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ERISA 2015: The Evolving World

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend We have assembled a distinguished faculty of experienced practitioners who will lead us all through a detailed two-day look at recent developments in the area of ERISA fiduciary law and pension investments. In addition to reviewing the basic ERISA regulatory framework and types of plans covered, we’ll take a deep dive into current hot topics – including the Department of Labor’s re-proposed fiduciary rule ...

Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges

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PLEASE NOTE:  This program has reached our seating capacity.  Please register for the  or, if you wish to be added to our Wait List, please call Customer Service at (800) 260-4PLI (Inside the U.S.) / 001-212-824-5700 (Outside the U.S.), or email info@pli.edu. We are sorry for any inconvenience.Why You Should Attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary ...

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

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At this three hour program, an expert faculty will review and  provide practical guidance on current ethical issues faced by attorneys in banking and financial services. What You Will Learn Confidentiality issues when representing banking and financial services clients Ethical issues in internal investigations  Ethical concerns when representing multinational clients, including the Foreign ...

Writing for Transactional Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend By attending this program you will learn principles of effective writing and drafting to enhance your transactional practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the perspectives of the end users: your clients and those who litigate commercial disputes. What You Will Learn Crisp and clear drafting techniques, including the use of “Plain English” Tailoring your writing to suit different purposes and ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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.  Studies have shown that immigrants without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of ...

Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents ...

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Law Practice 2015

Seminar  Seminar

: Conflicts of interest can arise with little expectation and managing them early on or heading them off is a skill that attorneys must develop to maintain their required ethical standards.  This program will deliver a concise, current review of the latest developments and practical takeaways to help attorneys navigate this delicate area of legal ethics. What you will learn: Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct  ...

The Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations 2015

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This dynamic program will cover the latest developments arising out of common and more nuanced attorney-client privilege situations arising out of internal investigation, pulled from actual events and through hypothetical scenarios.  Hear the latest case law and strategies to protect yourself from costly ethical missteps.  What you will learn Best practices in conducting investigations Conflicts between ...

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)

Seminar  Seminar

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 people and people of color are disproportionately ...

15th Annual Municipal Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This Institute provides attendees with analyses of important developments, emerging legal issues and best practices in the field of municipal law and, regardless of experience level, municipal attorneys practicing in a city law department will want to attend. What You Will Learn Key topics for municipal lawyers such as: Ethics for the municipal lawyer Employment law update Supreme Court review update  ...

Nuts & Bolts of Electronic Discovery 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to hesitate ...

Securities Filings 2015: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This popular program will analyze in detail the principal forms used for filings with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), with particular emphasis on the mechanics of and timing for assembling particular filings. Each segment of the program will incorporate practical tips and/or interactive drafting exercises. Ethics credit ...

International Tax Issues 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated, the international tax laws of the U.S. impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions.  These international tax rules affect not only large US and foreign-based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller firms, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial activity.  As a result, a working knowledge ...

Hotels 2015: Law and Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Hotels are being bought, built and financed at a dizzying pace across the U.S. and globally. This program will draw on the experience of in-house counsel with major hotel operators and lenders, hotel management executives, outside counsel, and other hospitality professionals to explain how your client or company can capitalize on many of the dynamic issues of this interdisciplinary type of practice. Panelists will discuss material ...

Corporate Political Activities 2015: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws

Seminar  Seminar

Please note that this program does not qualify for legal ethics credit. Why You Should Attend Federal and state lobbying, campaign finance and ethics rules are changing, making compliance with those laws more challenging than ever. Congressional ethics rules, the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) and pay-to-play laws place additional responsibilities on companies and their executives and directors. To stay current on the latest developments, be sure ...

46th Annual Estate Planning Institute

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Why You Should Attend Significant developments regarding state transfer tax laws are occurring at the present time.  In addition, many valuable estate planning techniques are still viable (if not more so) under the current tax laws, notwithstanding the changes to the federal transfer tax system that were made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  Further, President Obama’s budget for the government’s fiscal year ending ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy in disproportionate numbers.  Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand.  There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels.  The practice of bankruptcy law ...

Hedge Fund Management 2015

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Why You Should Attend At this full day event, our expert faculty will focus on common structures for hedge funds, SEC priorities for and the regulatory environment surrounding hedge funds, and the day to day operational issues of running a hedge fund operation. The faculty will also explore strategies for addressing issues for when a hedge fund is in distress, issues relating to expansion into the registered fund business and issues and selling a ...

Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend As the economy shifts and the legislature, SEC and shareholders respond, the design, implementation and disclosure of executive compensation undergoes continual change. At this program, experts in the area – from major corporations, the SEC, the IRS and shareholder activist groups, as well as from leading law and consulting firms – will lead you through the emerging best practices and the current reactions to the ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2015

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Why You Should Attend The long-promised return of robust M&A markets was finally realized in 2014, and 2015 is exhibiting no signs of moderation Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. What is driving the increased activity levels, and are those underlying factors sustainable? How will a more robust job market and a continued low interest rate environment affect acquisition ...

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