Civil Masters in Advocacy 2021: Stop Discovery Obstruction

Fri, October 22, 2021   |   8:55 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 CLE Hours including 1.0 Ethics

This CLE will focus on a problem that all lawyers face every day—the defense’s attempts to prevent you from discovering the evidence you’re entitled to.   Because we face it daily, many of us have come to expect it and even accept it. Some of us may not even realize it’s happening to us. This seminar will provide you with the legal and ethical information you need to defeat the obstruction, and get the evidence you’re entitled to so you can prove make your case. We will have the honor and benefit of Judges Paul Ridgeway, A. Graham Shirley and Allen Baddour joining us to share their wisdom on how to address these issues as well. Please join us to add more tools to your trial toolbox.

Speakers & Topics

8:55 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

Carma Henson, HensonFuerst, PA, Raleigh

9 a.m. Recognize and Respond to Obstructive Discovery Tactics - Rule 26(g) and Ethical Obligations in Serving and Responding to Discovery

Carma Henson, HensonFuerst, PA, Raleigh

10 a.m. Successfully Prepare for and Argue Motions to Compel/Sanctions

Elizabeth ToddLaw Offices of James Scott Farrin, Durham

11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Discovery Obstruction/Motions to Compel/Sanctions (panel discussion)

The Honorable A. Graham Shirley, Resident Superior Court Judge, Raleigh 

The Honorable Paul Ridgeway, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, Raleigh 

The Honorable Allen BaddourSenior Resident Superior Court Judge, Pittsboro

12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Using Motions in Limine to Flush Out and Effectively Deal with Evidentiary Issues

Karonnie TruzyCrumley Roberts, Greensboro 

2:15 p.m. Preservation of Evidence/Spoliation

Ann OchsnerWhitley Law Firm, Raleigh 

3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Creating Exhibits During Defense Depositions, and the Use of Visual Aids for Mediation and Trial

Joe Tunstall, O’Malley Tunstall, PLLC, Tarboro 

4:30 p.m. Adjourn
Virtual Registration
Event Rates
Regular Rates
$290.00 NCAJ Member
$250.00 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
$185.00 NCAJ Public Service Member
$140.00 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
$99.00 NCAJ New Admittee Member
$185.00 NCAJ Retired Member
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