Monthly articles by James M. Wagstaffe
James M. Wagstaffe’s monthly articles provide professional pretrial federal civil litigation insights to help you stay current and further understand the process.
- To Doe or not to Doe in Federal Court
- Seven Essential Steps to Winning Your Motions
- Boilerplate Ain't Boilerplate No More
- Drill Baby Drill: Diversity Jurisdiction in the 21st Century
- Innovatively Presenting Witnesses Virtually in 21st Century Trials
- Removal and Remand Magic: Seven New Tricks to Make Your Case Disappear From Your Opponent’s Choice of Forum
- The Challenge to Change: Learning the Hot New Litigation Developments
- Supreme Court’s Stealth Revolution in Civil Procedure
- Five Essential Tips for Surviving the Supreme Court's Tectonic Changes to the Meaning of "Jurisdiction" and the Spokeo Standing Earthquake
- Erie Railroad Rule on Brave New Track
- The Things They Don’t Teach You in Law School
- Seven Summary Judgment Survival Skills
- Five Battle Strategies for Capturing the Removal Flag
Renowned author James M. Wagstaffe is a preeminent litigator, law professor and expert on pretrial federal civil procedure. He has authored and co-authored a number of publications, including The Rutter Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial. As one of the nation’s top authorities on federal civil procedure, Jim has been responsible for the development and delivery of federal law, and regularly educates federal judges and their respective clerk staffs. Jim also currently serves as the Chair of the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board—a position appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.