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Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section 

January 15   
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Max of Eastman Place, Rochester, NY


Network with members of the bench and bar at a reception honoring newly elected judges of the 7th Judicial District! 

Appellate Division, Fourth Department 
Hon. Tracey Bannister 

Supreme Court 
Hon. Kevin Nasca   

Monroe County Court 
Hon. Michael Dollinger 
Hon. Karen Baily Turner   

Rochester City Court 
Hon. Nicole Morris 
Hon. Melissa Barrett 

US Magistrate-Western District 
Hon. Mark Pedersen 

Livingston County Court 
Hon. Jennifer Noto 
Hon. Kevin Van Allen 

There is no cost to attend this reception, but RSVP is required ( online or by emailing [email protected]

We hope to see you there! 



  • Brief History of the Child Victims Act – purpose and scope
  • Changes made by implementation of the CVA
  • Special Court rules and procedures for revived CVA cases
  • Constitutionality of the CVA
  • Defenses available in revived CVA cases
  • Factual investigation – best practices
  • Trends and recent decisions in CVA cases

Tuesday, January 21, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Live CLE Webinar


1.0 MCLE in Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member: $50.00 | Non-Member $150.00
Non Attorney: $75.00 

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

Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at
Newly Admitted Attorneys: This program is transitional. 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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If you have any questions about this program, please contact Simone Smith, CLE Program Manager, or Bridget Donlon, CLE Program Coordinator.



Thursday, January 30, 2020
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Sutton Center, 2nd Floor




Thursday, January 30, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sutton North

Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting Here or Download the Registration Form Here.


New York Practice 101 | Pre-Trial Practice from A to Z

Co-Sponsored by the Trial Lawyers Section, the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

Friday, February 7 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | NYC & Webcast
Convene Conference Center | 810 Seventh Avenue | NYC

8.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Skills; 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice


9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Introduction to Court System, Jurisdictional Basis, Venue
Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman | Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, Brooklyn, New York
1 MCLE Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

10:00 a.m. – 10:10: Break

10:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.: Statutes of Limitation, Notice of Claim
David L. Ferstendig, Esq. | Law Offices of David L. Ferstendig, LLC
1.5 MCLE Credits in Skills

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Pleadings, Service, Commencement
Paul H. Aloe, Esq. | Kudman Trachten Aloe LLP
1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills

12:15 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.: Lunch

1:05 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.: Discovery and Pretrial Devices
Burton N. Lipshie, Esq. | Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills

1:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.: Motion Practice and Dispositive Motions
Brian J. Shoot, Esq. | Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.
1.5 MCLE Credits in Skills

3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.: Break

3:20 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.: Third Party Practice
Sharon Stern Gerstman, Esq. | Magavern Grimm LLP

  • Procedural rules for cross claims and third party complaints
  • Law and Procedure of Contribution and Indemnification
  • Law and Procedure of Comparative Liability
  • Law and Procedure of Joint and Several Liability and Limited Liability
  • Law and Procedure for Partial Settlement of Claims

1 MCLE in Areas of Professional Practice

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Special Proceedings, Arbitration, Provisional Remedies
Thomas F. Gleason, Esq. | Gleason Dunn Walsh & O'Shea
1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills

5:00 p.m.: Adjournment

About New York CPLR (Redbook): It contains the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules with amendment notes and selected provisions of related statutes. Inside you'll find:
•  Table of Amendments with explanatory notes
•  NY CPLR Timetable sets out statutes of limitations and important deadlines in chronological order
•  Updated New York Court Directory


TICL Law School for Insurance Professionals

Recorded November 7, 2018 - Albany, NY

The 2018 Law School for Insurance Professionals was only held in Albany this year.  The Program was recorded and is available for purchase.

View details and purchase recording >

This program does not carry MCLE or CE credit.

Topics and Speakers:

Additional Insured Coverage: Shifting The Risk With Contracts And Endorsements
Speaker: Laurie A. Vahey, Esq., Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP (Rochester, NY)

Dealing With Data Breach, Business Interruption and Privacy Claims
Speaker: Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq., Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC (Rochester, NY)

Claims Investigation: When, Why and How Should You? Before and after litigation; impact of covered and uncovered claims
Speaker: Paul J. Callahan, Esq., Brown & Kelly, LLP (Buffalo, NY)

Auto: Impact of Court of Appeals Decision in Rodriguez v. City of New York - Who is responsible and how to handle Uber/Lyft and personal auto policy claims
Speaker: Alyssa Jordan Pantzer, Esq., Ryan & Conlon, LLP (New York, NY) 

Primary vs. Excess Insurers: Friends or Foes? 
Speaker: Thomas Cunningham, Esq., Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf & Cunningham LLC (Buffalo, NY)

Workers Compensation: Compensability Issues Arising Out Of MVAs
Speaker: John H. Snyder, Esq., Gitto & Niefer LLP (New Hartford, NY)

Recovery and Reimbursement: How Do I Do That?  Interaction between GOL 5-335, Statutory Liens, Medicare/Medicaid, Erisa, Health/Disability claims for reimbursement and which are recoverable and which are not in the third party action and why it is important in determining  claim valuations.
Speaker: Dirk Marschhausen, Esq., Marschhausen & Fitzpatrick PC (Hicksville, NY)

Cost: $120 per person
10% discount for TICL Section members and NYIA members ($108) each).  TICL member discount will be applied automatically; NYIA discount with coupon code which is available from NYIA staff.

See complete details and purchase >

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:  

Jim O'Connor

James P. O'Connor, Esq. (View profile)
Maroney O'Connor LLP | New York, NY 

Current Officers
CHAIR:  James P. O'Connor, Esq., Maroney O'Connor LLP (New York)

VICE-CHAIR:  Lori E. Petrone, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Novak LLP (Buffalo)
SECRETARY: Michael P. O'Brien, Esq., O'Brien Law Firm, PLLC (New York)
TREASURER:  Brendan Francis Baynes, Esq., The Baynes Law Firm PLLC (Ravena)

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