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Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Why You Should Attend: Our experienced Workshop leaders use interactive lectures and examples to give  participants the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report and the 8-K Current Report.  Participants will also gain an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Pharmaceutical and biotech patent law is an important and rapidly changing practice area, and the program is designed to give you the information you need to maintain your practice edge, concentrating on new developments from 2014 & 2015 and placing them in the context of constantly evolving areas of the law. Technological innovation, Federal Circuit appellate oversight, and Supreme Court decisions continue to drive significant ...

Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A major disaster is likely to strike in California within our lifetime.  In the aftermath, survivors will need help to resolve legal issues related to the disaster.  By attending this program, you will learn about the most common post-disaster legal issues and then be able to participate in a regionally coordinated disaster legal services pro bono effort by providing brief phone assistance to disaster legal helpline ...

Representing Clients with Mental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend You should attend this training if you are a pro bono or legal services attorney who provides, or would like to provide, legal services to clients with mental disabilities in disability cases and/or improve your representation of clients with challenging behaviors in any area of law. This two part training provides instruction on 1) components of a mental status exam and insight into interviewing clients with mental disabilities ...

Basics of International Taxation 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In a global business environment, transactions with customers and suppliers often transcend national borders and investment and activities are frequently cross-border as well.   A working knowledge of the U.S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals. This year’s program will be led by international tax experts and feature a substantially ...

Cutting-Edge Employment Law Issues 2015: The California Difference

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher.   Program changes and budget cuts have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients.  Several significant changes to key benefits programs have occurred in recent years, imposing new complex rules.  At the same time, county staff has shrunk, and experienced workers have retired, increasing the ...

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 ...

California Special Education Law 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Currently, close to 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.  The California Special Education Law 2015 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of issues affecting the practice of special education law today. What You Will Learn An understanding of laws related to individualized ...

Advertising Law Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend New media outlets and the growing importance of social networking continue to create new challenges for advertisers, who are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program, updated to reflect current legal trends cutting across the advertising industry, is led by an expert faculty who will provide important strategies needed to stay on top of a continually ...

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute is a “must-attend” program for IP lawyers. This program provides a complete analysis of key events in all areas of IP, providing updates on cases, legislation and government agency developments that IP lawyers need to know. A highlight of the program will be a panel of in-house IP counsel from prominent companies discussing the many facets of current interest for ...

California Trial Evidence 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend PLI programs.  For information, please visit .Why You Should Attend Mastering the complexities of California evidence often can be the difference between winning and losing at trial.  Recent case law and statutory developments in the law of evidence render this mastery critical in modern litigation and trials.  This program is designed to give you the most up-to-date information on California ...

Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In the current economy, the heat is on to monetize patent portfolios. Thus, understanding patent transactions has never been more important. Experts in patent licensing will tell you how to get the most money from patent licensing, how to negotiate patent license agreements, and discuss “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” examples from actual patent license agreements. The program will emphasize practical tips for structuring, ...

Representing the Games Industry Client 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Interactive console and computer games and downloadable software applications represent an enormous and growing segment of the worldwide entertainment marketplace. Intellectual property, including videogames and downloadable application products, is one of America’s leading exports in the 21st Century. The continued rollout of new consoles, further growth of the smartphone and tablet computer markets, greater availability ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Anyone with a degree in science or engineering (or sometimes, the equivalent) can take the Patent Office Exam to become a patent agent or patent attorney. Patent law is a field of challenging and ever-changing opportunities. Be at the forefront of innovation . . . lead at the forefront of innovation. PLI’s now-proven steps to success on the Exam: Unique, interactive, diagnostic software that replicates what you’re going to find ...

Law and Regulation of "Intermediary" Businesses 2015: Consumer-Facing Technology Providers, Online Platforms, and Online Media

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The Internet has spawned many new business models that arise from empowering consumers and satisfying their desires, providing technologies or services that bring individuals and businesses together in new marketplaces, shaking up old industries and networks, and creating new business opportunities and challenges. New technologies and online platforms and marketplaces have changed not only the world of publishing and entertainment ...

17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Improving the skill of identifying, appreciating and weighing your client’s leverage in negotiating the Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity) will be the focus of the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Institute in this improving market.  Practitioners with this understanding will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice where your advice adds value.  ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) before you attend this training, the first three hours will qualify for the CLE.   Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA.To obtain accreditation you must complete this form: Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application.You can speed up the process by emailing the form to ...

Advanced Accounting & Reporting for SEC Professionals Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Using interactive lectures and examples, this workshop delivers an in-depth update on current Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) projects and pronouncements, including current focus areas of the SEC. Workshop includes updates on major developments at the FASB, including the projects on leases, revenue recognition and financial instruments. What you will learn Learn ...

California Proposition 47 Overview

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MD&A In-Depth Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Why You Should Attend: By using interactive lectures and examples, this Workshop will give participants a mastery of Regulation S-K Item 303, Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), for both annual and interim periods, enabling you to draft or review an MD&A with confidence. What You Will Learn: Learn in detail the requirements and rules for each section of MD&A – results of operations, liquidity and capital resources, ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction. The need for companies to have effective compliance and ethics programs is greater now than ever before. This powerful ...

Advanced Venture Capital 2015

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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