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

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 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

    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Scott M.  Himes
    Kishner Miller Himes P.C.

    John M. Lundin
    Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP

    Hon. Jennifer G. Schecter
    Supreme Court, New York County
    Commercial Division

    Hon. Paul Wooten
    New York Supreme Court
    Appellate Division, Second Department

  • 5:00 pm – 5:05 pm
    Welcome, Introduction of Speakers & Program Overview 

    5:05 pm – 5:15 pm
    Key Differences in New York State & Federal Civil Motion Practice       

    5:15 pm – 5:20 pm
    Procedural Rules Update    

    5:20 pm – 5:40 pm
    Motions to Dismiss  

    5:40 pm – 5:50 pm
    Motions for Expedited & Injunctive Relief          

    5:50 pm – 6:00 pm
    Discovery Motions   

    6:00 pm – 6:10 pm
    Motions for Sanctions/Costs/Attorneys’ Fees 

    6:10 pm – 6:25 pm
    Motions for Summary Judgement    

    6:25 pm – 6:35 pm
    Strategies for Effective Oral Argument  

    6:35 pm – 6:45 pm
    Practical Tips  

    6:45 pm – 7:00 pm
    Question/Answer Session

  • New York: 2.0 Skills
    New Jersey: 2.4 General
    California: 2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Litigation, John M. Lundin, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org