Monday, October 12, 2009

Suffolk Academy of Law CLE Programs

The Suffolk Academy of Law will present two CLE programs, featuring three esteemed law professors, during the week of October 12, 2009. One is a practical imperative for state and federal litigators: Professor Siegel's do's and don'ts based on the latest developments affecting the CPLR, taught this year with his colleague, Professor Patrick Connors. The other is a consciousness-raising imperative for all attorneys and their guests: a treatise by guest lecturer Professor Harry Reicher on how the law (as exemplified in Nazi Germany) can be distorted to promote evil ends.

NEW YORK CIVIL PRACTICE UPDATE featuring PROFESSOR DAVID D. SIEGEL - Wednesday, October 14, at the Hyatt Regency Wind Watch Hotel (6:30--9:30 p.m.; sign-in and deli-buffet from 6:00 p.m.). Improve your odds on making the right decisions by attending this important annual lecture by New York's CPLR guru, Professor David Siegel. This year, Professor Siegel will be joined by his colleague Professor Patrick Connors. Together, they will present what promises to be an entertaining, information-packed seminar on the trends and developments that affect the way you litigate. Topics include disputes about notice of claim; issues about removing cases to federal court; long-arm jurisdiction in Internet purchases; OCA's expedited procedure for TRO's; mandatory attendance of defendant's insurer at conferences; hazards of using mere "notice" to start an action; prescribed steps for identifying unknown parties; time limits on voir dire; computing attorneys' fees as frivolity sanction, and much, much more. You'll learn a lot, be entertained by the professors' wit and style, and undoubtedly see colleagues you might see only in the courtroom or, once a year, at this important lecture! Three MCLE credits will be awarded. Tuition is $155 for SCBA members, $185 for non-member attorneys; $100 for student members. To access the publicity flier, click here.

ANNUAL DIVERSITY LUNCHEON: THE DESTRUCTION OF LAW & THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM BY THE NAZIS - Thursday, October 15, Luncheon, at the SCBA Center (12:30--2:10 p.m.; sign-in from noon). This year's Diversity Month Luncheon, presented in conjunction with the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity, and Human Understanding, features Professor Harry Reicher, considered the pre-eminent authority in the United States on legal issues of the Holocaust. The lecture, fraught with meaning for all times and for all people, will provide a thought-provoking analysis of how the law can be perverted to accomplish ends that are evil and inhumane. Professor Reicher's lecture will include four significant discussion topics: "Discrimination, Ostracism, Dehumanization: the Nazis Legislative Assault on the Jews"; "No One Ever Died Illegally in Auschwitz: The Nazis' Obsession with Legalizing the Holocaust"; "Law and the Holocaust: the Ultimate Oxymoron"; and "The Dagger of the Assassin Hidden Beneath the Robe of the Jurist." It is a presentation you will long remember, and SCBA members are urged to bring friends and family members, who may attend at a reduced rate. The program provides 2 MCLE credits. Tuition is $45 with MCLE credit, $30 without. Click here for the publicity flier.

To register for these or other CLE programs, call the Academy at 631-234-5588 or register on-line (and take a $5 discount per program) at:

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