Evidence Issues and Jury Instructions in Employment Cases
February 10 - February 12, 2005
Co-sponsored with ALI-ABA
Lawyers’ ability to get their cases into evidence frequently determines the outcome. Since passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, courts have more carefully scrutinized the evidence proffered by each side. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s blockbuster Desert Palace opinion, more cases and more issues may go to juries. Faulty jury instructions may result in a loss of all gains derived in the trial court. The drafting of jury instructions, however, continues to bedevil practitioners and judges.
This new two-and-one-half day program focuses on critical evidence and jury instruction issues that arise in employment cases. Chaired by Judge Paul Grimm, Robert Fitzpatrick and Paul Mickey, this course provides a practical, real-world oriented plan for addressing vexing evidence and jury instruction problems confronting lawyers before and during trial.
Location: Georgetown University Law Center Hart Auditorium (formerly Moot Courtroom).