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New Federal Court Jurisdiction, Venue and Pleading Rules

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Price: $199.00*
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The Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, signed into law on December 7, 2011, identifies and clarifies the process for commencing or removing a case to federal court. Do you know the new jurisdiction requirements for federal court? This concise course addresses how the rule changes are shaping the legal practice and offers practical tactics for adapting your approaches to stay current.

  • Understand how the removal procedures have changed.
  • Review the case of Ashcroft vs. Iqbal and understand the implications on initial pleading thresholds.
  • Clarify how to determine residency for purposes of venue.
  • Learn how best to alert the court of related cases to promote judicial efficiency.

Who Should Attend?
This essential program will provide procedural and tactical knowledge for practice in federal court and will benefit attorneys. It may also benefit in-house counsel and paralegals.

Course Content:

  • The New Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act
  • Jurisdiction
  • Initial Pleading Thresholds after Ashcroft v. Iqbal
  • Removing the Case to Federal Court-Key Considerations
  • Choice of Law – Does State or Federal Law Apply?
  • Application of Related Case Doctrine-Your Affidavit

Practice Areas: Litigation & Appeals, Trial Skills
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 08/07/2012
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 30 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Total Credits: 1.5
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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

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