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Lawyer Andrew Finkelstein to Discuss Trial Presentation

New York, June 18, 2020: Trial advocacy is both an art and a science, and the skills required to practice it successfully come with experience—although many attorneys stop honing those skills when they focus on other specialties after graduating from law school.

Personal injury attorney Andrew Finkelstein, managing partner of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP, shares his experiences with lawyers looking to sharpen those skills in his online presentation on Virtual Voire Dire and Focus Groups though the Trial School on Friday, June 12, at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Finkelstein’s presentation drew on his years of courtroom experience to explain how Trial School members can use this innovative new program to refine their voire dire skills, test cases through virtual focus groups, and practice opening and closing statements as well as direct and cross examinations. Following the overview, Mel Orchard and Jim Perdue Jr. joined Finkelstein to provide virtual mock voire dire demonstrations that highlight different methods of approach and show how the program works.

Finkelstein is a noted consumer activist and accomplished litigator, and also a natural educator who holds practice sessions with trial lawyers to test messages and strategies through focus groups. His dedication to both litigation and teaching has helped his firm consistently achieve seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements for clients throughout his career. He’s a New York-based personal injury lawyer and a graduate of Syracuse University and Brooklyn Law School.

In his time serving pro bono as captain of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Finkelstein and his firm secured more than $10 million for victims, which earned him an honor by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He’s also a frequent lecturer at the Finkelstein & Partners Center for Continuing Legal Education and a professor at the renowned Keenan Trial Lawyer College. Finkelstein was inspired to participate by the Trial School’s mission to educate lawyers without a profit motive.

The Virtual Voire Dire and Focus Group Program overview presentation is free to all Trial School members. Trial School membership is limited to lawyers who represent individuals rather than companies or corporations. You can learn more on their website at, where you can also sign up for the presentation, which is presented free on Zoom. The entire program is free to Trial School members, plus costs to pay for mock jurors.