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Auto & Truck Claims, Accidents & Litigation 2017 - SYR

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Friday, April 07, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Auto and Truck Claims, Accidents, & Litigation
Friday, April 7, 2017
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
801 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

6.0 MCLE Credits: 1.0 Professional Practice; 4.0 Skills; 1.0 Ethics

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available: 
Friday, April 21, 2017*
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.

*Note: Newly admitted attorneys registered for the webcast must watch the Ethics segment in real-time in order to earn credit. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the webcast.

Who Should Attend

Personal injury attorneys, both plaintiff and defense; Insurance company attorneys; Arbitrators and Mediators

Click Here to view the Program Brochure.

Overall Program Chair
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla, LLP | Garden City

Session ChairRenata Kowalczuk, Esq. | Brown & Kelly, LLP | Buffalo

Program Description
Trying or resolving a motor vehicle case requires an understanding of the latest developments and trends in automobile tort law. Designed to familiarize attorneys with the intricacies of automobile litigation in New York State, this seminar will include an overview of the latest developments in underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage, mediation and ADR proceedings, and the use of biomechanical experts.

Experienced practitioners will provide practical information you can use to prepare an automobile case from the claim stage through discovery and trial. Register today and guarantee your seat at the program!

Topics to be Covered Include

- Client contact and investigation
- Starting the lawsuit, Discovery, and depositions
- Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Supplementary Uninsured Motorist (SUM) coverage arbitration
- Evaluating damages and use of biomechanical experts
- Ethical concerns in mediation and ADR proceedings


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Client Contact and Investigation

Lisa M. Robinson, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla, LLP | Syracuse

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 

Starting the Lawsuit, Discovery and Depositions

Paul J. Callahan, Esq. | Brown & Kelly LLP | Buffalo

10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Phyliss A. Hafner, Esq. | Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC | Buffalo

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Evaluating and Addressing Causation

Sarah E. Hansen, Esq. | Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC | Buffalo

2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Evaluating Damages and Use of Biomechanical Experts

Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq. | Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC | Rochester
2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ethical Concerns in Mediation and ADR Proceedings

Kenneth M. Alweis, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla, LLP | Syracuse
4:00 p.m.Adjournment

Program Co-Sponsors
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
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: $175
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Members: $148.75
Non Members: $275

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. - 4:00 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.
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
801 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452