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Social Media and the Lifecycle of the Attorney/Client Relationship (03/08/2021)

Program Number: 3145 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Jan L. Jacobowitz, Esq., Lucian T. Pera, Esq.

Social media has become an integral part of our society. The Pew Research Center reports that approximately 70% of the adult population uses social media, and it even impacts the lives of those who elect not to engage. Lawyers’ clients are awash in social media, so it is no surprise that every stage of the life cycle of an attorney-client relationship may involve a lawyer’s need not only to explore the social media terrain, but also to understand both the benefits and dangerous landmines that await the uninformed. Join our discussion with two seasoned legal ethics lawyers to explore both the necessity of employing social media and the potential ethical perils of lawyers on social media. Topics include the use of social media in advertising; investigating all aspects of a case from a potential client’s claim to discovering information about the opposing parties, witnesses, jurors, and judges; and finally,

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Ordinary Course in Extraordinary Times: Lessons from The Recent Delaware Decision of AB Stable v. MAPS by the Litigators That Tried the Case (03/01/2021)

Program Number: 3143 Presenter: Rollo C. Baker IV, Esq., Jonathan E. Feder, Esq., Christopher D. Kercher, Esq.

In the first terminated transaction to go to trial during the pandemic--AB Stable v. MAPS--the Delaware Court of Chancery decided important questions around contractual obligations in light of the crisis. Although the decision is limited to the facts of that case, it contains important lessons for M&A practitioners considering deals in light of the pandemic and negotiating future transactions. In this program, a team of the litigators that represented the buyer in AB Stable v. MAPS explain important takeaways from the decision.

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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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Mastering the Challenges and Pitfalls of Remote Testimony (02/04/2021)

Program Number: 3137 Presenter: Dr. Mark R. Phillips, Ph.D., Mary A. Salamone, Esq.

Times have changed abruptly and dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and lawyers have been propelled into suddenly adapting to a world of remote testimony. This requires us to not only become far more tech savvy, but also to recognize and adapt to the unique set of issues that arise from taking and defending depositions and conducting arbitrations and trials using an array of new and rapidly evolving video conferencing technologies. Join us for this informative and timely webinar to learn practical tips for the successful practitioner to recognize, adequately prepare for, and adeptly navigate the challenges and pitfalls of remote testimony in the new era.

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Trademark Counterfeiting in 2021 (02/17/2021)

Program Number: 3135 Presenter: Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Esq.

The old tactics of anticounterfeiting enforcement against street vendors and flea market operators have largely been replaced with online takedown notices, mass litigations against unnamed defendants and border enforcement. On the flip side, the “counterfeiting” label is being applied to activities different from what we have seen in the past, as reflected in the Second Circuit’s decision in Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. and elsewhere. Join Tony Lo Cicero, Managing Partner of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein as he discusses these developments and their likely impact for the future.

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Defamation in the Time of COVID-19 (02/02/2021)

Program Number: 3130 Presenter: Karen D. Fultz-Robinson, Esq., Johanna Sheehe, Esq.

As COVID-19 continues to threaten public health, worldwide, and serves as a major concern for individuals, questions surrounding the health of those interacting with the public, on a daily basis, are at the forefront of our discourse. This begs the question: Is a statement falsely advising that a person has contracted COVID-19 defamatory? This program will examine the elements required to maintain a claim for defamation in the context of COVID-19. The discussion will examine the challenges of proving whether a person has been defamed, examine the history of the loathsome disease category of defamation per se and its applicability to COVID-19 and damages associated with a statement regarding a person contracting COVID-19. Participants will gain an understanding of the legal elements required to prove a claim for defamation as well as the hurdles to prevail on such a claim as it relates to the pandemic.

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Parenting Amidst Divorce in New York – Will Parenting Ever Be “Routine” After 2020? (02/26/2021)

Program Number: 3126 Presenter: Nikki Bruno, EdM., Alan Feigenbaum, Esq., Sophie Jacobi-Parisi, Esq.

Before the pandemic of 2020, contested custody disputes over how decisions are to be made between divorcing parents could generally be segregated into two buckets: (1) the “major” decisions, such as where to enroll a child in school, medical treatment, or whether or not to have a child treated by a therapist; and (2) the “routine daily decisions” – a sacred collection of day-to-day decisions that a divorced parent could make on his or her own without needing to seek the consent of the other parent. After the Covid-19 outbreak, the once, seemingly defined bucket of “routine daily decisions” has become a gray area. New York courts faced with making a determination about custody must consider the “best interests of the child”. Making that determination after the pandemic presents a host of new challenges. What was once taken for granted – taking your child to socialize with a friend, taking your child to school, or

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Proactive vs. Reactive: A Review of Rights and Suggested Approaches for Businesses, Partnerships, and Their Owners (02/08/2021)

Program Number: 3125 Presenter: Henny Lawrence Shomar, Esq.

The program will discuss the general rights and challenges for owners of businesses as to risk of litigation disputes with their partners. The program, which focuses on Florida law, will discuss various options on being proactive in anticipation of avoiding long and expensive litigation based on certain actions businesses and their partners can take. The program will also touch on the rights of individuals and businesses when litigation ensues. This proactive versus reactive discussion will endeavor to educate attorneys and businessmen and women alike, from the prospective of a business litigator, on how protecting a business in anticipation of problems, much like buying insurance, is often better in lieu of ignoring possibilities and finding oneself in substantial litigation.

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The Roadblock to a Fair Trial (01/21/2021)

Program Number: 3123 Presenter: Jay Goldberg, Esq., Alex Huot, Esq.

When prosecution is wrongly permitted to vouch for a cooperating witness by the misuse of an agreement it had entered into with a government witness. Listen in as Jay Goldberg discusses the problems and remedies to assure a fair trial.

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Professional Responsibility and Irresponsibility for Lawyers and Judges (03/31/2021)

Program Number: 3119 Presenter: Thomas F. Liotti, Esq.

This will be a knockem sockem inspiring program geared to make real lawyers out of those present.Listeners will be transformed from invertebrates to lawyers with back bones. We know that you know how to take a punch but this program will teach you how to ethically deliver them against judges, lawyers and clients. Model Rules of Professional conduct to be addressed are: Client Lawyer Relationships; 1.7, 1.8, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.14 - Advocate Rules; 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 - Transactions with Persons Other Than Clients; 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 - Law Firms and Associations; 5.5 - Information About Legal Services; 7.6 - Maintaining the Itegrity of the Profession; 8.3, 8.4

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