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Steal or No Steal: Do’s and Don’ts for Litigators from February’s Impeachment Trial (04/14/2021)

Program Number: 3188 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Mark D. McCurdy, Esq.

Litigators persuade. Join award winning advocacy teacher and attorney Mark D. McCurdy for a fun discussion of the top 10 persuasion “do’s and don’ts” from February’s impeachment trial. We will “de-politicize” the proceedings and take a hard look at its teachings on which oral advocacy skills to bring into the courtroom, and which ones to leave outside.

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The Pernicious Myth of Conversion Therapy: A Historical and Legal Perspective on Debunked Practices (04/21/2021)

Program Number: 3187 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Charles Francis, Lisa Linsky, Esq.

Charles Francis, President of the Mattachine Society of Washington, DC, an archival research and educational organization, will join Lisa A. Linsky of McDermott Will & Emery, outside counsel for the MSDC to discuss the decade-long work by the two organizations, and the importance of creating pro bono partnerships focused on social justice issues. Charles and Lisa will also speak about the history of sexual orientation and gender identity conversion therapy and the relevance of that history in connection with the current nationwide effort to ban such harmful and ineffective practices.

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Responding Effectively to Conflict, in the Workplace and at Home (03/11/2021)

Program Number: 3147 Presenter: Robert A. Baruch Bush, J.D.

The large majority of life disrupting conflicts occur in two arenas: families, and workplaces. In both, conflict can be either a negative or a positive force, depending on how it is handled. If we handle it reactively, it usually becomes negative. But if we handle it by responding rather than reacting, it can become positive and constructive. It can actually add value to relationships whether at work or at home. For practicing attorneys, the impact of negative conflict at home or in the office can be a serious problem. This seminar explains what it means to respond rather than react in conflict situations, and why doing so has powerful constructive impacts. It then presents several specific behavioral strategies for responding effectively to conflicts. Learning Objectives: • To understand the dynamics of conflict interaction in general, as documented by research in many fields. • To understand the positive potential in conflict, despite the

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Forward-Looking Tips to Avoid Spoliation Sanctions (02/22/2021)

Program Number: 3142 Presenter: Sarah Benowich, Esq., Daniel J. Melman, Esq.

Using a recent Federal Circuit and Northern District of California decision applying spoliation sanctions in a patent infringement case, we will discuss practical tools, tips, and best practices to avoid spoliation sanctions even before parties enter litigation. This webinar will be relevant to outside and in-house counsel, and will discuss the opportunities and need for ongoing counseling regarding a client’s obligations to preserve evidence. While the webinar will focus on a recent patent infringement case, it serves as guidance for practitioners in all litigation specialties, and will highlight areas for fostering ongoing client communication.

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Crisis Communications in the Modern Legal Landscape (03/29/2021)

Program Number: 31101 Presenter: Mark Sangster

In Crisis Communication in the Modern Legal Landscape, Mark Sangster, author and cybersecurity advocate, will discuss multiple scenarios from the headlines, how to communicate to employees, customers, and media with effective and direct messaging, how to build a strong communications plan and prepare firm representatives who must face the lights of the media.

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How to Ethically Mitigate Risk in Remote Meetings and Depositions (01/12/2021)

Program Number: 3105 Presenter: Joanna Storey, Esq.

Many elementary school students have mastered the art of remote meetings during distance learning, but some seasoned lawyers still do not understand how to effectively use mute. In this 60-minute presentation, we navigate through the risky waters of using remote depositions and meetings in your law practice. We offer practical tips for meeting four primary ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Competence (Rule 1.1), Communications (Rule 1.4), Confidentiality of Information (Rule 1.6) and Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance (Rule 5.3). The key takeaways will be understanding the technology, training, practicing and being mindful of your video and audio surroundings.

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Up the Ladder Reporting – Counsel’s Ethical and Legal Obligations for Addressing Potential Violations by Management (05/19/2021)

Program Number: 3101 Presenter: Erik R. Anderson, Esq., Carolyn H. Kendall, Esq.

This ethics program will discuss a lawyer’s legal and ethical obligations when he or she believes that a member of management is no longer fit to carry out company responsibilities or potentially violating company policy or the law. Drawing from real world examples, this program will ensure that both in-house and outside counsel understand their role and obligations under such circumstances and provide them with practical steps to navigate these complex situations. Participants will understand their applicable ethical duties under the Model Rules and the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, including when or if a “noisy withdrawal” is required; learn when and under what circumstances they can or should report to the Board or other governing body; and the role of internal investigations conducted by outside counsel, including potential risks and complexities for in-house counsel who may have been involved in the underlying fact pattern.

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Addressing Political Statements in a Virtual Employment World (12/15/2020)

Program Number: 30286 Presenter: Aaron W. Tandy, Esq.

Human resource professionals and employment lawyers are being required to devote more time to helping employers manage political speech and discussions between their employees. In a virtual world, it is no longer possible to simply require employees to engage in civil discussions when social media platforms and other forms of expression continue to gain traction in workplace interactions, from recruiting to presentations to postings. Moreover, such postings may attract negative attention on social media to companies or their customers. Join us for a conversation about navigating these issues in a virtual employment world and tools to help employers and their workforce manage these interactions to avoid disruptions in productivity and operations.

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How to Ethically Protect and Secure Communication in Online Dispute Resolution (11/17/2020)

Program Number: 30271 Presenter: Leslie Berkoff, Esq., Brent O. E. Clinkscale, Esq., Michael Kreitman, Esq., Michael Powell, Esq.

This webinar will review key ethical concerns related to virtual and online mediations and provide practice tips as to how attorneys can collaborate with client representatives, communicate with the other parties and the mediator in an effective and confidential fashion. The panel will review the ethical concerns raised by the foregoing and discuss Rules 1.1 and 1.6 of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.

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Communication Techniques to Overcome Gender Bias in the Legal Profession (12/01/2020)

Program Number: 30242 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq., Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.

Andie Kramer and Alton B. Harris, authors of Breaking Through Bias (Second Edition) and It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace, 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. Andie and Al provide lawyers with specific insights and communication techniques they can use to avoid or overcome these often subtle and unconscious gender biases in their legal practices. The program includes a discussion of the relevance of ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g), ABA Resolutions 10A, 108D, 300, 302, and ABA’s Mission Statement. I. Understand the pervasive nature of gender stereotypes with respect to women, men, families, work, and leadership II. Recognize how these gender stereotypes result in discriminatory biases that operate to

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