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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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79419CDRA

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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 7.20 NJ * 12/04/2018
CLE 7.00 NY * 04/13/2020
CLE 6.00 PA * 04/13/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session: 9:00 - 12:00 (Break 10:30-10:45)
Panel Members: Hon. Judith L.A. Friedman, Hon. Michael F. Marmo, Hon. John T. McVay Jr., Hon. James J. Ross and Hon. Kelley T.D. Streib
Moderator: Anthony J. Williott

  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

PM Session: 1:00 - 4:30 (Break 2:30-2:45)
Panel Members: Hon. Judith L.A. Friedman, Hon. Michael F. Marmo, Hon. John T. McVay Jr., Hon. James J. Ross and Hon. Kelley T.D. Streib
Moderator: Anthony J. Williott

  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. JUDITH L.A. FRIEDMAN is a Judge in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

HON. MICHAEL F. MARMO is a Judge in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

HON. JOHN T. McVAY JR. is a Judge in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

HON. JAMES J. ROSS is a Judge in the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas.

HON. KELLEY T.D. STREIB is a Judge in the Court of Common Pleas of Butler County.

MODERATOR - ANTHONY J. WILLIOTT is a shareholder with the law firm of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. He practices in the area of civil litigation, with particular emphasis in defense of physicians, hospitals and long-term care facilities in malpractice cases. Mr. Williott also defends product liability, breach of warranty, defamation, and complex matters. He has lectured on and written about medical malpractice defense and the defense perspective in a number of other substantive areas. Mr. Williott received his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University, where he was selected to the Order of Barristers for excellence in trial advocacy following his team's victory in the Gourley Cup Trial Moot Court Competition. He is a fellow in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, and was chosen a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® in 2005, and 2013-2015.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

NJ CLE: 7.20 Credit Approval Exp
12/04/2018
Includes - Civil Trial Law: 6.00, Ethics: 1.20
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.2 hours of alternative format CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of alternative learning format credit for ethics/professionalism. No more than 12.0 hours of alternative learning format CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


NY CLE: 7.00 Credit Approval Exp
04/13/2020
Includes - Ethics: 1.00, Skills: 6.00
This nontraditional format course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 7.0 credit hours. 6.0 hours can be applied to the skills requirement and is approved for experienced attorneys. 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement and is approved for experienced attorneys.


PA CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
04/13/2020
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of distance learning credit, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse distance learning CLE credit. No more than 6.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.


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