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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 ...

A Detailed Examination of Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

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Recorded on: Apr. 22, 2015

CHAD RUCKER: What I want to do initially is I want to introduce each of the panel members that will be on the panel with me today. To my right is Carol Stacy. Carol is a director with the SEC Institute and is responsible for conducting seminars on various reporting and financial accounting topics. She created the SEC Institute's programs IFRS conference Today's Landscape, Tomorrow's Challenges and accounting for business combinations. Carol was the ...

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

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From the program: How To Read Financial Statements 2015

Released on: May. 6, 2015

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 event, a distinguished panel of experts will provide a primer for understanding balance sheets, ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2015 -- Special Depositions Situations

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From the program: Advanced Deposition Techniques 2015

Recorded on: Jan. 28, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Deposition Techniques 2015 recorded January, 2015 in New York. Special Depositions Situations [01:20:04] Deposing the Chief Executive -- review of the caselaw How best to prepare senior executives for deposition “International” depositions Use of translators at home and abroad The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook ...

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. 19, 2015

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 agreements, corporate restructurings, private equity investments, and securities offerings. He's ...

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 2015

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From the program: Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider 2015

Released on: Mar. 31, 2015

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 ...

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 ...

Breaking Bad Technology Habits: Email, Social Media and Document Management

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Recorded on: Apr. 30, 2015

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Breaking Bad Technology Habits-- Email, Social Media, and Document Management. 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 for this briefing via the course ...

Breaking Bad Technology Habits: Email, Social Media and Document Management

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Recorded on: Apr. 16, 2015

Taken from the briefing Breaking Bad Technology Habits: Email, Social Media and Document Management recorded April, 2015 in New York. The practice of law has gone digital, for better or worse. Technology can make the practice of law easier for attorneys but it also creates a new set of risks. Fortunately, many such risks are foreseeable and avoidable. Even though the paperless law practice is a fairly recent development for attorneys, many ...

Building Your Practice

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Recorded on: Jul. 8, 2015

JUSTIN BLITZ: In short, the best advice that I got when I started my practice, which I didn't heed and I can't imagine many people actually follow when they start, is you build your practice on the cases that you don't take. And you know, you're hungry and you're taking anything that comes in the door. But especially from a plaintiff's civil litigation firm like mine, where we cover all of our disbursements and we're on a contingency basis, you have ...

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

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

Released on: Jul. 21, 2015

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. In this program, you will ...

Burnout 911: Tools to Thrive in Your Legal Career and Life

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Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2015

Taken from the briefing Burnout 911: Tools to Thrive in Your Legal Career and Life recorded June 2015 in New York. There will be NO CLE credit for this program. Lecture Topics  [01:00:54] Did you know that the average recovery time from burnout is 100 days?  Chronic low energy, frequent colds, sore lower back, anxiety and a general lack of vitality are symptoms of an experience referred to as "burnout".  This 60-minute briefing teaches ...

Burnout 911: Tools to Thrive in Your Legal Career and Life

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Recorded on: Jun. 23, 2015

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Burnout 911-- Tools to Thrive in your Legal Career and Life. 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 for this briefing via the Course Materials tab ...

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 ...

California Trial Advocacy 2015

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From the program: California Trial Advocacy 2015

Released on: Aug. 19, 2015

If you think you will ever try a case, or if you want to do better the next time you are in trial, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this program, some of the most experienced trial lawyers in California will talk about the best way to prepare and present a case to a jury.  We will cover what you need to do before the trial begins, in limine motions, jury selection, opening statements, witness preparation, direct ...

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 ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia