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FRCP Part I: An Overview

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Produced on May 14, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Litigation

Course Description

Federal court is a world of its own. Part I of this two-part series, led by attorney Maria-Vittoria Carminati, is aimed at taking you through federal rules of procedure and provide attendees with the anatomy of a federal case. While the FRCP could occupy a semester’s worth of classes, this course gives you the structure of a federal case.

Starting with a petition, followed by rules to serve, the requirements for filing a motion to dismiss, and the FRCP 26 disclosures, you will no longer feel overwhelmed and lost when managing a federal case. This course provides plaintiffs and defendants with a roadmap to the federal court system.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Break down the structure of the federal rules of civil procedure
  2. Address the disclosure procedure and its timing
  3. Be ready for the scheduling conference and the drafting of a scheduling order
  4. Recognize the nuts and bolts of federal discovery procedure

Credit Information

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Giugi Carminati


Giugi Carminati is a litigator and intersectional feminist advocate. She is a human and civil rights attorney at NDH, LLC. She practices in state and federal courts and is licensed in Texas, New York, DC, and Colorado. She brings firm but compassionate legal advocacy for her clients. She speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.


Marc F.

great job

Magdalaine E.

I usually don't add comments, but this one was particularly helpful. Great content and energy from the speaker. Thanks!

Dennis S.

4 is the highest

Anthony H.


Marc A.

She was awesome.

Louis L.

I enjoyed the presenter's style-very practical approach to to the way she explained things-

Dominick M.

A very good primer, but as the speaker stated, a full explanation of Rule 26 deserves a full course of its own, but she covered it pretty well in the limited time available to her

Cynthia B.

Thank you for an outstanding presentation

Brian O.

great lecture

Ron P.

great presenter

Joey J.

Nice Job !!!

kiran H.

One of the most concise CLEs on FCP

Casey H.

Great program full of useful information and guidance!

Robyn W.

This is the best description of the Federal Rules I’ve had and how to use them.

Barbara O.

Very informative

Christine H.

Nice job, hope to see more courses from her (particularly on commercial litigation in Fed or NY courts!).

David D.


Alexander H.

Enjoyable presentation.

James D.

Great program! Would definitely like to see it extended to cover the rest of the FRCP in a similar introductory depth. I really appreciated the practical points.

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