Pre-trial Powerhouse: Skills For Success From ESI To Trial Day

Taking place over four days, our webinar series will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from experts in the field on strategies and techniques to build a successful case before you even reach trial or arbitration. Each session will feature one 60-minute presentation, followed by a 90-minute facilitated small group skill-building workshop.

Cutting Edge ESI Issues/Effective ESI Protocols
Wednesday, December 1
REGISTRATION CLOSED

E-Discovery is a vital part of any case, with evolving technology producing potentially discoverable ESI every day. This session will address emerging issues and terminology in ESI, and assist attendees in creating effective ESI Protocols that identify custodians, sources of data to be searched, and search protocols that will narrow your search and avoid a document flood from the defense.  This panel will help any practitioner get off on the right foot with E-Discovery and the facilitated workshop with allow small groups to brainstorm creative ESI protocols and how to make the most of ESI once you have it.

Creative Deposition Strategies
Friday, December 3
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Another boring deposition panel? Think again! This blockbuster panel will bring together some of NELA’s top depositions experts to prepare attendees to take efficient, creative, and powerful depositions. This session will also discuss how to successfully handle Zoom litigation in the era of COVID-19. The facilitated workshop will allow small groups to present potential deposition questions for critique and review, and share tips and tricks from their own successful depositions.

Speakers

Adeash “A.J.” Lakraj

Adeash “A.J.” Lakraj
The Leach Firm
Atlanta, GA

Heather Newsom Leonard

Heather Newsom Leonard
Heather Leonard, PC
Birmingham, AL

Speakers

Deborah K. Marcuse

Deborah K. Marcuse
Sanford Heisler
Sharp, LLP
Baltimore, MD

Phillis h. Rambsy

Phillis h. Rambsy
Rambsy Law PC
Nashville, TN

Rachhana T. Srey

Rachhana T. Srey
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Minneapolis, MN

Effective Written & Oral Advocacy In Summary Judgment
Wednesday, December 8
11:00 a.m. Pacific/2:00 p.m. Eastern

If you want to take your case to trial, first you need to overcome the bane of any plaintiff-side attorney’s existence—summary judgment. This session will teach advocates how to write persuasively in order to overcome summary judgment in an environment that is hostile to their case, and put those arguments to good use in oral argument. Small group workshops will allow attendees to share their writing for critique and review by peers and facilitators, and discuss successful techniques for overcoming the significant barriers workers face in summary judgment.

Speakers

David L. Lee

David L. Lee
The Law Offices of David L. Lee
Chicago, IL

Dara S. Smith

Dara S. Smith
AARP Foundation Litigation
Washington, DC

The Countdown To Trial—Don’t Panic, Prepare
Friday, December 10
11:00 a.m. Pacific/2:00 p.m. Eastern

If you want to succeed at trial, organization and case management are key. This panel of NELA’s top trial attorneys will teach attendees how to effectively manage everything from clients to documents to exhibits before trial. You will leave this session and the facilitated workshop knowing you are set up for success on the day of trial.

Speakers

J. Bernard Alexander, III

J. Bernard Alexander, III
Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Carla D. Brown

Carla D. Brown
Charlson Bredehoft Cohen
& Brown, PC
Reston, VA

Facilitators

Bryce W. Ashby

Bryce W. Ashby
Donati Law, PLLC
Memphis, TN

Maria G. Diaz

Maria G. Diaz
Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Los Angeles, CA

Brian East

Brian East
Disability Rights Texas
Austin, TX

Christine Elzer

Christine T. Elzer
Elzer Law Firm, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA

Amanda Farahany

Amanda A. Farahany
Barrett & Farahany
Atlanta, GA

Lauren Khouri

Lauren A. Khouri
Correia & Puth, PLLC
Washington, DC

Cheryl Legare

Cheryl B. Legare
Legare, Attwood & Wolfe, LLC
Decatur, GA

Brooke Timmer

Brooke Timmer
Timmer & Judkins, PLLC
West Des Moines, IA

Christine E. Webber

Christine E. Webber
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC
Washington, DC

Chauniqua D. Young

Chauniqua D. Young
Outten & Golden LLP
New York, NY

Registration is limited to 80 attendees per session.

Each Session

NELA Members

$125

Non-Members

$175

Each session is eligible for 2.5 hours of CLE (1 hour webinar/1.5 hour workshop). Credit is pending in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Virginia. NELA is an approved continuing legal education provider in California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Vermont.