Judicial Settlement Conference CLE - Shared screen with speaker view
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Yes with both judges.
Atty. Guy S.R. Casey
I think they are very helpful in getting cases settled as well as what the main issues really are
Frank Byers II
You hit participants and it allows you to raise your hand
Settlement conferences are very helpful, especially when the Court can be more specific in terms of what is likely to occur at the final hearing.
The settlement conferences have been very helpful
I agree with Mona 100%. But I don't have a microphone.It's nice to be able to really narrow down the issues and get a good idea of how we can work it out.
I agree with Mona; allows the issues to be fully developed, and also generally creates a more effective result than trial
I find them helpful. I find it extremely helpful in bringing those difficult clients closer to a possible settlement.
I don't have a microphon :)
A good settlement conference may not leave the parties satisfied with the outcome, but it should leave both parties satisfied with the process. Comments by the Court to the parties is always helpful.
I find it easier to sell to my client when the judge explains his/her understanding of the issues and facts on the bench as opposed to in cfhambers
The parties also generally understand the reasoning of the resolution better than at the conclusion of a trial; in my experience, they generally feel “heard” after a settlement conference, and understand the outcome better than after trial
is there any way that we can have a laptop available or something so we can finalize a written order in court?
In some surrounding counties, there are triplicate form “minute orders” available, which allow us to write out the entire agreement and submit it at the time. Everyone can leave with a copy of the written order. I have found it works well when the issues are more limited
Hard to draft a MSA, parenting plan et al in court
What type of issues do you see come before you in non-family cases?
I had a trademark issue that we discussed in a settlement conference with Judge Bollinger. His analysis of the law was helpful
Thanks very much to the Judges and the DBA
Thank you as well.