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Mobile Phone Evidence at Trial: Obtaining and Admitting Call Logs, Text Messages, and Loca...
January 20, 2022 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE course will guide litigators on obtaining and using cell phone evidence at trial, from issuing discovery requests to overcoming admissibility issues. Our panel will also discuss the function of expert witnesses in providing evidence on cell phone location, GPS, text messaging, and other com... Read More

Litigation Strategies for Neutralizing Anger in Settlement Negotiations and Jury Trials: P...
Taking Aim at Reptile Tactics, Humanizing the Entity, Countering Irrational Emotion Withou...
January 27, 2022 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE course is about ways defendants can vigorously defend against liability, head off nuclear verdicts, and reach better settlements by doing more than just denying fault or poking holes in plaintiff's case. The panel will address how counsel in jury trials can interrupt and effectively counter... Read More

Leveraging Federal Rule of Evidence 1006: Using Summaries to Prove the Content of Volumino...
August 26, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will guide counsel on correctly using and applying Federal Rule of Evidence 1006 (and state counterparts) to admit summaries, charts, or calculations and prove the content of documents that are too "voluminous" to be conveniently viewed in court. The program will highlight some unusu... Read More

Combating Plaintiff Reptilian Tactics in Complex Litigation: Discovery, Voir Dire, Direct...
July 15, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will guide litigators on combating the trial strategy commonly known as the "reptile theory." The panel will educate counsel about identifying and responding to "reptile" tactics at every stage of a matter, from discovery through closing argument. Read More

Non-Retained Experts: Leveraging the Opinions of Specialized Eye-Witnesses and Participant...
May 20, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will review the advantages and challenges of using non-retained experts in complex litigation. The panel will discuss how to identify non-retained experts, when some or all of the disclosure and reporting requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 apply, how to prevent waiver... Read More

Direct Examination: Making the Facts Understandable, Presenting Compelling and Credible Wi...
May 13, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will review how to be effective on direct examination so that the factfinder hears an interesting, articulate, and credible witness. The program will explore why direct examination is so difficult, how to work with the witnesses one has, the limits of what opposing counsel can ask ab... Read More

Mobile Phone Evidence at Trial: Obtaining and Admitting Call Logs, Text Messages, and Loca...
May 4, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will guide litigators on obtaining and using cell phone evidence at trial, from issuing discovery requests to overcoming admissibility issues. Our panel will also discuss the function of expert witnesses in providing evidence on cell phone location, GPS, text messaging, and other com... Read More

Media Management Strategies in Litigation
April 29, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will discuss the immense importance of how publicity and media attention can influence litigation and public opinion and how attorneys acting as counsel or as commentators in these cases can maximize the advantages while avoiding jeopardizing their standing and reputations while adva... Read More

FRE 902(13) and (14): Self-Authentication of ESI, Best Practices From 2021 Sedona Commenta...
April 21, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will guide litigators in using Federal Rules of Evidence 902(13) and (14) to have records derived from electronic sources admitted into evidence. The panel will discuss the scope of the rules, state analogs, and avoiding unexpected stumbling blocks when obtaining the necessary certif... Read More

Defending Punitive Damages Cases and Preventing Runaway Awards: New Approaches
January 28, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will discuss how to give the jury reasons not to award punitive damages even if it ultimately decides the client caused the alleged harm and should compensate the plaintiff. The panel will discuss important pre-trial considerations, legal protections available to the defendant, and c... Read More

Motions in Limine: Admitting Key Evidence, Educating the Court, Capturing Settlement Lever...
December 8, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will offer counsel new appreciation of the power and versatility of motions in limine to alter the course of litigation. The panel will guide counsel in how to use them proficiently and proactively to not only obtain rulings on critical pieces of evidence but also to educate the cour... Read More

Leveraging Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in Settlement Negotiations
Inducing Favorable Settlements, Avoiding Potential Pitfalls, Shifting Attorneys' Fees
November 24, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will analyze Rule 68 offers of judgment and how they may induce settlement. The program will discuss the mechanics of the rule, strategic considerations defendants must consider in light of the consequences of making the offer, and factors for plaintiffs to contemplate in considering... Read More

Preliminary Injunction Litigation: Winning or Defeating Emergency Motions
Obtaining Pretrial Relief in Federal Court and Enforcing the Order Through Contempt Remedi...
July 21, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will cover the strategies and best practices for obtaining or opposing accelerated pre-trial relief and how to enforce a preliminary injunction or temporary restraining order (TRO). Injunctions are powerful tools to stop wrongdoing and preserve the dissipation of assets. But even the... Read More

Leveraging Depositions and Testimony From Prior Litigation as Evidence at Trial: FRCP 32 a...
Avoiding Redundant and Costly Depositions
July 7, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will take practitioners beyond the fundamentals of using depositions for impeachment and discuss when depositions from prior litigation may be introduced as substantive evidence. The webinar also will cover when to anticipate using a deposition in subsequent cases and how to lay a pr... Read More

Impact of New FRE 807 on Hearsay Evidence: New Residual Exception
May 12, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will alert trial lawyers to the new opportunities and challenges presented by the Dec. 1, 2019, amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 807 regarding the residual exception to the hearsay rule. The amendment relaxes some of the barriers to the admission of hearsay, and counsel must be... Read More

Lay Opinion Testimony Under FRE 701: Admission and Exclusion Challenges
January 22, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will educate counsel as to the nuances of Federal Rule of Evidence 701, which attempts to define the parameters of admissible opinion evidence from lay witnesses. Trial lawyers who understand Rule 701 can use this powerful tool to expand the testimony of their own witnesses and restr... Read More

Voir Dire and Opening Statements: Influencing the Jury During and Immediately After Select...
January 7, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will provide litigators with critical tools for preparing voir dire and opening statements. Trial lawyers have the opportunity to influence potential jurors through creative and effective voir dire. Opening statements then allow the attorney to set the stage for the rest of the trial... Read More

Using Civil Conspiracy to Establish Vicarious Liability
Determining Evidence to Prove a Conspiratorial Agreement; Circumstantial Evidence; Persona...
December 17, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will provide trial lawyers with detailed guidance on a valuable but underutilized tool to expand the scope of liability in a civil action: pleading and proving the existence of a conspiracy. This webinar will address, among other things, the many misconceptions about this powerful le... Read More

Collecting Arbitration Awards: Substantive and Procedural Aspects of Enforcement and Monet...
October 23, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will educate counsel as to the steps necessary to make an arbitration award something more than a piece of paper. Arbitrators lack the power to enforce their awards, therefore it is imperative that the victor know the necessary steps to follow to collect the spoils. These steps inclu... Read More

Affirmative Defenses Under Twombly and Iqbal: Complying With Higher Pleading Standards in...
October 16, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will provide trial attorneys with the knowledge of how to succeed in asserting affirmative defenses under the tighter pleading standards that have developed under Twombly, Iqbal, and their lower and state court progeny. Failure to know when and how to plead these defenses can be fata... Read More

Using Depositions at Trial: Impeachment, Refreshing Recollection, Offer of Proof, Admissio...
November 20, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will discuss the use of deposition testimony at trial under F.R.C.P. 32 and comparable state evidence rules. The program will cover using deposition testimony for impeachment, refreshing recollection, offer of proof, admission of a party opponent, and unavailable witness. The program... Read More

FRE 803 Hearsay Evidence: Leveraging the Rules and Exceptions to Admit Evidence or Make Su...
June 20, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will review the scope of the Federal Rules of Evidence hearsay rules and the most common and complex exceptions. The panel will outline best practices for either getting evidence admitted or making sustainable objections. The panel will also discuss the applicability of hearsay rules... Read More

Admissibility of Evidence at Trial: Overcoming the Challenges of Authentication, Relevance...
April 25, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will provide trial counsel with best practices for getting evidence admitted at trial, authenticating the evidence, proving its relevancy, establishing foundation and overcoming hearsay objections. Read More

Social Media, Internet and Email Evidence at Trial: Admissibility of Electronic Evidence
Overcoming the Challenges of Authentication, Relevance and Hearsay to Get Evidence Admitte...
February 28, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will provide trial counsel with best practices for getting social media evidence admitted at trial, authenticating the evidence, proving its relevancy, and overcoming hearsay objections. The program will also address ethical considerations that counsel must weigh when using social me... Read More

Leveraging Technology in the Courtroom: Planning and Creating Winning Digital Trial Presen...
Strategies for Using 3D Animation, Trial Software, iPads, Video, Mobile Apps, Wearables an...
July 7, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will provide trial counsel with strategies for effectively using technology in the courtroom. The panel will discuss how to create digital presentations that will capture and hold a jury's attention, integrate technology into examinations and arguments, and leverage data from wearabl... Read More

Rule 702 and Daubert Standards for Expert Witness Testimony: Bringing and Defending Dauber...
February 9, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will prepare litigators to meet the Daubert standards on admissibility of expert opinion testimony and outline effective strategies for bringing and defending Daubert motions. Read More

Impeachment of Witnesses in Civil Litigation: Strategies for Discrediting Adverse Witnesse...
Using Depositions, Testimony and Correspondence to Impeach With Prior Inconsistent Stateme...
November 17, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will prepare counsel to strategically and effectively impeach witnesses in civil litigation. The panel will discuss how to use prior inconsistent statements, contradictory facts and evidence of bias to impeach the credibility of adverse witnesses; when to impeach your own witness; an... Read More

Leveraging Expert Testimony: Navigating Daubert Standards, Strategies for Direct and Cross...
September 22, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will provide advanced techniques for preparing for and conducting direct and cross examinations of expert witnesses in civil and commercial litigation. Our authoritative panel of commercial litigators will outline effective strategies for meeting Daubert standards on admissibility of... Read More

Summary Judgment Motions: Advanced Strategies for Civil Litigation
Weighing the Risk of Showing Your Hand, Leveraging Discovery Tools and Timing, Identifying...
April 8, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

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 t... Read More

Optimizing Jury Selection in Commercial Litigation: Strategic Use of Questioning, Strikes...
March 11, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will provide litigators with key techniques for selecting jurors. The panel will offer specific tips for using social media, strategic questioning, identifying juror bias, dealing with tainted jury panels, and avoiding common mistakes during voir dire. Read More

Rule 702 and Daubert Standards for Expert Witness Testimony
Best Practices for Bringing and Defending Daubert Challenges
February 12, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will prepare litigators to meet the Daubert standards on admissibility of expert opinion testimony and outline effective strategies for bringing and defending Daubert motions. Read More

Pleading Standards, Affirmative Defenses and Motions to Dismiss in Federal Court
Navigating Rule 8 Pleadings, 12(b)(6) and (f) Motions to Dismiss, and Standards in Removal...
August 29, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download

This CLE course will discuss the evolution of pleadings standards since Iqbal/Twombly and how to survive a motion to dismiss. The panel will also discuss the applicability of the heightened pleadings standard to affirmative defenses as well as cases removed to federal court for diversity. Read More