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EDU150919 The Essentials of Civil Litigation: Pre-Trial Litigation Practice in CT Superior Courts
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The University of Connecticut Law School Foundation will sponsor this full day of training for recent law school grads, and others seeking a primer on Connecticut Civil Litigation. The program will feature instruction from experienced practitioners on the essentials of pleadings, motion practice, and discovery in Connecticut.

When: Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Presented by University of Connecticut Law School Foundation Inc. and the Connecticut Bar Institute

Seminar Code: EDU150919 

About the Program:
This seminar will present the basics of pre-trial litigation practice in the Connecticut Superior Court.  It will focus on aspects of the litigation process that are not often taught in law school, including the drafting and service of pleadings; the prosecution of pre-trial motions and requests; and the drafting and service of discovery devices such as interrogatories, requests for production and deposition notices.  An expert faculty composed of experienced civil litigators will present three ninety-minute sessions.

Who Should Attend:
Recently-admitted attorneys, and anyone who is interested in a primer on Connecticut Civil Litigation.





Thomas O. Farrish, Day Pitney LLP, Hartford





Benjamin C. Jensen, Robinson + Cole LLP, Hartford





Matthew T. Wax-Krell, Rogin Nassau LLC, Hartford


Program Agenda:

9:00 a.m.                    Registration/Breakfast

 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.   Session A:  How to draft and serve pleadings in Connecticut state court

o   Drafting the complaint and the summons – and figuring out the “return date”

o   Rules for responding to the complaint with a motion to dismiss, request to revise or motion to strike

11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.  Break

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  Session B:  How to get a pre-trial motion or request adjudicated in Connecticut state court

o   The rules for getting a motion onto the court’s “short calendar”

o   How to get oral argument on a motion

o   Special rules for motions in complex cases

12:45 p.m. -1:30 p.m.   Lunch

   1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.   Session C:  How to draft and serve discovery requests in Connecticut state court

o   Rules for interrogatories, requests for production and requests for admissions

o   Taking discovery concerning expert witnesses

o   Rules for noticing depositions, including how you depose a corporation

 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Q&A


Event Cost: Registration includes a light breakfast, lunch, and parking
 Member $35
                        Non-member $75
                        UConn Law Student or Alum $25


** Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds will not be granted after this time.




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