On December 9, 2015, Ellen Tobin, an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Department, moderated a program presented by the Federal Courts Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association featuring the Honorable Anne Y. Shields, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Shields discussed significant recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which took effect on December 1, 2015.
On January 5, 2016, Ellen will moderate another program for the Federal Courts Committee, featuring the Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, the Honorable Timothy S. Driscoll, Justice of the Supreme Court for the State of New York, Nassau County Commercial Division, the Honorable Stephen G. Crane (Ret.) former Senior Associate Justice of New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department, and Erica Garay, Esq., an attorney and mediator in private practice. The panel will discuss best practices for mediation and settlement conferences, in and out of the courtroom. The program will take place from 6pm to 8pm at the Nassau County Bar Association.