Commercial and Federal Litigation Curriculum

The purpose of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section is to improve the quality of representation of clients, provide a forum for the improvement of law and procedure in the areas of commercial and federal litigation, and enhance the administration of justice.

The section serves its mission by:

- Developing relationships and sharing practice experiences with fellow commercial and federal litigators, with state and federal judges, and with regulatory and administrative bodies;

- Establishing committees for the purpose of promoting research and discussion on current issues affecting our practice;

- Influencing and proposing legislation affecting our practice;

- Developing continuing legal education programs on topics relevant to our practice; and

- Providing networking opportunities for its members.


Upcoming Programs

Hot Topics: ESI in Criminal Investigations & Proceedings 
Friday, January 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Webinar

Becoming an Ally: Four Trailblazing Jurists Discuss Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, February 5 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | NYC

Securities Arbitration 2020: Deep Dive
Friday, March 6 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. | NYC & Webcast 

Discovery, Use, and Admissibility of “Black Box” Data
Thursday, March 19 | 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Webinar

At the Intersection of Highly Automated and Autonomous Vehicles, and the Fourth and Fifth Amendments
Thursday, March 19 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Webinar  

Business Arbitration & Mediation 2020
Monday, March 30 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | NYC


Most Recent Programs
The GDPR at One Year 2019
New York Appellate Practice 2019 

Beginner Courses
Preparing for and Responding to Disasters: A Guide for Lawyers (2019)
Commercial Litigation Academy (2019)
New Criminal Discovery Legislation :What Lawyers Need to Know (2019)
Introductory Lessons on Ethics & Civility (2019)
Commercial Litigation for the General Practitioner (2018)
Introduction to Discovery and Use of Electronic Information (2018)
Commercial Division Practice: What You Need To Know (2014)
Commercial Litigation Academy (2017)
Cybersecurity Regulations (2017)


Bridging the Gap Segments
eDiscovery & the Ethical Duty of Competence
Review and Use of Evidence from Social Media
Cybersecurity Concerns for Lawyers
E-Discovery in NYS and Federal Courts

Advanced Courses
Privacy Law Developments Impacting Social Media Presence Management for Businesses (2018)
Criminal ESI: Electronic Information in Criminal Investigations and Proceedings (2018)
Amendments to the Statewide Commercial Division Rules (2018)
Safeguarding Against Cyber Attacks (2017)
DFS Cybersecurity Regulations: Achieving Compliance (2017)
Securities Arbitration and Mediation - The Courage to Simplify (2017)
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Spring Meeting 2015 (2015)
New Horizons in eDiscovery (2014)
Blowing the Whistle on Fraud (2013)
Litigating New York State False Claims Act Cases (2012)

Ethics Courses
Introductory Lessons on Ethics & Civility 2019
To Post or Not to Post? Conflicts of Interest and Social Media (2018)
E-Discovery and Data Protection: The Ethical Issues (2018)
Legal Ethics in the Digital Age (Spring 2018)
Ethical Issues in Litigation Finance (2017)
Exploring the Ethical Implications of Social Media Use: Lessons to be Learned from the 2017 Updated NYSBA Social Media Ethics Guidelines (2017)
Legal Ethics in the Digital Age: Fall 2017
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