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Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2013

 
Author(s): Pery D. Krinsky, Marilyn R. Walter, Charles Dewey Cole,, Conrad Teitell
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, Litigation
Published: Dec 2013
ISBN: N/A
PLI Item #: 52920

Charles Dewey Cole, Jr. practices with the New York City firm of Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris, P.C. and the New Jersey firm of Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris.  He received his A.B. from Columbia College, his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, his M.L.I.S. from The University of Texas at Austin, an LL.M from New York University School of Law, an LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law, an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from The James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, and an LL.M. in Advanced Litigation from Nottingham Law School, The Nottingham Trent University.  He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Texas, the District of Columbia, and England and Wales (Solicitor). He has been awarded the Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings) Qualification by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Mr. Cole’s practice focuses on the trial and appeal of civil actions with an emphasis on personal-injury, wrongful-death, and commercial litigation.  He has participated in over thirty appeals in the United States courts of appeals.  During law school, Mr. Cole served as a member and as research editor of the St. John’s Law Review.  After being graduated, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Joe J. Fisher of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and later served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas M. Reavley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He has published several articles, one of which is Charging the Jury on Damages in Personal-Injury Cases: How New York Can Benefit from the English Practice, has authored numerous book reviews, and has contributed to the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth editions of Black’s Law Dictionary and many other publications.

Mr. Cole is an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches Persuasion and Advocacy and in the NITA Deposition Skills Program.  He also lectures on persuasive legal-writing for Practising Law Institute, has spoken on effective legal-writing at St. John’s University School of Law, and has taught advocacy to English solicitors a the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates’ training programs.  He taught in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington and in the trial-advocacy program at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. He also has taught in trial-advocacy programs offered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and has lectured on federal practice and federal-appellate practice at the New York County Lawyers’ Association and on federal-appellate practice for the New York State Bar Association.  Mr. Cole is a member of various state, local, and specialized bar associations, law-library organizations, legal-writing groups, and legal-history societies.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers, on the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, and on the Multi Party Actions Reference Group of The Law Society.


Conrad Teitell is a principal in the Connecticut and Florida law firm of Cummings & Lockwood, based in the firm's Stamford office and chairs the firm’s National Charitable Planning Group. He is an adjunct professor (Masters Graduate Program in Estate Planning) at the University of Miami School of Law. He holds an LL.B. from Columbia Law School and an LL.M. from New York University Law School.

He has lectured nationally on taxes and estate planning for thousands of hours at programs sponsored by bar associations, estate planning councils, colleges, universities, law schools, community foundations, hospitals, museums, retirement communities, religious, health, social welfare and other organizations. He also teaches ethics in charitable gift planning.

His publications on taxes, wills and estate planning have been read by millions—lay people and professional tax advisers. His many articles include columns in Trusts & Estates magazine and the New York Law Journal. He is the editor and publisher of Taxwise Giving, a monthly newsletter and is the author of the five-volume treatise, Philanthropy and Taxation. His column, Speaking and Writing, has appeared in the American Bar Association’s Journal and in TRIAL, the magazine of The American Association for Justice.

Conrad Teitell founded and taught the American Bar Association's (ALI/CLE’s) public speaking courses for over 25 years. He teaches public speaking to other professional advisers and laypeople and teaches public speaking for the Practicing Law Institute. He taught public speaking in a six-part PBS television series.

Teitell was the on-air tax adviser for the PBS series On The Money produced by WGBH/Boston. He has done six PBS television specials on taxes and estate planning—two produced by WGBH/Boston, two produced by KVIE/Sacramento, one produced by WMHT/Schenectady and one produced by KCTS/Seattle. He has been a commentator on National Public Radio’s Marketplace.

Conrad Teitell has testified at hearings held by the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. He was one of four invited witnesses to testify at the Senate Finance Committee on estate tax revision. The other invited witnesses were a businessman from Iowa, a rancher from South Dakota and the Oracle from Omaha—Warren Buffett.

Conrad Teitell, the subject of three lengthy interviews in U.S. News & World Report, is regularly quoted in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine. Profiled in Bloomberg Personal Finance as one of the nation’s lawyers who has reshaped estate planning by helping clients protect wealth, avoid taxes and benefit charities, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law. He has been awarded the designation “Distinguished Estate Planner” and is the recipient of the “Hartman Axley Lifetime Service Award” by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is the recipient of the American Law Institute/American Bar Association's Harrison Tweed Award for Special Merit in Continuing Legal Education and the recipient of the Connecticut Bar Association—Federal Tax Institute of New England’s Outstanding Achievement Award. He has been named the Stamford, Connecticut Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year by the publication, Best Lawyers in America


MARILYN R. WALTER  

EMPLOYMENT:

 

            2014                            Brooklyn Law School

                                                Professor Emerita

 

            1980 - 2014                 Brooklyn Law School

                                                Director of the Writing Program

                                                Professor of Law

 

            1977- 1980                  New York University School of Law

                                                Legal Writing Instructor

 

            1972-1976                   National Employment Law Project

                                                Staff Attorney

 

TEACHING  VISIT:
1/08 – 3/08                  Visiting Professor, University of Delhi Law School

HONORS AND AWARDS

2005 Legal Writing Award, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Writing, Analysis, and Research

EDUCATION:

 J.D.                              1972                Northeastern University School of Law

Graduate studies         1965-66           Brandeis University

B.A.                             1965                 University of Toronto (Honor History and English)


MR. KRINSKY’S ethics-based defense litigation practice focuses on:

•           Federal & State Attorney/Judicial Ethics Matters, including:  representing attorneys and law firms under investigation by disciplinary authorities and other government agencies; providing guidance to lawyers concerning the day-to-day practice of law; representing disbarred and suspended attorneys seeking reinstatement; advising and representing members of the New York State Judiciary in matters before the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct; and assisting law school graduates in the admissions process.

•           Federal & State Criminal Defense Matters, including:  defending clients against law-enforcement actions such as claims of securities fraud, antitrust, investment advisory fraud, health care fraud, tax issues, money laundering, RICO, and narcotics trafficking, among others; helping conduct internal investigations; addressing compliance issues; and responding to regulatory inquiries.

MR. KRINSKY is a frequent lecturer on topics involving ethics in litigation, personal and professional responsibility and academic integrity, including at:  the N.Y. State Judicial Institute; the Appellate Divisions, First and Second Judicial Departments; the N.Y. State Bar Association; the N.Y. City Bar; the N.Y. County Lawyers’ Association; the N.Y. State Academy of Trial Lawyers; the N.Y. State Trial Lawyers Association; the Practicing Law Institute; the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association; the Queens County Bar Association; Sotheby’s Institute of Art; and law schools such as Brooklyn Law School, Columbia Law School and Fordham Law School.

MR. KRINSKY is the Vice Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association; the former Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the N.Y. State Bar Association; and the former Chair of the Committee on Professional Discipline of the N.Y. County Lawyers’ Association.  Mr. Krinsky serves on the Board of Advisors of the N.Y. County Lawyers’ Association Institute of Legal Ethics; and is also a Member of:  the Brooklyn Bar Association; the N.Y. State Bar Association’s Committee on Attorney Professionalism; the N.Y. City Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee; and the N.Y. County Lawyers’ Committee on Professional Ethics.


Conrad Teitell is a principal in the Connecticut and Florida law firm of Cummings & Lockwood, based in the firm's Stamford office and chairs the firm’s National Charitable Planning Group. He is an adjunct professor (Masters Graduate Program in Estate Planning) at the University of Miami School of Law. He holds an LL.B. from Columbia Law School and an LL.M. from New York University Law School.

He has lectured nationally on taxes and estate planning for thousands of hours at programs sponsored by bar associations, estate planning councils, colleges, universities, law schools, community foundations, hospitals, museums, retirement communities, religious, health, social welfare and other organizations. He also teaches ethics in charitable gift planning.

His publications on taxes, wills and estate planning have been read by millions—lay people and professional tax advisers. His many articles include columns in Trusts & Estates magazine and the New York Law Journal. He is the editor and publisher of Taxwise Giving, a monthly newsletter and is the author of the five-volume treatise, Philanthropy and Taxation. His column, Speaking and Writing, has appeared in the American Bar Association’s Journal and in TRIAL, the magazine of The American Association for Justice.

Conrad Teitell founded and taught the American Bar Association's (ALI/CLE’s) public speaking courses for over 25 years. He teaches public speaking to other professional advisers and laypeople and teaches public speaking for the Practicing Law Institute. He taught public speaking in a six-part PBS television series.

Teitell was the on-air tax adviser for the PBS series On The Money produced by WGBH/Boston. He has done six PBS television specials on taxes and estate planning—two produced by WGBH/Boston, two produced by KVIE/Sacramento, one produced by WMHT/Schenectady and one produced by KCTS/Seattle. He has been a commentator on National Public Radio’s Marketplace.

Conrad Teitell has testified at hearings held by the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. He was one of four invited witnesses to testify at the Senate Finance Committee on estate tax revision. The other invited witnesses were a businessman from Iowa, a rancher from South Dakota and the Oracle from Omaha—Warren Buffett.

Conrad Teitell, the subject of three lengthy interviews in U.S. News & World Report, is regularly quoted in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine. Profiled in Bloomberg Personal Finance as one of the nation’s lawyers who has reshaped estate planning by helping clients protect wealth, avoid taxes and benefit charities, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law. He has been awarded the designation “Distinguished Estate Planner” and is the recipient of the “Hartman Axley Lifetime Service Award” by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is the recipient of the American Law Institute/American Bar Association's Harrison Tweed Award for Special Merit in Continuing Legal Education and the recipient of the Connecticut Bar Association—Federal Tax Institute of New England’s Outstanding Achievement Award. He has been named the Stamford, Connecticut Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year by the publication, Best Lawyers in America


MR. KRINSKY’S ethics-based defense litigation practice focuses on:

•           Federal & State Attorney/Judicial Ethics Matters, including:  representing attorneys and law firms under investigation by disciplinary authorities and other government agencies; providing guidance to lawyers concerning the day-to-day practice of law; representing disbarred and suspended attorneys seeking reinstatement; advising and representing members of the New York State Judiciary in matters before the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct; and assisting law school graduates in the admissions process.

•           Federal & State Criminal Defense Matters, including:  defending clients against law-enforcement actions such as claims of securities fraud, antitrust, investment advisory fraud, health care fraud, tax issues, money laundering, RICO, and narcotics trafficking, among others; helping conduct internal investigations; addressing compliance issues; and responding to regulatory inquiries.

MR. KRINSKY is a frequent lecturer on topics involving ethics in litigation, personal and professional responsibility and academic integrity, including at:  the N.Y. State Judicial Institute; the Appellate Divisions, First and Second Judicial Departments; the N.Y. State Bar Association; the N.Y. City Bar; the N.Y. County Lawyers’ Association; the N.Y. State Academy of Trial Lawyers; the N.Y. State Trial Lawyers Association; the Practicing Law Institute; the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association; the Queens County Bar Association; Sotheby’s Institute of Art; and law schools such as Brooklyn Law School, Columbia Law School and Fordham Law School.

MR. KRINSKY is the Vice Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association; the former Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the N.Y. State Bar Association; and the former Chair of the Committee on Professional Discipline of the N.Y. County Lawyers’ Association.  Mr. Krinsky serves on the Board of Advisors of the N.Y. County Lawyers’ Association Institute of Legal Ethics; and is also a Member of:  the Brooklyn Bar Association; the N.Y. State Bar Association’s Committee on Attorney Professionalism; the N.Y. City Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee; and the N.Y. County Lawyers’ Committee on Professional Ethics.


Charles Dewey Cole, Jr. practices with the New York City firm of Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris, P.C. and the New Jersey firm of Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris.  He received his A.B. from Columbia College, his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, his M.L.I.S. from The University of Texas at Austin, an LL.M from New York University School of Law, an LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law, an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from The James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, and an LL.M. in Advanced Litigation from Nottingham Law School, The Nottingham Trent University.  He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Texas, the District of Columbia, and England and Wales (Solicitor). He has been awarded the Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings) Qualification by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Mr. Cole’s practice focuses on the trial and appeal of civil actions with an emphasis on personal-injury, wrongful-death, and commercial litigation.  He has participated in over thirty appeals in the United States courts of appeals.  During law school, Mr. Cole served as a member and as research editor of the St. John’s Law Review.  After being graduated, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Joe J. Fisher of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and later served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas M. Reavley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He has published several articles, one of which is Charging the Jury on Damages in Personal-Injury Cases: How New York Can Benefit from the English Practice, has authored numerous book reviews, and has contributed to the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth editions of Black’s Law Dictionary and many other publications.

Mr. Cole is an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches Persuasion and Advocacy and in the NITA Deposition Skills Program.  He also lectures on persuasive legal-writing for Practising Law Institute, has spoken on effective legal-writing at St. John’s University School of Law, and has taught advocacy to English solicitors a the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates’ training programs.  He taught in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington and in the trial-advocacy program at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. He also has taught in trial-advocacy programs offered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and has lectured on federal practice and federal-appellate practice at the New York County Lawyers’ Association and on federal-appellate practice for the New York State Bar Association.  Mr. Cole is a member of various state, local, and specialized bar associations, law-library organizations, legal-writing groups, and legal-history societies.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers, on the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, and on the Multi Party Actions Reference Group of The Law Society.


MARILYN R. WALTER  

EMPLOYMENT:

 

            2014                            Brooklyn Law School

                                                Professor Emerita

 

            1980 - 2014                 Brooklyn Law School

                                                Director of the Writing Program

                                                Professor of Law

 

            1977- 1980                  New York University School of Law

                                                Legal Writing Instructor

 

            1972-1976                   National Employment Law Project

                                                Staff Attorney

 

TEACHING  VISIT:
1/08 – 3/08                  Visiting Professor, University of Delhi Law School

HONORS AND AWARDS

2005 Legal Writing Award, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Writing, Analysis, and Research

EDUCATION:

 J.D.                              1972                Northeastern University School of Law

Graduate studies         1965-66           Brandeis University

B.A.                             1965                 University of Toronto (Honor History and English)