Audio CD + Course Book

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

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

March, 2018

Product ID#:

76711CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • MT CLE - 6.00
From Event: As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation, held March 2018.

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 MT - Credit Approval Expiration 03/19/2020 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session: 9:00 - 12:00
Panel Members: Hon. Deborah Kim Christopher, Hon. Dusty Deschamps, Hon. James A. Haynes and Hon. Karen Townsend.
Moderator: Robert Erickson.

  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 - 2:00
Panel Members: Hon. Deborah Kim Christopher, Hon. Dusty Deschamps, Hon. James A. Haynes and Hon. Karen Townsend.
Moderator: Robert Erickson.

  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. DEBORAH KIM CHRISTOPHER is a District Court Judge in the 20th Judicial District of Montana.

HON. DUSTY DESCHAMPS is a District Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District of Montana.

HON. JAMES A. HAYNES is a District Court Judge in the 21st Judicial District of Montana.

HON. KAREN TOWNSEND is a District Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District of Montana.

MODERATOR - ROBERT ERICKSON is a partner in the law firm of Rhoades Siefert & Erickson PLLC, in Missoula. Mr. Erickson focuses his practice on commercial and civil litigation, construction and real estate disputes, insurance disputes, probate, business and real estate negotiations and transactions; mediations, and civil appeals. He earned his B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Montana, and his J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana, the Western Montana Bar Association, the State Bar of New Mexico, and the American Bar Association (Litigation Section).

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

MT CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
03/19/2020
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


Additional Format Options

Questions


How To Order

Web: Order Now
Call: 800.930.6182
Fax: 715.835.1405
Mail: NBI
P.O. Box 3067
Eau Claire, WI 54702