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9th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp Conference


This is boot camp will focus on Federal Court practice for newer attorneys or those new to federal court. Attendees will learn:

  • The Venue Clarification Act
  • Creating your Complaint post Twombly and Iqbal
  • E-Filing Tips
  • Mandatory Mediation Rules and Expectations
  • Case Scheduling and Case Management Conference
  • Discovery In-Depth: Rule 26, forms, disputes, motions, sanctions, e-discovery
  • Ex Parte Motions: why? how? why bother?
  • Injunctive Relief: when it matters and how to get it
  • Don't Persuasive Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
  • Rule 12 Motions: use, misuse, and best use
  • The Summary Judgment Motion: do it better than everyone else
  • Oral Argument Tips
  • Trial Briefs, Pretrial Statements, Pretrial Conferences and Orders (FRCP 16)
  • Motions in Limine: why? how? why bother?
  • Voir Dire: practical tips from the trenches
  • Jury Instructions and Jury Verdict Forms: how not to end up with a mis-trial

Registration information is available on the Pincus website, available here.

About Steven Ragland

Steven Ragland has extensive experience in a broad range of criminal defense and complex civil litigation matters. Mr. Ragland has represented individuals and companies facing criminal allegations ranging from securities, mail, and wire fraud to drug and terrorism offenses. In the civil realm, he has successfully represented clients in breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, legal malpractice, defamation, trade secret misappropriation, contract interference, unfair business practice, and civil rights matters.

Mr. Ragland has litigated criminal and civil cases in state and federal courts throughout California, as well as Arizona, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. His significant appellate experience includes cases in the California Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of California, the Ninth and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Ragland has also represented individuals and companies before investigative agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, State Attorney General, United States Attorney’s Offices, and District Attorney enforcement units.