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Ethics in Review for IP In-House and Corporate Attorneys

Program Number: 2912 Presenter: Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Ethics in Review for IP In-House and Corporate Attorneys - IP ethics issues don’t only arise in litigation. In- house and corporate attorneys must also be wary of conflict, disclosure, PTO compliance and other concerns. Anthony Lo Cicero of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein will discuss recent development in these areas.

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What It Takes to be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man: The Ethical, Professional, and Personal Costs of Confronting Gender Bias in the Courtroom

Program Number: 2906 Presenter: Lara Bazelon

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Today, women make up more than one half of all law school graduates. Yet they remain dramatically underrepresented at the top echelons of the profession. Two thirds of state and federal judges are men, as are 83 percent of elected prosecutors; less than one percent are women of color. In the majority of law firms, large and small, women make up only a fraction of the powerful inner circle: partners who bring in clients, lead litigation teams, and sit on powerful management and compensation committees. In the coveted position of first chair at trial, the number of women shrinks further. In this MCLE, law professor and trial lawyer Lara Bazelon explores the systemic gender bias exhibited by judges, opposing counsel, jurors, or the clients themselves that impedes women’s

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Doing Bad by Doing Good: Managing Risks Surrounding Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Law Firms

Program Number: 2877 Presenter: Kenneth E. Sharperson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Corporations are selecting law firms that have active diversity and inclusion initiatives, and are working less with law firms that do not have verifiable programs enhancing the diversity of their law firms. In fact, Hewlett Packard (HP) states that they may withhold up to 10 percent of invoiced fees for failure to meet HP’s diversity standards. Specifically, HP requires firms to “field (i) at least one diverse firm relationship partner, regularly engaged with HP on billing and staffing issues; or (ii) at least one woman and one racially/ethnically diverse attorney, each performing or managing at least 10% of the billable hours worked on HP matters.” In order to obtain work from larger companies that support increased diversity, many law firms have created diversity initiatives in order to meet

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What Legal Organizations Can Do To Combat Gender Bias

Program Number: 2874 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq. (2018), Andrea S. Kramer, Esq. (2018)

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Alton B. Harris was a founding partner of the Chicago law firm Ungaretti & Harris, now part of Nixon Peabody LLP. At Ungaretti and Harris, Mr. Harris served at various times as managing partner, executive and compensation committee member, and head of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, and he sits on the board of directors of a billion-dollar technology corporation. He has served as mentor, coach, and counselor to many businesswomen and persons of color, recently wrote with Ms. Kramer, “Taking Control: Women, Gender Stereotypes, and Impression Management” and their book, Breaking Through Bias.

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The Federal Rule of Civil Procedure

Program Number: 2866 Presenter: Judith Mogul, Esq., Edward M. Spiro, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** The 2015 amendments to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure placed renewed emphasis on proportionality in discovery and sought to address some of the burdens and complexity of discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). This program will look at how those amendments have played out in practical terms and discuss approaches and pitfalls in ESI discovery.

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Detecting Bias: Model Rule of Professional Responsibility 8.4(g) Viewed Through the Lens of Sherlock Holmes Movies and Television

Program Number: 2861 Presenter: Gregory R. Hanthorn, Esq., Daniel J. Merrett, Esq., Joanna Heiberg Sutton, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Hidden bias is difficult to root out. We are all incapable of completely impartially examining our reasons for acting; that’s why hidden bias is “hidden.” This CLE program seeks to explore differences between “bias” and “deduction and inference” through the innovative technique of following alongside one of fiction’s great ratiocinators – Sherlock Holmes. Using video clips from decades of Sherlock Holmes movies and television episodes our Moderator and Panelists will take you on a guided tour through ways in which Holmes, Watson, London and rural police inspectors and constables have either fallen prey to bias or avoided bias by thinking clearly. The end result? The program presents a series of positive and negative examples of interacting with the ABA’s amended Model Rule addressing bias and beyond.

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From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and The Hunt For Nazi Looted Art In America-Current Legal Controversies Over Nazi Art Looting

Program Number: 2857 Presenter: Raymond Dowd

Museums today acknowledge that significant amounts of Nazi-looted art may have found its way into collections supported by U.S. taxpayers. The United States and its Allies fought World War II, promising, in victory, to undo the horrors of Nazism. At Nuremberg, Nazis were tried based on international law, which, in turn was based on the Lieber Code, Abraham Lincoln’s Executive Order 100 of April 23, 1863 which forbid taking the cultural property of the enemy. In 1998, in the wake of District Attorney Robert Morgenthau’s spectacular seizure of two paintings by the artist Egon Schiele at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, forty-four nations gathered in Washington D.C. at the Washington Conference on Nazi Confiscated Artwork to agree that in cases of artworks, the true owners should be determined, regardless of statutes of limitations and that, where possible, artworks should be returned to their true owners. As recently as

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How to Use Social Media for Rainmaking Success (Without Losing Your License to Practice Law)

Program Number: 2844 Presenter: Jaimie B. Field, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Social Media is here to stay. There are more than 330 million active users monthly on Twitter. Facebook has 1.5 BILLION active monthly users. LinkedIn has 546 million registered users of which almost 1/3 are in the United States. YouTube boasts that they have 1 BILLION users and more than 400 hours of video are uploaded every minute! (Statistics provided by DMR) Then there is Blogging, Pinterest, Instagram, Snap Chat, and new social sharing sites being created every day. You can connect with potential clients and referral sources to grow your practice as long as you know how to use it. • What is Social Media? • The difference between Social Media and Social Networking • How to use these platforms to get more referrals and clients • How to manage your time on Social Media so that

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The Associates’ Guide to Lifelong Rainmaking Skills

Program Number: 2841 Presenter: Jaimie B. Field, Esq.

Congratulations, you graduated from law school and have become a licensed attorney! And while many of the skills and the information you learned in law school are helpful in your day to day practice of law, the one thing they don’t teach in most law schools is business development skills. It’s time to learn now! The earlier you can begin to learn and use the Rainmaking tactics and skills taught in this seminar, the better your chance for creating the practice you would like. This seminar is for attorneys who have been in the practice of law for five years or less. It will teach you: • How to become a Rainmaker • How to work with your bosses to create a practice you love • What are the Rainmaking Tactics you can use now to begin to create a book of business • What does your social media profile say about

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How Women Lawyers Can Help to Eliminate Bias, Improve Diversity and Inclusion, and Advance their Legal Careers Despite the Presence of Gender Bias

Program Number: 2834 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq. (2018), Andrea S. Kramer, Esq. (2018)

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Andie Kramer, partner at McDermott Will & Emery, and Alton B. Harris, partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, discuss the nature and extent of the achievement disparity between female and male lawyers, and why and how gender stereotypes and the biases that flow from them cause this disparity by preventing women from advancing in their legal careers as far and as fast as men. They then provide women with specific insights and communication techniques they can use to avoid or overcome these often subtle and unconscious gender biases. The program includes a discussion of the relevance of ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g) and ABA Resolution 302.

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