By Charles F. Otey, Esq.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
When the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn, led by President Bruno Codispoti, kick off their new year, it will be at Nino’s Restaurant on Staten Island the evening of Jan. 8, where they will dine in style and then benefit from a timely CLE-accredited program.
According to Program Chairs Justice Anthony Cutrona and Mark Longo, the special speaker that evening will be Richmond Supreme Court Justice Judith McMahon. She will lead a discussion highlighting the "Latest Discovery Decisions in Civil Cases."
As every experienced litigator knows, discovery issues have changed radically since the profession began day to day use of the Internet and its plethora of new tools and potential traps.
What’s discoverable and what’s protected as a lawyer’s “work product” are questions with answers which seem to become more complex and intricate by the day, or as Justice McMahon, will frame it – by the decision.
Other Columbian officers are First Vice President Robert J. Musso, 2nd Vice President Bartholomew Russo, Third Vice President Rose Ann C. Branda, Treasurer Mark Longo, Corresponding Secretary Dean Delianites, Recording Secretary Linda Locasio and Historian Aldo Alleva.