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Michael S.  Ross, Esq.

Michael S. Ross is the principal of the Law Offices of Michael S. Ross, where he concentrates
his practice in attorney ethics and professional responsibility matters. He is a former Assistant
United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Southern District of New York and also
served as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County. Mr. Ross has been an Adjunct Professor at
the Benjamin
N. Cardozo School of Law for forty years, and has taught a variety of courses in Criminal and Civil
Litigation; Appellate Advocacy; Judicial Administration; and Professional Responsibility. Mr. Ross
currently teaches Litigation Ethics at Cardozo Law School during both the Fall and Spring semesters
and simultaneously, for the last fourteen years, he has taught Professional Responsibility at
Brooklyn Law School during the Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. He co-founded in 1983 Cardozo
Law School’s annual two-week Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and for more than three and a half
decades, has served in roles as the Executive Director, Team Leader or Instructor/Lecturer of the
program.

Mr. Ross has lectured widely on ethics-related topics to organizations such as the American Bar
Association (“A.B.A.”), the Practicing Law Institute, the Appellate Divisions of the First, Second
and Third Judicial Departments, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York
State Judicial Institute, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the New York State Bar
Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association
and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Ross has served as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional
Discipline; the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force On Lawyer Advertising; the New York
County Lawyers’ Association’s Committee on Professional Discipline; the New York State Bar
Association’s Special Committee on the Unlawful Practice of Law; the New York State Bar
Association’s Special Committee on Procedures for Judicial Discipline; and the New York State Bar
Association’s Committee on Mass Disasters. He previously served for a number of terms on the
Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Committee on Professional Discipline.

Mr. Ross completed a five-year tenure as an appointed member of the New York State
Continuing Legal Education Board, which, among other things, formulates CLE guidelines in the
State. Mr. Ross has chaired the A.B.A.’s Grand Jury Committee and the City Bar Association’s
Committee on Criminal Advocacy. He previously served as the A.B.A. Criminal Justice Section’s
liaison to the
A.B.A. Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and was an appointed member of
the A.B.A.’s Special “Criminal Justice In Crisis Committee.”

Among his writings, Mr. Ross has co-authored a chapter on “Client and Witness Perjury,” for the
A.B.A.’s Section of Litigation ethics t itigation
Ethics: Course
Materials For Continuing Legal Education.

Programs by Michael S.  Ross, Esq..

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Program Number
30157
Program Date
2020-06-08
Category
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