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 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.
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