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3rd and 4th District Networking and Judiciary Appreciation Reception | Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section

March 25th | 5:30 – 7:30pm | Albany, New York 

Please join us in networking with members of the Bench & Bar at a reception honoring the newly elected and appointed Justices of the Third and Fourth District Supreme Court and Third Department Appellate Division! 

Supreme Court, Third District
Hon. Justin Corcoran

Supreme Court, Fourth District
Hon. Dianne N. Freestone
Hon James E. Walsh
Hon. Rebecca A. Slezak
Hon. Michael R. Cuevas

Third Department Appellate Division
Hon. Molly Reynolds Fitzgerald
Hon. John P. Colangelo

Free event for TICL Section Members & Members of the Judiciary (Registration is Required)
Non TICL or NYSBA Members: $25 

Register Today!

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

Saturday March 28 -April 1, 2020

The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program. Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 


Click here for the 2019 Trial Academy program agenda. The 2020 agenda and faculty will be very similar to 2019.

Frequently asked questions about the Trial Academy

Please note: Seats are limited and the Trial Academy sells out each year.

Young Lawyers Section Member registration fee: $950 (NYSBA Membership required)
NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000
Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,100


Please note that hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. A limited number of rooms may be available at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus. To make a hotel reservation at the Statler, call the Statler Hotel Reservations Department at 1-800-541-2501 and indicate you are with the New York State Bar Association group. For alternativehotel accommodations please visit local recommendations. Some local hotels have a daily shuttle to Cornell. The NYSBA has a limited room block and special rate only of $189.00 with the Statler, which is available until 3/6/20. 

Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of up to 37.5 MCLE credit hours, consisting of 2.0 credit hours in ETHICS and 35.5 credit hours in SKILLS. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly admitted attorneys. This program is accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only. Attorneys seeking credit in other jurisdictions may contact the governing body for CLE in their respective locations for credit application details. 

Special Thanks to these NYSBA Sections for Co-Sponsoring the Trial Academy

Gold Sponsor
Business Law Section

Family Law Section

Silver Sponsor
Criminal Justice Section

Labor and Employment Law Section

Real Property Law Section

Torts, Insurance Compensation Law Section

Trial Lawyers Section

Bronze Sponsors
Elder Law and Special Needs Section

Intellectual Property Law Section 

Trusts and Estates Law Section


Every Lawyer’s Complete Guide to Construction and Surety Law

Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law (TICL) Section of the New York State Bar Association. 

Friday, April 17 | NYC
Tuesday, April 21 | Rochester
Tuesday, May 5 | Long Island
Friday, May 12 | Albany & Webcast
*9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at all locations

7.0 MCLE Credits: 3.5 Areas of Professional Practice; 3.5 Skills

NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law (TICL) Section Member: $150

Click here for agenda and to register

New York Practice 101 | New York Civil Practice Law and Rules

Attend this meeting in person and you can purchase the 2020 New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (Redbook) for only $100, a $155 value!


Co-Sponsored by the Trial Lawyers Section, the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law (TICL) Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association 
Friday, September 11 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC & Webcast

Friday, September 11 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Live Video Conference | Albany 

8.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Skills; 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Co-Sponsoring Section Member and Newly Admitted: $350 with book, $250 without book
NYSBA Member: $450 with book, $350 without book
Non-Member: $550 with book, $450 without book
NYSBA Member Webcast Only (no book): $250
NYSBA Non-Member Webcast Only (no book): $350

Program Chair:
Sharon Stern Gerstman, Esq. | Magavern Grimm LLP

About New York CPLR (Redbook): It contains the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules with amendment notes and selected provisions of related statutes. Inside you'll find:
•  Table of Amendments with explanatory notes
•  NY CPLR Timetable sets out statutes of limitations and important deadlines in chronological order
•  Updated New York Court Directory

Selected practice provisions, including:
•  Constitution of the State of New York
•  Business Corporation law (BCL)
•  Court of Claims Act (CCA)
•  Criminal Procedure Law (CPL)
•  Debtor and Creditor Law (DCL)
•  Domestic Relations Law (DRL)
•  Education law
•  Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL)
•  General Associations Law
•  General Construction Law
•  General Municipal Law
•  General Obligations Law
•  Insurance Law
•  Judiciary Law
•  Lien Law
•  New York City Civil Court Act
•  Professional Disciplinary Rules
•  Public Health Law
•  Public Officers Law
•  Real Property Law
•  Surrogate's Court Procedure Act (SCPA)
•  Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
•  and Traffic Law
•  Topical Index

The Redbook is part of the LexisNexis New York Colorbooks series.

Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at
Newly Admitted Attorneys: This program is transitional. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to
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.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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If you have any questions about the content of this program, please contact Simone Smith, CLE Program Manager, Bridget Donlon, CLE Program Coordinator.

For any questions regarding registration for this, or any other CLE programs.  Please contact the NYSBA Member Resource Center directly by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-800-582-2452. 

TICL Law School for Insurance Professionals

Recorded November 7, 2018 - Albany, NY

The 2018 Law School for Insurance Professionals was only held in Albany this year.  The Program was recorded and is available for purchase.

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This program does not carry MCLE or CE credit.

Topics and Speakers:

Additional Insured Coverage: Shifting The Risk With Contracts And Endorsements
Speaker: Laurie A. Vahey, Esq., Vahey Muldoon Reston Getz LLP (Rochester, NY)

Dealing With Data Breach, Business Interruption and Privacy Claims
Speaker: Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq., Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC (Rochester, NY)

Claims Investigation: When, Why and How Should You? Before and after litigation; impact of covered and uncovered claims
Speaker: Paul J. Callahan, Esq., Brown & Kelly, LLP (Buffalo, NY)

Auto: Impact of Court of Appeals Decision in Rodriguez v. City of New York - Who is responsible and how to handle Uber/Lyft and personal auto policy claims
Speaker: Alyssa Jordan Pantzer, Esq., Ryan & Conlon, LLP (New York, NY) 

Primary vs. Excess Insurers: Friends or Foes? 
Speaker: Thomas Cunningham, Esq., Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf & Cunningham LLC (Buffalo, NY)

Workers Compensation: Compensability Issues Arising Out Of MVAs
Speaker: John H. Snyder, Esq., Gitto & Niefer LLP (New Hartford, NY)

Recovery and Reimbursement: How Do I Do That?  Interaction between GOL 5-335, Statutory Liens, Medicare/Medicaid, Erisa, Health/Disability claims for reimbursement and which are recoverable and which are not in the third party action and why it is important in determining  claim valuations.
Speaker: Dirk Marschhausen, Esq., Marschhausen & Fitzpatrick PC (Hicksville, NY)

Cost: $120 per person
10% discount for TICL Section members and NYIA members ($108) each).  TICL member discount will be applied automatically; NYIA discount with coupon code which is available from NYIA staff.

See complete details and purchase >

Welcome! The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. Among the resources available for Section members on this site are Section publications and access to the TICL Section's private online professional community. Section members receive the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal  and the Construction & Surety Law Division's newsletter, Deconstruction, as a benefit of membership.

Meet the Chair:  

Jim O'Connor

James P. O'Connor, Esq. (View profile)
Maroney O'Connor LLP | New York, NY 

Current Officers
CHAIR:  James P. O'Connor, Esq., Maroney O'Connor LLP (New York)

VICE-CHAIR:  Lori E. Petrone, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Novak LLP (Buffalo)
SECRETARY: Michael P. O'Brien, Esq., O'Brien Law Firm, PLLC (New York)
TREASURER:  Brendan Francis Baynes, Esq., The Baynes Law Firm PLLC (Ravena)

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As a member of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, you have access to our journals, MCLE programs, networking events with members of the bench and bar, and online community. But there is more. Our section hosts over 15 committees in substantive areas of law, as well as two Divisions. As a member of our section, they are free to join. Please consider getting involved with one or more committees or divisions (view committees and divisions). There is no required time commitment to join a committee or division, but active participation is encouraged. Please also tell your colleagues about us and give them a copy of TICL's brochure.

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What are Communities? 

NYSBA Communities are private, online professional networks for members. Communities are built on the concept of listserves, allowing for member-to-member communication across the Section, but they also offer enhanced features for networking and participation, including personalized member profiles, a member directory, and a shared online document library.

How Can I Use It?
Communities are seamlessly integrated with you can use your NYSBA member login and password. To access the TICL Section Community, you must be a member of the TICL Section. (Not a member? Join here. Dues are only $40/year with NYSBA membership.) You can interact with Communities via the online interface, by email, in NYSBA's LawHUB, or via a mobile app, at your preference. To download the app, search for "NYSBA Communities" in the Apple or Google Play Store.

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