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June, 2017

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From Event: Trying Your Business Case in Georgia Courts, held June 2017.

Program Description

Business court has been created specifically to handle complex cases that require additional time and resources. But getting your case referred to the commercial docket and navigating its unique rules and procedures requires specialized knowledge. Take an opportunity to find out from the business court judges themselves what's expected and preferred. Order today!

Course Content

  1. What is Business Court?
  2. Getting the Case into Business Court: Case Initiation and Assignment
  3. Electronic Filing/Service, Early Case Management and Deadlines
  4. Status Conferences/Reports: What to Include
  5. Pre-Trial Statements, Documentation and Conferences
  6. Drafting and Filing Notice of Settlement
  7. Motions Format and Memoranda Expectations
  8. Legal Ethics
  9. How Discovery Disputes and Delays are Handled by the Judges
  10. Special Evidentiary Rules and Practices
  11. Use of Experts: Judges' Rules and Preferences
  12. The Role of ADR in a Business Court Case
  13. When and How to Request Summary Judgment
  14. Courtroom Decorum and Trial Tips
  15. Additional Rules and Procedures

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Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session: 9:00 - 12:00
Panel Members: Hon. Alice Bonner, Hon. Jean-Paul Boulee, Hon. John J. Goger, Hon. Joseph C. Iannazzone, Hon. Asha F. Jackson, Hon. Randolph G. Rich and Director Jody Rhodes. Moderator: Stephen T. LaBriola.

  1. What is Business Court?
    1. Business Court vs. State vs. Federal
    2. Scope of the Court: What Types of Cases Qualify?
    3. Excluded Cases
  2. Getting the Case into Business Court: Case Initiation and Assignment
    1. What Factors are Considered in Determining Eligibility?
    2. Objections to the Transfer/Assignment
    3. Alternatives to the Business Court
  3. Electronic Filing/Service, Early Case Management and Deadlines
  4. Status Conferences/Reports: What to Include
  5. Pre-Trial Statements, Documentation and Conferences
  6. Drafting and Filing Notice of Settlement
  7. Motions Format and Memoranda Expectations

PM Session: 1:00 - 4:30
Panel Members: Hon. Alice Bonner, Hon. Jean-Paul Boulee, Hon. John J. Goger, Hon. Joseph C. Iannazzone, Hon. Asha F. Jackson, Hon. Randolph G. Rich and Director Jody Rhodes.
Moderator: Stephen T. LaBriola.

  1. Legal Ethics (1:00 - 2:00)
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct in Business Court
    2. Confidentiality in Complex Cases
    3. Conflicts of Interest
    4. Handling Adverse Evidence
    5. Emphasis on Cooperation with the Court and Between Opposing Counsel
  2. How Discovery Disputes and Delays are Handled by the Judges
  3. Special Evidentiary Rules and Practices
  4. Use of Experts: Judges' Rules and Preferences
  5. The Role of ADR in a Business Court Case
  6. When and How to Request Summary Judgment
  7. Courtroom Decorum and Trial Tips
  8. Additional Rules and Procedures

HON. ALICE BONNER served as a judge in the Fulton County Superior Court from 1994 - 2004. Since 2004, Judge Bonner has served as a senior judge and is currently serving in the Fulton County Business Court. Prior to the Superior Court, Judge Bonner served as a judge in the State Court of Fulton County from 1990 - 1994.

HON. JEAN-PAUL BOULEE has served as a judge in the DeKalb County Superior Court of the Fourth Superior Court District since 2015. Judge Boulee recently founded the DeKalb County Veterans Treatment Court.

HON. JOHN J. GOGER has served as a Superior Court Judge of Fulton County since 1998. Prior to his position on the Superior Court, Judge Goger served as a Fulton County State Court Judge from 1995 to 1998.

HON. JOSEPH C. IANNAZZONE has served as a judge for the State Court of Gwinnett County since January 2002. He currently presides over the Gwinnett County Business Court. Prior to his position on the Superior Court, Judge Iannazzone served as a judge on the Magistrate Court of Gwinnett County from 1988 until his appointment to the State Court.

HON. ASHA F. JACKSON has served as a judge for the DeKalb County Superior Court since 2012.

HON. RANDOLPH G. RICH has served as a judge for the Gwinnett County Superior Court since 2014.

DIRECTOR JODY RHODES serves as the Program Director for the Metro Atlanta Fulton County Business Court.

MODERATOR - STEPHEN T. LABRIOLA is a partner with the law firm of Fellows LaBriola, LLP in Atlanta. His practice is focused on commercial litigation, where he has represented both local and national clients in contract disputes, tortious interference with business and contractual relations actions and a variety of other business related torts.

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