4 Days: $1,895
3 Days: $1,485
2 Days: $1080
1 Day: $640
Day 1 - Monday, October 19, 2020:
- Preparing For Litigation: The EEOC has implemented a variety of pilot programs to more efficiently process and reduce the number of complaints of discrimination pending hearing before its administrative judges. This is your opportunity to learn about these programs and other EEOC initiatives that may dramatically change the way cases are handled by the Commission, as our instructors tell you everything you need to know to prepare. You’ll also hear about the latest case decisions from the EEOC and how to incorporate them into filings before administrative judges, appellate arguments, and case assessments. Day 1 will also cover how to prepare for litigating a case, including reviewing for any potential bases to file a motion to dismiss, responding to motions for sanctions, properly addressing requests for amendment of claims and consolidation, assessing the case for potential liability and possible affirmative defenses. Day 1 will also include discussion of the Commission’s guidance and case law regarding improper intrusion of Agency counsel and related sanctions.
Day 2 - Tuesday, October 20, 2020:
- Winning Tactics In Discovery: When it comes to trying a case, knowledge is power. You’ll learn to hone your discovery requests to uncover evidence the other side doesn’t want you to find. Plus, you’ll discover how to improve your deposition practice to capture the “sound bites” that will help you prevail on summary judgment and at hearings. Topics covered include: Why is discovery so important; planning for effective written discovery and what evidence to seek through interrogatories, document requests, and request for admission; when to seek bifurcation of the case between liability and damages; when and how best to file motions to compel; taking effective depositions, and considering when to depose damages witnesses and expert witnesses. Day 2 will also include how to effectively take depositions, including a live demonstration of useful tactics.
Day 3 - Wednesday, October 21, 2020:
- Written Submissions and Mixed Cases: Written submissions are your chance to lay out your best arguments and evidence for the judge. Day 3 will cover how to prepare for and file effective dispositive motions before the EEOC, including motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, and motions for sanctions. Attendees will learn how to best outline and frame Prehearing Submissions and Post-Hearing Briefs to present your side’s case in a winning light. Attendees will also learn about how to draft constructive case assessments for settlement authorities, as well as effective advocacy on appeal before the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations. Day 3 will also include a discussion of mixed cases and appeals, one of the most complex areas of practice before the EEOC, presented by Peter Broida.
Day 4 - Thursday, October 22, 2020:
- Proper Case Evaluation and Presenting Your Case At Hearing:Proper valuation and assessment of your side’s case is key for recommending an appropriate course of action. Day 4 will include discussion of what remedies are available to successful complainants and best practices for settlement, especially in light of Executive Order 13839. Day 4 will include preparing for hearing, including ethically yet effectively preparing witnesses for hearing, identifying and appropriately utilizing exhibits, and how best to raise and respond to objections during hearing, as well as how best to preserve arguments for any necessary appeals. Day 4 will conclude with a panel discussion where attendees can ask the experts their tips and strategies for litigating cases before the EEOC. The panel will consist of current Supervisory Administrative Judge, Justin T. Evans, from the Houston District Office, current EEOC Chief Administrative Judge, Diane Gross, from the Los Angeles District Office, current EEOC Administrative Judge, David T. Kelley, from the San Francisco District Office, recently-retired EEOC Chief Administrative Judge, Dwight Lewis, of the Dallas District Office and Linda Kincaid, retired EEOC Administrative Judge, from the Baltimore Field Office.
*Each day includes a one-hour on-your-own lunch break.