Federal Civil Practice and Procedure

October 15, 2007
CBA Law Center
About the Program
This program will provide an overview of federal practice in the District of Connecticut. Our instructors will take you through every stage of litigation, from complaint and discovery to motions practice and jury selection to the trial. Experienced practitioners with insight into the daily operations of the court will teach you:
  • How to become admitted to practice in Connecticut
  • How the local civil rules make practice in Connecticut unique
  • Efficient and effective ways to use PACER, the court's online docket system
  • How to deal with electronic filing
  • What the judges of the district expect from attorneys appearing before them
  • How to file and defend an action in the District of Connecticut
  • Whether, when, and how to file (and defend) dispositive motions

Faculty and Speakers
Program Co-chairs:
Kellianne T. Baranowsky, Zeisler & Zeisler PC, Bridgeport
Christopher R. Perry, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford

Honorable Robert N. Chatigny, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court of Connecticut, Hartford
Bethany L. Appleby, Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven
Frank F. Coulom, Jr., Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Kevin F. Rowe, Clerk of the Court, District Court, District of Connecticut, New Haven

Program Outline
1. Tips from the Bench
2. Logistics and Key Players
3. Complaints and Responses
4. Case Management
5. Settlement Options
6. Summary Judgment
7. Jury Selection and Trial

Who Should Attend
State court practitioners who occasionally represent clients in federal court, junior associates, attorneys who have just transferred to this district, and anyone seeking an introductory or refresher course on federal practice in the District of Connecticut.

This seminar is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. Click here to register.