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Ethics-Attorney Client Privilege for In-House Counsel (Feb 12, 2019)

Program Number: 2948 Presenter: Carole Buckner, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** The program will cover important considerations regarding the duty of confidentiality, the attorney client privilege and work product doctrine, from the perspective of the in-house lawyer, including operating in dual roles involving both business and legal advice. We will also touch upon privilege in international communications and differences in privilege and confidentiality between states, and between state and federal jurisdictions. Finally, we will address email practices in light of the above.

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Class Action Settlements: Getting Approval to Get the Deal Done (May 16, 2019)

Program Number: 2935 Presenter: Redi Kasollja, Esq., Michael Thompson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** After months or years of hard-fought litigation, you’ve reached a settlement of a class action lawsuit. The settlement procedure, however, has more steps than your typical settlement. In this program, Michael Thompson and Redi Kasollja will guide you through the class action settlement process. From drafting the agreement through final approval, Michael and Redi will give you tips and alert you to pitfalls that will help you get through the class settlement process unscathed.

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Go Big or Go Home: A Primer on Multidistrict Litigation (March 14, 2019)

Program Number: 2934 Presenter: Redi Kasollja, Esq., Michael Thompson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** With the use of multidistrict litigation (MDL) on the rise, it is increasingly important for in-house and outside counsel to be versed in the basics of MDLs. The MDL process, however, can seem mysterious and daunting. In this program, Michael Thompson and Redi Kasollja will walk you through the fundamentals of MDLs, providing you tips and tricks that will leave you ahead of the curve.

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Achieving Success in 2019: 5 Tips for Success in Private Practice

Program Number: 2928 Presenter: Matt Starosciak, Esq.

Whether 2018 was your firm’s best year ever or one of the very worst, nothing provides more opportunity for success than a new year. But what are the steps you must take to ensure the upcoming year is exceptional from both revenue and career satisfaction perspectives? What are the simple tools and resources you can implement today to help achieve your goals? How do you set realistic objectives, measure what impacts success, and work through the tough challenges you’ll face in the coming 12 months? Celesq AttorneysEdCenter and Thomson Reuters is committed to the success of all attorneys in private practice and is pleased to provide the CLE titled Achieving Success in 2019: 5 Tips for Winning as a Private Practice by Matt Starosciak, one of the nation’s leading experts in law firm consulting and business development.

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Ethics & Copyright Litigation: What the Practitioner Needs to Know (Jan 17, 2019)

Program Number: 2911 Presenter: Raymond Dowd, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** Ray Dowd, author of West’s acclaimed Copyright Litigation Handbook and a partner in Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City will take us through the ethical pitfalls facing legal practitioners tackling copyright litigation. Appropriate for inhouse counsel, and private practitioners both seasoned and novice. Professional responsibility issues arise early in copyright litigation. The disciplinary rules of each jurisdiction impose a duty of professional competence. The combination of Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requiring attorneys to investigate and warrant the viability of claims and defenses with the Copyright Act’s potential awards of attorneys fees as costs to the prevailing party,

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Retainer Agreements: Ethics and Practical Advice for all Attorneys (Feb 21, 2019)

Program Number: 2902 Presenter: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** An attorney’s retainer (engagement) agreement is one of the most important documents used in a lawyer’s practice. The concept of a retainer agreement is simple, but the form and content of a well-constructed retainer agreement can mean the difference between a satisfied client and disciplinary committee referrals, and even claims of malpractice. This program addresses critical “do’s and don’ts” of retainer agreements, referencing Model Rules and other ethics guidelines, and suggesting practical solutions to common problems. Issues addressed include:• Who is the client?• What is the scope of representation?• What is the fee arrangement?• What about conflicts of interest?• What are “

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Ethics of Witness Preparation: Best Practices for All Lawyers (March 11, 2019)

Program Number: 2901 Presenter: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** Effective witness preparation is essential to successful witness testimony. But ethics rules constrain the methods by which lawyers prepare their witnesses to testify. This program outlines the legitimate goals of preparation, and the nature of applicable ethics limitations on the process. Topics include: · Protection of privilege· Coaching versus preparation· Correction of testimony· Payment for testimony· Corporate witnesses. Ethics authorities covered include ABA Model Rule 1.1 (competence); Model Rule 1.2(d) (counseling clients not to commit crime or fraud): Model Rule 3.3 (offering evidence known to be false); Model Rule 8.4 (conduct involving dishonesty); and Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) (deposition of corporation by representative).

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