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When: Friday, October 25, 2019
12:00-4:00 PM
Where: St. Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Ave.
Regatta Room
St. Petersburg, Florida  33701
United States
Contact: St. Pete Bar Association

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The Hunter and the Hunted:
How to Deal with Rambo Tactics
With perspectives from a judge, a mediator, & trusted attorneys!
Friday, October 25, 2019 ~ 12:00 to 3:00pm
St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Regatta Room (Downstairs)

Litigators face several tactical decisions when dealing with aggressive obstructionist opponents.
The part of us that sees trial as a battle wants to fight fire with fire. Ethics, style and certain case-specific
concerns suggest that we stay out of the mud. This seminar will focus on combating these Rambo tactics
from a whole-case perspective including considerations of efficiency, professionalism and client-focus.

Approved for 3.5 hrs. General CLE Credit, including 1 hr. Ethics CLE Credit

Topics Include:

· What is a Rambo lawyer ~ what is acceptable as vigorous advocacy?

· How to handle the  obstructive (un-cooperative or un-responsive) lawyer.

· How much do you bring to the judge without suffering adverse consequences?
     Time delays, crowded dockets, annoying the judge.

· Mediating with the Rambo or obstructive lawyer

· Getting your case to trial when faced with the obstacles presented by opposing counsel
i.   The economy of a case
     ii.  Good faith consultation
     iii.  Moving the case with little or no cooperation

· Motion practice
i.   Compelling discovery
     ii.  Striking evidence
     iii.  Motion for Sanctions

· Pre-Trial Conference with an uncooperative attorney

· How to combat these tactics while preserving your verdict: an appellate overview
i.   Is it prudent to move to strike or object to a continuance?  
     ii.  Ethics opinions on aggressive litigation tactics

11:30  -  12:00             Registration/Seated for Lunch

12:00  -  1:45               Presentation and Roundtable Discussion - Mediator Charles N. Castagna 
                                     and Attorneys Fredric S. Zinober, Howard P. Ross, and The Honorable Pamela A.M. Campbell

1:45   -   2:00               Networking Break

2:00   -   3:00               Civil Trail Appellate Law Update with a Focus on Cases Dealing with
                                     Rambo Tactics - Speaker: Attorney Jennifer J. Kennedy

Choose one when ordering: Chicken Breast Piccata with Capers & Basil  OR Vegetarian Lasagna

REGISTRATION:  RSVP Deadline Tuesday, October 22nd by 11AM

            $85.00 St. Pete & Clearwater Bar Members & Staff
$25.00 Law Students
             $115.00 Non-Members         

CLICK HERE to download a flyer - or register on the link above.

Presented by: St. Pete Bar Civil Trial Section Chair Amy D. Boggs ~ Vice Chair Scott W. Vieth

For more information on the Civil Trial Section contact Chair Amy D. Boggs at 727-954-8833 or Vice Chair Scott W. Vieth at 727-954-8833

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