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Practitioners may fall into habits and routines and, in doing so, lose sight of creative ways to use discovery advantageously. This panel is designed to change those habits and provide refreshing insights into old tools as well as new techniques like fighting “proportionality” and using it to plaintiffs’ advantage. Our approach will be pragmatic, covering several discovery tools in sufficient depth to give practitioners real-world strategies they can immediately put to use. For instance, we will propose new ideas for using Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, requests for admission, Rule 34 requests for entry on land, and share drafts of effective interrogatories instead of the usual canned requests. We will also focus on both offensive and defensive discovery techniques in light of the December 2015 amendments to Rule 26 to include proportionality as a component of the scope of discovery.
This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.
Katherine L. Butler Katherine L. Butler is a partner in the Houston firm of Butler & Harris. In addition to her active employment law practice, Ms. Butler has written and lectured extensively on trial and appellate practice, particularly in the area of employment law....MoreKatherine L. Butler is a partner in the Houston firm of Butler & Harris. In addition to her active employment law practice, Ms. Butler has written and lectured extensively on trial and appellate practice, particularly in the area of employment law. She is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and serves as immediate past chair of the Legal Advocacy Subcommittee of the American Diabetes Association. Ms. Butler is also a past President of the Texas Employment Lawyers Association, a past Chair of the State Bar Labor & Employment Law Section, and serves on the Judicial Nominations Committee, Affiliate Relations Committee, and Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Collapse
David E. Schlesinger David Schlesinger is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Nichols Kaster, PLLP. His experience includes victories as first chair trial counsel. He has successfully litigated a wide variety of employment claims from discrimination to wage and hour...MoreDavid Schlesinger is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Nichols Kaster, PLLP. His experience includes victories as first chair trial counsel. He has successfully litigated a wide variety of employment claims from discrimination to wage and hour to claims under the Federal Railway Safety Act. His practice includes an emphasis on the intersection of employment and business disputes, including litigation of breach of fiduciary duty and minority shareholder claims. He has effectively defended employees from non-compete and trade secret claims brought by their former employers. Mr. Schlesinger is the president of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Collapse
June 28, 2018
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
Outside-The-Box Discovery Tools - Audio
Outside-The-Box Discovery Tools - Paper
How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed
internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.
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You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below).
If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a
Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions.
Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing
all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.