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Course begins Monday, June 16, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Additional Dates
Monday, June 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:
Public Sector and Non-Profit attorneys may attend for $35. Register above as "Law Office Staff."

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Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium

Course ID: C061614

Number of Sessions: 2

Credits: 6 NJ Credits: 2 Ethics; 4 General
6 NY Credits: 2 ethics; 2 Skills; 2 PP

Course Description:

A panel of experts explores the latest issues involved in federal court practice, along with commentary by Judge Lorna Schofield,  who provides her insights into the issues being discussed with a “View from the Bench” after each topic is introduced and discussed.

The first part of the program concentrates on “the Trial,” while the second part focuses on "Discovery."

Agenda -- Day 1, June 16
  • Commencing an Action in Federal Court
  • Responding to a Complaint in Federal Court
  • Seeking and Opposing Summary Judgment
  • Trial of a Civil Case in Federal Court
  • Overview of Post-Trial Procedure: Post-Trial Motions, Commencing and Appeal, enforcement of Judgments

Agenda -- Day 2, June 23

  • Overview of Discovery Methods and Motions
  • Non-Party Discovery
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Taking and Defending Depositions
  • Experts


Judicial Chair: Hon. Lorna Schofield, SDNY

Program Chair: Joel Silverstein, Stern & Kilcullen

Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committee

Faculty: Stewart Aaron, Arnold & Porter LLP; Scott Berman, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP; ; Susan Buckley, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP;  Vincent Chang, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP;  Charles Cohen, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Paul Hanly,Jr.,  Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes LLP; Steven Hoffman, Wilk Auslander; Gregg Kanter, Gregg H. Kanter Law Office LLC;; Veronica Rendon, Arnold & Porter LLP; Richard Williamson, Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP


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