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About

The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Federal Practice Committee proudly present the premier educational event for attorneys who litigate in federal court in Pennsylvania. 

 

What are the differences between trying a case in state court versus federal court?

What are the best strategies for bringing your case in federal court?

Do you know how to be the best advocate for your client in federal court?

The Institute provides all the tools you need to succeed in federal court. Using a hypothetical case, federal judges and seasoned practitioners will explore the latest developments affecting your federal practice. Advance your knowledge of federal practice and become a better advocate for your client while connecting with the federal judges and other practitioners who practice in the federal courts.

Hear from 11 Federal Judges in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

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.


First Things: Case Assessment, Forum Selection and Interim Relief

Judge Leeson, Professor Samahon, Mr. Elliott, Ms. Brotman, Mr. Riley (moderator)

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 TRO and PI practice.

Pretrial Procedures

Judge Heffley, Judge Pappert, Mr. Goldner, Ms. Jones, Ms. Conrad (moderator)

Here is your opportunity to hear the judges discuss scheduling, electronic discovery, pretrial orders, Motions in Limine and jury selection.

Danger Beneath the Surface: When Civil Litigation Digs Up Criminal Conduct

Judge Marston, Judge Slomsky, Mr. Gelso, Mr. Mannion, Ms. Ghilardi (moderator)

This panel will address issues arising from parallel proceedings, such as the line between civil and criminal fraud and the ethical handling of criminal allegations.

Keynote Address

Professor Aagaard


Stay Where You Are: A Bankruptcy Has Been Filed!

Judge Ambro, Judge Mayer, Ms. Aaronson, Mr. Giacometti, Ms. John (moderator)

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.

Final Pretrial Matters - It's Not Over Yet

Judge Reid, Professor Juliano, Mr. Pratt, President Wilkinson, Judge Kearney (moderator)

This panel will consider the filing of a summary judgment motion, participation in a settlement conference, preparation of a final pretrial memo, jury instrustion, trial exhibits and trial.

Knocking on the Door of the Court of Appeals

Judge Fisher, Judge Rendell, Mr. Flitter, Mr. Sweitzer

Join us for a discussion of collateral appeals from preliminary orders (PI, denial of remand, grand jury) and preservation of the record for appeal.

Closing Remarks

Ms. Conrad

 

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.

Recorded in October 2021.

Practice Areas

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Prof. Todd Aagaard Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Anne M. Aaronson Esq. Dilworth Paxson LLP (Phila)
Hon. Thomas L. Ambro US Court of Appeals Third Circuit
Ellen C. Brotman Esq. Brotman Law
Nancy Conrad Esq. White and Williams LLP (Center Vly)
Thomas J. Elliott Esq. Elliott Greenleaf PC (Blue Bell)
Hon. D. Michael Fisher United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Cary L. Flitter Esq. Flitter Milz, PC
Philip Gelso Esq. Law Offices of Philip Gelso
Melinda C. Ghilardi Esq. Munley Law PC
Harry John Giacometti Esq. Flaster Greenberg PC (Phila)
Harold M. Goldner Esq. Kraut Harris, PC
Hon. Marilyn Heffley United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Anne N. John Esq. John & John, Attorneys at Law
Marie Milie Jones Esq. JonesPassodelis PLLC
Prof. Ann C. Juliano Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Hon. Mark A. Kearney United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Hon. Joseph F. Leeson Jr. United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Christopher J. Mannion Esq. Ofc of the US Attorney
Hon. Karen S. Marston US District Court Eastern District of PA
Hon. Patricia M. Mayer US Bankruptcy Court Eastern District PA
Hon. Gerald J. Pappert United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Marcel S. Pratt Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)
Hon. Scott W. Reid US District Court Eastern District of PA
Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Riley H. Ross III, Esq. Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross, LLC
Tuan Naim Samahon JD Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Hon. Joel H. Slomsky United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Brett G. Sweitzer Esq. Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
President Kathleen D. Wilkinson PBA President
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP (Philadelphia)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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