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“Dealing with the Impossible Judge,” ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference

April 28, 2016

On April 28, Steptoe partner Roger Warin participated in a panel titled “Dealing with the Impossible Judge,” at the ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference.  The panel focused on best practices for evaluating and dealing with the impossible judge, with strategies on: discovering and evaluating predisposition and bias; recusal; effective selection and use of local counsel; lessening judicial predisposition; respectfully educating and “bringing the judge around”; case simplification; use of “special masters”; error preservation before, during, and after trial; case reserving; and other techniques.