Construction Site Accident Claims and Litigation CLE Program Series

Construction Site Accident Claims and Litigation CLE Program Series - Fall 2019

Friday, October 25 | NYC
Wednesday, November 6 | Buffalo
Friday, November 8 | Long Island
Wednesday, December 11 | Albany & Webcast - This program was originally scheduled for October 17
*The program starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. at all locations

7.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Skills; 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics

NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
Section Member: $150

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Program Description
Litigating construction site accidents can be daunting without knowing the right techniques. In this program, respected litigators demonstrate effective trial techniques while updating you on the latest statutory and case law changes. Get practical tips from seasoned attorneys on investigations, depositions, and motions for summary judgment, and learn the dynamics of the carrier/defendant relationship. New and experienced practitioners alike will benefit from this seminar’s coverage of all the major aspects of a labor law trial.

Who Should Attend
Personal injury attorneys, both plaintiff and defense; liability insurance carrier’s in-house counsel; workers’ compensation attorneys; municipal attorneys; attorneys for construction companies, general contractors and sub-contractors.

Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law (TICL) Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.   

• An Overview and Update on the Labor Law Statute
• Privilege, Ethics and the Construction Site Lawsuit
• The Effect and Interplay of Workers Compensation
• Handling Discovery in the Lawsuit
• Insured Coverage Issues and the Construction Accident 
• New Laws Impacting the Construction Industry in New York
• Tips from The Masters-Best Practices for Handling the Construction Site Case in New York

Program Faculty 
CLE Planning Co-Chairs:
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Island Companies | Calverton
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq.
 | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP | NYC 

Program Location Chairs:
Timothy E. Delahunt, Esq. | Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP | Buffalo 
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Island Companies | Long Island
Robert W. Berbenich, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP | NYC 
Albany Program | TBD

Scott W. Bush, Esq. | Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC | Rensselaer 
Christine Hanlon, Esq. | Law Offices of Tromello & Fishman | Tarrytown
Timothy Higgins, Esq. | Lemire and Higgins, LLC | Malta
Scott D. Middleton, Esq. | Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP | Ronkonkoma
Mackenzie Monaco, Esq. | Carter Conboy | Albany
Joseph T. Perkins, Esq. | Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin | Troy
Daniel R. Santola, Esq. | Powers & Santola, LLP | Albany

James Benjamin Cousins, Esq. | Law Offices Of Melissa A. Day, PLLC
Adam R. Durst, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla
David Michael Goodman, Esq. | Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP
Anant Kishore, Esq. | Kenney Shelton Liptak & Nowak LLP
Marc A. Schulz, Esq. | Hurwitz & Fine. PC
Kevin D. Szczepanski, Esq. | Barclay Damon, LLP

Long Island
Alexys M. Carter, Esq. | Bongiorno, Montiglio & Palmieri, PLLC 
Kenneth B. Danielson, Esq. | Kaufman Dolowich Voluck.
Joseph Thomas O'Connor, Esq. | Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP
Erik A. Ortmann, Esq. | Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP
Rona L. Platt, Esq. | Enstar (US), Inc.
Kevin G. Mescall, Esq. | Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
Scott D. Middleton, Esq. | Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP
Sim R. Shapiro | Baxter Smith & Shapiro, P.C.
Megan E. Yllanes, Esq. |  Kaufman Dolowich Voluck.

Alexys Marie Carter, Esq.
 | Bongiorno, Montiglio & Palmieri, PLLC
Kathryn C. Cole | Farrell Fritz, PC
Alan C. Eagle, Esq. | Rivkin Radler LLP
Nick Gjelaj, Esq. | Mullaney & Gjelaj PLLC
Matthew Stephen Libroia, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP
Dirk Marschhausen, Esq. | Marschhausen & Fitzpatrick PC
Aviva Stein, Esq. | Wilson Elser Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
Ellyn Beth Wilder, Esq. | Wilson Elser Moskowits Edelman & Dicker, LLP

For any questions related to program registration, please contact the NYSBA's Member Resource Center by email at [email protected], or by phone at 800-582-2452.

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

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 program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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