Audio CD + Course Book

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

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

76702CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

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

Program Description

Let civil and family court judges tell you, in their own words, of their rules, preferences and pet peeves. Learn firsthand what civil court judges expect in case scheduling, summary judgment hearings, discovery and voir dire. You'll also gain invaluable insight from family court judges on advanced asset and debt division, pre-nuptial agreements and Rule 66 injunctions. This legal guide offers you a unique opportunity to get answers to the questions you've always wanted to know. Learn what to do (and what not to do) to speed up your cases and build credibility with the court. Order today!

Course Content

  • Summary Judgment Hearings - What Information Does the Judge Need to Make a Ruling?
  • Bench vs. Jury Trial: Case Presentation Tips
  • Witness and Evidence Management
  • Judge's View of Jury Selection and Communications
  • Mistakes in Electronic Court Filings, Initial Pleadings and Responses
  • Complex Cases: Special Rules and Tips
  • What Attorneys MUST Know About the Local Procedure
  • Preventing Discovery Disputes: Timing, Sequence, Proportionality and Cooperation Between Attorneys
  • Legal Ethics
  • Advanced Asset and Debt Division (Apportionment)
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements - Four Elements to be Met to Set Aside
  • Rule 66 Injunctions (Emergency TRO)
  • Calculation of Guideline Child Support for the Self-Employed Litigant

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 7.00 CO - Credit Approval Expiration 12/11/2019 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session 9:00 - 12:00 (Break 10:30 - 10:45)
Panel Members: Hon. Denise Lynch, Hon. Valerie J. Robison, Hon. Lance P. Timbreza, Hon. Keri A. Yoder
Moderator: Andrew J. Peters

  • Civil Litigation
    • Summary Judgment Hearings - What Information Does the Judge Need to Make a Ruling?
    • Bench vs. Jury Trial: Case Presentation Tips
    • Witness and Evidence Management
    • Judge's View of Jury Selection and Communications
    • Mistakes in Electronic Court Filings, Initial Pleadings and Responses
    • Complex Cases: Special Rules and Tips
    • What Attorneys MUST Know About the Local Procedure
    • Preventing Discovery Disputes: Timing, Sequence, Proportionality and Cooperation Between Attorneys

PM Session 1:00 - 4:30 (Break 2:30 - 2:45)
Panel Members: Hon. Denise Lynch, Hon. Valerie J. Robison, Hon. Lance P. Timbreza, Hon. Keri A. Yoder
Moderator: Martelle Daniels

    • Legal Ethics (1:00 - 2:00)
      • Civility and Professionalism
      • Conflicts of Interest
      • Ex Parte Communications
      • When is Misrepresentation of Fact Sanctionable?
      • Improper Contact with Witnesses
  • Domestic Relations
    • Advanced Asset and Debt Division (Apportionment)
    • Pre-Nuptial Agreements - Four Elements to be Met to Set Aside
    • Rule 66 Injunctions (Emergency TRO)
    • Calculation of Guideline Child Support for the Self-Employed Litigant

HON. DENISE LYNCH is a District Court Judge in the 9th Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. VALERIE J. ROBISON is a District Court Judge in the 21st Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. LANCE P. TIMBREZA is a District Court Judge in the 21st Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. KERI A. YODER is a District Court Judge in the 7th Judicial District of Colorado.

MODERATOR - MARTELLE DANIELS has been a member of Daniels Law Group, LLC, since the inception. Ms. Daniels graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1983 and has lived and worked in Colorado since. She served as a deputy district attorney, a district court magistrate and now owns her own law firm that focuses on domestic-relations law. Ms. Daniels began her domestic practice when she was appointed as magistrate for the 21st Judicial District in 1987. During her tenure as a District Court magistrate she was appointed to the Child Support Commission by Governor Romer and helped to create the current child support guidelines and legislation. In 1994, Ms. Daniels entered into private practice and established her current law firm in 2005. Ms. Daniels has extensive litigation practice in the area of child and family matters, parental responsibility evaluations, and the complex financial matters involved in dissolution cases.

MODERATOR - ANDREW J. PETERS, a founding partner in the firm of Peters & Nolan, LLC, specializes in DUI and criminal defense and is also the senior attorney handling serious injuries, accidents, and wrongful death cases. In addition to his criminal law expertise, Mr. Peters has worked extensively in the civil arena representing individuals, families and corporations that have been injured, killed or wronged. Prior to founding the law firm of Peters & Nolan and working at the District Attorney's Office, he worked as a class action plaintiff's attorney for a large civil firm in San Diego, California. Mr. Peters received his B.A. degree from Colorado State University and his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

CO CLE: 7.00 Credit Approval Exp
12/11/2019
Includes - Ethics: 1.20
This program may qualify for up to 7.0 hours of self-study general Colorado Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 1.2 ethics credit.


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