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Mediation in Construction

Program Number: 2850 Presenter: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Jones Day

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Construction disputes in general, and construction mediation in particular, can be extremely complex, with multiple parties, multiple claims and a host of engineering, scientific and accounting issues. This program addresses the often-complex process of construction mediation, from start to finish, including timing for mediation, choice of mediator, information exchanges, pre-mediation submissions, opening statements, the mediation process itself, and completion and implementation of a mediated settlement. The program identifies the varieties of mediation systems and strategic options in the choice of mediation; it also outlines a process for organization and strategy during the course of mediation, including methods to respond to impasse in negotiations.

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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.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** 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

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The Opportunities and Dangers of Taking and Defending Corporate Depositions

Program Number: 2837 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. Retired

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Rule 30(b)(6) provides opportunities to depose corporate entities, opportunities that are subject to potential abuse. Join Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg as they focus on the opportunities and dangers presented by Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that allows for the deposition of corporate entities. Topics include preparing and responding to notices, selecting witnesses, asking questions, and defending witnesses. The program also addresses changes currently being considered by the Rule 30(b)(6) Subcommittee on Civil Rules.

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“Trial Skills: Impeaching a Witness” Witness Credibility in the Age of Trump: Does Lying Matter? 

Program Number: 2836 Presenter: Benjamin S. Fischer, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Witness Credibility in the Age of Trump: Does Lying Matter? The art of witness impeachment is time-tested trial tool to determine witness credibility in criminal and civil cases. In criminal cases, the government frequently utilizes the testimony of cooperating witnesses to secure convictions. In doing so, those witnesses acknowledge their past misdeeds, including instances of dishonesty and untruthfulness. While historically, prosecutors sought to brush aside those acts of dishonesty by emphasizing that those acts occurred before the witness entered into the cooperation agreement, in today’s environment, in which citizens are confronted with whether their politicians or media outlets are telling the truth, juries may be looking at a witness’s history of truth telling with very close scrutiny in making credibility determinations. This CLE will examine tactics

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Voir Dire: Skills and Techniques for Selecting a Jury

Program Number: 2835 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. Retired

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Trials are often won or lost based on the jurors selected. Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg continue their trial skills series, this time focusing on the steps to successful jury selection. The program, which will help you select the right jurors, covers use of themes and analogies to weed out jurors with an unconscious bias against your client or your themes.

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Cross Examination at Trial: The Art of Proper Questioning

Program Number: 2832 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. Retired

Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg continue their series on various trial and litigation-related topics by focusing on cross examination skills in questioning witnesses at trials or hearings. The program addresses issues such as the lawyer’s demeanor, the language and word choices used, the tone of voice, the phrasing of questions, and the way to measure the importance of questions asked of witnesses.

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How to Investigate #metoo Claims: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for In-House Employment and Corporate Counsel

Program Number: 2804 Presenter: Ann Kotlarski, Esq., Judicate West

Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace are high profile issues for all attorneys and conducting prompt and thorough investigations into a “#metoo” claim is essential. Join Ann Kotlarski, who provides a nuts and bolts discussion for conducting proper investigations that can convince a jury (and your client’s other employees) that you have done the right thing, including: determining what to investigate; formulating an investigation plan; conducting interviews; assessing witness credibility; documenting the process; making recommendations; remediating wrongdoing; minimizing the likelihood of retaliation claims and avoiding similar claims in the future.

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Direct Examination: Allowing Witnesses to Tell Their Stories at Trial

Program Number: 2748 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. - Partner, Jones Day

Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg discuss techniques for presenting the direct examination of percipient and expert witnesses to maximize the persuasiveness of that testimony with the fact finder. Topics include the form of the questions, various questioning techniques, alternative organization structures, and use of exhibits and demonstratives.

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How Does Employment Practices Liability Insurance Affect Your Employment Cases? What In-House and Outside Lawyers and Litigators Should Know

Program Number: 2740 Presenter: Ann Kotlarski, Esq., Judicate West

Good news: you were just retained to handle an employment dispute. You soon learn the employer has employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). How does EPLI impact the way that you evaluate, litigate, mediate, and try employment cases? Ann Kotlarski, a former successful employment and business/commercial trial lawyer, and currently a mediator and arbitrator, describes the ins and outs of handling EPLI covered claims, provides practical pointers, and addresses the legal issues that arise from the inception to the conclusion of an insured employment case.

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