Prof. Connors Cited More than 70 Times in Court Cases

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Scholarship by Professor Patrick Connors has been cited 77 times by a variety of court systems, including the New York State Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, dating back to 1995.

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. He is also the author of the New York Practice column and the annual Court of Appeals Roundup on New York Civil Practice, which are published in the New York Law Journal. From 1992 through 2003, he was a Reporter for the Committee on New York Pattern Jury Instructions (“PJI”), 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.

Recent presentations include:

  • Moderating a six-member panel addressing issues arising for woman as judges, partners and associates at the New York Court of Appeals in conjunction with the formal ceremony unveiling former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye’s portrait in the courthouse
  • Presenting a New York Civil Practice Update to the Judges of the Court of Claims at the Annual Court of Claims Judges’ Association Meeting
  • Presenting, with Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law David Siegel, a New York Civil Practice Update to the Suffolk Academy of Law

At Albany Law School, Professor Connors teaches New York Practice, Legal Ethics, and a seminar in Professional Responsibility.

Professor Connors was also recently appointed as chair to the Racing Fan Advisory Council, which will provide input and advice to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board on horse racing and wagering matters in New York state.