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The Judges' View: Illinois Civil Court Litigation Do's and Don'ts Webinar

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The Judges' View: Illinois Civil Court Litigation Do's and Don'ts

Workshop Description/Agenda

Learn What the Civil Court Judges Want You to Know to be a Better Advocate

Knowing what your judge expects will help you navigate your case through court without detrimental bumps and hiccups. That's why we've asked the local civil court judges to tell you up front what the rules and expectations in their courtrooms are. Take the opportunity to ask your questions and hear what other attorneys may struggle with. Up your litigation game - register today!

  • Hear first-hand about the judges' pet peeves and preferences.
  • Find out how you can speed up your case and promote settlement.
  • Learn when to resolve issues on your own and when to involve the judge.
  • Clarify the rules of evidence as they're applied in specific situations.
  • Identify unacceptable litigation tactics that can get you sanctioned.
  • Avoid common mistakes in discovery, pre-trial conferences and trial presentation.
  • Make your interactions with the judge positive and effective.


Session Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM Central
Break: 2:30 PM - 2:45PM Central
Presenters: Hon. Margaret A. Brennan, Hon. Melissa A. Durkin, Hon. Kathy M. Flanagan, Hon. Bridget Jane Hughes, Hon. Bridget A. Mitchell, Hon. Brendan A. O'Brien, Hon. Diane M. Shelley, Hon. Jeffrey L. Warnick
Moderator: Robert A. Kezelis

  1. Navigating the Local Civil Court Procedure: Concrete Rules and Unwritten Etiquette
  2. Initial Pleadings, Filing Suggestions, Common Motions Mistakes
  3. Case Management and Scheduling: Personal Preferences and Pet Peeves
  4. Summary Judgment Motions and Hearings
  5. Judges' View of Discovery
  6. Pre-Trial Briefs and Litigation Techniques That Facilitate Case Resolution
  7. Expert Use and Evidence: What Judges Focus on When Making Decisions
  8. Seeking the Judge's Guidance Outside of Scheduled Conferences
  9. Jury Selection and Juror Requests - What is Appropriate?
  10. Trial Presentation Do's and Don'ts

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level online seminar is designed for attorneys.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Judicial Forum

Training Course Summary: The Judges' View: Illinois Civil Court Litigation Do's and Don'ts

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