Network Firm News

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Network Draws 250 to "Litigation Management in a New York Minute"
250 in-house attorneys and outside counsel enjoyed more than 6 hours of CLE, including more than an hour of ethics CLE, at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, last Friday. The program, the first of its kind ever in New York City, featured novel innovations in the delivery of CLE for which the Network of Trial Law Firms is known, including: free tuition for in-house counsel, 20-minute speaking segments rigidly enforced and observed, free breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch, working breakout-lunch sessions, multi-media presentations and practical, straight-from-the-shoulder real world presentations from real trial lawyers with information in-house counsel can use immediately.

In addition, Alan Rothstein, General Counsel of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, was on hand to accept the Network's donation of $5,000.00 to The City Bar Fund, a pro-bono organization that strives to facilitate and improve the delivery of legal services to more than 15,000 low-income New Yorkers each year.

Our "Litigation Management in a New York Minute" CLE program was such a success that the Network voted to reprise it next summer on Friday, August 8, 2003, with then current topics, so please mark your calendars.

In addition to making a major splash in the New York City market, TRIAL.COM attorneys made many new connections with in-house counsel responsible for selecting outside trial counsel.

The Network also hosted a pre-program dinner at Spark's Steakhouse for out-of-town guests arriving early. More than 90 people attended that dinner which was highlighted by the opening entertainment of stand-up comic and practicing trial attorney Neil Gronowetter, Esq. Following the program, many Network attorneys attended a pre-theater buffet dinner at the famous Algonquin Hotel prior to enjoying an evening's entertainment at musicals "The Lion King" and "42nd Street."

Comments from in-house counsel who attended our CLE program were:
"Very informative and surprisingly humorous."
"Overall, it was an excellent program."
"Best program I have attended in years."
"Please invite me back."
"Good seminar. I would attend again."
"This seminar was worth the trip. Thanks"
"Program was extremely well done."
"This was much better than I expected. Very professional. Would recommend your course to others."
"Very topical and relevant to what I do. Easily could have been expanded to two days."
"Brilliant and entertaining. Please organize more CLE!"
"Having short session on a variety of topics was very refreshing and enjoyable."
"Ideal location and format."
"Well structured and administrated program."
"This was, by far, the most engaging CLE course I attended."
"A very impressive panel of highly intelligent, articulate and informative attorneys."
"Format very good -- short and sweet!"
"I found this CLE to be better thank typical CLE seminars."
"All of the ethics sessions were very good additions and were well presented. Thanks."
"The program was well-organized and stayed on schedule. I enjoyed all of the speakers."
"Great program. Great Speakers. Interesting and topical subjects."
"The presentations by Ortego, Corr, Hood, Halpern and Stephenson were the best."
"Really great program. The short, simple talks kept things moving and held attention."
"The speakers were excellent and the format worked well. Ms. Joffe gave very practical advice."
"Excellent program. Fast-paced, topical and useful."
"Interesting, useful and entertaining course."
"Very good seminar."
"Excellent concept for a program and very well executed."
"A worthwhile program -- a lot covered in a 'New York Minute'."

A complete list of attendees is available for Network members.

Our application for accreditation of this program in New York is currently pending.

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