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New York Litigation: Rookie Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

(365 reviews)

Produced on February 21, 2015

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Course Information

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Categories Litigation

Course Description

For 28 years, attorney Carol G. Morokoff has practiced law in most of the courthouses located in the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and a few of the ones south of Albany.  In that time, she has observed and committed a few completely avoidable mistakes - if only she had known how to recognize them in advance.


This presentation, "New York Litigation: Rookie Mistakes and How to Avoid Them," seeks to provide a guide, ripe with real-life experiences, to the more easily dodged mistakes.  Ms. Morokoff also addresses what one should do if such mistakes have already been made.


Learning Objectives: 

I.    Recognize basic litigation mistakes 

II.   Avoid the common mistakes made by newly admitted attorneys

III.  Smoothly correct mistakes you have already made

IV.  Carry on nonetheless

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


Carol Morokoff

Babchik Young

Carol G. Morokoff is a 27 year litigator, specializing in commercial litigation – specifically, collections. She has appeared in courts ranging from Supreme Court, Dutchess County to all district courts in Suffolk County to United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. While Ms. Morokoff has practiced other areas of the law, she has discovered that since discontinuing matrimonial practice and concentrating on commercial debt, no client has asked for her home or cell phone numbers. 

She is a graduate of Indiana University and New York Law School, where she was President of the Student Bar Association and a member of the Moot Court Executive Board.


Noel W.

Excellent! I could have used this when I started doing civil litigation!

Michael R.

great overview!

Jerold S.

Presenter was sparkling. engaging. effervescent, experienced,intelligent. knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Presenter should teach other courses.

Michael Y.

Engaging and very helpful guidance for attorneys (new or old) who need to brush up on litigation strategy and courtroom procedures.

Stuart W.

Excellent presentation of litigation details.

Abigail M.

Great speaker!

Diana M.


Stephen N.

this course is helpful for non-newly admitted attorneys as well, simply as a reminder of basic courtroom etiquette and best practices

Sherry L.

It is a good course - particularly for new attorneys.

rosemarie p.

great refresher

Maria F.

Wish it had been longer. Great seminar.

dante d.

good explanation and examples

Tanner J.

Definitely some gems, especially in the last 1/3rd of the presentation.

Christine H.

Carol should be teaching in law school since all of this information (and that of her other CLE's) is what is necessary yet is not taught!

Rose C.

She really understands her subject well and provided very good issue-spotting points.

Nick W.

This is a good, very general overview of some of the pitfalls of NY court practice.

Nicholas M.

Great presentation

David A. B.


Anna F.

great course

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