How To Prepare Your Case: For Trial or Settlement!

Spring '18 Seminar
I. Preparing Your Case: Preliminary Issues
II. Getting the Information You Need: A Tour of Article 31 Disclosure Devices
III. Depositions: A Legal and Practical Approach
IV. Electronic Disclosure: What You Need & How You Get It
V. Negotiating Settlements: Using Psychological Principles & Techniques
VI. Negotiating Settlements: Practical Approaches
VII. Preparing Your Trial Notebook
VIII. Final Stages of Trial Preparation


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 Professional Credits - Pending Approval


 "Year after year I rely on Tim to bring me up to date on the new laws, current trends and forecaster of what may be coming. This seminar never disappoints. Thank you." 

Latonia Early, Huntington
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Timothy 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). E-mail:
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