(In-Person/Virtual) The Non-Business Litigator’s Guide to Business Litigation

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program Chair:
Joam Alisme
Alisme Law LLC

  • This program will focus on imparting information to non-business litigators about the essential skills that a lawyer needs to ligate a business-related matter successfully. The program will cover the business litigation process, starting with pre-litigation negotiations, moving on to mediation and arbitration, filing summons and complaints, discovery, motions, and trial. Three experienced business litigators will participate in a panel discussion about best practices.

    Program Fee:
    $149 For Members | $249 For Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm Members: $99

  • Cassandra Porsch
    Scarola Zubatov Schaffzin PLLC

    Scott M. Himes
    Kishner Miller Himes PC

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm

    6:05 pm – 6:47 pm
    Beginning of a Dispute

    1. Demand Letter
    2. Settlement discussions between parties
    3. Evaluating forum and jurisdiction
    4. Mediation and arbitration – voluntary or mandatory
    5. How to get to arbitration if other side does not cooperate
    6. If ADR will not work, which court to sue in? State or Federal
    7. Commercial Division

    6:47 pm – 6:53 pm
    Filing in Court – Summons with Notice (state court) or a full complaint

    6:53 pm – 6:59 pm
    Service and types of responses – Answer or MTD

    6:59 pm – 7:14 pm
    Discovery process

    1. Document production
    2. Depositions

    7:14 pm – 7:21 pm
    Settlement discussions between the parties and the court

    7:21 pm – 7:28 pm
    Summary Judgment – complete or partial

    7:28 pm – 7:35 pm
    Prepping for trial

    7:35 pm – 7:45 pm

    7:45 pm – 8:00 pm
    Questions and Answers

  • New York: 2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 2.3 General
    California: 2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsored By:

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Small Law Firm Committee, Anne Wolfson, Chair
    Litigation, Seth D. Allen, Chair

    Co-Sponsoring Organization:
    Small Law Firm Center

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org