[9/3/20 Zoom Meeting] Deposition Practice: Tips and tricks to help you win your client’s case

The “Deposition Practice: Tips and tricks to help you win your client’s case” talk was presented by Marc R. Stimpert.

Taking or defending a deposition can be one of the most important yet stressful experiences for any litigation attorney. An artfully extracted admission here or a carelessly answered question there can make or break a case. In this presentation, Marc will provide tips and tricks which can help new attorneys and seasoned veterans alike in taking or defending a deposition.

Topics will include:

  • Deposition timing and strategy
  • How to deal with difficult deponents and their attorneys
  • How to prepare your client for the worst while hoping for the best, and
  • How to leverage your deposition transcript to achieve a favorable outcome for your client.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[8/20/20 Zoom Meeting] Blockchain for Lawyers

Blockchain for Lawyers talk was presented by Peter Roldan.

The talk will cover the following topics:

  • Basics of blockchain technology and distributed ledgers
  • What makes blockchain secure?
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • Applications of blockchain technology in the legal industry

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[8/6/20 Zoom Meeting] Legal Malpractice: What You Need to Know About to Avoid Being Sued

Legal Malpractice: What You Need to Know About to Avoid Being Sued by Kevin M. Sullivan, Esq. J.D. CSLM

Today’s busy attorney typically works under time pressure, and on a number of matters simultaneously. During her working week, she may handle multiple cases involving different clients, evidence issues and deadlines. Litigation is becoming more complex – both in terms of cases and legal issues, – the small simple quickly handled personal injury case is becoming an anachronism.

  • We will discuss what the law of legal malpractice is, how to recognize it, how to avoid committing it.
  • We will touch on common situations that are ripe with risk, and what to do if you come across one.

Attendees will walk away with a better knowledge of practical things that they can do to protect themselves.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[7/16/20 Zoom Meeting] Female Founded Law Firms: Confronting Bias in the Legal Industry

Female Founded Law Firms: Confronting Bias in the Legal Industry talk was presented by Lindsey S. Mignano, Amber L. Bissell, and Maria Belyi

Gender bias is an important issue in the practice of law, affecting people of all genders in many different ways. Each of the program panelists have built successful, thriving law firms while dealing with and overcoming gender bias. We will have an inclusive discussion about the full scope of this important issue, as well as how to overcome it.

The presenters will talked about:

  • Recognizing gender bias as an attorney
  • How gender bias and intersectionality affects your practice
  • Tips to overcome gender bias when it affects your practice
  • How to build a thriving practice despite gender (or other) bias

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[6/18/20 Zoom Meeting] Of Course, You’re Stressed and Anxious Right Now!

 

Of Course, You’re Stressed and Anxious Right Now! Presented by Stacey Dana

Learn How to Manage Stress and Anxiety from a Former Lawyer/Current Psychotherapist

Stacey Dana will talk about:

  • Understand more about stress and anxiety and how they affect physical and mental well-being (particularly in these very challenging times)
  • Learn when “healthy” stress and anxiety become problematic
  • Learn how to identify early signs of stress and anxiety so they do not spiral out of control
  • Learn techniques to manage stress and anxiety more effectively

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[6/4/20 Zoom Meeting] California’s Cutting-Edge Privacy Law: What You Need to Know Before the Enforcement Deadline

 

California’s Cutting-Edge Privacy Law: What You Need to Know Before the Enforcement Deadline

presented by Daniel Zarchy

The talk will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act, a watershed law for privacy in the United States
  • Who the law covers and how it affects what they can do with customer data
  • What to watch out for and how to become compliant

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[5/28/20 Zoom Meeting] History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020

History of Cannabis Regulations and Current State of the Industry in 2020 was presented by Neda Shapourian and Katy Young of Ad Astra LLP, and Michelle Dylan of The Law Offices of Michelle Dylan.

The legal cannabis landscape in California is growing but still in flux. Clients can be wooed by the perceived opportunity to make money in the cannabis industry and need lawyers who understand what to watch out for in this brand new world.

The speakers will talk about:

  • Cannabis landscape in light of Covid-19
  • Practical considerations for drafting documents, including formation documents and leases
  • Persisting criminal prosecution concerns
  • Highlights of the changing regulations
  • Litigation risks to watch out for

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[5/21/20 Zoom Meeting] Bankruptcy in the Era of Covid-19

Bankruptcy in the Era of Covid-19 was presented by Reno Fernandez.

In the era of COVID -19 business solvency, landlord abuse, fraud, and, of course, bankruptcy, are all in the minds of business owners and their clients across the country.

In this presentation Reno Fernandez, Esq. will be addressing the topics of:

  • Corporate Fiduciary Duties in a Time of Insolvency.
  • Fraudulent Transfers and Other “Creative“ Ideas During Lockdown.
  • Protecting Your Firm from Your Clients’ Financial Symptoms.
  • Unmasking the Sick World of Commercial Landlord Abuse in Large Retail Bankruptcies.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[5/14/20 Zoom Meeting] Alcoholism, Addiction, Mental Health and Stress in the Era of COVID-19

 

Alcoholism, Addiction, Mental Health and Stress in the Era of COVID-19 webinar was presented by Gary Gwilliam

Drinking for stress has always been a major problem for our profession.

The stress, anxiety and real concern we all feel at this time of the Covid 19 pandemic only adds to the problem.I have been speaking to lawyers on this topic for many years. One of my talks is entitled “Am I Drinking Too Much is a Rhetorical Question.” In this time of sheltered in and law offices only operating remotely, it’s time to address this issue with both old and new ways to avoid old excesses and find new ways to navigate these troubled waters.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.