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Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2015: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Attorneys are often presented with accounting information when working on cases or legal transactions.  While they are not expected to have an accountant’s expertise, understanding the story behind the numbers can only help paint the full picture of a legal matter.  A good grasp of core accounting concepts can put otherwise raw data into an informative legal context.  This program is designed for the ...

Appellate Advocacy 2015

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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 ...

Proxy Access Proposals in the 2015 Proxy Season

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Shareholder proposals seeking proxy access – a mechanism by which shareholders meeting certain shareholding requirements can nominate directors and have their nominees included in the company’s proxy materials – have been increasingly popular this proxy season.  While in 2013 and 2014, just over a dozen proxy access shareholder proposals went to a vote at Russell 3000 companies, in the 2015 proxy season, 75 proxy access proposals ...

Very Little Trouble with Tibble -- Supreme Court Unanimously Holds that ERISA's Statute of Limitations Does Not Bar Claims for Inadequate Fund Monitoring

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided the case of Tibble v. Edison International.  In Tibble, the Court held that the statute of limitations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) allows participants to bring fiduciary-breach claims challenging the inclusion of particular investment options even if the options have been in the plan’s menu for more than six years, under the theory ...

Burnout 911: Tools to Thrive in Your Legal Career and Life

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

There will be NO CLE credit for this briefing. Did you know that the average recovery time from burnout is 100 days?  Chronic low energy, frequent colds, sore lower back, anxiety and a general lack of vitality are symptoms of an experience referred to as "burnout".  This 60-minute briefing teaches concrete tools to prevent it, or recover if you're already there.    This briefing is for you if ...

Investigating and Litigating Fraud Issues Post-Merger

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Dashed buyer expectations in the post-merger context can often lead to litigation.  What are the remedies available to a financial or strategic buyer who believes that fraud may have impacted a stock purchase or asset sale?  One available option for buyers is to conduct a post-merger investigation into whether fraud exists with respect to the assets of the company purchased or the sale transaction itself.  In many cases, a buyer may ...

Ethical Issues in New York State Escrow Accounts

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Why You Should Attend If you are a lawyer practicing in New York State who handles client funds, you must maintain an IOLA or other escrow account  and must be aware of the ethical rules regarding such accounts.  This panel will identify how ethical violations – even unwitting ones – can arise and will explain how violations are handled by the Attorney Disciplinary/Grievance Committees.  The program  will highlight ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2015

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Why You Should Attend This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs’ bars, in-house counsel and members of the judiciary, to analyze and provide practical guidance on the latest developments in the employment discrimination arena. In addition to providing critical updates on recent developments in the law, our ...

Pretrial Practice 2015

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation has undergone tremendous change. As fewer civil cases are tried, the staples of pretrial practice — pleadings, motions to dismiss, discovery, Daubert motions, summary judgment, and settlement — have replaced trials as the focus of litigation. What does the changing nature of pretrial practice in litigation mean for your ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2015: Understanding Risk

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience some type of mental illness in a given year,  and the  prevalence of mental disorders among individuals involved in the criminal justice system, and some areas of the civil legal system is even higher.  This timely program will focus on the intersection of individuals living with mental illness and their involvement ...

Expert Witness 2015

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Why You Should Attend For many attorneys, searching for, retaining, and using expert witnesses can be a daunting experience. Don't miss out on the critical benefits conferred by the effective use of expert witnesses in complex litigation.  Our faculty of experienced litigators and expert witnesses will demystify the challenges of selecting, preparing, and using experts. You will come away with practical tools to handle the myriad of issues involved ...

International Employment Law 2015

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Employment law is now a global issue.  Multinational employers no longer look at their labor and employment matters from a purely local perspective.  As they protect their global brands, they coordinate approaches across borders.  In doing so, multinational employers must grapple with often conflicting standards for hiring, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees.  The issues are all the more challenging ...

Writing for Litigators 2015

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Why You Should Attend Good writing skills are one of a handful of skills necessary for success in the practice of law.  What actually is good legal writing?  This program will teach you the secrets of successful legal writing, whether you are writing for judges, partners, or clients.  What You Will Learn • Getting started: planning your document and getting it done • Writing to persuade • Legal writing ...

The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice 2015: The Tools You Need to Succeed in Today's Economy

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Why You Should Attend Are you thinking about “hanging out a shingle,” either on your own or with a colleague?  Many attorneys consider this career option, but how do you actually make it work? Setting up the office and getting business are top concerns. Solos also face a host of critical business and practice management decisions that will determine whether the new practice thrives or fails. At ...

Class Action Litigation 2015

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Class action lawsuits remain an integral part of high stakes litigation and the courts, including the Supreme Court, have taken notice.  This year’s program will give you the tools and strategies you need to effectively handle these complex cases.  Our outstanding faculty of plaintiffs’ and defense counsel and academics will bring you up-to-date on important ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance, Food Stamp, and Health Care Advocacy 2015 (Free)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend This year's program will provide attorneys with a greater understanding of public assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and will focus on select public assistance budgeting issues, recent developments concerning SNAP, and key aspects of Medicaid expansion under the ACA. What You Will Learn Topics ...

Designing Effective Consumer Surveys in Trademark Infringement and False Advertising Disputes

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In trademark cases and false advertising disputes, consumer perception surveys often play a critical evidentiary role.  Frequently, though, the federal courts and other tribunals that adjudicate and decide these disputes find that the proffered consumer perception studies are entitled to “little weight” or are excluded from evidence completely.  This presentation is aimed at assisting trial counsel in maximizing the effectiveness ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented.  Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills. What You Will Learn Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act  ...

17th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2014 Term

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Professional Development Conference Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend A distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, civil ...

Negotiation Workshop for Lawyers 2015

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Why You Should Attend Learn effective negotiation skills and techniques from an expert negotiator and participate in useful exercises designed to explore different negotiating styles.  This program will unpack negotiation’s various stages and go beyond the “hard ball” versus “soft ball” dichotomy.  Attend this practical program and learn the various stages of negotiation, including how to prepare for the opening ...

Limited Scope Representation 2015: 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. Information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines are all models in which an attorney takes limited responsibility for a client’s case. Many of these models expand access by employing volunteer ...

California Trial Advocacy 2015

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Scholarships are available to attend PLI programs.  For information, please visit .Why You Should Attend If you think you will ever try a case, or if you want to do better the next time you are in trial, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this full-day program, some of the most experienced trial lawyers in California will talk about the best way to prepare and present a case to a jury.  We will cover what you ...

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 August 5, 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 ...

Defending Immigration Removal 2015

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law.  Over half of those facing removal proceedings are unrepresented, ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP