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NYS Continuing Legal Education Board Grants Hybrid Accreditation to a New CLE Program “Appeals: How to Take Them and Win Them” delivered by Counsel Press


New York City, New York (June 27, 2013) – Counsel Press, the nation’s largest appellate services provider, announced today that the company has attained hybrid accreditation for its CLE program, “Appeals: How to Take Them and Win Them,” from the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board. With accreditation status, Counsel Press is no longer required to present the program through a third-party provider. The program will generally be presented at Counsel Press’ NYC office at 460 West 34th Street. The company will also accommodate requests from law firms and legal organizations in the New York area to present the program to groups of attorneys at their locations.

“Counsel Press attorneys have presented this program in conjunction with various legal organizations and law firms, and the responses have been very positive. We are very proud of our program now being accredited directly by the New York State CLE Board,” comments Vincent J. Wiscovitch, Esq., Appellate Counsel at Counsel Press and one of the four faculty members. Most recently, the program was presented in conjunction with the Westchester Women’s Bar Association at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP’s offices in White Plains and the Western New York Chapter of WBASNY at Damon Morey LLP's offices in Buffalo – both events were well attended and well received by attendees. (Read a commentary by Daniel M. Kolko, Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee.)

“Appeals: How to Take Them and Win Them” CLE program focuses on the appellate process in New York’s appeals courts as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. With this program, attorneys are able to fulfill two credit hours – 1.5 hours of skills and 0.5 hours of ethics and professionalism. The program, which is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys, is offered by Counsel Press free of charge. The faculty includes four members of Counsel Press’ team of appellate experts – Vincent J. Wiscovitch, Esq., Cameron W. Gilbert, Esq., Marie Bonitatibus, Esq. and Robert C. Brucato, Esq.

Counsel Press’ first in-house seminar for this CLE program is scheduled to take place on September 12, 2013 at their NYC office. The company is already accepting registrations, and the attendee list is filling up fast. Given the heightened interest, Counsel Press is considering offering two additional seminars during the summer. The faculty members are also currently developing two new CLE programs – one of these will closely focus on appellate brief writing; the other will cover the ethical aspects of outsourcing the legal research and writing process. “There are many conferences and continuing legal education programs for appellate lawyers, and the best I have attended are not only informative and useful, but actually enjoyable. This is what we strive to offer with the existing program and with other programs that we have under development,” comments Brian Robinson, Esq., President of Counsel Press.

For more information about the September 12th event, or to register, use this link.

Counsel Press is the nation’s largest appellate services provider, with the most experienced and expert staff of attorneys, appellate consultants and appellate paralegals available. Since 1938, Counsel Press has provided attorneys in all 50 states with expert assistance in preparing, filing and serving appeals in state and federal appellate courts nationwide and in several international tribunals. Counsel Press serves attorneys from within 12 fully-staffed office locations nationwide, including 6 with state-of-the-art production facilities. Counsel Press' services also include cutting-edge eBrief technology, on-demand legal research and writing for attorneys, and real estate development and offering plans.

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Read a commentary by Daniel M. Kolko, Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee.