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The Missouri Bar 2012 Solo and Small Firm Conference

Substantive Program

Saturday, June 9th * 9:45 - 10:55 a.m. * Location: Short Creek 1 & 2

So, You've Been Removed to Federal Court? Top 10 Things You Need to Know

Speakers: Maurice Graham and Jim Wyrsch 

Moderator: David Johnson

Sometimes despite counsel’s best strategic efforts to remain in state court, they find themselves removed to federal court. The speakers will discuss how to determine whether you have to stay there, what strategies are available to attempt having the case remanded to state court and what steps to take, if you are forced to remain in federal court. Also, the speakers will share what to do, initially, to avoid the likelihood of removal to federal court of a state court filing?