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Programs are available online to all firms wishing to assist their attorneys in obtaining their CLE credits. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to obtain a coupon code for your firm. Once an attorney has completed a program, your firm will be billed $30 each for the cost of each certificate which will be issued as a download once the attorney has completed the affirmation for the particular program. CDs will be available for all programs upon request. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to purchase CDs for any course. Cost will be $95.00 per CD, plus shipping and handling.


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Emerging Issues in Business Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Claims (04/14/2020)

Program Number: 3099 Presenter: Christopher L. Pizzo, Esq., Eric E. Reed, Esq.

This program reviews what attorneys should know about forms of business insurance that may potentially apply to claims arising from the coronavirus pandemic. We will review parameters of insuring agreements and exclusions, arguments for and against coverage for coronavirus-related claims, emerging issues in coverage disputes, and recent legislative initiatives.

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Coronavirus and Contract Performance: Force Majeure and Related Doctrines (03/31/2020)

Program Number: 3098 Presenter: Daniel J. Brown, Esq., Shevon D.B. Rockett, Esq.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to exact a significant toll on economies and supply chains globally. When do such disruptions excuse contract performance? How can your business protect its contracts and mitigate risks? Drawing on U.S. case law involving Avian Flu and other contagions, Dan and Shevon take a look at force majeure and other related doctrines, including impossibility, frustration of purpose, and commercial impracticability to help answer these questions and give participants guidance on actions they can take right now to better guard against contract performance risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also discuss the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade’s newly instituted force majeure certificate application process

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Cyber Considerations in the Time of Covid-19 (03/27/2020)

Program Number: 3097 Presenter: Scot Lippenholz, Jena M. Valdetero, Esq

Please join data security legal counsel and a leading forensic investigator for an empowering discussion of cyber considerations for companies in light of Covid-19. Attendees will hear about recent Covid-19 cyber threats and how to address them, how in-house counsel can prepare for a data breach in a remote work environment, and how incident response teams can address the myriad legal issues arising from a data breach.

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The COVID-19 Workplace: Challenges Now and For the Future (12/18/2020)

Program Number: 30285 Presenter: Mary Gambardella, Esq., Lawrence Peikes, Esq.

The COVID19 pandemic has likely triggered some indefinite changes in the workplace, and statutory protections that continue through year end and beyond. In this one-hour presentation, Wiggin and Dana Employment attorneys will address issues relating to remote working arrangements, including ADA accommodations, wage/hour issues, and medical testing of returning workers. They will also touch on the types of claims already being raised by employees during the pandemic.

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The World Turned Upside Down: How the Pandemic Has Permanently Transformed the Legal Industry (12/02/2020)

Program Number: 30280 Presenter: Mike DeFrank, Esq.

The Corona virus has required virtually all businesses to re-think how they deliver services, and the legal industry is no exception. While a pandemic has to be the worst possible reason for any industry to evolve, the changes that the sector has embraced out of necessity will have long-term positive impacts on practitioners and their clients. Join Mike DeFrank as he explores what lawyers and legal consumers should expect in the “new normal”.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Lawyer's Ethical Responsibilities in a Rapidly Changing Legislative, Administrative, and Judicial Environment (11/12/2020)

Program Number: 30270 Presenter: Tiffany R. Hubbard, Esq., Hugh F. Murray, III, Esq.

Congress passed the FFCRA early in the COVID-19 pandemic and extremely quickly. Two components of the FFCRA – The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Family Medical Leave Expansion Act – impacted most employers in the United States, providing generous new benefits funded by the federal government and operated through public and private employers. Those two laws interacted with a wide variety of pre-existing state and some federal laws, as well as employer policies and subsequent statutory developments in the CARES Act. The USDOL came out first with guidance, then with emergency regulations, that interpreted the FFCRA laws. Some of these regulations were challenged in court, and in August a court struck several of them down. USDOL then revised and reissued the regulations to address some of the concerns raised by the Court. Lawyers practicing in this area faced a wide variety of challenges, not the least of which was assessing

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Paying the Piper: PPP and Related COVID and CARES ACT Enforcement (11/30/2020)

Program Number: 30269 Presenter: Michael Clark, Esq., Robert Hauberg, Jr., Esq.

This presentation will begin with a retrospective assessment of the CARES Act legislation and related regulatory measures promulgated by key federal agencies to implement this landmark law and provide needed assistance to businesses and individuals affected by the safety measures imposed by governments to protect the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the issues to be discussed are the types of enforcement actions that have been brought, civil and criminal, and the forecast for continued enforcement risks moving forward as new legislation is being contemplated to stabilize the economy and assist the public and businesses that have been suffering due to various safety measures that have impacted normal supplies and demand.

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Asking the Right Questions: How Corporate Boards Can Better Facilitate Racial Diversity and Respond to Race Discrimination and Harassment (11/16/2020)

Program Number: 30268 Presenter: Michelle Onibokun, Esq., Preston L. Pugh, Esq.

Even in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, recent headlines have been rife with stories about racial tension, incidents of violence, and civil unrest. Pressure is mounting for attorneys and corporate boards to facilitate racial diversity, promote a truly inclusive environment, and rewrite company policies to make it clear to internal and external stakeholders that there is no room for racial discrimination or harassment. This presentation will: provide examples of the right questions boards and counsel should ask to root out discrimination and harassment; provide tools to review and critique the efficacy of a corporation’s compliance policy as it relates to racial discrimination; and highlight lessons that corporate boards, in dealing with race discrimination and harassment, can learn from the #MeToo movement. Joyce Roche, a former Chair of a Fortune 100 company, will join the session to share her perspective.

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Sticking Points: What Employers Need to Know About Flu Shots And COVID-19 Vaccines (11/11/2020)

Program Number: 30266 Presenter: Phillip C. Bauknight, Esq., A. Kevin Troutman, Esq.

This webinar will provide a discussion of important legal and practical issues that employers should consider when deciding whether and how to implement a mandatory vaccination program, including shots for this upcoming flu season and for the inevitable COVID-19 vaccine once it is approved. What we’ll cover: • A General Overview of Vaccine Issues • Legal Landscape – Screening and Vaccinations *Issues Related to OSHA, the ADA and Title VII • Considering Accommodation Requests • Policy Addressing Vaccines Generally • Issues Regarding Mandatory Flu Shots • Anti-Vaxxers, Other Considerations? • May Employers require a COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Problems and Challenges in Federal Criminal Trial Practice Resulting From COVID-19 (12/03/2020)

Program Number: 30265 Presenter: Michael J. Engle, Esq., Ann Flannery, Esq., Peter Vaira, Esq.

This session will explore the challenges and novel legal issues arising in Federal criminal trial practice and procedure stemming from the pandemic. We will explore a variety of legal issues arising from COVID restrictions including challenges to the empanelment and activities of grand juries; difficulties in handling discovery practice and proposed changes to Rule 16 and the Jencks Act; limitations on defense investigation, client consultation and witness interviews; speedy trial concerns; motions seeking to ensure a fair cross-section of the defendant’s community in jury selection; effective advocacy in the courtroom with social distancing and mask wearing; as well as the proper preservation of appellate issues.

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