Trying Your First Case: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask


February 18 & 25, 2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

This seminar has been approved for transitional and non-transitional credits.


6 Skills Credits



Every trial lawyer has had a first trial.  Some had the benefit of “second seating” a more experienced lawyer and getting a front row seat to orient them to the process of trying a case.  Others have had to rely on law school mock trials and text books and their own instincts to get them through it – hopefully with more trial than error. 


In Trying Your First Case you will be guided through the anatomy of a jury trial from the basics of preparation to the intricacies of summations and post-trial motions.  This will be an in-depth orientation to all of the facets of trial and trial preparation with some veterans of the trial bar.  Because even they had a first trial once. 


Day 1 - Wednesday, February 18th at NYSTLA - 6pm to 9pm

Day 2 - Wednesday, February 25th at NYSTLA - 6pm to 9pm



Chair: Josh Silber, Esq.,  Abend & Silber

Hon. Arlene Bluth, Supreme Court (New York County)

Hon. Anthony Cannataro, Civil Court (Bronx County)

Marc Dittenhoefer, Esq., Blank Goolnick & Dittenhoefer

Robin Gregory, Esq., Wilson Elser

Jared Hatcliffe, Esq., Senior Counsel - NYC Law Department

Susan Lanzetta, Senior Court Reporter, NYS Supreme Court, Westchester County

Michael Jaffe, Esq., Pazer Epstein & Jaffe

Michael Ronemus, Esq., Ronemus & Vilensky





New York, NY


132 Nassau Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10038

(212) 349-5890


Subway information

2 or 3 to Park Place or Fulton Street

4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge

A or C to Broadway Nassau

R to City Hall

Cancellation Policy

NYSTLI requires 24 hour prior notice to cancel seminar attendance.
No refunds will be given for later cancellations, or once the seminar begins.