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Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era

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Recorded on: Oct. 30, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era recorded October, 2014 in New York. 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 ...

A Detailed Examination of Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

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Recorded on: Mar. 26, 2014

GEORGE M. WILSON: We're gonna go. As I mentioned, we're going to continue to use that metaphor of accounting as the language of business. I know that's a little corny, but we accountants get that way sometimes. So what we're going to do is kind of a 30,000 foot fly over, kind of the big picture of the key concepts you need. And this is going to give you the framework to understand how financial statements fit together and stuff like that. So if you'd ...

How to Read Financial Statements 2014

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From the program: How to Read Financial Statements 2014

Released on: Apr. 2, 2014

Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business. Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes.In this practical seminar, a distinguished panel of experts will provide a primer for understanding balance sheets, income statements, ...

Advanced Deposition Tools, Skills and Challenges for the Modern Age

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Recorded on: Feb. 2, 2012

LAURIE GILBERTSON: Good morning. My name is Laurie Gilbertson. I'm a program attorney here with PLI. I'd like to welcome you to Advanced Deposition Techniques 2012. It's my pleasure to introduce to you the co-chairs of today's program, David Balabanian and Kimo Peluso. David is the co-chair of Bingham McCutchen's Financial Institutions Litigation Group. He has taught more than 150 continuing legal education courses. And he's written extensively on ...

A Millennial Makeover: How Millennials May Change the Way We Do Business (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Aug. 14, 2012

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program.Taken from the briefing A Millennial Makeover: How Millennials May Change the Way We Do Business recorded July, 2012.Law firms, like many business services organizations, work under an “apprenticeship” model.  Junior staff spend years learning their craft in the shadows of senior partners.  Historically, this structure has often resulted in a focus on billable hours and “face ...

Basic Concepts

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Recorded on: Mar. 19, 2013

GRACE E. O'HANLON: It's my pleasure to introduce you to the chair of today's program, Vincent Martorana. Vinny is counsel in the corporate and securities group with Reed Smith's New York office. His practice includes the representation of clients in domestic and cross border mergers, stock an asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing arrangements, corporate restructuring, private equity investments, and security ...

Basic Concepts

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Recorded on: Mar. 18, 2014

GRACE O'HANLON: It's my pleasure to introduce the chair of today's program, Vincent Martorana. Vinny is counsel in the Corporate and Securities Group with Reed Smith's New York office. His practice includes the representation of clients in domestic and cross border mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing agreement, corporate restructurings, private equity investment, and securities offerings. ...

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider 2014

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From the program: Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider 2014

Released on: Apr. 1, 2014

The reduction to writing of an agreed-upon understanding among parties can sometimes be viewed as a cursory step in formalizing a business relationship. Yet the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract-drafting skills are therefore essential tools to any professional who deals with transactions or business relationships. Unfortunately, although contract counterparties might have ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2014

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From the program: Basic Negotiation Skills 2014

Released on: Jan. 27, 2014

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. Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:10:39] Segments ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2015

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From the program: Basic Negotiation Skills 2015

Released on: Jan. 26, 2015

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 who will share their best practices and real world tips for successful ...

The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice: The Tools You Need to Succeed in Today's Economy 2014

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

Released on: Jul. 22, 2014

Are you thinking about “hanging out a shingle” on your own or joining forces with another solo practitioner? Do you operate your own practice but often wonder what costs you can eliminate and how you can attract new clients? Solos face a host of business and practice management decisions, from what to spend on overhead to how to win clients and handle difficult or non-paying clients. In this program, you will get expert advice from a faculty of top ...

Business Development for Aspiring Partners in Today's Legal Economy: Strategies and Techniques (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Oct. 18, 2012

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program.Taken from the briefing Business Development for Aspiring Partners in Today's Legal Economy: Strategies and Techniques 2012 recorded December 2012.In this briefing, our faculty – a mix of partners and associates heavily involved in business development – will share their experience and insights into business development in today's legal market.  They will discuss the fundamentals ...

Business Development Plans for Lawyers: More Important than Ever (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Sep. 20, 2012

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program.Taken from the briefing Business Development Plans for Lawyers: More Important than Ever recorded September, 2012.As competition in the legal market continues to become more fierce, lawyers at all levels need to be focused on business development activities.  An important starting point is a written business development plan.  And that applies not only to lawyers joining ...

Calling All Summer Associates: Making the Most of Your Law Firm Internship

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2014

There will be NO CLE Credit for this FREE One Hour Briefing. Taken from the briefing Calling All Summer Associates: Making the Most of Your Law Firm Internshiprecorded June, 2014.   There is good news and bad news for summer associates. Large law firms have traditionally used summer associate programs to find permanent associates, and most still do. But some firms have eliminated summer associate programs, and others hire far smaller ...

Calling All Summer Associates: Making the Most of Your Law Firm Internship (Free Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jun. 16, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Andrea Lee Negroni. ANDREA LEE NEGRONI: Thank you, Amy, and good afternoon everyone, and thank you for calling in. As you probably know from reading the introduction to this audio seminar, I'm here to share both good news and bad news with summer associates in law firms. The good news-- I'll start with the good news-- is that most large nationally known firms-- what some of us refer to as big ...

Career Building for Mid-Level Associates (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Dec. 30, 2011

Please note: CLE Credit is not available for this program.After a few years in a law firm, some associates begin to stand out. At this point, promising associates are developing areas of particular legal expertise while simultaneously building up their professional networks. For many, this period coincides with increasing family responsibilities or other out-of-office commitments. Not surprisingly, the mid-level associate years can be both ...

Career Moves and the Experienced Attorney: Building Relationships, Job Search Strategy and Common Interview Mistakes 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 12, 2013

There will be NO CLE CREDIT for this briefing. Taken from the briefing Career Moves and the Experienced Attorney: Building Relationships, Job Search Strategy and Common Interview Mistakes recorded May, 2013. The good news is that the legal marketplace is dynamic; the bad news is that it is ever-changing and uncertain. Frequent job changes and career shifts are going to become part of every legal career.  This program is geared to experienced ...

Changing Jobs in the New Legal Environment: Tools, Tips and the Inside Scoop for Associates (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Jan. 27, 2012

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program.Taken from the briefing Changing Jobs in the New Legal Environment: Tools, Tips and the Inside Scoop for Associates recorded January, 2012.We’ve all read about how the current legal environment has changed, and its impact on young lawyers. Still, there are many good opportunities for talented lawyers in a variety of practice areas and locations. In this Briefing, Executive Search Consultant ...

Changing Jobs in the New Legal Environment: Tools, Tips and the Inside Scoop for Associates (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Recorded on: Jan. 27, 2012

SPEAKER 1: Now it's my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Katie White. KATIE WHITE: Thank you, Amy. Steve and I are really excited to be here today and to be talking to you about this topic. We wanted to start with just a little bit of background about the state of the legal market today. We thought that would be pretty pertinent. And as you may know, there's an organization called NALP. It's actually the Association for Legal Career Professionals. ...

Changing Jobs in the New Legal Environment: What Partner Candidates Should Expect (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Apr. 13, 2012

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program.Taken from the briefing Changing Jobs in the New Legal Environment: What Partner Candidates Should Expect recorded March, 2012.The American Lawyer recently reported that after several down years, lateral hiring of partners is back to pre-recession levels. But in many ways, the landscape has changed significantly. In this briefing, Executive Search Consultants Stephen Nelson and Andi Cullins ...

Conscious Strategies for Coping with Unconscious Bias: Real World Advice from Female Partners 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 6, 2013

Taken from the briefing Conscious Strategies for Coping with Unconscious Bias: Real World Advice from Female Partners recorded May, 2013. We all have experienced unconscious bias, but sometimes we don’t recognize or know what to do when confronted with it.  A group of female partners will address conscious strategies that have worked for them when unconscious biases present obstacles to career success. Lecture Topics  [Total ...

Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500 (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Dec. 17, 2012

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program.Taken from the briefing Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500 recorded December, 2012.Despite all of the advances in the number of women graduating from law school over the past three decades, it remains that only roughly 20% of the General Counsel positions in Fortune 500 companies are filled by women.  Listen to panelists and ...

Courtroom Skills for Pro Bono Attorneys (Free)

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From the program: Courtroom Skills for Pro Bono Attorneys (Free)

Released on: Oct. 5, 2012

Use this training for an overview of trial skills helpful to attorneys handling Pro Bono litigation matters particularly in an Unlawful Detainer context. Unlawful Detainers as summary proceedings provide unique challenges in trial preparation and representation. This three hour training is designed for practitioners at all experience levels. The panelists are experienced litigators in Pro Bono cases and eviction defense. This training provides ...

Dealing With Competency Issues in the Legal Profession, Including Stress and Substance Abuse

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Recorded on: Dec. 2, 2014

Taken from the Web Program PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2014: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias recorded December, 2014 in San Francisco. Dealing With Competency Issues in the Legal Profession, Including Stress and Substance Abuse [00:59:20] This presentation will examine the various challenges to competent legal practice, including stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse. The presentation ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2015 -- Fueling Success at Every Level: Addressing the Pipeline Crisis in the Legal Profession

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From the program: Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2015

Recorded on: Feb. 23, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2015 recorded February, 2015 in New York. Fueling Success at Every Level: Addressing the Pipeline Crisis in the Legal Profession [01:00:28] Snapshot of the current status of expansion efforts, including the state of diversity in law firms  Common elements of outstanding programs, from early care and intervention to corporate leadership development, including ...

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

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP