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Homeowner Associations and Foreclosure

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Recorded on: Aug. 25, 2014

M. BROWN: But for this next section, Noah Zinner and Gina Di Giusto are going to go ahead and shift focus a little bit into homeowner associations and foreclosures and the interplay between debt collection laws and HOA responsibilities. And with that, please take it away. GINA DI GUISTO: I don't have my screen up in front of me, so if I'm glancing over, it's just because I don't have my screen here. M. BROWN: But the one that's up there on the far ...

Homeowner Associations and Governance Concerns

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Recorded on: Aug. 25, 2014

CANG LE: Good morning. As mentioned so graciously by [INAUDIBLE], my name is Cang Le, and I'm with the firm Adams Kessler. And we are a law firm that specializes in homeowners association-- that is, all our clients are. 100% of our clientele is HOAs, and that also includes commercial associations as well, which we won't cover today, but some of the same sort of issues that may arise in a residential association also arise in commercial associations. And ...

HOAs, Fair Housing and Debt Collection

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Recorded on: Aug. 25, 2014

MAEVE ELISE BROWN: Thank you to the panelists for two excellent hours. We're going to have our third excellent hour now addressing fair housing law and homeowner associations. Let me turn it back over to Gina and to Noah Zinner. NOAH ZINNER: OK. Thank you. This isn't intended to be a full examination of fair housing law. That would take many days and should be done by somebody much more knowledgeable than myself, but it is going to be a survey of ...

SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reform Rules 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Aug. 25, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Jay Baris. JAY G. BARIS: Thank you, Amy. This is Jay Baris, a partner at Morrison & Foerster here in New York. And welcome to the Money Market Fund webinar. In a nutshell what we'll be talking about today is, to boil it all down into three questions is, what did the SEC do? Who did they do it to? And number three, will it work? And to help you understand those questions or to work through ...

Navigating the Waters: Parallel Government Investigations and Securities Litigation 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Aug. 21, 2014

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Michael Farhang. MICHAEL M. FARHANG: Thank you very much, Amy. I'm happy to be able to address the group on the topic of the interplay between government investigations and civil securities litigation. As most of you know, corporations in many cases may have a substantial interest in cooperating with regulators conducting investigations, especially the Department of Justice and the Securities ...

Big Data Across the Atlantic - U.S. and E.U. Perspectives 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Aug. 19, 2014

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, Big Data Across the Atlantic, US and EU Perspectives. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. Briefing will be one hour in length. Time will not allow for questions, but the speakers would welcome questions following the presentation. Their contact information can be found at the end of the slide deck. Please ...

Making Ends Meet - Reentry & Economic Stability

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Recorded on: Aug. 18, 2014

ROXANNE DOMINGUEZ-SHELL: Thank you. Our last panel for the day is Making Ends Meet-- Reentry and Economic Stability. We have three panelists with us. The first panelist is Donte Blue. Donte is the Contra Costa County reentry coordinator where he develops and supports opportunities for collaboration among the county's various reentry stakeholders within public, private, and nonprofit sectors. He began his legal career with the Lawyers' Committee for ...

Youth Justice & Juvenile Record Sealing

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Recorded on: Aug. 18, 2014

ROXANNE DOMINGUEZ-SHELL: As we are setting up, just to let you all know after this panel there will be a 15-minute break. Our next panel will be on Youth Justice and Juvenile Record Sealing. We have two panelists with us today. The first panelist is Rachel Johnson-Farias. Rachel is an equal justice works fellow at the East Bay Community Law Center, EBCLC. Her commitment to social justice inspired her to create a project that extends EBCLC adult reentry ...

Accessing Opportunities for Work - Expungement & Employment Laws

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Recorded on: Aug. 18, 2014

FEMALE SPEAKER: And with that being said, we can move into the first panel of the day, which is Accessing Opportunities for Work-- Expungement and Employment Laws. And I'll begin the panel by introducing our panelists. First we have Eliza Hersh from the East Bay Community Law Center, where she directs the Clean Slate Practice. EBCLC is the East Bay's largest provider of free legal services and a teaching clinic of Berkeley Law School. The Clean Slate ...

SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Aug. 12, 2014

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, SEC versus Obus, insider trading, and taking the SEC to trial. 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 ...

Successful Mediation - Practical Tips From a Mediator's Perspective 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Aug. 7, 2014

SPEAKER 1: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Judge Robert Holzberg. ROBERT HOLTSBURG: Thank you very much, Amy, and thanks to all of you who have taken time from what I'm sure are your very busy schedules to participate in today's briefing. It's an honor for me to be here today to chat with you about mediation. I know it's a subject that doesn't necessarily register number 10 on the excitement scale, so with that in mind I'm reminded ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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