Trial Advocacy Program

Hosted by the Litigation Committee

NY CLE: 6 Credits in Skills, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Tristan Loanzon, Principal, Loanzon LLP

Keynote Speaker: Hon. Lorna G. Schofield, SDNY
Mark Berman, Partner, Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP
Anna Mercado Clark, Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP
Joe Gim, Sr. Assistant DA, Nassau Cty. DA Office
Kenneth Lee, Partner, Levine Lee LLP
Steve Madra, VP, Policy and Regulations, Global Dynamic Group
David Mou, Counsel, Aircraft Lighting International, Inc.
Kevin Murphy, Partner, Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP
Victor Olds, Chief, Professional Responsibility Bur., Bronx DA
 Yasuhiro Saito, Partner, Saito Law Group PLLC
Manisha M. Sheth, Exec. Deputy Atty. General, New York State
Vinoo Varghese, Principal, Varghese & Associates P.C.
Rodney Villazor, Partner, Smith Villazor LLP
Sam Yee, Attorney, New York City Police Department

Started in 2012, AABANY’s Trial Advocacy Program (TAP) provides participants with the chance to conduct their own opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, and closing statements, all while receiving personalized feedback from our experienced faculty members. Participants are assigned a partner and receive the course materials in advance of the program to prepare. TAP also includes morning and afternoon panels on effective trial advocacy featuring distinguished and experienced litigators. This year, TAP is honored to feature as its keynote speaker Judge Lorna G. Schofield of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

This is a standalone program.  Registrants who choose to participate in TAP must attend TAP ONLY.  Please use the registration links below to enroll in the Trial Advocacy Program:

AABANY member registration:

Non-member registration: