Judge Panter brings a broad perspective of legal viewpoints and knowledge of our legal system. He has presented frequently to bar associations, law firms, medical providers, continuing legal education seminars, and insurance companies. Judge Panter presents in a unique style of interaction that actively engages the audience.

Judge Panter is available to do MCLE presentations on a variety of mediation and litigation topics, including:

  • Jury Verdict Reports as a Tool to Study Case Evaluation
  • Mediation Do's and Don'ts
  • Summary Jury Trials
  • The Finish Line - Jury Instructions
  • Voir Dire
  • Openings, Closings, Direct and Cross Exam
  • Civil Litigation
  • Objections – Do You Feel Lucky
  • How to Get the Judge on Your Side
  • Trial Techniques
  • Streamlining the Litigation Process
  • Arbitration
  • Overview of Damages in Commercial Litigation
  • Perspective from the Bench
  • The Mechanics of Jury Selection
  • Creative Solutions: How to Reduce Litigation Costs and Expedite Resolution
  • Damages: What, When and How
  • Mediation Pitfalls: Making the Most of Your Mediation
  • Legal Malpractice Cases: Ins and Outs

 

Some past presentations...

  • Presenter, Tips for an Effective Mediation, Chicago Bar Association Civil Practice Committee (December 2017)
  • Frequent MCLE presenter, in-house law firms and insurers, Crossing the Finish Line: Jury Instructions in Illinois; Jury Verdict Reports as a Tool for Case Evaluation, Tips for Effective Mediation, Streamlining Litigation, Voir Dire, Summary Jury Trials, Perspective from the Bench, and other topics on mediation and litigation
  • Presenter, DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute
  • Presenter, 17th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium, Expert Witnesses: The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Presenter, Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions, Donohue, Brown, Mathewson & Smyth (December 2016)
  • Presenter, Jury Verdict Reports as a Tool to Study Case Evaluation, Pretzel & Stouffer (September 2016)
  • Presenter, Jury Verdict Reports as a Tool to Study Case Evaluation, Donohue, Brown, Mathewson & Smyth (September 2016)
  • Faculty, Illinois State Judicial Conference 2012 (Hot Topics in Civil Litigation), 2014 (Voir Dire and Objections), 2016 (Settlement Strategies for Judges and Best Tips for Judges)
  • Presenter, Delegation from the Ministry of Justice of China on mediation
  • Presenter, Circuit Court Municipal and Law, How to Get the Judge on Your Side
  • Presenter, CHUBB Insurance Streamlining the Litigation Process
  • Presenter, Markel Corporation
  • Presenter, Swanson, Martin and Bell
  • Presenter, Arbitration, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Presenter, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Presenter, Defendant’s Store Clerk – Direct Examination and Cross-Examination, Anatomy of a Trial, ISBA Tort Law Section
  • Presenter, Overview of Damages in Commercial Litigation, Chicago Bar Association Seminar
  • Presenter, Perspective from the Bench, ITLA Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Keynote Address, Streamlining the Litigation Process, CLM 2015 Professional Liability & Municipal Law Conference
  • Presenter, Chicago Bar Association Judges’ Annual Symposium
  • Presenter, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Spring Symposium
  • Repeat Presenter, Bar organizations including Women's Bar Association, ALFA, Decalogue, West Suburban Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, PINCUS CLE Seminars; Judge Lynn M. Egan’s Lunchtime Seminars; ISBA, Fred Lane Trial Technique Course; and law schools
  • Presenter Allstate Insurance Company
  • Presenter, Auto Management Claims Group of State Farm Insurance Company
  • Presenter, Adjusters Group of Hanover Insurance
  • Presenter, Consortium of Representatives from Major Illinois Insurers
  • Presenter, Judge James P. Flannery Meeting of New Judges
  • Presenter, Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee
  • Presenter, Cook County Mandatory Arbitration and Mediation
  • Panelist, The Mechanics of Jury Selection, Circuit Court of Cook County panel discussion and seminar
  • Panelist, Creative Solutions: How to Reduce Litigation Costs and Expedite Resolution, Circuit Court of Cook County Lunchtime Seminar Series
  • Panelist, Chicago Bar Association, ADR Committee
  • Panelist, Damages: What, When and How, Circuit Court of Cook County Lunchtime Seminar Series
  • Moderating Judge, Willis Retail Litigation Symposium
  • “Join Superior Court Judge Mike Panter and Judge Jennifer Duncan-Brice (Ret.) as they walk you through prior cases to look at case valuation and how it plays out at trial”, Pincus Professional Education – MCLE for Attorneys and Legal Professionals, www.pincusproed.com, Nov. 8, 2010
  • Speaker, Mediation Pitfalls: Making the Most of Your Mediation, Presented by CBA & ADR Systems
  • Keynote Address, Commencement Exercises, Bradwell School of Excellence

and many more...