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Judges' Pet Peeves 2013: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice

Monday October 07

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Practising Law Institute
    810 7th Avenue
    New York City, NY
  • Contact:
    Leonard McKenzie
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website:
  • Source: New York

Why you should attend

This program will provide litigators with the unique opportunity to hear directly from the judges how they view communications with the court and trial practice, as well as how lawyers can help (or sabotage) their cases.

What you will learn

Based on a series of hypotheticals, this year's panel of state and federal court judges will discuss:

  • Appropriate civil litigation techniques, including how to build credibility with the court
  • Effective pleadings
  • Do's and don'ts of motion practice
  • Effective written and oral communication with the Court
  • Conducting discovery
  • The trial: best practices from the judicial perspective
  • Civility and ethics issues

Who should attend

This program will be of great interest to litigators practicing in federal or state courts.

Cost: $395 *

*PLI Offers Scholarships - see the attached flyer for details.

Full and partial scholarships are available for judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, law students, attorneys 65 or older, law librarians, attorneys who work for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations or government agencies, and unemployed attorneys.

PLI's live programs are approved in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please visit our website for additional State CLE information.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE-NY Credits Credit Status: Approved Transitional: Yes Total Credits: 2.00 Ethics: 0.50 Professional Practice: 1.50 CLE-NJ Credits Credit Status: Approved Total Credits: 2.20 General: 2.20 PLI programs qualify for credit in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please be sure to check with your state and the credit calculator on our website for details.
  • Attachment(s): Scholarship_Application 20131.pdf

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Volunteer Profile

Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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