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What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know

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May, 2018

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79176CDRA

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From Event: What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know, held May 2018.

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

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 6.00 IL * 05/10/2020
CLE 6.00 MO 05/11/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Members:
Hon. Jason Brown, Hon. Michael Cordonnier, Hon. Robert E. George, Hon. Jennifer Growcock, Hon. Laura Johnson, Hon. David Munton, Hon. Scott Sifferman, Hon. Mark Stephens, and Hon. David T. Tunnell

  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 PM
Panel Members:
Hon. Jason Brown, Hon. Michael Cordonnier, Hon. Robert E. George, Hon. Jennifer Growcock, Hon. Laura Johnson, Hon. David Munton, Hon. Scott Sifferman, Hon. Mark Stephens, and Hon. David T. Tunnell

  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. JASON BROWN is a Circuit Court Judge in the 31st Judicial Circuit in Greene County, Missouri.

HON. MICHAEL CORDONNIER is a Circuit Court Judge in the 31st Judicial Circuit in Greene County, Missouri.

HON. ROBERT E. GEORGE is an Associate Circuit Judge in the 39th Judicial Circuit in Lawrence County, Missouri.

HON. JENNIFER GROWCOCK is a Circuit Court Judge in the 38th Judicial Circuit in Christian County, Missouri.

HON. LAURA JOHNSON is the Presiding Circuit Court Judge in the 38th Judicial Circuit in Christian and Taney counties, Missouri.

HON. DAVID MUNTON is the Presiding Circuit Court Judge in the 28th Judicial Circuit in Barton, Cedar, Dade and Vernon counties, Missouri.

HON. SCOTT SIFFERMAN is an Associate Circuit Judge in the 39th Judicial Circuit in Lawrence County, Missouri.

HON. MARK STEPHENS is an Associate Circuit Judge in the 39th Judicial Circuit in Stone County, Missouri.

HON. DAVID T. TUNNELL is an Associate Circuit Judge in the 30th Judicial Circuit in Webster County, Missouri.

MODERATOR - NEIL CHANTER has been with the law firm of Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C. in Springfield, Missouri since 1998, becoming a shareholder in 2002. Mr. Chanter's areas of practice include personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and medical malpractice litigation. Originally from the United Kingdom, he received his Bachelor of Laws degree, with honors, from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, Great Britain in 1995, first moving to the United States in 1996. Mr. Chanter is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors), the American Association for Justice, and The Missouri Bar.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

IL CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
05/10/2020
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of recorded technology CLE credit, which includes approval for 1.0 hour of legal ethics CLE credit by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.


MO CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
05/11/2020
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.


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