Judges from New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts will round out a diverse faculty of seasoned litigators and trial attorneys—including Mark Lanier of the Lanier Law Firm—at a continuing legal education seminar on Asbestos litigation on June 21, 2012 in New York, Tom Hagy, HB Litigation Conferences CEO, has announced.

The conference, Trying an Asbestos Case — How To Get the ‘W’ is chaired by Jeffrey King of K&L Gates of Boston and Richard Meadow from the New York office of The Lanier Law Firm. The event is presented in collaboration with West LegalEdcenter, a Thomson Reuters business.

“This seminar will focus on Asbestos litigation in the Northeast, a traditional hotbed for this mass tort, with special sessions and updates on Asbestos litigation in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and Pennsylvania,” said Hagy.

Other topics include: consolidation issues; ethical considerations involved with global settlements; industrial hygiene essentials; appellate issues; and the intersection of litigation and trust claims. It will also feature a mock jury session and will close with a judicial roundtable featuring: Hon. Richard Aulisi, Fulton County Supreme Court, N.Y.; Hon. Victor J. DiNubile, Jr., Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; Hon. Charles Hely, Massachusetts Superior Court; and Hon. Martin Shulman, New York Supreme Court.

“We are also very happy to feature a keynote speech by prominent litigator Mark Lanier, who is always lively, entertaining and also highly informative,” said Hagy.

Credited with securing one of the largest asbestos verdicts in U.S. history, Keynote Speaker Mark Lanier is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States.

“Although specifically designed for Asbestos attorneys, the program should be of interest to any practicing mass tort attorney,” Hagy added.

There are a limited number of free seats set aside for in-house counsel, media and sitting judges. HB is also offering 50% off registrations for teams of outside counsel who register along with their clients. Contact Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x212 to register.

HB Litigation Conferences is a nationwide provider of CLE programs for litigators and in-house counsel. For more information visit HB’s website at www.LitigationConferences.com.