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Enforcing Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

State wage and hour laws were a Progressive Era reform that initially met fierce resistance from industry and the United States Supreme Court, most famously in Lochner v. New York, which invalidated New York’s law prescribing maximum working hours for bakery employees. In 1937, however, the Supreme Court narrowly changed its course, upholding Washington State’s minimum wage law by a 5-4 vote in West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish. This ...

Government Contracts 2015

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Why You Should Attend Congress and the regulators appear to have rediscovered acquisition reform in 2015.  The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are considering a host of potential acquisition changes, including what may be a renewed focus on commercial items. The Office of Federal Procurement policy is focused on IT acquisition and “category management” across Government.  Additional rules that affect the entire supply ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

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Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015 September 21, 2015 Learn everyday insights into law practice that you wish you learned in law school.  Our expert faculty will guide attendees through a variety of commonplace duties, demands and situations that newly-admitted attorneys may face.  The lessons taught in this program are not theoretical.  More like coaches than professors, our esteemed faculty ...

FTC v. Wyndham: Impact for Companies that Suffer Data Breaches

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

September 22, 2015, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. ET In August, the Third Circuit issued its long awaited ruling on two previously unanswered questions concerning the FTC's authority with respect to cybersecurity:  (1) Whether the FTC has the authority to regulate cybersecurity under the unfairness prong of the FTC Act; and (2)whether the FTC's previous enforcement actions provided fair notice of what was required to avoid engaging in "unfair business ...

Memorable and Persuasive: Winning Demonstratives at Trial

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In the niche world of graphics consulting for courtroom presentations, starting with the end in mind is a proven strategy for success. Elite trial teams think about the visual depiction of a case early in the litigation cycle, working with graphics (demonstratives and exhibits) that support the witnesses and the arguments. Utilizing the principles of design: balance, gradation, repetition, contrast, harmony, dominance and flow, a trial team uses ...

Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues 2015: The California Difference

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Why You Should Attend This full day event addresses the issues confronted by employment law advisers, litigators and human resources management and professionals, with particular emphasis on California state law considerations. This program combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate ...

Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (32nd Annual)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Section 1983 litigation is typically multi-faceted and often complex. The law governing Section 1983 claims is voluminous and continues to develop on an ongoing basis. At PLI’s 32nd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty, including a law school dean, retired federal district court judge, legal scholars, and plaintiff ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher.   Program changes and budget cuts have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients.  Several significant changes to key benefits programs have occurred in recent years, imposing new complex rules.  At the same time, county staff has shrunk, and experienced workers have retired, increasing the ...

White Collar Crime 2015: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak

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Why You Should Attend In an increasingly global and coordinated fashion, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the CFTC, and other U.S. and foreign agencies are pressing forward with a white collar enforcement program of unprecedented scope and severity. With a spotlight on the financial services sector, the authorities are advancing novel theories and exacting increasingly draconian penalties. The government’s enforcement agenda is broad and ...

Emerging Risk Management and Litigation Issues for Health Care Organizations: What Keeps Us Up at Night?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In an ideal world, the health care sector could focus exclusively on its core mission: providing high-quality care, treatment, services, supplies, and products to improve patients’ health and lives. But increased competitive dynamics, expanding government oversight, and evolving business complexities introduce legal risk at every turn. These challenges call for the incorporation of risk management strategies into every business decision. When ...

Six “P’s” of Professional Legal Writing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Writing well takes commitment, practice, hard work, and a solid writing process. For many lawyers, writing well does not come easy. Lawyers also write for sophisticated and discerning readers: judges and clients.   This session covers the six “P”s of professional legal writing: Professional, Practice, Process, Preference, Placement and Punctuation. Lawyers must realize and embrace they are Professional writers. As professional ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2015 (Free)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.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 NYCHA administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics.  What You Will Learn Common New York State/City Rental Subsidies Housing ...

California Trial Evidence 2015

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Scholarships are available to attend PLI programs.  For information, please visit . This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend Mastering the complexities of California evidence often can be the difference between winning and losing at trial.  Recent case law and statutory developments in the law of evidence render this mastery critical in modern litigation and trials.  This program is designed to give ...

Employment Law Institute 2015

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Why You Should Attend Our annual Employment Law Institute combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government enforcement agency ...

Judges' Pet Peeves 2015: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice

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Why You Should Attend Do you wonder what the judges really think about pre-trial and trial practices? At Judges' Pet Peeves: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice, you will hear directly from judges how they view communications with the Court and trial practice, as well as how lawyers can help (or sabotage) their cases. What You Will Learn Based on a series of hypotheticals, this year's panel of state and federal judges will discuss: - ...

Securities Regulation Institute (47th Annual)

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    For more than four decades, PLI’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation has been the premier conference on securities regulation and corporate governance for lawyers, from new associates to seasoned practitioners.  This year’s Institute will once again bring you the nation’s leading securities and corporate legal experts to deliver practical insights and real-world strategies and solutions to the many challenges ...

Winning New Business in Changing Times 2015

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Why You Should Attend Today’s law firms face tough new business challenges that were previously hard to imagine. The traditional hourly-rate model is increasingly questioned by clients demanding more billing transparency, more control over who handles their matters and more value from their fees. In response, firms and clients are engaging in more alternative fee arrangements that can require greater administrative cost for the firm.  ...

Wrongful Conviction 2015

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Electronic Information in Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions 2015

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Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWhy You Should Attend Electronic information pervades our society. Not surprisingly, electronic information may be central to the investigation of criminal activity and to the prosecution and defense of that activity. The “use” of electronic information in criminal investigations and proceedings lead to many questions. Under what circumstances are search warrants required ...

Trial by Jury 2015

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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 2015 (Free)

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IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) before you attend this training, the first three hours will qualify for the CLE.   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 ...

California Proposition 47 Overview

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Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2015

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Why You Should Attend  At this unique program, attendees will watch a video dramatizing a fictitious corporate family that is facing a series of crises and see how inside and outside counsel investigate and then advise management, the board, and the authorities. After each scene, the faculty will discuss the ethical and legal issues the lawyers faced and whether they handled them properly.  What You Will Learn Conflicts when ...

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