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Personal Injury Attorney Ben RubinowitzOur managing partner Ben Rubinowitz will be a faculty member of the  “Weekend with the Stars: The Power of Persuasion” seminar organized by the American Association for Justice and presented by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. The seminar will take place at the Westin New York in Time Square on December 7th and December 8th 2018. This year the seminar will focus on modern or innovative trial advocacy techniques. Participants will learn:

  • To maximize their impact with storyboards
  • To build a successful foundation for a winning case
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New York Personal Injury Attorneys Rubinowitz and TorganIn their latest Trial Advocacy Column in the New York Law Journal, Top New York Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan write: To be effective with cross-examination, the trial attorney must know what her objective is and how to get there. All crosses must start at the end—with what attorney intends to prove. Once the attorney knows what she intends to prove, she can use different techniques such as changing the tone of her voice, focusing the question for the witness, asking low risk open ended questions and making statements with a question at the end.

Read the complete article in the New York Law Journal

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Personal Injury Attorney Ben RubinowitzOur managing partner Ben Rubinowitz will be speaking at the Meadowlands Seminar 2018 on November 14th 2018. Organized by the New Jersey Association for Justice, the seminar will focus on Case Framing.

In the first part of the program, Mark Mandell from Mandell Shwartz & Boisclair in Providence, RI will introduce the concept of Case Framing to participants. In the second part, Ben Rubinowitz will explain how to Create Echoes by developing, reinforcing and  successfully presenting your theory of the case to the trier of facts.

The Seminar will take place at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is restricted to regular members of the NJAJ.

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New York Personal Injury Peter SagirOur Partner, New York Personal Injury Attorney Peter J. Saghir, recently served as a faculty member of the Northeast Building Trial Skills program for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at Hofstra University August 7 – 12.

Each year practicing attorneys participate in the program to develop and hone their trial skills. Peter was asked to critique and provide insight to the attorneys participating in the program.

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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.

NYC Personal Injury Attorney Ben Rubinowitz at recent presentation

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Personal Injury Attorney Ben RubinowitzOur 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.

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New York Personal Injury Attorney Christopher DonadioOur 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.

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NYC personal injury lawyer Ben RubinowitzJeff KorekNew 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

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Personal Injury Attorney Ben RubinowitzOur managing partner, New York Personal Injury Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz, will be a member of the Faculty at the CLE Live Event “Case Framing, The Science and Art of Advocacy” that will take place May 4th and 5th at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA.

Building a case a jury can believe in is fundamental to obtaining a favorable verdict. Renowned Rhode Island trial attorney Mark Mandell designed and built the Case Framing Model to do precisely that. This model is based on the idea that “just verdicts result when everything presented at trial is framed and sequenced to focus juror attention on the points you most want to make.” The key, then, is to focus the jury’s attention on what really matters.

Mark has created a two-day seminar to teach the fundamentals of Case Framing. The program begins with an introduction to Case Framing, then delves into the latest developments in decision science and psychology, and ultimately finishes with practical guidance on how to apply the model to your cases.

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New York Car Accident Attorney Marijo AdimeyOur partner, NYC auto accident attorney Marijo Adimey is a Program Faculty Member for “Keeping Current with New York Automobile Litigation “, a yearly seminar organised by the New York State Bar Association. She will be speaking Today at the Long Island Melvin Marriott and on March 1st at the CFA Society in Manhattan. During her presentation Marijo will demonstrate how to take a meaningful deposition in an automobile accident case. Other subjects covered in the seminar include:

  • Update and refresher on no-fault litigation coverage,
  • New York’s no-fault threshold laws,