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Management of Mass Torts Part I – Pre-trial

Thursday, December 17, 2015 | Noon PT / 1:00 p.m. MT / 2:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. ET

Judges come to the bench from a variety of background experience and careers. Some judges have little or no litigation experience, so an area of complex litigation such as mass torts, can be challenging without appropriate educational opportunities. This free webcast, Management of Mass Torts Part I – Pre-Trial, helps fill that void.

The webcast objectives will be:

  1. Outline the importance of predictability and consistency in applying discovery requirements.
  2. Identify how mass tort cases are treated differently than any other product liability case.
  3. Apply effective procedural techniques when handling a mass tort case.


  • Michael J. Pietrykowski, Partner and National Chair of the Environmental & Toxic Tort Practice, Gordon & Rees.
  • Hon. David Gersten, Partner and Chair of the Appellate Division at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod in Miami, Florida. Judge Gersten has taught at the NJC since 1997.
  • Hon. Meenu T. Sasser, Circuit Civil Division “AI”, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida Palm Beach County Courthouse. She is the incoming associate dean of the Florida Judicial College and member of the Florida Court Education Council.
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