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The Mentor Esq
92 minutes | 10 days ago
CLE: Taking the "Umm..." out of SUM/UM Coverage
In Andrew's current CLE series, "How to Litigate a Personal Injury Case", the topic of SUM and UM coverage has come up several times. In fact, it came up so many times during the Q&A sessions that the Mentor, Esq. worked with the Academy to do an entire CLE on the topic! If you are listening and would like to answer the poll in the program for CLE credit, you can do so by emailing the Academy at email@example.com. Contact Andrew Smiley at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.smileylaw.com/podcast
84 minutes | 24 days ago
CLE: How to Successfully Litigate a Personal Injury Case Series Part 2
On February 3, Andrew conducted Part 2 of “How to Successfully Litigate a Personal Injury Case,” a CLE series he is presenting with the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. In this episode, he discusses early settlement, jurisdiction, venue, and commencing the lawsuit itself. If you are listening and would like to enter the code for CLE credit, you can do so by clicking here. Contact Andrew Smiley at Andrew@thementoresq.com www.smileylaw.com/podcast
56 minutes | a month ago
Season 2 - Episode 9: Racing Cars with Chris Paiz
This week, Andrew interviews Chris Paiz, a fellow lawyer and car racing enthusiast. Cars are a passion for both Andrew and Chris, and as they talk about their respective experiences in the world of simulated auto racing (and their love of Porsches), they also share how this hobby has impacted their lives and careers, and the qualities of auto racing that can be applied in the courtroom, too. Chris can be contacted via email at Paiz.email@example.com, and his Twitch stream is twitch.tv/racing_lawyer. You can reach Andrew at Andrew@thementoresq.com. smileylaw.com/podcast
79 minutes | 2 months ago
CLE: How to Successfully Litigate a Personal Injury Case Series Part 1
On January 6th, Andrew conducted Part 1 of “How to Successfully Litigate a Personal Injury Case,” a CLE series he is presenting with the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. In this episode, he discusses the start of the process, including getting the case, investigating the details, and preparing to file. If you are listening and would like to enter the code for CLE credit, you can do so by clicking here. Contact Andrew Smiley at Andrew@thementoresq.com www.smileylaw.com/podcast
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Season 2 - Episode 8: An Interview with Brooklyn, New York's DA Eric Gonzalez
In this week's episode, Andrew welcomes the District Attorney of Kings County in Brooklyn, New York, Eric Gonzalez. Over the course of the hour, DA Gonzalez discusses his journey from his Brooklyn roots to becoming the first district attorney of Hispanic heritage in New York State, failings he has seen in the justice system around him, and the initiatives he and his staff have taken to make Brooklyn a better place. You can find DA Gonzalez online at http://www.brooklynda.org/, on Facebook and Twitter at @BrooklynDA, and on Instagram at @BrooklynDAOffice. For more information about Justice 2020, his study about wrongful convictions, the lawsuit with ICE, or the steps DA Gonzalez have taken to change their approach to drug prosecution, visit the links below. --- For information about the reform platform, Justice 2020: http://brooklynda.org/justice2020/ For a press release analyzing overturned wrongful convictions: http://brooklynda.org/2020/07/09/brooklyn-district-attorney-publishes-report-that-analyzes-and-presents-the-findings-of-his-conviction-review-unit/ Announcement of first in the nation Post-Conviction justice Bureau: http://brooklynda.org/2019/04/17/brooklyn-district-attorney-eric-gonzalez-announces-dedicated-post-conviction-justice-bureau-that-will-include-parole-and-clemency-unit-sealing-unit-and-nationally-recognized-conviction-review-unit/ For more information about ICE Lawsuit victory: http://brooklynda.org/2020/06/11/district-attorney-gonzalez-and-attorney-general-james-win-lawsuit-against-trump-administrations-illegal-policy-of-making-ice-arrests-at-state-courthouses/ -- Andrew@thementoresq.com www.smileylaw.com/podcast
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Season 2 - Episode 7: Fighting Through the Dark
Andrew welcomes special guest and trial attorney with London Fischer, Cliff Aaron. Cliff is a frequent lecturer for the Defense Research Institute, as well as the New York County Lawyers’ Association. In this episode, Andrew and Cliff discuss the challenges Cliff faces while navigating the legal world after losing his sight almost 30 years ago. Contact or Learn More about Cliff Aaron Here Contact Andrew Smiley at Andrew@thementoresq.com www.smileylaw.com/podcast
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Season 2 - Episode 6: The Introverted Lawyer - Feat Prof. Heidi Brown
Andrew welcomes special guest and the author of "The Introverted Lawyer," Prof. Heidi Brown. In this episode, Andrew and Heidi discuss topics from her book, including what it means to be introverted, how to thrive as an introverted attorney, and how firms can play a role in their success. You can learn more about Heidi by visiting her Website: http://www.theintrovertedlawyer.com
83 minutes | 5 months ago
Season 2 - Episode 5: Working with Experts
Learn how to effectively use experts to build and win your case and earn a CLE credit by listening to this episode. Past President of The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Andrew Smiley, will show you how to utilize experts to build a substantial liability and damages case. This course will cover the effective use of experts in the field of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, human factors, economics, vocational assessments, life care plans, and many more! The event will be worth 1 Skills Credit and is suitable for experienced and newly admitted attorneys. To submit your code for CLE credits, please visit www.TheMentorEsq.com and click Season 2, Episode 5.
78 minutes | 5 months ago
Season 2 - Episode 4: Special Guest Arthur Aidala Esq
In Episode 4 of Season 3 of The Mentor Esq., "Special Guest: Arthur Aidala, Esq.," Andrew welcomes his long time friend, Arthur Aidala Esq., who is a famed criminal defense attorney, and Harvey Weinstein's counsel. Andrew and Arthur will cover a wide range of topics, including how they got started, the importance of family and legal mentors, and take a behind the scenes look at some of Arthur's high profile cases. Among the highlights of his trial cases are the successful defense of NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor in Federal Court, obtaining a full acquittal of William Rapetti in the New York City crane collapse case, and securing a mistrial of real estate developer Abe Hirshfeld in his "Murder for Hire" case.
57 minutes | 6 months ago
Season 2 - Episode 3: Secrets of Litigating a Fitness Injury Case
In Episode 3 of Season 2 of The Mentor Esq., "Secrets of Litigating a Fitness Injury Case," Andrew will dive into the must-know secrets when litigating a fitness injury case. Andrew is an avid sports enthusiast. Whether it be playing tennis daily to yoga to Muay Thai Kickboxing, Andrew has a deep connection to the fitness industry personally and professionally. In this episode, Andrew will cover a multitude of professional development tips and key points you must cover when preparing and fighting a Fitness Injury Case, including premises liability, waivers, and personal trainer liability, whether it be at Planet Fitness, your local CrossFit box, or a martial arts training center. We would also like to thank the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers as this episode is also available for FREE Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit. Please visit www.thementoresq.com to input the verification code to receive 1 full credit and for this episode's downloadable resources.
41 minutes | 6 months ago
Season 2 - Episode 2: Roll with the Cowboys
We welcome special guest Michelle Stern. Michelle is the Executive Director of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Andrew and Michelle will discuss the unique perspective Michelle has as being one of the few women in a vastly male-dominated profession. Michelle has one of the best personalities, but she is also a down-to-earth, hard-hitting Lawyer responsible for over 3300 Trial Lawyers in New York State. Andrew and Michelle will dive into how COVID has changed the future of law in New York State and around the world. They will also dive into the importance of being a part of multiple BAR associations, and the benefits lawyers will receive, especially the information flow regarding changes in the courts during COVID and in the future.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
The Journey Forward
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of The Mentor Esq! In this episode, Andrew will discuss the professional positives from the pandemic and some tips you can apply today to help with the "New Normal," especially for Law Professionals. Andrew will also dive into what the future of Law looks like and some tips to keep your litigation skills sharp and share his transformative journey as a Lawyer over the last 5 months.
63 minutes | a year ago
Crisis Management- The Corona Virus Pandemic
In this special edition episode, Andrew covers crisis management and what steps he has taken as the Managing Partner of his Law Firm during this Worldwide Crisis. This is an unprecedented situation that we have not seen in our lifetimes, and the Corona Virus Pandemic has impacted nearly every single person around the world. Andrew will cover crucial steps that he and his firm have taken to prepare for a crisis and pointers to help you, your family, and law firm through this difficult time and future emergencies. This episode is also available for FREE Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit, please visit the www.thementoresq.com and click the "Special Edition Episode link" to input the verification code and receive 1 full credit! Also, click here for the downloadable resources!
7 minutes | a year ago
Season 1 Final Thoughts
In this episode, Andrew reflects on the past 10 episodes and says farewell to Season 1. We would love to hear your feedback as well as for you to provide us some topics and trial skills you would like Andrew to cover in Season 2. Please send Andrew your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Instagram @thementoresq
32 minutes | a year ago
Crazy Cats & Hot Nannies: Divorce Law w/ Aimee Richter, Esq.
In this episode, Andrew welcomes backs his colleague Aimee Richter, Esq. Andrew and Aimee play a round of 20 questions, and Aimee reveals some interesting things she has seen and dealt with as a divorce lawyer from crazy cats to hot nannies. This episode also provides a unique look into the less serious side of both lawyers.
28 minutes | a year ago
Killer Cross Examinations: How to Prepare and Execute
In this episode, Andrew shares his expert cross-examination skills and how you can master the cross-examination part of your trial case. Andrew J. Smiley, Esq. is a lecturer, leader, and commander of the courtroom. He is a Past President of The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and a Past President of The New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance. To contact Andrew, please either call (212) 986-2022, email email@example.com or visit www.smileylaw.com.
31 minutes | a year ago
Let’s Talk LGBTQ, Surrogacy, Family Protection with Anthony M. Brown, Esq
We bring back Anthony M. Brown, Esq., the LBGTQ rights attorney, to the show this week! Today we discuss the challenges in LBGTQ family law and surrogacy within this community. Anthony M. Brown, Esq: Founding Chairman of the Board of Men Having Babies. Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA), member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, LGBT Bar of New York, New York Attorneys for Adoption and Family Formation (NYAAFF) and the National LBGT Bar Association. Anthony is also the 2016 recipient of the Gay CityNews Impact Awards. To contact Anthony, please call (212) 953-6447, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.timeforfamilies.com.
33 minutes | a year ago
Powerful Opening Statements: How To Prepare and Deliver
In this episode, Andrew J. Smiley, Esq. shares some of the most important points to public speaking and how to prepare and deliver powerful opening statements at trial. He insists that you don’t “wing it” and that outlines are essential to success. Andrew J. Smiley, Esq. is a lecturer, leader, and commander of the courtroom. He is a Past President of The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and a Past President of The New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance. To contact Andrew, please either call (212) 986-2022, email email@example.com or visit www.smileylaw.com
31 minutes | a year ago
Triumphs & Struggles of Women in Law with Aimee Richter
Aimee Richter, Esq. where she talks about the triumphs and struggles that come with being a woman in the law industry. Aimee is a well-known and highly respected New York City attorney who has been recognized by The New York Times, Crains Business and New York Magazine as well as receiving other professional recognition and awards.
38 minutes | a year ago
Talking Civil Rights and more with Royce Russell, Esq.
Today we welcome Royce Russell, Esq., a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer. As long as you work hard, you’ll find good results. Learn from Royce through his experiences and hear about his journey. Royce Russell, Esq.: Royce specializes in Criminal Defense, False Arrest/Police Brutality (1983 Civil Rights Violations), Immigration, Contracts, Employment Law and Trademark Litigation. He has represented individuals on a variety of matters in Federal and State Court from Criminal Investigations, to Trials. He has also represented victims of Police Brutality/False Arrest (1983 Civil Rights Violations). Royce’s expertise in Immigration law has allowed him to serve as a consultant for his colleagues on criminal matters with immigration consequences. From Naturalization, Adjustment of Status to Removal/Deportation proceedings he has litigated immigration cases in Federal and various State courts. Minimizing his clients’ exposure to risk in criminal and immigration matters is of most concern — author of Cardiac Arrest: A Tactical Guide on How To Handle Unlawful Police Stops. To contact Royce, please either call (718) 292-1244, email RSquareEsq@gmail.com or visit www.cardiacarrestbook.net.
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