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California Trial Advocacy 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 need to do before the trial begins, in limine motions, jury selection, opening statements, witness preparation, direct and cross ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

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 people of color are disproportionately affected.A person with a prior record faces significant ...

Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2014: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

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 Act and its implementation ...

What a Homeowner's Attorney Needs to Know About Debt Collection, Foreclosure and Discrimination by California Homeowners Associations (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

There are over 42,000 homeowner associations (HOAs) in California alone. An estimated 8.6 million California homeowners are members. It seems likely that this number will increase substantially in the coming years. There are extensive legal requirements governing how an HOA may operate with respect to its treatment of individual homeowners, yet many homeowners find that those laws are not being followed, and HOAs do not always get the legal advice ...

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

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 offering pro bono legal ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Although the recession is beginning to even out and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in the decline, the recession continues to affect financially marginalized people 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 changed dramatically with the Bankruptcy ...

California Employment Law Update 2014

Seminar  Seminar

PLI’s California Employment Law Update 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 legal ...

"Technotainment" 2014: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms

Seminar  Seminar

This year’s program includes today’s major legal and business issues in the convergence of entertainment and technology. The program brings together a faculty of experienced of in-house lawyers, law firm attorneys and senior business executives on the cutting-edge of this challenging and burgeoning practice.The expert faculty will address recent litigation and key cases involving convergence issues, such as the myriad of issues raised by new platforms ...

Basics of International Taxation 2014

Seminar  Seminar

In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. 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 revised schedule including new sessions on outbound investments, IRS reporting requirements ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lecture and examples, workshop participants will build 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, as well as an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements and how insider trading rules work. Participants will build a comprehensive ...

IPO: Your Guide to Going Public Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lecture and examples, this workshop will give participants an in-depth understanding of the initial public offering (IPO) process, including preparing a company for the offering process, the detailed steps in the IPO process, the SEC’s registration process, preparing the registration statement and completing the offering.

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher. The increased trend of employers challenging all Unemployment Benefits claims has been combined with the explosion of Unemployment Insurance claims during the recession. Budget cuts and program changes have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients. Several significant changes to key benefits programs have occurred in recent years, imposing new ...

California Special Education Law 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

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 2014 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of hot topic and cutting edge issues affecting the practice of Special Education Law today.

Advertising Law Institute 2014

Seminar  Seminar

With the continued expansion of new media outlets and the growing importance of social networking, advertisers are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program brings together top in-house and firm practitioners who will share their expertise and provide strategies for managing the legal risks and avoiding the pitfalls that arise in the context of running interactive advertising ...

Intellectual Property Law Institute 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 dealing with IP and suggesting some best practices ...

California Trial Evidence 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 evidence standards. The panelists represent top-flight trial attorneys and judges who will provide winning strategies for your ...

Representing the Games Industry Client 2014

Seminar  Seminar

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 introduction of new Xbox and PlayStation consoles in late 2013, continued growth of the smartphone and tablet computer markets, greater availability ...

Securities Filings 2014: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  Seminar

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 and recent legislation and SEC rule changes ...

Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014

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 when you sit ...

Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued

Seminar  Seminar

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, negotiating and drafting ...

Law and Regulation of "Intermediary" Business 2014: Consumer-Facing Technology Providers, Online Platforms, and Online Media

Seminar  Seminar

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 but also varied ...

Commercial Real Estate Institute (16th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Commercial real estate fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity), although slow, are visibly recovering, with REITs outperforming other asset classes. Practitioners with a broad skill set will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice in this environment, given the general economy’s downward pressures on tenant retention, rental growth, development revenue, refinancing and asset values. This program helps ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S; many of them are not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled. Medical and financial assistance are available to men and women who have served in the military, but some who can qualify are not receiving the benefits that they need. Attorneys can assist veterans with the problems that preclude them from receiving benefits, such as: Lack of proper paper trails to “service-connect” their injuries ...

Tracking and Targeting Customers and Prospects Online, on Mobile Devices, and in Social Media 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Collecting data from and about customers and consumers is a modern business mandate. What consumerfacing company is not now engaged in a “know our customers better” initiative? These data are collected online, in mobile apps, and in social media, and often appended to data gathered by others about the same consumers elsewhere. Most brands use these data in some way, such as to personalize messages and content, to optimize their sites or apps, or to ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Katie M. Lachter

Katie M. Lachter ~ Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Alex Hao

Alex Hao ~ Jun He Law Offices