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
HON. MICHAEL V. REPELLA II is a Judge in the Carroll County Court of Common Pleas.
HON. RONALD J. RICE is a Judge in the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas.
HON. MAUREEN A. SWEENEY is a Judge in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas.
HON. SCOTT A. WASHAM is a Judge in the Columbiana County Court of Common Pleas.
MODERATOR - C. BRUCE WILLIAMS is of counsel with Williams & Associates Co., LPA, where he practices in trial law, with a concentration in personal injury, children’s injuries and traffic law. Mr. Williams is a member of the Ohio State, Columbiana County and Mahoning County bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree from Youngstown State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Akron C. Blake McDowell Law Center.
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