Audio CD + Course Book

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

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

April, 2018

Product ID#:

79199CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • UT CLE - 6.00
From Event: As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation, held April 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 UT - Credit Approval Expiration 12/31/2018 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session 9:00 - 12:00
Panelists: Hon. James M. Brady, Hon. Robert Dale, Hon. Michael D. DiReda, Hon. David Hamilton, Hon. Noel S. Hyde and Hon. Paige Petersen
Moderator: Lynn C. Harris

  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. James M. Brady, Hon. Robert Dale, Hon. Michael D. DiReda, Hon. David Hamilton, Hon. Noel S. Hyde and Hon. Paige Petersen
Moderator: Lynn C. Harris

  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. JAMES M. BRADY is the Presiding District Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District, and serves in Juab, Millard, Utah and Wasatch counties.

HON. ROBERT DALE is a District Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District, and serves in Weber, Davis and Morgan counties.

HON. MICHAEL D. DIREDA is a District Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District, and serves in Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

HON. DAVID HAMILTON is a District Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District, and serves in Weber, Davis and Morgan counties.

HON. NOEL S. HYDE is a District Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District and serves in Weber, Davis and Morgan counties.

HON. PAIGE PETERSEN is a District Court Judge in the 3rd Judicial District, and serves in Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

MODERATOR - LYNN C. HARRIS is a shareholder with Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, P.C., where he practices as plaintiff in the personal injury and medical malpractice group. Mr. Harris has more than 30 years of experience representing injured individuals in state and federal courts. Throughout his career, he has successfully represented individuals and their families in cases involving work-related injury, products liability, birth injury, brain injury, car accidents, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Mr. Harris served on the Board of Governors of the Utah Trial Lawyers Association and is currently a member of the advisory board. He earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. degree from the University of the Pacific.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

UT CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
12/31/2018
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
National Business Institute is an approved "presumptive provider" with the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit for Utah attorneys, which includes 1.0 hour of ethical considerations.


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