Stephen Hoffman Presents to the New York County Lawyers Association

Steve Hoffman, a senior litigation partner at Wilk Auslander, recently delivered a talk entitled "Seeking and Opposing Motions for Summary Judgment under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure" as part of a two evening continuing legal education program at the New York County Lawyers' Association in New York City.

The Judicial Chair of the program was Hon. Richard Berman, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York.

Steve's presentation highlighted the advocacy issues involved in moving and opposing summary judgment motions and emphasized that attorneys need to persuade the court of justice of their positions in the same way as they need to persuade juries during trials.  A key technique for achieving that persuasion, is avoiding dry recitations of either the facts or legal issues involved.

The talk was accompanied by supporting, written materials addressing the legal issues and were prepared with help from Eloy Peral, an Associate at the firm.

Steve, who served as President of the New York County Lawyers' Association from 1998-2000 and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association from 2000 to the present, has delivered continuing legal education lectures at the New York County Lawyers Association on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for many years.

If you are interested in reviewing the written materials from the program, please contact Steve directly at: 212-981-2309 or via email at