A Word From the Bench (Westchester)



Details

3 SKILLS CREDITS
This seminar has been approved for transitional & non-transitional credits.
Credits accepted in NJ

 

This CLE is open to plaintiff and defendant attorneys, and will be held in Westchester

 

Judges of the 9th Judicial District will discuss what they have seen “work”, and what hasn’t worked (i.e. the “do’s and don’ts” of Trial Practice) from Jury Selection to Summation. They will discuss common errors, things that they see that they liked and what they did not like; what common errors are made concerning evidence and statements made in front of a jury;  and they will have an open discussion, from the Judiciary’s perspective, as to how we can be better in our craft. The Judges have the benefit of seeing many different Trial Lawyers and Styles, in many different counties (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange and Court of Claims), so they also have a feel as to what works in what county. Also, having spoken to many jurors over the years, the feedback they received from the jurors would be invaluable for all of us to know. All attorneys attending will be instructed not to ask questions of Judges to get an anticipatory ruling on a case. This is also a great opportunity to meet the Judges, as, usually, the only time you get to meet them is when you get assigned out to trial.

 

Justices Lewis Lubell, Paul Marx, Terry Jane Ruderman, William Giacomo, Lawrence Ecker, and Charles Wood will be participating.

 

The event will be hosted by NYSTLA Affiliate President and Dean, Anthony Pirrotti, Jr.

 

Joseph Ruhl, Esq, President of Orange Bank & Trust is generously sponsoring the CLE, and light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

 

Credit

This program has been approved for credit in the following jurisdiction(s):

New York State Unified Court System, CLE Board

Credit has been approved with the New York State Unified Court System, CLE Board for 3.00 Skills credits. New York State Trial Lawyers Association is an approved CLE provider with the NY State CLE Board.

Location

Knollwood Country Club

200 Knollwood Rd Ext

Elmsford, New York 10523

 

Right off 287 and Route 119


Travel/Accommodations

From New York City

Take Major Deegan Expressway North, becomes New York State Thruway, I-87. Continue to exit 8, take Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) Eastbound to exit 4, route 100A. Left turn, proceed North on 100A approximately ¼ mile, turn left onto Knollwood Road Extension and make a right turn into the entrance for Knollwood Country Club.

 

From Connecticut

Merritt Parkway or New England Thruway (I-95) to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287). Proceed westbound to exit 4. Make a right turn onto 100A North, proceed approximately 500 feet, turn left onto Knollwood Road Extension and make a right turn into the entrance for Knollwood Country Club.

 

From New Jersey

From Holland Tunnel or George Washington Bridge proceed north on West Side highway to Saw Mill River Parkway. Merge onto the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) East to Exit 4. Or, take the Garden State Parkway north to New York Thruway East across the Tappan Zee Bridge. Follow Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) to exit 4. Make a left turn, proceed North on 100A approximately 1/4 mile, turn left onto Knollwood Road Extension and make a right turn into the entrance for Knollwood Country Club.Directions from Grand Central to Knollwood CC

 

Directions from Grand Central

FROM GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL NYC

Take the Metro North Railroad to the North White Plains Station (Harlem Line). 5 minute taxi or Uber.