New York Law Journal Articles

Evan Torgan co-authors a regular column with his friend and colleague, Ben Rubinowitz, entitled, "Trial Advocacy," for the New York Law Journal, the daily newspaper for attorneys in New York State. The column discusses some of the techniques required for successful outcomes at trial.
Many of the actual articles are posted on this site.

   

Jury Selection: Dealing with Damages in Era of Tort Reform - Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Cross Examination of the Defense Economist - Friday, October 31, 2008

The Art of Jury Selection: Working With Challenges - Friday, August 29, 2008

Getting the Picture: Using Exhibits Throughout a Trial - Thursday, July 31, 2008

Prep Is Key to Cross-Exam of Examining Medical Witness - Thursday, May 29, 2008

Proving Damages in a Wrongful Death Case - Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Jury Selection: Time Constraints and Weaknesses in Cases - Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Using Operative Terms From Jury Charge in Cross-Exam - Thursday, July 26, 2007

Authoritative Texts and Cross-Exam of Medical Experts - Thursday, June 7, 2007

Hypothetical Questions on Cross -December 29, 2006

Common Mistakes and Simple Remedies-September 21, 2006

Introduction of Exhibits in Civil Cases- July 25, 2006

Impeachment With a Prior Inconsistent Statement - January 06, 2006

Who's Up First? Issues Related to Order of Summation - October 25, 2005

The Trial of a Soft Tissue Injury Motor Vehicle Case - September 21, 2005

The Virtue of Patience: Setting Up Expert Witness on Cross-Exam - July 27, 2005

The Opening Statement in the Herniated Disc Case - May 5, 2005

Medical Malpractice: Using Defendants' Evidence Against Them - December 30, 2004

Voir Dire in Medical Negligence Cases: A Plaintiff's Perspective - October 28, 2004

Tips on Narrative Direct Examination - September 23, 2004

The Use of Photographs in Personal Injury Cases - July 29, 2004

Direct Examination of a Hostile Witness - May 6, 2004

Golden Rule Violations: Placing the Jury in the Shoes of Your Client - December 30, 2003

The Cross-Examination of the Radiologist in a Soft Tissue Case - November 3, 2003

The Deposition as a Tool for Trial - September 23, 2003

Economic Testimony: From Lay Witness to Economist - July 31, 2003

Cross-Examination of Medical Doctors: Recurrent Themes - May 9, 2003

The "Freeze-Frame" Technique: A Method for Exposing Key Points - November 29, 2002

Direct Examination: The Basics - October 29, 2002

The Voice of Reason: A Powerful Approach to Cross-Examination - August 19, 2002

Cross Examination: The Basics - July 31, 2002

Focusing on the Negative in an Independent Medical Exam - May 15, 2002

Dealing With Monetary Damages From Voir Dire to Summation - November 29, 2001

The Take of the Tape: Dealing With Video Surveillance of Your Client - October 29, 2001

The Use of the Analogy During Trial - August 22, 2001

Cross-Exam of Vocational Rehabilitation Experts - July 31, 2001

The Use of the Rhetorical Question on Summation - May 16, 2001

Direct Examination of a Medical Expert - November 28, 2000

The Opening Statement - October 24, 2000

Cross-Examination of a Medical Expert: Collateral Attack - August 22, 2000

Cross-Examination of a Medical Expert - July 25, 2000

Some Tips on Rules, Time Constraints, Questioning Techniques - May 23, 2000

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