WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 2019 | TIME: 1 to 4 p.m. | LOCATION: SUNY Oswego Metro Center-Syracuse Campus, 2 S. Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 | MCLE: 3.0 (2.5 Prof. Practice, 0.5 Ethics) | COST: $60 Member, $90 Non-Member, $30 Paralegal, FREE to Lifetime/Agency/Student. Light refreshments provided! Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for both Newly Admitted and Experienced Attorneys. A copy of the OCBA Tuition Waiver may be reviewed here.
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We welcome back the powerhouse presentation team of Onondaga County Supreme Court Judge Deborah Karalunas and the 2018 OCBA Distinguished Attorney of the Year Thomas E. Myers to lead this CPLR seminar.
Hon. Deborah H. Karalunas. Judge Karalunas obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1978 and graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1982. At the College of Law, Karalunas was a member of the International Law Review, Moot Court and Justinian Honor Society. Following law school, Karalunas clerked for United States District Court Judge Howard G. Munson in the Northern District of New York. In 1983, Karalunas joined the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King in Syracuse, New York where she later became a partner. In 2002 Karalunas was elected to serve as a Supreme Court Justice in the 5th Judicial District. She presides over a panoply of civil cases including commercial, personal injury, medical malpractice, intellectual property, constitutional and environmental. In 2007 Karalunas was appointed Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Onondaga County, and in 2017 she was appointed to the New York State Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions. She is Chair of the 5th Judicial District Women in the Courts Committee and the 5th Judicial District Library Board.
Justice Karalunas is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Central New York Women’s Bar Association, the Onondaga County Bar Association, and the Armenian Bar Association. In addition to leading various committees and sections, Karalunas served on the Board of Directors of the Onondaga County Bar Association and the Central New York Women’s Bar Association. She was President of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association, Presiding Member of the Judicial Section of the New York State Bar Association, and Trustee of the Onondaga County Bar Foundation. Karalunas currently is President of the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
Karalunas teaches New York Civil Practice at Syracuse University College of Law. She is Editor of the Judicial Dispatch and author of a chapter in the treatise Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts. Karalunas also lectures frequently on many substantive law and trial practice topics.
Justice Karalunas was the 2009 recipient of the Syracuse University College of Law Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the 2017 recipient of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association’s inaugural Karen DeCrow Award, and a 2018 Public Service Honoree of the Armenian Bar Association.
Thomas E. Myers, Esq. Myers is a retired New York attorney “Emeritus” and serves as the pro bono coordinator for Bond, Schoeneck & King. Since 2012, he has been annually designated an “Empire State Counsel” by the New York State Bar Association for his pro bono services. He frequently lectures on New York Civil Practice for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Onondaga County Bar Association, and other bench and bar groups.
Over the years, Thomas successfully prosecuted and defended commercial and personal injury claims for both individual and institutional clients. He has special experience in the areas of business dissolutions, insurance errors and omissions, medical malpractice, professional discipline, professional licensing, psychiatry and suicidality.
Mr. Myers has been an Adjunct Professor at the SU College of Law since 1990.