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Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Prevent Them
A Free CLE Program presented by The Policy Committee of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

There is no charge for this program, please sign in to register.
Registration is full for this event. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please email or call 212-382-6600.

2.5 New York Ethics Credits will be awarded.

This program will provide examples and information about conduct by attorneys which has often been the subject of disciplinary proceedings. The program features a highly knowledgeable and experienced faculty and a fast-paced, interactive program format. The program is designed for both newly admitted attorneys seeking an overview of common disciplinary problems and experienced attorneys seeking to refine and update their knowledge as well as to avoid disciplinary complaints. Among the topics to be covered are:

  1. The Disciplinary Process and Sanctions in the First Judicial Department
  2. Use of Client Funds and Escrow Accounts
  3. Retainer Agreements, Billing, and Fees
  4. Conflicts and Disqualification
  5. Neglect and Personal Conduct

Program Faculty

Robert J. Anello
Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

Sherry K. Cohen
Law Office of Richard M. Maltz, PLLC

Ernest J. Collazo
Chair, Departmental Disciplinary Committee

Kevin P. Culley
Staff Counsel
Departmental Disciplinary Committee

Jorge Dopico
Chief Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee

William P. Frank
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jeremy S. Garber
Special Trial Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee

Naomi F. Goldstein
Deputy Chief Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee

Pamela Jarvis
Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC

Hal R. Lieberman
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP

Richard M. Maltz
Law Office of Richard M. Maltz, PLLC

Deborah A. Scalise
Scalise & Hamilton LLP

Karen Patton Seymour
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

J. Richard Supple
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Kaylin L. Whittingham
Staff Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee

Frank H. Wohl
Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP


42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


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