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Handling Death Cases in New York (12/04/2020)

Program Number: 30290 Presenter: Andrea Alonso, Esq.

There are two separate and distinct causes of action in death cases: survivorship cause of action and wrongful death. ● Survivorship cause of action belongs to the estate for decedent’s pain and suffering prior to death. ● Wrongful death cause of action belongs to distributees who have suffered pecuniary loss by reason of death. In any death case, there will be a unified trial. The Burden of proof is still the plaintiff’s, but not as high a burden as in death cases. For wrongful death damages, decedent’s estate is entitled to collect interest at the rate of 9% from date of death to date of judgment, governed by Section 5-4.2 of the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (hereinafter the EPTL). Join Andrea Alonso as she helps attorneys to familiarize themselves with the two distinct causes of action and what is and is not recoverable under each.

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Medical Malpractice Update in Pennsylvania 2020 (12/17/2020)

Program Number: 30288 Presenter: Clifford A. Rieders, Esq.

This highly regarded program given by Cliff Rieders over more than 20 years has not yet been done in Pennsylvania for 2020. The Annual Update of Medical Malpractice covers the leading cases not only in the last year, but also draws, typically, from the prior year or two of experience. Appellate court cases are naturally not decided in a vacuum and rely upon other recent decisions. The program is a fast-paced, concentrated, detailed review of the case law, simplified and accompanied by Rieders’ uniquely valuable PowerPoint. Unique to Cliff Rieders’ approach is the inclusion of significant Court of Common Pleas decisions and a discussion of trending topics.

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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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The Dram Shop Act: An Update (11/13/2020)

Program Number: 30272 Presenter: Andrea Alonso, Esq.

New York’s Dram Shop Act affords individuals who are injured as a result of another’s intoxication a cause of action against the party that unlawfully sold, provided, or assisted in providing, the alcohol to the intoxicant. The legislation targets vendors, usually a bar or restaurant, that sell alcohol to visibly intoxicated adults, and social hosts who knowingly allow minors to drink. Alcoholic Beverage Control Law §65 defines an unlawful sale of alcohol. It is illegal for any vendor of liquor to sell, deliver, or give away alcoholic beverages to any person who is under 21 years of age or “visibly intoxicated.” General Obligations Law §11-101 provides a right of action against a vendor who unlawfully sold alcohol to an intoxicated individual. In order to recover under GOL §11-101, a plaintiff must prove that the vendor unlawfully sold or procured alcohol for the intoxicant while the intoxicant was “visibly intoxicated” and

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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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Environmental Justice and Infrastructure Siting in the Black Lives Matter Era (10/07/2020)

Program Number: 30228 Presenter: Simone Jones, Esq., Emily P. Mallen, Esq., Nicole E. Noelliste, Esq.

The year 2020 has ushered in change and great uncertainty and also seen the mainstream emergence of the Black Lives Matter (“BLM”) movement. Although the current landscape is fluid and still evolving, it seems certain that the BLM movement and the attention paid to systemic racism endured by people of color will have tangible effects on environmental justice – long believed to be an aspirational goal, rather than a concrete compliance point. Sidley Austin LLP attorneys Emily Mallen, Simone Jones, and Nicole Noelliste will analyze the potential implications of the BLM movement on pipeline infrastructure planning and major facility siting. After providing a background on environmental justice, they specifically will discuss relevant cases proceeding in courts, matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and federal and state legislation. The attorneys also will provide meaningful ways that companies should consider engaging with communities of color and strengthening their partnerships with the communities they

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Practitioners Take Note: Don't Get Bitten by the Federal Tort Claims Act (10/15/2020)

Program Number: 30221 Presenter: Clifford A. Rieders, Esq.

The Federal Tort Claims Act is the way that the federal government is sued for negligence. There are many exceptions to the Act and a complex framework with respect to when an entity and its employees are deemed to be covered by the F.T.C.A. The law has also evolved dramatically as to when certain organizations, especially medical health care entities, receive protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Contributory negligence is different than most state law. Parts of the FTCA borrow state law, and for some issues “federal law” governs. The SOL, particularly in minor’s tolling, is unique. Who gets sued, who gets served and exhaustion cannot be ignored? This seminar will deal with the major issues concerning the Federal Tort Claims Act, including how one deals with it and how one can be bitten by the Act.

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Defending Sexual Abuse Claims in the MeToo Era (09/02/2020)

Program Number: 30189 Presenter: Alicia R. Kennon, Esq.

This program will provide attendees with a foundational understanding of the different types of sexual abuse/misconduct claims that can arise and some specific strategies that can assist in defending such claims. This is more than just a discussion of sexual harassment claims. It is designed to provide specific guidance and strategies that can be employed by attorneys and their clients today to defend current and future claims. Attorneys will get a broad level overview of the claims that can be alleged; the statutes of limitations for said claims; and some practical tools for prevention and defense of such claims.

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Attorney Self-Care and Caring For Others During COVID-19 (07/07/2020)

Program Number: 30168 Presenter: Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

The COVID-19 public health crisis has seriously affected the legal profession. Lawyers, judges, our clients and our colleagues are all struggling with stress, anxiety and fear during this time where our offices and courthouses are generally closed (or severely restricted) and we are relying on virtual platforms and other technology to practice. In addition to the difficulties of managing our law practice and client expectations, we are also juggling childcare and other responsibilities at home while grappling with a 24/7 news cycle and possible illness or death in our families. It is important to know what warning signs to look for in ourselves, our colleagues, and our clients as well as how to implement coping skills, wellness tips or other mental health resources such as Lawyer Assistance Programs.

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Getting Back to Work: What Employers Need to Know as Employees Return to Work (05/11/2020)

Program Number: 30135 Presenter: Douglas Bracken, Esq., Darren Harrington, Esq., Richard Hathaway, Esq., Andrea 'AJ' Johnson, Esq.

As the economy and businesses start to reopen, employees and employers are eager to get back to work. Employers are well aware of their general obligation to provide a safe work environment. In light of the COVID-19 virus many employers, however, have no idea where to begin. This presentation identifies and discusses key sources for employer guidance, common themes found in most of the guidance, and answers frequently asked questions. Armed with this information, employers should have the resources needed to develop a plan of action that works specifically for their business and employees.

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