Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is a New York Plaintiff's personal injury law firm specializing in automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, police misconduct and all types of New York personal injury litigation.

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Our Partner Richard Steigman was the chair for the annual New York State Trial Lawyers Association Seminar CPLR 2013 Update. Hon. Ariel E. Belen, Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department (retired) Mediator,JAMS was also on the faculty. This seminar provided an in depth review of new developments, including practice tips and pitfall warnings that are invaluable for the civil litigator.

In the video below you will find an extract from the seminar. The complete course can be found for CLE credit at the online store of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association

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Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan will speak on Civil Trial Practice at the dinner to be held on January 15, 2013 at Westbury Manor, Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY 11590 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. For further information contact Crystal Brook Associates, Inc. 6 Crystal Brook Court Islip, NY 11751 Phone: 631/581-6657, FAX: 631/581-6657.

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Our Partner, Ben Rubinowitz, will be participating in this New York State Trial Lawyers seminar to be held February 6, 2013, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Hudson Valley Bank 21 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers, New York 10707. As described by NYSTLA;

Experienced trial attorneys will offer an intensive and practical analysis of the successful methods, strategies, law and mechanics of jury selection. Topics discussed will include effective and revealing juror questioning, common mistakes and how to avoid them, identifying juror bias, analyzing the meaning of certain juror responses and how to identify and sell case themes.

To Register Click Here.

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BR-thumb Our Partner Ben Rubinowitz willl Lead a NITA studio 71 Webnar on Direct Examination at Trial. As described by NITA;

“During direct examination the focus should be on the witness, not the lawyer. You want to let the witness tell the story and you can do so by asking open-ended questions designed to allow the witness to narrate the story. Framing these questions, using transitions for guidance and setting the scene will be the focus of this discussion led by Ben Rubinowitz.”

•Dates: January 30, 2013

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This presentation is part of the New York State Bar Association Construction Site Accidents seminar 2011. Howard Hershenhorn is a partner at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

Mr. Hershenhorn has extensive experience in high profile personal injury cases in the areas of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, construction accidents, municipal liability and products liability.

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Our partner Stephen Mackauf will speak at the New York City Seminar, Medical Malpractice-2012. He will discuss Deposition and Trial Examination of the Defendant. This seminar is sponsored by The New York State Bar Association and is being held State wide. The New York City Seminar is scheduled for March 9, 2012 at New York Hotel Pennsylvania 401 Seventh Avenue (at 33rd St.). For more information and to register click here.

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For more than 25 years Ben Rubinowitz has volunteered his time teaching younger, less experienced lawyers and law students how to try cases. Based on his expertise, Mr. Rubinowitz was asked to Chair the New York State Bar Association Program on Construction Site Accidents. This is an honor bestowed on very few attorneys in the State. In this video, Ben demonstrates cross examination of a construction site foreman in a New York Construction Accident, portrayed by one of his partners, Chris Sallay.

To read the fact pattern upon which this cross examination was based click below.
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Ben Rubinowitz will be the Team Leader of Building Trial Skills: National Session, one of the preeminent programs of The National Institute for Trial Advocacy. The program will be held in Louisville, Colorado from July 10-24, 2010 at The NITA Education Center.

During the two weeks you will practice, then perfect, your skills in direct/cross examinations, objections, opening statements/closing arguments, laying foundations, motion arguments, jury selection and dealing with both economic and technical expert witnesses. You can also expect to attend special presentations by noted authors and communications experts.” For more information on the program click here.

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Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan co-authored “Exposing Biased Testimony On Cross” which appeared in The New York Law Journal on February 23, 2010. The article discusses the basic elements necessary to properly attack the biased witness. The factors discussed include, Cross on Friendship, Cross On The Absence Of A Subpoena, Cross on Transportation and Cross On Refusing To Speak To The Opposing Party. After each factor a sample cross examination is presented. Rhonda E. Kay assisted in the preparation of the article.