The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, presents:

What the Court Expects: Civility at all Stages of Federal Litigation

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Virtual Webinar 

Moderator:

Matthew F. Gately, Esq., Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP

Panelists:

Hon. Karen M. Williams, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. Matthew J. Skahill, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Donald A. Ecklund, Esq., Partner, Carella Byrne Cecchi Brody Agnello, P.C.
Ruth A. Rauls, Esq., Partner, Saul Ewing LLP

This program will provide an overview of federal civil court practice in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey – from Rule 16 conferences to discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial – with an emphasis on maintaining standards of professionalism and civility throughout all stages of litigation.

This CLE event is free of charge for current AFBNJ members, $25 for non-members and will be held virtually. 

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.8 qualify as hours of total credits for ethics, professionalism, and professional responsibility, of which 0 qualify as hours of credit for diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias (BCLE Reg. 302:1).

This program has been approved for 1.5 Pennsylvania CLE credits, including 1.5 ethics credits.

Written Materials:

1. Guidelines for Litigation Conduct

2. Edwards v. Wells Fargo Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 2023

3. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 16

4. Local Civil Rule 16.1

5. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 26(f)

6. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 26(g)

7. Local Civil Rule 26.1

8. ACPE Opinion701 Electronic Storage

9. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 34

10. Antamex Int’l, Inc. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 2022

11. Younes v. 7-Eleven, Inc.

12. Wachtel v. Health Net, Inc.

13. McKenney v. Jersey City Med. Ctr.