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ISOB Names Robert Stein State Chair

Robert A. Stein of The Stein Law Firm, PLLC has been named the New Hampshire State Chairman of the International Society of Barristers, a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to honor the great advocates of the legal profession, and to encourage younger lawyers into the specialty of advocacy.  Today, the ISOB counts only 650 members among its ranks worldwide, the smallest—and arguably most selective—of the major legal societies and associations.

As state chairman, Stein’s main responsibility will be to identify possible new members in advance of the ISOB’s annual meeting.  “The ISOB is a preeminent group of preeminent lawyers around the world,” he notes. “Being able to help uphold its mission is a task I take very seriously.”

Prior to his appointment as state chair, Stein—who has been a member of the ISOB since 1995—spent six years on its Board of Governors, and was also President of the ISOB Foundation, an arm of the ISOB that gives money to advocacy organizations that promote the jury system, among other grants.

Founded in 2004 by Attorney Robert A. Stein, The Stein Law Firm, PLLC is known for its creative, thorough representation of clients across a broad spectrum of practice areas, including matrimonial law, criminal defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

Robert Stein Speaks at NHBA’s Midyear Meeting

As a featured speaker at the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting (held March 7, 2014), The Stein Law Firm, PLLC founder,  Robert A. Stein, provided colorful commentary on a number of subjects, such as the value—and drawbacks—of email correspondence. Stein, who has been a member of the NHBA since 1975, says participating in the meeting is a great way to bring a wide variety of attorneys together under the same roof. “It’s a meeting of the minds that is hard to replicate,” says Stein, who began practicing law in 1971 and is today considered one of the region’s top litigators. “What was particularly interesting about this year’s meeting was its focus on technology and how attorneys can best use it to their advantage.”

The meeting was attended by some 400 members of the NHBA, which seeks to further the legal profession and help its members effectively serve the public.

Founded in 2004 by attorney Robert A. Stein, The Stein Law Firm, PLLC is known for its creative, thorough representation of clients across a broad spectrum of practice areas, including matrimonial law, criminal defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

Robert Stein Teaches Trial Advocacy Through NITA

Robert A. Stein of The Stein Law Firm, PLLC recently returned to New Hampshire from Boulder, Colorado, and Long Island, New York, where he taught trial advocacy as part of his involvement with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, a group with which he has been involved since 1975. His recent work on behalf of NITA, which was formed by a group of lawyers, judges, and academics in the early 1970s, and whose mission it was to create advocacy courses for lawyers based on how barristers are trained in the UK, is the premier method of teach advocacy used at a wide variety of law schools and firms across the country.

“In law school, attorneys are taught about torts, criminal procedure, evidence, but it wasn’t until the 1970s and 1980s that anybody considered teaching the trial of cases or the teaching of negotiations, mediations, or motion practice,” says Stein, who has also served as a NITA Team Leader across the country. “That’s where the NITA comes in.”

At NITA, participating attorneys actually learn to try cases, says Stein, an accomplished trial lawyer who has stood in courtrooms for the majority of his career. “It’s an incredibly valuable part of an attorney’s ongoing legal education,” he says. “It’s great to be a part of it.” Stein currently serves as Team Leader of the NITA’s Northeast Regional Trial Advocacy Program, a position he has held for some two decades.

Founded in 2004 by attorney Robert A. Stein, The Stein Law Firm, PLLC is known for its creative, thorough representation of clients across a broad spectrum of practice areas, including matrimonial law, criminal defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

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