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Programs are available online to all firms wishing to assist their attorneys in obtaining their CLE credits. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to obtain a coupon code for your firm. Once an attorney has completed a program, your firm will be billed $30 each for the cost of each certificate which will be issued as a download once the attorney has completed the affirmation for the particular program. CDs will be available for all programs upon request. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to purchase CDs for any course. Cost will be $95.00 per CD, plus shipping and handling.



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Experts at Trial: Opportunities and Challenges

Program Number: 2974 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. Retired

Jury consultants tell us that jurors respond more favorably to teachers than lawyers. There is no better way to highlight your case themes than through the use of well-qualified and well-spoken experts. But there are challenges, as well. In this program, Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg discuss how to use experts to develop your case themes and establish the evidence you need to prevail. They also discuss the pitfalls and challenges of experts--primarily Rule 702 and Daubert requirements governing expert testimony.

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Common Pitfalls of Fiduciary Duties of Officers and Directors and How to Avoid Them: Essential Guidance for In-House and Corporate Counsel

Program Number: 2954 Presenter: Megan Lopp Mathias, Esq. - Lopp Mathias Law

Megan Lopp Mathias will present information on the fiduciary duties of officers and directors, as well as members and managers of a limited liability company. The presentation will include common pitfalls made by officers and directors and tips on how to avoid them. In-house and corporate counsel will gain insight on how to navigate the sometimes complex arena of fiduciary responsibilities

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Restraining Former Employees from Improper Use of Confidential Information and Enforcing Non-Competition Provisions

Program Number: 2953 Presenter: Megan Lopp Mathias, Esq. - Lopp Mathias Law

Megan Lopp Mathias will present information geared toward in-house counsel to assist in the protection of confidential and trade secret information, as well as tips on how to restrain former employees from using confidential information. The presentation will include information about the elements of what constitutes confidential and trade secret information and cases that describe the elements of enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants such as non-competition provisions and non-solicitation provisions.

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Effective Trial Lawyers are Masters at Cross-Examination

Program Number: 2952 Presenter: Francisco (Frank) Ramos, Jr., Esq.

This presentation will teach you how to improve your cross-examination skills to secure the admissions to win your case at deposition and at trial.

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Is Mediation the New Jury Trial Approaches and Strategies to Effective Mediation

Program Number: 2947 Presenter: Anthony (Tony) Rospert, Esq.

Over 90% of cases settle before trial as parties are seeking quicker and less expensive ways to resolve disputes. Indeed, it is clear that one of the reasons for the decline in trials is that mediation has assumed a greater role in resolving lawsuits. In order to prepare for this “new normal,” lawyers need to refine their trial skills to represent clients effectively at mediation. But like jury trials preparation for mediation is critically important to the overall success of the process. In this program trial attorney Tony Rospert will provide a practical guide to preparing for mediation and address best practices, including strategies in selecting the right mediator, providing an opening statement during the joint session, and using experts at the mediation, in order to maximize the likelihood of a successful dispute resolution.

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FISA: More of Everything You Didn’t Know

Program Number: 2946 Presenter: George W. Croner, Esq.

Electronic surveillance represents the most important foreign intelligence collection tool available to the U.S. government. Correspondingly, the ability to surveil constitutes one of those activities most susceptible to abuse by a government against its citizens. In the U.S., the government’s use of electronic surveillance is highly regulated and can be conducted for only two purposes: law enforcement, which is undertaken by both federal and state governments; and foreign intelligence collection, which is an exclusively federal government function conducted pursuant to a single authority - the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or “FISA”. FISA governs not only electronic surveillance but the use of physical searches, pen registers, trap and trace devices, and business records collection to acquire foreign intelligence. It permits surveillance and other intrusive activities in the United States both with, and in limited circumstances, without a warrant. It covers virtually every major intelligence collection effort used by

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Inspector General Whistleblower Investigations – How They Work & How to Manage if Under Investigation

Program Number: 2945 Presenter: Margaret Cassidy, Esq.

Federal Government inspector general offices are required to investigate whistleblower complaints against contractors in certain circumstances. If your company does business with the federal government, it is important to know: How inspector general offices work, When IG’s must investigate whistleblower complaints, How the “new” DoD alternative dispute resolution process for whistleblower complaints work, and What your company can do to mitigate the risk of an inspector general investigation as well as how to manage if your company is under investigation. This CLE will discuss applicable laws, regulations and best practices on making it through an IG investigation.

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Maximizing Cause Challenges: Getting Jurors to Reveal Bias and Admit They Can’t Be Fair

Program Number: 2932 Presenter: Christina Marinakis, J.D., Psy. D

Every juror filters your arguments and evidence through a lens crafted from their attitudes and experiences; the key to a successful jury selection is identifying and removing the jurors who will have difficulty seeing the case from your perspective. In this webcast, renown jury consultant, Dr. Christina Marinakis, Esq., examines the fundamental characteristics that tend to distinguish plaintiff supporters from defense supporters and presents research-based techniques for eliciting bias from the venire members. Her six-step method for obtaining cause challenges presents real-life examples and explains the psychological foundations for why they work. Implementing these techniques will not only identify the worst jurors for your case, but also help them to recognize their biases and admit they can’t be fair.

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