4/23 - Timeless Tips from the Bench and Bar (Indianapolis)

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Tuesday  April 23, 2013 

8:30 am Registration & Refreshments
8:55 Welcome & course introduction - Curtis E. Shirley
9:00 Tips on how technologycan change our profession - Hon. Randall T. Shepard
9:20 Tips on the summary judgment process - Hon. Terry A. Crone
9:40 Tips on direct and cross examination - Hon. Michael P. Barnes and Hon. Nancy H. Vaidik

10:20 am Break

10:40 Tips on better writing - Hon. Tanya Walton Pratt
11:00 Tips on better motions & briefs in the trial court and on appeal - Hon. James Kirsch, Hon. Paul D. Mathias, and Hon. Edward W. Najam, Jr.

12:00 pm Break

12:20 – 1:00 Lunch Guest speaker - Dean William F. Harvey

1:10 Tips on how to distinguish unfavorable precedent - Hon. Frank Sullivan, Jr.
1:30 Tips on oral argument - Hon. Cale Bradford
1:50 Tips on petitions to transfer - Hon. Theodore R. Boehm
2:10 Tips on mediation and settlement - Samuel R. “Chic” Born, II

2:30 pm Break

2:50 Tips on what judges wish from lawyers - Hon. Patricia Riley
3:10 Tips on what lawyers wish from judges - Thomas L. Davis
3:30 Tips on what the commission wants from all - G. Michael Witte
3:50 Tips on what the public (media) should hear - James H. Voyles, Jr.
4:10 pm Adjourn

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time (local time): 
Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 am
Program: 9:00 am - 4:10 pm (includes lunch)

Credit hours: 6.0 CLE/1.0 Ethics

Cost: $300
A significant portion of your registration fee supports the work of Indianapolis Legal Aid Society.

Click here for registration form.

Location: Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis 46240

Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

Contact information:
Curtis Shirley
(317) 685-6512

For more information go to shirleylaw.net.

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