Litigation, Professional Development, Ethics

Litigation 2022: Perspectives From the Bench


In a moderated panel discussion, judges from across the state discuss best practices in the courtroom. Professional development topics include avoiding common mistakes when appearing in front of a judge, motion practices, judge preferences for oral arguments and/or briefs, and other insider thinking from the bench.

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I thought the insights from the panel on effective oral argument versus the impact of briefs were helpful, as well as the elements of briefs the panel finds effective. I also was surprised to hear about the lack of clerks and support staff and how much the panel is responsible for on their own. Lastly, I thought the panel's feedback on how to effectively use technology in the courtroom was helpful.

Really great panel - glad to see some judges from rural areas in TN represented.

This was an excellent panel program! Very helpful insights from a diverse group pf judges from across the state.

This was a 10 out of 10 valuable insights and information into judges and how they think and what they want. It was so helpful as a litigator. Whenever I know how to help a judge or even help myself, I want to know. Thank you for this webinar! Also the Moderator did a great job asking good questions and making good comments.

Very good presentation.

This is a great CLE. Getting tips directly from the judges I practice in front of goes a long way when it comes to trial preparation.

Good Insights from the Judges. Helpful practice information.

Learned much. Thanks.

Excellent insight on what the judges are looking for from attorneys practicing before them. Especially liked the moderator asking practical questions and following up for helpful suggestions. Great programming!

The moderator did a great job.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 75.00
  • Non-Member: 120.00
  • Section: 60.00
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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Approved distance learning
  • Ethics credit
  • Discount for Litigation Section members
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.50
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1.5

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.