Audio CD + Course Book

What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

76679CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • CO CLE - 7.00
From Event: What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know, held December 2017.

Program Description

Reaching civil litigation case resolution depends on your ability to present your case in the best possible light. Order today to receive practical suggestions for enhancing your courtroom performance - from discovery and motion hearings, to evidence and handling juries - and increase your chances of success in the courtroom!

Course Content

  1. Case Management and Pretrial Conferences
  2. Scheduling Orders
  3. Discovery Issues Encountered by the Court
  4. Motion Hearing - When, Why, and How?
  5. Judges' Views on Technology in the Courtroom
  6. Legal Ethics - The Judicial View
  7. Voir Dire: Do's and Don'ts
  8. Trial Practice Tips in Civil Court
  9. Witnesses and Evidence: Mistakes to Avoid
  10. Opening Statements and Closing Arguments

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 7.00 CO - Credit Approval Expiration 12/15/2019 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session: 9:00 - 12:00 (Break 10:30 - 10:45)
Panel Members: Hon. Edward D. Bronfin, Hon. J. Eric Elliff, Hon. Diego G. Hunt, Hon. John W. Madden IV, Hon. Charles M. Pratt, Hon. David J. Stevens, Hon. Laura A. Tighe, Hon. Elizabeth Weishaupl and Hon. Christopher Zenisek
Moderator: Wendelyn K. Walberg

  1. CASE MANAGEMENT AND PRETRIAL CONFERENCES
    1. Case Management
    2. Tips for a Productive Settlement Conference
    3. Mistakes to Avoid at the Pretrial Conference
  2. SCHEDULING ORDERS
  3. DISCOVERY ISSUES ENCOUNTERED BY THE COURT
    1. Authorizations for Records
    2. Interrogatories
    3. Notice to Admit
    4. Depositions
    5. E-Discovery
    6. Objections
    7. Discovery Delays and Extensions
    8. Discovery Issues Judges Should Never Hear
  4. MOTION HEARING - WHEN, WHY, AND HOW?
    1. Motions in Limine
    2. Discovery Disputes
    3. Filing Dispositive Motions
  5. JUDGES' VIEWS ON TECHNOLOGY IN THE COURTROOM
    1. What is Allowed in My Courtroom
    2. Advantages/Disadvantages of High-Tech Presentations
    3. Evidentiary Issues Relative to the Use of Technology in the Courtroom

PM Session: 1:00 - 4:30 (Break 2:30 - 2:45)
Panel Members: Hon. Edward D. Bronfin, Hon. J. Eric Elliff, Hon. Diego G. Hunt, Hon. John W. Madden IV, Hon. Charles M. Pratt, Hon. David J. Stevens, Hon. Laura A. Tighe, Hon. Elizabeth Weishaupl and Hon. Christopher Zenisek
Moderator: Wendelyn K. Walberg

  1. LEGAL ETHICS - THE JUDICIAL VIEW (1:00 - 2:00)
    1. Best Practices in Communication Between Bench and Bar
    2. Ethical Conduct in the Courtroom
      1. Decorum
      2. Competence
      3. Candor and Fairness
      4. Unrepresented Parties
      5. Confidentiality
      6. The Attorney as Advisor
  2. VOIR DIRE: DO'S AND DON'TS
  3. TRIAL PRACTICE TIPS IN CIVIL COURT
    1. How to be "Trial Ready"
    2. Jury Instructions Beyond the Standard List
    3. The Value of a Good Appearance
    4. Top Things That Will Help Your Case Before the Judge
  4. WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE: MISTAKES TO AVOID
    1. How a Witness Ruins a "Good" Case
    2. Expert Witnesses
    3. Introducing Evidence at Trial
    4. The Proper Way to Object in Court
    5. Learning When Not to Object
    6. When is a Side Bar Appropriate?
  5. OPENING STATEMENTS AND CLOSING ARGUMENTS
    1. The Significance of an Opening Statement
    2. Effective Closing Argument Strategies
    3. Objecting During Argument

HON. EDWARD D. BRONFIN is a District Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. J. ERIC ELLIFF is a District Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. DIEGO G. HUNT is a District Court Judge in the 1st Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. JOHN W. MADDEN IV is a District Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. CHARLES M. PRATT is a District Court Judge in the 18th Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. DAVID J. STEVENS is a District Court Judge in the 18th Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. LAURA A. TIGHE is a District Court Judge in the 1st Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. ELIZABETH WEISHAUPL is a District Court Judge in the 18th Judicial District of Colorado.

HON. CHRISTOPHER ZENISEK is a District Court Judge in the 1st Judicial District of Colorado.

MODERATOR - WENDELYN K. WALBERG is the managing shareholder of Walberg Allan, PLLC, in Centennial, Colorado. She practices primarily in the area of insurance claims and appeals. Ms. Walberg's practice currently emphasizes analysis of insurance coverage and duty to defense analysis, insurance fraud investigation, insurance claims consulting, and declaratory actions. She has served as counsel for the Rocky Mountain Association of Special Investigation Units since 2002; and is recognized as a specialist in assisting insurance carriers with claims investigation, examinations under oath and coverage evaluations. Ms. Walberg speaks regularly for the International Association of Special Investigation Units, the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, National Business Institute and local insurance carriers on topics ranging from insurance investigations and bad faith to uninsured motorist laws and insurance coverage. Ms. Walberg also is the author of "New Uninsured Motorist Legislation Changes the Rules," published in The Colorado Lawyer, Sept. 2008. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and earned her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Denver College of Law.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

CO CLE: 7.00 Credit Approval Exp
12/15/2019
Includes - Ethics: 1.20
This program may qualify for up to 7.0 hours of self-study general Colorado Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 1.2 ethics credit.


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