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AABANY Co-sponsors: Meet the Justices of the First Department
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6/1/2015
When: 6/1/2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Appellate Division, First Department
27 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 
United States

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 YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A CLE SYMPOSIUM AND RECEPTION

TO MEET THE JUSTICES OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION,FIRST DEPARTMENT

The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction and Committee on Continuing Legal Education, in collaboration and co-sponsorship with the Asian American Bar Association of New York * Black Bar Association of Bronx County * Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York * LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York * New York Women’s Bar Association * Puerto Rican Bar Association, Inc. * South Asian Bar Association of New York * Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, host this opportunity to meet the Justices of the Appellate Division, First Department and to hear their perspectives on brief writing and oral advocacy.

The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, and our co-sponsors listed above, are pleased to invite you to a special event in which the Justices of the Appellate Division, First Department have graciously agreed to attend. Experienced appellate lawyers will ask the Justices detailed questions on their recommendations, tips, and dos and don’ts for effective brief writing and oral argument in the First Department.

This program will focus on specific practice in the First Department and what you should know about brief writing and advocacy techniques in order to have the greatest chance of success in that court.

The reception at the conclusion of the CLE presentation will provide you the opportunity to visit with the members of the Court and our colleagues.

This basic-to-intermediate course may be used for MCLE credit of 2.0 hours in "Skills”by all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than 24 months)  

Seating is limited so you are encouraged to register early!

If you are an NYSBA Member you may log into the website and register here. If you are not a member of NYSBA you may register by calling this toll-free number: 1-800-582-2452.

Program Fees:

AABANY MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: $125 for all co-sponsoring bar associations.  As this is an AABANY co-sponsored event, NYSBA is offering the member rate - a 50% savings off the non-member rate.

$250: Non Members

Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

Registration: 2:30 p.m. Program: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Additional Information: This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit

 

PROGRAM AGENDA

2:30-3:00 p.m. Registration (outside meeting room)

3:00-3:10 Opening Remarks and Introductions

3:10-5:00 The Justices’ Perspective:

• General Practice in the Appellate Division
• Clear, Concise and Honest Brief-Writing
• Effective Oral Advocacy

5:00-6:00
Reception (all are invited)


PROGRAM FACULTY

Panelists:

Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, First Department
First Department Associate Justices Available on June 1 (Final Panel to be Determined)
Roy L. Reardon, Esq.
(Moderator), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York City
Richard M. Greenberg, Esq., Attorney-in-Charge, Office of the Appellate Defender, New York City
Cheryl F. Korman, Esq., Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale

Program Planning Co-Chairs (in alphabetical order)

Norman A. Olch, Esq., Attorney at Law, New York City
Alan J. Pierce, Esq., Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Syracuse (Chair, Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction)
David H. Tenant, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester

Special thanks to Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez and Susanna Molina Rojas, Esq., Clerk of the Court,
for making this program possible.