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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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This is a webcast of the live New York session.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 ...

Class Action Litigation 2015

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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 developments in class action litigation.  ...

Debunking Criticisms of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) has become an increasingly common means of resolving cross-border disputes between corporate or individual investors and host governments.   Over the three decades that the United States has had ISDS, it has been the subject of 17 such cases.  This private dispute mechanism has recently come under virulent attack from US politicians on both ends of the political spectrum at a time when the United ...

Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On June 29, the Supreme Court rejected a claim by the Arizona Legislature that the United States Constitution prohibits voters from using the initiative power to transfer authority over congressional redistricting from the Legislature to an independent citizen commission—a ruling that came as a surprise to many. Please mark your calendar and plan to join Christopher E. Skinnell of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP for this ...

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 ...

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 ...

Worker Misclassification: An Uber-Problem for All Industries

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Uber and various other “on demand services” businesses are only the latest in a long string of companies under attack for allegedly misclassifying employees as independent contractors.  What was once an issue most employers rarely faced outside of local unemployment eligibility proceedings has now morphed into the latest class action craze.  And—as with so many other wage and hour issues—there are many millions of ...

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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Why You Should Attend A distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, civil rights experts, Supreme Court advocates, and a Supreme Court journalist and biographer will analyze and discuss the leading Supreme Court decisions of the October 2014 Term. The faculty represents a variety of views and perspectives on constitutional interpretation and the work of the Supreme Court. What You Will Learn This Term the Supreme Court agreed to decide ...

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 ...

Insider Trading Law 2015: Implications of Newman & Enforcement Trends

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Why You Should Attend Insider trading is a critical area of criminal and civil securities enforcement and will likely remain so for some time to come.  Following the Second Circuit’s recent ground-breaking decision in United States v. Newman, however, the law’s contours are in flux.  This program will discuss the state of the law, enforcement priorities in this area, and how clients can avoid the government’s crosshairs.  ...

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 . This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session. 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 ...

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 Proceedings 2015

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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, and studies have shown that those ...

Bridge-the-Gap II for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

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Attend PLI’s two-day Bridge-the-Gap II program and fully satisfy your annual MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys while improving your professional skills and learning about important substantive law changes.  Our faculty of distinguished legal practitioners will help seamlessly connect the lessons you learned in law school with real-life practical applications and emerging legal trends to give you the professional edge as a new ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2015 (Free)

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income ...

Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2015

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Why You Should Attend This program will acquaint you with the basics of e-discovery law and practice.  E-discovery permeates nearly every facet of litigation today, and attorneys tasked with meeting today’s complicated e-discovery requirements must recognize the nuances and technicalities involved.  Join our faculty of experienced e-discovery practitioners to gain the tools and strategies to efficiently and competently navigate the ...

Electronic Discovery Institute 2015: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know

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Why You Should Attend The demands and costs of e-discovery in litigation continue to grow. Nearly every case now involves some sort of e-discovery, and it is essential to know how to effectively and fairly handle the many issues that can arise. Our outstanding faculty of experienced lawyers, judges, and e-discovery professionals will provide an inside look at the current state of e-discovery, give tips for avoiding pitfalls litigants have encountered ...

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 ...

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 ...

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