Civil Litigation

Make your next deposition your best with online training. Eight no-fault litigators demonstrate best practices. Hands-on exercises prepare you to take depositions, resolve problems, and depose experts. Gain new techniques and develop your winning style.

Make your next deposition your best with online training. Eight employment law lawyers demonstrate best practices. Hands-on exercises prepare you to take or defend sexual harassment-based depositions. Gain new techniques and develop your winning style.

On-Demand Seminars
Presented 10/07/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Sweeping amendments to the Michigan Court Rules governing civil discovery go into effect January 1, 2020. Get specific judicial and practitioner guidance on how to comply with the changes at each stage of the discovery process.

Presented 04/10/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Limited scope representation (LSR) gives lawyers the opportunity to reach a wider variety of clients by offering affordable, discrete legal services. Identify matters suitable for LSR and manage the representation in compliance with the rules.

Presented 04/24/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Communication skills are critical for limited scope representation. Lawyers must clearly explain the scope of the representation, what each party is agreeing to accomplish, and any associated fees. Watch an expert explain key concepts to a client.

Presented 01/02/20 | On-Demand Seminar
Need to collect a judgment? A creditor's exam is a great tool to help locate assets. See how our expert handles an uncooperative debtor and draws out information. Get best practices and tips to find a debtor's assets and satisfy that judgment.

Presented 03/19/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Winning a Daubert challenge can get a case dismissed or seriously weaken it for the opposing party. Anticipate grounds for a Daubert challenge when choosing an expert witness and strategically challenge an opponent's expert witness.

Presented 07/13/20 | On-Demand Seminar
With the discovery rule changes, family law lawyers are using depositions as an important discovery tool in divorce cases. Our experts share strategies for deciding when a deposition makes sense and then demonstrate best practices for handling one.

Presented 02/08/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Remote depositions are likely to become a permanent part of the discovery process even after COVID-19. Don't be caught off guard by some of the unique challenges that can arise when taking a deposition virtually.

Presented 02/15/21 | On-Demand Seminar
With widespread court closures and delayed trial dates across the state, mediation has become one of the only ways to timely resolve cases for clients. Be ready to conduct an efficient and worthwhile mediation using video conferencing software.

Presented 07/29/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Start your case on the right foot by filing it in the proper forum. Concurrent state and federal jurisdiction can provide different options, but each one has its own risks and benefits.

Presented 04/17/19 | On-Demand Seminar
The basic framework for limited scope representation (LSR) is straightforward, but complications arise in practice. Prepare for potential problems and manage issues as they arise so you can keep providing affordable, discrete legal services to clients.

Presented 06/25/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Pursuing an action in the Michigan Court of Claims requires a lawyer to pay careful attention to a complex and unique set of rules. Get useful tips for keeping your client's claim alive through judgment or settlement.

Presented 06/22/21 | Webcast |
Hear straight from Hon. Terrence G. Berg on everything from making a good impression to preparing an effective closing argument. Tactically refine the issues and learn how to persuade the court through brief writing and oral argument.

Presented 10/07/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Broad changes to the Michigan Court Rules governing civil discovery take effect on January 1, 2020. Get expert insights on the purpose of the changes and what to expect going forward.

Presented 06/11/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Getting up to speed for a civil trial requires methodical planning, thorough research, and efficient use of time. Our two experts share what works for them and what to avoid.

Presented 07/21/20 | On-Demand Seminar
Hear from a Michigan circuit court judge on what state courts have done to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts of the Supreme Court Administrative Office to explore virtual trials, and the challenges for courts to continue to serve the public.

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