Audio CD + Course Book

As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

58487CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • KS CLE - 6.00
From Event: As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation, held December 2017.

Program Description

This unique legal guide details the current civil court judges' expectations and preferences to 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. Learn how to impress the judges and build your reputation with the court - order today!

Course Content

  1. What Attorneys MUST Know about the Local Court Procedure
  2. Summary Judgment Hearings - What Information the Judge Needs to Make a Ruling
  3. Keys to a Successful Pre-Trial Conference
  4. Case Scheduling and Keeping the Court Apprised of Case Updates
  5. Issues that Should be Resolved without the Judges' Involvement
  6. Motion Hearings
  7. Your Briefs: What Judges Don't Want to See and How to Get to the Point Quickly
  8. Legal Ethics
  9. Unacceptable Litigation Tactics
  10. How Judges Decide When and How to Use Sanctions
  11. Witness and Evidence Management
  12. Bench vs. Jury Trial: Case Presentation Tips
  13. Judges' View of Jury Selection and Communications

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 KS - Credit Approval Expiration 12/19/2018 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session 9:00 - 12:00
Panelists: Hon. Timothy L. Dupree, Hon. David W. Hauber, Hon. Michael P. Joyce, Hon. William P. Mahoney and Hon. James F. Vano
Moderator: William A. Mallory

  1. What Attorneys MUST Know about the Local Court Procedure
  2. Summary Judgment Hearings - What Information the Judge Needs to Make a Ruling
  3. Keys to a Successful Pre-Trial Conference
  4. Case Scheduling and Keeping the Court Apprised of Case Updates
  5. Issues that Should be Resolved without the Judges' Involvement
  6. Motion Hearings
  7. Your Briefs: What Judges Don't Want to See and How to Get to the Point Quickly

PM Session 1:00 - 4:30
Panelists: Hon. Timothy L. Dupree, Hon. David W. Hauber, Hon. Michael P. Joyce, Hon. William P. Mahoney and Hon. James F. Vano
Moderator: William A. Mallory

  1. Legal Ethics (1:00 - 2:00)
    1. The Meaning of "Justice" and the Role of the Judges and Attorneys in Upholding it
    2. Candor Toward Tribunal
    3. The Duty of Zealous Representation in the Courtroom Setting
    4. How Judges and Lawyers can Work Together to Improve the Justice System
  2. Unacceptable Litigation Tactics
  3. How Judges Decide When and How to Use Sanctions
  4. Witness and Evidence Management
  5. Bench vs. Jury Trial: Case Presentation Tips
  6. Judges' View of Jury Selection and Communications

HON. TIMOTHY L. DUPREE is a District Court Judge in the Twenty-Ninth Judicial District of Kansas.

HON. DAVID W. HAUBER is a District Court Judge in the Tenth Judicial District of Kansas.

HON. MICHAEL P. JOYCE is a District Court Judge in the Tenth Judicial District of Kansas.

HON. WILLIAM P. MAHONEY is a District Court Judge in the Twenty-Ninth Judicial District of Kansas.

HON. JAMES F. VANO is a District Court Judge in the Tenth Judicial District of Kansas.

MODERATOR - WILLIAM A. MALLORY is a partner with Martin Pringle, where his main areas of practice are business law, civil and commercial litigation, insurance defense, and personal injury/wrongful death. He has a broad background in general civil practice, with an emphasis on personal injury, insurance defense, business litigation, and domestic relations. After practicing in mid-Missouri from 1977 to 1989, Mr. Mallory moved to Kansas City, where he focused his practice exclusively on litigation. During his career, he has tried numerous jury trials in Missouri and Kansas and has successfully argued cases before all Missouri appellate courts and the Missouri Supreme Court. Mr. Mallory has tried a variety of cases before judges and juries in state courts in Missouri and Kansas, and in the U.S. District Court in Missouri. He also provides legal counsel and litigation support to a number of the firm's business and corporate clients. Mr. Mallory has completed training through the University of Missouri Law School, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and is listed as an approved mediator by The Missouri Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia; and his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Law. He has been selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America annually since 2013. He is a frequent author and presenter at CLE seminars in Kansas and Missouri.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

KS CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
12/19/2018
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 6.0 hours of prerecorded format continuing legal education credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit. No more than 6.0 hours of prerecorded format CLE may be earned in one compliance period.


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