Survey: 2012 Tort Law

Survey of New York Tort law for 2011–2012.

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Hon. John C. Cherundolo is a former Supreme Court Justice of the New York Unified Court System, Onondaga County, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law. L.L.M. Temple Law, J.D. Syracuse University College of Law, M.P.A. Syracuse University Maxwell School, and B.A. Syracuse University. My sincere thanks go out to Allison Cherundolo, Chris DeFrancesco, Christina Piemonte, and Debi Remaley for all their expert help in getting together the cases of interest in this Survey year’s review.

Survey: 2012 Professional Responsibility

Survey of New York Professional Responsibility for 2011–2012.

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James T. Townsend practices in Rochester at Remington, Gifford & Williams, LLP, advising small businesses and their owners and attorneys on professional responsibility matters; he is a member of the New York State Bar Association Ethics Committee and has been the Chair of the Monroe County Bar Association 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. Mr. Townsend also wishes to acknowledge Edward H. Townsend, IV, Esq., an Associate with the Harter, Secrest & Emery, LLP, law firm, for his editorial assistance.

Survey: 2012 Media Law

Survey of New York Media law for 2011–2012.

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Roy S. Gutterman is an associate professor and director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Special thanks to Alicia Wright, Tully Center research assistant, for her thorough assistance on this Article.

Survey: 2012 Labor & Employment Law

Survey of New York Labor & Employment Law for 2011–2012.

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Kerry W. Langan is an Associate at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC; J.D., cum laude, 2007, Syracuse University College of Law; M.A. 2004, Boston College; B.A., magna cum laude, 2003, Boston College.

Katherine Ritts Schafer is an Associate at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC; J.D., summa cum laude, 2008, Syracuse University College of Law; B.A., summa cum laude, 2005, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

The authors would like to thank Tyler T. Hendry, Esq. and Anas Saleh, Esq. for their assistance in preparing this Article.

Survey: 2012 Health Law

Survey of New York Health law for 2011–2012.

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Kirsten A. Lerch is an Associate with Gale, Gale & Hunt, LLC. J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; B.A., State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Stephen F. Johnson is also an Associate with Gale, Gale & Hunt, LLC. J.D., Fordham University School of Law; B.A., State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Survey: 2012 Evidence

Survey of New York law of Evidence for 2011–2012.

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Patricia A. Lynn-Ford, Esq., partner in the Lynn Law Firm, LLP in Syracuse, New York, has been representing injured persons and their families in courts throughout New York State for over twenty-five years. The author has an active trial and appellate practice, which also includes representation of individuals and businesses on commercial claims. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the New York Super Lawyers Registry. She has lectured extensively on civil trial practice and evidence as part of continuing legal education programs. She and her firm welcome questions and referrals at pford@lynnlaw.com. The author would like to express gratitude to the staff of the Syracuse Law Review for their diligence and assistance, as well as to Martin A. Lynn, Esq., associate in the Lynn Law Firm, whose assistance and input was invaluable.

Survey: 2012 Criminal Law

Survey of New York Criminal Law for 2011–2012.

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Todd Berger is currently an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Syracuse University College of Law Criminal Defense Clinic. He was previously a Lecturer in Law at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Law, where he taught the Criminal Defense Clinic, and a former Assistant Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Kelly Gonzalez is currently a Practitioner-in-Residence with the Office of Clinical Legal Education at Syracuse University College of Law, where she supports primarily the Criminal Defense Clinic. She was previously a Family Court staff attorney at Hiscock Legal Aid Society in Syracuse and the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County in Central Islip, New York. She received her Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University College of Law in 2001.

The authors would like to jointly acknowledge James Marvel and Joshua Portman, both members of Syracuse University College of Law Class of 2013, for their important contributions to the production of this work.