Civility and professionalism are seemingly under attack in our society today. The line between reasonable, respectful behavior and inappropriate, offensive conduct has been blurred. However, there are specific rules for attorneys regarding civility and proper conduct in the courtroom. Failure to follow these rules can damage an attorney’s reputation, diminish the public’s perception about the legal system, and result in adverse consequences.
This course, presented by Steven R.
Steven Dyki is a 1999 graduate of DePaul University College of Law having obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University. Mr. Dyki focuses his practice on liability and insurance defense with an emphasis on accidents involving alleged violations of Labor Law sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6), traumatic brain injury, amputation and other catastrophic personal injury and property damage claims. He also provides insurance coverage opinions on a wide variety of claims. Prior to his current position, he was a partner at Russo & Toner, LLP and handled trials and appeals throughout New York, including New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. Mr. Dyki has given several lectures on topics including how to prepare the defense of a construction accident case, the discovery and admission of internet evidence in personal injury litigation, and risk transfer including contractual indemnification. Mr. Dyki has authored articles on construction accidents and the admission of criminal convictions in civil cases. He is a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, Defense Association of New York, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, DRI – the Voice of the Defense Bar, the New York Women’s Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is a member of the board of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York.
Excellent program and great presenter.
Excellent program. Thank you for all the wonderful reminders concerning civility and professionalism.
Common sense advice based on enlightening real world experiences and examples.
One of the best CLEs on Lawline. He was excellent. Articulate and genuine. Did his research. Superb. Makes one feel good about being a lawyer and why we do what we do.
Great presentation, I really enjoyed it.
This is an excellent program and well thought out. I will look for other presentations by this attorney. Good job and thank you!
Every first year lawyer should watch this course
Not only good for lawyers. Good for people in general. Well done!
Excellent Presentation. Thank you so very much.
He is a good speaker and had very good examples and insights.
very good course, excellent lecturer, very well prepared.
I really enjoyed listening to this presenter. Very thorough.
Excellent overview on civility & professionalism. I really appreciated the real-world examples. Very nicely-done presentation.
I would like more info on what was found to be inappropriate in the cases presented, even if only on the slides. But overall well presented, with a positive view of the profession.
Speaker was sincere and knowledgeable and gave an impressive presentation.
Very helpful information.
One of the best ones. Instructor relayed valuable information well.
I liked the emphasis that the practice of law is a profession. too often we are encouraged to view it as a bisuness.
I thought this was a straightforward and well-thought out presentation.
Great speaker. I like his core value of making a difference, not money. There are more good attorneys than bad.
I enjoyed this presentation. The speaker was pleasant, well-versed and informative. The course is a much-needed refresher for many attorneys and paralegals.
What he said should go without saying but some lawyers still need to hear it.
Excellent presentation, one of the best I have seen. Mr. Dyki is passionate about getting lawyers to think about civility, professionalism and ethics. I felt very encouraged and supported by this video. Thank you
very well done, concise and to the point
Presenter was very effective.
Excellent program. very inspirational as well. i agree its very important for lawyers to show ethics and values and civility. this following quote is sadly true , "theres nothing civil about civil litigation" we need to change that. this program is a strong step in that direction
Solid, informative, and educational program
One of the best presentations I have seen on Lawline. I enjoyed how he incorporated actual cases into his lecture. Very well done.
Great program - excellent slides and anecdotal examples.
interesting, fun and a good reminder about keeping emotions in check
very nicely presented!
Best presentation I've seen
Timely program given that the line between reasonable, respectful behavior and inappropriate, offensive conduct is becoming increasingly fuzzy. Good reminder that specific rules for attorneys regarding civility and proper conduct in the courtroom exist and failure to follow such rules may injure a lawyer's reputation, diminish the public’s perception about the legal system, and result in adverse consequences. Course benefits all attorneys regardless of where they practice.
Great Course. Nice job.
A great reminder of what is expected from a professional.
Good reminders of civility and good examples used from real court cases
Very nicely done.
Excellent program with practical advice
Good presentation, very sincere speaker and that came across.
An interesting course on Professionalism.
Excellent topic! I am in court a lot so this topic was extremely helpful.
Great course on civility! I'm a big believer.
interesting presentation; thoroughly enjoyed
Very good (and timely) presentation; excellent speaker!
Excellent examples were given to explain the legal issues.
Excellent content and speaker
He was one of the best presenters.
This was one of the best courses that I have listened to.
Really liked the presentation and the atty
I found that the presenter cared about the legal profession and the way we conduct ourselves with each other, the courts, our clients, and the public at large. Good feedback and materials.
Very composed speaker, excellent presentation.
This speaker was excellent.
The speaker was fantastic.
Good basic advice, review of standards, illustrated with examples.
One of the best CLE courses taken.
Very thoughtful presentation.
HE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB
Useful examples. Interesting to see the additions for the appellate division
A truly engaging, informative program
Really funny and solid morals.
A very timely course All attorneys should review this
Presentation was clear and coherent. He kept it interesting.
Articulate and interesting lecturer.
This was very good.
A very good instructor! Thanks.
Particularly now, it's never a bad idea to reemphasize the importance and benefits of civility.
Very well done
Excellent presentation will real-life examples and personal experiences to illustrate points of law.
This presentation is thoughtful & inspiring. Mr. Dyki's tone is calm and respectful modeling his subject matter. The examples, quotes and rules emphasized are timely and hopefully thought provoking to all who practice law. Bringing back dignity, civility and respect to the legal profession is a noble goal or in the least moving the reputation of lawyers and the practice of law into a positive light would be great. Highly recommend this course.
I enjoyed this presentation. I appreciate the examples given. Good speaking voice.
Excellent, all-round presentation. Easy to listen to and relate to the examples given.
Good reminder, solid presentation
It was informative.
Mr. Dyki is a great role model for our profession!
it was a very good course
Well done! A good reminder for all who practice law that it is nice to be important but that it is more to important to be nice.
Really well-researched and interesting class
Very knowledgeable. Good examples to explain his point.
i liked this course.
Excellent presentation. Terrific examples. Appreciated the genuine expression of commitment to seeing civility rule the bench and bar.
The demeanor of this presenter was excellent. His sincerity helped make the points he was expressing more effectively.
A very effective and enlightening presentation
Very good presentation.
Excellent material on protecting lawyers with lessons about the ramifications of uncivil behavior and timely in its understanding of how social media can magnify a lawyer’s incivility.
Excellent presentation with great materials and personal insights! Thank you for your important message.
Very good overall presentation.
Very thoughtful presentation. Enjoyed it.
I thought the instructor was very good and used actual situations to back up his points.
Extremely good speaker.