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    Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Annual Meeting Program
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    • TICL and Trial Lawyers Section Annual Meeting; January 25, 2018

      TICL & TRIAL MEETING

      Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:45 AM
      8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
      MCLE Credits TBA
      #nysba18

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.
       

      The Mechanics of a Trial:  From Jury Selection to Verdict - How to Improve Your Litigation Skills and Make the Case - Whether you are just starting out, have tried a few cases, or been trying cases for years, learn from experienced judges and attorneys on how you can better you litigation skills. 

      Total Credits: 6.5 transitional credits in Skills for all attorneys, both experienced and newly admitted.

      MCLE Program Location –  Regent, 2nd Floor
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      TORTS, INSURANCE & COMPENSATION LAW SECTION CHAIR
      Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq., Island Companies, Calverton

      TRIAL LAWYERS SECTION CHAIR
      Noreen DeWire Grimmick, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP, Albany

      TORTS, INSURANCE & COMPENSATION LAW PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
      Charles J. Siegel, Esq., Law Office of Charles J. Siegel, New York City

      TRIAL LAWYERS SECTION PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
      Violet Samuels, Esq., Samuels & Associates, PC, Rosedale, New York


      THE MECHANICS OF A TRIAL:  FROM JURY SELECTION TO VERDICT - HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LITIGATION SKILLS AND MAKE YOUR CASE

      8:45 am
      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 am – 9:50 am
      Jury Selection 
      Speaker: 
      Peter S. Thomas, Esq., Peter S. Thomas, P.C., Forest Hills 

      9:50 am – 10:40 am
      Motions in Limine
      Speaker: 
      Hon. Michelle Weston, Supreme Court Justice, Kings County, Brooklyn  

      10:40 am – 11:00 am
      Refreshment Break 

      11:00 am – 11:50 am
      Opening Statements
      Speaker: 
      William Pagan, Esq., The Pagan Law Firm, P.C., New York City 

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

      1:15 pm – 2:05 pm
      Expert Witnesses
      Speaker: 
      Hon. Michelle Weston, Supreme Court Justice, Kings County, Brooklyn 

      2:05 pm – 3:20 pm
      Direct & Cross Examination
      Panelists:
      Hon. Carmen Victoria St. George, Supreme Court Justice, New York County, New York City 
      Heather Palmore, Esq., Law Office of Charles J. Siegel, New York City
      Michael C. Tromello, Esq., Tromello, McDonnell & Kehoe, Melville
      Hon. Shawndya Simpson, Supreme Court Justice, Kings County, Brooklyn
      Thomas P. Valet, Esg., Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo, LLP, Islandia

      3:20 pm – 3:40 pm
      Refreshment Break 

      3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
      Closing Arguments
      Speaker:  
      Jesus M. Zeno, Esq., Jesus M. Zeno, P.C., Brooklyn 

      4:30 pm
      Adjourn 

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION  

      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 6.5 credit hours in Skills. 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 12, 2018. 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 or cteeter@nysba.org. 

      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 or on the web at www.nysba.org/am18accomm. The rate will be based on room selection (single/double occupancy) and arrival/departure dates with additional taxes and hotel fees. The discounted rate for January 21st and January 22nd is $179 per night. The discounted rate for January 23rd through January 28th is $229 per night. A rate of $209 will be offered to those with overlapping dates.  Reservations must be made by December 15, 2017. 

      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. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.



    • TICL and Trial Lawyers Section Annual Meeting Off-Site Dinner: January 24, 2018 - NEW VENUE!

      *TICL & TRIAL OFF-SITE DINNER

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:30 PM
      6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.


      NEW VENUE!

      THE EDISON BALLROOM
      240 WEST 47TH STREET 
      NEW YORK, NY

      THIS YEAR'S HONOREE/SPEAKER WILL BE:
      HONORABLE ROWAN D. WILSON, ASSOCIATE JUDGE, 
      NEW YORK 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.



  • 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 Division's newsletter, Deconstruction, as a benefit of membership.

    Meet the Chair:

    Fitzpatrick

    Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq. (View profile)
    Island Companies | Calverton, NY

    2017-2018 Officers
    CHAIR:  Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq., Island Companies
    VICE-CHAIR:  Timothy J. Fennell, Esq.,
    Amdursky, Pelky, Fennell and Wallen, PC

    SECRETARY:  James P. O'Connor, Esq., Maroney O'Connor LLP
    TREASURER:  Brendan Francis Baynes, Esq., The Baynes Law Firm PLLC

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