Effective Use of Interrogatories, Document Requests, and Requests for Admission

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Friday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
  • Live on Site at Virginia CLE (Attendance in Charlottesville no longer available, but webcast and telephone options
    still are available as originally scheduled)
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Thursday, May 28, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0  (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0  (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $159

Information

Topics Covered Include:

Written discovery—in all its forms—can make or break your case. Learn how to do it right!

  • Understand the overriding need for a discovery plan
  • Receive a thorough grounding in the federal and Virginia discovery rules regarding interrogatories, document requests, and requests for admission
  • Gain valuable best practices in making and responding to these requests

Trial lawyers get all the glory. Think of all the trial movies you’ve ever seen: did even one focus, even minimally, on a written discovery issue? While not a topic of popular interest, it is a topic that should interest every litigator. Good trial lawyers know that without effective written discovery, the chances to be good at trial almost vanish.

This seminar will help you make your written discovery more effective. Our experienced speakers will emphasize the overriding necessity of a discovery plan, and the need to adjust that plan as circumstances change. In addition to receiving a thorough grounding in the federal and Virginia rules, you’ll learn strategies for employing the various written discovery methods, and for responding to opposition requests. If your practice includes civil litigation, you will benefit from the insights offered in this course.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What are the rules, both in federal and in state court?
  • Why a discovery plan is not optional
  • How to plan discovery effectively
  • Strategies for employing each of the discovery methods
  • Compelling discovery
  • Alternatives to discovery

And answers to your questions, too!

 

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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 $40 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 (May 1) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Effective Use of Interrogatories, Document Requests, and Requests for Admission
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 28) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Effective Use of Interrogatories, Document Requests, and Requests for Admission
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Kevin M. Dinan, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission / Washington, DC

Taylor T. Lankford, King & Spalding LLP / Washington, DC

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