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Legal Ethics for Health Care and Life Sciences Attorneys – Hot Topics

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Attorneys practicing in the health care and life sciences fields address issues on a daily basis that touch on questions of regulatory compliance, corporate codes of conduct and ethics, and corporate social responsibility considerations, all of which are unique and specific to their industries.  At the same time, the attorneys themselves are also regulated by the rules of professional conduct governing all attorneys in the jurisdictions in which ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2017

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Why You Should Attend This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants including eligibility for subsidies, procedures for challenging denials and terminations of subsidies, an overview of New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics.  What You Will Learn Common New York State/City rental subsidies important to ...

New to a Firm? Tips on Creating First-Rate Work Product

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

New York newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar two years or less) may not use this program format to complete their skills credit requirement.  Go to the for more information about formats, as well as for exceptions regarding attorneys based in law offices outside of the United States. In your first years at a firm, the work can be overwhelming, while expectations aren’t always clear.  This session will ...

White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

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Why You Should Attend In recent years, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies have pressed forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. The recent changes in the U.S. administration have created additional uncertainty about what to expect in this arena.  With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities have advanced novel theories and have exacting ...

Top Ten Insurance Issues for Non-Insurance Lawyers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

More now, than perhaps any other time, corporate policyholders are losing insurance recovery cases that they deserved to win.  A review of the case law indicates that corporate policyholders are either getting bad advice, or making critical preventable mistakes.    The purpose of this discussion is to alert non-insurance lawyers of insurance issues where policyholders make preventable mistakes that can result in the loss of coverage.     Please ...

Bridge the Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly-Admitted New York Attorneys 2017

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How to Avoid Tripping on Ethical Pitfalls When You’re Learning to Walk 2017  This concise program covers the most common and some emerging ethics issues that new and experienced attorneys are likely to face.  Perennial topics such as the duty of confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege and conflicts of interest are addressed, as well as attorney advertising and the legal ethics traps related to social media use.   Whether ...

Climate Change Litigation: The Targets, the Cases, and What You Need to Know to Prepare

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

October 18, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (E.T.) The United States has seen an influx of climate change-related litigation even before the recent spate of severe weather from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  This litigation is fueled by the dual perceptions that climate change impacts are increasing and the Federal government under the Trump administration does not plan to take serious action to address the alleged causes of climate change.  As ...

Leveraged Finance – Commitment Papers Basics and Best Practices

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This One-Hour Briefing will provide lawyers with an understanding of the mechanics of commitment papers in leveraged acquisitions. Please join Scott B. Selinger and Ramya S. Tiller of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as they discuss:  An overview of commitment letters, fee letters and other documents typically negotiated; The role of commitment papers in M&A transactions; Bake-Off process; Conditionality standards;  ...

Employment Law Institute 2017

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Why You Should Attend This year’s Employment Law Institute will focus on new developments in employment law in light of a new U.S. presidential administration.  As always, this two-day event offer s a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices, designed to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is ...

Artificial Intelligence: Addressing the Legal Risks and Avoiding the Tort, Commercial and IP Pitfalls in Usage and Agreements

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Usage of AI in industry is becoming ubiquitous and poses complex legal challenges. However, barring changes in law, the current legal regimes for tort, commercial and IP law largely control the usage of AI and agreements involving AI technology. This session will provide guidance on navigating the sophisticated landscape of such agreements, and discuss practical policies a business can implement with respect ...

Federal Supply Schedule Contracting: Navigating the Government Marketplace for Commercial Goods and Services

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Governmental entities often engage in large scale buying of commercial goods and services as well as pharmaceuticals and medical devices through negotiated catalogs where pricing is set relative to a commercial benchmark within the supplier's business base.  While the market opportunities are large, there are complicated elements to the establishment of schedule pricing as well as the tracking and reporting of sales.    Please ...

Judges' Pet Peeves 2017: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice

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Why You Should Attend What do judges really think about pre-trial and trial practice?  At Judges' Pet Peeves 2017: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice, you will hear directly from  the judges their views on pretrial and  trial practice, as well as their observations  on how lawyers can  help (or sabotage) their cases.  What You Will Learn Based on a series of hypotheticals, a panel of judges will ...

Electronic Evidence in the New York State Courts 2017: Representing the Legal Services Client

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Why You Should Attend Electronic evidence plays an increasingly important role in clients' cases in legal services work. Understanding the current case law and ethical rules governing the use of that electronic evidence is essential for attorneys. This training will explore the many technologies utilized by legal services clients, the New York ethical rules governing attorneys who are interacting with that electronic evidence, and the ways in which ...

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With over $1.5 billion raised, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s) have gotten all the press, but they are just one use case of blockchain technology.  This One-Hour Briefing will include an introduction to blockchain,  cryptocurrencies and smart contracts.  The speakers will then highlight the broad range of legal issues raised by various applications of this technology and the legal and regulatory responses to date.  Please ...

34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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Why You Should Attend The law of Section 1983 is multi-faceted and continues to develop.  There are myriad significant and difficult issues, many of which generate conflicts in the circuit court. To be an effective Section 1983 litigator it is necessary to stay abreast of the latest decisions.  At PLI’s 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty will analyze recent Section ...

Successful Pro Bono Models for In-House Counsel: How to Effectively Provide Legal Assistance to Low-Income People

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In-house counsel will hear from pro bono professionals at the two largest legal services organizations in the country about the most effective ways for attorneys at corporations to engage in pro bono efforts.  The discussion will include the basic ingredients of a successful in-house pro bono project; common pitfalls to avoid; examples of successful pro bono models; and where to find specific in-house opportunities to provide pro bono support ...

Ethical Issues in Working with Pro Bono Clients in 2017

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Pro Bono clients are like any other clients in many ways. But some Pro Bono clients present ethical issues for attorneys that are often different than presented by fee-paying or contingent fee clients. Lawyers sometimes face difficult questions about defining who the client is, communication with clients, clients with diminished capacity, conflicts with fee-paying clients, and many others. Representation of nonprofit organizations also can present ...

Converging Approaches of Delaware and Canadian Courts in M&A Litigation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The U.S. courts are deferring to the business judgment of directors in M&A transactions that have been properly approved by shareholders. This deference is making it more difficult for investors to advance post-closing damages claims. The net effect? Declining M&A litigation in the U.S., and alignment with the Canadian courts' approach to reviewing M&A transactions.    In this One-Hour Briefing, John Emanoilidis, Andrew ...

Limited Scope Representation 2017: Ethical & Practical Challenges

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Why You Should Attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. As a community, we have extensive experience now with limited scope representation models.  Various models with many technology assisted interventions are being developed and information tables, drop-in legal clinics, ...

Trial by Jury 2017

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Why You Should Attend You won’t want to miss this popular program, in which the masters of the bar and the bench come together to give you valuable and useful insights on jury trials.  We have assembled the most experienced and respected state and federal judges, as well as many distinguished litigators, to give you their perspectives on jury trials.  There is no better way to learn about jury trial practice than from the attorneys ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017 (Free)

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IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the VA before you attend this training, the first three hours will satisfy the VA’s CLE requirement.   Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA.To obtain accreditation you must complete this form:. Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application.You can speed up the process by emailing the form to: . Within ...

Prison Law 2017

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Why You Should Attend In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or as a policy advocate, and where government lawyers also grapple with complex concerns, PLI’s Prison Law program offers a unique focus on evolving prison law issues.      What You Will Learn Litigation strategies in connection ...

Proposition 64 Resentencing and Reclassification - Changing a Criminal Record Under California's Marijuana Legalization Measure (Free)

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This program is webcast only; there will be no live San Francisco program. Why You Should Attend On November 8, 2016, California voters passed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or Proposition 64 (“Prop. 64”), into law.  Prop. 64 immediately legalized the possession, transport, purchase, consumption and sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana and up to eight grams of marijuana concentrates for adults aged 21 and older. Licensing ...

The Ethics of Electronic Information 2017: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums

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Electronic information is all-pervasive and its use and misuse can pose serious ethical problems for attorneys. Attorneys use electronic information to communicate with the public and with clients, to advertise their services, and to prosecute and defend litigation. Electronic communications have now expanded to include social media and that media poses expanded opportunities and risks for attorneys. Learn about the ethical issues arising out of ...

Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2017

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Please note that only the "Ethical Implications of Social Media Use for Lawyers" segment, which runs from 8:45 a.m. until 11:35 a.m., will be available via the Live Webcast. Why You Should Attend Attorneys admitted in New York within the last two years can satisfy their annual MCLE ethics and skills requirements by attending this one-day program. You can satisfy your professional practice and law practice management MCLE requirements at other ...


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