Audio CD + Course Book

As Judges See It: Best (and Worst) Practices in Civil Litigation

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

75043CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • FL CLE - 7.00
From Event: As Judges See It: Best (and Worst) Practices in Civil Litigation, held December 2017.

Program Description

Local judges tell you, in their own words, of their rules, preferences and pet peeves when it comes to case scheduling, exchange and use of exhibits, proportionality of discovery and conduct at voir dire and trial. Get answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask your judges. Learn what to do (and what not to do) to speed up your cases and build credibility with the court. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Mistakes in Electronic Court Filing, Initial Pleadings and Responses
  2. Scheduling Orders, Case Management Conferences and ADR
  3. Best Practices in Early Resolution of Simple Cases
  4. Settlement Conferences: What Cases Qualify and How to Make the Best Use of Them
  5. Effective Summary Judgment Motions and Hearings
  6. Complex Cases: Special Rules and Tips
  7. Preventing Discovery Disputes: Timing, Sequence, Proportionality, Cooperation Between Attorneys
  8. Handling Case Delays without Disrupting Court Schedule
  9. Trial Briefs: Getting to the Point Quickly
  10. Crucial Things Lawyers Can Do to Help Judges Understand Their Case
  11. Oversights in Handling Witnesses, Experts and Evidence
  12. Legal Ethics
  13. Trial Readiness Conferences: What NOT to Do
  14. Voir Dire and Trial Disasters and Triumphs

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 7.00 FL - Credit Approval Expiration 06/08/2019 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Morning Session 9:00 - 12:00
Panel Members: Hon. Martha C. Adams, Hon. Eric H. DuBois, Hon. Bob LeBlanc, Hon. Donald A. Myers Jr., Hon. Jessica J. Recksiedler, Hon. Renee A. Roche and Hon. Michael J. Rudisill
Moderator: Kenneth J. McKenna

  1. Mistakes in Electronic Court Filing, Initial Pleadings and Responses
  2. Scheduling Orders, Case Management Conferences and ADR
  3. Best Practices in Early Resolution of Simple Cases
  4. Settlement Conferences: What Cases Qualify and How to Make the Best Use of Them
  5. Effective Summary Judgment Motions and Hearings
  6. Complex Cases: Special Rules and Tips
  7. Preventing Discovery Disputes: Timing, Sequence, Proportionality, Cooperation Between Attorneys

Afternoon Session 1:00 - 4:30
Panel Members: Hon. Martha C. Adams, Hon. Eric H. DuBois, Hon. Jessica J. Recksiedler, Hon. Renee A. Roche and Hon. Michael J. Rudisill
Moderator: Kenneth J. McKenna

  1. Handling Case Delays without Disrupting Court Schedule
  2. Trial Briefs: Getting to the Point Quickly
  3. Crucial Things Lawyers Can Do to Help Judges Understand Their Case
  4. Oversights in Handling Witnesses, Experts and Evidence
  5. Legal Ethics (2:45 - 3:45)
    1. Civility and Professionalism
    2. Ex Parte Communications
    3. When is Misrepresentation of Fact Sanctionable?
    4. Conflicts of Interest
    5. Improper Contact with Witnesses
  6. Trial Readiness Conferences: What NOT to Do
  7. Voir Dire and Trial Disasters and Triumphs

HON. MARTHA C. ADAMS is an Orange County Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

HON. ERIC H. DUBOIS is an Orange County Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

HON. BOB LEBLANC is an Orange County Circuit Court Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

HON. DONALD A. MYERS JR. is an Orange County Circuit Court Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

HON. JESSICA J. RECKSIEDLER is a Seminole County Circuit Court Judge in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.

HON. RENEE A. ROCHE is an Orange County Circuit Court Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

HON. MICHAEL J. RUDISILL is a Seminole County Circuit Court Judge in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.

MODERATOR - KENNETH J. MCKENNA is a partner in the law firm of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP, in Orlando. Mr. McKenna practices in the areas of serious personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith. He earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida. Mr. McKenna is a member and past president of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, a member of The Florida Bar since 1994, (Trial Law Section and Elder Law Section), as well as a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Brevard County Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association, The District of Columbia Bar and the American Association for Justice.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

FL CLE: 7.00 Credit Approval Exp
06/08/2019
Includes - Civil Trial: 7.00, Ethics: 1.00
Approved by The Florida Bar, this program may qualify for up to 7.0 general hours of CLER self-study credit including 1.0 hour of self-study ethics credit. Certification: 7.0 - Civil Trial.


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