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Civil Trial Preparation in New Jersey: From Taking the Case to Final Trial Preparation (videoconference)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 8:15 PM
This program will provide an introduction to civil trial preparation in New Jersey, from taking the case to final trial preparation, and the many important procedures in between. You will learn not only the rules, but also practical strategies and techniques to handle basic civil litigation in both federal and state courts of New Jersey. Topics include:

- Case evaluation, engagement budgets and client relations
- Pre-suit proceedings - litigation due diligence, investigations, witness interviews and evidence preservation
- Pleadings - drafting techniques and pleading strategies
- Discovery - scope and privilege issues; Rule 26 disclosures; best practices; case management; discovery of electronically stored information; effective use of interrogatories and document requests; deposition procedures, strategies and techniques; requests for admission; independent medical examinations and non-party discovery
- Experts - role of experts; finding and retaining experts; preparation of reports; discovery issues; and admissibility of expert opinion testimony
- Motions - strategies, procedures and standards for motions directed to pleadings, discovery and dispositive issues; brief writing and oral argument
- Final trial preparation - pre-trial exchanges/submissions; pre-trial conferences and motions in limine

NJ CLE Information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.8 hours of total CLE credit. This program also qualifies for 4.8 hours of credit for NJ civil (or criminal) trial preparation for NJ newly admitted lawyers.
FACULTY:
Kevin R. Gardner, Esq., Partner, Connell Foley LLP
Mr. Gardner has been representing clients in the federal and state courts for more than thirty years in complex commercial, construction and environmental litigation, class actions, product liability claims, employment restrictive covenant disputes, and trade secret litigation. He is also an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School teaching Civil Litigation Strategy and Practice, and served six terms as a member of the Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee.
REGION:
Central New Jersey
Southern New Jersey
Philadelphia Metro Area
LOCATION:
Rutgers Law School
217 North Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08102
CREDITS:
CLE: NJ: 4.8 | NY: 4.5 | PA: 4.0
PROGRAM TYPES:
Newly Admitted Lawyers Course
SUBJECT AREAS:
Skills Training
Trial
COST:
$125.00
DETAILED INFORMATION:
Camden Location
Rutgers Institute for Professional Education
Rutgers Law School
217 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6658  •  
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Newark Location
Rutgers Institute for Professional Education
Rutgers Law School
Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 353-5928  •  
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