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Presentation Skills for Attorneys 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The ability to speak clearly and confidently is important for all lawyers, whether speaking with partners, making a pitch to clients, or addressing a courtroom. At this two-hour program, you will learn techniques that will immediately improve your presentation skills.      What You Will Learn You will learn how to: Master effective physical delivery skills (eye contact, body language, ...

M&A Default Rule Roulette: Winning the Bet with the Law You Pick

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

When negotiating the deal, going-silent could be pro-buyer or pro-seller depending on the law you pick. Comparing Delaware, New York and Texas laws, this panel of seasoned M&A pros will separate fact from fiction on what happens when you go silent and when you test the freedom-of-contract limits of common, yet potentially outcome-determinative deal points.   Topics will include: Sandbagging (aka preserving the benefit-of-the-bargain) ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Whether you’ve done one deposition or one hundred, you need to be prepared to handle the special situations that arise and know how to identify and exploit the opportunities that exist.  This program covers a range of topics and scenarios that can challenge even the most seasoned litigators.  Our faculty of experienced litigators and deposition experts will outline proven solutions to some of this craft’s ...

Pro Bono Litigation Skills 2016 (Free)

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend If you want to litigate a pro bono case, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this program, panelists will discuss pro bono litigation practice with examples from consumer cases.  We will cover what you need to do in litigation from both plaintiff and defense perspectives, including drafting and responding to a complaint, motion practice, discovery, and trial. The training is designed for advocates ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Are you up-to-date on the important developments in federal civil practice and the implications of these developments for your cases? At Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments, including the new amendments to the Federal Rules which took effect on December 1, 2015. The program will focus ...

Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Please note that only the "Ethics in Social Media" segment, which runs from 9:00 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 programs. What You Will ...

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating.  They help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, and play a central role in preventing, pursuing and resolving litigation.  With the continued increase in mental disability accommodation requests and discrimination charges, attorneys and mental health professionals frequently work together.  ...

Basic Immigration Law 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The program will provide an overview of U.S. immigration law, including basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure and current developments and trends. What You Will Learn  President Obama’s Executive Actions, litigation, current status and future recourse The difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent/green card) visas Family-sponsored visas Why immigrants ...

16th Annual School Law Institute

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend At PLI’s 16th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant developments in education law and policy, as well as the implications for your clients. Attend this year’s program to get an in depth look at recent developments and practical strategies regarding timely and important topics like sexual assault on campus, transgender youth, and the rights of recently-arrived immigrants and English ...

Social Security Disability 2016: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own. In this program, you will learn the basics of Social Security law and practice and how to represent disabled children and adults in appealing benefit claim denials. What ...

Government Investigations 2016: Handling Corporate Investigations Resulting from a Breach of Electronic Information and Parallel Proceedings

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Corporations and other organizations create, store, and utilize that information in all facets of business. Unfortunately, corporate electronic information can be breached and any such breach can lead to investigations by various government agencies at the federal and State levels. Those investigations may lead to disputes about scope and the volume of corporate information to be produced. This program will explore the role ...

New York CPLR 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend This instructive program will provide a comprehensive review of developments concerning the important procedural rules that govern litigation in New York State.  What You Will Learn The most recent interpretations of the landmark Supreme Court Daimler decision, and other jurisdiction issues Important Court of Appeals decision, and other cases, regarding enforcement of judgments Recent important cases ...

Appellate Advocacy 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes.  Attendees will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what ...

How to Use Maps to Support Your Work with Low-Income Communities

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please join Robert Hammond and Jay Ackley from Legal Services NYC as they demonstrate how user-friendly online mapping software can support the goals of legal services providers work with low-income communities. Relying on New York City as a case study, they will provide examples of how software, such as ArcGIS and Mango Maps, can be used in conjunction with publicly available data to create compelling visual evidence, improve advocacy efforts, and ...

Trial Evidence 2016: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Trial Evidence is a fast-moving program, featuring a unique blend of evidence doctrinal analysis and practical applications. You will learn fundamental evidence law, as well as important recent trends and developments. Program Format and Faculty The program is both highly informative and entertaining. Numerous evidentiary issues will be illustrated by actual cases, movies, novels and music. The faculty includes an emeritus ...

Understanding Employment Law 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you.  An expert faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address ...

21st Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteWhy You Should Attend The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently celebrated its fourth anniversary and the consumer financial services industry is struggling to keep pace with the CFPB’s extraordinary number of regulatory and enforcement initiatives.  At the same time state and other federal regulators and attorneys general are ramping up their activities, and the volume of private ...

Lateral Partner Movement Today: What Candidates Should Be Considering

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

There will be no CLE credit for this briefing. Lateral partner acquisitions remain an essential component of most firms’ growth strategy, even though studies continue to show that only about half of lateral partners are deemed successful.  In this One-Hour Briefing, Executive Search Consultants Stephen Nelson, Andi Cullins and Ellen Dougherty of The McCormick Group, Inc. explain the strategies that partner-level candidates should ...

How to Handle Your First Pro Bono Case in New York 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend This program will address practical issues that often arise in pro bono representation and strategies for successfully handling them. What You Will Learn Strategies for providing pro bono legal services Anticipating circumstances that may arise in pro bono representation Preparing for appearances on behalf of pro bono clients before tribunals, courts, officers and agencies Communicating effectively with ...

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Our program provides junior through mid-level attorneys with an overview of the applicable Federal and New York State Rules of Civil Procedure, and continues with strategic practice tips to use when taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses and understanding your client’s expectations.   Our experienced faculty provides their unique perspectives on the best and most creative uses for deposition transcripts ...

10th Annual Patent Law Institute

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend The Institute is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes six plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and six breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups. You design the two-day schedule that best meets your professional needs. Do not miss this unique ...

Ethics and the "Reasonable" Legal Fee

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

According to the Rules of Professional Conduct, an attorney’s fees shall be “reasonable.” What exactly does that mean? This program will feature a comprehensive discussion on the timely and evolving issue of legal fees and the issue of reasonableness – particularly in connection with an attorney’s ethical and professional obligations. Our speakers (who have extensive experience as in-house counsel, private practitioners, ...

Securities Litigation 2016: From Investigation to Trial

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current and develop new strategies and tactics has never been more ...

How the Private Bar Can Impact America's Indigent Defense Crisis

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Many misdemeanor courts across the country fail to provide lawyers to the indigent accused despite the constitutional imperative to do so.  Those that do often provide lawyers who are so financially conflicted, or who juggle so many cases at once, or who are appointed so late in the life of a case, that the defendants have in effect no legal counsel advocating on their behalf. This leads to one of two results.  Either the courts experience ...

Enforcement 2016: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend We continue to see unprecedented changes in our economic, business and regulatory regimes in general, and in enforcement efforts in particular. This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s ...


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