Why you should attend
At this annual update program, you will learn from an outstanding faculty of law firm practitioners and in-house counsel, with input from the federal bench, about significant recent developments and best practices in federal civil practice.
What you will learn
- The new Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 and its impact on your trial strategy
- Update on new developments and best practices for counsel during pretrial and at trial
- How judges view the actions of lawyers, as well as their “pet peeves”
- Use of experts: admissibility and emerging trends
- Class actions: new developments and lessons learned
- Managing electronic discovery
- The views of in-house counsel; what outside counsel are doing now to add value and facilitate collaboration
- New and evolving ethical issues in federal practice
- Earn up to one MCLE credit hour in ethics
Who should attend
This program is designed for all litigators, including the new trial lawyer who needs to learn the practical application of the federal rules, as well as the experienced trial attorney who would benefit from an update on the most recent federal issues.
Join Reed Smith Partner Sarah Wolff for her panel entitled "Best Practices & Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation." Topics will include:
- How have things changed in class action practice?
- Important lessons learned over the years
- Predictions about the future of class action litigation, including developments under CAFA, trends in approval of class actions, and the role of objectors
Download the .PDF below or visit pli.edu for additional information or to register.