Summary Judgment Motions: Advanced Strategies for Civil Litigation
Weighing the Risk of Showing Your Hand, Leveraging Discovery Tools and Timing, Identifying Inadmissible Evidence
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide litigators with techniques for preparing and presenting successful summary judgment motions. Our panel of experienced litigators will step outside the obvious to explain the nuances in deciding whether and when to file a summary judgment motion, using discovery, timing the motion and more.
- FRCP 56
- Balancing risk v. reward in pursuing MSJ
- Strategic discovery plan
- Identifying inadmissible evidence
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What must be considered in deciding to pursue a MSJ and in balancing the risk of revealing key trial strategy with the likelihood of success?
- What strategies must be implemented in performing discovery with a MSJ in mind?
- How can counsel most effectively make use of third-party discovery?
- What are the best practices for counsel to anticipate the admissibility of evidence?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Eric S. Oto
Law Offices of Eric S. Oto
Mr. Oto’s has over 27 years’ experience in complex business litigation, professional liability matters,... | Read More
Mr. Oto’s has over 27 years’ experience in complex business litigation, professional liability matters, insurance litigation, and general trial practice. Prior to founding his own firm in 1997, he was a senior litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Crosby, Heafey Roach & May [now Reed Smith]. He has represented numerous corporations with respect to contract, liability and corporate governance matters. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries, and has been lead appellate counsel on a number of published opinions.Close
Callahan & Blaine
Mr. Susolik is known and respected as one of the top insurance bad faith and coverage lawyers in the Western United... | Read More
Mr. Susolik is known and respected as one of the top insurance bad faith and coverage lawyers in the Western United States. He has developed a reputation among insurance companies and defense counsel as a leading expert, combining insurance law expertise and knowledge with the powerful skills of a master litigator and trial lawyer. Mr. Susolik has successfully resolved over 1000 insurance disputes during the last 29 years of practice. Mr. Susolik has wide expertise in the full spectrum of insurance bad faith and coverage litigation. His core practice is maximizing insurance benefits for business and corporate policyholders, from Fortune 500 companies to small business entities. He has represented hundreds of corporations, partnerships, associations and other business organizations in complex insurance disputes in his career.Close