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
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Overall Program Chair
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla, LLP | Garden City
Session Chair: Renata Kowalczuk, Esq. | Brown & Kelly, LLP | Buffalo
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.|
|11:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||UM/SUM|
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
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%
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.