Program Chair

Marjorie J. Peerce 


John B. Harris


Ms. Peerce and Mr. Harris will present at this complimentary program, discussing factors that should be evaluated by counsel when determining whether suit should be brought in the state or federal courts, removed, or remanded. An overview of federal/state jurisdictions will include basic jurisdictional requirements, differences and defenses, docket issues, nature of the bench and bar in the respective jurisdictions, evidentiary/admissibility differences (i.e. experts), scope and supervision of discovery/electronic discovery, availability of summary disposition, jury venires and the jury selection process, the determination of issues of state law, and appellate issues such as interlocutory appeals.

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