Audio CD + Course Book

The Judges Speak: Civil Court Litigation Do's and Don'ts

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

April, 2018

Product ID#:

79208CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • NC CLE - 6.00
From Event: The Judges Speak: Civil Court Litigation Do's and Don'ts, held April 2018.

Program Description

Knowing what your judge expects is the best way for attorneys to practice. That's why we've gathered the wisdom of the local civil court judges to help you learn up front what the rules and expectations in their courtrooms are. Get answers to questions you may not have thought to ask and learn what other attorneys may struggle with. Up your litigation game - order today!

Course Content

Morning Session

  1. Navigating the Local Civil Court Procedure: Concrete Rules and Unwritten Etiquette
  2. Initial Pleadings: Laying Out the Legal and Factual Issues of the Case
  3. Answers to Common Questions Asked in Case Conferences
  4. Case Scheduling: Fast-Tracking Options and Handling Conflicts and Delays
  5. Summary Judgment Motions and Hearings
  6. Cooperation Between Counsel
  7. Judges' View of Discovery
  8. Pre-Trial Briefs That Promote Settlement
  9. Unacceptable Pre-Trial Litigation Tactics

Afternoon Session

  1. Seeking the Judge's Guidance Outside of Scheduled Conferences
  2. Jury Selection and Juror Requests: What is Appropriate?
  3. Types of Evidence Judges Value Most/Least
  4. Witness Selection and Testimony: What Works and What's a Waste of Time for Everyone
  5. Legal Ethics
  6. Trial Presentation Do's and Don'ts
  7. How to Confuse the Jury: Top Mistakes Judges Have Seen
  8. Effective Ways of Handling Facts in Controversy at Trial

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 NC - Credit Approval Expiration 12/31/2019 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Morning Session: 9:00 - 12:00; AM Break: 10:30 - 10:45
Panel Members: Hon. Louis A. Bledsoe III, Hon. Christopher W. Bragg, Hon. Jesse B. Caldwell III, Hon. Jeffrey K. Carpenter, Hon. Joseph N. Crosswhite, Hon. Lori I. Hamilton and Hon. Vance B. Long.
Moderator: Mark P. Henriques.

  1. Navigating the Local Civil Court Procedure: Concrete Rules and Unwritten Etiquette
  2. Initial Pleadings: Laying Out the Legal and Factual Issues of the Case
  3. Answers to Common Questions Asked in Case Conferences
  4. Case Scheduling: Fast-Tracking Options and Handling Conflicts and Delays
  5. Summary Judgment Motions and Hearings
  6. Cooperation Between Counsel
  7. Judges' View of Discovery
    1. Common Discovery Dispute Issues
    2. When You Should and Should Not Make Objections
    3. What is Appropriate for a Privilege Log
    4. When to Use a Motion to Compel
    5. How to Avoid Messing Up the Timing
    6. When are Sanctions a Possibility?
  8. Pre-Trial Briefs That Promote Settlement
  9. Unacceptable Pre-Trial Litigation Tactics

Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:30; PM Break: 2:30 - 2:45
Panel Members: Hon. Louis A. Bledsoe III, Hon. Christopher W. Bragg, Hon. Jesse B. Caldwell III, Hon. Jeffrey K. Carpenter, Hon. Lori I. Hamilton and Hon. Vance B. Long.
Moderator: Mark P. Henriques.

  1. Seeking the Judge's Guidance Outside of Scheduled Conferences
    1. When is it Appropriate to Contact the Judge or the Clerk
    2. What Questions are Acceptable?
    3. Is it Ok to Contact the Judge During a Deposition?
  2. Jury Selection and Juror Requests: What is Appropriate?
  3. Types of Evidence Judges Value Most/Least
  4. Witness Selection and Testimony: What Works and What's a Waste of Time for Everyone
  5. Legal Ethics (2:45 - 3:45)
    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
  6. Trial Presentation Do's and Don'ts
  7. How to Confuse the Jury: Top Mistakes Judges Have Seen
  8. Effective Ways of Handling Facts in Controversy at Trial

HON. LOUIS A. BLEDSOE III is a Special Superior Court Judge in District 26.

HON. CHRISTOPHER W. BRAGG is a Senior Resident Superior Court Judge in District 20B.

HON. JESSE B. CALDWELL III is a Senior Resident Superior Court Judge in District 27A.

HON. JEFFREY K. CARPENTER is a Superior Court Judge in District 20B.

HON. JOSEPH N. CROSSWHITE is a Senior Resident Superior Court Judge in District 22A.

HON. LORI I. HAMILTON is a Superior Court Judge in District 22B.

HON. VANCE B. LONG is a Senior Resident Superior Court Judge in District 19B.

MODERATOR - MARK P. HENRIQUES is a partner in the Charlotte office of the law firm of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP. Since 1992, he has successfully litigated cases involving business issues, construction and education. Mr. Henriques is a state bar counselor, certified e-discovery specialist, and member of the Sedona Conference. He has spoken widely on education and e-discovery. Mr. Henriques earned his B.A. degree, with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia; and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

NC CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
12/31/2019
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with the North Carolina State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Attendance of this program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of online CLE credit, including 1.0 ethics. No more than 6.0 hours of online CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


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