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Ethics, Civility And The Newly Admitted Attorney

SKU: ETH2400N
Total Credits
1.5 - 2.1
Price$100
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Description

Hear from NYCLA President Lewis Tesser and a panel of other experts about how to maintain an ethical practice and avoid having disciplinary proceedings brought against you.

Topics include:

  • Complying with the NY Rules of Professional Conduct
  • What to Do If You Develop a Personal Problem; Where to Get Help
  • What Does Civility Really Mean
  • Recordkeeping Responsibilities
  • Proper Accounting for An Attorney Escrow Account
  • Disciplinary Proceedings: Suspension; Formal Charges; Resignation

Lecturer Bios

Lewis Tesser, Esq.

Lewis Tesser is a senior partner in the New York law firm of Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP, concentrating his practice in litigation and mediation, representing licensed professionals and professional practices, administrative law and commercial law. Lew Tesser is Vice-President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association and Director of its Ethics Institute.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Tesser was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. In that capacity, he represented various agencies of the United States government in litigation in the United States District Court and United States Court of Appeals. Mr. Tesser also served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army where he prosecuted and defended criminal cases and was the chief legal advisor to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He also has served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, New York City Civil Court, a Judge for the Environmental Control Board of the City of New York and a lecturer for various Bar Associations and New York area law schools.

Mr. Tesser, who was admitted to practice in 1971, is a 1970 Honors graduate from the National Law Center, George Washington University, a Masters graduate from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania (l974) and a graduate of the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers. He is a past President of Congregation Sons of Israel, Nyack, NY.

James Shed, Esq.

NYS Grievance Committee

Naomi Goldstein, Esq.

NAOMI F. GOLDSTEIN is a Deputy Chief Counsel at the Departmental Disciplinary Committee Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Judicial Department. In addition to her investigative, prosecutorial and supervisory responsibilities, Ms. Goldstein runs the student internship program at the Committee. She was admitted to the Bar in New York and New Jersey in 1990 and was admitted in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1992. To date, she has represented the Committee in well over 100 matters which have resulted in public discipline and in numerous other matters which have resulted in private discipline.



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