State of the Court Seminar

  • 02 Oct 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Platinum Room, 7th Floor, 1515 W. 3rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113


  • FBA-NDOC Members attend this seminar for $50.00. You must be a current member to register under this option. Your membership status will be checked after your registration is received.

State of the Court Seminar

"Do I Need An(other) Attorney? Criminal Issues for Civil Practitioners"
“Properly and Persuasively Presenting Expert Testimony in Federal Court”

October 2, 2017
30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Platinum Room - 7th Floor
1515 W. 3rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

 “Do I Need An(other) Attorney? Criminal Issues for Civil Practitioners”

John McCaffrey, Tucker Ellis LLP
Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong, McDonald Hopkins LLC
Clare Moran, Synenberg, Coletta & Moran, LLC

Moderator:  Christian Grostic, Kushner, Hamed & Grostic Co., LPA

Even when matters begin as purely civil disputes, clients can find themselves pulled into criminal investigations and prosecutions as witnesses, targets, or defendants. This panel will address what to do when those criminal issues come up and when to bring in criminal counsel. Topics include grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, interacting with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office during investigations, Fifth Amendment issues in civil cases when clients may be or are facing criminal charges, and differences between individual and corporate clients.

“Properly and Persuasively Presenting Expert Testimony in Federal Court”

The Honorable James S. Gwin, The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Carole Rendon, Baker Hostetler LLP
Karen Swanson Haan,  Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Ohio

Moderator:    Michael Montgomery, Baker Hostetler LLP

The outcome of many civil and criminal matters turns on a battle of expert witnesses.  Mastering the proper and persuasive presentation of expert testimony is thus critically important for federal practitioners.  The panel will discuss recent developments and best practices in navigating the expert discovery process, addressing Daubert challenges to the admissibility of an expert’s testimony, and effectively presenting complex expert testimony in a manner best suited to persuade juries. 

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This course  has been submitted  for approval to  the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 2.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

SOLD OUT:  Please join us immediately following this seminar  for the 2017 State of the Court Luncheon adjacent at the Silver Grill.

Click here to register online for the 2017 State of  Court Luncheon.

Cancellations received by 5:00 p.m., three business days prior to the seminar will receive a full refund; less than three  business days prior to the seminar will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee; no shows will not receive a refund. All cancellations need to be in writing via email sent to

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