Category: Announcements

Richard Abend Named 2011 Super Lawyers Rising Star List

RICHARD ABEND has been named to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Star list as one of the top attorneys in New York State for 2011.

No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

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Abend and Silber Speak About New Rules Regarding Fee Splitting

In connection with Hudson Valley Bank’s Continuing Legal Education Program, Richard Abend and Josh Silber will be lecturing on the recent updates to the Rules of Professional Conduct as they apply to referral fees and fee sharing arrangements. The program is entitled “Ethics of Referral Fees: Money for Nothing or A Trap for The Unwary” and is accredited by the CUNY Law School. The program will be held at 8:00 a.m. on December 10, 2009 at the Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York City.

Josh Silber Named to Trial Lawyers Board of Directors

Josh Silber has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). A member since 1997, he begins a three year term on the Board of Directors.

For over 55 years, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association has worked to protect New York’s civil justice system, fighting against legislative initiatives that threaten to limit the rights of injured consumers. These threats now exist at the federal, state, and city levels, making NYSTLA a crucially important voice for the voiceless. Our mission: “To promote a safer and healthier society, to assure access to the civil justice system by those who are wrongfully injured and to advance representation of the public by ethical, well-trained lawyers.”

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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.