Steven Epstein Delivers Opening Lecture at NYSBA Trial Academy

In a notable event at the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) in Albany, NY, Steven Epstein, a founding partner at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP, and head of the firm’s DWI and Vehicular Crimes group, delivered the opening lecture at the NYSBA Trial Academy. This year's Trial Academy, held from April 6 to April 10, 2024, at 1 Elk Street, Albany, New York, focuses on a comprehensive approach to trial techniques, emphasizing Theories, Themes, and Storytelling.

Steven Epstein, with over 31 years of experience in DWI and criminal defense, is recognized as one of the country’s foremost DWI attorneys. His expertise in forensic and scientific issues, such as blood and breath test evidence, has not only won him accolades but also a position appointed by Governor Hochul on the New York State Commission on Forensic Science. His role in developing standards and accreditation programs for forensic laboratories across New York State is pivotal.

The Trial Academy is designed to offer both new and experienced attorneys a hands-on learning experience, covering all aspects of the trial process from Jury Selection to Closing Arguments. Participants are divided into small groups to practice and receive feedback, enhancing their skills in a supportive environment. The program, approved for up to 31 MCLE credit hours, is a testament to the NYSBA's commitment to continuing legal education and professional development.

Steven Epstein’s lecture at the Trial Academy underscores the importance of storytelling in the courtroom. His approach to DWI defense, combining rigorous scientific analysis with compelling narrative techniques, has not only shaped the careers of thousands of attorneys through his educational programs but also significantly impacted the legal landscape in New York and beyond.

For those interested in the intersection of law, science, and effective communication, Steven Epstein’s contributions to the field are both inspiring and instructive. His work exemplifies the power of dedicated legal advocacy and the critical role of education in advancing the practice of law.