Trying Cases in the Western District of Virginia

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Monday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 4.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $289 Regular with E-book
$199 Discounted Registration - Already Own Handbook
and Don't Want E-book Version

Information

Why Attend?

The counterpart to Virginia CLE®’s popular Rocket Docket program, here focusing on the Western District

  • Understand the rules applicable in the Western District
  • Learn best practices from experienced litigators
  • Hear what the judges want—and don’t want
  • An extraordinary set of written materials—Virginia CLE’s Federal Civil Practice in Virginia (2019 edition)—a $179 value!

This seminar is a must-attend event for any attorney practicing in the Western District of Virginia. At this interactive program, you will hear directly from the judges who try your cases, and from some of the area’s finest litigators, as they discuss all relevant aspects of federal trial practice. Throughout the seminar, panelists will offer insight and practice tips to help you achieve the optimal outcome for your clients. Highlighted clearly will be those rules and procedures unique to the Western District—those aspects that insiders know and follow, and that outsiders ignore at their grave peril.

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 this court. Ask any of your colleagues who have practiced in the Western District: it is too late to learn the court’s rules once a case starts; you have to know them now. Don’t miss this opportunity—it will be a morning well spent!

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $179 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (November 18) (Eastern Time)

  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.
8:30 Registration
9:00 Jurisdiction and Prefiling Considerations
Moderator: John E. Davidson
10:00 Discovery
Moderator: Phil Anderson
11:00 Break
11:15 Motions Practice
Moderator: Craig Wood
12:15 Pretrial Matters and Trial Preparation
Moderator: Jim Neale
1:15 Adjourn

COURSE SCHEDULE (November 19) (Eastern Time)

  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Roanoke begins at 8:30 a.m.
8:30 Registration
9:00 Jurisdiction and Prefiling Considerations
Moderator: Monica Mroz
10:00 Discovery
Moderator: Phil Anderson
11:00 Break
11:15 Motions Practice
Moderator: Rosalie Fessier
12:15 Pretrial Matters and Trial Preparation
Moderator: Jim Neale
1:15 Adjourn

Faculty

JUDGES and MAGISTRATE JUDGES

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Hon. Joel Hoppe, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia / Harrisonburg
Hon. Michael F. Urbanski, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia / Roanoke

ROANOKE

Hon. Robert Ballou, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia / Roanoke
Hon. Michael F. Urbanski, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia / Roanoke

FACULTY

Phillip V. Anderson, Frith Anderson & Peake, PC / Roanoke
John E. Davidson, Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC / Charlottesville
Rosalie Pemberton Fessier, Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses, PC / Staunton
Monica L. Mroz, Strelka Law Office, PC / Roanoke
James F. Neale, McGuireWoods LLP / Charlottesville
R. Craig Wood, McGuireWoods LLP / Charlottesville

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES

$289 regular registration (includes Federal Civil Practice in Virginia (2019 ed.)).
$199 discounted registration—already owns Federal Civil Practice in Virginia (2019 ed.) and will bring it to the seminar.
$309 on-site registration (if space is available) (includes Federal Civil Practice in Virginia (2019 ed.)).


LIVE LOCATIONS AND DATES

CHARLOTTESVILLE / Monday, November 18
The Virginia CLE® Building (Venue Website / Google Map)
105 Whitewood Road
(800) 979-8253

ROANOKE / Tuesday, November 19
Roanoke Higher Education Center (Venue Website / Google Map)
108 North Jefferson Street
(540) 767-6161


WEBCAST AND TELEPHONE
REGISTRATION FEES (With live Q&A)
Monday, November 18
9:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Registration Fees:
$289 regular registration (includes the electronic version of Federal Civil Practice in Virginia (2019 ed.)).
$199 discounted registration—already owns Federal Civil Practice in Virginia (2019 ed.) and does not want to receive the electronic version for the seminar.


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A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.

Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar. 

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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