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Medical and Recreational Marijuana in the United States - What’s the Story?!

Program Number: 2879 Presenter: Paul S. Peters III, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** With Fifty States having different positions and laws pertaining to the legal use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, some states and localities decriminalizing it, and the federal government still outlawing it; it is confusing to clearly understand where our country generally sits on the issue. This program will highlight the status of laws among the states, a brief history of the possible reason for marijuana being illegal in the first place, and the general rules and regulations of laws legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes and for medical purposes. In addressing medical marijuana, the program will touch upon the impact medical marijuana is having in the workplace from both the employee and employer perspective. The medical marijuana portion will focus on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act.

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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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Doing Bad by Doing Good: Managing Risks Surrounding Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Law Firms

Program Number: 2877 Presenter: Kenneth E. Sharperson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Corporations are selecting law firms that have active diversity and inclusion initiatives, and are working less with law firms that do not have verifiable programs enhancing the diversity of their law firms. In fact, Hewlett Packard (HP) states that they may withhold up to 10 percent of invoiced fees for failure to meet HP’s diversity standards. Specifically, HP requires firms to “field (i) at least one diverse firm relationship partner, regularly engaged with HP on billing and staffing issues; or (ii) at least one woman and one racially/ethnically diverse attorney, each performing or managing at least 10% of the billable hours worked on HP matters.” In order to obtain work from larger companies that support increased diversity, many law firms have created diversity initiatives in order to meet

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Confidentiality and Context in the Workplace

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

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** 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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What Legal Organizations Can Do To Combat Gender Bias

Program Number: 2874 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq. (2018), Andrea S. Kramer, Esq. (2018)

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Alton B. Harris was a founding partner of the Chicago law firm Ungaretti & Harris, now part of Nixon Peabody LLP. At Ungaretti and Harris, Mr. Harris served at various times as managing partner, executive and compensation committee member, and head of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, and he sits on the board of directors of a billion-dollar technology corporation. He has served as mentor, coach, and counselor to many businesswomen and persons of color, recently wrote with Ms. Kramer, “Taking Control: Women, Gender Stereotypes, and Impression Management” and their book, Breaking Through Bias.

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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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Attorneys Negotiating with Vendors, Including Product Evaluation, Contract Negotiation, and More

Program Number: 2871 Presenter: Matt Starosciak, Esq.

Whether you’ve been in private practice for many years, or are preparing to open your own law firm, maximizing the effectiveness of your marketing purchases is critical to success. But how do you know which products to buy? Are you sure you’re getting the best price from your sales rep? How do you determine which products and services to even spend time evaluating? This 1-hour CLE program will cover the most important aspects of purchasing law firm marketing products and services, including: •Negotiating contract terms and pricing with vendors •Proven methods for evaluating marketing investment options (including the most important questions to ask) •How timing can make all the difference •Why guarantees are a problem •Identifying sales pitch techniques and using them to your advantage •The value of working with vendors that specialize in legal

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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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Training Your Organization for the Future of IP in AI

Program Number: 2869 Presenter: Drew J. Schulte, Esq

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** This program will discuss strategies for properly drafting patent applications geared towards artificial intelligence. In particular, the podcast will discuss strategies for how to train inventors to adequately describe their inventions, and how to properly draft applications in order to maximize coverage and avoid patentability hurdles.

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