With a uniform set of national rules, Federal Courts provide an opportunity for litigators from any part of the country to comfortably file or defend lawsuits in any state. A politically insulated judiciary and expedited trial schedules make the federal system a (generally) fair and (usually) fast method of resolving disputes.
Attorney Nolan Klein, Esq. discusses the basics of federal litigation, including the pros and cons of filing in Federal Court, little known discovery rules, and procedural tools needed to effectively advocate in federal court cases.
I. Understand when a case can be filed in (or removed to) Federal Court (federal question and diversity jurisdiction)
II. Grasp the basics and background of federal pleading practice:
III. Gain familiarity with federal discovery rules
IV. Navigate the phases of a scheduling order from Rule 26 conference through trial
Nolan Klein (@KleinLegal) is a litigation attorney with an active practice in New York and Florida. Mr. Klein has won settlements and verdicts for his clients totaling tens of millions of dollars. Mr. Klein is regularly called upon by national news media, including CNN and Fox News, to provide legal commentary and analysis, and has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Magazine (an honor awarded to less than 5% of U.S. attorneys). Mr. Klein has served as editor of a legal publication, as an advisor on American law to the Supreme Court of Israel, as Law Clerk to the President of the American Trial Lawyers' Association, and has had his writing published nationally. Mr. Klein has represented clients in arbitration, mediation, appeals, and in hundreds of lawsuits in state and federal court.
Mr. Klein obtained his undergraduate (B.A.) degree in Political Science from the University of Florida, and his Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Miami. At the University of Florida, he was an opinion columnist with the Independent Florida Alligator, and at the University of Miami, Nolan was editor-in-chief of the Res Ipsa Loquitur law school journal, and was the University of Miami's representative to the National Conference of College Newspapers. Nolan Klein is proud to represent clients with empathy, and with understanding of the difficulties involved in legal disputes, and he works very hard to guide client to successful outcomes.
I particularly liked this one; this guy was really good.
This course was one of the best I've watched yet on Lawline. Very good presentation.
Nice primer on civil practice in federal court, especially from a defense perspective.
Excellent overview of Federal Procedure
Good coverage of an important subject area
Straightforward and good program.
one of the best presentations
Excellent presentation...very good speaker...
I would highly recommend this course.
Very informational, easy to understand. Fantastic presentation.
very good, fast paced and informative
Excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge.
Great CLE ! Procedural refresher course and good strategy tips
Interesting course that was a good learning tool for even a seasoned attorney with federal court experience.
easy to follow
good for federal court practitioners
Mr. Klein is one of the best presenters you have.
Very good course. Well organized, good speaker.
Very helpful overview of litigating in Federal Court
I litigated a case with Nolan about 6 years ago, so it was very cool to see him, now, as a lecturer. Well done!
very knowledgeable presenter.
Very useful refresher on the basics of federal court practice!
Enjoyed it very much
The description of the course should have stated that the large portion of time spent on pleadings, etc. was focused on defensive responses.
typos and the oral correction were distracting
A little less on late filings. 20 minutes is a lot.
Speaker was excellent. The slides were very informative.
Knowledgeable speaker, concise and helpful presentation
Good primer course on Federal jurisdiction.
lots of material...covered them all very well
This was a very good presentation
This speaker is great. Again, more time for him to give more information would have been great.
Very informative course.
One of the best I've taken. Very organized, a lot covered, excellent slides.
Speaker was knowledgeable and also was able to impart practical advice
very good review of Fed procedure
Nolan Klein is very good
Well done. Crisp and Clean. Covers a lot of the basics and gives lots of practical tips.
Informative as to the essentials in defending a Federal lawsuit
Solid grasp of the subject matter!
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