Get all the tools you need to succeed in federal court
Using a hypothetical case, federal judges, seasoned practitioners and academics will explore the latest developments affecting your federal practice. Advance your knowledge and become a better advocate for your client.
Hear from eight federal judges
• Here is your chance to hear directly from the judges and take away tips and strategies for trying your case in federal court.
• Learn how the judges think about key issues.
• Understand the procedures involved in moving your case through the court.
What you’ll discover
You will gain valuable insight into:
• Key differences between trying a case in state court versus federal court
• Best strategies for bringing your case in federal court
• How to best represent your client in federal court
9:00 - 10:00 am
First Things: Case Assessment, Forum Selection and Interim Relief
This panel will set up the hypothetical case to be used throughout the day. Come to hear a lively discussion on forum selection, removal, remand, jurisdiction, initial case assessment and temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions practice.
10:00 - 10:10 am
10:10 - 11:10 am
Here is your opportunity to hear the judges discuss scheduling, electronic discovery, pretrial orders, motions in limine and jury selection
11:10 - 11:20 am
11:20 am - 12:20 pm
Stay Where You Are: A Bankruptcy Has Been Filed!
The filing of a bankruptcy petition under Title 11 triggers an automatic stay of the commencement or continuation of proceedings in state and federal court. This panel will discuss the impact of a bankruptcy filing on pending litigation from the perspective of the bench as well as both creditor's and debtor's counsel.
12:20 - 12:50 pm
12:50 - 1:50 pm
Challenges Facing Law Schools During COVID-19
1:50 - 2:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Dangers Beneath the Surface: When Civil Litigation Digs Up Criminal Conduct
This panel will address issues arising from paraleel proceedings, such as the line between civil and criminal fraud and the ethical handling of criminal allegations.
3:00 - 3:10 pm
3:10 - 4:10 pm
Appellate Review: Knocking on the Door of the Court of Appeals During Litigation
This panel will address when the appellate court may "open the door" to your "knock" prior to a final order in the case, including appeals from orders denying or granting remand, temporary or preliminary injunctions, grand jury subpoenas, and proper preservation of the record during this process.
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