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EYL141021-Federal Practice 101 CLE
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EYL141021-Federal Practice 101 CLE

Federal Practice 101 introduces attorneys to the basics of federal practice. The panel consists of two experienced federal civil litigators who will provide practical guidance on how to navigate the federal judicial system and the Honorable Stefan R. Underhill who will offer his insights to give attendees a better understanding of the expectations of the federal bench. The program will enable attorneys litigating in federal court to be more effective advocates on behalf of their clients.

10/21/2014
When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank St
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
(860)223-4400


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Presented by the Young Lawyers Section

Seminar Code: EYL141021

CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours

 

About the Program:

Federal Practice 101 introduces attorneys to the basics of federal practice. The panel consists of two experienced federal civil litigators who will provide practical guidance on how to navigate the federal judicial system and the Honorable Stefan R. Underhill who will offer his insights to give attendees a better understanding of the expectations of the federal bench. The program will enable Connecticut attorneys litigating in federal court to be more effective advocates on behalf of their clients.

Who Should Attend: 

Both new and experienced attorneys will benefit from this training.


You will learn:

  • Practice and procedure from complaint to discovery, including requirements of federal complaint, pre-answer responses to the complaint, answers and defenses, default judgement.
  • The local rules and motion practice, including summary judgment
  • The rules of discovery, including Rule 26(f) reports, initial disclosures, depositions, and joint trial management reports

Speakers:
The Honorable Stefan R. Underhill, United States District Judge, District of Connecticut, Bridgeport
James T. Shearin, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

Elizabeth J. Stewart, Murtha Cullina LLP, New Haven

Schedule:
First hour:  Complaint to Discovery

  • Drafting the complaint and federal pleading requirements. 
  • Pre-answer responses to the complaint – the Motion to Dismiss.
  • Answers and defenses.
  • How to obtain a Default and Default Judgment.
  • The Local Rules and Motion Practice.

Second hour:  Discovery to Trial

  • Rule 26(f) ReportsInitial Disclosures and permissible written Discovery. 
  • Rule 26(a) and 26(b).
  • Depositions.  Rule 30 and Rule 30(b)(6).
  • Summary Judgment
  • Joint Trial Management Reports.

Event Cost:  Member $75
                        Non-member $125
                        Law/Paralegal Student $25 (as space is available)


** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds are not available with less than two business days' notice.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.