State v. Federal Court A-Z: How to Get in, How to Stay Out, and Everything in Between


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Attorneys can expect to learn the differences between State and Federal Courts, including the benefits and drawbacks of each, from what you can expect from the time you file the case until the jury returns and everything in between.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Elected v. appointed Judges—what’s the difference
•   How do you get into federal court and how do you stay out
•   Pretrial motion practice—what to expect
•   Jury voir dire and other aspects of trial in state v. federal courts

Date / Time: April 27, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Closed-captioning available upon request

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Original Broadcast Date: April 27, 2020

Daniel R. Shulman, Esq. is a trial lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who has been trying cases since 1970. He has been chief counsel in antitrust litigation involving major industries in a variety of cases ranging from data storage, media, food, oil and gasoline, airlines, consumer electronics, medical electronics, health care, thoroughbred horses, and many other areas. Mr. Shulman has also been counsel in trademark and patent infringement actions and has an active pro bono civil rights practice. He continues to write and lecture extensively. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society; and the Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association. Mr. Shulman has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, ® 1993-2020. He was named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year for 2012 and 2018. He earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Harvard University, his master’s degree from Yale University, and his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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Section I. How the Judges get to each court

Section II. Federal v. State Jurisdiction

Section III. Removal jurisdiction

Section IV. Pleading differences

Section V. Motion practice differences

Section VI. Trial differences