Join us for the same great content of the Retreat in a virtual format this year.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
1:00 - 1:15 pm
Welcome and Introduction
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Conducting Complex Litigation - Assembling the Pieces of the Puzzle
Judge Kearney, Judge Domitrovich, Judge Nealon, Tom Hurd, Kim Krupka, Brian Simmons (moderator)
As litigation becomes more complex, the challenges for the litigator become more daunting. Get some tips from experienced judges and trial lawyers to help you successfully navigate those challenges.
2:15 - 2:30 pm
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Ethical Issues in Complex Litigation: More Fuel for Sleepless Nights
Judge Kearney, Judge Domitrovich, Judge Nealon, Tom Hurd, Kim Krupka, Tom Wilkinson (moderator)
Complex litigation creates unique ethical issues. Our experienced panel will examine some of the ethical challenges to look out for and how to deal with them.
3:30 - 3:45 pm
3:45 - 4:45 pm
Diversity and Inclusion in Civil Litigation
Judge Oliver, Wes Payne, Jay Silberblatt, Trent Hargrove (moderator,), Jessie Smith (moderator)
Join us for an interactive discussion using real-life scenarios about issues affecting your practice. Topics will include addressing and responding to conduct that is based on gender, race and other protected categories.
Friday, May 7, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Inside View of Appellate Practice and Procedures
Judge Rendell, Judge Nichols, Judge Leavitt, Karl Myers, Pam Van Blunk (moderator)
This appellate practice roundtable discussion will include a behind the scenes view of our appellate courts, practice tips for briefs and oral argument, and professionalism and civility among the bar. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to get the inside scoop from distinguished members of our appellate bench.
2:00 - 2:15 pm
2:15 - 3:15 pm
A Different Persuasion: Arguing Before the Appellate Courts
Judge Rendell, Judge Nichols, Judge Leavitt, Joshua Engel, Riley Ross, III, Dean Rodney Smolla, Nancy Conrad (moderator)
In this second session, oral argument will be presented on two cases followed by discussion with our appellate bench, including practice tips on how to be persuasive before an appellate court. Take away insights from the judges about what they look for in oral arguments.
3:15 - 3:30 pm
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Mindfulness Virtual Walk (No CLE Credit)
All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital book. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI customer service at 800-932-4637. Please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed version of the course book to be shipped.