All attorneys must abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct, but many fail to realize that similar requirements apply to most individuals providing expert testimony. These standards can provide ammunition for impeachment when expert witnesses fail to abide by the ethical requirements of their field.
Are you disciplined enough to keep going even when you’re tired? Practicing law can feel like an endurance test, but discipline is critical if you want to be a champion trial lawyer.
In the last episode of Trial Lawyers University (click to listen), Dan Ambrose is joined by veteran trial lawyer Ben Rubinowitz, our Managing Partner. As a leading trial lawyer, Ben’s successes include 28 verdicts and over 180 settlements in excess of one million dollars in cases arising out of car accidents, premises accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, civil rights violations and product liability.
Tune in as Dan and Ben discuss how discipline is the key to success as a trial lawyer, why virtual trials are a bad idea, and the time that Ben interrupted the best opening statement of his life to jump over a jury box and render CPR to a juror.
If you’ve ever been captivated by courtroom dramas, chances are you’ve wondered about the intricate dance that is cross-examination. It’s the moment when a trial lawyer takes center stage, deftly questioning a witness from the opposing side. It’s a battle of wits, a strategic display of skill, and an art form all its own. And now, an opportunity to unravel the secrets behind a “killer cross” is just around the corner.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 12th, as the renowned trial lawyer, Ben Rubinowitz, steps into the spotlight at the Golden Gate University School of Law’s Litigation Center. With a reputation that precedes him, Rubinowitz is set to share his wisdom, experience, and insights on mastering the art of cross-examination.
What to Expect:
Are you a legal professional looking to enhance your trial advocacy skills and achieve greater success in the courtroom? We invite you to attend Trial School, a one-day event taking place on July 19th in White Plains, NY. Led by renowned faculty members Ben Rubinowitz, Jeff Korek, and Andrew Finkelstein, this program offers invaluable insights and practical strategies to elevate your courtroom performance. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from respected figures in the field and network with peers who share your passion for the law.
Exploring the Intricacies of Jury Selection: One of the crucial elements in a successful trial is selecting the right jury. At Trial School, you will delve into the intricacies of jury selection and learn how to identify potential biases and prejudices. Discover effective techniques for striking a balance between objective analysis and intuitive decision-making, enabling you to build a persuasive case from the start.
Mastering the Art of Cross-Examination: Cross-examination is an art that requires meticulous planning, quick thinking, and effective communication skills. During this program, you will gain comprehensive knowledge of cross-examination techniques that can help you challenge witness testimony, highlight inconsistencies, and strengthen your case. Learn from experienced practitioners who will share their insights and guide you through real-life scenarios.
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, The New York State Trial Lawyers Association is hosting a daylong continuing legal education (CLE) master series. This event offers a unique opportunity to gain insights from some of the most successful trial attorneys of the past half-century. The faculty, chaired by our esteemed managing partner Ben Rubinowitz and featuring our partner Marijo Adimey, collectively represent over 200 years of invaluable experience. NYSTLA President Thomas P. Valet describes this event as an “unprecedented coming together” of legal talent.
Don’t miss out on this exceptional event! Join us tomorrow for a day filled with enriching discussions and invaluable knowledge-sharing. Register now to secure your spot at this esteemed webinar panel.
Our managing partner, Ben Rubinowitz, will chair the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute’s Master Series 2023, and our partner, Marijo Adimey, will be a faculty member. The seminar will take place on June 16, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, in person or online.
How do some of the most talented lawyers in New York consistently achieve the very best results for their clients? How do they deal with problems that have the potential to destroy their case? Over the last 35 years a small group of lawyers have repeatedly attained the very best results for their clients at trial. Learn the answers to these questions: Why did the jury return such a large award? How did the lawyer ask for money damages? How did the lawyer work with favorable and unfavorable trial evidence? How did the lawyer deal with problem areas during jury selection?
This seminar will demonstrate what these lawyers do and say in Opening Statements and Closing Arguments to achieve spectacular results. It will also focus on the way in which they dealt with tough and problematic issues during jury selection. Every member of this renowned faculty has obtained multiple million dollar verdicts. Trial demonstrations are what this program is all about. As an added bonus a portion of this program will be devoted to legal ethics at trial.
Our managing partner, Ben Rubinowitz, a top New York Trial Attorney, will be speaking about “Using the Cross Examination of Common Sense” at the Trial School Symposium that will take place in Denver, CO from November 17th to November 20, 2022.
During this 3-day event, you’ll learn and workshop the latest mixed method advocacy approaches for two of the hardest skills to master, Voir Dire and Cross Examination from a nationally recognized faculty. The program will feature an intensive program of study incorporating a combination of daily lecture presentations and small group break-out sessions each afternoon.
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Come to listen to our partner Ben Rubinowitz and other trial legends including Mark Mandell, Judy Livingston, Paul Luvera and Danielle Mason as they discuss the Case Framing theory and give you guidance on identifying issues that jurors “just can’t get over,” proving good issues, and overcoming bad issues. You’ll learn about the science behind case framing, how to adjust your discovery, and turning seemingly negative facts into facts that work to your advantage.
This webinar organized by the American Association for Justice will take place on Thursday, September 29,2022 between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm with the following Agenda:
Our partner Richard M. Steigman will chair the 2022 CPLR Update Seminar organized by the New York State Trial Lawyer Association on July 20,2022 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. He will be accompanied by Hon. John R. Higgitt, Justice of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department.
One of the key requirements of successfully managing a civil caseload is staying abreast of legislative changes and court decisions in the field of New York Civil Practice. This seminar will provide an in-depth review of these new developments, including practice tips and pitfall warnings that are invaluable for the civil litigator.
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