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Our veteran trial lawyers present a primer on the behind-the-scenes work before walking into the courtroom. Topics addressed include utilizing a trial notebook, the use of pre-trial motions to design and create a framework for your case, gathering and organizing exhibits from disclosures through deposition to trial, preparing for making and defending anticipated objections during trial, planning motions in limine, drafting a pre-trial order that does not prejudice your client, and early use and development of jury instructions. Come hear experienced trial attorneys explain how they plan to win their trials well before they start!
Kathleen L. Bogas Kathleen L. Bogas is partner at Bogas, Koncius & Croson, P.C. specializing in all areas of Plaintiffs’ employment law. She is a past president of Michigan Association for Justice and past president of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She...MoreKathleen L. Bogas is partner at Bogas, Koncius & Croson, P.C. specializing in all areas of Plaintiffs’ employment law. She is a past president of Michigan Association for Justice and past president of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She is past chairperson of the Negligence Council and currently is Co-Chair of the Judicial Qualifications Committee of the Michigan State Bar. Ms. Bogas has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers and is also a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. She has been awarded the Respected Advocate Award from the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, the Jean King Leadership Award from the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, and the Earl Cline Award for Excellence from the Negligence Section of the State Bar of Michigan. She has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 1989. Ms. Bogas is one of the editors of Federal Employment Litigation and Employment Litigation in Michigan, has written numerous articles, and given presentations in all areas of employment and trial law. Collapse
Samuel J. Cordes Samuel J. Cordes is a partner in the Pittsburgh law firm of Ogg, Cordes, Murphy & Ignelzi, L.L.P. He primarily represents plaintiffs in employment discrimination, ERISA and civil rights actions. The Pittsburgh Tribune Review has called Mr. Cordes...MoreSamuel J. Cordes is a partner in the Pittsburgh law firm of Ogg, Cordes, Murphy & Ignelzi, L.L.P. He primarily represents plaintiffs in employment discrimination, ERISA and civil rights actions. The Pittsburgh Tribune Review has called Mr. Cordes "the Archangel of Employment Rights" in Western Pennsylvania; an "excellent and extremely creative lawyer, which makes him dangerous for the opposition." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has noted that Mr. Cordes is "extremely smart in the scholarly sense and has that practical street smart sense. You don't see that combination in too many lawyers." He often lectures on employment law topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, as well as other local and national organizations. Mr. Cordes has tried to successful verdict 30 employment discrimination cases during the past 15 years. Some of his noteworthy appellate cases include: Fiscus v. Wal-Mart, 385 F.3d 378 (3d Cir. 2004); Armour v. County of Beaver, 271 F.3d 417 (3d Cir. 2001), cert denied, 535 U.S. 1079, 122 S.Ct. 1963 (2002); Hopp v. Pittsburgh, 194 F.3d 434 (3d Cir. 1999); Pivirotto v. Innovative Systems Inc., 191 F.3d 344 (3d Cir. 1999); Boyle v. Allegheny County, 139 F.3d 386 (3d Cir. 1998); Ryder v. Westinghouse Elec. Corp., 128 F.3d 128 (3rd Cir.1997), cert denied, 522 U.S. 1116, 118 S.Ct. 1052 (1998); Robinson v. Pittsburgh, 120 F.3d 1286 (3d Cir. 1997) and Brewer v. Quaker State Oil Refining Corp., 72 F.3d 326 (3d Cir. 1995). Collapse
Kathleen Eldergill Kathleen Eldergill is a partner and has practiced at the office of Beck & Eldergill, P.C., 447 Center Street, Manchester, Connecticut since 1981, primarily representing plaintiffs in employment matters, civil rights claims and other civil litigation....MoreKathleen Eldergill is a partner and has practiced at the office of Beck & Eldergill, P.C., 447 Center Street, Manchester, Connecticut since 1981, primarily representing plaintiffs in employment matters, civil rights claims and other civil litigation. She has special expertise in litigating constitutional claims and other claims on behalf of government employees and significant experience litigating claims of discrimination and retaliation under state and federal law. Ms. Eldergill graduated from University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT with a B.A. Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Summa Cum Laude in 1976 and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, School of Law, Hartford, CT in 1981 with Honors: Magna Cum Laude. Ms. Eldergill participated in the Connecticut Law Review, 1979-1981. She has been admitted to the Connecticut Superior Court and United States District Court, District of Connecticut since 1981, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit since 1983 and United States Supreme Court since 1988. Ms. Eldergill has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996 and is an active member in the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Manchester Bar Association, American Association For Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association), National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association. She is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Since 1999 she has been a Commissioner, Small Claims Court, Judicial Branch, State of Connecticut and since 2003 has assisted with the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund. She was a member of the Client Security Fund Committee Judicial Branch, State of Connecticut from 2005-2010 and from 2006 to the present has been a Special Master, United States District Court, District of Connecticut. Ms. Eldergill has been rated “AV” (the highest possible ranking) by Martindale-Hubble and has been selected as one of the top lawyers in her field by Super Lawyers, Best Attorneys Network, and Best Lawyers in America. Collapse
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Readying Your Case For Trial From Day 1 Audio
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