Live Seminar

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

Seminar

Date:

Friday, May 11, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

79205ER

Location:

Drury Lodge Cape Girardeau

104 S Vantage Dr

Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • IL CLE - 6.00
  • MO CLE - 7.20

Program Description

How to Impress the Judges and Build Your Reputation with the Court

This unique course brings you face-to-face with the triers of fact, the current civil court judges, to learn their expectations and preferences and 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 and damage your professional reputation. Register today!

  • Hear from the judges themselves what works and what doesn't in their courtrooms.
  • Find out where to get court information vital to your case.
  • Learn what judges take into consideration when making the ruling in evidence spoliation and privilege disputes.
  • Explore new and time-tested ways of helping judges resolve your case quickly.
  • Avoid looking unprepared with tips on what documents and information judges need in motion hearings and pre-trial conferences.
  • Learn what documentation actually helps your brief and what is unnecessary and frustrating.
  • Custom-tailor your case presentation to bench vs. jury trial.
  • Separate the wheat from the chaff: learn to make your oral argument in under a minute.
  • Know when to seek the judge's input/ruling and when to handle matters on your own.
  • Get the judges' candid answers to your questions.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for attorneys.

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

Credit Hrs State
CLE 6.00 -  IL*
CLE 7.20 -  MO*

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Morning Session 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Members: Hon. David A. Dolan, Hon. Michael E. Gardner, Hon. Scott Horman, Hon. Kelly W. Parker and Hon. D. Blake Pearson
Moderator: Michael D. Murphy

  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


Afternoon Session 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel Members: Hon. David A. Dolan, Hon. Michael E. Gardner, Hon. Scott Horman, Hon. Kelly W. Parker and Hon. D. Blake Pearson
Moderator: Michael D. Murphy

  1. Legal Ethics(1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
    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. DAVID A. DOLAN is the presiding Circuit Court Judge in the 33rd Judicial Circuit in Scott and Mississippi counties, Missouri.

HON. MICHAEL E. GARDNER is a Circuit Court Judge in the 32nd Judicial Circuit in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties, Missouri.

HON. SCOTT HORMAN is an Associate Circuit Judge in the 33rd Judicial Circuit in Scott County, Missouri.

HON. KELLY W. PARKER is a Circuit Court Judge in the 42nd Judicial Circuit in Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds and Wayne counties, Missouri.

HON. D. BLAKE PEARSON is an Associate Circuit Judge in the 33rd Judicial Circuit in Scott County, Missouri.

MODERATOR - MICHAEL D. MURPHY is a partner in the firm of Spencer Fane LLP. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Murphy defends corporations and individuals in complex civil litigation; and in selected commercial cases, he helps the firm’s corporate clients enforce their rights as plaintiffs, both in and out of court. Mr. Murphy represents clients in the defense of product liability (both agricultural and industrial), toxic tort (including alleged occupational exposures to silica, coal dust, asbestos, benzene and diatomaceous earth), medical malpractice, and other cases involving alleged serious personal injuries. Additionally, he represents businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation, including business disputes and cases involving trusts and estates. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Murphy’s trial practice has included the defense of product liability, toxic tort, medical negligence, and other actions involving alleged serious personal injuries in various venues across the country. He has also been named a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer in 2006 and each year from 2008-2017, an honor that is reserved to no more than 5% of the lawyers in the bi-state region. Most recently, he was invited to become a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Mr. Murphy earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is licensed to practice in Missouri, Texas and Colorado.

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

IL CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of CLE credit, which includes approval for 1.0 hour of legal ethics CLE credit by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.


MO CLE: 7.20 Includes - Ethics: 1.20
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for 7.2 hours of CLE credit, which includes 1.2 hour of ethics, professionalism or malpractice prevention credit.


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