Business Torts & Unfair Competition


Gender Diversity With Mediators, Arbitrators and Expert Witnesses
By Naomi Berry – January 24, 2019
This program discusses the gender disparities in use of mediators, arbitrators and expert witnesses and strategies for improvement.

Three-Day Rule Eliminated for Electronic Service
Make sure to correctly calendar your response deadlines under the most recent edits to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. You no longer get three extra days for electronic service.

Benefits of Using a Jury or Graphics Consultant
Mock trials can be very expensive. Jury consultant Dr. Kelloir Smith discusses many of the benefits of hiring consultants—including cost savings vs. a mock trial. (06:25 min)

Creating a Marketing Plan: Tips and Strategies
Marketing oneself is a must to build business. Maria Kreiter gives some best practices aimed at young lawyers to help develop their marketing plans. (07:12 min)

When Associates Gain Trial Experience, Everyone Wins
Trial experience is one of the most critical areas needed to effectively represent clients in litigation. More seasoned lawyers should encourage young lawyers to participate in trial as much as possible. Here are a few tips on how to do so. (06:25 min)

A Call to Arms on Judicial Scrutiny of Attorney Fee Awards in Class Action Settlements
Wendi Berkowitz examines recent cases where Justice Posner takes a renewed view of attorney fees in class actions.


Update on Proportionality of Discovery Following the Amendments to the FRCP
One of the major changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was to limit discovery to the proportional needs of the case. Join District Judge Paul Grimm, Chief Magistrate Judge Karen Roby, and Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix to discuss awareness amongst litigation counsel of this shift regarding discoverability and the practical effect of this change to the rules and their experience in confronting issues regarding proportionality in the scope of discovery. (55:07 min.)