Ethics and Civility 2018
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 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 uncivil adversaries and civility issues within the law firm. The program will conclude with a discussion of real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists – certain to benefit attorneys in all substantive areas of practice.
Don't miss this opportunity to obtain 4.0 MCLE Ethics credits at this lively and thought-provoking program, which is annually one of NYSBA's best attended CLE seminars. Learn more about the program series here.
Sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Committee on Attorney Professionalism, and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.
Amherst (Buffalo): Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
Friday, April 13, 2018 5020 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
NYSBA Member: $135.00 | Non-Member: $235.00
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Member: $110.00
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. What's New for 2018 on Ethics?
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 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
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Colloquium on Ethics and Civility
1:00 p.m. Adjournment
4.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics
Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq. | Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
David G. Brock, Esq. | Kavinoky Cook, LLP
Hilary C. Banker, Esq. | Burgio Curvin & Banker Attorneys
Howard B. Cohen, Esq. | Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan, P.C.
Elizabeth M. Midgley, Esq. | Anspach Law
Roderick J. Quebral, Esq. | Attorney Grievance Committee, Eighth Department
Leonard D. Zaccagnino, Esq. | Shaw & Shaw, P.C.
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 www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
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 segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.d. Be the first to hear about the latest course offerings.
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