Federal Court Practice 101:
An Introduction to the Nuts & Bolts of Federal Civil Practice

Monday, March 5, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Program Instructor:

Leonid Traps
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP







  • This program is designed to introduce attorneys, particularly those in the first three years of practice or transitioning from practicing in state court to practicing in federal court, to the nuts and bolts of federal civil practice. By focusing on real-life scenarios and practical skills, the panelists will share their advice on how to succeed at each stage of federal court litigation, from the initial conference to the close of discovery. The focus will be on providing attendees with practical knowledge that they can apply to their own cases. The panelists, including both practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary, will walk attendees through federal civil procedures while discussing strategies and sharing their own experiences in court.

    Live Program & Webcast: $149 Member | $249 Nonmember
    Recent Law Grad: $79 Member | $129 Nonmember

  • Andrew Rhys Davies
    Allen & Overy LLP

    Honorable Michael H. Dolinger (Ret.)
    Case Manager

    Honorable Edgardo Ramos
    United States District Judge
    Southern District of New York

    Roger L. Stavis
    Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP

    Magistrate Judge Steven L. Tiscione
    United States District Court



    6:00 pm – 6:10 pm Introduction
    6:10 pm – 6:30 pm Considering and Initiating Federal Court Litigation
    6:30 pm – 7:50 pm Initial Conference and Other Early Steps in Federal Court Litigation
    6:50 pm – 7:15 pm Document Discovery
    7:15 pm – 7:30 pm Break
    7:30 pm – 7:55 pm Depositions
    7:55 pm – 8:15 pm Pre-Trial Strategy and Considerations
    8:15 pm – 8:35 pm Settlement & Mediation
    8:35 – 9:00 pm Transition from State Court Practice, Practitioner Insights, and Q&A



  • CLE Credit
    NY: 3.0 skills
    NJ: 3.3 general
    CA: 3.0 general
    PA: 2.5 general

  • Sponsoring Association Committee: Federal Courts | Laura Grossfield Birger, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Maricela Alfonso | Membership and CLE Relations Associate | (212) 382-6608 | MAlfonso@nycbar.org