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Civil Trial Practice Institute: A Bridge the Gap for Litigators NOTE: On-line Registration is Now Closed; AT DOOR REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE

Course begins Friday, March 22, 2013, 9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM

Additional Dates
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:00 AM --5:00 PM

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:

The program will satisfy the first or second year MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys.

Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium

Course ID: C03222013

Number of Sessions: 2

Credits: 16 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 7 PP/LPM; 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional
16 NJ Credits; 3 Ethics; 13 General

Course Description:

Bringing together an extraordinary panel of judges, litigators and leading academics, the 36th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute will take you through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial practice techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial litigation.

The program will satisfy the first or second year MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys. It also serves as a great refresher for all attorneys interested in litigating in NYS court.

Friday, March 22 AGENDA

  • Civil Pre-trial Practice: Commercial/Personal Injury
  • Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Conference and Settlement
  • Courtroom Techniques: Dealing With Expert Testimony and Hearsay
  • Ethics for Litigators

Saturday, March 23 AGENDA

  • Evidentiary Problems During Trial
  • Voir Dire
  • Interactive Session: How to Select a Jury
  • Opening Statements
  • Direct and Cross-examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses
  • Demonstration: Direct and Cross Examination of Law and Expert Witnesses
  • Summations


Program Co-Chairs: Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner and Hon. Robert Lippmann (Ret.)

Faculty: Hon. Richard F. Braun, Sup. Ct., NY County, Civil Term; Robert J. Conway, Marshall Conway Wright & Bradley, P.C.Tracee Davis, Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP; Professor Richard T. Farrell, Brooklyn Law School; Allan Hausknecht, MD: Hon. Barbara Jaffe, NYS Sup.Ct., Civil Term; David Jaroslawicz, Jaroslawicz and Jaros LLCBrian Kalman, London Fischer LLP; Hon. Barbara R. Kapnick, NYS Sup. Ct., Commercial Division; Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner; Pery Krinsky, Krinsky PLLC; Hon. Israel Rubin, Greenberg Traurig; Jay G. Safer, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP; Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, NYS Sup. Ct., Civil Branch; Harold Lee Schwab, Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP;  Lawrence Shields, MD; Richard L. Spinogatti, Proskauer Rose LLP;


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