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Bills of Costs in Civil Cases - What to Expect, What Not to Do, and How to File an Appeal

  • Wednesday, May 06, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Webinar or Arraj Courthouse

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2020

"BILLS OF COSTS IN CIVIL CASES — WHAT TO EXPECT, WHAT NOT TO DO, AND HOW TO FILE AN APPEAL"

MAGISTRATE JUDGE MICHAEL E. HEGARTY
U.S. DISTRICT COURT

EDWARD BUTLER, LEGAL OFFICER
U.S. DISTRICT COURT

KENDRA N. BECKWITH, ESQ.
MESSNER REEVES, LLP

12 NOON - 1:15 PM

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED - EITHER ARRAJ COURTHOUSE
OR VIA WEBINAR

Filing a bill of costs at the end of a civil case is an option available and permitted under the federal rules. A hearing is held before a member of the clerk's office, and the parties then have a right to appeal the clerk's decision. This is a process that is often misunderstood and the District of Colorado's procedure differs from other federal and state courts. Legal Officer Ed Butler will focus on the Taxation of Costs hearing — what the procedure is, what the attorneys' roles are, and how soon a decision is reached. Practitioner Kendra Beckwith will offer her perspective about how to present arguments on common topics such as recovery of expenses for copying, depositions, witness fees, experts, attorney expenses, e-discovery, and costs hearings in diversity jurisdiction cases. Magistrate Judge Hegarty will speak about the process of deciding motions for review of the clerk's award, i.e., the "appeals" process, and what judicial officers look for from both the clerk and counsel.

2 General CLE Credits requested.


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