This seminar has been designed to provide an overview of the different types of discovery devices available and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. The speakers will also provide practical advice on ways that a lawyer can effectively use discovery, ethical and sanction issues.
Topics to be discussed will include:
- Discovery In A Criminal Case
- Discovery In A Family Law Case
- The Trial Court's View On Discovery Disputes And Use Of Discovery At Trial
- Discovery In Personal Injury Cases And Discovery Of Expert Witnesses
- Ethical Considerations In Discovery
- Sanction Issues In Discovery
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Discovery In A Criminal Case
A. General Discovery In Criminal Cases
B. Discovery In Criminal Sexual Misconduct Cases
C. Discovery In DNA Cases
D. Discovery In Complex White-Collar Cases
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. Discovery In A Family Law Case
A. What Everyone Else Does
B. What You Should Do
C. Keeping Your Eyes On The Prize
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
III. The Trial Court's View On Discovery Disputes And Use Of Discovery
B. Other Considerations
D. Tools Of The Trade
E. Criminal And Juvenile Rules Of Procedure
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IV. Discovery In Personal Injury Cases And Discovery Of Expert
A. Discovery – Pre-Summons And Complaints
B. Discovery – Post-Summons And Complaints
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
V. Ethical Considerations In Discovery
A. Inadvertant Disclosures
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Sanction Issues In Discovery
A. Rule 11 And MS 549.211