Our managing partner Ben Rubinowitz has been asked by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy to join a group of experts throughout the country to teach lawyers to become Child Advocate Attorneys. The program, sponsored by Facebook, Baker McKenzie and NITA, will teach Corporate in-house and Public Interest Advocates how to represent vulnerable youth in children’s cases involving immigration, child welfare, juvenile justice, education and substance abuse cases. “More than ever these children need good, solid representation,” said Ben Rubinowitz “especially with what is going on with the unfortunate child separation policy recently enacted by our government. Clearly, these children have no idea how to navigate their way through the legal system and can suffer life long injuries if not represented properly. I am honored to be a part of this program.” Rubinowitz, who is donating his time, explained, “These lawyers are truly champions of children”s rights. They will make a difference. I applaud the efforts of Facebook in donating their facility and all the lawyers who are so generously giving their time to help children in their time of need. Some of these children have had their lives turned upside down, some have been forced into prostitution, some have become drug users and many are just too afraid to speak up. This is why advocates are needed.” The program will be held at Facebook’s Menlo Park facility in California from August 21 through August 24, 2018.
Our NYC Personal Injury Law Firm is proud to announced that 9 of our attorneys made it to the to 2019 Best Lawyers® list. These lawyers are:
- Marijo C. Adimey – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
- Jeffrey B. Bloom – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Our Partner, New York Personal Injury Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz, was asked to lecture and share his experience with Supreme Court Judges at the New York State Judicial Institute. Each year the Judicial Institute provides seminars for sitting Supreme Court Judges. This year Ben was asked to provide insight on Medical Malpractice cases and recent updates on central issues in the field. Joining Ben as a featured expert are the Hon. George Silver, Elizabeth Cornacchio , Charles Bach and Jeff Korek.
Our managing partner, New York Personal Injury Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz, will be a faculty member at the”Winning Cases in Federal Court” Program that will take place on two consecutive Thursday evenings, July 12 and 19, at NYCLA’s offices in New York.
During this seminar, participants will learn what they need to know to practice in federal court. The program is co-chaired by Joel M. Silverstein and by Hon. Sydney Stein.
On the first evening which covers Trial related subjects, Judge Stein will provide a “view from the bench” after each topic presentation.
For 100 years, we at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have had the privilege of representing individuals and families whose lives were torn apart in an instant because of another person’s negligent conduct.
Through our clients’ lives we see the unimaginable: pain on parents’ faces as they struggle to accept that their child is dead; pain on a child’s face when the child realizes that their Mom or Dad will not be coming home; someone trying to learn to walk again after suffering a devastating spinal cord injury; spouses realizing that their partner in life is not the same after suffering a life changing injury. At our firm we work tirelessly to right these wrongs that result in families being torn apart. Our work is motivated by the fact that every day we witness firsthand what happens to families when a loved one is injured or lost. We know our clients would do anything to make their families whole again. We know there is nothing more important to them than their health and the health, safety and well being of their family and friends.
That is why we feel obligated to speak out against the policy recently implemented by the government of separating families who seek shelter and a better life in the United States. The fact that our government is intentionally separating children from their parents and purposefully causing unbearable suffering goes against everything that we stand for. The harm that occurs when a family is torn apart, whether through negligent or intentional conduct, is irreparable. This unconscionable policy must come to an end.
Our NY personal injury attorney Christopher J. Donadio has been invited to lecture at a joint American Board of Trial Advocates and Defense Association of New York continuing legal education event titled “Frye Hearings and the Effective Use of Biomechanical Experts” which will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 5:30pm at Battery Gardens at 1 Battery Park, New York, New York. Mr. Donadio has been asked to provide a plaintiff’s attorneys perspective to the current trends in Frye hearings involving biomechanical experts.
A Frye hearing involves a hearing in front of a judge, where the judge is asked to determine whether an expert witness is permitted to testimony. The “Frye hearing” was established by the Federal District of Columbia Circuit court in Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923). “[T]he Frye test asks ‘whether the accepted techniques, when properly performed, generate results accepted as reliable within the scientific community generally.” Parker v. Mobil Oil Corp., 7 N.Y.3d 434, 446, 857 N.E.2d 1114 (2006), citing People v. Wesley, 83 N.Y.2d 417, 422, 633 N.E.2d 451 (1994).
Biomechanical experts are experts that are typically hired by defendants in motor vehicle collision cases who claim that an injured party could not have been injured by the collision due to the physics involved in the crash. Although biomechanical science has been generally recognized by the courts of New York as a science that generates results that are accepted as reliable within the scientific community, it does not mean that each and every biomechanical expert is offering testimony that is based on methods that truly are accepted.
New York Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz (our managing partner), and Jeff Korek from Gersowitz, Libo and Korek will be co chairing the 2018 edition of the “25 Trial Issues That Keep You Up In The Middle Of The Night” Seminar. Organized by the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute for the third consecutive year, this program is an informal panel discussion encouraging audience participation for attorneys trying cases faced with the many challenges capable of keeping them up through the night.
Over two evenings, June 5 and June 12 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the Honorable George Silver and an elite panel of trial attorneys including Elizabeth Cornacchio, David Dean, Judith Livingston, Richard Maltz, Daniel O’Tool, Deborah Scalise and Evan Torgan will discuss an array of perplexing issues that attorneys face during trial that require fast, strategic thinking.
Some of the subjects discussed will include
Our partner, New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Jeffrey Bloom, will be the Program Chair of the “Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer” seminar organized by the New York State Bar Association. Richard Steigman who is also a partner at our firm will be a speaker and will provide an Overview of the Governing Laws related to such cases.
During this seminar participants will learn how to handle the failure to diagnose breast cancer medical malpractice case. Featuring nationally recognized medical experts in oncology and cancer detection, the morning session will cover the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of breast cancer and provide attendees with an understanding of the medical background necessary to handle these cases. During the afternoon portion of the program leading medical malpractice trial attorneys will present an overview of case selection, trial strategies and the art of explaining technical medical concepts to jurors.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this area of law.
Our NY and NJ personal injury attorney Christopher J. Donadio has been invited to lecture at the New Jersey Association for Justice’s annual Boardwalk Seminar, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Mr. Donadio’s lecture, entitled “Helping the Jury Understand Damages,” will be a part of “The Medicine for Lawyers: the Missing Damages” continuing legal education program.
Too often, jurors fail to fully appreciate the harm that injured plaintiffs have suffered because they equate what has happened to the plaintiff to their own, less severe experiences. As a trial lawyer it is imperative to ensure that the jurors consider what has occurred specifically to the injured plaintiff and not anyone else. This lecture will teach various techniques on how to educate the jury on the relevant anatomy, how to provide extreme detailed descriptions of the injuries, how to creatively use diagnostic films, and how to use detail intensive medical illustrations, to focus the jury on the harm suffered by the plaintiff, and prevent the jury from deciding damages based on their own experiences. The lecture will provide examples of these techniques from recent trials.
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