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Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (31st Annual)

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Section 1983 authorizes the assertion of federal constitutional claims against state and local officials and municipalities. These claims are filed in the courts on an ongoing basis by individuals alleging police misconduct, public employees asserting free speech violations, landowners, licensees, and prisoners, among others. Section 1983 litigation is often complex, raising issues of federal constitutional and federal statutory ...

Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The expense of bringing a case to trial for attorneys, firms, and the parties themselves can be astronomical. How often in your practice do you reject cases because neither your firm nor the client will be able to shoulder the costs of litigation, particularly in cases that will be complicated or protracted? Have you found yourself at the receiving end of a scorched-earth defense strategy that has swallowed up firm resources and profits? Have your ...

Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2014

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Whether you’re a newcomer to e-discovery or an experienced professional seeking a refresher, you should make sure this program is on your docketWith e-discovery permeating nearly every facet of litigation today, attorneys managing today’s complicated e-discovery requirements must learn to recognize the nuances and technicalities involved. This program will provide a solid grounding in the basics of e-discovery law and practice.What ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014 (Free)

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IMPORTANT!! GET ACCREDITED BY THE VA BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS TRAINING. 1. Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA. To obtain accreditation you must complete this form: www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA21a.pdf.2. Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application. You can speed up the process by emailing the form to OGCAccreditationMailbox@va.gov.3. Within 12 months of accreditation ...

Fiduciary Duty Obligations in Construction Contracts: How They are Created and How to Avoid Them (Audio-only)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Construction professionals, especially design professionals, are commonly hired as consultants to owners on significant projects. Those same owners place a significant amount of trust and confidence in their consultants to complete complicated projects. What happens when the relationship between an owner and its consultants becomes so dependent that a fiduciary relationship is created? This program deals with this exact situation using the City of ...

Trial by Jury 2014

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Gain authoritative insights into jury trials from masters of the bar and the benchBe sure to attend this popular program where experienced and respected state and federal judges, as well as many distinguished litigators, come together to give you their valuable perspectives on jury trials. Whether you are a new trial attorney or an experienced courtroom litigator, this course will provide a distinctive approach to jury trials ...

Post Cyber Attack Litigation -- Trends and Predictions

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the constant onslaught of cyber-attacks facing the private sector, a key question every lawyer should be asking themselves is what does the post-attack litigation landscape look like? Can companies rest relatively easily knowing that most cases will be readily dismissed, or are there are lurking threats that could open up a free-for-all for plaintiff’s counsel. Please join Brian E. Finch of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as he reviews:  ...

Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics & Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2014

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Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required to complete at least sixteen transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar.By attending PLI’s Bridge-the Gap II – Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys program, you can satisfy all of your annual MCLE ethics ...

Electronic Discovery in Criminal Investigations and Trials 2014

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Electronic information pervades our society. Not surprisingly, electronic information may be central to the investigation of criminal activity and to the prosecution and defense of that activity. The use of electronic information in criminal investigations and proceedings leads to many questions. Under what circumstances are search warrants required for electronic devices and information? ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2015

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Negotiation is part of any lawyer’s everyday life. You negotiate with colleagues, clients, and staff about an array of issues, ranging from simple project deadlines to complex contractual language. This program is designed to help you gain confidence in every negotiation you conduct. The panelists represent academicians, sole practitioners, and members of leading local law firms ...

Defending Data Privacy, Behavioral Advertising and Security Breach Class Action Suits 2015: What Every Litigator and In-House Lawyer Needs to Know

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In recent years, there has been an explosion of new lawsuits focused on the alleged disclosure of personal information in connection with the use of mobile phones and tablets, social networks, social gaming, apps, and other technologies and in connection with behavioral advertising and the use of pixels, beacons, cookies and other persistent identifiers and geolocation tools. Like patent troll suits and stock drop cases, being ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

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If you have already attended a PLI Bridge-the-Gap I program, you cannot attend a second Bridge-the-Gap I program and receive MCLE credit.Learn everyday insights into law practice that you wish you learned in law school. Our expert faculty will guide attendees through a variety of commonplace duties, demands and situations that newly-admitted attorneys may face. The lessons taught in this program are not theoretical. More like ...

Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation 2015

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Why You Should Attend This program will provide an introduction to the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation (often called “unbundling”) in a family law context, including all of the fee agreements, forms and other materials you will need to practice limited scope representation competently, safely and profitably.?? This program will provide an introduction to the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation ...

Patent Law Institute (9th Annual)

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The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups.You design the two-day schedule that best meets your professional needs.Do not miss this unique opportunity ...

Collaboration and Conflict: Litigating Felony Sex Trafficking Cases 2015

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Human Trafficking has long been a hidden problem in New York State and the US. In 2000, Congress passed the federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) and has since re-authorized it three times making important modifications. In 2005, the US ratified the UN Trafficking Protocol. This was followed by passage of the New York State Trafficking Victim Protection and Justice Act in 2007. The New York law has ...

Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2015

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Wage and hour litigation remains steady in the courts, and is on the rise in arbitration. Attorneys, as well as human resources and compliance personnel must keep up to date on the latest legal developments and litigation trends, have knowledge of the nuances of paying employees correctly under state and federal law, and understand the pros and cons of arbitration agreements and class action waivers. For litigators, it is essential ...

Presentation Skills for Attorneys 2015

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The ability to speak clearly and confidently is important for all lawyers, whether speaking with partners, making a pitch to clients, or addressing a courtroom. At this two-hour program, taught by a former practicing lawyer, you will learn techniques that will immediately improve your presentation skills.What you will learnYou will learn how to: Master effective physical delivery skills (eye contact, body language, voice, gesturing) ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2015

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Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationMark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Basic Immigration Law 2015

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2015

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable ...

Social Security Disability 2015: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice (Free)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Featured Faculty/Authors
Michael T. Fishman

Michael T. Fishman ~ Greenberg Traurig LLP

Rebecca S. Eisner

Rebecca S. Eisner ~ Mayer Brown LLP

Tamar Kraft-Stolar

Tamar Kraft-Stolar ~ Director, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York