New Rules and Good Tools: Building Your Civil Procedure Toolbox

3.0 General AV CLE Credits | WSBA AV Activity ID#415289

Civil procedure - boring and too technical? Not with this team of experts! Expect an engaging and entertaining morning on new rules and good tools with Bryan Adamson and Brooke Coleman. Using an informative and engaging style this program will provide the latest civil procedure updates for both state and federal rules, including those coming into effect in December 2015. You also receive tips and tricks of the trade to make your case stronger and more effective, whether you are representing a plaintiff or a defendant in a civil case.

Overview

Recorded:  11/20/2015
Credits:  3.0 General AV CLE | WSBA AV Activity ID#415289
Length: 2 hours, 57 minutes

Featured Speakers:
Bryan Adamson, Brooke Coleman

Civil procedure - boring and too technical? Not with this team of experts! Expect an engaging and entertaining morning on new rules and good tools with Bryan Adamson (former Director of the Ronald A. Peterson Legal Clinic) and Brooke Coleman (former clerk for Honorable David F. Levi, district judge in the Eastern District of California and then-chair of the Standing Committee on the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure).  Brooke and Bryan will cover the new state and federal rules, including a preview of the rules coming into effect in December of 2015; and provide you with tips and tricks of the trade to make your case stronger and more effective, whether you are representing a plaintiff or a defendant in a civil case.

Agenda

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

9:00-10:15 a.m.

New State and Federal Rules
• Overview of Federal Civil Rule Making Process
• Abrogation of Forms
• Changes in Federal Discovery Rules
• Changes to State Discovery Rules

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Q & A

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45-11:30 a.m.

Things to Have in Your Toolbox
• Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and "claw back agreements"
• Tips on Washington Pre-Filing Discovery and Investigation

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Case Law Updates
• State
• Federal

12:15 p.m.

Evaluations and adjourn

Presenters

Bryan Adamson

Professor Adamson joined Seattle University School of Law as the Director of its Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic. During his tenure from 2002-2006, he established a Predatory Lending Clinic, and a Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic.

Before joining Seattle University School of Law, Professor Adamson was a faculty member with the law clinic at Case School of Law. In addition to his teaching, Professor Adamson served as assistant dean for student services for four years, and he directed the law school's academic enrichment program. Professor Adamson has practiced as a litigation attorney for Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, and as an assistant prosecutor with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

As a member of the Seattle University faculty, Professor Adamson has been active in the local community, as a Board Member of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission, and educating community members on unfair lending practices. He has presented several continuing legal education seminars on predatory lending, cultural competence and professional responsibility, and civil procedure. On the national level, Professor Adamson has had significant involvement in clinical legal education. He currently serves on the AALS Committee on Clinical Legal Education. In 2002-03, he was Chair of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education, and currently co-chairs the Section's Taskforce on the Future of Clinical Legal Education. Professor Adamson is a Board member of the Society of American Law Teachers, and a member of the Clinical Legal Education Association.

Professor Adamson's scholarship has focused on public education, race, and civil rights. His writings have also addressed civil appellate procedure and judicial decision making. Professor Adamson is a frequent lecturer on his scholarly topics, as well as clinical education and teaching methods.

Brooke Coleman

Professor Coleman's research and teaching interests focus on procedure and procedural justice. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Notre Dame Law Review, Tulane Law Review, and Seton Hall Law Review, among others. She is also the co-author of an innovative civil procedure casebook, Learning Civil Procedure.

Prior to joining the faculty of Seattle University, Professor Coleman was a Thomas C. Grey Fellow at Stanford Law School. She also clerked for Honorable David F. Levi, district judge in the Eastern District of California and then-chair of the Standing Committee on the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure. During that time, she worked on a variety of procedural amendments, including the civil rule amendments to account for electronic discovery and the appellate rule amendments governing citation to unpublished opinions. Before her clerkship, she practiced as an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian in Palo Alto, California.

Professor Coleman's teaching interests include civil procedure, advanced litigation, and federal courts. She has received numerous honors for her teaching, including the law school's Outstanding Faculty Award in 2013.

Pricing

General Registration - $75.00

SU School of Law Alumni - $60