Author: Josh Silber

He has lectured locally and nationally for various continuing legal education providers including the New York State Trial Lawyer’s Institute, LawReviewCLE and in the subjects of medical malpractice and personal injury law. Josh is currently Dean of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, one of the most recognized providers of continuing legal education in New York.

Obama Selects Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

President Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States earlier today. Judge Sotomayor currently serves as a Justice for the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals in Manahattan.

Judge Sotomayor is a native New Yorker and graduate of Yale Law School. One of her most noteworthy decisions ended the 1995 Major League Baseball Strike ruling in favor the the players and against the owners. Her nomination will add to the diversity of the Court as Judge Sotomayor would be its first Hispanic member and second sitting female Justice.

Attorneys Join Faculty

Richard Abend and Josh Silber recently joined the faculty. They presented a lecture entitled A Practical Approach to Medical Malpractice Litigation. Josh Silber and Richard H. Abend offer an engaging discourse on the typical procedures of malpractice litigation, and outline the strategies a lawyer can employ to maximize performance in court. Topics include an overview of the components of a malpractice suit; the secrets to selecting an expert witness; issues of liability; tips on discovery; and the importance of the vetting process in separating the unsuccessful cases from the lucrative ones.

New York State Trial Lawyers Association Law Day 2009

Every year on May 1st the United States celebrates Law Day, U.S.A.. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.

On May 12, 2009 Richard Abend and Josh Silber will celebrate Law Day by attending the annual New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) Law Day Dinner. This year’s honoree is the Chief Justice of New York State, the Honorable Jonathan Lippman of the New York State Court of Appeals. The Keynote Speaker is United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

The Law Firm of Abend & Silber is proud to support NYSTLA and the Law Day 2009 celebration.

NYSTLA’s Lobby Day – Albany, NY

On behalf of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA), Richard Abend & Josh Silber will be in Albany, New York on April 27-28 visiting with several members of the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate. Lobby Day is one of most effective means of standing up for the rights of our clients as well as protecting the civil justice system. This year, we have an opportunity to roll back several regressive anti-consumer initiatives and to advocate for legislation that will bring some of New York’s archaic tort laws into the 21st Century. “The opportunity to meet face to face with the important elected officials of the State and to personally discuss the challenges our clients face fighting for justice is well worth the sacrifice of the trip” said Abend. Silber added “the relationships we make and continue to foster year after year in Albany have had a very positive effect on legislation that NYSTLA supports and on legislation that would harm our clients if made into law.”