Pretrial Practice 2014

Pretrial Practice 2014
Sponsored by: Practicing Law Institute
June 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation has undergone tremendous 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, and judges as they review what you need to know to succeed at this increasingly important stage of litigation.

Spotlight on JAMS Speaker: Hon. Wayne Brazil (Ret.)
June 25, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Topic: Settlement

  • 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?

Location:
PLI California Center
685 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105

For further details and to register, please visit PLI's Pretrial Practice 2014 page.