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EDUCATION, DIVERSITY and Justice for All

Welcome to DANY

DANY has served New York's Civil Defense Bar and legal community for over 50 years bringing together 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.  Please look below for an overview of DANY's upcoming events and programs.

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Free CLE via Zoom  -  July 29, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Defense of the Spinal Fusion Personal Injury Case  - 
Medical and Legal Perspectives

one credit (skills)

Panel:
Leon R. Kowalski, Esq.  - 
   Managing Attorney, Kowalski & DeVito

Jared Brandoff, M.D.  -  Orthopedic Spine Surgeon,
White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

To logon, click here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86375504233?pwd=aCtDdlVxU1A4alZCSm9IWlVyTWxKUT09 


For CLE materials, click here:
CLE materials 7-29-20


For an attendance affirmation form, click here:
Affirmation


To register, click here:
  

http://defenseassociationofnewyork.org/page-769848 


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Thanks for having attended the following event:
Free CLE via Zoom  -  May 14, 2020
The Biomechanics of Injury Causation:
  Traumatic Brain Injury

one credit (skills)

Panel:
Steven Balson-Cohen, Esq.  - 
  Captive Trial Counsel, American Transit Insurance Company

Calum G.A. McRae, Ph.D., M.Eng. of ARCCA  -  Senior Biomechanist

To log on, click here:
  
https://zoom.us/j/96375306731
Password:  2880

For materials, click here:  CLE Materials 5-14-20





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What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws  -- 
please click on the following link:

   U.S. EEOC - Memorandum re COVID-19



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The following event has been postponed:
Fifth Annual Yankees Game and CLE

Before onset of the COVID-19 crisis, DANY had arranged for its Fifth Annual Yankees Game and CLE based on major league baseball scheduled at the time, i.e. Yankees v. Angels on July 22, 2020 (evening).  For future reference, below are details about what was to take place.  Presumably this event will not be feasible in 2020, but hopefully can be offered again in 2021.

5:15 p.m.  -  One hour CLE  --  Supreme Court, Bronx County  (Topic TBA)

7:05 p.m.  -  LA Angels v. NY Yankees  -  Seats in section 214B, rows 12-19

Details:  Tentative pricing of $80 per person for members of DANY and participating bar associations, and $95 per person for non-members.  Attorneys may buy extra tickets at a reduced price to share with clients, family and friends who are not attending the CLE.  Food and beverage will be provided at the conclusion of the CLE.  These seats in Section 214B will provide a view even better than what is shown in the photo below!  As always, DANY thanks its members and sponsors for their support.  Please save the date, and look again here for a registration link in the future.




Publication Opportunity:  Premises Liability Journal

Authors, you are encouraged to submit articles for proposed publication in a journal dedicated to premises liability litigation.  For a list of suggested topics, or to discuss a topic of interest to you, please contact Brad Corsair at Bradley.Corsair@aig.com.  This premises liability publication will include more than twenty articles and will distribute in two phases.  Phase one is expected to publish in August 2020.  Articles may still be submitted for phase two.  Here is a link for a page on this website which provides access to nearly thirty years' worth of DANY's "Defendant" journal  -  thank you for your efforts!

http://www.defenseassociationofnewyork.org/page-856696



DANY Law Student Scholarship Opportunity

The Defense Association of New York proudly announces that it will award two $2,000.00 scholarships to law students who, through education and future practice, are looking to improve the services of the legal profession, elevate the standard of trial practice, support and work for the improvement of the adversarial system of jurisprudence in our courts, and facilitate and expedite the trial of disputed claims.  For details, please click on the following link:

2020 Scholarship Application

DANY also notes the successful completion of its past Law Student Writing Competitions.  Awardees were recognized at DANY's Annual Awards Banquets held in 2019 and 2018.



Complimentary CLE  -  April 7, 2020
Taking Remote Depositions by Videoconference


DANY extends great thanks to the following panel:
Teresa A. Klaum, Esq.  -  Conway Farrell Curtin & Kelly, PC
Mark Hoorwitz  -  President, Lexitas NY-Tristate Division


For materials, please click here:  CLE Materials



CLE January 15, 2020       
the bodily injury plaintiff's background  -  obtaining and admitting the evidence from inception through trial

Please click here:  CLE materials

Another fine event now complete, and there are many thanks to provide  - 
to the speakers for their presentation, to the New York State Insurance Fund
and Thalassa for hosting, to Terrier Claims Services, iMedView and other
DANY sponsors for their support, and of course, to members and guests for their attendance  - 
thank you all, and see you again soon!







2019 Past Presidents' Dinner  -  November 20, 2019

DANY was pleased to provide this long-standing event at the elegant Down Town Association at 60 Pine Street in lower Manhattan (https://www.thedta.com/).  This event honored DANY's Past Presidents for their fine leadership and contributions.  There was an installation of the current DANY President, James P. O'Connor, and certain other Officers and Directors.  This occasion began with a one hour CLE course at 5:30 p.m., titled 2019 Essential CPLR Updates, presented by David Paul Horowitz, Esq. of McNamara & Horowitz, as illustrated below.  That was followed by a cocktail hour with Tuscan antipasto station at 6:30 p.m., and a banquet dinner at 7:30 p.m.  More photos to come, and thanks for having participated!  Link for the CLE materials:
             2019 Essential CPLR Updates - CLE materials


  






Annual Young Lawyers Committee Chelsea Piers Golf Event  -   October 30, 2019


With thanks to Chelsea Piers and DANY sponsor iMedView, numerous DANY members and guests of multiple generations enjoyed an hour of golf instruction and practice, which was followed by a happy hour and bowling.  Keep your eye on this website  for additional innovative events!  Photos to be posted.





Annual Downstate Golf and Tennis Outing  -   October 7, 2019

It was another great day of golf, networking and camaraderie, at Village Club of Sands Point on Long Island  -  additional photos will be posted