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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 2012 (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Aug. 14, 2012

Please note:  CLE Credit is Not Available for this Briefing. 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 ...

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 ...

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail toConsider 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 ...

Business Development for Aspiring Partners in Today's Legal Economy: Strategies and Techniques 2012 (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Oct. 18, 2012

Please note: There will be no CLE credit for this briefing. 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 ...

Business Development Plans for Lawyers: More Important than Ever 2012 (Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Sep. 20, 2012

Please note:  CLE credit is not available for this briefing. 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 ...

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 2012 (Audio-only)

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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. ...

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 Time: 01:01:40]I.  ...

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: There will be no CLE credit for this Audio Only On-Demand Web. 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 ...

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 Stress and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

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Recorded on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the Web Program PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2013: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Substance Abuse - Elimination of Bias in the Profession Recorded December, 2013 in San FranciscoDealing With Stress and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession [00:58:20] This presentation will examine stress, depression, substance abuse and other personal challenges commonly faced by today`s legal professionals.   The presentation will ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2013 (Free) -- Update on What Corporate Law Departments Are Doing to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

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From the program: Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2013 (Free)

Recorded on: Feb. 22, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2013 (Free) recorded February, 2013 in New York. Lecture Topics  [00:59:08] Update on What Corporate Law Departments Are Doing to Promote Diversity and Inclusion  [00:59:08] Growing expectations and requirements for outside Ways to partner with In-House Law Departments: what programs are the most successful? Talent development: Given the numbers, ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2014 (Free) -- Recent Legal Developments that Impact Diversity

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From the program: Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2014 (Free)

Recorded on: Feb. 21, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2014 recorded February, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [00:55:22]Recent Legal Developments that Impact Diversity  [00:55:22] The legal landscape: a discussion of recent legal developments that impact diversity, United States v. Windsor; Hollingsworth v. Perry; Fisher v. University of Texas; Shelby County v. Holder; Ligon v. City of New York Juan Cartagena, D’Arcy Kemnitz, ...

Effective Lateral Partner Recruitment 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 7, 2013

There will be no CLE credit for this briefing!Taken from the briefing Effective Lateral Partner Recruitment recorded April, 2013.Growing a law firm through lateral hiring is now more difficult than ever before. In almost all areas of practice, there are more firms searching for partners than there are partners committed to moving. At the same time, managing partners are reporting mixed success in their lateral recruitment efforts, with many reporting ...

Elimination of Bias in the Legal Workplace

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Recorded on: Sep. 10, 2012

TIMOTHY LONG: Good afternoon and welcome back. So we're going to start this afternoon's session with what I suspect will be not only a provocative presentation, but also something that will be very informative and educational. And we couldn't have a better panel for this presentation, which is focusing on elimination of bias in the legal workplace. To my right, is my partner, Pat Gillette. Pat, by the way, last night, was awarded the Transformational ...

Engagement Letters: Addressing Conflicts and Other Thorny Issues Before They Arise 2012 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Aug. 1, 2012

SPEAKER 1: It's my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Nick Christakos. NICHOLAS CHRISTAKOS: Good afternoon everyone, and thanks for tuning in. As the general counsel of our firm, I do deal on a regular basis with most of the issues that we'll be discussing today, so I hope to be able to pass on some creative solutions or suggestions for dealing with what I think are pretty recurring and sometimes challenging issues in the client intake process. Let's ...

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2014

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From the program: Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2014

Released on: Mar. 25, 2014

Depositions have become increasingly important for use in motion practice, at trial, and when evaluating the merits of a case for settlement. Skilled litigators use depositions to gather information, learn about an adversary’s case, and get a close-up look at the performance of potential trial witnesses. Our faculty of experienced litigators will share their insights and provide practical advice to guide you through every facet of the deposition process ...

Ethics and Law Department Management: View From the Inside 2012 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Mar. 14, 2012

AMY: Now it's my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Carole Basri. CAROLE L. BASRI: Thank you so much Amy. I really appreciate you're having this webcast. I think it's very important issue and I'm thrilled that we have John S. Jenkins, Jr., Vice President and Corporate Secretary and International General Counsel of Tyco International with us today. I think that ethics has become an important part, not only of the practice of law, but also of ...

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider 2012

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Recorded on: Mar. 23, 2012

GRACE O'HANLON: Contact customer service. It's now 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 and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing arrangements, corporate restructurings, private ...

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, ...

Hype or Help? How Can Alternative Fee Arrangements Add Demonstrable Value to Your Practice and Your Clients 2012? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 3, 2012

AMY TAUB: Greetings. My name is Amy Taub, and I am a Program Attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing-- Hype or Help, How Can Alternative Fee Arrangements Add Demonstrable Value to Your Practice and Your Clients? Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials ...

Intelligence Driven Business Development and Strategy 2012 (FREE Audio-only / No CLE)

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Released on: Jun. 21, 2012

Please note:  There is no CLE credit for this Audio Only On-Demand Web Program. Taken from the briefing Intelligence Driven Business Development and Strategy recorded June, 2012. Despite record revenues over the last several years, the legal profession finds itself in the midst of it's most complex period in history.  Buyers of legal services are forcing law firms to change their billing model, increase their efficiency, and above ...

iPad in One Hour: Tips for Using a Tablet in Your Law Practice 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 1, 2013

Please note: LPM credit can be awarded for NYS.Taken from the briefing iPad in One Hour: Tips for Using a Tablet in Your Law Practice recorded April, 2013.In the three years since the iPad was first introduced, we have seen it transform from a toy to browse the web, play games, or watch movies, to a serious work productivity device. Every day, lawyers are learning new ways to put the iPad to work in their law practice, to access client information ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.