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ABA Section of Litigation invites CABA Members to attend: “Precision Advocacy: Reinventing Motion Practice to Win” CLE Program – 4/24/17 – 8:30 AM

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ABA

Like it or not, it’s indisputable: far more cases are disposed of today through motions than through trials. Motion practice is the primary way that lawyers persuade judges. But ill-conceived, unfocused, unnecessary, or poorly crafted motions only weigh down the system, distract from the key issues, and backfire on the movant, while driving up judicial workloads and legal fees and slowing down and degrading resolutions. This nationwide series will tackle the challenge of making motions better. National and local thought leaders will lead discussions with local judges and top plaintiffs’ and defense counsel, analyzing problems with current practice and offering new, better, and cutting edge approaches for resolving interlocutory disputes, including how to:

  • Employ novel informal processes to narrow disputes or obviate having to file a motion
  • Streamline motions to make them more efficient and powerful
  • Focus the judge’s attention on what really matters
  • Obtain faster decisions and better results

Attendees will leave with many methods to upgrade motion practice, make motions and oppositions more effective, save time and reduce expense, enhance credibility, and lead to better outcomes for clients.
Moderator:
Hon. John Bates, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Federal Rules

Local Speakers:
Victor M. Diaz, VM DIAZ and Partners, Miami Beach, FL
Anna Marie Hernandez Gamez, Holland & Knight, Miami, FL
Amy Furness, Carlton Fields, Miami, FL
Hon. Paul C. Huck, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami, FL
Hon. John O’Sullivan, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami, FL
Hon. Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami, FL
Peter Prieto, Podhurst Orseck, P.A., Miami, FL
Hon. Robin L. Rosenberg, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach, FL
Hon. Edwin G. Torres, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami, FL
Hon. Kathleen M. Williams, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami, FL

Regional Chairs:
Merrick L. “Rick” Gross, Carlton Fields, Miami, FL
Effie D. Silva, Duane Morris LLP, Miami, FL

National Chairs:
Joan K. Archer, Husch Blackwell LLP, Kansas City, MO
Kenneth Berman, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston, MA

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
http:// http://www.precisionadvocacy.org/miami.html

Venue

Miami Dade Community College
The James K Batten Room, Breakout Room 2106A + Google Map