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Evidence for Everyone (Including Judges)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please join The Honorable William G. Young, Judge of the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts for an informal but informative look at how the rules of evidence work today in our federal district courts.  This presentation will provide the opportunity to:  Hear trial stories illustrating hearsay and the attorney-client privilege; Review and understand a series of simple diagrams you can use to frame key evidentiary ...

Illinois MCLE Marathon 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend PLI’s Illinois MCLE Marathon 2015 is designed to help attorneys practicing in Illinois meet their MCLE requirements, as they learn best practices and new and emerging legal issues. What You Will Learn At this engaging and instructive program, expert faculty will discuss and analyze current and emerging issues and new developments in: Professionalism and Legal Ethics: The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct; ...

Compliance and the Regulatory Enforcement Environment in the Pharmaceutical Industry - 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The enforcement environment affecting the pharmaceutical industry has and continues to be in a constantly evolving state. Anyone providing guidance to those involved in any  aspect of industry practice must be knowledgeable as to the complexities of the regulatory, compliance and legal framework that form the basis of oversight and enforcement by a range of government and private sources.    To identify and address the requirements ...

New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This program contains 4 NJ Newly Admitted categories for 7.5 hours. They are 3 credits of New Jersey Civil or Criminal Trial Preparation (NA3), 1.5 credits of New Jersey Basic Estate Planning (NA2), 1.5 credits of New Jersey Family Law Practice (NA4), and 1.5 credits of New Jersey Law Office Management (NA9). This program, in conjunction with , fulfills the  of 15 credits in 5 of 9 Newly Admitted Subject Areas. Satisfy ...

Veteran Benefits: Maximizing Benefits for Servicemembers Discharged for Misconduct

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Not all servicemembers will receive access to veterans’ benefits and services from the VA.  A major obstacle to getting health care and services arises when a servicemember is discharged for misconduct.  In those cases, the VA will decide whether their conduct should make them ineligible for veteran benefits.  This affects a large number of servicemembers.  Since 2001, over 140,000 people have been separated from military ...

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2015: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Attorneys are often presented with accounting information when working on cases or legal transactions.  While they are not expected to have an accountant’s expertise, understanding the story behind the numbers can only help paint the full picture of a legal matter.  A good grasp of core accounting concepts can put otherwise raw data into an informative legal context.  This program is designed for the ...

Appellate Advocacy 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes.  Attendees will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what ...

Proxy Access Proposals in the 2015 Proxy Season

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Shareholder proposals seeking proxy access – a mechanism by which shareholders meeting certain shareholding requirements can nominate directors and have their nominees included in the company’s proxy materials – have been increasingly popular this proxy season.  While in 2013 and 2014, just over a dozen proxy access shareholder proposals went to a vote at Russell 3000 companies, in the 2015 proxy season, 75 proxy access proposals ...

Investigating and Litigating Fraud Issues Post-Merger

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Dashed buyer expectations in the post-merger context can often lead to litigation.  What are the remedies available to a financial or strategic buyer who believes that fraud may have impacted a stock purchase or asset sale?  One available option for buyers is to conduct a post-merger investigation into whether fraud exists with respect to the assets of the company purchased or the sale transaction itself.  In many cases, a buyer may ...

Ethical Issues in New York State Escrow Accounts

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend If you are a lawyer practicing in New York State who handles client funds, you must maintain an IOLA or other escrow account  and must be aware of the ethical rules regarding such accounts.  This panel will identify how ethical violations – even unwitting ones – can arise and will explain how violations are handled by the Attorney Disciplinary/Grievance Committees.  The program  will highlight ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs’ bars, in-house counsel and members of the judiciary, to analyze and provide practical guidance on the latest developments in the employment discrimination arena. In addition to providing critical updates on recent developments in the law, our ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2015: Understanding Risk

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience some type of mental illness in a given year,  and the  prevalence of mental disorders among individuals involved in the criminal justice system, and some areas of the civil legal system is even higher.  This timely program will focus on the intersection of individuals living with mental illness and their involvement ...

Expert Witness 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend For many attorneys, searching for, retaining, and using expert witnesses can be a daunting experience. Don't miss out on the critical benefits conferred by the effective use of expert witnesses in complex litigation.  Our faculty of experienced litigators and expert witnesses will demystify the challenges of selecting, preparing, and using experts. You will come away with practical tools to handle the myriad of issues involved ...

International Employment Law 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAttendees 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.WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Employment law is now a global issue. Multinational ...

Writing for Litigators 2015

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Why You Should Attend Good writing skills are one of a handful of skills necessary for success in the practice of law.  What actually is good legal writing?  This program will teach you the secrets of successful legal writing, whether you are writing for judges, partners, or clients.  What You Will Learn • Getting started: planning your document and getting it done • Writing to persuade • Legal writing ...

The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice 2015: The Tools You Need to Succeed in Today's Economy

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Are you thinking about “hanging out a shingle,” either on your own or with a colleague?  Many attorneys consider this career option, but how do you actually make it work? Setting up the office and getting business are top concerns. Solos also face a host of critical business and practice management decisions that will determine whether the new practice thrives or fails. At ...

Class Action Litigation 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Class action lawsuits remain an integral part of high stakes litigation and the courts, including the Supreme Court, have taken notice.  This year’s program will give you the tools and strategies you need to effectively handle these complex cases.  Our outstanding faculty of plaintiffs’ and defense counsel and academics will bring you up-to-date on important developments in class action litigation.  ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2015

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend This year's program will provide attorneys with a greater understanding of public assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and will focus on select public assistance budgeting issues, recent developments concerning SNAP, and key aspects of Medicaid expansion under the ACA. What You Will Learn You will learn about special provisions in the ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2015 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented.  Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills. What You Will Learn Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act  ...

17th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2014 Term

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Professional Development Conference Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend A distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, civil ...

Negotiation Workshop for Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Learn effective negotiation skills and techniques from an expert negotiator and participate in useful exercises designed to explore different negotiating styles.  This program will unpack negotiation’s various stages and go beyond the “hard ball” versus “soft ball” dichotomy.  Attend this practical program and learn the various stages of negotiation, including how to prepare for the opening ...

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

Seminar  Seminar

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015 August 5, 2015 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 coaches than professors, our esteemed faculty ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP