In this webinar, you’ll learn about the paralegal’s key role in preparing for a federal court case and keeping up with deadlines. You’ll receive a detailed checklist to guide you in preparing and organizing a federal case, from the inception of the case right up to the actual trial. Among other things, you’ll learn about:
- Initial case organization, including:
- Bates number documents
- Bates index
- Witness index
- Key Evidence index
- Pleading index
- The importance of using calendars, including:
- Electronic calendars
- Jurisdictional deadlines
- Making initial disclosures, including:
- The federal and local rules
- The continuing duty to supplement
- Tactical considerations
- The trial order
- Discovery deadlines, including:
- Motions to compel
- Witness preparation
- The duty to supplement disclosures and discovery responses
- Trial preparation
- What to do during the trial
Shutts & Bowen LLP
Frank A. Zacherl is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is Co-Chair of the firm's Class Action and Mass Litigation Practice Group, and a leading member of the Insurance Practice Group. Mr. Zacherl concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation and electronic commerce, with an emphasis on trial work, class action defense, and high-stakes commercial matters. Mr. Zacherl has served as lead counsel in dozens of significant jury trials and numerous bench trials. He is a graduate of George Washington University National Law Center.
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100% of attendees recommend this webinar
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5 out of 5
I thought the speaker was thorough, and the information provided was helpful, especially the insight into the federal court judges, and how they operate.
4 out of 5
I very much appreciated Mr. Zacherl knowledge and expertise regarding utilizing paralegals to the fullest extent.