Handling Tough Issues in a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Action
Attorneys hope that their cases will proceed smoothly to verdict or settlement without detours. Unfortunately, in real world practice, this is the exception, especially in personal injury litigation. Bankruptcy of a party, death of a plaintiff or defendant, or
the presence of an infant party all add complexity to the resolution of a personal injury action. In these trying economic times, plaintiff’s counsel must deal with the reality of more aggressive enforcement of liens asserted by both governmental entities, such as Social Services and Medicare, and private entities, such as health insurance companies and workers’ compensation carriers. No-fault and SUM issues arise in everyday practice, and the personal injury attorney must also be prepared to represent clients before the Court of Claims. This seminar is designed to provide a practical overview of the law and strategies involved in personal injury cases. Seasoned practitioners will provide updates on the substantive law and insights on how to successfully deal with tough legal issues faced by plaintiffs personal injury attorneys. The program will also offer a discussion of real life ethical issues faced in personal injury practice. The program will conclude with a pragmatic look at personal injury practice in difficult economic times; from case selection and cost-effective discovery, to jury selection and dealing with the problems presented by the instant communication age.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
7.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics
Member $175 | Non-member $275
Section Member: 150
Patrick J. Higgins, Esq. | Law office of Patrick J. Higgins, PLLC
Scott W. Bush, Esq.| Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC
Hon. Stacy L. Pettit | Albany Surrogate's Court
Paul A. Levine | Lemery Greisler LLC
Paul Kenneth Isaac, Esq. | Precision Lien Resolution LLC
Carolyn B. George, Esq. | Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP
Eileen Fitzpatrick Fazzone, Esq. | NYS Court of Claims
John Fisher, Esq. | John H. Fisher, P.C.
Robert Stockton, Esq. | Stockton, Barker & Mead, LLP
Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
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|I.A. Field - Staying off the Third Rail and Keeping Clients Happy|
|I.B. Field - Staying off Third Rail Power Point|
|II.A. Pettit - The View from Surrogate’s Court Personal Injury and Wrongful Death PowerPoint - Albany|
|II.B. Shifflett - Representing the Infant Decedent and Incompetent in the Supreme and Surrogrates Court - Buffalo|
|III. Fisher - Building Law Office Systems - Albany|
|IV.A. Tomsky - Tough Issues in Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - NYC|
|IV.B. Isaac - Navigating Liens in Personal Injury Cases - Albany|
|IV.C. Robert - Liens and Rights of Subrogation - Long Island|
|IV.D. Robert - Preserving Ongoing Eligibility for Benefits - Long Island|
|IV.E. Loudenslager - Medicare Liens - Albany|
|V.A. Simmons - Worker's Compensation Liens for Negligence Attorneys - PowerPoint|
|V.B. Voltz - Workers Compensation Liens - Buffalo|
|V.C. Stockton - Interplay Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Action - Albany|
|VI.A. Dachs - SUM and No Fault - Long Island|
|VI.B. Dachs - Actions Against Agents and Brokers - Long Island|
|VI.C. George - APIP & OBEL Primer - Albany|
|VI.D. Fazzone - Litigating in the Court of Claims|
|VI.E. Hudson - Litigating in the Court of Claims - Buffalo|
|VII.A. Levine - Intersection of Bankruptcy and PI Law - Albany|
|VII.B. Levine - Personal Injury Seminar Materials - Albany|
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