Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Justice Behind a Mask

Program Number: 30134

Program Date: 05/15/2020


This program will address the legal and practical issues that attorneys, litigants, and the courts will face as litigation resumes in an era of social distancing. The discussion will focus on challenges involving jury trials with particular emphasis on novel virtual approaches and platforms, including developing technology, for managing jury selection, examination of witnesses, introduction of evidence and jury deliberations. We will address the competing interests of streamlining litigation in an effort to provide litigants with timely access to the justice system, with preserving equally important and time-honored safeguards to ensure balance, fairness and integrity of the justice system, while the parties, their lawyers, the judge and possibly the jurors participate from separate locations.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50 minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60 minute credit hour

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Andrew S. Kaufman, Esq.

Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP

Andrew is a founding partner who represents health care providers in virtually all medical specialty fields as well as many of the most prestigious hospitals in the New York metropolitan area. He also represents a number of well-known medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Over the past thirty years Andrew has tried more than one hundred cases to verdict, including numerous cases of multimillion-dollar exposure. He has lectured at the New York State Bar Association, the Greater New York Hospital Association, Yale University School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Westchester County Medical Center and a number of major metropolitan hospitals and is a former Trial Advocacy Instructor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Andrew has published on topics including medical malpractice, risk management, long term care liability, negotiating techniques and settlement strategies and drugs and medical devices liability litigation in The New York Law Journal, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, The Journal of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management, The PLUS Journal, and The American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry.

Andrew is the past President of the New York State Medical Defense Bar, and was a keynote speaker at the American Bar Association Section on Law and Medicine annual convention. Andrew is the Chairperson at the NYSBA biannual seminar on Medical Malpractice Litigation and he has been named one of the top rated Medical Malpractice attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine. Andrew has been selected to the New York Metropolitan Super Lawyers list for the years 2006-2019. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.


Jacqueline Mandell, Esq.

Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP

Jacqueline is a partner and the Team Leader of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Department. She has had significant appellate success in the New York State Court of Appeals and in the intermediate appellate courts in medical, legal, dental, psychiatric and chiropractic malpractice actions as well as general liability matters. Jacqueline also has extensive experience in complex motion practice defending health care practitioners and hospitals as well as landlords and security companies.

Jacqueline has obtained numerous appellate decisions favorable to the defense bar including a noteworthy ruling in the Court of Appeals concerning the enforcement of conditional orders of preclusion, along with a landmark decision on informed consent in the First Department and the first decision issued by the Second Department on the utilization of Frye hearings.

Jacqueline is a contributing author to the treatise New York Medical Malpractice. She is also a contributing author to the Outside Counsel section of the New York Law Journal and she conducts CLE lectures.