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Interpreting FRCP 6(a) with Professor Patrick M. Connors

  • February 28, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Webinar

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Members, please join us for a presentation by Patrick M. Connors, the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School where he teaches New York Practice and Legal Ethics.

FRCP 6, entitled “Computing and Extending Time; Time for Motion Papers,” provides the method for computing time periods “specified in [the FRCP], in any local rule or court order, or in any statute that does not specify a method of computing time.” FRCP 6(a). Professor Connors will discuss certain aspects of this Rule, especially the difficulties that can be encountered with State holidays. He will focus primarily on the points outlined in the Opinion Letter: Interpreting Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) 6(a)(6)(C)

Patrick M. Connors is the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School where he teaches New York Practice and Legal Ethics. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law where he taught Professional Responsibility from 1991 to 1999.  He received his B.A. degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. degree from St. John’s Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review and research assistant to Professor David D. Siegel.  Upon graduation from St. John’s in 1988, Professor Connors served as a personal law clerk to Judge Richard D. Simons of the New York Court of Appeals until 1991. From 1991 until May of 2000 he was an associate and then member of the litigation department at Hancock & Estabrook, LLP, in Syracuse, New York.  Read full bio here

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