Survey: 2010 Professional Responsibility

James Townsend provides an overview of Professional Responsibility in the state of New York between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.  He discusses the protection of confidences, advertising and solicitation, judiciary law, disciplinary matters, and disqualification for conflict of interest.

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Mr. Townsend is the managing partner of Remington, Gifford, Williams & Colicchio, LLP, a small general civil practice firm in Rochester; he is a member of the New York State Bar Association Ethics Committee and a member and immediate past chair of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Ethics Committee; he has chaired the Seventh Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee; he has presented in several state and local programs regarding ethics; and he has been a guest speaker on several occasions.

Survey: 2010 Tort Law

The Honorable John C. Cherundolo provides an overview of tort law in the state of New York through between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.  This article discusses the areas of Labor Law, Municipal Liability, Product Liability, Motor Vehicles, and the Right to Appeal

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John C. Cherundolo is an Acting Supreme Court Justice of the New York Unified Court System, Onondaga County, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law. He received his LLM from Temple Law, JD from Syracuse University College of Law, and MPA from the Syracuse University Maxwell School and BA Syracuse University.

Survey: 2010 Civil Practice

This Survey year includes several key legislative enactments and
case developments that impact virtually all practitioners.  These
developments have been “surveyed” in this Article, meaning that the
authors have made an effort to alert practitioners and academicians
about noteworthy changes in New York State law and to provide basic
detail about the change in the context of the Civil Practice Law and
Rules (CPLR). Whether by accident or design, we did not endeavor to
discuss every Court of Appeals or appellate division decision.

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Michael A. Bottar: J.D., summa cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law (Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers); B.A., Colgate University; Attorney, Bottar Leone, PLLC, Syracuse, New York; Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University College of Law; Board of Directors, Syracuse University Law Alumni Association and New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Kimberly Wolf Price: J.D., magna cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law (Order of the Coif); B.A., Colgate University; Assistant Dean, Office of Professional and Career Development, Syracuse University College of Law; Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University College of Law.