Fighting a New York City Traffic Ticket

(3291 Ratings)

Produced on: June 27, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Fighting a traffic ticket in New York City is very different from doing so elsewhere in New York. Specifically, violations of New York's Vehicle and Traffic Law are adjudicated at the Traffic Violations Bureau, an administrative agency run by the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

 

In this session, we explain the unique workings of the Traffic Violations Bureau as well as various law relating to maintaining one's privilege to drive in New York. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the various vehicle and traffic laws, how to fight such cases, and the DMV point system.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.   Grasp when and why to fight a NYC traffic ticket

II.  Comprehend the DMV point system

III. Learn how to review a ticket

IV. Understand why the TVB is a "world apart"

V.  Explore hearing and cross examination strategies



This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.

Faculty

Matthew Weiss

Weiss & Associates, PC

In 1991, Matthew Weiss co-founded his current law practice, eventually buying out his former partner in 2000. Through the years, 888-Red-Light has successfully resolved thousands of speeding tickets , traffic tickets and truck tickets for its clients by way of dismissal or plea bargain. Mr. Weiss has written many articles on vehicle and traffic law, and lectures other lawyers on the subject.  You can read more about this traffic attorney on his web site.

Mr. Weiss is a New York traffic lawyer who graduated Hofstra Law School in 1984. He was part of the Law Review and won the law school's prestigious Procedure Award. Upon graduation, he became one of the first Hofstra Law School graduates to work at the New York State Court of Appeals (New York State's highest court), and worked on various appellate matters.  He then worked for two years at Rivkin, Radler, Bayh, Hart & Kremer, a 200-plus attorney law firm.

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James C.

Great course

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Joey J.

Informative

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Joseph F.

Excellent instructor, fun program and well presented.

KK
Kenneth K.

instructor has exceptional knowledge of the subject matter

JB
Jeffrey B.

Excellent

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Jen G.

Interesting, informative course!

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Edward S.

Everyone (including non-lawyers) should see this presentation! Lot's of invaluable information for anyone who drives a car in New York State. Thanks!

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Steven F.

Enjoyed the presentation and the presenter.

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Abraham N.

Fantastic

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TAISA G.

LOVED IT!!

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Patricia W.

Great course!

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Warren F.

Excellent Presentation

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Charles B.

Matthew Weiss was excellent!

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Brian A.

Practical and helpful.

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Rory M.

This course was excellent. Mark Weiiss was superb.

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Manish C. S.

nice information to know if you drive in nyc

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Robert C.

Very good presentation and excellent materials

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David H.

Really enjoyed this lecture. I'll remember to call him if I or anyone I know needs help.

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Celeste K.

Great presentation by a GREAT speaker!

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Aaron M.

My favorite of the CLEs I've taken lately, by far.

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Jem L.

Excellent!

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Deanna M.

Loved this speaker! Very engaging.

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Joseph F.

Very good speaker with a number of excellent tips.

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Claudia C.

This was excellent! Michael Weiss was fantastic.

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Helen E.

Superb instructor.

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Henry S. S.

Extremely helpful and useful information. Thank you!

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Moshe N.

One of the best CLE's.

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STEVEN S.

Very informative

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Theodore R.

Give him a raise

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Marian B.

Great. More please!!

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David C.

Excellent speaker. Very engaging.

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Roberta C.

excellent lecturer

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Hong Kyung Elizabeth C.

Excellent!

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Steve S.

Best course ever

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Gerald G.

Excellent presentation. This lecturer should provide a lecture focused solely on Speeding Tickets - including Discovery Demands, and Trial Question.

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Cecil F.

Great course.great lecturer and excellent materials.

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David G.

Very informative

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Ralph P.

Terrific speaker.

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Richard L.

Great job!

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Shlomo H.

Matthew was an excellent, informative, and engaging speaker. You should certainly have him back.

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Kenneth C.

Excellent overall.

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Stephen A.

Very good course.

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ROBERT L.

Excellent

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Ben-zion M.

I enjoy the ce's that teach real practical information. Great class.

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Mary Jane D. O.

Very informative and useful for driving in NYC and advising and representing clients.

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Nancy P.

very informative--good personality

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John K.

Excellent speaker!!!

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Andrew M.

Excellent, I have been to these courts and he was helpful

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ROBERT S.

Very practical information. Thank you.

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Michael S.

Interesting

KJ
Kimberly J.

This was a fun CLE- the speaker clearly loves what he does for a living.

LK
Linda K.

Very thorough.

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Ayisha R.

Matthew Weiss is always an excellent and engaging presenter. His lectures are always among my favourite to attend and listen to. Thank you.

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Despina K.

Fantastic!

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Lauren G.

Very helpful

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Alex P.

Terrific program by terrific presenter. Very informative and entertaining.

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Gregory W.

The presenter was excellent.

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DOUGLAS C.

a very engaging attorney

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Silda W.

Terrific, knowledgable presentation

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Laurie C.

Excellent

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Fredrick W.

Outstanding presentation

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Ronja B.

The presenter was dynamic and engaging. One of the best I've seen in a while.

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Otto M.

Excellent presentation.

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Caner D.

Great

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Agnes M.

Eye-opening to say the least. Mr. Weiss was excellent!

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Avnish G.

An excellent presentation.

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Jeffrey G.

very informative

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Jeremy S.

very good

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Derek Z.

ONE OF THE BEST PRESENTERS I HAVE EVER HEARD. GREAT CLE.

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Michael H.

Excellent speaker!!!

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Sharmila N.

Great presentation.

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Gil M.

Really great, practical stuff to use.

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Scott P.

Very informative!

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Don A.

Superb presentation from a lawyer who obviously loves his work!

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john m.

Lecturer terrific. Perfect for Bar Review Course.

CG
Christopher G.

Great information, depressing state of affairs in traffic courts these days

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Danielle B.

Terrific speaker and engaging topic

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Peter B.

Loved this one. Any topic is interesting to learn from an experienced, enthusiastic teacher who is immersed in the subject. Awesome!!! Thanks

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Michelle K.

Great presenter and a very useful topic!

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Jean Hee P.

Great presentation by Mr. Weiss. Informative and engaging. He's a great speaker. Hope to see more CLE courses by Mr. Weiss.

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Jerome L.

very good enthusiastic speaker and useful topic.

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Brian K.

Terrific!

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Silvia C.

Great Speaker

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Kimberly R.

Excellent

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James B.

Excellent instructor. Liked the interactive nature with Q and A throughout the session.

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Jaclyn C.

good presentation!

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Jonathan S.

Excellent!

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Rosa L.

The course clearly spelled out the procedural aspects of the topic.

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Claudia S.

I have recommended Lawline to colleagues.

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Jason W.

Great course!

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Judith S.

The lecturer was wonderful. He hardly looked at notes, was clear and animated. I had absolutely no trouble hearing him.

AL
Augusto L.

Excellent CLE.

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Melissa W.

very good speaker and very interesting and useful CLE!

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Keith B.

found this course to be well taught and particularly relevant - suggest more courses to deal with local issues

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Sharon M.

What a great lecturer. Would recommend this to lawyers and laypeople.

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Keston P.

Great presentation by a very experienced and knowledgeable practitioner.

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Lauren M.

Excellent presentation.

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Craig D.

MR WEISS IS AN EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR..GREAT COURSE

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Matthew D.

interesting and informative

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Misty D.

Really enjoyable lecture.

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Christopher M.

In 25 years, this is one of the most useful CLEs that I have ever taken.

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Nadia Y.

Excellent presentation!

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Brian K.

By far the most entertaining and informative lawline video I have seen.

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John K.

This was an eye-opening lecture and covered a lot of ground regard the topic of NYC TVB in not a lot of time. Thanks for a good presentation.

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Bruce M.

Great class. Practical and informative.

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Frank D.

Really good speaker, engaging. personal

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Stephanie A.

The instructor actually made the subject matter interesting (for a subject I typically find to be boring). Great teaching style.

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Victoria C.

Very interesting .

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JC M.

Very good

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jay s.

engaging presentation

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Mary B.

Excellent presentation Excellent

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Francis B.

excellent course

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Kimberly P.

Very well presented and interesting!

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Anna H.

Enjoyed the presentation, the insights and the many tips and tricks of the trade.

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patrick r.

very personable instructor.

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Danice K.

Extremely engaging and knowledgeable speaker. Excellent presentation.

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Melissa F.

This presenter was wonderful - engaging, interesting, and provided great information!

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Paul S.

Informative program.

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Anthony W.

Appreciate the very practical advice.

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Robert L.

Much more interesting and well presented than most.

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Aisha G.

Truly excellent instructor.

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Tarsha S.

ENGAGING AND INFORMATIVE.

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Eric N.

Very informative and good FYI knowledge for any attorney who lives in NYC. I don't do this stuff but it's so useful because friends/family ask me about this stuff all the time.

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Lauren D.

This was very interesting.

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ANTONIO M.

Another must CLE for the NY/NJ Practitioner

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Jeffrey W.

Excellent speaker, great give-and-take. The best kind of CLE - practical information about interesting subject matter, well-presented. Great job.

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Christopher J.

Knowledgeable and effective in communicating key points.

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Orest D.

EXCELLENT

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Stan I.

interesting and highly informative

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Andrew Z.

Very Nice Presentation

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Robin K.

very informative

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David P.

Excellent!

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Lou C.

Great Speaker

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Victoria W.

Very fun CLE to listen to, Matthew Weiss is a great speaker and great presenter!

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arthur a.

informative, well-presented, excellent program

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Elana R.

Great!

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yekaterina l.

I really enjoyed the lecturer and the personal touch he added to this lecture

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Marissa K.

Best instructor yet!

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Peter D.

Outstanding

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Mark K.

Very good speaker. Knowledgeable and good presentation.

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Frank G.

extremely informative and analytical

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Tara B.

Great. Engaging and well placed.

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Michael M.

Excellent presenter and course.

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Philip S.

good lecture. knows his stuff.

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Alan R.

Matt was great. very entertaining and informative.

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Amy F.

He is great!

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Dennis S.

Very well done.

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Todd P.

Good delivery by speaker

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mary d.

excellent presentation

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James M.

Mr. Weiss was a good lecturer

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Ingrid S.

Surprisingly interesting, even though I don't live in NY

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Jay L.

very entertaining and informative

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Carol M.

Excellent class. I learned the different rules in NYC from the rest of NYS.

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Anthony L.

The program was clearly presented

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Paula P.

Excellent lecturer.

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diane k.

Great course and speaker. Very informative and interesting.

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nazmeen s.

informative

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Tanya C.

This was an very practical program. The presenter was excellent. You can tell he is a trial attorney. Great !

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Dianne G.

Dynamic speaker

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Tania G.

Great presentation; very engaging speaker; practical subject matter.

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Josh E.

Best course offered period.

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John S.

Excellent Program! Highly recommended! kept my interest throughout.

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Ashlee K.

very interesting and informative

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Bridget C.

This was an enjoyable lecture.

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Kristin A.

Very informative - I didn't realize how little I knew about Vehicle and Traffic Law until I took this course.

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kenneth k.

instructor was engaging and knowledgeable

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Fiona D.

Good speaker, lots of energy kept the talk interesting.

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Bernard K.

very good lecturer

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John J. P.

Amazing lecture.

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Michael K.

This was the best course that I viewed from lawline

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Deidre M.

Awesome speaker. I need this for Westchester County

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Robert B.

This speaker was excellent

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Alex N.

Phenomenal presentation!!!

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Richard W.

great course. one of the best instructors I've seen!

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Kathleen S.

Excellent across the board.

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PASQUALE V.

Very interesting and informative!

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Howard K.

very good practical information

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Ranke C.

Very good lecture! Fully recommend!

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Kenneth W.

Mr. Weiss was the most interesting instructor I have seen thus far on Lawline. Excellent.

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Andrew T.

Best CLE I've seen so far

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Malissa L.

very practical and useful info was provided in this course. Instructor was engaging.

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Nicholas S.

Great useful course!

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Mark W.

excellent practical advice

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Lawrence R.

Energetic

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Kathleen B.

Most watchable program I've seen Mr. Weiss was excellent

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Steven K.

This was an good and balanced presentation.

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Christopher B.

Very informative

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Santo G.

Great speaker!

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Daniela F.

Presenter had great energy. Good practical program

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Richard W.

Wow! I didn't think a course on traffic ticket defense would be so interesting. Matthew Weiss is flat-out terrific. This was actually a fun course to watch!

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Jonathan S.

good

KK
Karen K.

Very knowledgeable instructor with highly practical suggestions.

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Andra F.

wonderful course

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Neal D.

Extremely interesting stuff!

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Michael Z.

This was absolutely fantastic. I didn't have a traffic ticket that I wanted to fight; I wasn't planning on representing a client in traffic court; I simply signed on to this course on a whim. This course is better presented than most courses.

JM
James M.

Very interesting and informative.

MF
Marilyn F.

Excellent presentation. Very useful information. Presenter did an excellent job.

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DANIEL R.

Know Matt from Law School. Very knowledgeable.

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Robert B.

This guy is terrific.

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Roman K.

Great speaker. Very good at answering questions and making the material easy to understand.

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Kanu D O.

As always, Matthew shows that he really knows his stuff.

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Jonathan H.

very informative and interesting!

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Lloyd G.

Outstanding course!

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Paul Q.

very thourogh and informative

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Catherine M.

Great content, very helpful information. Presenter was very good in explaining details.

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Frantz p.

Excellent course.

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Jeffrey B.

good

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Tanner J.

Great course. Very informative, especially on NYC DMV traffic court system.

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Scott A.

The speaker explained things in a clear and concise manner and was interesting to listen to.

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Judith Brodsky E.

extremely entertaining and interesting

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Adrienne B.

Very practical

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Marlon S.

engaging - one of the best

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Carla R.

Very interesting and entertaining instructor.

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jerry p.

great course I get asked about traffic court all the time this helps

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Peter R.

Very useful course.

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Roy E.

Excellent. Well done and also entertaining.

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William S.

This was engaging.

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Alessia M.

Really enjoyed the speakers. They were funny and made the topic very engaging.

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Ronald B.

Very engaging presenter

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Thomas M.

outstanding, very useful

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Jason H.

My favorite CLE so far. Great speaker!!!!

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Jolene G.

One of the best speakers I have had during a CLE.

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Stefanie S.

Matthew Weiss was excellent -- engaging and knowledgeable. Great practical tips!

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Deanna H.

very interesting and informative

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Debra H.

Very knowledgable with practical tips

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Fabian K.

Good

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Regina M.

Very good and captivating course. One of the best so far!

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Carol O.

best course I have ever taken

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Joung Ho K.

New online system for NYC traffic courts was informative.

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Richard K.

Very informative.

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Andrew D G.

Excellent presentation and course material.

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