Event Date/Time: Jan 10, 2012
End Date/Time: Jan 10, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
Through Mr. Susmanâ€™s experience as a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, he learned first-hand about the inefficiency of the civil procedure rule-making process. Not only was it difficult to come up with a rule that covered all civil cases, it was also difficult to gain the support of a large number of judges and trial lawyers. Frustrated with the system, Mr. Susman decided to make his own rules; rules that varied depending on the case; and, rules that were meant to make litigation less expensive and more efficient.
For more than a decade Mr. Susman and his firm have produced and refined agreements to use with opposing counsel. During this presentation, he will share the basics of pretrial and trial agreements and his thoughts on how lawyers, clients, and judges can work together to improve the litigation process.