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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Date:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time:
3:00 PM

Location:
Philadelphia Bar Association
11th Floor Conference Center
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

2 SUB

Registration Info:
Registration:
2:30 PM

Program:
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLE PROGRAM

Wine and cheese reception immediately following the CLE program.

Panelists:

Honorable Idee C. Fox
Supervising Judge
Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division – Civil

Honorable John M. Younge
Judicial Team Leader, Major Jury 2015
Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division – Civil

Lisa Bellino Apelian, Esq.
Campbell, Lipski & Dochney
Philadelphia

Lawrence Bendesky, Esq.
Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.
Philadelphia

Peter J. Divon
Manager, Discovery Court Program and the Dispute Resolution Center
Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District

Arthur S. Novello, Esq.
Dashevsky, Horwitz, Kuhn, Novello & Shorr, P.C.
Philadelphia

Patrick Lamb, Esq.
Post & Schell, P.C.
Philadelphia

TODAY - Major Trials Judge Pro Tempore Training

CLE_Major Trial Judge Pro Tempore Training

For more than twenty years, the First Judicial District (FJD) Case Management system has resulted in the timely disposition of civil matters filed in Philadelphia. A necessary and integral part is the Dispute Resolution Center's Judge Pro Tempore (JPT) program.

Voluntarily staffed by experienced and respected attorneys, JPT's meet with counsel to openly and honestly discuss a case assigned to the major jury program. Service as a JPT is a commitment to the continued effective and efficient case management system. The goal is to assist counsel to narrow the issues, start settlement discussions, assist in a possible non- trial disposition and provide the judicial Team Leader with a written report.

This CLE program provides the necessary training to become a JPT. Experienced JPT's and Judicial Team Leaders offer guidance regarding:

  • How best to prepare and conduct a fruitful and productive settlement conference;
  • How to evaluate a case in a neutral fashion
  • How best to discuss with counsel the strengths and weaknesses of their case
  • How to deal with attorneys who are uncooperative
  • How decide which case would be best served with follow up interaction
  • Best methods to prepare the written report for the Team Leader, including:
    -- what issues to narrow in on
    -- should you “put a number on the case”
    -- will the case resolve
    -- are there issues not apparent in the pleadings
    -- other useful recommendations and observations

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