Best Trial Practices in Circuit Court: An Interactive Judges' forum for Richmond-Area Litigators 2015 Seminar Materials

Publication Date: September 2015
Available Formats: Searchable PDF via immediate download, CD-ROM, or USB Flash Drive
Pages: 100

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Topics Covered:

  • Suggested Practices and Procedures in Civil Cases in the Circuit Courts of Richmond, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, and Henrico
  • Contact Information and Docket Procedures for Circuit Court of Chesterfield
  • Contact Information and Docket Procedures for Circuit Court of Henrico
  • Contact Information and Docket Procedures for Circuit Court of City of Richmond
  • Pleadings and Motions Practice
  • Trial Preparation: Discovery and Expert Witnesses
  • Pretrial and Trial Practices

This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a September 2015 seminar. In this unique publication, the judges who try your cases, their clerks, and some of the area's finest litigators offer insight and practice tips to help you achieve the optimum outcome for your clients. Experienced attorneys, as well as new attorneys, will benefit from the opportunity to learn first-hand the strategies that are most successful when trying cases in Circuit Court.


Table of Contents

SUGGESTED PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES IN CIVIL CASES IN THE CIRCUIT
COURTS OF RICHMOND, CHESTERFIELD, COLONIAL HEIGHTS, AND HENRICO


I. Fees and Filing Requirements

II. Court Reports and Narrative Statements

III. Scheduling Trials and Motions

IV. Pretrial Procedures

V. Trials

VI. Enforcement of Judgments

VII. Settlements Involving Infants and Others Under Disability
(Va. Code § 8.01-424)

CONTACT INFORMATION AND DOCKET PROCEDURES FOR CIRCUIT COURT
OF CHESTERFIELD

I. Personnel

II. Docketing

III. Terms of Court and Other Information

IV. General Information

CONTACT INFORMATION AND DOCKET PROCEDURES FOR CIRCUIT COURT
OF HENRICO

I. Personnel

II. Docketing

III. Terms of Court and Other Information

IV. General Information

CONTACT INFORMATION AND DOCKET PROCEDURES FOR CIRCUIT COURT
OF CITY OF RICHMOND

I. Personnel

II. Docketing

III. Terms of Court and Other Information

IV. General Information

UNIFORM PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER (RULE 1:18B)

PLEADINGS AND MOTION PRACTICE

Lynne Jones Blain
Jason W. Konvicka


I. The struggle over general versus specific pleading

II. The Complaint—Virginia requires fact pleading

III. Responsive Pleadings—Threshold Tools to Narrow the Case

MOTIONS PRACTICE IN VIRGINIA CIRCUIT COURTS

I. Procedure

II. Examples of Substantive Motions

TRIAL PREPARATION: DISCOVERY AND EXPERT WITNESSES
Hon. W. Reilly Marchant
Derrick Thomas
R. Baxton Hill, IV


I. Discovery

II. Experts

POWER POINT PRESENTATION

PRETRIAL AND TRIAL PRACTICES
Stephanie E. Grana
Terrence L. Graves

I. Getting Ready for Trial – Tips for Attorneys and Their Clients in and Out
of the Courtroom

II. Civility during the Trial—Respect and the Golden Rule

III. Voir Dire and Jury Selection

IV. Proper Impeachment of a Witness

V. Use of Demonstrative Exhibits, Images and Multimedia

VI. Theme—The Thread that Runs from Opening through the Evidence to Closing

VII. Jury Instructions

VIII. Best Trial Practices—Praises, Pet Peeves, and Other Hot Topics

Authors

Lynne Jones Blain

Jason W. Konvicka

Hon. W. Reilly Marchant

Derrick Thomas

R. Baxton Hill, IV

Stephanie E. Grana

Terrence L. Graves

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