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Get Smart on the Law of Smart Contracts (April 3, 2019)

Program Number: 2959 Presenter: James Gatto, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. If the online purchase button is not showing, then the on-demand program is not yet available. **** Smart contracts are an important tool that will help drive the commercialization of blockchain technology. Smart contracts are code that run on a blockchain to automate transactions and other activities. In some cases, they are intended to be a standalone “contract.” In others, they will be used to implement business terms of a separate written contract. One of the characteristics of smart contracts is that they can be programmed to automatically provide a remedy in the event of a default, without the need for lawyers, judges or juries. The enforceability of and legal issues with smart contracts are just starting to receive the attention they deserve. This webinar will explore these

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Common Pitfalls of Fiduciary Duties of Officers and Directors and How to Avoid Them: Essential Guidance for In-House and Corporate Counsel (June 4, 2019)

Program Number: 2954 Presenter: Megan Lopp Mathias, Esq. - Lopp Mathias Law

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. If the online purchase button is not showing, then the on-demand program is not yet available. **** Megan Lopp Mathias will present information on the fiduciary duties of officers and directors, as well as members and managers of a limited liability company. The presentation will include common pitfalls made by officers and directors and tips on how to avoid them. In-house and corporate counsel will gain insight on how to navigate the sometimes complex arena of fiduciary responsibilities

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Restraining Former Employees from Improper Use of Confidential Information and Enforcing Non-Competition Provisions (April 9, 2019)

Program Number: 2953 Presenter: Megan Lopp Mathias, Esq. - Lopp Mathias Law

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. If the online purchase button is not showing, then the on-demand program is not yet available. **** Megan Lopp Mathias will present information geared toward in-house counsel to assist in the protection of confidential and trade secret information, as well as tips on how to restrain former employees from using confidential information. The presentation will include information about the elements of what constitutes confidential and trade secret information and cases that describe the elements of enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants such as non-competition provisions and non-solicitation provisions.

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Securities Regulations Applied to Security Token Offerings

Program Number: 2950 Presenter: Marc Boiron, Esq.

Offerings merged in 2018 to give us security token offerings, the application of securities laws to security token offerings have created uncertainty for issuers. The confusion exists around the actual security being issued, how it can be issued and how it can be traded after being issued. Understanding the current state of security token infrastructure is key to understanding how companies issuing tokens will comply with securities laws. No new securities laws exist for security tokens but the boundaries of existing securities laws are being tested.

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Is Mediation the New Jury Trial? Approaches and Strategies to Effective Mediation (May 17, 2019)

Program Number: 2947 Presenter: Anthony (Tony) Rospert, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. If the online purchase button is not showing, then the on-demand program is not yet available. **** Over 90% of cases settle before trial as parties are seeking quicker and less expensive ways to resolve disputes. Indeed, it is clear that one of the reasons for the decline in trials is that mediation has assumed a greater role in resolving lawsuits. In order to prepare for this “new normal,” lawyers need to refine their trial skills to represent clients effectively at mediation. But like jury trials preparation for mediation is critically important to the overall success of the process. In this program trial attorney Tony Rospert will provide a practical guide to preparing for mediation and address best practices, including strategies in selecting the right mediator, providing an opening

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“Divorcing” and How do You Handle Children with Special Needs (April 24, 2019)

Program Number: 2914 Presenter: Madeline Marzaon-Lesnevich, Esq., Francesca O'Cathain, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. If the online purchase button is not showing, then the on-demand program is not yet available. **** Children with special needs require special attention by all professions when their parents are separating or divorcing. This program “Divorcing and How do you Handle Children with Special Needs!” will address the specific and unique needs of handling a divorce with children with special needs. This program will touch on the psychological issues that play a role in determining parenting and custody plans, as well as the specific financial issues, such as child support and eligibility for federal and state services. Over the last fifteen years there has been a dramatic rise in the recognition and treatment of children with special needs and with that, comes a greater need for all

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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

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 prepare for mediation? How do you avoid the common mistakes that a mediator may make? What strategies can be used to move

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How Does Employment Practices Liability Insurance Affect Your Employment Cases? What In-House and Outside Lawyers and Litigators Should Know

Program Number: 2740 Presenter: Ann Kotlarski, Esq., Judicate West

Good news: you were just retained to handle an employment dispute. You soon learn the employer has employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). How does EPLI impact the way that you evaluate, litigate, mediate, and try employment cases? Ann Kotlarski, a former successful employment and business/commercial trial lawyer, and currently a mediator and arbitrator, describes the ins and outs of handling EPLI covered claims, provides practical pointers, and addresses the legal issues that arise from the inception to the conclusion of an insured employment case.

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