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A FISA Primer- Everything You Didn’t Know, You Didn’t Know

Program Number: 2878 Presenter: George W. Croner, Esq.

Electronic surveillance represents the most important foreign intelligence collection tool available to the U.S. government. Correspondingly, the ability to surveil constitutes one of those activities most susceptible to abuse by a government against its citizens. For years, electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes was considered an exclusively Executive Branch authority, and every president from Franklin Roosevelt to Richard Nixon authorized its use. When serious abuses by U.S. intelligence agencies were revealed during congressional hearings held in the aftermath of Watergate, Congress reacted by passing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act which, for the first time, subjected foreign intelligence electronic surveillance conducted in the United States to a statutory regimen that included approval by a newly created Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Today, there is more discussion, and controversy, about FISA than at virtually any other time in its history. This program is going to discuss the evolution of the use

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Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain and Digital Currency Law

Program Number: 2873 Presenter: John Rafferty, Esq.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are unique from other currencies in that they exist on a continuously growing, immutable database, that when linked together, form a blockchain. Cryptocurrencies are largely decentralized and as such, are subject to competing regulations. This raises some interesting legal issues, especially with regard to the recovery of lost assets. In 2018, individuals around the world are using hundreds of different cryptocurrencies to pay for coffee, new homes and even legal services. But blockchain-use cases are not limited just to cryptocurrency. Increasingly, blockchains are being used for supply-chain management, intellectual property, fraud detection, regulatory compliance, audits, data storage and even smart-contract creation.

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The Art of Argument: Using the Pixar Storytelling Formula to Persuade Judges and Jurors

Program Number: 2872 Presenter: Anthony (Tony) Rospert, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Most successful trial attorneys use storytelling as a way to persuade judges and jurors. Stories have the ability to engage triers of fact in a way logic and case law alone never could. In this program, trial attorney Tony Rospert will take you “to infinity and beyond” by providing an overview of the importance of storytelling for trial attorneys, a description of the Pixar story formula, and examples of using the Pixar formula in trial briefing, opening and closing arguments to help you create a more compelling narrative.

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Defending the Client’s Deposition

Program Number: 2870 Presenter: Francisco (Frank) Ramos, Jr., Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** The client has been served with a notice of deposition for her upcoming deposition. How does she prepare? This presentation will discuss: How to prepare the client to use case themes and theories at her deposition How to avoid making unfavorable admissions The Do’s and Don’ts of testifying at deposition The process of getting ready for deposition The “speech” attorneys should give their clients about their deposition How to conduct a mock cross examination What to do at trial

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How Choosing People in Every Day Life Helps Choosing Jurors during Jury Selection

Program Number: 2860a Presenter: Alan Tuerkheimer, Esq.

We choose people every day. A partner, a babysitter, an employee, a date. Many of the skills we have as “non-lawyer people” when interacting with people and making decisions are also helpful when selecting a jury. Many times lawyers forget that picking a jury involves many of the same communication and decision-making skills used in everyday life. This seminar helps lawyers the next time they have to choose people in life and during jury selection.

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Mediation in Construction

Program Number: 2850 Presenter: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP

Construction disputes in general, and construction mediation in particular, can be extremely complex, with multiple parties, multiple claims and a host of engineering, scientific and accounting issues. This program addresses the often-complex process of construction mediation, from start to finish, including timing for mediation, choice of mediator, information exchanges, pre-mediation submissions, opening statements, the mediation process itself, and completion and implementation of a mediated settlement. The program identifies the varieties of mediation systems and strategic options in the choice of mediation; it also outlines a process for organization and strategy during the course of mediation, including methods to respond to impasse in negotiations.

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Effective Evaluation and Mediation of Discrimination and Employment Cases: Practical Pointers for Promoting the Process and Avoiding Pitfalls to Resolution

Program Number: 2845 Presenter: Ann Kotlarski, Esq. - Ann Kotlarski Mediation

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Litigating employment claims can be risky, time consuming and expensive for the parties. An increasing trend in employment cases involving claims for discrimination, retaliation and harassment is to resolve those matters well before trial—often before any dispositive motions are filed or significant discovery is conducted. However, important questions arise, such as: When is the most effective time to mediate such claims? Can the plaintiff’s and defense counsel effectively evaluate a case in the early stages in order to make early resolution meaningful? What does it take to evaluate these types of cases in terms of liability, damages and settlement value? What role do non-monetary factors play in evaluation and resolution? What factors should the parties consider in selecting a mediator? What is the best way to

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How to Use Social Media for Rainmaking Success (Without Losing Your License to Practice Law)

Program Number: 2844 Presenter: Jaimie B. Field, Esq.

Social Media is here to stay. There are more than 330 million active users monthly on Twitter. Facebook has 1.5 BILLION active monthly users. LinkedIn has 546 million registered users of which almost 1/3 are in the United States. YouTube boasts that they have 1 BILLION users and more than 400 hours of video are uploaded every minute! (Statistics provided by DMR) Then there is Blogging, Pinterest, Instagram, Snap Chat, and new social sharing sites being created every day. You can connect with potential clients and referral sources to grow your practice as long as you know how to use it. • What is Social Media? • The difference between Social Media and Social Networking • How to use these platforms to get more referrals and clients • How to manage your time on Social Media so that the day does not get sucked away • What are the Professional Rules of Conduct that you need to know so that you

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The Associates’ Guide to Lifelong Rainmaking Skills

Program Number: 2841 Presenter: Jaimie B. Field, Esq.

Congratulations, you graduated from law school and have become a licensed attorney! And while many of the skills and the information you learned in law school are helpful in your day to day practice of law, the one thing they don’t teach in most law schools is business development skills. It’s time to learn now! The earlier you can begin to learn and use the Rainmaking tactics and skills taught in this seminar, the better your chance for creating the practice you would like. This seminar is for attorneys who have been in the practice of law for five years or less. It will teach you: • How to become a Rainmaker • How to work with your bosses to create a practice you love • What are the Rainmaking Tactics you can use now to begin to create a book of business • What does your social media profile say about

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The Opportunities and Dangers of Taking and Defending Corporate Depositions

Program Number: 2837 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. Retired

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Rule 30(b)(6) provides opportunities to depose corporate entities, opportunities that are subject to potential abuse. Join Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg as they focus on the opportunities and dangers presented by Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that allows for the deposition of corporate entities. Topics include preparing and responding to notices, selecting witnesses, asking questions, and defending witnesses. The program also addresses changes currently being considered by the Rule 30(b)(6) Subcommittee on Civil Rules.

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