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2018 Annual Meeting!

April 12-14, 2018

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621 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Special Masters: A Different Answer to a Perennial Problem

For decades we have been trying to amend rules to bring down the cost of litigation only to see those costs increase.  In Special Masters: A Different Answer to a Perennial Problem, Merril Hirsh, James Rhodes and Karl Bayer explore whether using special masters to provide hands-on case management can provide a solution that amending rules has not achieved.

Video - Working with Special Masters

Working with a Special Master Webinar. Click here to watch the video!

5 Tips For Serving As A Successful Special Master

By Allissa Wickham
Law360, New York (July 08, 2014, 8:42 PM ET)
If you're an attorney with a knack for complex litigation, you may someday be asked to serve as a special master when a case threatens to consume an excessive amount of a court's already-scarce time.

Appointed by a judge to oversee specific issues in a suit, a special master's duties can truly run the gamut and may cover anything from resolving discovery issues to overseeing the administration of a class action settlement.