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Nickel & Dimed - Controlling the Cost of Litigation

Date: Wednesday, January 30th 2013
Time: 3-5pm
Location: World Trade Center Mezzanine Room, Building 2, 26 SW Salmon, Portland

Credit Type(s): General Credit

Both inside and outside counsel are facing growing pressure to lower the costs associated with litigation. Court rulings, opposing parties and other unforeseen actions make predicting the cost of litigation nearly impossible. However there are steps you can take, and tools you can employ, to control expenses. Three seasoned litigators, Bill Barton, Attorney at Law, Mark Wagner of Hart Wagner and David Markowitz, Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf PC, will discuss ways to contains costs including:

  • Preparing staff for litigation
  • Efficiently using experts
  • Cost consideration of venue
  • Using consultants efficiently
  • Using motion practice cost effectively
  • Using case assessments and budgeting to control costs
  • Minimizing document management and discovery costs

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