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Part 1 of an 8 part series: FILING AND ANSWERING THE COMMERCIAL LAW COMPLAINT, SELECTING THE COURT, AND OTHER TRIAL ISSUES

SEPT 19, 2013 Registration 1:00p.m. | Seminar 1:30p.m. - 4:50p.m. 3.0 CLE Hours Register


ABOUT THE LITIGATION CLE SEMINAR SERIESComprised of 8 three-hour seminars conducted quarterly, the seminar series provides thorough litigation practice instruction from the point of complaint up to trial.  The series is intended for new attorneys or those new to litigation.  Seminar presenters are seasoned, expert practitioners who provide “real world” practice methods, strategies and tips needed to be a successful litigator.  You will earn 24 hours of CLE credit by enrolling in the entire seminar series and gain valuable practice instruction in the areas of:  commercial law, personal injury, medical malpractice, trial practice, and litigation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  New attorneys or those attorneys who are new to litigation will benefit from this seminar.  The program is the first seminar in a series of eight programs focused on litigation practice from the point of complaint up to trial.

OVERVIEW:  Expert presenters will focus on commercial case pleading, jurisdiction and venue.

AGENDA:

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.     Investigating and Filing a Commercial Law Complaint

  1.                1. Investigation needed before filing a commercial law complaint
  2.                2. Contents of a commercial law complaint
  3.                3. Determining the kind of litigation hold instructions to issue the client (and when)
  4.                4. Checklist for filing
  5.                5. How to handle service issues

FACULTY:  MICHAEL ABELOW
                    Sherrard & Roe, PLC
                    RYAN HOLT
                    Sherrard & Roe, PLC

2:30 – 2:40 p.m.     BREAK

2:40– 3:40 p.m.      Investigating and Answering a Commercial Law Complaint

  1.                1. Legal investigation – answering key questions: 
    1.                         a. Was service proper? 
    2.                         b. Does the court have personal jurisdiction?
    3.                         c. Does the court have subject matter jurisdiction? 
    4.                         d. What is the statute of limitations? 
    5.                         e. Can the case be removed? 
    6.                         f. Choice of law?
  2.                2. Identify deadlines – answering key questions:
    1.                         a. Time to answer? 
    2.                         b. Time to remove? 
    3.                         c. Was there discovery attached to the Complaint?
  3.                3. Factual investigation: 
    1.                         a. Identifying defenses
    2.                         b. Identifying counterclaims
  4.                4. Drafting the answer

FACULTY:  
CHRISTOPHER THORSEN

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
HEATHER WRIGHT
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

3:40 - 3:50 p.m.    BREAK

3:50 –4:50 p.m.    How, When and Where to File: Jurisdiction, Venue, and Forum                              

  1.                1. Considerations as to where to file: geography, court, judge, and other considerations
  2.                2. Allegations required in a complaint to establish jurisdiction and venue

FACULTY:  
JASON CALLEN

Walker, Tipps & Malone, PLC          
CHARLES MALONE
Walker, Tipps, Malone, PLC


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Received on or before SEPTEMBER 17:  $138 NBA member;    $189 non-NBA member

Received after SEPTEMBER 17: $148 NBA member;    $199 non-NBA member

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Registration must be received before or on SEPTEMBER 17 to guarantee written materials at the program. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline; however, a substitute may attend for a registered participant.

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REGISTRATION:
1:00 p.m.
SEMINAR:
1:30p.m. - 4:50p.m.
-------------------------------------------------------------- CREDIT: 3.0 CLE HOURS -GENERAL

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LOCATION:
NASHILLE BAR ASSOCIATION, Conf. Rm

One Nashville Place, 150 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1050 Nashville, TN 37219
PH: 615-242-9272
Click Here for Directions

Parking:
1.
4th Ave. next to One Nashville Place
(“Garage Full” does not apply to NBA visitors)
2. 4th Ave. across from One Nashville Place
3. Commerce Street
4. Main Library (between 6th & 7th Avenues)

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PRODUCERS:
ED LANQUIST

Waddey & Patterson, P.C.
JOHN FARRINGER
Sherrard & Roe, PLC

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TN CLE Requirements: 
Fifteen hours per year, including three hours of Ethics & Professionalism. Must be reported by December 31.

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