Environmental litigation carries unique complexities requiring of litigators an expert understanding of the requisite state or federal regulations in addition to the expected mastery of pretrial preparation and management of every stage of trial. This program will cover working with experts, summary judgment, admissibility, settlement and trial in an environmental litigation context. Our faculty features experienced trial counsel and a former United States Magistrate Judge who will share trial-tested insights to inform your environmental litigation strategies.
What You Will Learn
• Experts - Deciding when one is needed, retaining the expert, preparing the Daubert report
• Sanctions - When and why, possible consequences
• Summary judgment motions - Deciding when one is needed, marshalling facts
• Minimizing genuine issues of material fact - The 29(c) stipulation, requests to admit
• The pretrial conference - Deciding what to go to trial on, marshalling fact witnesses, marshalling expert witnesses
• Settlement - Asking for the court or a neutral, defining success
• Admissibility of evidence - Deciding what to introduce, laying the foundation
• Trial - Pros and cons of jury vs. Bench trial, choosing the jury
• Creating the appellate record - How and when to object
Who Should Attend
Lawyers practicing environmental law, especially in litigation, should find this program informative.