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    Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Program - January 26, 2017
  • Upcoming Events
    • TICL and Trial Annual Meeting Dinner at Cipriani: Wed., January 25

      *TICL & TRIAL OFF-SITE DINNER

      Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:30 PM
      6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      Joint Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section 
      Reception and Dinner Offsite at:
      Cipriani 42nd Street
      110 E. 42nd Street, New York City

      THIS YEAR'S HONOREE/SPEAKER WILL BE:
      JANET M. DIFIORE, CHIEF JUDGE
      NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS


      Tickets:  $175/Tables of 10 also available for purchase.
      Individual Tickets may be purchased online or by mail.  
      To purchase a Table, download the Dinner Table Reservation form.


    • TICL and Trial Section Annual Meeting: Thurs., January 26

      TICL & TRIAL MEETING

      Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:45 AM
      8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
      MCLE Credits TBA
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      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      Total Credits: 6.0 credits in Professional Practice for all attorneys, both experienced and newly admitted.

      TORTS, INSURANCE & COMPENSATION LAW SECTION CHAIR
      Kenneth A. Krajewski , Esq., Brown & Kelly, LLP, Buffalo

      TRIAL LAWYERS SECTION CHAIR
      Charles J. Siegel, Esq., Law Offices of Charles J. Siegel, New York City

      TORTS, INSURANCE & COMPENSATION LAW PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
      Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq., Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC, Rochester

      TRIAL LAWYERS SECTION PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
      Gary A. Cusano, Esq., The Law Office of Gary A. Cusano PC, Yorktown

      MCLE PROGRAM 
      8:45 am - Regent, 2nd Floor
      Business Meeting and Election of Officers and District Representatives of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and Business Meeting and Election of Officers and District Representatives of the Trial Lawyers Section

      9:00 – 10:15 am
      Keep Your Eye on the Ball: 
      The Current State of Assumption of the Risk and Comparative Negligence

      Panelists:
      Kurt E. Lundgren, Esq., former Professional Baseball Pitcher (incl. NY Mets) 1983-1987, Thwaites & Lundgren, Elmsford
      Gary A. Cusano, Esq., Law Office of Gary A. Cusano PC, Yorktown

      10:15 – 10:35 am
      Refreshment Break

      10:35 – 11:50 am
      Everything You Wanted to know about Motions in Limine, Opening Statements, Trial Objections and Summations, But Were Afraid to Ask

      Panelists:
      Carlos Calderon, Esq., Weisman & Calderon LLP, Scarsdale
      Heather Palmore, Esq.,  Law Offices of Charles J. Siegel, New York City
      Honorable Lewis J. Lubell, New York State Supreme Court, Westchester County, White Plains

      11:50 am – 1:15 pm
      Lunch on Your Own

      1:15 –  1:40 pm
      Trending Topics in Toxic Tort Litigation:  Recent NY State Decisions of Note; Trending Substances (such as talc litigation); and Recent Changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act

      Speaker:
      Richard L. Weber, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, Syracuse

      1:40 –  2:55 pm
      Updates on Cyber Risk and Liability
      Implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and Practical Considerations for Guarding Against Internal Data Theft;  Lessons Learned from Recent Decisions on Cyber Liability Coverage under CGL and Cyber-Risk Policies; Federal and State Statutory and Regulatory Proposals to Address Cyber Liability; and Cyber Liability Insurance –  Coverage, Underwriting, and Claims

      Panelists:
      Heath J. Szymczak, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, Buffalo
      Kevin D. Szczepanski, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo
      Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq., Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC, Buffalo
      Sal Johnson, Professional Liability Consultant, Cyber Practice Leader, USI Affinity, Philadelphia, PA

      2:55 –  3:10 pm
      Refreshment Break

      3:10 pm –  4:00 pm
      Lies, Damn Lies, & Errata Sheets: Deposition Shenanigans,
      Obstreperous Witnesses, and Problem Lawyers

      Speaker:
      David Paul Horowitz, Esq., Geringer, McNamara & Horowitz, LLP and Affiliated Neutral with JAMS, New York City

      4:00 pm
      Adjourn


      IMPORTANT INFORMATION 
      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 6.0 credit hours in Professional Practice. This program is transitional and is suitable for MCLE credit for both newly-admitted attorney and experienced attorneys.

      Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 13, 2017. For more details, please contact Catheryn Teeter in writing at New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or cteeter@nysba.org.

      Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities:  NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Catheryn Teeter at 518-487-5573.

      For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association. Room rates are $260.00 per night plus taxes for single and double occupancy.  Reservations must be made by Wednesday, January  4, 2017. You also can reserve your overnight room on the web at www.nysba.org/am17accomm.

      For questions about this specific program, please contact Catheryn Teeter at 518-487-5573. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.


      Don't forget to sign up to join us on Wednesday Night, January 25th at 6:30 p.m. for the
      Joint Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section 
      Reception and Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 E. 42nd Street
      Honoree/Speaker:  Janet M. DiFiore, Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

      Dinner Tickets:  $175/Tables of 10 also available for purchase.


  • About the Section

    Welcome! The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. Among the resources available for Section members on this site are Section publications and access to the TICL Section's private online professional community. Section members receive the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal  and the Construction & Surety Law Newsletter as a benefit of membership.

    Meet the Chair:

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    Kenneth A. Krajewski, Esq. (View profile)
    Brown & Kelly, LLP | Buffalo, NY

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