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The Art of Pleading

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:00 pm -9:00 pm

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CLE Credit
NY: 3.0 skills
NJ: 3.0 general
CA: 3.0 general
PA: 2.5 general
This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys.

Member: $229.00 Nonmember: $329.00
Small Law Firm: $119.00 Member

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Pleadings begin every lawsuit. But skillfully drafted pleadings are filed only in a handful of cases. In this program, a panel of experienced practitioners, along with a New York state judge and a federal court judge, will provide views from the bench and give pointers on what techniques work and which do not. Panelists will examine the basic requirements and various advanced strategies in crafting pleadings that will not only survive motions to dismiss, but also provide strategic support throughout a case. Recent case law affecting traditional pleading requirements for complaints, answers, and other types of pleadings will be addressed, along with differences in state and federal practice. Additionally, ethical considerations related to pleadings will be considered. Don't miss this interactive panel discussion where members of the bench and bar will share thoughts on best practices and encourage audience participation.

Program Chair:
Barbara L Seniawski, The Seniawski Law Firm PLLC

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Federal Courts | Laura Birger Grossfield, Chair
Litigation | Barbara L. Seniawski, Chair
State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction | Michael P. Regan


New York City Bar
42 West 44th St
New York, NY 10036


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12/7/2017 6:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM