Event

  Representing Your Client in Federal Court Register Here Speaking Engagement 11.07.2013 9:00am — 11.07.2013 4:30pm

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury
Raleigh, NC 27601 

Skillfully Navigate the Rules and Pleading Standards to Reach a Favorable Decision

Whether you're new to Federal Court practice or you just need a quick refresher, this course is for you. Experienced attorney faculty will review federal rules and local procedures and walk you through the life of a case to ensure no steps are missed. Register today!

  • Review federal court rules and tactics to ensure your compliance and boost your chances of success.
  • Make sure you know your case belongs in Federal Court: explore jurisdiction, venue and removal issues.
  • Comply with FRCP Rule 8(a)(2) and give each case a firm footing from the very start.
  • Find the balance between "brief" and "sufficient" to ensure each of your cases goes forward.
  • Get practical guidance on the types of factual content to be included in support of the pleading.
  • Understand how federal court procedures are applied when filing electronically.
  • Analyze the latest court rulings pertaining to discovery to prevent mistakes.
  • Prevent malpractice allegations with proactive legal ethics tips.
  • Discover the Federal Court's best-kept secret: federal magistrate judges - and speed up your litigation process.
  • Troubleshoot to find new solutions to old evidence and expert problems.
  • Mind the critical distinctions between the federal and state courtroom culture.

Who Should Attend
This basic-to-intermediate level course is designed for litigation attorneys. In-house counsel, litigation support professionals and paralegals will also find this information useful.

Course Content

  • Is Federal Court the Right Court? Jurisdiction, Venue and Local Court Procedure
  • Developing a Successful Trial Strategy
  • Pleadings and Evidentiary Issues in Federal Court
  • Thorough Discovery
  • Ethics
  • Case Management
  • Continuing Education Credit


Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

* denotes specialty credits