Advocating for Clients in Federal Court

(1680 Ratings)

Produced on: August 19, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

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.

 

Learning Objectives: 

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:

  • Pleading facts following the Ashcroft case
  • attacking Article III jurisdiction
  • facial vs. factual attacks on pleadings

III. Gain familiarity with federal discovery rules

IV. Navigate the phases of a scheduling order from Rule 26 conference through trial  

 

 

 

Faculty

Nolan Klein

Law Offices of Nolan Klein, P.A.

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.

Reviews

BS
Blair S.

I particularly liked this one; this guy was really good.

JR
Julia R.

This course was one of the best I've watched yet on Lawline. Very good presentation.

JJ
John J.

Great!

RK
Ra'Shaun K.

Great program!

JK
Joseph K.

Nice primer on civil practice in federal court, especially from a defense perspective.

SM
S.A. M.

Good course

PW
Philip W.

Excellent overview of Federal Procedure

JF
Joan F.

Succint overview

RK
Raymond K.

Good coverage of an important subject area

WD
William D.

Straightforward and good program.

JW
James W.

Flowed well.

BP
Bernard P.

one of the best presentations

BH
Bruce H.

Excellent presentation...very good speaker...

PW
Patricia W.

Great program.

RB
Russell B.

I would highly recommend this course.

PK
Peter K.

Very informational, easy to understand. Fantastic presentation.

CR
Cynthia A. R.

very good, fast paced and informative

TC
Thomas C.

Excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge.

TJ
TeriMichelle J.

Great CLE ! Procedural refresher course and good strategy tips

WR
William R.

Good program

MG
michael g.

Interesting course that was a good learning tool for even a seasoned attorney with federal court experience.

CM
Carolina M.

easy to follow

RS
Robert S.

Tactical!

TJ
Thomas J.

good for federal court practitioners

IT
Isaac T.

Very informative.

VO
Vanessa O.

Great speaker!

RB
Robin B.

Helpful summary.

RS
Robert S.

nicely presented.

NT
Neal T.

Mr. Klein is one of the best presenters you have.

TA
Thomas J. A.

Good material

MC
Marie C.

Very good course. Well organized, good speaker.

MY
Maria Y.

Very helpful overview of litigating in Federal Court

BW
Barbara W.

excellent presenter

DR
Donna R.

Well done!

JS
Jennifer S.

I litigated a case with Nolan about 6 years ago, so it was very cool to see him, now, as a lecturer. Well done!

RL
Robert G L.

Good review.

RC
Ramiro C.

Excellent presentation!

JJ
James J.

very knowledgeable presenter.

HN
Howard N.

Excellent presentation

ES
Elizabeth S.

Very useful refresher on the basics of federal court practice!

EC
Eric C.

Enjoyed it very much

QL
Quinn L.

The description of the course should have stated that the large portion of time spent on pleadings, etc. was focused on defensive responses.

LG
lawrence g.

typos and the oral correction were distracting

KK
Karyl K.

A little less on late filings. 20 minutes is a lot.

LS
Lewis S.

Speaker was excellent. The slides were very informative.

BM
Beth M.

Knowledgeable speaker, concise and helpful presentation

RC
Robert D C.

Good primer course on Federal jurisdiction.

TP
Timothy P.

lots of material...covered them all very well

MC
Migdalia C.

Interesting seminar!

DN
David N.

well organized

IP
Ismael P.

Good course

DL
David L.

This was a very good presentation

MM
Miguel M.

This speaker is great. Again, more time for him to give more information would have been great.

CD
Craig D.

a keeper

GN
Gary N.

Great job.

HM
Hwesu M.

Very informative course.

RB
rex b.

One of the best I've taken. Very organized, a lot covered, excellent slides.

RH
Ray H.

Good

KG
Kenneth G.

Speaker was knowledgeable and also was able to impart practical advice

JS
Jerry S.

very good review of Fed procedure

AM
andrew m.

Nolan Klein is very good

LR
Lawrence R.

Well done. Crisp and Clean. Covers a lot of the basics and gives lots of practical tips.

ER
Elizabeth R.

Informative as to the essentials in defending a Federal lawsuit

DB
Daniel B.

excellent

AP
Andrew P.

Solid grasp of the subject matter!

DS
David S.

nice overview

KL
Kirk L.

Worthwhile

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