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Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2014 ALB

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Friday, April 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Friday, April 11, 2014


New York State Bar Association Great Hall, 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY

New York State Bar Association Great Hall
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12110



Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available at the Friday, April 25, 2014 NYC Seminar

4.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 Ethics
* Newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) must attend the program in-person to earn New York MCLE credit.

Program Chair:
Vincent J. Syracuse, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

Program Description
A sound ethical compass and a civil and professional demeanor are the hallmarks of successful and respected attorneys in all areas of practice. This four hour program will provide attendees with an update on developments in the law in the area of attorney ethics, including the most recent case law. The rules of civility will be discussed, with emphasis on practical pointers for dealing with the uncivil adversary and civility issues within the law firm. The program concludes with a discussion of real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists which is certain to benefit attorneys in all substantive areas of practice.

Don't miss this opportunity to obtain 4 MCLE Ethics credits at this lively and thought-provoking program, which is annually one of NYSBA's best attended CLE seminars.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.     Registration

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

9:10 - 9:50 a.m.     I.  What’s New for 2014 on Ethics?

9:50 - 10:30 a.m.     II. Civility in Everyday Lawyering: What are the Basic Lessons to be Learned?
     - The Civility Rules
     - The Uncivil Adversary
     - Civility vs. Aggressiveness
     - Law Firm Civility Issues

10:30 - 10:40 a.m.     Break

10:40 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.     III. Colloquium on Ethics and Civility
     - Hypothetical Fact Patterns to Address Everyday Civility and Ethical Issues

12:45 p.m.     Adjournment


Local Chair:
Scott Fein, Partner, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

Panel Members:
Hon. Mae A. D'Agostino
, U.S. District Court Northern District, * Bruce Feldman, Assistant Attorney General & Special Counsel, Office of the Attorney General * Robert Schofield, Partner, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP * John T. Maloney, Director, Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C. * E. Stewart Jones, Partner, E. Stewart Jones, PLLC


NYSBA Members $125
Non Members $225
Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.


ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452