes. Get practical tips from seasoned attorneys on investigations, depositions, and motions for summary judgment, and learn the dynamics of the carrier/defendant relationship. New and experienced practitioners alike will benefit from this seminar’s coverage of all the major aspects of a labor law trial!

Who Should Attend:  Personal injury attorneys, both plaintiff and defense; Liability insurance carrier’s in-house counsel; Workers’ compensation attorneys; Municipal attorneys; Attorneys for construction companies, general contractors and sub-contractors


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.     Registration

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.     Welcome & Introduction

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.     Construction Site Accidents - the Evolution of Labor Law Sec. 240

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.     Key Issues Between the Defendants and Their Carriers

10:50 - 11:05 a.m.     Break

11:05 - 11:55 a.m.     The Key Investigation, Depositions and Summary Judgment Motions

11:55 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.     Opening Statements - Plaintiff and Defendant (Live Demonstration)

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)

1:45 - 2:35 p.m.     Direct and Cross Examination of the Plaintiff

2:35 - 3:25 p.m.     Direct and Cross Examination of the Site Foreman as an Adverse Witness (Live Demonstration)

3:25 - 3:40 p.m.     Break

3:40 - 4:30 p.m.     Closing Arguments - Plaintiff and Defendant Summations (Live Demonstration)

4:30 p.m.     Adjournment



Local Chair:
Peter J. Moschetti, Jr., Founding Member, Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, Latham

Panel Members:
Brian Breedlove, Partner
, Breedlove & Noll LLP, Clifton Park * Kevin Burke, Partner, Burke Scolamiero Mortati & Hurd LLP, Albany * Jeanne M. Gonsalves-Lloyd, Associate, Friedman, Hirschen & Miller LLP, Albany * Terence S. Hannigan, Founding Partner, Hannigan Law Firm PLLC, Albany * Timothy Higgins, Partner, Lemire, Johnson & Higgins, LLC, Malta * Mackenzie C. Monaco, Director, Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C., Albany

NYSBA Members $150
Non Members $250
Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
New York State Nurses Association
11 Cornell Road
Latham, NY 12110
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452