The “How To” of Successful Motion Practice: Practical Advice and Tips (OnDemand)

Originally held on Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program Chair:
Seth D. Allen
Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP

  • Motion practice is at the center of civil litigation.  To be effective, litigators at all levels of experience must have a firm grasp on the procedural and substantive issues affecting each potential motion. Understanding the bedrock legal principles and recent developments in the law and court rules is crucial both to evaluating whether to recommend making a contemplated motion and to making and opposing motions effectively.  This distinguished panel of judges and experienced practitioners will provide guidance on how to decide whether to file a motion, when to file it, how to persuasively make and respond to motions, and tips for effective oral argument.  This program will primarily cover motions for expedited relief (temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction), motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, discovery motions, and motions to seal.  The panelists will provide expert insight and guidance to help you foster and hone the motion practice skills necessary to succeed in civil practice in New York State and Federal Courts.

    Program Fee:
    $199 For Members | $299 For Nonmembers

  • Hon. Fidel E. Gomez
    Acting Justice, NYS Supreme Court, Bronx, Commercial Division

    John M. Lundin
    Lundin PLLC

    Scott M. Himes
    Kishner Miller Himes PC

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm
    Welcome, Introduction of Speakers & Program Overview

    6:05 pm – 6:15 pm
    Key Differences in New York State and Federal Civil Motion Practice

    6:15 pm – 6:20 pm
    Procedural Rules Update

    6:20 pm – 6:40 pm
    Motions to Dismiss

    6:40 pm – 6:50 pm
    Motions for Expedited & Injunctive Relief 

    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm
    Discovery Motions

    7:00 pm – 7:10 pm
    Motions for Sanctions/Costs/Attorneys’ Fees

    7:10 pm – 7:25 pm
    Motions for Summary Judgment

    7:25 pm – 7:35 pm
    Strategies for Effective Oral Argument

    7:35 pm – 7:45 pm
    Practical Tips

    7:45 pm – 8:00 pm
    Question and Answer Session

  • New York: 2.0 Skills
    New Jersey: 2.3 General
    California: 2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Litigation, Seth D. Allen

    Co-sponsoring organization:
    Small Law Firm Center

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |