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Wendy Schneider has been writing, editing and updating the SmartRules Guides http://www.smartrules.com/ since 2005 and is currently the SmartRules Managing Editor.  In this capacity, Ms. Schneider has become one of the foremost experts on civil litigation rules and procedure for all state and federal trial courts in the United States.  In addition to writing for the SmartRules Guides, Ms. Schneider blogs extensively on the SmartRules blog http://blogs.smartrules.com/ regarding civil litigation procedure, news, trends and events.  Before joining the SmartRules team, Ms. Schneider practiced civil litigation for 10 years, focusing on business litigation and employment defense at top Los Angeles law firms including McDermott, Will & Emery, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Seyfarth Shaw.  Ms. Schneider obtained her Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1995.  Ms. Schneider also holds a B.A. degree in Government from the College of William & Mary.  In addition to her professional legal activities, Ms. Schneider donates her time to running A Child's New Life Foundation (CNLF) http://www.achildsnewlife.org/.  CNLF raises money to benefit a boarding school for slum and street children residing in Nagpur, India.

Your Cheat Sheet for Local Rule Motion Practice Part Three: Eastern District of Texas

Wendy Schneider outlines what you really need to know about motion practice in the Eastern District of Texas. Her previous two guides, for the Southern District of New York and the Central District of California, are available here.

Subjects: Columns, Court Resources, Legal Research, Local Rules

Your Cheat Sheet for Local Rule Motion Practice Part Two: Central District of California

You know the Federal Rules backwards and forwards, but its compliance with the local rules that really makes a civil litigator look like a pro to colleagues and clients. In this ongoing LLRX series, the editorial team of SmartRules gives you the tools to navigate motion practice in these busy federal courts with ease and grace. We’ve outlined the key provisions and highlighted the pitfalls. Here’s what you really need to know about motion practice in the Central District of California.

Subjects: Local Rules

Your Cheat Sheet for Local Rule Motion Practice – Part One: Southern District of New York

You know the Federal Rules backwards and forwards, but its compliance with the local rules that really makes a civil litigator look like a pro to colleagues and clients. In this column, Wendy Schneider provides professionals with the tools to navigate motion practice in these busy federal courts by outlining the key provisions and highlighting the pitfalls.

Subjects: Local Rules
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