The Advocate's Advantage

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Advocacy is both an art and a science. It can be taught, studied, practiced, and written about. To us, advocacy is a passion – something inside a litigator’s heart and their brain. To us, advocacy is our advantage. Through this blog, we aim to educate ourselves while also sharing resources and helping others through an online community. Here, at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the Advocacy Program is always looking for ways to further our skills and understanding of the law.

And so, The Advocate’s Advantage was born…

Haub Law Advocacy Program is ranked #13 in the nation for 2023

The Price of Obstinacy in Expert Selection

The use of expert witnesses in litigation has become so prevalent it is now routine. Often cases require the use of an expert to prove a prima facie case. For instance, without the use of a medical expert in a civil personal injury action, a plaintiff cannot prove...

Researching Efficiently for Client Billables

If you were to ask someone what things are certain in life, you would probably get the classic answer: “death and taxes.” For those in the legal field, there is one more certainty to add to that list: legal research. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in this...

To Object or Not Object, that is the Question

“OBJECTION” is a phrase so synonymous with lawyers that, should you mention to anyone that you are either in law school or a practicing litigator, they will at some point during an initial conversation utter “I object” to you. Although I am more than sure we have all...

NY Labor Law Litigation: The Gold Rich Caveat

New York Labor Law (hereinafter “Labor Law”) routinely provides Plaintiffs with access to an unjustified advantage when litigating a construction accident case.[1] To date, New York remains the only state in the country “which imposes strict liability [on general...

Hearsay

Introduction “‘That’s hearsay, I guess,’ Mr Depp told the court, which prompted laughter. The judge replied, ‘I’m not sure it’s even being offered for the truth of the matter.’”[1] If you paid attention to the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial between April 11 and June 1,...

Disability Accommodations and Advocacy

Introduction During the Fall 2022 semester, I had the opportunity to prepare with my team and observe my first law school Mock Trial competition, the Hofstra Legal-Medical Mock Trial Competition. The competition was held at the Nassau County Courthouse in Long Island...

Hearsay in New York

Time to discuss hearsay. Rather, a small bit of hearsay theory. Since hearsay is a common law principle, New York’s hearsay rules are largely similar to the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE). Hearsay is universally defined as “an out-of-court statement offered to prove...

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