Pleadings Best Practices
12 PM EST
The second episode of our twelve part teleconference series on best practices for managing litigation cases focuses on Pleadings.
Where Client Intake “set the stage” for your relationship with your client, the Pleadings in a case set the stage for your relationship with the Court. A well thought out and relevant Complaint or Answer can go a long way with building goodwill with the Court. Conversely, a poorly arranged or detailed document could lead to months (or even years) of grief.
In this one hour panel discussion, our panel will provide sound advice on developing Pleadings that can make a difference in your client’s case and assist in reaching a positive outcome for your client as well as a question and answer period for attendees. Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to:
· Considerations when preparing Pleadings for State Courts versus Federal Courts,
· Best practices when structuring the document,
· Determining what information to include,
· Should you include a specific amount for damages, and
· Best practices for using Pleadings strategically.
Sponsored by: American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee
Moderator: Rich Rivera, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Jacksonville, FL
Brandon Vaughn, Robins Kaplan LLP, Minneapolis, MN
Amber Rush, Navigate Law Group, Vancouver, WA
Lauren Marsicano, Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo, Miami, FL