How to Impress the Judges and Build Your Reputation with the Court
This unique course brings you face-to-face with the triers of fact, the current civil court judges, to learn their expectations and preferences and help you make the best of your litigation efforts. Explore the egregious errors you must avoid at all costs so as not to jeopardize your case and damage your professional reputation. Register today!
Hear from the judges themselves what works and what doesn't in their courtrooms.
Find out where to get court information vital to your case.
Learn what judges take into consideration when making the ruling in evidence spoliation and privilege disputes.
Explore new and time-tested ways of helping judges resolve your case quickly.
Avoid looking unprepared with tips on what documents and information judges need in motion hearings and pre-trial conferences.
Learn what documentation actually helps your brief and what is unnecessary and frustrating.
Custom-tailor your case presentation to bench vs. jury trial.
Separate the wheat from the chaff: learn to make your oral argument in under a minute.
Know when to seek the judge's input/ruling and when to handle matters on your own.
Get the judges' candid answers to your questions.
What Attorneys MUST Know About the Local Court Procedure
Summary Judgment Hearings - What Information the Judge Needs to Make a Ruling
Keys to a Successful Pre-Trial Conference
Case Scheduling and Keeping the Court Apprised of Case Updates
Issues that Should be Resolved Without the Judges' Involvement
Your Briefs: What Judges Don't Want to See and How to Get to the Point Quickly
Continuing Legal Education CA CLE
- 6.00Approval Exp. 12/13/2021
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California and may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of participatory credit, of which 1.0 hour will apply to legal ethics participatory credit. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.
HON. DAVID W. ABBOTT is the Assistant Presiding Superior Court Judge in the Sacramento County Superior Court.
HON. JAMES P. ARGUELLES is a Superior Court Judge in the Sacramento County Superior Court.
HON. STEVEN K. AUSTIN is a Superior Court Judge in the Contra Costa County Superior Court.
HON. BEN DAVIDIAN is a Superior Court Judge in the Sacramento County Superior Court.
HON. DAVID DE ALBA is the Presiding Superior Court Judge in the Sacramento County Superior Court.
MODERATOR - GARY SCOTT DECKER is the principal of Decker Law Offices in Sacramento, and has been an author and presenter of National Business Institute seminars for over 25 years. Since 1977, his areas of practice have included business and civil litigation, legal ethics litigation and counseling, workers’ compensation subrogation, state and federal appeals, alternative dispute resolution, personal injury and insurance defense, insurance coverage law, unlawful detainer, and foreclosure litigation. Mr. Decker earned his B.A. degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law; and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He is a past-president of the Sacramento County Bar Association.
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