Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility
Friday, April 7, 2017
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14467
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 disciplinesClick Here
to view the Program Brochure.
Overall Program Chair:
Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq. | Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP | NYC
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
Session Chair: David H. Tennant, Esq. | Nixon Peabody LLP | Rochester
Lenora B. Foote, Esq. | Executive Assistant to Presiding Justice Gerald J. Whalen | Buffalo
Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr. | United States District Court, Western District of New York | Rochester
Curtis A. Johnson, Esq. | Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC | Rochester
Hon. Erin M. Peradotto | New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department | Rochester
Sheldon K. Smith, Esq. | Nixon Peabody LLP | Rochester
Andrea Tomaino, Esq. | New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department | Rochester
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!”
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Committee on Attorney Professionalism
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
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Group DiscountNYSBA Members: $135
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Members: $114.75
Newly Admitted Attorney: $110
Non Members: $235Note: 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.