47th Civil Trial Practice Institute: 2 Half Days Bridge the Gap for Litigators


47th Civil Trial Practice Institute: 2 Half Days Bridge the Gap for Litigators

Start 05/02/2024 - 9:30 AM
End 05/03/2024 - 1:45 PM


For the 47th year, Program Chair Robert Kelner and a distinguished panel of litigators, judges and mediators will discuss what you need to know to litigate, settle or mediate/arbitrate cases.


This year the program will be presented in 2 half days and fulfill the LIVE Skills and Ethics CLE requirements, including a Cybersecurity credit, for first and second year newly admitted attorneys in NY. The program is also a great refresher for more experienced litigators, as well as a great resource for attorneys interested in litigation.


Topics include:


Day 1, May 2 (9:30 am – 1:45 pm): Preparing for Trial


  • Pre-trial Practice: An Overview of Commercial and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Conference, Settlement and Mediation – The Rising Importance in Resolving Disputes
  • Practice Tips from the Bench: How to Survive and Flourish in Today’s Court System


Day 2, May 3 (9:30 am – 1:45 pm): Litigation Skills


  • Scams, Data Breaches and Using AI (ChatGPT) Technology in the Law Office … and From Home
  • Voir Dire and an Interactive Demonstration
  • Summations and War Stories With a Message



Program Chairs: Robert Kelner and Joshua Kelner, Kelner and Kelner


Faculty: Alfredo Alvarado, Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP; Frances E. Bivens, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Karen Campbell, Lewis Brisbois; Hon. Josph E. Capella, NYS Supreme Court; Hon. Margaret A. Chan, NYS Supreme Court; Tracee E. Davis, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.), National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM); Joshua Kelner and Robert Kelner, Kelner and Kelner; Hon. Lewis J. Lubell, NYS Supreme Court; Hon. Nicholas Moyne, NYS Supreme CourtDaler Radjabov, NYCLA Technology/Program Attorney; Kimberly Schirripa, Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP; Paul H. Schoeman, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frank LLP;  Jay Safer, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP; Dorothy M. Weber, Herbsman Hafer Weber & Frisch LLP


9 NY Credits: 3 Ethics (1 Cybersecurity-Ethics); 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 9 NJ Credits; 3 Ethics, 6 General



To register: click the Register button below. The website will prompt you to log in or create an account to complete the checkout. If you are not a member, please join the membership before completing the checkout to take advantage of the member’s price. Registration closes 30 minutes before the program.

For technical and account-related issues, please get in touch with us at dradjabov@nycla.org

Webinar Link: After completing the checkout, you will receive a separate email with webinar access instructions. That email will arrive closer to the program start time. If you are still waiting to receive an access email 30 minutes before the program, please email cle@nycla.org.

Course Materials: We will email the link to download course materials 30 minutes before the program starts.

CLE Certificates (if applicable): After verifying your attendance, we will add your certificate to the “Download CLE Certificates” page, which you can access from your “My Account” page.

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