Tuesdays, January 26 & February 9, 2016 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM



Jan. 26th (3 Skills)

Feb. 9th (1 Ethics & 2 Skills)


This seminar will cover 25+ trial issues that keep you up in the middle of the night. Over two evenings, come hear seven Trial Attorneys, an Ethics Attorney and the Honorable Douglas E. McKeon discuss those items that trial attorneys face during a trial that require fast and strategic thinking.
Some of the key issues that will be discussed are:

• How some of the City’s best trial attorneys handle collateral attacks on expert witnesses and when collateral attacks are avoided
• What type of lay witness can bolster your case? 
• How to handle the issue of medical expenses 
• The most effective ways to come away with the real “Take” number and how to deal with “unrealistic” offers & defendants who refuse to make offers based on “unrealistic” demands
• When to introduce money amounts you are seeking
• Should you use a particular lead-off witness (i.e.,
expert, lay witness, damages witness, wife, husband, etc.)? 
• Sure fire ways of getting your experts to be on the same page and to be completely prepared for cross-examination 
• How to deal with a difficult judge or one that appears to have taken sides
• What do you do with a sleeping juror during trial (heaven forbid during the trial or summation)?
• How to get into the nitty gritty of when “less is more” in terms of calling experts and when “more is more”
• When you should discuss money with your jurors (are you still using the genie in the bottle anecdote, the help wanted ad, the Van Gogh painting examples?)
• How some of the city’s best trial attorneys handle clients who have "challenges" i.e. drug use, criminal records, intoxication, etc.
• What constitutes a favorable verdict sheet to your client and what the judge’s input is as to what constitutes a fair verdict sheet 
• Some of the most common problems with contingency fees:
   - How to handle substitutions
   - Fee divisions
   - Lawyers’ liens, etc.

There will be a Q & A and a  panel  discussion to collectively discuss & share thoughts  on how to effectively handle the most difficult problems. 





Co-Chair: Jeff S. Korek, Esq.
Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C.


Co-Chair: Ben B. Rubinowitz, Esq.
Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf


Jan. 26


Hon. Douglas E. McKeon

Administrative Judge, Civil & Criminal Matters, Bronx County, 12th JD


Judith Livingston, Esq.
Kramer Dillof Livingston & Moore
Evan Torgan, Esq.
Torgan Cooper & Aaron, P.C.


Feb. 9th 


Robin Gregory, Esq.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP


Alan Kaminsky, Esq. 
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Richard M. Maltz, Esq.
Counsel to Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC
Daniel O'Toole, Esq.
Block O'Toole & Murphy



Not available to attend live or livestream the program that day? No worries! You can order this great CLE program on CD or DVD here.


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.