Description: Hear about the most up-to-date interesting and provocative legal ethics cases. This course will focus on the causes of trouble, and provide concrete solutions to avoid liability for legal malpractice.
Description: Virtually all forms of litigation---from personal injury to business litigation---have significant insurance issues. This program gives an overview of insurance law and issues to the litigator from both the policyholder/plaintiff perspective as well as the insurance company. Provides an excellent summary and analysis for the expert and the newcomer to insurance law.
Description: Learn the fundamentals of representing a client before the Internal Revenue Service. This program delivers a primer on the key issues that crop up when clients are faced with a potential examination by the IRS. No prior tax experience is required.
Description: Research attorneys from the Supreme Court and several different appellate districts offer the true insider perspective on the state court appellate process. Learn the nuts and bolts of the inner workings of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, including how motions are decided, how opinions are drafted, how the justices rely upon their research attorneys, the writ process, tentative opinions, thoughts on publishing opinions, and which court of appeal opinions make the Supreme Court "A" list.
Description: A broad and pragmatic overview of family law, from the initial consultation to entry of judgment. Procedural topics include jurisdiction, venue, initial paperwork, importance of disclosure issues, and obtaining temporary orders. Finalization, whether by trial, MSA or stipulated judgment also will be covered. Alternative methods of resolution will be discussed.
Description: Rule 1-400 regulates attorney advertising and solicitation. It was last amended in 1997, and at that time, law firm websites were rare and the founders of Facebook were in middle school. This information-packed program will show you how to comply with the advertising and solicitation rules in the Internet/Web-2.0 era.
Description: Learn how to be more productive and improve your use of time. This "must-see" presentation offers a different way of viewing time and time management, and provides specific changes that all attorneys can implement to improve the way they use time, ease stress and increase productivity in their legal practice.
Description: Roy Ginsberg, nationally recognized for his work as coach to lawyers in the areas of business developments practice management and career development, will provide the tools to help you deliver exceptional service, retain and develop more business from current clients, and increase referrals. Understand the service-related ethics Rules 1.2 and 1.5, and learn how to gain a competitive edge through excellent service.
Description: Learn the basics of how a financial statement is prepared and the meaning of each component. Gain an understanding of the flow of documents, how to use financial statements to determine the financial condition of a business, and how to calculate damages.
Description: A review of recent changes in the law that impact owner, contractors and/or design professionals. Learn about the new mechanic lien laws and how potential lien claimants need to change their procedures to protect lien rights, and get updates on new case law and projects.
Description: Learn how to navigate the courtroom with confidence. A panel of judges and attorneys will discuss courtroom conduct, proper appearances, interaction with court staff, conduct at hearings, poise and more.
Description: This session explores discrimination issues that arise in housing, including the landlord-tenant relationship and public accommodations. Panelists will discuss protected classes under fair housing laws, reasonable accommodations and accessible housing units for people with disabilities.
Description: This session covers the tax aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. Speakers will review forms, filing, tax payments, and types of taxes that are dischargeable, and discuss how filing an offer in compromise or request for collection due process hearing may impact dischargeability.
Description: Banking and financial services in-house and outside counsel will discuss the continuing impact of recent legislative and regulatory changes, litigation trends arising from the financial crisis, and perspectives on the reshaping of the banking industry.
Description: The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act ("RULLCA") significantly changed and improved the existing California Limited Liability Act. Learn how RULLCA, the new proposed LLC Act, will change existing California law and affect your clients.
Description: Many multinationals are unaware of how easily bribery and corruption can happen within their international business operations. Compliance laws globally require in-depth policy, training and operational protocols. This program will cover compliance risks for global companies, and how best to investigate and mitigate claims.
Description: With 300,000 businesses on Facebook and 80% of companies using LinkedIn to recruit new workers, social media will soon be as commonly used for business as email. While employers must develop best practices to incorporate the social media into everyday business applications, they must also take caution to prevent over-regulation and missed opportunities. This presentation will provide advice to practitioners on how best to counsel clients in avoiding pitfalls that surround this new technology, and will explore best practices.
Description: The skills that made you a great lawyer aren’t the same ones you need for being an effective law firm leader and manager. Learn what else is needed to persuade, influence, and get buy-in from other intelligent, independent, tough-minded law firm professionals.
Description: Find out how to get the most out of Google while conducting your investigative and legal research. You will learn techniques often overlooked by the casual researcher that will allow you to effectively discover information about people, products, companies, expert witnesses, and more.
Description: An overview of the obligations an attorney maintains over a client's money when held in an attorney/client trust account. Topics covered include preserving the identity of funds and avoiding commingling, handling of retainers and advance fees, disbursements and record keeping. Panelists also will discuss the IOLTA statute, including how IOLTA funds provide for civil legal aid to low-income people in California.
Description: From prosecuting crimes for the government, to defending government officials, with 26 combined years of experience as prosecutors with the County of Los Angeles, Anthony Falangetti and Joseph Weimortz, Jr. discuss defending government officials charged with theft and corruption. This program presents the goals of the prosecution, the keys to the defense, as well as evidence issues and settlement objectives.
Description: Does the absence of probable cause in the malicious prosecution context establish the presence of attorney malice? This program will discuss the grey area between advocacy of your client’s position, the bringing of a frivolous lawsuit and the prosecution of a malicious case. Panelists will examine the distinction between lack of probable cause and the equally distinct element of malice, and more.
Description: Explores the existing federal and state statutory framework for privacy protection, and recent case law expanding the government’s ability to search electronic communications, particularly in connection with criminal investigations. Take away a practical guide to managing privacy compliance within a small business.
Description: Discussion will include ethical issues on appeal, the most interesting appellate sanctions cases, how appellate courts review sanctions orders, how to distinguish between long-shot and frivolous arguments, and appellate practice tips to help avoid civil malpractice.
Description: Experts will discuss structuring fee agreements that are fair, ethical and workable. Practical tips to help attorneys avoid fee disputes and a discussion of case law affecting fee arrangements will be included.
Description: Learn the foundation for getting your evidence in, and keeping out your opponents’ evidence. Panelists will also cover how to recognize and anticipate which objections should be made to keep out improper evidence.
Description: Learn risk-management steps to guard against compromising the privacy of clients, adverse parties, clients’ customers and employees, and law firm staff. This program will cover legal rules, ethical standards and practical tips to ward off security breaches and identity theft.
Description: When trial presentation is an art – it can be mastered. This perennial favorite program gives you the tools to prepare and effectively present a civil case for trial. Learn valuable insights on trial issues that frequently become critical an appeal. Let the experts teach you the dos and don’ts of trial presentation.
Description: Are you missing the incredible Internet tools that are available to attorneys? Learn how to find and benefit from "free" online applications, products, and services for your legal practice.
Description: Get direction and advice on unwritten rules and best practices for courtroom conduct and communication with other counsel. Speakers will offer general suggestions concerning the overall practice of law and developing a young lawyers' community reputation.
Description: Modular construction technology, ricocheting property values, repositioning properties for recovery, tenants seeking urban cluster locations, and operating high tech 24/7 environments -- are you up to date on the changes in the business environment that can have serious repercussions on your landlord and tenant clients? Learn about the latest real-world developments and why standard form language no longer works. Solutions to protect your clients in a changing business environment.
Description: Speakers will provide tips on how to successfully incorporate unbundling into a family law practice, identify issues that are particularly ripe for unbundling, and share a family court's perspective on unbundling.
Description: Two trial judges and an appellate judge will present an overview of the State Bar Court and examine common ethical problems that arise in the practice of law. Learn about the importance of accurate and effective communication with clients and the court.
Description: Provides a general introduction to state and local finance, including a discussion of the various types of taxes collected by the state, counties and cities, revenue allocation and spending, and constitutional and statutory provisions that affect revenue allocation to and spending by the state, cities and counties. This program is especially ideal for attorneys who represent municipal governments, school districts and special districts across California.
Description: Learn the nuts and bolts of psychiatric injuries, from Lockheed Martin to Rosemary Verga, building and rebutting history, evidence gathering, burden of proof and GAF. Speakers will discuss whether Almaraz/Guzman applies to a psychiatric injury, and more.
Description: This session covers the new federal mandates regarding language access, proposed pro bono ethics rules, Shriver representation statute, and expanding resources in rural areas that affect the courts, legal services, and pro bono attorneys. This workshop is aimed at those concerned with ensuring a just and equitable judicial system.
Description: Proponents claim it is fast, fair and efficient. Detractors assert that it is biased, expensive and limited. Who is right? This session takes a detailed look at the significant issues involving contractual arbitration and the market and legislative forces already in play. Learn concrete strategies on how to compel and oppose arbitration, and other strategies on the use of the arbitration process.
Description: A review of recent appellate developments in the law of punitive damages and how they should impact a litigator's approach in pursuing or defending such claims. Key procedural and substantive considerations essential to ensuring a punitive damages award will "stick" on appeal or may be challenged, as the case may be.
Description: Fee disputes can be stressful and potentially dangerous. Approaching them with civility may maximize your recovery while avoiding insurance claims and State Bar complaints. Two members of the State Bar’s Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration explore these issues.
Description: This program will address malpractice insurance features generally, including reporting requirements and carrier reporting parameters. Learn about risks that are arising in the era of e-discovery, social media and the increased usage of electronic communications, including issues related to attorney advertising, and how malpractice insurance can address and ameliorate these risks.
Description: An interactive session focusing on the scientific research around implicit bias, identifying these biases in the legal workplace, and ways to overcome these biases in our interactions with lawyers, judges and other legal professionals.
Description: An overview of the factors courts consider in determining legal parentage, including application of the various parentage presumptions. Speakers will review key cases in this complex area of law, and offer practice pointers for attorneys litigating parentage cases.
Description: Panelists will explore issues relating to ethics which arise in the context of intellectual property. Examples include IP transactions, litigation conflicts, and prosecution of intellectual property.
Description: Human trafficking is a growing problem that occurs in many legal contexts, including immigration, employment, and criminal law. This program discusses the legal definitions of trafficking, remedies available to victims, and prosecutorial case studies.
Description: Panelists will cover drafting and enforcing ADR provisions in real estate related contracts. Addresses both general ADR considerations, and recent developments in ADR enforceability, particularly the interplay between arbitration rights and jury rights, as well as issues raised by Pinnacle HOA v. Pinnacle and Villa Vincenza v. Nobel Court.
Description: Learn how to prove and defend compensable consequence injuries including aggravation v. Exacerbation of diabetes, GERD, IBS, the side affects of NSAIDs and aggravation of auto-immune diseases such as MS.
Description: A review of the potential impact of recent decisions concerning a lender’s ability to foreclose on loans with documentation problems, the impact of missing loan documents in bankruptcy proceedings, new legislation relating to foreclosures, the latest word on loan modifications, and how the difference between recourse and non-recourse loans and “short sales” and similar transactions can create tax and other traps for the unwary.
Description: The speakers will stage a mock mediation session, with role playing and analysis of why they adopted the positions that they did. Get tips on what to expect at a first mediation, and take away suggestions to improve mediation performance.
Description: Settlement offers and negotiations take place every day. However, many negotiators don’t realize that they may be falling in a malpractice or ethical negotiation trap or pitfall when they make or accept certain offers. Learn about ethical and malpractice implications from a variety of negotiating scenarios.
Description: So you’ve inherited a client from another attorney. How do you handle the fee situation? This program will discuss the concerns of those attorneys who find themselves in a situation where multiple attorneys handle a single client matter, common ethical issues that frequently crop up in fee-sharing situations, and how to perfect liens in these types of circumstances.
Description: As the state of California becomes more diverse, so do persons charged with criminal offenses that may affect their ability to become lawful citizens in the future or to remain in this country. This primer on the relationship between criminal and immigration laws offers key strategies to minimize the immigration consequences of criminal offenses and convictions.
Description: Keeping up with changing employment laws of each country around the world is hard. Avoiding the most common practical mistakes internationally is even harder. This program will provide a comprehensive update of employment laws around the world, and will review the top ten bell ringers to avoid from 2011.
Description: “Be Prepared” is a great motto for lawyers as well as Boy Scouts, yet most firms lack a succession plan. Learn the logistics, economics, and ethics of succession planning, as well as the best ways to handle the difficult conversations, decisions, and dynamics that are part of the planning process.
Description: Back by popular demand – Faith Pincus will present this essential workshop on public skills. “There’s always room for improvement” and a lawyers’ public speaking skills should be at the top of that list. Learn ways to improve your presentation skills, and how to use your voice, words and body to enhance your legal presentation style.
Description: Proposition 26 requires a two-thirds vote of both houses of the Legislature to approve "regulatory fees" unrelated to a regulatory program, and limits local governments' authority to levy new fees. Learn about the significance of the new definition of “tax,” exceptions which will not require voter approval, and impacts on local government that will prevent the enactment or increase of regulatory fees that do more.
Description: Representing landlords or tenants in eviction proceedings can be challenging, fun, and rewarding. Because time is always of the essence to landlords, the skilled practitioner must quickly become aware of the unique facts and circumstances of each case. Learn the basic landlord-tenant “nuts and bolts of evictions” class will cover most essential aspects of the typical residential eviction process beginning with the important client interview, preparation and service of notices to terminate, through to completion of the Unlawful Detainer lawsuit and the processing of the actual Sheriff “lock-out”, security deposit statement requirements, money judgment collection, and damage claims.
Description: Trusts and estates attorneys need to be up-to-date on the law in order to provide accurate advice. Hear about recent developments in California’s statutory and case laws and federal tax laws.
Description: Learn how to counsel debtors who are trying to decide whether to stay the course and reorganize and repay, or whether to opt for Chapter 7 liquidation and restart. Proponents of each approach will help identify the factors that most matter. What the client asks for may not be the best approach.
Description: Learn the ten ways commercial policyholders most frequently "leave money on the table" when making claims under their liability insurance policies. Learn also the simple steps you can take to avoid these mistakes, protect your clients' insurance rights, and protect yourself.
Description: This program is full of tips and tricks for many of the issues and questions facing young attorneys when entering the work force. Topics include how to start working in a top law firm, gain years of experience in days, produce winning briefs with no experience, how to become an expert in your area of practice in the first 5 years of practice, and more.
Description: This program will cover types of insurance coverage for small practice individuals and businesses, how to complete the insurance application, and how to maintain protection into retirement.
Description: An update on the state of the law on screening attorneys to resolve conflicts of interest. Find out if all’s well that ends well with the Court of Appeals decision in Kirk v. First American Title. Is it much ado about nothing or everything? What should practitioners expect when dealing with these issues in the days ahead?
Description: Reviews juvenile dependency law and procedure, designed for the traditional family law practitioner. The session will discuss the life of a dependency case, from detention through dismissal. Special focus will be paid to dependency/family law crossover issues addressed in AB 939.
Description: This program will address privacy and employment law aspects of collecting and managing data commercially and in the workplace. Using California as a starting baseline, the program will compare and contrast laws in major countries around the world, and will end with practical do's and don'ts for multinational businesses.
Description: Electronically stored and transmitted information is both ephemeral and permanent, everywhere and nowhere, at the click of a mouse or a tap on a screen. Ethical norms change slowly, requiring wisdom in their application as truth evolves. Are you practicing in the right century?
Description: In National Audubon Society v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court held for the first time that the public trust doctrine applies in the water law context, and thus potentially limits the rights of water users when they divert or extract water in a way that may impair public trust values in source streams. This presentation will discuss the National Audubon decision and explain why the California courts may not have applied the National Audubon Society as an actual limitation on water rights.
Description: Because arbitration is a completely private process, counsel can design almost the entire process. The resulting custom-designed guidelines are unique to every proceeding. Learn what the guidelines design options are, and when and how to deploy them to greatest advantage.
Description: Complex, multi-forum litigation and internal investigations increasingly require California lawyers to work closely with foreign-based and foreign-raised co-counsel, opposing counsel and law related regulators. This panel will discuss how biases in the legal profession affect attorneys with an emphasis on cultural complexities and challenges, and offer ways to effectively deal with them.
Description: This introductory program will cover key California corporate and securities law issues affecting mergers and acquisitions transactions involving corporations incorporated or doing business in California. Panelists will discuss of fiduciary duties of directors of California corporations, shareholder approval and dissenters' rights, merger requirements, securiteis law considerations and use of fairness hearings in M & A transactions.
Description: Speakers will review prosecution and defense attorney discovery obligations pursuant to Evidence Code section 1054. An analysis of Brady v. Maryland and its progeny for what the prosecution must do to comply with the law, and what the defense should be asking for in its discovery motions.
Description: Litigation involving parties from another country or disputes over cross-border transactions adds another dimension to general litigation. This program will explore the issues and strategies that practitioners should be aware of when litigating such matters or when structuring international transactions.
Description: This presentation will provide a review of both the Pereira and Van Camp cases and principles. The presenters also will share detailed analyses of how these seminal cases may be utilized to meet the challenges presented by today’s economic realities. The course will provide analyses applicable to a broad range of fact patterns and circumstances and practitioners of every level of experience will benefit from the fresh perspective offered by the speakers.
Description: This presentation will demystify the Expedited Jury Trial Rules and explain how they are done, what forms are available, how to craft EJT agreements and how you and your clients can benefit from the new court rules. Hear from both plaintiff and defense counsel as they explain how they plan to use EJT and receive updated information on the current use of EJT.
Description: CEQA is an important consideration in project approvals ranging from residential and commercial developments, to energy projects, to local ordinances. This course will outline the basic steps in the CEQA review process, highlight litigation strategies, and offer an update on recent trends, legislation, regulations and case law.
Description: This session focuses on how to deal with an environmentally impaired property in bankruptcy. Learn if the debtor’s environmental liabilities are dischargeable, whether a buyer of impaired real property through bankruptcy incurs environmental liability, if a bankruptcy trustee incurs environmental liability on the debtor’s real estate assets, and what protections are available.
Description: This session will address ethical rules and considerations as they apply to lawyers providing loan modification services to distressed homeowners, and provide information from the State Bar's Loan Modification Fraud Unit about loan modification misconduct and foreclosure schemes. Panelists will discuss California Rules of Professional Conduct, SB 94 and other relevant authorities will be discussed.
Description: Although California registered domestic partners (RDP) are treated the same as married persons under state law concerning property and spousal support, they are not treated the same under federal law for tax purposes. This program will discuss a recent IRS private letter ruling concerning the tax reporting of community property income for RDP.
Description: This program will review the AME/QME process, joint letters versus position statements, what to tell the doctor, what documents to present, the regulations related to procedures and how to obtain additional panels. How to have your cake and eat it too!
Description: Their words may be saying one thing, but their body language is telling another story. Take away valuable practice tips for use during the negotiation process from this lighthearted session on how our physiology changes when we are untruthful, using such methods as body language, verbal communications and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
Description: The program focuses on selected topics in federal procedure with an emphasis on recent Ninth Circuit decisions. In the course of highlighting key developments in the law governing pleadings, motion and trial practice, and jurisdiction, panelists will share important practice tips and identify common pitfalls to avoid.
Description: Panelists will discuss common problems that arise when dealing with demanding or difficult clients as well as challenging client circumstances, and will explore ways to ensure that your professional responsibilities are met.
Description: Rhetorical theory is analyzed and applied to audience analysis of prospective jurors for both criminal and civil trials. Take away strategies and approaches to present yourself and your client in the most favorable way. Sample questions for both civil and criminal trials will be provided.
Description: Employers suddenly are being asked to confirm that foreign national employees are not subject to export control laws. This presentation will familiarize you with this area of the law and teach you how to guide your clients without subjecting them to potentially crippling penalties.
Description: This program will discuss the components of an adequate workplace investigation, the pitfalls of an inadequate one, and the use of experts on investigations to prove or defend against liability in employment litigation.
Description: Nearly 18,000 matters were reported to the State Bar in 2009. Learn from members of the Association of Discipline Defense Counsel about mistakes lawyers are making, and gain risk management tools to help you avoid becoming a “respondent” in State Bar Court.
Description: An overview of Penal Code 1170.9 which allows a veteran’s sentence to be mitigated where the offense is related to post traumatic stress disorder, brain trauma, military sexual trauma or substance abuse resulting from military service.
Description: The internet permeates all aspects of our personal and professional lives as attorneys. Learn the mechanics of websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Legally Minded, and Above the Law. Understand how the use of these sites implicates the formation of attorney-client relationships, client confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, the duty of candor, conflicts of interest, attorney advertising and solicitation, contact with represented parties, the unauthorized practice of law, interstate and transactional practice of law, and cybercrimes.
Description: Learn the “must know” essentials of the non-judicial foreclosure process, from the perspective of borrower, lender, trustee, and counsel. Get an update on 2011 foreclosure case law and legislative developments.
Description: Addresses significant recent changes in the law regarding gift tax, estate tax, generation-skipping transfer tax and capital gains tax, and the impact on estate planning and administration.
Description: Meet with the State Bar Office of Legal Specialization Director, and current certified specialists to learn how you can become a certified legal specialist in California. Start now to create your personal strategy to prepare for the 1-day legal specialization exam on October 25, 2011. Specialty areas include Admiralty/Maritime, Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Estate Planning/Trust/Probate, Franchise/Distribution, Family, Immigration/Nationality, Legal Malpractice, Taxation, Workers’ Compensation.
Description: A panel of law practice management experts and appellate specialists, civil and criminal, examines the joys and worries of solo practice. Topics include different business models, alternative billing, technology and practice management, ethical pitfalls, and risk management. This presentation is aimed both at existing solo appellate practitioners and lawyers interested in this type of practice.
Description: Learn the perils of the use and abuse of client funds. Speakers will cover which funds should or should not be deposited into a client trust account, when money should stay in a client trust account, and when it should be withdrawn? This program will include practical suggestions on proper client trust accounting, including compliance with record-keeping standards.
Description: Speakers from various practice settings, together with clients, will provide data and case studies on the changing market for legal services and describe how, through increased diversity, firms can access new markets and position themselves for success and growth of their law practices.
Description: This course gives the new lawyer or practitioner new to this field, and overview of the state and federal Endangered Species Acts. Topics will include how species get listed (or delisted), incidental take permits, reasonable and prudent alternatives, and more.
Description: A discussion on current issues related to real property transactions, including bid rigging in auctions, foreclosure rescue scams, mortgage assistance relief services, final rule and statement of basis and purpose, FTC File No. R911003, and application to California real estate brokers and attorneys.
Description: State Bar Chief Trial Counsel, James Towery, leads a discussion on the State Bar discipline system. Panelists give updates on the work of the State Bar Loan Modification Misconduct Task Force, and teach you how to avoid the discipline system, what to do if the State Bar contacts you, and how to handle foreclosures without getting into trouble with the Bar.
Description: A summary of 2010-2011 wrongful termination legal developments, guidelines, and best practices for separating employees, with a focus on small law firms and the small- to mid-cap companies they serve.
Description: This authoritative course covers the critical fundamentals of tax issues that arise in family law practice. As your clients face separation, divorce or support conflicts, they will rely on you to guide them through their family disputes. Understanding the tax laws as they relate to family law issues is fundamental in providing effective counseling.
Description: Outlines "best practices" for board governance including fulfilling board responsibilities; legal duties of no- profit boards; pitfalls for non-profit boards that can lead to negligence claims; case law and recommendations to minimize claims.
Description: An introductory course on the initial pleadings stages of a real property lawsuit. Panelists will cover the complaint, demurrer, motion to strike and answer. Learn about statute issues, delayed discovery rule, torts, causes of action and affirmative defenses, tactical decisions, relative costs and benefits and more. Leave the session with a punch list to start your preparations.
Description: Under Rodriguez v. Kline a plaintiffs' illegal immigration status may affect future loss of earnings claims in personal injury/wrongful death actions. Learn how to prepare a litigation strategy, from both a plaintiff and defense perspective, and the ethical considerations for plaintiff attorneys with undocumented clients.
Description: Obtain tips related to the authentication of various forms of electronic evidence, discovery requests intended to provide access to reliable electronic evidence, social media as a source of evidence, use of experts to access electronic data and testify regarding electronic evidence, and more.
Description: Intellectual property is, by its very nature, international in scope. This program will discuss a number of international hot topics in intellectual property law, which have global implications.
Description: When you drive a car, you look at your dashboard. What dashboard do you look at for your firm’s financial health? Firms living “paycheck to paycheck” are often on the verge of disaster. This program will look at the most important factors for a law firm’s financial health and offer tips for successfully running a practice.
Description: What lawyer hasn’t had a difficult client or faced an uncooperative opposing counsel? Often, these people can be so frustrating that it can ruin your law practice, and make you spend more time and resources. Learn proven strategies on how to handle difficult people, set boundaries, and enhance your effectiveness in communicating with them.
Description: This program will cover the basics of international estate planning from the perspective of a domestic trusts and estates practitioner. Learn how to spot hidden international issues as well as the basics of wealth transfer tax planning for non-resident aliens who own U.S. property.
Description: An introductory overview of important IP contractual issues that may arise when dealing with patents, trademarks, copyrighted works, and trade secrets in business transactions. This program will provide helpful suggestions for identifying and addressing a client’s IP contract needs, and for analyzing specific provisions in IP contracts.
Description: A practical overview of common issues, procedures and strategies to consider when bringing or defending a litigated matter in Probate Court, from evaluating a potential case and commencing an action to the evidentiary hearing and damages.
Description: An in-depth program on enforcement of court orders (support, equalization & fees), including wage assignments, execution & levies, affidavits of identity, EWOs, personal property liens, examinations and DCSS and SDU issues.
Description: Often, attorneys and their clients lack an understanding of technology, and are unclear about e-discovery rules and the risk of sanctions. This presentation provides an in-depth understanding of the process and how to stay on the right side of ethical lines.
Description: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, will discuss significant issues in federal constitutional law, using recent United States Supreme Court decisions as a basis for identifying trends and themes in constitutional law.
Description: Numerous substance abuse presentations provide statistics and facts about lawyers who drink. But what about those in the legal system who must deal with the substance-impaired attorney who does not voluntarily seek help, nor is compelled to get help by? This program addresses this provocative question and discusses the applicable laws and rules of professional conduct.
Description: Covers affirmative claims for recovery of monies that arise in the public setting, and how public entities can identify and successfully prosecute those claims. Topics will include how to procedurally position affirmative lawsuits, the ins and outs of contracting on a contingency basis with outside counsel, maximizing recoveries in major class action, and collection strategies.
Description: Email, social media, and videocam transmissions are becoming standard communication methods. But while electronic communications are becoming the norm, the attorney’s duties to maintain confidentiality have not changed. Learn how to properly protect yourself and your clients from unwarranted cyber leaks.
Description: Do you represent trustees? Do you know everything you should about trust accounting? This one-hour, skill-building program will strengthen your ability to counsel trustees with regard to their duty to account.
Description: During part 1 of the two-part program, panelists will cover recent developments in representing clients charged with DUI offenses, to include breath machine analysis and PAS, and direct and cross-examination of the arresting officer. Part 2 focuses on administration per se hearings, writs of review and more.
Description: Learn the procedural basics of pre-trial motion practice. Expert panelists will share their strategies and techniques for getting ir right the first time, and winning your pre-trial motion or successfully opposing team.
Description: This diverse panel of judges, lawyers, mediators, arbitrators and law professors will discuss practical strategies for eliminating bias and promoting inclusiveness in the legal profession, and address ethical obligations related to non-discriminatory conduct in the practice of law.
Description: Social media is taking center stage in the practice of law. Whether you are investigating or research or case, or learning about opposing counsel or the judge, social media has an impact in the courtroom. Learn how to use social media to your clients’ or own advantage, and understand the legal ethical implications or practicing law in the electronic age.
Description: Defendants in criminal cases often are defendants in civil cases, when victims sue for damages. Courts and attorneys are increasingly faced with questions about whether a victim can get both restitution and payment in a civil suit. Recent developments in this fast changing interplay between the parallel universes of criminal law and civil law provide surprising answers and new tools for civil and criminal practitioners.
Description: Recently, the global economy for business transactions has dramatically picked up. Attractive valuations coupled with enhanced financing availability have resulted in heightened deal flows. This program will cover the nuts and bolts of international mergers and acquisitions transactions, and will teach the essentials that you and clients need to know.
Description: Speakers will review asset and eligibility criteria for single and married applicants for long term care, domestic partnership and same-sex couples, and explore strategies based on new and proposed regulations implementing the DRA.