A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the September 2014 webcast, Establishing a Business Litigation Practice in Virginia.
Topics covered include:
- Defining, Establishing, and Developing a Business Litigation Practice
- Learning the Trade
- Developing the Case for the Plaintiff or Defense
- Litigating the Business Case:
- Choosing and Using Experts
- Trial Aids
- Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
- Post-trial Motions
Why would anyone choose to include business law in general, or business litigation in particular, among their areas of practice? The reasons are as varied as are the areas of law encompassed by the term “business law.”
Business disputes are common, and as they often involve significant amounts of money, businesses are more likely to seek judicial intervention, with the aid of legal representation. Businesses are more sophisticated clients than the average client in a family law or criminal case, and the need for the lawyer to “talk business” is at a greater premium. The notion of the “client” also differs radically: whether in representing a closely held family corporation or a huge multi-national, the client may be the business, but the people the lawyer has to deal with are a number of officials with different responsibilities and interests. It is a different—but incredibly interesting and rewarding—area in which to practice.
This seminar will provide the necessary framework for those interested in starting, or broadening, their practice. Our speakers—one long at the summit of the profession, and the other relatively recently started on the climb—will offer their unique and complementary perspectives on how to start, develop, and thrive as a business litigator.