This webinar explores the ethical obligations, and pitfalls, that surround the ABA’s Model Rule for Professional Conduct 1.1 with particular attention to comment 8.  “To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.”  

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 12:00pm

In this on-demand webinar, we will discuss the nomination process of a Supreme Court Justice and what the vetting process entails. Additionally, we will review some controversial Supreme Court nominations and the current appointment of Amy Coney Barrett. Lastly, we will review what “packing the court” means and the impeachment of a Supreme Court Justice.  

As part of a learning series designed to maximize effectiveness in trial presentation, this intermediate level course will provide essential tools to properly prepare for an upcoming trial in this new, ever-evolving virtual environment. The course will guide you through project management techniques as well as provide strategies to navigate the virtual workflow process. New key features and practical pointers will be explored to enable efficient data processing and document review in a remote platform.

This on-demand webinar will provide insight to multiple aspects of effectively managing your legal career. Whether you are new to the legal field or a dedicated and seasoned professional, the information presented will help you to develop a strategy and a plan to take your career forward, or to the next level, and achieve your professional goals. Career management includes being prepared for the unexpected, whether that is a serendipitous job offer or any undesirable change in your current job.

This on-demand webinar provides information about Nursing Home cases with respect to personal injury practice. Nursing home cases are an important part of any personal injury practice, both plaintiff’s and defense. The role of the paralegal is critical to evaluating, litigating, and trying a nursing home case. This course focuses on the plaintiff’s firm process, but much of the material overlaps with defense-oriented litigation. Critical questions and red flags will be identified to ensure that nursing home cases are properly evaluated before signing them up and investing firm resources.

This on-demand webinar will provide an overview of growing societal trends of social media, along with a discussion of private versus public information, and how social media blurs the lines. Consider the risks associated with social networking and if your clients are in danger. What makes social networking different: A look at some publicly poor decisions made through social media and what it could cost you. We will review the American Bar Association and State Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as other formal ethical opinions. What to consider in your discovery plan?

As part of a learning series designed to maximize effectiveness in trial presentation, this on-demand webinar will provide essential tools to properly prepare for an upcoming trial in this new, ever-evolving virtual environment. It will guide you through project management techniques as well as provide strategies to navigate the virtual workflow process. New key features and practical pointers will be explored to enable efficient data processing and document review in a remote platform.

Are there innocent people in jail? Are there people in jail who are technically “guilty” and yet are not morally or ethically culpable due to violence, coercion, desperation, low mental functioning or even poverty?  How do theories of punishment based on culpability comport with plea bargaining? Is imprisonment always the best option for achieving societal justice? This on-demand webinar deals with the theory, practice, and investigation of actual cases in which exoneration, commutation, and clemency are an issue. We look at the results of past “mercy” cases in an attempt to ascertain what

The vast majority of criminal cases (more than ninety percent) are resolved outside of the trial process through the plea-bargaining process ending in a guilty plea. Proponents of the current plea-bargaining system enshrined in the criminal justice system would argue that it allows criminal defendants options, saves time, saves money, and the criminal justice system would collapse without it. However, critics argue that the rush to resolve criminal cases through plea bargaining jeopardizes the constitutional rights of defendants, who may be pressured to plead guilty when they are not guilty

This on-demand webinar is an overview of the current threat landscape. It explains how hackers are gaining access to corporate (Legal) networks, identify risk factors, and discuss prevention and where the threats are originating from.

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