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Don't Waste Time! Use Every Contact with the Judge to Convey Information and Propel the Case Forward
Communication between the judge and attorneys is essential to the smooth running of the courts system. Are you making the best use of every contact with the judge to ensure clarity and to facilitate effective handling of each case? This unique course will put you face to face with your local civil court judges and give you the opportunity to address the essential questions you've always wanted to ask. Learn how to build your reputation with the court and provide zealous representation without wasting valuable time. Explore what works and what doesn't in motions practice, in-person contact and interactions through court staff. Improve your trial presentations and avoid ex parte problems. Register today!
Hear your local civil court judges share their experiences and recommendations for effective communication.
Explore how to improve on your dispositive motions and conferences.
Get tips for apprising judges on the law and facts of complex cases.
Discover the judges' rules and preferences for email and phone contact.
Learn how to disagree with judges and get your point across without crossing the civility line.
Gain practical guidance for effective jury trial presentations.
Understand how to effectively use side bar conferences.
Clarify what is acceptable in informal contact outside the courtroom.
Getting Your Point Across in Writing: Motions, Pleadings, Briefs, Electronic Filing, Scheduling, Special Assignment
Requesting the Judge's Decision: MSJs, MTDs and Summary Judgment Conferences
Letting the Judge Know What You Need in Discovery, Evidence Rulings and Preferences, Disputes
Apprising Judges on the Law and Substantial Issues of the Case
Addressing Emergencies and Urgent Questions to the Judge
Maximizing In-Person Contact: Preliminary, Compliance, Settlement, Pre-Trial and Other Conferences
When You Disagree with the Judge: Addressing Common Issues, What Arguments Work and Knowing What Matters to Let Go
Calling and Emailing the Judge and the Judge's Staff: What's Appropriate?
Communicating with Court Staff and Other Adjudicators
Bringing Improper Behavior to the Judges' Attention
Communicating with Judges at Trial: Oral Argument Do's and Don'ts, Objections, Witness Tactics, Exhibits, Non-Verbal Cues, Pet Peeves
Ensuring Understanding in Side Bar Conferences
Legal Ethics: Ex Parte Communication and More
Speaking with the Judge After the Case Concludes: Cert Petitions, Settlement of the Record and Other Issues
Informal interactions with the Judges: What's Appropriate? ("Social" Situations, Social Media, etc.)
Continuing Legal Education MO CLE
- 6.00Approval Exp. 5/1/2022
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for up to 6.0 self-study CLE credit hours. No more than 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn ethics credit with self-study.
HON. LORNE J. BAKER is an Associate Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.
HON. JASON D. DODSON is an Associate Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.
HON. JOHN R. LASATER is an Associate Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.
HON. VIRGINIA LAY is an Associate Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.
HON. BRIAN H. MAY is a Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.
HON. JOHN NEWSHAM is an Associate Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.
HON. MARY ELIZABETH OTT is a Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.
HON. ELLEN H. RIBAUDO is a Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.
HON. STANLEY J. WALLACH is a Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.
HON. JOSEPH P. WHYTE is a Circuit Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in the City of St. Louis.
MODERATOR - AMY COLLIGNON GUNN is an attorney with The Simon Law Firm, P.C., in St. Louis, where she focuses her practice on plaintiff personal injury work, including product liability, medical negligence and medical device litigation. She is admitted before the state of Illinois; state of Missouri; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. District Court for the Southern, Central and Eastern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. Ms. Collignon Gunn is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, American Bar Foundation, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Illinois State Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Women in the Legal Profession Committee, the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis and the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. She earned her B.A. degree, from Transylvania University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law.
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