An Insider’s Guide for the Reluctant Federal Practitioner

$30 for MBA members | $50 non-members

Many Oregon lawyers who routinely represent their clients in state court become anxious at the prospect of federal litigation. The rules may seem unfamiliar, unforgiving, and perhaps unfavorable. Stephen Leggatt, now a partner at Bonaparte & Bonaparte, served for more than 15 years as a judicial clerk to federal judges in the District of Oregon and elsewhere. At this presentation, Steve will demystify the arcana of federal procedure and help state court litigators get comfortable with federal practice. Topics will include: removal; pleading standards, discovery and expert witness rules; dispositive motion practice; attorney fee petitions; the dynamics of federal judicial chambers; and more.

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Date & Time
Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 12-1pm
Remote attendance only via Zoom
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