Professor Patrick Connors routinely travels the state presenting New York Civil Practice and Ethics Updates to bar associations and other groups on developments in New York state law. Most recently he spoke to the Suffolk County Bar Association and New York City Managing Attorneys’ and the Clerks’ Association in New York City.
He also recently moderated a program presented by the Federal Judicial Council Advisory Committee entitled “Which Court? State or Federal and Why?/Selecting Your Jurisdiction” at the Federal District Courthouse in Albany and delivered a New York Practice Update to the Broome County Bar Association, as well as a New York Civil Practice Update during the Albany Law School Reunion Weekend.
Scholarship by Professor Connors has been cited more than 80 times by a variety of courts, including the New York State Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.
Professor Connors is the author of the McKinney’s Practice Commentaries for CPLR Article 31, Disclosure; Article 22, Stay, Motions, Orders and Mandates; Article 23, Subpoenas, Oaths and Affirmations; and Article 30, Remedies and Pleading. He is also the author of the Practice Commentaries for the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (available on Westlaw, in progress) and several articles in the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act.
For the New York Law Journal, Professor Connors is author of the New York Practice column and the annual Court of Appeals Roundup on New York Civil Practice. From 1992 through 2003, he was a reporter for the Committee on New York Pattern Jury Instructions, the panel of New York State Supreme Court Justices that drafts and oversees the frequent revisions of the standard jury charges in civil cases.
A frequent lecturer on New York Practice, professional ethics and legal malpractice, Professor Connors spends much of his time on the road, updating bar associations and other groups on developments in New York state law.