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e-Litigation for Dummies

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A panel of experts provides an overview of what you need to know about the e-litigation revolution that is overtaking our courts – from e-filing to e-discovery to using electronic information in court.

  • Understand the basics of how to e-file and serve litigation papers including summonses, complaints and motions, as well as the mandatory e-filing rules and how to pay court fees on-line.
  • Learn how to obtain Electronically Stored information (ESI), effectively use computer experts to find and retrieve data that can be critical to your case and get it admitted into evidence.
  • Hear about the new court rules regarding e-litigation and how to effectively use information gathered through the e-discovery process in court. This is the type of evidence is now the critical component to winning or losing in court.

Lecturer Bios

Robert J. Genis, Esq.

Bob is a senior and founding partner in the law firm of SONIN & GENIS, ESQS. Bob is a trial attorney specializing in seeking compensation for the families of people killed or seriously injured as a result of negligence, medical malpractice and products liability cases in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey, Federal Court of Connecticut, and has litigated cases in a number of other states.

Bob achieved a verdict in a negligence case that was listed as one of the top jury verdicts of the year in the USA and New York, and the following year as one of the top medical malpractice settlements of the year in the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, New York Magazine and ALM Verdictsearch, and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, is a Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been inducted into the Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Bob was awarded the only “Lawyer’s Lawyer” award from the Bronx County Bar Association, and received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

He has successfully represented numerous victims of negligence, medical malpractice, lead poisoning, construction accidents, premises and vehicular accidents, elevators/escalators accidents, police brutality and false arrest, municipal wrongdoing, and other significant injuries.

In addition to trying cases, Bob is a past Associate Editor of the National Trial Lawyer magazine and Past Editor in Chief of the Bronx Bar Journal, The Advocate, and has been published in those journals as well as the New York Law Journal, where he has been a frequent contributor, as well as the New York State Trial Lawyers Quarterly, New York State Trial Lawyers Bill of Particulars, the Queens Bar Journal and the Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Section Journal of the New York State Bar Association. Some of his articles have been cited in McKinney’s and other treatises. Bob was appointed a Trustee of the Law Library for the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Bronx County Courthouse.

Bob is a long time Director and active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and has served on its Legislative Affairs, Amicus and other committees; Past Vice President of the Jewish Lawyers Guild; a Director of the Bronx County Bar Association; a past Director of the Bronx Women’s Bar Associations; a past Secretary of the Tort Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has served on the Judicial Screening Committees of various bar associations and the Independent Democratic Screening Committee. His bar association memberships include the New Jersey Association for Justice, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.

Bob has taught, chaired and moderated numerous CLE programs on a national and statewide level. Nationally, he has taught classes for the American Association for Justice [formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America] at their National Annual Convention, for the New Jersey Association for Justice at their Statewide Conventions, at the National E-Litigation Summit, and online for, the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, and In New York, he has lectured extensively for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, has Chaired its annual Evidence Seminar and taught at its Decisions Seminar for over a decade, and has also Chaired programs and lectured for the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York County Lawyers Association, the Bronx County Bar Association, the Bronx Women’s Bar Association, Bronx Black Bar Association, Bronx Criminal Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association, on numerous topics relating to wrongful death and personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.

Bob is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey, the Federal Court of Connecticut, the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and has been admitted pro hac vice into the State and Federal Courts of a number of other jurisdictions.

Bob has handled numerous high profile cases that have attracted national and international media attention on TV, radio, newspapers and the internet, including his pro bono representation of Teron Francis, where he was able to change the law in New York State to allow the family and not the hospital decide when to terminate life support.

Bob is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law.

Jeffrey Sassinsky

Jeffrey Sassinsky, BSE, is the owner of Sassinsky Data Services LLC., a company founded in order to provide outstanding service in Data Recovery and Computer Forensic Investigations; to serve clients by finding and retrieving the information they require. He has published numerous articles for the computer forensic, legal and corporate communities.

Jeffrey Carucci

Jeffrey Carucci is the Statewide Coordinator for Electronic Filing of the Unified Court System of the State of New York. Mr. Carucci is in charge of coordination of the court system’s E Filing program and the development of the E Filing system, the New York State Courts Electronic Filing System (NYSCEF), together with outreach to and training of the staff of the County Clerks, Judges and court staff, and attorneys in all of the venues and courts in New York State in which electronic filing has been authorized. He directs the court system’s NYSCEF Resource Center, which serves as a statewide help desk and training center for E Filing. Mr. Carucci has conducted many training sessions for the Justices, the County Clerk staff and the court staff of the Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County, where he has served as Director of Electronic Filing. Mr. Carucci has been in the court system since 1985 and, in addition to carrying responsibilities for e-filing in New York County, previously served as the Deputy Chief Clerk of the Motion Support Office in New York County Supreme Court, which processes over 35,000 motions annually. Mr. Carucci has spoken often before Bar groups about motion practice in the State courts, such as at the “Navigating the Supreme Court” and “Bridge the Gap” programs of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Carucci has received the Bernard Botein Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in recognition of his outstanding services to the court system, the Bar and the public at large.

Ed Kvarantan

Edward Kvarantan is a Case Management Coordinator and a member of the staff of the E-Filing Resource Center. He has worked in New York County Supreme Court for more than twenty-five years and has been involved in E-Filing in New York County since its inception. His duties have included administrative review and modification of E-Filings, consulting with filers to facilitate filings, and coordination of E-Filing efforts between and among attorneys, court personnel and County Clerk staff. He has contributed notably to the development of the E-Filing software. As a member of the E-Filing Resource Center, he has conducted E-Filing training for Judges, court and County Clerk personnel, attorneys, and members of their staff both in New York County and statewide.

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