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Since its inception, NYCLA has been at the forefront of most legal debates in the country. We have provided legal education for more than 40 years.
Every lawyer licensed to practice in New York State is required to observe the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. While a violation of a Rule does not in of itself give rise to a cause of action, and is not necessarily a basis for civil liability, the failure to comply with an obligation or prohibition imposed by the Rules could be the basis for invoking the disciplinary process. While there are many resources available to assist lawyers in avoiding disciplinary infractions, nevertheless, bad things do happen – even to good lawyers. Each year many attorneys are the subject of disciplinary complaints, even if they have not committed an ethical violation. Therefore, it is critical to understand the factors triggering disciplinary complaints, the circumstances frequently attending disciplinary violations, the sanctions that can be imposed, the disciplinary process itself – and how to avoid it.
Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s Ethics Institute
Program Chair: Pery Krinsky, Krinsky PLLC, Chair, NYCLA Committee on Professional Discipline
Sharon Gursen Ades, Assistant Counsel, State of NY Grievance Comm., 2d, 11th, 13th Jud. Dists. Vitaly Lipkansky, Deputy Chief Counsel, Dept. Disciplinary Comm., Sup. Ct., App. Div, 1st Dept. Jonathan D. Lupkin, Flemming, Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP, Chair, NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
2 NY CLE Credits; 2 Ethics
All Programs include 1 Affirmation and 1 Evaluation Form, and Course Materials.
To receive CLE credit for a program in Online Video Format:
Online Videos contain CLE codes that you must type into a supplied online affirmation form. Submit the online affirmation to the NYCLA CLE Institute to be issued a CLE certificate. We recommend that you watch the video as soon as possible.
We can only issue CLE credit if the law is still current.
Course Materials: You can download course materials on the Online Video webpage.