Making and Responding to Motions During and After Trial

The Litigation Section presents

Making and Responding to Motion During and After Trial

Tactical and Strategic Considerations for Trial and Post Trial Motions

Postponed as of 7/11/24 from 7/16/24 to10/22/24

Date Tuesday, October 22, 2024
MCLE Registration 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
In-Person Program 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour
Location BASF Offices
50 Fremont St., Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA


Denis S. Kenny
Co-Founder and Partner
Scherer Smith & Kenny
Honorable Harold E. Kahn
Temporary Assigned Judge Program
Honorable Mary Wiss
Superior Court of California
County of San Francisco


Lyndsey C. Heaton
Sideman & Bancoft

Trials present many challenges. Some often overlooked but critical strategic considerations include effectively making and opposing motions during trial including motions for nonsuit and for judgment, motions for directed verdict, motions to amend to conform to pleadings and motions for mistrial. And if your trial does not go as planned and you are considering appeal, be aware that California’s posttrial motions for new trial and judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) may be available to save your client the expense, uncertainty and protracted delays inherent in appeals. However, posttrial motions require strict adherence to a complex set of procedures. This program will provide an overview of these procedures, competing considerations and practice pointers for trial attorneys.


  • Motions to consider making during trial
  • Responding to trial motions
  • Procedural and evidentiary hurdles for making posttrial motions
  • Responding to posttrial motions

Section Chair
Lyndsey C. Heaton, Sideman & Bancoft

Event Code: G243101
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10/22/2024 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
BASF Offices 50 Fremont St. Suite 1700 San Francisco, CA 94105

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