NYSBA Offers Online Referral Tool


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For more than a decade, Lisa M. Nousek has served as a partner with Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, based in Armonk, New York. In conjunction with her legal practice, Lisa M. Nousek is an active member of the New York State Bar Association.

New York residents now have a new tool at their disposal when they need to find a nearby lawyer that can help with their specific legal issues. The New York State Bar Association, in a joint effort with Legal.io, has launched a web portal that individuals can use round-the-clock.

The new website, nysbalris.legal.io, offers a simple, confidential process. Clients will need to fill out a brief questionnaire highlighting their specific legal questions, and to provide the area of New York State in which they currently reside. NYSBA staff will review the responses and refer issues to attorneys practicing in close proximity to the customers. The referral service is offered at no cost to users. There is a $35 fee if a client chooses to have a 30-minute consultation with a lawyer referred through the site. There is, however, no obligation to retain that specific lawyer as counsel.


The NYSBA’s 13th Annual International Estate Planning Institute


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A partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Lisa M. Nousek practices complex civil litigation and commercial law. Active in her broader professional community, Lisa M. Nousek maintains membership in the New York State Bar Association, which will hold its 13th Annual International Estate Planning Institute on March 23 and 24, 2017.

The 13th Annual International Estate Planning Institute will take place at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City. The event brings together estate and trust practitioners, investment advisors, tax attorneys, accountants, and bankers from around the globe to listen as the leading thinkers in their fields discuss developments in a number of areas related to estate planning, including cross-border planning. In addition, the event will provide opportunities for attendees to network and ask faculty questions related to estate planning.

The institute offers attendees 13 Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits, 12 in the Professional Practice category and one in the area of Ethics. Further, certified public accountants in New York and New Jersey can earn two Continuing Professional Education credits.

Product Liability – Types of Defects

A member of the New York State Bar Association, Lisa M. Nousek has nearly a decade of experience practicing law in the New York area. Lisa M. Nousek is a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP and handles civil litigations, including product liability.

A safeguard for consumers, product liability holds a manufacturer, wholesaler, and retail store owner responsible for damages caused by its products. Considered a strict liability offense, product liability weighs heavily on the defectiveness of a product. Attorneys handling a product liability case must provide sufficient evidence to prove that product was flawed in design, manufacturing, or marketing.

Design defect predates product manufacturing. While a product may fulfill its purpose, the design can cause unnecessary harm to consumers. A plaintiff who wishes to argue a case based on design defect must provide a hypothetical alternative design that offers safer features, carries out the intended use, and maintains economic viability.

A manufacturing defect occurs during the creation of a product. Typically, a manufacturing defect only affects a small amount of products within a larger batch being produced. The item strays from the original design, and therefore becomes a dangerous product for consumers.

The final defect involves marketing, which requires proper disclosure of all product dangers. In addition, a marketing defect is caused with the distribution of improper product instructions.