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The immigration law Form I-846 Affidavit of Support creates a potentially lifelong spousal support obligation. This presentations delves into this often overlooked contractual obligation and gives attorneys serving eligible immigrant clients the tools they need to...
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In this program, award-winning litigation attorney Alan Fanger shares valuable tips and best-practices on how attorneys can prepare a client for deposition.
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Forensic document examiners are often retained to determine whether a document has been altered. This presentation offers an overview to attorneys to different types of alterations encountered by document examiners and methods of detecting the alterations.
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Understanding how to effectively and efficiently enforce judgments can bring tremendous value to your clients. This program walks viewers through the steps of this tricky process, giving them everything they need to know begin collecting their clients' outstanding...
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This seminar uses case studies to illustrate methods of handwriting authentication. Cases include the Zodiac Killer and the 2018 Zahau v. Shacknai case that resolved whether Rebecca Zahau was murdered or committed suicide at the Spreckels Mansion on Coronado Island.
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In this program, cannabis attorney, Kimberly Simms, will discuss the key issues affecting California's newly reformed cannabis marketplace.
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This course provides an overview of the eviction process in California from start to finish, touching on common issues landlords face when filing an unlawful detainer case, and what to expect throughout the process,
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Human trafficking is global crisis. The International Labor Organization has estimated that there are 20.9 million victims worldwide. In this program, President of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Martina Vandenberg, discusses the state of human...
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This presentation offers an overview of the issues related to altered documents of all types, including email alterations, cut-and-paste signatures, and uncovering writing below a scribble-out.
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This program provides a general overview of Animal law as a focus for law practitioners in the United States, and updates lawyers on the recent legal trends coming from the leader in animal rights, California
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Part 2 of this introductory motions course focuses on the types of motions that civil litigators commonly encounter. The course presenter covers a number of valuable practice tips in filing and defending these motions.
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The separation of families attempting to immigrate into the United States has been a controversial topic. This course will cover the federal class action lawsuit filed by the ACLU to stop family separation and require the immediate reunification of separated children...
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A contested adoption can have enormous consequences on all the parties involved in the adoption process as well as the child who is subject to adoption.In this program, adoption attorney Colleen Quinn discusses the causes and consequences of contested adoptions, using...
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Studies have shown that a well-written motion has a significantly greater chance at success even apart from the merits of the case. Part 1 of this course focuses on the art of drafting and legal writing in order to make briefs more persuasive for judges and law clerks.
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Working with witnesses presents a minefield of potential ethical issues for civil and criminal litigators. Identifying and addressing these can be tricky, but mishandling them can lead to consequences such as sanctions and an undesirable outcome of your case. In this...
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As every experienced appellate attorney knows, there is much to consider and prepare for in order to successfully argue a case before a state or federal appeals court. In this program, appellate attorney Robert Fitzpatrick shares his top 25 rules for appealing appellate...
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Property Assessed Clean Energy Programs (PACE) are fraught with predatory lending practices and lead to frequent foreclosures. This program helps attorneys understand how to protect their PACE clients.
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Medical marijuana is a new area of law in the U.S. The fluctuating state of the law breeds new ground for product liability claims, complicated by the fact that cannabis is still illegal under federal law. This program helps attorneys understand spot potential MM claims...
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Attorneys and judges encounter the issue of goodwill in closely held businesses in a number of legal contexts. In part two of this course, business valuation expert Michael Sack Elmaleh will drill down to the economic substance of enterprise goodwill from both the...
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Borderline Personality Disorder is among the least understood, and yet perhaps the most important mental health issues for criminal defense lawyers. In this course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver delves into criminal mitigation strategies for the client...
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Retention and preservation of data can be tricky, especially in the digital world. In this program, e-discovery expert Kenneth Rashbaum will help you navigate the current state of the law, covering topis such as spoliation, legal holds, sanctions, international issues,...
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Convincing a judge to agree with your position can be a tricky task. This program will teach you how to advocate for your client before a judge using effective and concise written and oral argument techniques.
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Information management is a heavily regulated but often overlooked area of law. Statutes such as Sarbanes-Oxley impose heavy sanctions and even imprisonment if proper steps are not taken to ensure compliance. In this program, information governance expert John Isaza...
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Be prepared when an ERISA case walks through your door. In this program, ERISA attorney Russell Petti will take you through the fundamentals of ERISA litigation from beginning to end.
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This course provides an overview of criminal mitigation to criminal defense lawyers, and reviews various humanizing processes that a criminal law attorney can utilize to better advocate for his or her client. Both experienced and novice lawyers will gain important...
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Mediation advocacy success requires mastery of its own set of skills. In this program, seasoned mediator Tim Warner shares his nine steps for developing these skills and achieving a great outcome for your client through mediation.
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Lawyers must often counsel clients on life insurance for buy-sell agreements, estate tax, and other matters. In this program, viewers will learn about several key issues of life insurance that agents probably won't tell you, including details about term insurance,...
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Settling an employment dispute is generally much less costly than litigation. There are many factors to consider in settlement negotiations for both parties, and many procedures that should be followed to effect settlement. In this program, Washington D.C. employment...
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This 1-hour ethics program covers key ethical issues all litigators should be familiar with, including ethics in e-discovery; online investigations of parties, witnesses, and jurors; and ethics in settlement negotiations.
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Writing effective motions can make or break your case. In this program, Randall Christison takes viewers through a number of examples and exercises illustrating common mistakes in writing and tips for persuading judges.
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Title IX is a rapidly evolving piece of federal civil rights law. This program covers the key aspects of litigating a Title IX case and the most recent Title IX cases that attorneys practicing in this area need to be familiar with.
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Title IX, the landmark federal civil rights law prohibiting sex discrimination in schools and other educational programs, has undergone a significant metamorphosis through its interpretation by the courts since its adoption in 1972. In this program, Title IX Attorney...
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Bias is a human trait that exists in all people. In the courtroom, the ability to recognize your biases and the biases of your opponent can win or lose your case. This program will teach you how to think differntly about your interpretation of evidence and combat...
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Bias in the courtroom is a prevalent problem. Bias exists in all people. The ability to recognize your biases and the biases of your opponent can save or lose your case. This presentation introduces the four forms of courtroom biases plus expert witness bias. You learn...
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A satisfactory result in litigation often hinges on a proper business valuation. In part II of this comprehensive 3-part series, author and valuations expert Jay Abrams introduces litigators to the key valuation methods they need to be aware of.
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Deciding whether it is worth your time and expense to take on a medical malpractice case can be difficult. In this program, you will learn how to evaluate and screen such a case, from the initial client interview to building a medical chronology. You will also get...
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The decision whether to use an expert and what type of expert to use during employment discrimination litigation can mean the difference between win and lose. In the program, attorney and expert witness Amy Oppenheimer walks viewers through the issues involved in using...
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With the death of Justice Scalia and the resulting empty seat on the bench, 2016 shaped up to be one of the more interesting Supreme Court terms in recent history. Join Robert Fitzpatrick as he talks about the current makeup of the Supreme Court, discusses trends in the...
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This seminar introduces the legal professional to methods for interviewing a prospective document examiner, or other prospective expert witness.
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Understanding legal compliance and risk for healthcare organizations is critical in avoiding civil and criminal liability. This program will instruct healthcare attorneys how to spot such issues, focusing on out-of-network billing issues. Other topics include ERISA...
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In 2016, Congress enacted the most significant trade secret reform legislation in several decades. Join Robert Fitzpatrick as he dissects the Defend Trade Secrets Act taking us through its principal provisions and highlighting areas that attorneys need to be...
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The 2017-2018 Supreme Court has resulted in several big cases that will no doubt have lasting implications. Join Robert Fitzpatrick as he summarizes some of the key cases of the term and makes some predictions about where the court is headed next.
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Get an update on some common ethical traps facing litigators and in-house counsel. Presentations include: The Convergence of Ethics and Bad Faith; Ethical Morasses Facing In-House Counsel Managing Litigation; Disqualification of Trial Counsel; and How to Keep Your Head...
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The law of fiduciary duties has been around for a very long time, and incorporates contract, property, and tort law. This program presents the basic outline of fiduciary law, and will help viewers understand its elements, where it fits in the overall architecture of the...
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The 2016-2017 Supreme Court resulted in several historic decisions and saw new justice, Neil Gorsuch, making his mark right out of the gate. Join Robert Fitzpatrick as he presents his annual summary of the key cases and decisions handed down by the highest court in the...
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The United States is one of the top countries in the world in incentivizing charitable donations. In this program, Kent Seton will unravel the key charity fundraising and solicitation rules and issues that practitioners commonly face with their business clients and in...
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Many attorneys, particularly in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice, struggle to understand the injury their clients have suffered. In this course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver provides for the lawyer a useful and humanistic tool to better...
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The opening statement is a litigator's first opportunity to tell the jury their side of the story. In this program, defense attorney and Trial Advocacy professor, Julia Jayne, will cover the key points of opening statements, such as theme development, effective...
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While there hasn't been much legislative action on Capital Hill since the 2016 election, the new administration has been busy making major changes to rules, regulations, and guidelines affecting workers and employers in the U.S.. In this program, Washington D.C....
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A satisfactory result for you client often hinges on a proper valuation. In part I of this series, author and valuations expert Jay Abrams gives attorneys a primer on the infrastructure of valuation.
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The successful enforcement of international arbitration awards requires careful navigation of both domestic and international law. In this program, Neil Popovic will lay out the legal details, practical considerations, and recent developments in international...
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A legal case can present a myriad of complex medical issues. In this unique CLE program, litigator and former Registered Nurse, Susan Ramsey, demystifies these issues, covering the basic concepts of Medical Malpractice and providing helpful tips on evaluating medical.
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This course uses techniques developed by nonlawyer professional writers to enable lawyers to take complex, multi-issue matters and organize them quickly, logically, and systematically.
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Join credit damage expert Georg Finder will walk you through the nuts & bolts of credit damage. Among the topics discussed are the foundational documents needed to prove damages, navigating the credit report, investigating the damage, and choosing the right expert.
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There are a number of ethical landmines to consider before making statements to the media. In this program, you'll learn about what you can do to communicate with the media in an effective and ethical manner.
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Although economic damage has been a comprehensible for over 100 years, litigators still struggle to fully understand it. In this program, viewers will learn about identifying and recovering damages for credit reputation from one of the nation's leading credit damage...
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Bias in litigation is a prevalent problem. The ability to recognize your biases and the biases of your opponent can affect the outcome of your case. This program will help you overcome yours and make you a better litigator.
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In recent years, doctors are beginning to be held legally accountable for the opiate-related deaths of their patients. This program will look at what this trend means for lawyers, and will help lawyers optimize the medical records pertaining to these cases.
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The 2015 Term of the United States Supreme Court was a monumental one. In this program, Robert Fitzpatrick, recognized as one of the nation's leading employment law attorneys, provides a summary of The Supreme Court 2015 key decisions and their practical implications.
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Join Washington, D.C. employment law attorney Robert B. Fitzpatrick as he analyzes the key decisions handed down by the 2013/2014 Term United States Supreme Court. Cases covered include Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, Harris v. Quinn, Lane v. Franks, and many more.
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Mediation clauses in construction contracts have risen in popularity in recent years. As a result, construction law attorneys must have a keen understanding of the mediation process. In this program, San Francisco construction attorneys Alan Wilhelmy and Joe Moore walk...
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In this program, risk management expert Tom Taormina will introduce his method of the “thinking outside the globe” approach to proving or disproving the appropriate standard of care, a method proven to create more scientific and less subjective testimony in products...
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