Applying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to Your Case


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

In this course, attorneys can expect to learn how to apply the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures to their cases, and various litigation strategies and tactics associated therewith.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Recent and Upcoming Rule Amendments and Case Law
•   Commencing an Action; Pleadings
•   Service of Process and E-Filing (CM/ECF and PACER)
•   Removing a Case to Federal Court
•   Leveraging the Discovery Rules
•   Motion Practice in Federal Court
•   Practically Applying the Rules for Trial
•   Obtaining a Judgment and Final Remedies
•   Top 7 FRCP Tips and Traps for the Unwary

Date / Time: October 14, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

Choose a format:

•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

Select your state to see if this class is approved for CLE credit.

Choose the format you want.


Original Broadcast Date: December 11, 2018

Charles B. Molster, III, Esq. has been a practicing trial lawyer in state and federal courts in Virginia (and around the country) for the past 34 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 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, currently serves ex–officio on the Virginia State Bar’s Special Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law, and recently joined 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 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 also serves as General Counsel for St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (Alexandria, Virginia) and The Bishop Walker School for Boys (Washington, D.C /Anacostia).

Mr. Molster regularly conducts CLE and other programs relating to various legal issues, including numerous Intellectual Property CLEs, including in the EDVA, the Eastern District of Texas, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, Japan and Mainland China. Mr. Molster obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia (B.A. English 1979) and his law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond (J.D. 1983).

Carla Brown, Esq.

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.

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myLawCLE seeks accreditation for all programs in all states. (Accreditation for paralegals sought thru NALA and NFPA paralegal associations.) Each attending attorney/paralegal will receive a certificate of completion following the close of the CLE program as proof of attendance. In required states, myLawCLE records attorney/paralegals attendance, in all other states attorney/paralegal is provided with the approved CLE certificate to submit to their state bar or governing association.

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    Live Video Broadcasts

Live video broadcasts are new live CLE programs being streamed and recorded for the first time. All of these programs qualify for “Live” CLE credit in all states except NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, SC, and LA —these states require in-person attendance to qualify for “Live” CLE credit.

    “Live” Re-Broadcasts

“Live” Re-broadcasts are replays of previous recorded CLE programs, set on a specific date and time and where the original presenting speakers calls in live at the end of the event to answer questions. This “live” element allows for “live” Re-broadcast CLEs to qualify for “Live” CLE credits in most states. [The following states DO NOT allow for “live” CLE credits on re-broadcast CLEs: NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, SC, and LA]

Many states allow for credit to be granted on a 1:1 reciprocal basis for courses approved in another mandatory CLE jurisdiction state. This is known as a reciprocity provision and includes the following states: AK, AR, HI, CT, FL, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, VT, NJ, NY, and WV. myLawCLE does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars or teleconferences in these states.