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A Walk Through the Courts
The court system can seem like a gigantic maze, particularly for beginning practitioners or even managing attorneys and their staff. So let`s be very practical. Focusing on the state and federal courts situated in New York County, we will take a step-by-step walk through the courts and the clerk`s offices. We will discuss literally to which room you go and to which clerks you speak. Attendees will be provided with some helpful hints and information about some of the "unwritten rules" by which the clerks abide. A walk through the courts is designed to help you and your staff get the job done most efficiently for your client.

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Credit Crisis: The Overlap of Securities, Bankruptcy & Criminal Law
This program will explore the recent credit crisis and how it is affecting the practice of securities, bankruptcy and criminal law. A noted panel of speakers across the range of practices areas will discuss the intersection of these areas within the market over the last year. The speakers will focus on past events and how they see the likely development of various litigations and investigations currently underway. Among the various issues to be explored include:

SEC Investigations in market manipulation with respect to trading in credit default swaps and short selling practices of numerous hedge funds

Various criminal investigations being conducted in and around Lehman Brothers Holdings, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and AIG

How bankruptcy practitioners are positioning themselves to best litigate these issues within the bankruptcy court or near-bankruptcy situations

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Asset Forfeiture Proceedings Are On The Rise: Do You Know How To Protect Your Client?
Asset forfeiture issues are becoming increasingly important in white collar criminal cases in light of the various high profile financial services crimes that have dominated the news in recent months. A significant number of these cases have involved property issues (e.g. mortgaged-backed securities, CDOs, etc.). This course, taught by an expert faculty, provides an overview of the nuts and bolts of asset forfeiture as well as cutting-edge issues, including:

* The impact on foreclosures as it relates to the government’s efforts to forfeit property

* The great myth of the forfeiture judgment—how the government has used it and why it is a fiction

* The government’s use of asset forfeiture as leverage in criminal cases

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Back to the Basics – Discovery 101: Practical Insights & Strategies (July 7 & 14, 2009)
If you practice in both state and federal courts in New York, this six-hour program will highlight the sometimes subtle, sometimes significant differences in the two court systems. From investigation through pre-trial in limine rulings, our panel of experienced litigators and judges will discuss the rules, and the reality, to enable attorneys to maximize results and minimize frustration in pre-trial proceedings.

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Blogging, Friending, Tweeting: What Attorneys Should & Should Not Do (3.25.11)
This panel discussion will explore an issue at the forefront of the legal profession in the 21st century: how attorneys are to navigate the world of blogs and social networking sites. These internet tools, which are extremely useful ways to keep up with the latest developments in the law and the profession, and which provide for a vigorous and stimulating debate, can also be minefields for the unwitting attorney, whose conduct is governed by a host of ethics rules and regulations not applicable to other online users.

In recent months, attorneys have been reprimanded, fined, and otherwise sanctioned for comments they have made on blogs. On the grounds that they have breached their ethical obligations or attorney-client confidences, they have been penalized, for instance, for questioning the motives and competence of judges presiding over their cases, or for talking about cases they have worked on. The panel will explore what ethical issues an attorney should keep in mind when commenting on a blog, and how the rules of professional conduct, as well as rules pertaining to attorney advertising, might bear on what an attorney says about him or herself on such sites as Facebook or Twitter.

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Commercial Lending: Trends, Enforcement Strategies & Key Court Decisions (12.10.10)
The panel will examine relevant commercial lending topics and products as well as key court decisions that impact commercial lenders. They will also present strategies for enforcing and foreclosing upon commercial lending facilities.

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Jury Selection: Strategies for Choosing a Winning Jury (2.8.11)
This program will focus not only on the basic mechanics of how to conduct an effective voir dire, but also how to use the jury selection process to begin to lay the groundwork for arguments you will want to advance in your case. Learn the best strategies for selecting a jury from experienced litigators.

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Litigation 101: Practices & Procedures Explained & Demystified (1.28.10)
This program will cover the basic “tricks of the trade” of litigation practice in New York. One part of the program will cover state court litigation from the filing of the complaint to the note of issue. There will also be a discussion of service and filing of motions. Panelists will highlight some of the confusing parts of the CPLR as applied to these areas. Other parts of the program will explore similar topics and is targeted at junior associates and other attorneys who have an interest in essential litigation skills. This program is a must for all new practitioners.

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Litigation 101: Practices & Procedures Explained & Demystified (1.26.11)
This program will cover the basic “tricks of the trade” of litigation practice in New York. One part of the program will cover state court litigation from the filing of the complaint to the note of issue. There will also be a discussion of the service and filing of motions. The panelists will highlight some of the confusing parts of the CPLR as they apply to these areas, as well as similar topics. This program is geared toward junior associates and other attorneys with an interest in essential litigation skills. This program is a must for all new practitioners. This program’s updated content will provide CLE credit to all attendees, even if they attended in the past.

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Litigation Contingency Reporting: Where Are We with FASB and the SEC? (1.28.11)
One of the most perplexing issues facing in-house litigation counsel today involves litigation contingency reporting under FAS 5 – that is, the new ASC 450. FASB has drafted a proposed disclosure standard that has given rise to significant controversy. Conformity even to the present standard is under a microscope with both FASB and the SEC planning to take a careful look at upcoming 10-K litigation disclosures in evaluating compliance and the need for a new standard at all. This one-hour program is designed to provide insight into what’s going on and what both FASB and the SEC may be looking for in upcoming 10-Ks.

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Navigating European Data Protection Laws in U.S. Litigation: Best Practices & Practical Solutions
Under European data protection laws, evidence that resides overseas, even if critical to a case, may potentially not be handed over to a United States investigation. Moreover, the activity required to identify, preserve, examine, transfer, and disclose data may violate European data privacy laws and blocking statutes. A prominent panel of attorneys will examine the nature and scope of the protected rights and discuss practical solutions for handling international discovery.

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Recent Developments in Civil Practice: CPLR & Evidence (2.23.10)
A panel of leading authorities will provide an update of recent developments and trends in New York State civil practice, including:

-Highlights from 2009

-Court of Appeals Roundup

-New Statutes

-Disclosure Developments

-Motion Practice

-Evidence and Calendar Practice

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Recent Developments in Document Retention: Legal, Ethical & Practical Advice on Document Retention in the Context of Criminal, Regulatory & Civil Litigation (4.20.10)
This program with provide practical advice and ethical guidance for in-house and outside counsel who confront document retention issues in the context of criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as civil litigation. The program will discuss the proper design and implementation of document retention policies, the legal requirements that arise in the context of investigations and litigation, and penalties and other sanctions that have been imposed for document retention failures. The program will address the particular challenges that arise with respect to preservation of electronic documents. The panel will include perspectives of the private practitioner, the government official, and the in-house lawyer.

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Robert Shapiro Presents: High Profile Cases
With the advent of 24 hour television, more and more cases are coming in front of the public. Lawyers need to be prepared for dealing with the media and a broad range of pressures while managing a trial. Robert Shapiro, a nationally recognized trial lawyer, will share his experiences and give tips on how to effectively manage any case that comes before the public eye.

In this program, Mr. Shapiro will help you:

*Understand the Ethical Issues of High Profile Cases

*Be prepared to deal with the Media.

*Handle high profile clients and witnesses

*Stay focused while managing a circus



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Securities Litigation: Stoneridge, Tellabs Recent Developments & Decisions
This program will explore recent Supreme Court and Circuit Court cases in the area of securities litigation. Cases to be discussed include:

Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., in which the Supreme Court held that a corporation’s vendors and customers were not liable as primary actors in a Section 10(b) securities fraud action brought by the corporation’s investors even though the vendors and customers were alleged to have participated in sham transactions that improperly inflated the corporation’s reported operating revenues and cash flow.

Tellabs, Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd., in which the Court held that in determining whether a securities fraud complaint gives rise to a “strong inference” of scienter under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”) a plaintiff must allege facts rendering the inference of scienter at least as likely as any plausible opposing inference.

The panel will discuss the scope of these decisions and how these cases affect securities litigation under the PSLRA. The panelists will discuss the role they expect these decisions to play in future litigations and recent cases interpreting these decisions.



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Supreme Court: A Year in Review (7.21.10)
During the October 2009 Term, the Supreme Court ruled on some of the most significant cases concerning conflicts between individual and government interests and the range of federal governmental power, making for an exciting “year in review.” At this program, a prominent panel of former Supreme Court law clerks, federal prosecutors, constitutional scholars, litigators from two of the cases discussed and a federal district court judge will examine, review, and debate the leading Supreme Court decisions of the term and their impact on the future. The speakers represent diverse points of view and perspectives and will provide insightful discussions of the Court’s decisions.

The panel will specifically cover the Supreme Court’s colorful docket this term which included major cases involving:

•Campaign Finance Regulation (Citizens’ United v. Federal Election Commission

•Gun Control (McDonald v. City of Chicago

•Financial Regulation (Free Enterprise Fund, et. al. v. Public Company

Accounting Oversight Board & Jones v. Harris Associates, Inc.) •Consumer Protection Law (Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates v. Allstate Insurance Co.

This timely program will include a discussion of Justice Steven’s departure, possible replacements and the future of the Court, making it of interest to all criminal or civil practitioners.

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Sway The Judge & Jury: Persuasive Opening & Closing Arguments (9.29.10)
This seminar is designed to provide you with all the information you need to know to give effective opening and closing statements at trial. Topics include: Using themes, theories, and juror values; humanizing issues for the jury; exuding emotions; the importance of storytelling; the concept of primacy work; types of statements that are prohibited in an opening; how long the opening/closing should be and dealing with judicially imposed time restraints; using stance and body language to your advantage; integrating the law and the jury; using visuals or props; and using analogies in closings.

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Taking & Defending Depositions: From How To…To Expert Tips (5.12.10)
Depositions provide a valuable opportunity to take discovery necessary for your case, to test potential theories of your case and to gain valuable testimony to use for summary judgment and potentially at trial. They also offer the other side the very same opportunity. This program, by bringing together leading practitioners, will examine all aspects of taking and defending depositions through the use of lecture, demonstrations, roundtable discussion and open questioning. We will discuss why we take them, what we can get out of depositions and the logistics of a deposition so that you are at comfort when you enter the room. We will discuss how to marshal your facts and formulate a strategy to craft a helpful outline to take a deposition. We will examine how to formulate questions to maximize the information you receive at a deposition and get the testimony you seek. We will also discuss how to prepare a witness to be deposed and how to defend a witness at a deposition. Finally, we will have a round table discussion of unique issues that arise at depositions, expert tips for taking and defending depositions and a chance for you to pose your questions to the panelists.

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The 'How To' of Successful Motion Practice (4.15.10)
You will never get a second chance to make a first impression. Learn from experienced litigators about when to file motions and how to win them so that you advance your case and leave a favorable impression on the court and your client. Topics will include: motions to dismiss, discovery motions (including motions to compel), motions for summary judgment, pre-trial motions including motions in liminie, and other motions necessary to preserve error on appeal.

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The “How-To” of Effective & Cost-Effective Discovery (11.22.10)
Discovery has become one of the largest litigation expenses for law firms and companies. Learn from experienced litigators on how to effectively and cost-effectively conduct discovery. Topics will include: discovery planning and organization, decreasing the costs of discovery, sequencing discovery, effectively drafting discovery (including Requests for Production of Documents, Interrogatories, and Requests for Admission), depositions and experts

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Using Digital Forensics & Data from Social Networking Sites to Your Clients’ Best Advantage: Legal, Business & Ethical Issuesm(9.23.10)
Technological innovations present unique challenges to legal professionals and the experts who serve them, such as digital forensic specialists. This program will provide an overview of the field of digital forensics, including a discussion of the more common ways that digital forensics can be used by legal professionals to advance the interests of their clients in internal and regulatory investigations, civil litigation, and criminal defense work. The program then will examine the legal and business issues presented by the recent explosion of social networking and media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, and the implications of the widespread popularity and use of these kinds of sites. This part of the program will focus on understanding what information is available on social networking and media sites, recognizing how that information can be of evidentiary value, and evaluating identification and preservation strategies for this type of electronic data, as well as legal and ethical considerations surrounding the preservation and collection of this kind of data.

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An Introduction to Futures and Derivatives: Practice and Regulation (Original Live Program Date: 5/18/07)
This program will provide an introduction to the regulation, trading and documentation of exchange-traded futures contracts and over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivatives. It will examine the key federal statutes affecting the futures and OTC derivatives industries, namely, the Commodity Exchange Act, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as certain important exemptions and exclusions from the federal statutory scheme. It will also examine recent documentation initiatives, litigation, regulatory developments and enforcement actions relevant to a wide range of market participants, including OTC derivatives dealers, futures commission merchants, financial institutions, hedge funds, pension funds, corporations and others. Provides 4.5 credits in professional practice

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Current Developments in Copyright Law 2009 (Original Live Program Date:3/12/09)
This program, intended for practitioners who have a working knowledge of the law of copyright, will focus on a cross-section of recent developments. A panel of experts will discuss fair use - injunctions and eBay, potential liability arising from user-generated content, statutory termination after Superman and Steinbeck, and other current issues. The program will provide a case law update on the covered topics as well as information that transactional and in-house attorneys can use in their day-to-day advisory roles. This program provides 3.0 credits in professional practice

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Discovery Techniques in Matrimonial Cases (Original Live Program Date: 1/22/09)
A prominent faculty of seasoned matrimonial attorneys will examine three discovery techniques/procedures which are regularly misunderstood. The faculty will first discuss the use of private investigators for obtaining information and how that information translates into lawful evidence. Next they will examine the use of third party subpoenas and the proper method of issuing such subpoenas, i.e. when is a judge's signature necessary, and how do you get a commission? Finally, they will address preclusion and resolution motions and what they look like, and when each is appropriate. This program is geared toward attorneys of all levels of experience. This program provides 3.0 credits total: 1.5 professional practice & 1.5 skills

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Document Retention: Ethical, Legal & Practical Advice for Determining the Documents You Should (and Are Required to) Preserve (Original Live Program Date: 4/14/09)
This program with provide practical advice and ethical guidance for in-house and outside counsel who confront document retention issues in the context of criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as civil litigation. The program will discuss the proper design and implementation of document retention policies, the legal requirements that arise in the context of investigations and litigation, and penalties and other sanctions that have been imposed for document retention failures. The program will address the particular challenges that arise with respect to preservation of electronic documents. The panel will include perspectives of the private practitioner, the government official, and the in-house lawyer. This program provides 2.0 credits total: 1.5 professional practice & 0.5 ethics

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Everything You Need to Know About Collaborative Law & Mediation-Arbitration (Med-Arb) and How They Can Enhance Your Law Practice (Original Live Program Date: 2/12/09)
The widespread trend away from expensive and protracted litigation has led to greater uses of settlement processes and techniques, including Collaborative Law and Med-Arb. Collaborative Law, a relatively new technique, is being increasingly used in family law disputes and Med-Arb, a "hybrid" combination of mediation and arbitration, is now being viewed with increasing favor as the length and costs of traditional arbitration is frequently compared with litigation. Attend this interactive program and learn what Collaborative Law and Med-Arb entail and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Also learn how to identify cases where they could be used effectively and how to use them. A panel of highly experienced practitioners including a leading collaborative law practitioner, a director of JAMS, a highly skilled mediator, arbitrator and trainer, and a long-time litigator who regularly uses both processes will share their experiences and explain why more and more clients and lawyers are turning to these two increasingly popular methods for settling disputes.

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Federal Sentencing in the Age of Booker (Original Live Program Date: 10/22/09)
fundamentally changed the practice of federal sentencing in criminal cases. In that landmark decision, the Supreme Court found that mandatory application of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines was unconstitutional, yet preserved their place in the sentencing process. Judges must now consult the Guidelines, although the Guidelines are only "advisory" rather than mandatory, raising a host of legal, strategic and ethical issues for all practitioners. This panel will discuss federal sentencing in the post-Booker era, from the new fundamentals to the cutting edge strategies counsel can now employ given the greater flexibility under the law. The panel includes leaders from the federal bench, prosecution and defense. The panel will address the evolving legal standards governing the appeal of federal sentences. Panelists will also discuss the power of district courts to consider sentencing policies, such as the disparity between crack and powder cocaine mandated by Congress, and the interplay of loss calculation and restitution in white-collar cases.

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Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Litigation (Original Live Program Date: 10/15/09)
Several recent decisions and cases will have a lasting impact on important issues affecting bankruptcy litigation. At this program, a panel of experts will provide an update of recent developments and trends in the field, including: the scope of the Section 546(e) avoidance safe harbor; the meaning of "payment" of a claim as to third parties; and the strength of the "center of main interest" presumption under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.

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Mental Disabilities In The Workplace: Reasonable Accommodations and Strategies for Avoiding, Pursuing and Defending Litigation (Original Live Program Date: 10/27/08)
The Americans with Disabilities Act and New York anti-discrimination laws afford mental and physical disabilities equal protection in the workplace. While physical impairments previously have received the lion's share of attention, employees are more frequently disclosing mental impairments and requesting accommodations. They also are submitting a growing number of mental disability discrimination charges to government agencies such as the EEOC. Join representatives of the plaintiffs' bar, defense bar, and an accommodations expert in discussing the common issues and delicate problems that confront employees and employers contending with mental disabilities in the workplace. Topics will include: protected vs. unprotected mental disabilities, reasonable and unreasonable accommodations, misconduct issues and direct threat, strategies for pursuing and defending against mental disability discrimination claims, and how to deal with the psychiatrist (including the use and misuse of mental health professionals) before and after litigation commences.

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Paved with Good Intentions: When a Slip of the Tongue Becomes an Ethical Problem in a Criminal Trial (Original Live Program Date: 2/25/08)
Your client tells you a new version of what happened, just as he is about to go on the stand; an impassioned summation from a prosecutor is coming close to becoming improper; diligent witness preparation jeopardizes both a case and a career with just a few ill-chosen words. Nightmares of the criminal trial lawyer, these hazards can damage a career and a case despite the best intentions of the practitioner. Join this panel of expert criminal trial and ethics practitioners as they explore these three pitfalls waiting to trap criminal practitioners: client testimony, closing arguments, and the most essential part of trial preparation, interviewing and preparing witnesses. Minefields waiting to trap criminal practitioners, these areas are doubly hazardous in that trouble can occur even when the practitioner is acting with the best of intentions and in complete good faith. As these problems can arise with little or no notice, it is essential that the trial practitioner be aware of these issues. This panel will explore how to avoid these problems and how disciplinary committees handle them when they happen.

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Taking & Defending Depositions: From How to...to Expert Tips (Original Live Program Date: 5/20/09)
Depositions provide a valuable opportunity to take discovery necessary for your case, to test potential theories of your case and to gain valuable testimony to use for summary judgment and potentially at trial. They also offer the other side the very same opportunity. This program, by bringing together leading practitioners, will examine all aspects of taking and defending depositions through the use of lecture, demonstrations, roundtable discussion and open questioning. We will discuss why we take them, what we can get out of depositions, and the logistics of a deposition so that you are at comfort when you enter the room. We will discuss how to marshal your facts and formulate a strategy to craft a helpful outline to take a deposition. We will examine how to formulate questions to maximize the information you receive at a deposition and get the testimony you seek. We will also discuss how to prepare a witness to be deposed and how to defend a witness at a deposition. Finally, we will have a round table discussion of unique issues that arise at depositions, expert tips for taking and defending depositions and a chance for you to pose your questions to the panelists.

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Termination of an Employee: Avoiding Litigation (Original Live Program Date: 6/24/09)
When terminating an employee, what can an employer do to avoid litigation (or at least reduce its risks)? This panel will include employment lawyers (defense, plaintiff and in-house) as well as a human resources executive. It will explore the procedures that should be followed in terminating employees, separation agreements, special considerations for reductions in force and the various claims available to terminated employees. A particular focal point will be steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of a successful retaliation claim. This program is a must for employment lawyers, litigation attorneys, in-house counsel, mediators and arbitrators, human resource personnel and managers.

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The Ethics of Electronic Discovery: Best Practices & How To Avoid Civil & Criminal Sanctions (Original Live Program Date: 9/24/09)
Although the technical procedures for electronic discovery have been addressed in an increasing array of judicial opinions, rule amendments and "best practice" guidelines, the ethical implications of electronic discovery have, to date, not received significant treatment. Electronic discovery, however, presents significant risks of sanctions, disciplinary actions, malpractice claims, and even criminal penalties. This program will explore the range of such ethical implications, and panelists will discuss "best ethical practices" in this area.

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The Growing Trend of Mediating Medical Malpractice Cases What You Need to Know (Original Live Program Date: 1/23/08)
Time was, your malpractice case, if it settled at all, settled in the judge's chambers on the eve of trial or even later. No more! A growing number of malpractice cases are being submitted to mediation, to the advantage of plaintiff and defendant alike. Learn the intricacies of an aspect of the practice that you cannot afford to ignore. In this dramatic program, featuring a Supreme Court Justice, a certified mediator and prominent claims representatives, you will learn.

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The Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law: What You Don't Know May Hurt Your Client (Original Live Program Date: 2/18/09)
The intersection of criminal and immigration law is becoming more and more critical to attorneys practicing in both fields. This program will present a discussion of the immigration consequences of criminal offenses and convictions, and how criminal and immigration lawyers can work together in a criminal case to protect a client from the effects of a criminal conviction. The speakers will discuss strategies for protecting the client at every stage of the criminal process: investigation, consultation, plea, and sentence.

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Tax Controversies: Negotiating & Resolving Disputes with the IRS
This program is designed to provide lawyers, accountants, tax practitioners & taxpayers with a better understanding of the IRS examination process & useful strategies for resolving disputes with the IRS at the administrative stage. Some of the topics include current IRS priorities & initiatives relating to audits, how & why issues or taxpayers get selected for audit, responding to IRS requests for information, handling sensitive issues during an audit, the difference between civil & criminal tax issues & IRS mediation & arbitration programs.

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