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Spring Seminar

How to Prepare Your Case: For Trial or Settlement
May 1, 2018 – May 16, 2018

Ask any seasoned practitioner what the three most important steps to success are and invariably the answer will be: Preparation !Preparation! Preparation! Whether you bring your case to conclusion by negotiation in the conference room or by litigation in the courtroom, your best results come when you are thoroughly, even obsessively, prepared.

7 CLE Credits (Pending Approval)
(5 Professional, 1 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias & 1 Ethics)


I. Identifying and Coping with Bias in the Courtroom

II. Early Stage Preparation: Developing Ethical & Professional Client Relationships

III. Conducting Disclosure – Available Devices

IV. Working with Experts

V. Conducting & Using Depositions

VI. Arbitrating Matrimonial Issues

VII. Final-Stage Trial Preparation


timTimothy Tippins Esq.

Timothy M. Tippins, Esq. is an adjunct professor at Albany Law School and serves on the faculty of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and on the Affiliate Postdoctoral Forensic Faculty at St. John’s University. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Psychology at Siena College. He is a private practitioner who has engaged in matrimonial and family law practice since 1975 and devotes his practice exclusively to serving as trial counsel and consultant to other family law practitioners on a nationwide basis, with special emphasis on the presentation and cross-examination of expert mental health testimony. Tippins has served in all major professional leadership positions in the New York family law community, including President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – New York Chapter, Chair of the NYSBA Family Law Section, and Chair of the NYSBA Task Force on Family Law. Tippins is a regular feature columnist for the New York Law Journal and is the author of the multi-volume treatise New York Matrimonial Law & Practice (West Publishing).

Company Name: MatLaw Systems Corp.
E-mail: tmtippins@matlaw.com