Ninth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues


Event Details


The civil justice system in the United States is in a constant state of flux. Changes occur at both the state and federal levels, through both legislative and judicial actions. At the same time, judges face a constant barrage of new and innovative legal theories and procedural maneuvers. The annual symposium provided a platform that gave judges a systematic review and critique of the most important civil justice issues of the day.

 

Agenda

Emerging Issues in Civil Justice

 

Panelists:

John H. Beisner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Robert S. Peck, President, Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC

Moderator:

Karen M. Czarnecki, Director, Mason Judicial Education Program


Updates on the Restatement of Liability Insurance Law

 

Panelists:

Kenneth S. Abraham, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

John G. Buchanan, III, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Laura A. Foggan, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

The Honorable William F. Highberger, Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court

The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP

Moderator: Michelle E. Boardman, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law


 

A Legal Analysis of Eminent Domain on the 10th Anniversary of th Kelo Decision

Speaker:

Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, George Mason University


Civil Asset Forfeiture: Crime Fighting Weapon or Shakedown Operation?

 

Panelists:

Dick M. Carpenter II, Director of Strategic Research, Institute for Justice and Professor of Leadership, Research, and Foundations College of Education, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Robert E. Johnson, Attorney, Institute for Justice

Moderator:

David B. Smith, Partner, Smith & Zimmerman PLLC


Third Party Litigation Financing

 

Panelists:
Michael B. Abramowicz, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

John H. Beisner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Maya Steinitiz, Associate Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law

Ralph J. Sutton, Chief Investment Officer and Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF

Moderator:
Richard O. Faulk, Partner, Hollingsworth LLP and Senior Director, Energy & the Environment, Law & Economics Center


Asbestos Litigation: Lasting Perversions of Common Law

 

Panelists:
The Honorable Peggy L. Ableman, Special Counsel, McCarter & English LLP

Mark A. Behrens, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Jonathan Ruckdeschel, Partner, The Ruckdeschel Law Firm LLC

Nathan D. Finch, Member, Motley Rice

Nicholas P. Vari, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Moderator:
Richard O. Faulk, Partner, Hollingsworth LLP and Senior Director, Energy & the Environment, Law & Economics Center


Professional Prosecution – Is Justice Being Served?

 

Panelists:
Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Amanda M. Rose, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

Moderator:
Anthony F. Troy, Member, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC