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What Judges Think: Real-World Scenarios in Civil Court - An Interactive Workshop

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April, 2018

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79407CDRA

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From Event: What Judges Think: Real-World Scenarios in Civil Court - An Interactive Workshop , held April 2018.

Program Description

As you know all too well, different judges have different preferences when it comes to motion practice, discovery extensions, oral arguments and more. Don't blindly begin the litigation process before you know what the bench wants. Obtain this thought-provoking guide filled with situations you face every day and get to know what judges expect from you. Order today!

Course Content

Morning Session

  1. Local Court Procedures: How do You Avoid Slip-Ups With Filings, Ex Parte Communication and More? (With Example Situations)
  2. Motion Practice: How do Judges Decide, and What do You Include?
  3. Summary Judgment: Why Does it Get Denied? (With Practical Hypotheticals)
  4. Juries: How do Judges Handle Voir Dire and Jury Instructions?
  5. Ethical Considerations

Afternoon Session

  1. Discovery: What are Best Practices for Handling Extensions, Disputes and Post-Discovery Periods? (With Compelling Case Studies)
  2. Dealing With Pro Se Litigants: What do Judges Expect From Attorneys? (With Sample Scenarios)
  3. Oral Arguments, Exhibits and Courtroom Behavior: What's Permissible and What's Appropriate?
  4. Witnesses: How do Judges Handle Credibility, Experts, Reports and Other Things? (With Examples)
  5. Attorney Actions That Annoy Judges: How Can You Avoid Them?

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 6.00 IL * 04/05/2020
CLE 6.00 MO 04/06/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Morning Session: 9:00 - 12:00; AM Break: 10:30 - 10:45
Panel Members: Hon. Judy Preddy Draper, Hon. David C. Mason, Hon. Brian H. May, Hon. Mark H. Neill, Hon. Michael Noble, Hon. Steven Ohmer, Hon. Ellen H. Ribaudo and Hon. Joseph L. Walsh III.
Moderator: Amy Collignon Gunn

  1. Local Court Procedures: How do You Avoid Slip-Ups With Filings, Ex Parte Communication and More? (With Example Situations)
    1. Scenario 1: Ex Parte Uncertainties
    2. Scenario 2: Contact Me Any Time
  2. Motion Practice: How do Judges Decide, and What do You Include?
  3. Summary Judgment: Why Does it Get Denied? (With Practical Hypotheticals)
    1. Scenario 1: Motion Drafting Missteps
    2. Scenario 2: How Much Evidence?
  4. Juries: How do Judges Handle Voir Dire and Jury Instructions?
  5. Ethical Considerations (11:00 - 12:00)
    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

Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:30; PM Break: 2:30 - 2:45
Panel Members: Hon. Judy Preddy Draper, Hon. David C. Mason, Hon. Brian H. May, Hon. Mark H. Neill, Hon. Michael Noble, Hon. Steven Ohmer, Hon. Ellen H. Ribaudo and Hon. Joseph L. Walsh III.
Moderator: Amy Collignon Gunn

  1. Discovery: What are Best Practices for Handling Extensions, Disputes and Post-Discovery Periods? (With Compelling Case Studies)
    1. Scenario 1: Discovery Extension Denials
    2. Scenario 2: Moving to Compel Discovery
  2. Dealing With Pro Se Litigants: What do Judges Expect From Attorneys? (With Sample Scenarios)
    1. Scenario 1: Uncooperative Pro Se Litigant
    2. Scenario 2: Enraged Pro Se Litigant
  3. Oral Arguments, Exhibits and Courtroom Behavior: What's Permissible and What's Appropriate?
  4. Witnesses: How do Judges Handle Credibility, Experts, Reports and Other Things? (With Examples)
    1. Scenario 1: Expert Witness Credibility and Bias
    2. Scenario 2: Blocking Expert Testimony
  5. Attorney Actions That Annoy Judges: How Can You Avoid Them?

HON. JUDY PREDDY DRAPER is an Associate Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.

HON. DAVID C. MASON is a Circuit Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in St. Louis City.

HON. BRIAN H. MAY is a Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.

HON. MARK H. NEILL is a Circuit Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in St. Louis City.

HON. MICHAEL NOBLE is a Circuit Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in St. Louis City.

HON. STEVEN OHMER is a Circuit Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in St. Louis City.

HON. ELLEN H. RIBAUDO is a Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.

HON. JOSEPH L. WALSH III is a Circuit Court Judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County.

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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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

IL CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
04/05/2020
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
04/06/2020
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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