Applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to Your Case (2024 Edition)

Charles B. Molster III
Charles B. Molster III
The Law Offices of Charles B. Molster, III PLLC

Charles B. Molster III has been a practicing trial lawyer in state and federal courts in Virginia (and around the country) for the past 40 years.

Carla D. Brown
Carla D. Brown
Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C

Ms. Brown has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, as well as in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Live Video-Broadcast: June 13, 2024

Applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to Your Case (2024 Edition)

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Maintaining current knowledge of recent and impending rule changes and case law is crucial in the dynamic realm of contemporary legal practice. Whether initiating or defending an action, or writing pleadings, practitioners must navigate the complexity of service of process and e-filing platforms like CM/ECF and PACER to ensure efficient and compliant procedures. It is crucial to understand the nuances of bringing a case in federal court, and how to use discovery processes to secure critical evidence. It is also essential for practitioners to understand the federal court motions practice, and the most effective ways to skillfully articulate issues to the Bench.

In addition, trials require careful planning and preparation, and thoughtful implementation, as well as meticulous attention to detail and unwavering compliance with the Rules. In order to obtain a verdict and secure permanent remedies, compliance with a myriad of procedural guidelines is required. To successfully manage these difficulties and guarantee a solid and successful legal strategy, practitioners should be aware of the top tips and traps for the unsuspecting.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Recent and Upcoming Rule Amendments and Case Law re the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Commencing an Action; Pleadings
  • Service of Process and E-Filing (CM/ECF and PACER)
  • Removing a Case to Federal Court
  • Leveraging the Discovery Rules
  • Motions Practice in Federal Court
  • Practically Applying the Rules for Trial
  • Obtaining a Judgment and Final Remedies
  • Top Tips and Traps for the Unwary

Date / Time: June 13, 2024

  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Eastern
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Central
  • 9:00 am – 11:10 am Mountain
  • 8:00 am – 10:10 am Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Charles B. Molster III_FedBarCharles B. Molster III | The Law Offices of Charles B. Molster, III PLLC

Charles B. Molster III has been a practicing trial lawyer in state and federal courts in Virginia (and around the country) for the past 40 years. Mr. Molster began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris in the Eastern District of Virginia (1983-84), and has practiced extensively in that Court since that time. Mr. Molster has practiced law with both small firms and large, including 20 years with the global law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP (1996-2016). In July 2016, Mr. Molster opened his own law firm (The Law Offices of Charles B. Molster, III PLLC). Mr. Molster previously served as President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of The Federal Bar Association, and Chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Special Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law, and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Virginia State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section. Mr. Molster is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, a member of the Eastern District of Texas Bench-Bar Conference Planning Committee, a former member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Committee on Federal Judgeships – Eastern District of Virginia, and a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Molster regularly presents CLEs, including in the EDVA, D.C. and other venues around the country, and has also presented CLEs in Tokyo and Mainland China.

 

Carla D. Brown_FedBarCarla D. Brown | Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C

Ms. Brown has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, as well as in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Ms. Brown handles contractual matters, including the negotiation and review of severance agreements, covenants not to compete, and employment agreements. Ms. Brown also counsels employees who are subjected to workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Carla Brown In 2014, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association recognized Ms. Brown as “Lawyer of the Year – In recognition of outstanding dedication to Civil Rights, Equality, and Justice.” In 2015 and 2017, the Washingtonian rated Ms. Brown a “Top Lawyer” in the area of Plaintiff’s Employment Law. In 2018, LawDragon selected Ms. Brown as a top 500 Plaintiff Employment Lawyer. Ms. Brown has been recognized as a rising star in Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, a Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015 (named as one of the Top 50 Women in Virginia), 2016 and 2017. She was recognized as a Washington, D.C. Rising Star in 2013 and a Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015 and 2017. In 2013, Ms. Brown was invited to membership in The National Trial Lawyers Organization, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the area of Civil Plaintiff Law and Top 40 Under 40.

Agenda

I. Recent and Upcoming Rule Amendments and Case Law re the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure | 11:00am – 11:15am

II. Commencing an Action; Pleadings | 11:15am – 11:30am

III. Service of Process and E-Filing (CM/ECF and PACER) | 11:30am – 11:45am

IV. Removing a Case to Federal Court | 11:45am – 12:00pm

Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

V. Leveraging the Discovery Rules | 12:10pm – 12:20pm

VI. Motions Practice in Federal Court | 12:20pm – 12:30pm

VII. Practically Applying the Rules for Trial | 12:30pm – 12:40pm

VIII. Obtaining a Judgment and Final Remedies | 12:40pm – 12:50pm

IX. Top Tips and Traps for the Unwary | 12:50pm – 1:10pm