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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 ...

Transparency of Beneficial Ownership: The New Persons with Significant Control (PSC) Regime – What You Need to Know

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

May 4, 2016, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm (E.D.T.) From 6 April 2016, UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will be required to hold, and maintain, a register of people with significant control (PSC register). They will also be required to file the information with Companies House from 30 June 2016. U.S. companies with UK subsidiaries also need to be aware of the regime as each of their UK subsidiaries will be required to keep a PSC register.  Nilufer ...

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 ...

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 ...

Global Issues in Green Marketing

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Environmental marketing claims continue to be a powerful way for advertisers around the world to promote their products and to distinguish themselves from the competition.  Making green marketing claims that are both effective and legally compliant isn’t easy however.  Consumers may not understand what “renewable,” “sustainable,” and other green marketing claims mean.  Advertisers face big hurdles to substantiate ...

Genetic Discrimination and the Schools: A New Frontier

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

A recent California district court held that a school district’s genuine belief that a school student with genetic markers for cystic fibrosis posed a significant health risk to two siblings diagnosed with the disorder justified its decision to temporarily remove the student from school. See Chadam v. Palo Alto Unified School District (4:13-CV-04129-CW). The U.S. District Court, Northern District of California granted the district's motion to ...

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 ...

Intellectual Property for Startups: Key Concepts

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Intellectual property (“IP”) has always been a key component of a startup’s success.  While many new innovative startups fail to execute on their strategies due to a competitive landscape, IP protection allows these companies to level the playing field against established behemoths.   By protecting their IP, startups can attract investors, block competitors and provide a hedge in case they are unsuccessful.  In ...

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 ...

Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts: Driving Widespread Change in Business, Government and the Law

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Although blockchain technology is best known as the underlying technology of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, the conversation about blockchain has shifted. This peer-to-peer distributed ledger technology has utility beyond cryptocurrencies, and lawyers should be paying attention.   Alternative applications of blockchain technology are emerging, including so-called “smart contracts” — applications involving assets controlled ...

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.  ...

How to Conduct a Global Human Resources or Labor Compliance Audit—Including Cross-Border Employment Due Diligence

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Globalization pushes multinationals to align ever-more aspects of their internal human resources across borders.  Today’s multinationals have globalized HR programs, workplace policies, employee benefits and staff offerings that back in another era would have been purely local. Think of, for example:  global HR policies and handbooks, global codes of conduct, global intranets and HR information systems, global expatriate programs, ...

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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