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Clinical research studies conducted in the US are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended (secs. 201-902, 52 Stat. 1040 et seq. as amended (21 U.S.C. 321-392)). Throughout the research process, there are legal and ethical implications that researchers and doctors, clinical trial sponsors, and drug development companies must be aware of to successfully bring drugs and medical devices to the consumer market.
|In-House Management of Outside Counsel||
This session provides participants with tools and resources to help you shine in supporting your legal department’s outside counsel case/project evaluation and management. Learn effective techniques to match outside counsel to specific matters, as well as manage voluminous case/project work load with multiple outside firms and attorneys. We walk through each step in legal department analysis of case/project assignment to obtaining cost-efficient and timely results from outside counsel.
|How to NOT Practice Law||
As paralegals become more sophisticated – better educated, more highly trained, more committed to their careers and professional development – they can veer dangerously close to practicing law. As the profession moves forward and more organizations use more paralegals to do more substantive work, it’s important to define what it means to practice law and ensure paralegals recognize it and avoid it. This on-demand webinar will examine what paralegals can and can’t do, describe the practice of law, and use real world examples to guide paralegals along the right path.
|How to Maximize Your Value and Growth Potential Within Your Firm||
This on-demand webinar will provide practical advice and tips for professional development and career advancement. Learn how to efficiently communicate and market yourself to make an impact and raise your profile. Learn how to maximize your value and minimize your chances of being told no. Whether you are new to the legal field or stuck in a rut, this webinar will prepare you for the next step in elevating your career to the next level and reach your professional goals.
|How to Handle Your Lawyer(s)||
An attorney’s perspective on paralegal coordination in the modern law office.
|How Online ADR and Jury Research Saves Time and Money, with Better Outcomes||
Online connectivity has transformed every facet of our lives. Technology shortens our commutes, connects us with people far away, and gives us unlimited cat memes... yet many areas of litigation remain untouched - and unimproved - in the way that other parts of our lives have. First Court has leveraged technology to improve two costly and time-intensive practices - mediation and jury research.
|How Bias Plays a Role in Wrongful Convictions||
Various causes of wrongful convictions will be discussed showing how each cause can be linked back to some sort of bias. Various cases will be used during the presentation to demonstrate this.
|Hearsay and Confrontation Clause||
This course will cover hearsay from A-to-Z. We'll begin by defining hearsay: what it is, where it lurks, and how to spot it. We will examine the basic rules on its admissibility, as well as the policy reasons behind those rules. We will then discuss the most common ways to avoid the ban on hearsay evidence, including using out-of-court statements for non-hearsay purposes, finding exclusions from the rule against hearsay, and applying the exceptions found in the Federal Rules of Evidence.
This on-demand course will cover the most commonly utilized nonimmigrant category that authorizes employment for professional foreign nationals in the United States, the H-1B Petition. This course will include a discussion about the important H-1B qualifying requirements and an explanation on how to prepare an H-1B documentation. This course will also encompass topics such as common obstacles of legal teams, prevailing wage issues, the H-1B cap, and the implications of non-compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s H-1B Labor Condition Application.
|Global Rule of Law – Judicial Independence in the Age of Tribalism||
Words matter – the entire world is experiencing a political spasm that goes by various names such as nationalism, populism, or tribalism. There are likewise multiple explanations for how apparently positive trends of globalization and democracy have morphed into patterns of corruption and autocracy. These developments seem to coalesce in a global yearning for strong leaders who at the extreme can threaten the very structure of their governing systems and legal institutions.