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October Term 2015: The Death of Justice Antonin Scalia -- What It Means for the Supreme Court This Year and in the Future

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Supreme Court has an unusually large number of cases before it this term on controversial issues: abortion, affirmative action, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, the First Amendment rights of non-union members, immigration and voting districting.  The long-established procedure is that for a justice to participate in a ruling, he or she must be on the bench at the time the decision is handed down. Justice Scalia's vote, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Your Voice: What You Say and How You Say It Influence Your Success and Your Legal Career

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

For lawyers on the move, whether a litigator or transactional attorney, your voice, physical presence, style and polished negotiation skills will all determine your career success in court, with clients and other parties. You may consider yourself to be a good communicator, but new barriers to effective persuasion have exploded along with advances in technology; linguistic, cultural and generational differences in the workplace require new training ...

Pretrial Practice 2016

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Why You Should Attend Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation continues to change, including new rules that went into effect on December 1, 2015. 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 ...

Illinois Professional Responsibility MCLE Marathon 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend PLI’s Illinois Professional Responsibility Marathon 2016 is designed to help attorneys practicing in Illinois meet their MCLE professional responsibility requirements, and will include discussion of best practices and new and emerging professionalism and ethical issues, including exploring topics such as civility, professionalism and inclusion in the law profession. What You Will Learn Update on ethical issues ...

Leadership for Lawyers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Leadership training is growing rapidly for lawyers.  In 2001 only one state in the Union provided CLE credit for leadership training. Today, over 30 states provide CLE credit for “leadership for lawyers courses” based on the recognition that lawyers are called upon to be leaders every day and need formal training in leadership just as much as they need formal training in civil procedure, taking an excellent deposition, and drafting ...

21st Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why 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 litigation, including class actions, remains ...

New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2016

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This program contains 5 NJ Newly Admitted categories for 7.8 hours. They are 1.4 credits of New Jersey Law Office Management (NA9), 2.2 credits of New Jersey Civil or Criminal Trial Preparation (NA3), 1.4 credits of New Jersey Landlord/Tenant Practice (NA7), 1.4 credits of New Jersey Municipal Court Practice (NA8), 1.4 credits of New Jersey Real Estate Closing Procedures (NA5). This program, in conjunction with or , fulfills the NJ Newly Admitted ...

Worker Misclassification in 2016: The “Gig Economy” and Beyond

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Allegations of worker misclassification remain front and center in 2016.  Federal and state government agencies continue to devote substantial resources to challenging classifications, and employers that rely heavily on contracted labor are increasingly under attack.  The plaintiffs’ bar is right in the middle of the fray, filing multi-million dollar lawsuits as part of the latest wage and hour class-action craze.   Please ...

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2016: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Whether you’re a transactional attorney or a litigator, when financial and accounting records emerge in the legal matter you’re handling, it helps to know some accounting basics.  The numbers always tell a story – one that may support your legal position.  Being able to recognize the relevant accounting principles at work and how they influence the outcome of your legal matter can only help you deliver ...

Veteran Benefits Update: Maximizing Benefits for Service Members Discharged for Misconduct (Free)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This briefing will provide attorneys with information to help certain veterans access health care, disability, housing and other services, if they are otherwise excluded due to their discharge characterization.  About 4% of veterans, including 6.5% of recent-era veterans, are unable to access basic veteran services because their character of discharge is less than Honorable.  Many veterans, veteran advocates, and even VA staff are unaware ...

Hot Topics in Child Custody and Guardianship for New York Practitioners 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Child custody and guardianship is a complex and ever-evolving area of family law. Those who appear in the Family Courts of New York must understand how to effectively represent their respective clients in these complex and emotionally-charged proceedings. This half-day program will focus on two significant types of modification of child custody and guardianship: changes in circumstances/extraordinary circumstances and relocation. ...

DOL Update: Compliance with the Fiduciary Rule, Other DOL Initiatives, and Recent DOL Enforcement Activities

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

On April 6, 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) released the long-awaited ERISA Fiduciary Regulation.  The rule re-writes the definition of “investment advice” and is accompanied by the Best Interest Contract Exemption, which sets forth a labyrinthine scheme of required terms, disclosures, and exception.  At the same time, DOL has been busier than ever aggressively pursuing its enforcement initiatives and filing litigation nationwide.  ...

Prison Litigation 2016: Practical Strategies

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Why You Should Attend This new prison litigation course is a companion to PLI’s Fall Prison Law program and will provide more in-depth analysis of practical strategies for lawyers litigating prison practices and treatment of incarcerated persons.  The program will examine prison litigation from filing a complaint and contentious discovery to trial practice and class action issues.  With prison conditions and the treatment of incarcerated ...

The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice 2016: 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 this program, you will get expert advice ...

International Employment Law 2016

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND  Employment law is no longer a local issue.  Multinational employers must grapple with often conflicting standards for hiring, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees.  The issues are all the more challenging today, as employment laws from the U.S. and overseas, impose standards of conduct across borders.   Global employers increasingly want global solutions to issues like diversity, background ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2016

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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, EEOC  and SEC officials 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 ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2016: Coercion, Treatment & Procedural Justice

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

Why You Should Attend Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience some type of mental illness in a given year, with the prevalence of mental disorders among individuals involved in the criminal justice system, and some areas of the civil legal system, even higher. This timely program will focus on the intersection of individuals living with mental illness and the criminal and civil justice systems in New York State.   What You Will Learn • ...

Expert Witness 2016

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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 ...

Ethical Issues in New York State Escrow Accounts 2016

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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.  At Ethical Issues in New York State Escrow Accounts, you will learn how  ethical violations – even unwitting ones – can arise in the administration of attorney trust accounts as well as best practices for setting up ...

Writing for Litigators 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  WebcastGroupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Good writing skills are one of a handful of skills necessary to 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 do’s and don’ts • ...

Class Action Litigation 2016

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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.  ...

Insider Trading Law 2016

Seminar  SeminarWebcast  Webcast

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Ethics and ERISA for the Inside/Outside Attorney: Addressing Conflicting Voices

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The ERISA lawyer practices in an area that is particularly susceptible to concerns regarding conflicts of interest.  Clients and client representatives are often wearing the proverbial "two hats," and the personal interests of an individual client contact can diverge from those of the employer-client in a range of circumstances.  In addition, there can be special concerns for the ERISA attorney who serves as inside counsel.    Please ...


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