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Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now (Free)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Trump administration’s revised and expanded travel ban went into effect on September 24.  One day later the Supreme Court removed the two cases involving the travel ban from the oral argument calendar with the justices ordering both sides to file new briefs addressing “whether, or to what extent, the Proclamation” may render the cases moot.  On October 10, in a one-page order, the Supreme Court, expressing no view ...

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With over $1.5 billion raised, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s) have gotten all the press, but they are just one use case of blockchain technology.  This One-Hour Briefing will include an introduction to blockchain,  cryptocurrencies and smart contracts.  The speakers will then highlight the broad range of legal issues raised by various applications of this technology and the legal and regulatory responses to date.  Please ...

34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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Why You Should Attend The law of Section 1983 is multi-faceted and continues to develop.  There are myriad significant and difficult issues, many of which generate conflicts in the circuit court. To be an effective Section 1983 litigator it is necessary to stay abreast of the latest decisions.  At PLI’s 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty will analyze recent Section ...

Successful Pro Bono Models for In-House Counsel: How to Effectively Provide Legal Assistance to Low-Income People

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In-house counsel will hear from pro bono professionals at the two largest legal services organizations in the country about the most effective ways for attorneys at corporations to engage in pro bono efforts.  The discussion will include the basic ingredients of a successful in-house pro bono project; common pitfalls to avoid; examples of successful pro bono models; and where to find specific in-house opportunities to provide pro bono support ...

Ethical Issues in Working with Pro Bono Clients in 2017

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Pro Bono clients are like any other clients in many ways. But some Pro Bono clients present ethical issues for attorneys that are often different than presented by fee-paying or contingent fee clients. Lawyers sometimes face difficult questions about defining who the client is, communication with clients, clients with diminished capacity, conflicts with fee-paying clients, and many others. Representation of nonprofit organizations also can present ...

What is CLOC: Understand the Changes Impacting In-House Legal Services Delivery

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

THERE WILL BE NO CLE CREDIT FOR  THIS BRIEFING. Are you familiar with the major changes  underway at in-house legal departments? Have you heard about CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium) and what the over 500 corporations from 19 countries and 1000 Members are focusing on? With a combined external spend of more than $35 Billion, CLOC represents a critical force driving the fundamental shift taking place in the corporate legal ...

Opioid Epidemic: Legal Issues, Patient Mismanagement, and a Path Forward

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Opioid-related deaths in the United States have reached nearly 100 per day; opioid-related healthcare costs are nearing an estimated $100 billion annually.  With this backdrop, in July 2017 Goldman Sachs released a report explaining how the increase in opioid use and abuse continues to contribute to the decline in prime-age worker participation in the labor force and the related negative impacts on economic growth.  To address these issues, ...

Converging Approaches of Delaware and Canadian Courts in M&A Litigation

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The U.S. courts are deferring to the business judgment of directors in M&A transactions that have been properly approved by shareholders. This deference is making it more difficult for investors to advance post-closing damages claims. The net effect? Declining M&A litigation in the U.S., and alignment with the Canadian courts' approach to reviewing M&A transactions.    In this One-Hour Briefing, John Emanoilidis, Andrew ...

Limited Scope Representation 2017: Ethical & Practical Challenges

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Why You Should Attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. As a community, we have extensive experience now with limited scope representation models.  Various models with many technology assisted interventions are being developed and information tables, drop-in legal clinics, ...

Trial by Jury 2017

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Why You Should Attend You won’t want to miss this popular program, in which the masters of the bar and the bench come together to give you valuable and useful insights on jury trials.  We have assembled the most experienced and respected state and federal judges, as well as many distinguished litigators, to give you their perspectives on jury trials.  There is no better way to learn about jury trial practice than from the attorneys ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017

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IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the VA before you attend this training, the first three hours will satisfy the VA’s CLE requirement.   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: . Within ...

Prison Law 2017

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Why You Should Attend In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or as a policy advocate, and where government lawyers also grapple with complex concerns, PLI’s Prison Law program offers a unique focus on evolving prison law issues.      What You Will Learn Litigation strategies in connection ...

Litigation in China – Practical Advice on Using Chinese Courts to Resolve IP Disputes

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Chinese courts resolve more intellectually property disputes than any other country each year.  Historically, only a minority of cases involve foreign entities.  But this is changing quickly as litigants become aware of the speedy and cost-effective proceedings in China.  This One-Hour Briefing will cover the fundamentals that will allow you to evaluate whether Chinese litigation makes sense for you.    Chinese and U.S. ...

Proposition 64 Resentencing and Reclassification - Changing a Criminal Record Under California's Marijuana Legalization Measure (Free)

Webcast  Webcast

This program is webcast only; there will be no live San Francisco program. Why You Should Attend On November 8, 2016, California voters passed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or Proposition 64 (“Prop. 64”), into law.  Prop. 64 immediately legalized the possession, transport, purchase, consumption and sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana and up to eight grams of marijuana concentrates for adults aged 21 and older. Licensing ...

The Ethics of Electronic Information 2017: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums

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Electronic information is all-pervasive and its use and misuse can pose serious ethical problems for attorneys. Attorneys use electronic information to communicate with the public and with clients, to advertise their services, and to prosecute and defend litigation. Electronic communications have now expanded to include social media and that media poses expanded opportunities and risks for attorneys. Learn about the ethical issues arising out of ...

Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2017

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Please note that only the "Ethical Implications of Social Media Use for Lawyers" segment, which runs from 8:45 a.m. until 11:35 a.m., will be available via the Live Webcast. Who Should Attend This program will benefit anyone seeking a better understanding of how the use of social media impacts decision-making regarding attorney ethics and professional conduct. What You Will Learn Risks of social media with respect to lawyers’ professional ...

Wrongful Conviction 2017: Litigating Exoneration Cases

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Why You Should Attend The conviction of innocent individuals is among the issues getting increased attention as our nation looks more closely at our criminal justice system.  While there are a number of ways individuals can be wrongly convicted, successfully reversing a conviction is incredibly difficult. This is an area where competent legal representation can make a big difference and where there are myriad opportunities for lawyers interested ...

Effective Management of Outside Counsel 2017: Fully Leveraging the Attorney-Client Relationship

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Why You Should Attend In this unique program, veteran in-house lawyers discuss how to manage outside counsel to achieve the client's most important practical objectives. General counsel and junior in-house counsel alike will benefit from experience-tested strategies that maximize what today's attorney-client relationship can truly accomplish for clients.   What You Will Learn     • Effective ...

Better Serving Older or Disabled Veterans: A Special Session on the Intersections between Veterans Benefits, Social Security, and Medicaid

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Why You Should Attend Well over one-half of the American Veteran population is elderly or disabled and entitled to a wide-range of government benefits— from income to health care to in-home services. These benefits can help a veteran and their family stave off poverty, prolong independence, and receive the supportive services they need to thrive.  Yet, while many elder law, disability rights, and benefits practitioners are versed in Social ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017

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Why You Should Attend At this unique interactive program based on the video “Negotiation Ethics – Where is the Brink?” faculty will review various everyday ethical scenarios while you “vote” electronically with the rest of the audience on the correct ethical responses. What You Will Learn Can you examine metadata in draft deal documents? Are you under an obligation to correct drafting mistakes made ...


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