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PLI: Pretrial Practice 2020 (Webinar)

PLI: Pretrial Practice 2020 (Webinar)

Presented by PLI (Practising Law Institute)

Webinar CLE Credit: 7.5 NY General Skills credits

Why You Should Attend

Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation continues to change. As fewer civil cases are tried, the staples of pretrial practice — pleadings, motions to dismiss, discovery, Daubert motions, summary judgment, and settlement — have replaced trials as the focus of litigation. What does the changing nature of pretrial practice in litigation mean for your practice? Join our faculty of experienced plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys, inside counsel, judges and others as they review what you need to know to succeed at this increasingly important stage of litigation.

What You Will Learn

  • Planning the Litigation
  • Investigating the facts and the law
  • Pleading your case
  • Pretrial motions
  • Settlement Strategies

Special Features
The program offers transitional Skills credit. 

Who Should Attend
This program will help attorneys who are not yet experienced litigators become familiar with the ins and outs of pretrial practice. 

JAMS Featured Speakers

Henry Pitman

Preparing to File a Lawsuit | 9:15am – 10:15am

  • Collecting relevant documentary evidence
  • The federal rule on the preservation of evidence
  • Collecting evidence from potential witnesses (client and third-party)
  • Initial contact with the opposition
  • Deciding where to sue
  • Drafting a complaint


Mark Segall

Settlement | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

  • When and how to begin settlement talks
  • The use of mediation - court-annexed and private
  • Developing a negotiating strategy
  • The need for separate settlement counsel
  • Ensuring confidentiality of settlement discussions
  • What is proper bluffing and what is impermissible?

Featured People

Hon. Henry Pitman (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
Mark E. Segall, Esq.
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
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