'The Judges' View: Michigan Civil Litigation Dos and Don?ts? offered by NBI online on December 2

The National Business Institute will present the live video webinar “The Judges’ View: Michigan Civil Litigation Dos and Don’ts” on Friday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Knowing what the court expects will help to pilot a case without detrimental bumps and hiccups. NBI has asked local civil court judges to share their insights on common procedural, evidentiary, and advocacy challenges. The webinar offers an opportunity to ask questions, get answers, and hear what issues other attorneys are encountering.

Speakers will be Judge Margaret Bakker, 48th Judicial Circuit Court in Allegan County; Chief Judge Roberts Kengis, 48th Judicial Circuit Court in Allegan County; Chief Judge Jon A. Van Allsburg, 20th Judicial Circuit Court in Ottawa County; and moderator Benjamin W. Mills, attorney with the law firm of Gruel Mills in Grand Rapids.

The course content includes:

• Navigating the Local Civil Court Procedure: Concrete Rules and Unwritten Etiquette

• Initial Pleadings, Filing Suggestions, Common Motions Mistakes

• Case Management and Scheduling: Personal Preferences and Pet Peeves

• Summary Judgment Motions and Hearings

• Judges’ View of Discovery

• Pre-Trial Briefs and Litigation Techniques That Facilitate Case Resolution

• Expert Use and Evidence: What Judges Focus on When Making Decisions

• Seeking the Judge’s Guidance Outside of Scheduled Conferences

• Jury Selection and Juror Requests - What is Appropriate?

• Trial Presentation Dos and Don’ts

This basic-to-intermediate level online seminar is designed for attorneys.

Cost for the webinar is $299 that includes the course book. To register, call 1-800-930-6182 or visit www.nbi-sems.com.

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