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Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations: Latest Developments for Corporate, Securities and White-Collar Attorneys (02/25/2020)

Program Number: 3048 Presenter: Evan P. Singer, Esq.

Today, corporations routinely conduct internal investigations, and those investigations serve a multitude of different purposes. In many circumstances, the corporation intends to conduct the investigation in such a way that communications will be protected by the attorney-client privilege and/or the attorney work product doctrine. Waiver of those protections, however, remains a possibility if the investigation isn’t designed and conducted with an eye to preserving privileges. In this program, Jones Day partner Evan P. Singer will (i) review fundamentals of attorney-client privilege and attorneys’ work product, including their application in ABA Model Rule 1.06 (Confidentiality of Information), ABA Model Rule 1.13 (Organization as Client), Federal Rules of Evidence 501, 502, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(3), as well as certain foundational cases, including Upjohn and In re KBR, (ii) discuss more recent cases discussing the application – and potential waiver of – attorney-client privilege and/or work product in the context of internal investigations, and (

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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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How to Manage and Address Burnout (01/10/2020)

Program Number: 3038 Presenter: Angela Han, Esq.

This program will discuss ways to manage and address burnout by looking at mental, physical, and professional health. Specifically, lawyers will learn how to find relief outside and during work that works for their own lifestyle and interests.

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Relationships and Conflicts—How Friendly Is Too Friendly? (12/23/2020)

Program Number: 30281 Presenter: Daniel J. Siegel, Esq.

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently issued Formal Opinion 494, “Conflicts Arising Out of a Lawyer’s Personal Relationship with Opposing Counsel,” which is intended to address which relationships between counsel require client disclosure and which do not reach that level. While Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.7 provides general guidance, the reality is far more challenging. This program will discuss the ethical and practical considerations lawyers confront, with colleagues who are friends, close friends, acquaintances, and those with whom the relationship is far more intimate.

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Helping Diverse Attorneys Thrive: Tips from In-House Counsel and Outside Counsel (12/01/2020)

Program Number: 30279 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Wesley D. Bizzell, Esq., Malachi B. Jones, Jr. Esq., Bonnie Lau, Esq.

Most law firms and corporate legal departments have had diversity-related initiatives for years, but these efforts have failed to develop and retain significant numbers of diverse attorneys. The pandemic and economic downturn threaten to derail the modest successes that have been achieved, but now is the time for law firms and legal departments to double-down on diversity and inclusion. Join the conversation with in-house and outside counsel as they discuss initiatives and share the experiences that have helped diverse attorneys thrive and have made a positive impact with their firms and organizations.

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Communication Techniques to Overcome Gender Bias in the Legal Profession (12/01/2020)

Program Number: 30242 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq., Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.

Andie Kramer and Alton B. Harris, authors of Breaking Through Bias (Second Edition) and It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace, discuss the nature and extent of the achievement disparity between female and male lawyers, and why and how gender stereotypes and the biases that flow from them cause this disparity by preventing women from advancing in their legal careers as far and as fast as men. Andie and Al provide lawyers with specific insights and communication techniques they can use to avoid or overcome these often subtle and unconscious gender biases in their legal practices. The program includes a discussion of the relevance of ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g), ABA Resolutions 10A, 108D, 300, 302, and ABA’s Mission Statement. I. Understand the pervasive nature of gender stereotypes with respect to women, men, families, work, and leadership II. Recognize how these gender stereotypes result in discriminatory biases that operate to

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Top Tips to Excel as In-House Counsel (09/25/2020)

Program Number: 30225 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Elizabeth Jin, Esq.

Making the transition from law firm to in-house counsel? Already in-house and want to be viewed as a trusted business advisor? This CLE is for you! In this energetic and informative session, we'll discuss the fundamental differences between law firm practice and in-house counseling. More importantly, we'll share actionable steps that you can take today to start building the trust of your clients and adding value to your organization.

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Effective Mediation Part 2 – The Art of the Opening Statement - What Should go into it and Should Your Client Speak (03/09/2020)

Program Number: 3020 Presenter: Leslie Berkoff, Esq., Elizabeth Shampnoi

Mediation requires different advocacy skills than litigation; such differences are highlighted in a mediation opening statement. A poorly prepared, adversarial opening statement can derail or even terminate a mediation before the discussion has even begun. However, a conciliatory and settlement focused opening statement geared towards collaboration and understanding sets the appropriate tone for the negotiations and mentally prepares all sides for reaching an agreement. Mediation opening statements require forethought and practice, with a conscious regard of tone, body language, and word choice, they should not be discounted as an important tool in the toolkit of a successful mediation. This program will explore the differences between opening statements in mediation and litigation; when mediation opening statements should be utilized; who should speak (i.e. client and/or advocate or both) and how to prepare a mediation opening statement strategically in order to advance your goals. The program aims to help advocates

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Ethics-Attorney Client Privilege for In-House Counsel (02/12/2019)

Program Number: 2948 Presenter: Carole Buckner, Esq.

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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What Organizations Can Do to Overcome Gender Bias and Obtain a Critical Mass of Women Leaders (12/10/2019)

Program Number: 29171 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq., Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.

Andie Kramer, a partner in an international law firm and Alton B. Harris, a founding partner of a successful Chicago law firm, discuss the stereotypes and biases that so often prevent women from advancing in their legal careers as far and as fast as men. Then, based on the Seven Step Process set out in their new book, It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace, Andie and Al provide organizations with practical, effective techniques and actionable steps they can use to overcome or eliminate the discriminatory conquests of these largely subtle and unconscious biases. The program includes a discussion of the ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g), various ABA Resolutions, and the Seven Step Program set out in It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace. I. Understand the pervasive nature of gender stereotypes with respect to women, men, families, work, and leadership II. Recognize how these gender stereotypes result

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