2021-2022 Erie County Bar Foundation Campaign

Negligence Committee Special Event

A Conversation with Four Attorneys who Tried the First Civil Jury Trial in Western New York State Court during the Pandemic

The Negligence Committee invites you to a unique discussion with four of the attorneys who tried the first (and only) civil jury trial in Western New York.  Please join us as they share their experiences trying a personal injury case in the COVID era.  We’ll cover everything from socially-distant jury selection to speaking with jurors after the verdict.  I’ll moderate a discussion with David Polak, Kevin Graff, Richard Zielinski and Aaron Adoff, as they discuss how the pandemic has changed the way we try cases.  Dan Marren and Andrew Isenberg will also speak on the return to in-person court appearances and civil jury protocols.  The presentation is on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Daniel Ortega for meeting access details by clicking here.

And save the date for a “Continue to the Dialogue” event on November 12, 2020.


Oct 27 2020


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


MS Teams


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