Rule 11

CLE’s, meaning continued legal education, for attorneys are not only extremely important, but can be an exciting way to advance in their legal career. “Boring” may be a word the majority of attorneys use for CLE’s, with the exception of the free CLE’s The Rice Divorce Team provides the legal community. Nick and Larry Rice often perform CLE’s on a variety of important subjects, such as how social media can effect attorneys and their practice, discovery, collections and Rule 11. Nick Rice will be conducting an upcoming CLE regarding Rule 11 on September 2nd, which anyone can view through the link that will be posted on The Rice Divorce Team’s social media, as well as live via the Periscope app on smart phones and tablets.
Rule 11 is crucial for everyone to know. The signing of pleadings, motions, other documents and sanctions isn’t exactly easy reading for most, but understanding the importance of it is extremely beneficial. Rule 11 states every pleading, written motion, or other similar document should be signed by at least one attorney of record in the attorney’s individual name, or if the party is self represented, signed by the party. The details describing the filing and submitting of documents, whether they are being presented for any improper purpose, questioning if the allegations and other factual contentions have evidentiary support or denials and other details written in Rule 11 one might believe are subsidiary to the big picture of signing the pleadings, motions, papers and sanctions but are not to say the least, which is why Rule 11 is essential to understand.
Having a lawyer who not only understands Rule 11, but also provides CLE’s for other lawyers to learn from is a comfort Nick and Larry Rice’s clients receive. This Rule contains crucial facts that come in play with any law case, which is why everyone should educate themselves on Rule 11.
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