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June 2013
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CONTENT PAGES.  This month we launch the latest in our collection of the best of the Section on topics of interest for litigators.  The content page for materials on Alternative Dispute Resolution is here.  Visit the Resources & Key Subjects page to take advantage of other content pages and other useful Section resources.


LITIGATION 101.  Have to take your first deposition?  Make you first oral argument?  Attend your first settlement conference?  Take a look at our checklists for litigators collected on our Litigation 101 page.  If you have a checklist to contribute to the collection, email it here.


OVERCRIMINALIZATION TASK FORCE.  The Section of Litigation Overcriminalization Task Force works to educate members on issues facing America's prison and criminal justice system. From articles on public policy to reform efforts to social impact, the task force provides many resources to learn about and discuss this urgent problem.  Visit the Overcriminalization webpagefor more information and resources.

 
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Focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution
 
 

Our focus this month is on Alternative Dispute Resolution.  The Section has many resources to assist litigators practicing in this area. Here’s a sampling.  

Selected Resources:

Periodicals:

More featured Alternative Dispute Resolution content

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Conference Materials:

Sound Advice:

More featured Alternative Dispute Resolution content

Committees:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

To review the Section Focus from prior months, please visit the Section Monthly Newsletter.

 
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Upcoming Events
 
 

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Short Cuts to Trial Wisdom
June 26, 2013
Akron, OH

2013 Critical Trial Skills for Legal Services Attorneys
June 26–28, 2013
Columbus, OH

 

ABA Annual Meeting
August 8–12, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Official ABA Annual Meeting Site

 
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Trial Advocacy Video Tips
 
 

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As a new benefit of membership, each week the Section will post short video tips from judges and experienced litigators.

cameraHoward Spierer - Settlement discussions, mediation and how and why to initiate them.


cameraShelby R. Grubbs - When should you begin settlement discussions?


cameraAnn Barker - Deciding when to use a mediator or settlement judge during ADR


cameraBrad D. Brian - Tips on focus groups and mock trials


cameraLonny Rose - A shadow jury can be extremely useful when testing jury arguments


To view more Trial Advocacy Tips, visit the Section of Litigation YouTube Channel.

 

 

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Roundtables
(Expert discussion on hot topics)
 
 

Committee Roundtables are a free member benefit that allows you to call in from anywhere to hear live audio programs on a host of topics.

THE FUTURE OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND ADR
Friday, June 28, 2013, at 12:00–1:00 p.m. Eastern

Register Now!

Presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

WHAT YOUR VEHICLE KNOWS ABOUT THE WAY YOU DRIVE: HOW EVENT DATA RECORDERS IMPACT LITIGATION STRATEGIES, DISCOVERY, AND PRIVACY ISSUES
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 1:30–2:30 p.m. Eastern.

Register Now!

Presented by the Products Liability Committee 


View the full list of upcoming Roundtable programs and register online.

 
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Newsletters
 
 

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Class Actions and Derivative Suits
Spring 2013
Trial Evidence
Spring 2013
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Spring 2013
Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use
Spring 2013
Consumer
Spring 2013
Criminal
Spring 2013

Employment & Labor Relations
Spring 2013
Minority Trial Lawyer
Spring 2013
Woman Advocate
Spring 2013
Energy
Spring 2013
Commercial & Business
Spring 2013
Intellectual Property
Spring 2013

 
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Sound Advice Audio
 
 

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Every month, the Section posts three podcast channels devoted to essential subjects for every litigator.  These podcasts are supplemented by substantive and procedural topics prepared by the Section’s members and committees

ETHICS: How Your Professional Liability Policy Works
By Mike Downey, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, St. Louis, MO (9:07 min)

PROCEDURE/E-DISCOVERY: Proposed Rule Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure
By John Barkett, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami, FL (4:55 min)

EVIDENCE: Evidentiary issues arising from People v. Collins
By Professor Stephan Landsman, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL (7:38 min)


COMMITTEE: Multidistrict Litigation Process
Greg Cook, Balch & Bingham LLP, Birmingham, AL, CADS (8:12 min)

COMMITTEE: The Transition from Prosecutor to Private Practice
Andre Caldwell, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, OK, Minority Trial Lawyer 
(7:29 min)

COMMITTEE: Balancing Work and Home
Danielle Kays, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, Chicago, IL, Woman Advocate Committee 
(14:38 min)

Check the Sound Advice Library and the Committee pages regularly for new postings.

 
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