Navigate the Process, Procedures and Apply the Rules of Federal Court
Whether you're new to federal court practice or you just need a quick refresher, this course is for you. Experienced attorney faculty will review federal rules and procedures and walk you through the life of a case so you can avoid procedural mistakes and ensure no opportunities are missed. Order today!
- Review federal court rules and tactics to ensure a smooth travel through the system.
- Make sure you know your case belongs in federal court: explore jurisdiction, venue and removal issues.
- Understand how federal court procedures are applied when filing electronically.
- Analyze and apply the latest rules and court rulings pertaining to discovery.
- Troubleshoot to find solutions to evidence and expert problems.
- Mind the critical distinctions between the federal and state courtroom culture.
This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Robert J. Kasieta, Gregory R. Merz and James M. Susag on December 16, 2019. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.
11:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
- Federal Court Procedures - What You Need to Know
11:00 - 11:30, Robert J. Kasieta
- Federal Magistrate Judges
- Electronic Filing and Service of Document Procedures
- Scheduling Orders
- Dismissal Procedures
- Pre-Trial Conferences
- Pleadings and Motion Practice in Federal Court
11:30 - 12:15, Gregory R. Merz
- Determining Jurisdiction and Venue
- Removing a Case to Federal Court
- Initial Pleadings
- Applying Federal Court Pleading Standards
- Sample Pleadings
- Amendment of Pleadings
- Motions Practice
- 12(b)(6) Motions: Likelihood of Dismissal
- Summary Judgment Motions and Hearings
- Discovery and Depositions in Federal Court: Applying the Rules
12:30 - 1:30, Robert J. Kasieta
- Rule 26: Disclosures and General Provisions
- Expert Disclosures and Depositions
- Depositions: Rules 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32
- Rule 30(b)(6)
- Rule 33: Interrogatories
- Rule 34: Document Requests, Objections and Production
- Rule 36: Requests for Admissions
- Rule 37: Noncomplying Parties
- Electronic Discovery
- Keeping Down the Costs
- The Federal Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit
2:00 - 3:00, Gregory R. Merz
- Relevance and its Limits
- Rule 502; Protecting Privilege
- Experts and Scientific Evidence
- Hearsay Objections and Exceptions
- Authenticating Evidence
- Email, Social Media, Texts and Other ESI
- Significant Case Law
- Federal Trial Procedures
3:00 - 4:00, Robert J. Kasieta
- Key Elements of a Strong Case Theme
- Assessing the Weak Points of the Case
- Jury Selection/Voir Dire - Picking Your Jury
- Using Technology in the Courtroom
- Impeaching a Witness
- Presenting Evidence at Trial
- Using Exhibits
- Introducing and Supporting Damages
- Managing Post-Verdict Matters
4:15 - 5:00, James M. Susag
- Using Post-Trial Motions
- Recovering Costs/Attorneys' Fees
- Appealing a Court Decision
- Adhering to Ethical Standards
5:00 - 6:00, James M. Susag
- Canons of Legal Ethics and Recent ABA Opinions
- Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
- Appropriate Client Communications
- Protecting Confidentiality
This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.