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Legal and Ethical Issues in Capacity and Mental Health Law (05/12/2020)

Program Number: 3093 Presenter: Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

Lawyers should be familiar with the standards of capacity for specific legal transactions under relevant statutes and case law. This includes areas such as contracts, criminal law, executing advance directives and guardianship proceedings. We will discuss the “red flags” or signs of “diminished capacity” that a lawyer may observe in a client as well as the ethical guidelines for assessing capacity in accordance with ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Section 1.14. Last, we will explore the “Mental Health Legal Tool Kit”, offering creative legal solutions to difficult mental health issues.

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Discerning Derivative Claims – From Madoff to TelexFree (11/18/2020)

Program Number: 3086 Presenter: Evan T. Miller, Esq., Shane G. Ramsey, Esq.

This program will address the common problem of competing claims of creditors and bankruptcy trustees in ponzi scheme litigation. The program will give provide practice pointers and guidance to attorneys representing individual creditors and bankruptcy trustees and will offer best practices on how to navigate the issues presented in such ligation.

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Practical and Procedural Considerations for Domestication of Sister-State and Foreign Judgments in New York (06/25/2020)

Program Number: 3083 Presenter: Jason S. Giaimo, Esq., Chester Ostrowski, Esq.

As the name suggests, this continuing legal education program provides practical and procedural considerations for domestication of sister-state and foreign judgments in New York. The program focuses on both sister-state judgments entered after the defendant’s appearance, as well as those judgments entered on default, and the practical considerations associated with these different types of judgments. The program also addresses domestication of foreign country money judgments, as well as non-monetary judgments. The program aims to provide litigants with real-world, practical advice and tips in navigating the often-used, but murky procedural devices for domestication of sister-state and foreign judgments in New York.

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Conscience Exemption in the Supreme Court, Past and Present (08/05/2020)

Program Number: 3082 Presenter: William M. Pinzler, Esq.

For decades, the Courts, especially the Supreme Court, have been asked to balance the demands of people with sincerely held religious beliefs with the laws of an ordered society., Most recently religious conservatives have been pressing for a greater acceptance of their view that any kind of “sincere” religious belief should exempt them from conduct that they consider to interfere with those beliefs. This podcast and accompanying material will review how sincere religious beliefs have been examined during the 20th and 21st century, including claims of conscientious objection, with a focus on recent Supreme Court cases.

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The Shield Act: Are You Compliant (05/20/2020)

Program Number: 3077 Presenter: Nick Akerman, Esq.

On March 20th a new law in New York went into effect requiring all businesses holding personal data belonging to New York residents to institute specific data security measures. Known as the “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act" (the “Shield Act”), this new statute will be enforced by the New York Attorney General and mandates that a company must implement a number of “administrative, technical and physical safeguards” and appoint an employee to manage the cybersecurity program. Among other changes, the new law expands the definition of personal information and the definition of what constitutes a data breach. Failure to comply with this new statute authorizes the Attorney General to obtain statutory damages and the actual damages to consumers.

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The Conservative Case for Class Actions (03/10/2020)

Program Number: 3068 Presenter: Professor Brian Fitzpatrick, Esq.

In this program, Professor Fitzpatrick discusses his new book The Conservative Case for Class Actions (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Professor Fitzpatrick argues that conservatives and libertarians should prefer private enforcement of the law to the only viable alternative—more government—for the same reason they prefer other private sector solutions to problems. Although he thinks our class action system is not perfect, he gathers data to show that it is working much better than people think. At the end of this program, participants will: 1) understand the theoretical advantages and disadvantages of government versus private enforcement, 2) learn the data comparing government enforcement to class actions, 3) learn the data on how many class actions are meritless, how much attorneys are paid in class actions, and how class actions deter misconduct, and 4) understand class action legal doctrines and how they might be improved.

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The Courtroom is my Theater (03/24/2020)

Program Number: 3059 Presenter: Jay Goldberg, Esq., Alex Huot, Esq.

Trial Lawyers Need to Understand the Doctrine of Constructive Amendment of an Indictment and How the Failure to Do so May Result in the Conviction of Violation of a Defendants Fifth Amendment Rights. The Fifth Amendment guarantees defendant the right to be tried for only those offenses presented in the indictment returned by a grand jury. One must be careful to recognize when the evidence presented at trial proves a crime different from any one charged in the indictment. Do the jury instructions broaden the scope of the indictment by permitting conviction for an uncharged offense? Jury instructions may cure an allegedly amended indictment by limiting the charges on which the defendant may be convicted. A variance occurs when the evidence at trial proves facts other than those alleged in the indictment. How does one distinguish an amendment from a variance? Fifth Amendment rights are at issue.

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Key Issues and Best Practices for Proposal Preparation (04/22/2020)

Program Number: 3057 Presenter: Christian N. Curran, Esq., Zachary Schroeder, Esq., Anuj Vohra, Esq.

Experienced practitioners will walk through the lifecycle of a procurement from pre-proposal submission through award to arm you with the knowledge to put together a winning effort. The presentation will provide an overview of pre-award and post-award protest issues contractors should be aware of when preparing their proposals, as well as a discussion of key Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) decisional law involving commonly encountered protest grounds. Topics covered include: •How to utilize the question and answer process to your advantage •When to consider filing a pre-award protest •Maximizing credit for past and corporate experience •Impact of incumbency on proposal evaluation •Avoidance and mitigation of Organizational Conflicts of Interest (“OCIs”) •Handling key personnel departures •Steering clear of potential protests Find out what you can do to make yourself stand out from the pack and to avoid common errors that could sink your proposal.

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Understanding Your Obligations Under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (01/07/2020)

Program Number: 3039 Presenter: Daniel A. Cotter, Esq.

The Model Rules of Professional Conduct changed in the last few years to take a more proactive approach to privacy obligations for lawyers, especially when it comes to the use of technology and client representation. All states have adopted changes to Rule 1.1 and more than half the jurisdictions have adopted Comment 8 to Rule 1.1, which addresses an ethical duty of technology competence. Rule 1.6(e) also changed and comments in many jurisdictions were added to address confidentiality concerns. Recently, the American Bar Association issued Opinion 477, dealing with Rules 1.1 and 1.6(e) and confidentiality of email communications with clients. In addition to the ABA and other rule changes for lawyers, organizations such as the Association of Corporate Counsel have issued guidelines for clients to consider when dealing with law firms. Please join Daniel Cotter as he provides an overview of the relevant rules of professional conduct and the changes that have recently been implemented

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Newest Developments in Delaware M&A Litigation (01/08/2020)

Program Number: 3034 Presenter: Evan P. Singer, Esq.

In this program, attendees will hear about recent trends and developments in M&A-related litigation in Delaware and other jurisdictions, such as the shift away from Delaware Chancery Court and into federal district court, fewer “disclosure only” settlements, and the increased use of Delaware Section 220 demands and post-closing breach of fiduciary duty claims. The program will be of use to attorneys who are called on to litigate M&A-related claims, as well as transactional attorneys who advise parties about the risks of litigation following the announcement of a significant transaction.

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