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Jury Selection

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

ARTURO J. GONZALEZ: OK, we're going to go ahead and start our next panel. Our next panel is on one of my favorite subjects. One of the funnest parts of a trial, very important part of a trial is jury selection. I'll give people just another few seconds to come in. And if I look a little rattled it's because I'm a big Oakland A's fan and I just learned they just traded my favorite player to Boston. I'm just stunned. But hopefully it works out, hopefully ...

Special Populations: Immigrants

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

SUSAN WELBER: Good morning everyone. I'm Susan Welber, and thank you, Tanya, for introducing our topic. So the special population we're talking about is immigrants. And there's two topics under the broad umbrella of immigrants-- which is a very broad umbrella indeed-- that we're going to be really focusing on. One is eligibility for public benefits, and the other is language access issues. Just so I can get a sense, because there's not that many ...

Article 78 Special Proceedings

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

TANYA WONG: We're ready to resume. We're in the home stretch. We're going to continue on the procedural appeal rights for public assistance recipients. And I am delighted to welcome my colleague at legal services, Miss Sienna Fontaine from our legal services NYC Bronx office. She's going to be talking to you about what can be done post-fair hearing-- after your administrative fair hearing. You've exhausted your administrative remedies, what can you ...

Direct Examination; Trial Objections

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

ARTURO J. GONZALEZ: So I'm going to introduce the chair of the second panel, who will then introduce the other panelists. Robert Peterson is a partner at Carlson, Calladine, & Peterson. He's been trying cases for more than 30 years. He is a member of ABOTA, a colleague of mine in ABOTA in San Francisco, a very difficult organization to be in. You've got to have 20 civil jury trials for consideration. Rob has been doing this for a long time, plaintiff ...

Cross-Examination; Trial Objections

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

ARTURO J. GONZALEZ: OK, we're getting ready to get started here. I want to make sure we get you all out of here by 5 o'clock. Our last panel is obviously a very important topic for trials-- cross examination of witnesses and trial objections. I'm going to introduce the moderator for this panel. Stuart Gasner is a lawyer at Keker & Van Nest. He's tried more than 20 cases to verdict. Those cases, as I understand it, both for plaintiff and defense. ...

Preparing Your Case for Trial, Including Motions in Limine/Deposition Designations

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

ARTURO J. GONZALEZ: So having said that, our first panel is going to discuss things that you ought to think about in preparing a case for trial. My colleagues are Brendan Glackin, who does primarily plaintiff's work, maybe exclusively plaintiffs work. BRENDAN P. GLACKIN: Yeah, these days. ARTURO J. GONZALEZ: OK. Exclusively plaintiffs work. A lot of his experience is in the antitrust arena. He's had some fabulous experience. He's a very, in my view, ...

Opening Statements and Closing Arguments

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

ARTURO J. GONZALEZ: We're going to go ahead and start our next panel to try to keep us as close to being on schedule as possible. This is one of my favorite panels, both because of the presenters and the substance. It's such an important part of trials, opening statements and closing arguments. I'm going to introduce the moderator of the panel, to my right. Cynthia McGuinn has been practicing law for a long time. I told you last year I'm still not ...

Fair Hearings

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

DON FRIEDMAN: Welcome back, hope you had a good lunch. The afternoon is going to be a little more procedural. We talked about a few substantive areas this morning for the special populations and now we're going to talk about process. Two main processes and two made main avenues for representing clients in these and other areas of regarding benefits. And the first one will be about fair hearings. For the vast majority of people who deal with the food ...

Special Populations: Homeless Individuals and Families

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

TANYA WONG: We're back. We're on a tight schedule here and a lot of material to cover. Now, that you're all experts, many immigration experts and many accommodation experts, we're going to move on to another special population that deserves a lot of attention, not only because of the great need that these people have, but because there's also lots of new special rules regarding eligibility of folks who are in the homeless system, and different rules ...

Special Populations: Individuals with Disabilities

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

DON FRIEDMAN: So we're going to move right along here. Thanks to our immigration presenters. So if you work, as among others I have, for many years in though public assistance realm, I think it's sort of inevitable that your work will take you into the realm and into the world of disability. The welfare population, the public assistance population relative to the general population, has significantly higher percentage of people who have disabilities. ...

Separation of Powers

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Recorded on: Aug. 1, 2014

DEAN ERWIN CHEMERINSKY: Now Sherry Colb, who's sitting immediately to Marty's left. Sherry is a professor of law and a Charles Evan Hughes Scholar at Cornell Law School. She writes extensively, particularly in the area of criminal procedure and criminal law. The first session this afternoon that we're going to have is focusing on separation of powers and federalism. We're going to primarily look at three cases. We're going to look at the NLRB versus ...

Overview of the October 2013 Term: The Court Focuses on First Amendment Freedoms

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Recorded on: Aug. 1, 2014

MARTIN A SCHWARTZ: What strikes me about the Roberts Court is I think that almost every term, there's some kind of what I would call doctrinal surprise. And you could put a positive spin on that. You could say the Court's being creative, unique. Or you could say the Court is just making up doctrine. And I started to compile a list of what I call making up doctrine. For example, the GPS decision in year 2012 where the Court said, that's a physical ...

Litigation Issues: Civil Rights Litigation and Business Interests

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Recorded on: Aug. 1, 2014

ERWIN CHEMERINSKY: Let me take a moment, before we start the last session, and ask you to be sure to fill out the evaluations for the program. We read the evaluations very carefully. And planning for next year will be our 17th Supreme Court Review. Our last session is going to be focusing on important cases with regard to civil rights litigation. And also with regard to business litigation. We begin, with regard to civil rights litigation, with the ...

Freedom of Religion

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Recorded on: Aug. 1, 2014

ERWIN CHEMERINSKY: We should begin again. We now look at the two religion case the term, Town of Greece versus Galloway, which involved the establishment clause, and the case that got the most media attention, Burwell versus Hobby Lobby, which involves Religious Freedom Restoration Act. And Marci will start a discussion of these two cases. MARCI HAMILTON: OK. So let me start with the town of Greece case, which is the town hall [INAUDIBLE] case, and ...

Freedom of Speech

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Recorded on: Aug. 1, 2014

PROFESSOR BURT NEUBORNE: So, as we've said a number of times already this morning, this was a major First Amendment term. Let me just quickly, to make sure that we've got all the cases lined up, remind you what those important First Amendment cases are. And not to forget some of the ones that are not first level, but nevertheless, potentially significant cases in the area. Obviously the big three that we've already talked about is McCutcheon, striking ...

Criminal Procedure

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Recorded on: Aug. 1, 2014

ERWIN CHEMERINSKY: So it's the criminal procedure cases at the term. As Leon pointed out this morning, there were 19 criminal law and criminal procedure cases. That's a smaller percentage of the docket than any year in recent memory. And yet some of the criminal procedure cases were quite important. And Sherry and Marty are going to talk about these. MARTIN A. SCHWARTZ: My count said 25% of the cases on the plenary docket were criminal. In past years ...

California Supreme Court's BIG 3 Employment Decisions for 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 31, 2014

AMY TAUB: My name is Amy Taub. And I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, California Supreme Court's BIG 3 Employment Decisions for 2014. Before I 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 in the ...

Social Media Marketing on a Global Basis 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 30, 2014

AMY: Now it is my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Chris Chase. CHRISTOPHER R. CHASE: Thank you, Amy. And good morning or good afternoon for everyone out there listening. First want to thank PLI for putting this together. I really appreciate it. It should be a good webinar. I want to thank all of you attendees for listening as well. So I am a marketing intellectual property attorney with Frankfurt Kurnit here in New York, where I work brands ...

Raising Venture Capital Funds: Reach More Limited Partners Using General Solicitation 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 29, 2014

SPEAKER: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Kiran Lingam. KIRAN LINGAM: Thanks, Amy. A quick disclaimer before we get going. The opinions expressed here are solely the opinions of the respective speaker. Nothing herein shall create an attorney client privilege. Seek the advice of a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction before taking any action that may affect your rights. So with that out of the way, I'm honored to be here with ...

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 25, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a Program Attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, National Labor Relations Board versus Noel Canning; What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? Before I 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 ...

Using Poison Pills to Address Shareholder Activism 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 24, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Frank Aquila. FRANK AQUILA: Thank you, Amy. Today we're going to talk about a particularly timely topic, and that is shareholder activism and how poison pills-- technically, shareholder rights plans, but we'll call them poison pills for today's program-- how poison pills and other defensive measures can be used in the context of shareholder activists coming after a company. Next slide, please. ...

Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola: Supreme Court Rules on Lanham Act and FDCA Food and Beverage Labeling Interplay 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Pom Wonderful v. Coca Cola, Supreme Court rules on Lanham Act and FDCA food and beverage labeling interplay. 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 ...

Select Concepts in Drafting Contracts 2014: Analyzing Ambiguities and Contract Boilerplate

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Recorded on: Jul. 22, 2014

GRACE: Program. 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 arrangements, corporate restructurings, private equity investments, and securities ...

Managing a Cyber Disaster: Cyber Insurance and Tools to Mitigate Losses and Liability 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 22, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Roberta Anderson. ROBERTA D. ANDERSON: Thank you, Amy. Hello everyone, and thank you so much for registering today. I hope the program is informative for you all, and as exciting as insurance related webcasts can be. I think the cyber aspect helps in that regard. And Brian and I look forward to your questions. By way of introduction, as Amy said, my name is Roberta Anderson. I'm a cyber security ...

Emerging Regulatory Landscape for U.S. Asset-Backed Securities 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 21, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Emerging Regulatory Landscapes for US Asset-Backed Securities. 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 ...

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