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EYL160510 The Essentials of Federal Practice CLE
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The Essentials of Federal Practice CLE

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
(860) 223-4400

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Presented by the Federal Practice Section and the Young Lawyers Section

Seminar Code: EYL160510

CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours

About the Program:

The Essentials of Federal Practice 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


Kristen L. Zaehringer, Murtha Cullina LLP, Stamford






Hon. Stefan R. Underhill, District of Connecticut





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James T. Shearin, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport





Elizabeth Stewart, Murtha Cullina LLP, New Haven




Cost: Includes a light dinner and parking at the public garage at 35 Bank Street
           Member $75
           Non-Member $125
           Law/Paralegal Student $25

Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be prepared. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request