DANY has been serving New York's Defense Bar and legal community for over 50 years -- bringing together by association, communication, and organization attorneys and qualified non attorneys in the state of New York who devote substantial professional time to the handling of litigated cases primarily for the defense.
DANY is committed to improving the services of the legal profession, elevating the standard of trial practice, supporting and working for the improvement of the adversarial system of jurisprudence in our courts, and facilitating and expediting trial of disputed claims.
DANY Continuing Legal Education -- November 5, 2015
Jury Research (the Millennial Juror) and The Science of Storytelling
DANY would like to thank the presenters below for their enlightening CLE presentation titled Jury Research (the Millennial Juror) and The Science of Storytelling:
Ross Suter, Esq. - Magna Legal Services
Mark Yagerman, Esq. - Smith, Mazure, Director, Wilkins, Young & Yagerman, P.C.
Thomas P. Giuffra, Esq. - Rheingold Valet Rheingold McCartney & Giuffra
DANY's Past Presidents' Dinner - October 21, 2015
Thank you members, guests and sponsors for making this another successful event --
we look forward to seeing you again! Please view our list of Committees on this web site via the "Committees" tab; DANY welcomes your participation and feedback. Also, congratulations to DANY's new Executive Director, Connie McClenin, and to newly elected Board members Eileen Buholtz and Thomas E. Liptak. A complete list of DANY's Officers and Directors is on this web site via the "Leadership" tab. Further, DANY extends its gratitude to Hon. Joseph P. Spinola, former Justice of the Supreme Court / Nassau County, for his informative CLE presentation on Mediation Advocacy.
Nine of DANY's Past Presidents, along with current President Margaret Klein
DANY's Past Presidents
DANY's Annual Charles C. Pinckney Awards Dinner - April 23, 2015
Awards and Recipients:
Charles C. Pinckney Award:
The Honorable Jenny Rivera - Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals
Education and Literary Award:
The Honorable Ariel E. Belen (Ret.) - Associate Justice, Appellate Division,
Second Department, 2008 - 2012; Now Mediator and Arbitrator at JAMS
James S. Conway Achievement Award:
Kevin J. Kelly, Esq. - Partner, Conway, Farrell, Curtin & Kelly P.C.
Public Service Award:Rabbi Joseph Potasnik - Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Mount Sinai
DANY receives prestigious Diversity Initiative award:
The New York Law Journal has recognized DANY for its Career Empowerment for Diverse Attorneys program. Read about it via the web link below.
NYLJ Initiative Honorees 2015
DANY Annual Golf & Tennis Outing 2015
It was a wonderful day of golf, camaraderie and good times --
thank you for your participation.
DANY Continuing Legal Education --
Understanding Attorney Professional Conduct and Misconduct
Justice George J. Silver of the Supreme Court, New York County headlined the latest DANY Ethics CLE on April 8, 2014 at the Down Town Association. The turnout was excellent and the program was very well received by the audience. Pictured below from left to right are Kaylin Whittingham, Esq., Staff Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee; DANY President Brian Rayhill; Honorable Justice George J. Silver; and Lawton W. Squires of Herzfeld & Rubin and former Grievance Committee Senior Trial Attorney.
The Defense Association of New York Scholarship (“DANY Scholarship”) has been established and funded for the purpose of awarding scholarships to law students and/or legal education programs selected by DANY Board of Directors to award law students who and legal education programs that share DANY’S objective of a well educated bar possessing the finest qualities and character. Applications are currently being accepted. Click here for eligibility requirements and conditions
See the "Publications" page on this web site for past issues of DANY's "Defendant" !!!