Program Chair: Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner
Faculty: Clifford Aaron, London Fischer LLP; Alfredo J. Alvarado, Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP; Robert Conway, Esq.; Tracee E. Davis, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Hon. John DiBlasi (Ret.), NAM; Hon. Doris M. Gonzalez, Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Bronx Supreme Ct.; Hon. Barbara Jaffe, Sup. Ct., NY County; Joshua Kelner, Kelner & Kelner; Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner; Hon. Frank Nervo, Sup. Ct., NY County; Hon. Kelly O'Neill Levy, Sup. Ct, NY County; Daler Radjabov, Esq., NYCLA CLE Institute, Legal Technology Operations Manager; Mark B. Rosen, Law Offices of Mark B. Rosen, Brooklyn Law School, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Jay Safer, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP; Kimberly Schirripa, Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LP; Randy Tesser and Lewis Tesser, Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP; Harumi Urata Thompson, HUT Consulting; Nelson E. Timken, Nelson E. Timken ADR, LLC, Vice-chair NYCLA’s ADR Committee; Dorothy Weber, Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP; Elan Weinreb, The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC, Co-chair NYCLA’s ADR Committee
*Each day will satisfy the first or second year LIVE SKILLS and ETHICS MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys in New York
This 2 day program will demonstrate the steps involved in preparing for and trying, settling or mediating a civil case in New York. Hear from experienced practitioners, judges and seasoned mediators as they impart their knowledge and provide useful tips and techniques.
Day 1: Preparing for Trial, Conference, Settlement or Mediation
9 NY CLE Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 Skills; 9 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 General (Law Practice Management; Civil Trial Preparation)
- Current Changes in Civil Pre-Trial Practice (Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation)
- Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants During a Pandemic
- Conference and S and Mediation During the Pandemic and Beyond
- Ethics and Preparing Witnesses for Trial
Day 2: The Trial and How COVID is Impacting Litigation and the Practice of Law
9 NY CLE Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 Skills; 9 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 General (Law Practice ; Civil Trial Preparation)
- Using Technology in the Law Office and COVID Ethics for Working from Home
- Voir Dire (Discussion and Interactive Demonstration)
- Direct and Cross Examination Witnesses: War Stories with a Lesson
- How COVID-19 is Impacting Litigation and the Practice of Law: Current Perspectives and Implications for the Future
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