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Come to the 4th annual Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Appellate Practice Institute

You'll find a lot of CLE packed into a day and a half at the 4th Annual Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Appellate Practice Institute. Choose from 18 breakout sessions, plus four keynote addresses focusing on the hottest issues in litigation, dispute resolution, and appellate practice today.

With a wide variety of subjects covered, you'll find topics that can help you refine your practice management abilities, hone your pre-trial skills, gain an insider's view of the inner workings of various court processes and procedures, and much more. Earn up to 12.0 CLE and 1.0 EPR credit on the topics you need to advance your career and enhance your skills!

Special Keynote Sessions

  • The Disappearing Jury Trial: What Does It Mean for the Practicing Lawyer?
    Moderator: Ronald G. Pezze, Jr.
    Panelists: George W. Curtis, Jr., Hon. Janine P. Geske, Terry E. Johnson, Hon. Patrick L. Snyder
  • Freeing Supreme Court Justices From the Politics of Re-election
    Christine Bremer Muggli, Catherine M. Rottier, Joseph M. Troy
  • The Slipperiness of Happiness: Can Attorneys Capture Well-Being?
    Dr. Gregory J. Van Rybroek

Luncheon Session (Ticketed Event*)

12:10 – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 22

The Empty Courtroom? Preparing For a New World of Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Appellate Practice
Featuring Jordan Furlong

Listen to Jordan’s dynamic and thought-provoking presentation on how lawyers and law firms can respond to, and take advantage of, the extraordinary changes in how legal services are created, priced and delivered throughout the world. This session will help you focus on the future, forecast the next steps in the developments of this “new” market, and how to apply emerging trends to position your firm, group or organization for the future.

* Optional paid luncheon and CLE presentation is a ticketed event. To attend the luncheon and earn 1.0 credit, attendees must indicate the “including optional CLE luncheon” selection when registering for the Institute.

Inner Circle Sessions on Court Procedures

Five sessions will help you practice more effectively by giving insider perspectives from court personnel and judges. Whether it’s examining new evidentiary issues, becoming more effective in your briefing and oral arguments, using unpublished opinions effectively, getting your brief accepted by the Clerk’s office, or refining your skills in the procedural arena of appellate practice, the Institute has sessions that will improve your appellate law skills.

Special Guest Speaker: J. Anderson Little

Taking part in two sessions and one panel discussion, J. Anderson Little will bring his vast expertise to bear on several topics. The first session will explore the dynamics of positional bargaining, the things you may be doing that hinder monetary settlements, steps you should take to prepare for negotiations, and methods for formulating and delivering offers. The second will address how mediators can assist parties in cases where it really is only about the money and how you can help them to reach settlement by making productive proposals. The panel will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of mediator accreditation and how this change could play out. Mr. Little’s appearance is co-sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin Dispute Resolution Section.

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