Program Details

Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls that Every New Civil Litigator Should Know

Content Partner:  Boston Bar Association
Price: $110.00*
Member Price:  $90.00
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This program will provide a unique opportunity for new litigators to learn valuable lessons in litigation practice and strategy. The panel of experienced attorneys in varying levels of practice, will address important considerations and nuances of Massachusetts Civil Superior Court.  The discussion will take you from commencement through pre-trial and offer tips, tricks and pitfalls that every new civil litigator should know!

Panelists will lead a detailed discussion on the various stages in the life cycle of a litigation matter, including commencement, discovery, summary judgment and pre-trial.  The program will be geared towards new civil litigators however, it may be useful for experienced pratictioners to join the discussion and add their own tips and experiences.

Specific topics:

a. Complaint
b. Answer
c. Motions to Dismiss / For Judgment on the Pleadings
d. Special Assignment

a. Written Discovery
b. Depositions
c. Expert Discovery

Summary Judgment


Practice Areas: Trial Skills
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 11/01/2012 4:00 PM EDT
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Purchase of this product provides online access for 180 days. If you are purchasing a live webcast, you will receive complimentary access to the on demand version for 180 days once it becomes available. Please note that the on demand and podcast versions may, or may not be accredited in your state.

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Total Credits: 2.25
Specialty Credits: 
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

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