The federal court system can be intimidating - but it doesn't have to be. This course is designed to give you the foundational knowledge and confidence you need to ensure cases move smoothly through federal court. Navigate federal court procedures, effectively apply the rules of evidence, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the ins and outs of federal court - register today!
Get up to date on changes to the federal rules of civil procedure and what they mean for paralegals.
Effectively navigate the procedures, deadlines, and the paralegal's role within federal court.
Receive practical strategies for preparing and reviewing discovery.
Gear up for trial: pick up strategies for evaluating jurors, preparing witnesses, organizing trial exhibits, and more.
Navigating the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence
Initial Court Procedures - What Paralegals Need to Know
Federal Court: Procedures, Timeline, and the Paralegal's Role
Tracking Federal Court Deadlines
Procedures for Removal
Service of Documents: Procedures and Tips
What to Watch for When Filing a Civil Case
Discovery in Federal Court - Applicable Rules, Practice Tips, and Resources
Overview of the FRCP as Applied to Discovery
Rule 26(f) Pretrial Conference - What to Expect and How to Prepare
Interrogatories - Maximizing Effectiveness and Problem-Spotting Examples
Requests to Produce - Ensuring Substantive Responses
Creative and Effective Use of Admissions
Drafting Discovery Motions (With Examples)
Receiving Discovery: Dos, Don'ts, and Drafting Responses
This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: Civil Trial Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Trial Law
Robert J Kasieta is the founder of Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a certified civil pretrial and trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Kasieta practices in civil litigation, with an emphasis on plaintiff personal injury and employment cases, as well as commercial litigation. He has written and taught extensively in the areas of trial practice, personal injury law and insurance law, and is an instructor of trial practice at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Kasieta is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and all Wisconsin courts. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Kasieta earned his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Northern Michigan University and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
Cari L Sheehan is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg, LLP's Indianapolis office and is a member of the Litigation Department. Ms. Sheehan serves as professional responsibility counsel to the firm and focuses on various legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. She has represented clients in state and federal courts in Indiana and Illinois. Ms. Sheehan is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois. Ms. Sheehan also is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern districts of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Indiana and Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Saint Thomas More Legal Society. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Southern Indiana and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
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