Session I - Getting ready for the first-career trial, the lawyer trying the last case, and everything in between – Michael J. Needleman
Welcome to Federal Courts 101: Motions, Trial and Post-trial. Now that most courts around the country are fully open and back, myLawCLE and the Federal Bar Association present this program for the lawyer getting ready for the first-career trial, the lawyer trying the last case, and everything in between. Plus, we’ll try a little humour now and again.
Key topics to be discussed:
Pleadings (including complaints and answers and timing)
Responses (not including answers)such as motions and timing
Removal and Remand
Post Trial Filings
Session II - Mastering Federal Court Litigation – Dan Shulman
This session will take you from motion practice in Federal Court through trial and post-trial proceedings. Federal Courts have their own rules and significant differences from State Courts, including how Federal Judges handle motions challenging complaints, experts, and sufficiency of evidence. Federal Courts also have significant differences regarding the conduct of trial, from how voir dire is conducted to how lawyers are permitted to conduct themselves. You will also know what you have to do in federal court to contest an unfavorable result and preserve your record for appeal. Finally, you will look at the considerations in deciding on whether to try your case to the Court or a jury.
Key topics to be discussed:
Date / Time: October 30, 2023
Michael Needleman | Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP
Michael J. Needleman is a Partner in the Firm’s Philadelphia Office and member of the Litigation, Insurance, Employment Practices, Franchise & Distribution, and Corporate & Business Services Groups. He is a litigator in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. A former law clerk, he has been actively trying cases for more than a decade. He has extensive experience handling insurance defense, insurance coverage, employment litigation, and complex commercial litigation matters, including litigating franchise dispute matters. Mr. Needleman has delivered lectures to the insurance industry on various topics and has taught several CLE classes on a variety of litigation-related subjects.
He has also conducted training seminars for employers on maintaining harassment-free workplaces and minimizing claims.
Dan Shulman | Shulman & Buske
Dan Shulman has been a practicing trial lawyer for over 50 years. He specializes in complex commercial and civil rights litigation. He was admitted to practice in Minnesota in 1970 and has tried lawsuits in state and federal courts in Minnesota and numerous other states. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Dan is also a Fellow Emeritus of the Litigation Counsel of America. He was named a Minnesota Lawyer of the Year for 2012 and 2018. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Harvard College (1965), a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Yale University (1967), and a Juris Doctor degree with honors from Harvard Law School (1970).
Session I – Getting ready for the first-career trial, the lawyer trying the last case, and everything in between | 12:00pm – 1:40pm
I. Pleadings (including complaints and answers and timing) | 12:00pm – 12:20pm
II. Responses (not including answers) such as motions and timing | 12:20pm – 12:40pm
III. Removal and Remand | 12:40pm – 1:00pm
Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm
IV. Discovery | 1:10pm – 1:20pm
V. Trial | 1:20pm – 1:30pm
VI. Post Trial Filings | 1:30pm – 1:40pm
Session II – Mastering Federal Court Litigation | 1:40pm – 3:20pm
I. Motion Practice | 1:40pm – 2:10pm
Attempt to resolve the issue
Read the judge’s policies and procedures – is a formal motion to be filed on the docket, or simply sent to the target and a copy given to the judge?