NYS Trial Lawyer’s Institute Presents “Trying Your First Case”


nystla-abend-silber-bannerJosh Silber to Chair NYSTLA’s “Trying Your First Case: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask” on February 18, 2015 and February 25, 2015.  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.

Seminar faculty includes top trial lawyers and learned members of the judiciary.  The seminar will highlight the anatomy of a New York personal injury trial.  The New York State Trial Lawyer’s Institute has been ranked the number one provider for Continuing Legal Education by the NY Law Journal in 2013 and 2014.



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


Download PDF: Trying Your First Case 2015