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Civil Procedure Best Practices in 2021

12:55       Welcome and Introductions

1:00        Common Civil Procedure Issues in Litigation

Michael S. "Mike" Rothrock, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, Raleigh

Designed for practitioners of all levels of experience, this session covers the mechanics of the most commonly used Rules of Civil Procedure dealing with pleadings, service, interrogatories, requests for admission, requests for production, depositions and more. Explore common issues concerning the operation of the rules and how to avoid potential pitfalls, as well as the practical implications of COVID-19 on the operation of several rules.

2:30         Break

2:40         Best Practices and Current Developments in Civil Practice

Judge R. Allen Baddour Jr., North Carolina Superior Court, Pittsboro
Jacqueline R. "Jackie" Clare, Jacqueline R. Clare Attorney at Law, Raleigh
Richard H. "Rick" Conner III, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte

Kellie Z. Myers, Trial Court Administrator's Office, Raleigh
Christopher R. "Chris" Nichols, Nichols Law Firm, Raleigh

This panel provides insights on best practices generally and tips on how to navigate virtual proceedings during COVID-19. Also, hear updates on the latest in the court system and what the future may hold.

4:10         Adjourn


Description

From reviewing key rules of civil procedure to navigating virtual proceedings, gain insights on best practices to get the advantage in motion practice, at mediation and at trial.

Contributors

  • Judge R. Allen Baddour Jr.

    Judge R. Allen Baddour Jr., North Carolina Superior Court, Pittsboro

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  • Jacqueline R. "Jackie" Clare

    Jacqueline R. "Jackie" Clare, after practicing law with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Jackie has been a DRC Certified Superior Court Mediator since 1993 and since that time has devoted her professional career to a full-time mediation practice, having mediated over four thousand cases primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, business, bankruptcy, and medical malpractice. Jackie is a recipient of the 2013 Lawyers’ Weekly Women of Justice Litigation Practitioner Award, the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Peace Award, and is included as one of the Best Lawyers in America and a North Carolina Super Lawyer for her work in mediation. Jackie is an adjunct professor at Campbell Law School, teaching Mediation Advocacy. She received her B.A. degree from East Carolina University and her J.D. degree with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law. 

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  • Richard H. "Rick" Conner III

    Richard H. "Rick" Conner III, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte

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  • Kellie Z. Myers

    Kellie Z. Myers, Trial Court Administrator's Office, Raleigh

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  • Christopher R. "Chris" Nichols

    Christopher R. "Chris" Nichols, Nichols Law Firm, Raleigh

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  • Michael S. "Mike" Rothrock

    Michael S. "Mike" Rothrock is a partner at Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo and focuses his practice on the defense of civil litigation claims. Before joining Hedrick Gardner in 2016, he was a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer for eight years. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, and lives with his family in Raleigh.

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February 25, 2021
Thu 12:55 PM EST

Duration 3H 15M

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