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7 Litig. News 1 (1981-1982)

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Annual Fall Meeting to
Focus on Trial Tactics
The Section of Litigation will hold its Sixth Annual Fall
Meeting on November 5-7, 1981 at the beautiful Hyatt
Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C. In addition to a
number of valuable programs on topics of current inter-
est to litigators, the meeting presents an opportunity for
Section members to enjoy the endless attractions of one
of the world's most important and exciting cities. It also
offers an occasion for meeting the Section's leadership,
joining in the work of its diverse committees and be-
coming involved in Section activities aimed at preserv-
ing and improving the nation's legal system.
Outstanding Programs. Using Trial Tactics as a
central theme, Program Chairman Robert N. Sayler and
his planning committee have organized a selection of
high-quality programs on a variety of important issues.
Program topics include jury selection and analysis, re-
cent developments in the law of evidence, the attor-
ney-client privilege and work product doctrine after
Upjohn, motions in limine, effective jury arguments,
potential liability of trial counsel, preserving and per-
fecting appeals, management of litigation by corporate
counsel, the Iranian claims litigation, practical prob-
lems in prosecuting and defending Title VII class ac-
tions, patent reexamination and the future of public
interest litigation. A quick review of the Fall Meeting
Program, which is contained in this issue, will leave no
doubt about the quality and scope of the program and
its usefulness to every Section member.
Distinguished Speakers. Many of the nation's most
prominent judges, trial lawyers and law professors will
participate in the Washington, D.C., meeting. Judge
Carl McGowan, who recently retired as Chief Judge of
the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit;
and George Will, one of Washington's most astute poli-
tical commentators, will address the luncheon meetings
of the Section.
Irving Younger will explain Proving a State of
Mind. Prof6ss6r James'W., McElhaney, author of the
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Section to Convene National
Discovery Reform Conference
The Section of Litigation will sponsor the first National
Conference on Discovery Reform at the University of
Texas Law School at Austin in April 1982. The two-
day conference will mark the conclusion of the work of
the Special Committee for the Study of Discovery
Abuse, a group of distinguished judges and practicing
trial lawyers appointed by the Litigation Section in 1977
at the request of the President of the American Bar
Weyman I. Lundquist of San Francisco and Joseph A.
Ball of Los Angeles, Co-Chairmen of the Litigation Sec-
tion's Special Committee, have organized the conference
to review what has been accomplished in recent years in
discovery reform and to examine areas that merit further
attention. Among other things, the conference will ex-
amine such fundamental problems as using pretrial
discovery for purposes of delay and settlement rather
than trial preparation, local efforts to improve the effi-
ciency of the discovery process, the effect of the 1980
amendments to the Federal Rules (which were prompted
by the First Report of the Special Committee) and new
ideas for streamlining and improving discovery in the
federal district courts. The conference will also analyze
amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
recently proposed by the Advisory Committee on Civil
Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
(This subject is reviewed at page 7 of this issue.)
The conference agenda will include consideration of
the difficult questions of ethics that often arise in pre-
trial discovery. Conference participants will explore the
complex issues involved in distinguishing between
zealous representation of a client's interests and abuse
of the discovery process.
The Litigation Section will invite approximately 200
leading jurists, legal scholars and trial lawyers to attend
the conference. Representati.es of each federal judicial
circuit will be invited. Conference planners anticipate
that a Justice of the-Supreme Court of the United States
will participate in the program.
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