Co-Sponsored by the Committee on Attorney Professionalism  and the Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession 
Civility Matters – The New York Civility Standards and  Their Role in a Modern World 

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Meeting Program: 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Clinton, 2nd Floor | 3.0 MCLE Credits

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction 

Program Co-Chairs: Josephine Bahn, Esq., Program Co-Chair Young Lawyers Section, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.; Andrew L. Oringer, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Committee on Attorney Professionalism, Dechert LLP New York, NY  
Section Chair: Lauren Sharkey, Esq., Young Lawyers Section Chair, Cioffi, Slezak, Wildgrube P.C., Schenectady, NY 


9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.  The New Standards of Civility: An Overview (1.0 Credit in Ethics)                            

The speakers will trace the history of the Standards of Civility, discuss how we got to where we are and summarize the new standards.  Attendees will gain a greater appreciation of the role of the standards in today’s world. 
Moderator: Robert I. Kantowitz, Esq.  Sandburg Creek LLC Lawrence, NY  
Speakers: Anne L. LaBarbera, Esq.  Thomas LaBarbera Counselors at Law P.C. New York, NY; Michael Miller, Esq., Law Office of Michael Miller New York, NY; Andrew L. Oringer, Esq.  Dechert, LLP New York, NY  

9:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Social Media Ethics Applied: How New Civility Standards Impact Lawyers 
(2.0 Credits in Ethics)

This program features a cross-section of private-sector attorneys and in-house counsel discussing the new civility rules and their impact in the context of social media as it relates both to transactions and litigation.  Cutting across the various ages and areas of practice of our membership, the program will provide attendees with a greater understanding of the new rules and their impact on technology and the practice of law. 

Moderator: Mark A. Berman, Esq., Ganfer, Shore, Leeds & Zauderer LLP New York, NY       

Speakers: Terrence L. Tarver, Esq. Tarver Law Firm, P.C. Garden City, NY; Vivian D. Wesson, Esq. March & McLennan Companies Weston, CT     


11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.   Structured Question-and-Answer Period 

11:40 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    Break 

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    Presentation of Awards

The annual Outstanding Young Lawyer Award of the Young Lawyers Section and the annual Professionalism Award of the Committee on Attorney Professionalism will be presented to this year’s award winners. 
Presenters: Lauren Sharkey, Esq., Chair, Young Lawyers Section, Cioffi, Slezak, Wildgrube P.C. Schenectady, NY; Andrew L. Oringer, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Committee on Attorney Professionalism, Dechert LLP New York, NY
Program Chairs: Josephine Bahn, Esq. | Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation | Washington, D.C. Andrew L. Oringer, Esq. | Dechert LLP | New York, NY

Luncheon: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Clinton, 2nd Floor 


BRIDGING THE GAP | Thursday, January 30, 2020 - Friday January 31, 2020 | 16.0 MCLE Credits

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.
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.


Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Bridging the Gap Day 1: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Gramercy West, 2nd Floor | 8.0 MCLE Credits 

8:30 a.m.  Registration

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Elder Law and Special Needs Planning 101: Advising Clients about Medicare, Medicaid & Special Needs Trusts (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) 

Speaker: Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq. , Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP, New York, NY

10:15 a.m. -10:30 a.m.  Break 

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Cross Examination: Handling a DWI Case in NYS Review of New Criminal Discovery Legislation (1.0 Credit in Skills, 1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice) 

Speakers: Jonathan D. Cohn, Esq. and Joseph Gerstenzang, Esq., Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang,  Albany, NY

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch (on your own) 

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Drafting Contracts: Key Considerations for New Attorneys (1.5 Credits in Skills) 

Speaker: Peter Siviglia, Esq., Irvington, NY

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Lawyer Feud: The Ethics Game Show (3.0 Credits in Ethics) 

Family Feud style interactive ethics program.  Featured ethics panelists to be announced. 

Created and Hosted by: Pery D. Krinsky, Esq., Krinsky, PLLC, New York, NY; 

Panelists: Robert Bergson, Esq., Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP; Mark A. Berman, Esq., Partner, Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP; Meredith S. Heller, Esq., Principal, Law Office of Meredith S. Heller, PLLC; Domenick Napoletano, Esq., The Second, Eleventh & Thirteenth Judicial Districts; Doron Leiby, Esq., Partner, Miller Leiby, Attorneys at Law

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Bridging the Gap Day 2: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Gramercy West, 2nd Floor | 8.0 MCLE Credits ]

8:30 a.m.  Registration

8:45 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Basics of Civil Litigation in NYS: Handling a Slip/Trip and Fall Case in New York (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) 

Speaker: Terrence L. Tarver, Esq. , Tarver Law Firm, P.C., Garden City, NY

10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.  Break 

10:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.  Deposition Skills for New Lawyers: Handling an Auto Accident Case in NYS (2.0 Credits in Skills) 

Speaker: Robert A. Glick, Esq.Brand Glick & Brand, P.C., Garden City, NY

12:05 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (on your own) 

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  Intellectual Property Law 101 (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)

Speaker: George R. McGuire, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse, NY

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Break 

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Drafting Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Key Skills in Drafting and Client Counseling (1.5 Credits in Skills) 

Speaker: Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq.,  Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C., Garden City, NY

3:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Consumer Bankruptcy 101 (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) 

Speaker: Ronald J. Friedman, Esq., SilvermanAcampora LLP, Jericho, NY


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