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Basic Lessons on Ethics & Civility 2017 - ALB

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Friday, April 07, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility
Friday, April 7, 2017
New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

4.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 Ethics

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available: Wednesday, April 5, 2017*

*Note: If you cannot watch the webcast at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date for a 60 day period enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits. 
Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) can attend the webcast program and receive New York MCLE credit. The ethics portion must be viewed at the same time as the simultaneous webcast.

Who Should Attend:
Attorneys of all levels of experience, across all subject matter disciplines

Click Here to view the Program Brochure.

Overall Program Chair:
Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq. | Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP | NYC
Program Description:
A sound ethical compass and a civil and professional demeanor are the hallmarks of successful and respected attorneys in all areas of practice. This four-hour program will provide attendees with an update on developments in the area of attorney ethics, including the most recent case law. The rules of civility will be discussed, with emphasis on practical pointers for dealing with uncivil adversaries and civility issues within the law firm. The program will conclude with a discussion of real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists – certain to benefit attorneys in all substantive areas of practice.

Don't miss this opportunity to obtain 4 MCLE Ethics credits at this lively and thought-provoking program, which is annually one of NYSBA's best attended CLE seminars.


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. What's New for 2017 on Ethics?
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Civility in Everyday Lawyering: What are the Basic Lessons to be Learned
10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Colloquium on Ethics and Civility
1:00 p.m. Adjournment

Program Faculty:
Session ChairScott N. Fein, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP | Albany

Hon. Mae D’Agostino | United States District Court, Northern District of New York | Albany
Bruce D. Feldman, Esq. | NYS Office of the Attorney General | Albany
E. Stewart Jones, Esq. | E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy | Albany
Michael J. Murphy, Esq. | Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C. | Albany
Robert T. Schofield, Esq. | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP | Albany

What 2016 Attendees Said:
>“One of the best CLE programs I have ever attended!”
>“Great program and knowledgeable panel”
>“Colloquium was excellent!”
>“Excellent format, lecture and panel!”
>“This 4-point ethics program is great!”

Program Co-Sponsors:
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Committee on Attorney Professionalism
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
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Interested in registering more than one attorney?
Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount
NYSBA Members: $135
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Members: $114.75
Newly Admitted Attorney: $110
Non Members: $235

Note: Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early. Registrations received at the door are subject to an additional $15.00 registration fee. Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00.


Reg: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452