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Federal Court Practice 101: Introduction to the Nuts & Bolts of Federal Civil Practice

Length: 2 hours 36 minutes

This program is designed to introduce attorneys, particularly those in their first three years of practice, to the nuts and bolts of federal civil practice.  By focusing on real-life scenarios and
practical skills, the panelists will share their advice on how to succeed at each stage of litigation
in federal court, from the initial conference to the close of discovery. The focus will be on providing attendees with practical knowledge that they can apply to their own cases. The
panelists, which will include both practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary, will walk attendees through federal civil procedures while discussing strategies and sharing their own
experiences in court.


6:00-6:05 pm        Introduction

6:05-6:25 pm        Starting Litigation – Complaint/Answers

6:25-6:45 pm        Initial conference

6:45-7:15 pm        Discovery (Documents, Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions)

7:15-7:30 pm        Break

7:30-8:00 pm        Depositions

8:00-8:20 pm        Settlement & Mediation

8:20-8:35 pm        Close of Discovery

8:35-9:00 pm         Conclusion and Questions

CLE credit: New York & New Jersey: 3.0 skills. California & Pennsylvania: 2.5 general MCLE. 

Original Recording Date: 11/10/2014

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Federal Court Practice 101 Coursebook
  • Affirmation of Self-Study