The next installment of our teleconference series on best practices for managing litigation cases focuses on Motion Practice.
Virtually every civil case will involve the use of motion practice. A motion is essentially a request made to the Court to obtain a certain action or ruling. Motions are used for issues of all sizes; they may be used to accomplish anything from enrolling as counsel to asking the court to dismiss grant judgment without trial. Therefore, it is crucial for civil litigators to be well-versed in the ins and outs of motions. Knowing the applicable procedural rules, how and when motions are used, the evidence that may be submitted with particular motions, and how to oppose motions are essential for every civil litigator today.
This one-hour panel discussion will provide various tips and tricks to approaching motions in federal and state civil litigation. Topics will include:
· What can motions be used for?
· Limits of motions
· Timing of motions
· Procedural rules applicable to motions
· What evidence may be submitted with a motion
· Best practices in structuring motions
· How to oppose a motion
· Ethical considerations including cost and delay
Sponsored by: American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee
Moderator: Lauren Marsicano, Co-Founder, Marsicano + Leyva
Speakers: Emery Richards, Associate, Blank Rome
Jason Fulton, Partner, Diamond McCarthy
Rich Rivera, Associate, Smith, Gambrell & Russell