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Federal Courts Committee

ABOUT THE FEDERAL COURTS COMMITTEE
This committee provides a forum for discussion of issues pertaining to Federal Court practice.  It works with Federal Court as to court rules and procedures.  It conducts an annual luncheon with the Federal Court judges and court employees.  The Annual Northern Disctrict of Ohio Federal Court seminar is held every May.

2013/2014 COMMITTEE OFFICERS:

 

 

Kerri Keller
Kerri L. Keller
Committee Chair
(330) 535-5711

Bruce Wilson
Bruce H. Wilson
Vice-Chair
(330) 253-8300

BAR OFFICE CONTACT:
Caroline Kirkner
(330) 253-5007

 

2013/2014 MEETING DATES
(held at noon)

September 19, 2013 
Lunch meeting hosted at Brouse McDowell, where the committee will finalize discussion topics for the year.

October 14, 2013
Ethical obligations and E-Discovery

November 11, 2013
December 1, 2013 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

(no meeting in December)

January 13, 2014 
Guest Speakers:  Law Clerk panel to discuss Best Practices and what to avoid (if possible)

February 10, 2014 
Guest Speaker:  Stacy Peters, Deputy-in-Charge, Northern District of Ohio Clerk of Court's Office to discuss filing under seal

March 10, 2014 
Discussion Topic:  Variations in pre-trial procedures by chambers

April 14, 2014 
Discussion Topic:  How to handle e-discovery discussions at the Rule 26 Planning Conference

May 12, 2014 
Discussion Topic:  The use of mock juries and jury focus groups in litigation