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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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Whistleblowers: Where We Stand with Internal Investigations and Corporate Policies/ Procedures (March 20, 2019)

Program Number: 2936 Presenter: Jennifer L. Berhorst, Esq. , Jennifer Kies Mammen, 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 **** In this program, of particular interest to in-house lawyers and litigators at public companies, our presenters will address developments under the SEC’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, including the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision favoring a narrow definition of “whistleblower” and proposed amendments to the whistleblower rules, and will offer practical tips in conducting internal investigations and reviewing company policies and procedures.

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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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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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Confidentiality and Context in the Workplace

Program Number: 2875 Presenter: Dove A.E. Burns, Esq., Benjamin A. Waters, Esq.

Courts have struggled for decades to define and enforce reasonableness in the context of NDAs. However, the legal debate over NDAs has only now entered public debate due to disputes amongst notable figures like Omarosa or Stormy Daniels. Further complicating is that the enforceability of these agreements is also affected by the United States Constitution, state Constitutions, and other state laws, as well as practices and Regulations of the various government agencies. The complexities are only exacerbated when you look at different employment contexts. Context and tailoring is key to the creation of enforceable and effective NDA’s.

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