Seminar Focus: How To Win Cases In Federal Court

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 00:00

The New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA) this month is planning a CLE seminar titled Winning Cases in Federal Court.

The two-part program will take place on Tuesdays, May 15 and 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. each day at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, New York City.

Discussion topics will include: the strategic issues to consider in commencing an action in federal court and in responding to a complaint (including answers and motions to dismiss, transfer); when and how to move for summary judgment, and how to defeat a summary judgment motion; strategies and techniques for winning a trial in federal court; what discovery is required, what is permitted and how to handle discovery disputes; electronic discovery; how to prepare for, take and defend depositions, and how to handle discovery concerning expert witnesses.

The program co-chairs are Joel M. Silverman, Stern & Kilcullen, and the Hon. Kevin P. Castel, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Among other speakers are Arthur H. Aufsees, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Scott M. Berman, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, and Bruce Green, professor, Fordham University Law School.

For details on registration fees and available CLE credits, see the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register for the program, call (212) 267-6646 or visit