On Demand CLE |
The pretrial playing field has changed markedly over the last three decades, moving the battleground from the jury to the gauntlets that leave a judge with discretion to eliminate or trim a case before it even sees a jury. Standards governing motions to dismiss, summary judgment, experts, the breadth of discovery, and even class certification are the battlegrounds that often determine the fate of a case. Against this backdrop, technology – including the internet and the ability to create real-time recordings of events – has markedly changed the availability and quantity of evidence. Selecting the most compelling evidence – or deselecting evidence is a new challenge in addition to the age-old skill of constructing a narrative that glues the theories in place. Precision in the pretrial process and an appreciation for the evidentiary rules and their interface with the procedural rules are essential. From complaint preparation through discovery and motions practice, this 60-minute session will provide listeners with a crash course overview of what is needed in this new era of front-loaded litigation.
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