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16-Hour New Jersey Bridge-the-Gap, Day 1

Have you recently been admitted to practice in New Jersey? Newly admitted New Jersey attorneys can satisfy the mandatory requirement of taking 15 MCLE credits in specified New Jersey subject areas, taught by attorneys licensed and practicing New Jersey law by attending this program here at the House of the Association. More


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2nd Annual Institute on Not-for-Profit Law--Full Day

This full-day program will provide a comprehensive overview of nonprofit law, with a focus on key developments in the area. Topics to be discussed include compensation, political and legislative activities limitations, charitable solicitations, update on accounting issues, IRS update, the Attorney General’s regulatory authority, update on the Attorney General’s reform bill, including focus on interested party rules, government contracting for nonprofits and ethics issues. More


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3rd Annual White Collar Crime Institute

White collar criminal prosecutions continue to dominate the headlines. In this evolving enforcement landscape, where the trend is toward requiring admissions of wrongdoing as a condition of settlement, there seems to be less of an opportunity for traditional advocacy on behalf of corporate clients. More


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A Practical Guide to LLCs

In this seminar, an experienced panel will provide a practical introduction to LLCs. The panel will compare the LLC structure to those corporations (including S corporations), partnerships and limited partnerships, citing the advantages and disadvantages of each such entity and how such advantages and disadvantages can shape one’s choice-of-entity decision. More


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Answers to Everyday Ethical Questions

Join us to discuss how the Rules of Professional Conduct, and related decisions, opinions and commentary are applied to concrete situations that confront lawyers in everyday practice. A prominent faculty will discuss and take questions from the audience on a series of ethical conundrums. More


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Attorneys, Agents and Managers in the Entertainment Industry: Roles & Relationships

In the entertainment industry, attorneys often find themselves working with agents and managers who are also involved with the talent or with some other aspect of a transaction or project. In some instances, attorneys themselves may even take on these additional roles. More


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Current Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel & Those Who Advise Them

This ethics program is designed especially for in-house counsel and outside counsel advising their in-house clients. Using a stimulating series of hypotheticals based on real-life experience, a panel of experts will review a variety of important professional responsibility issues that affect corporate counsel on a daily basis. More


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E-Discovery 2015: Best Practices and Ethical Implications

Technology has taken hold in the eDiscovery realm. Codes of professional responsibility and court rules have raised the bar on attorneys’ technological competence. What skills and knowledge do counsel need to meet judicial expectations and ethical obligations and reduce the risk of sanctions? Our experienced faculty will consider intersections of technology and ethics, court expectations and business realities in the world of electronic information and eDiscovery as well as demystify data sources, the use of technology in eDiscovery, and the role of expertise to reduce cost and risk, in the context of the eDiscovery lifecycle of preservation, collection, review, and production. More


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Ethical Considerations For Corporate Investigations: Views From All Sides

This annual updates program will explore current issues and recent developments relating to ethical duties and responsibilities of attorneys and other participants in corporate internal investigations involving public companies. These issues will be discussed from the point of view of counsel for the corporation, investigating counsel, counsel for individual executives and government representatives. More


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Ethical Dangers of Lawyers Using Technology & Social Media

Lawyers are more dependent on electronic communication and social media than ever before. They use it to advertise in order to attract business. More


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Ethical Issues Confronting Insurers, Policyholders & Counsel in Complex Financial & Securities Litigation

At this program, faculty members will use a hypothetical fact pattern to launch a wide ranging discussion of ethics problems that can arise when lawyers represent plaintiffs, defendants or insurers in connection with financial or securities litigation. The program will address questions involving conflicts of interest, preservation of attorney-client privilege, duties with respect to document preservation and production, and other important legal ethics issues. More


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Ethical Issues in Employment Law

In the constantly evolving area of employment law, practitioners routinely face a number of ethical questions. This seminar will address some of the ethical issues that arise in employment litigation and internal investigations. During the seminar, a panel of experts will examine a number of issues, including common ethical pitfalls in employment litigation, as well as issues related to social media, the consideration of arrest and conviction records in hiring decisions, and whistleblower protection.Program Co-chairs: Janelle L. More


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Ethics & Professionalism: Best Practices for Attorneys 2015

This program offers an overview of ethical problems that arise across a range of practice areas. Members of the Committee on Professional Discipline will present short vignettes which, while often entertaining, are actually based on true experiences in actual law practice. More


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Ethics For Advertising Lawyers

Advertising lawyers confront many novel ethical issues as a result of their unique practice area. Some of these issues grow out of the “tripartite” relationship among the attorney, advertising agency, and advertising client. Others arise because advertising lawyers often find themselves on the cutting edge of technology, social media, and digital communications – areas that are of increasing concern to disciplinary authorities and ethics committees. More


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Ethics for Litigators

This program will examine a variety of issues involving ethics and professional responsibility in the context of a civil litigation practice. An experienced panel of attorneys and Judges will discuss: recent developments in the law regarding lawyer’s ethical considerations, real life tips and strategies, recent disciplinary proceedings, and the ethical issues relating to public interest and/or government attorneys.Program Chair: Jed Weiss, Cole SchotzAgenda6:00-6:15 Introduction and Opening Remarks6:15-6:35 A view from the Bench, Just How Far Can A Lawyer Go to Please His/Her Client – Judge Jeffrey Oing, New York Supreme Court Commercial Division6:35-6:50 Ethical Issues and Government Attorneys – Muriel Goode-Trufant, Division Chief, Special Federal Litigation Division New York City Law Dept.6:50 – 7:05 Know The Law! Ethics in Litigation Involving Social Media – Glenn Kazlow, General Counsel, Cole Schotz Meisel Forman & Leonard, PA7:05 – 7:15 Break7:15 - 7:35 Recent Developments – Professor Jay C. More


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Ethics in the Electronic Age: Be Careful When Using That Smart Phone, Tablet, Blog, Social Network...

Lawyers today are faced with a mind-boggling array of technological options designed to help them run their practices, communicate with their clients, store their data, and market their services. Many of these technologies – such as cloud storage, internet-based software, mobile devices, social media, and predictive coding – have created tremendous efficiencies, particularly for solo and small firm lawyers. More


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Ethics In The Empire State: Are You Familiar With The Latest Rules Of Professional Conduct?

This course provides an overview of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (“RPC”) for attorneys, which became effective in April 2009. Among the highlights are discussions of four key areas of change from the Code of Professional Responsibility that the RPC superseded: • New exceptions to the duty of confidentiality • What to do when your client presents false evidence to the tribunal • “Ghostwriting,” or assistance with the preparation of pleadings or other court filings for a nominally pro se client without disclosure of the attorney’s involvement • Rules regarding prospective clients Significant time will also be spent on other cutting-edge ethical issues, including problems that arise in the areas of e-discovery, electronic files, and the Internet. More


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Ethics, Discipline & Real World Obligations 2015

A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice, including: A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice, including:• Challenges in witness preparation Where is the line between suborning perjury and effective preparation? Payments to witnesses• Dealings with jurors Use of social media in jury selection Post-verdict contacts• Conduct toward judges Disclosure obligations under Rule 3.3 of New York’s Rules of Professional Conduct Critical statements to the press Critical statements in court• Attorney civilityProgram Chair: Edward M. More


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Getting to Yes, Practically & Ethically: Settlement agreements in Product Liability Cases

With a focus on group and mass settlements, the Product Liability Committee will present a panel of experienced practitioners and jurists to discuss best practices in reaching an ethical settlement agreement. Topics to be discussed include: the ethical considerations regarding aggregate settlements, the use of settlement masters, and settlement agreement provisions relating to indemnification by plaintiffs (and their counsel), qualified settlement funds under the Treasury Regs, and limitations on counsel’s acceptance of additional cases. More


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Hot Button Issues of Legal Ethics

Members of the Professional Ethics Committee will discuss and provide guidance on how to deal with the following "hot button" issues in this program. • Litigation funding • Escrow accounts (will address, among other things, the issue of what to do when a client directs a lawyer not to remit settlement funds) • Aggressive litigation tactics, and why these are unlikely to work as a matter of strategy • Lawyers following orders - supervision of other attorneys Program Chair: Katie M. More


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Hot Topics in Ethics: Brave New World, Same Venerable Rules

This program will address how, in a world otherwise transformed by information technology and increased competition, ethical rules developed in earlier eras continue to set important limits on what an attorney may do. The panel includes attorneys with deep experience in professional discipline, litigation and cyber-risk. More


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Law Review CLE: Business Formations for Small & Emerging Companies

Small and emerging business owners must effectively manage the legal aspects of running a business. Startup operations consult with legal professionals to ensure successful completion of corporate formation, filings and other statutory regulations. Established businesses are often faced with legal matters that require knowledge of employment and independent contracting. More


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Legal & Ethical Issues in Financing a Commercial Lawsuit: Borrowing From Peter to Sue Paul

The “American Rule” that each party bears its own court costs has long presented a barrier to complex commercial litigation that only the well-heeled could surmount. The growth of alternative litigation funding, using lending from outside financiers, has started to take hold as a market solution to the age-old problem. More


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Private Equity Structuring: The Basics

This program will serve as an instructional guide to key aspects of corporate, securities, M&A, real estate and tax matters for private equity structures, particularly with new SEC, CFTC and other regulations that require more lawyer involvement. An expert faculty will cover the basics of private equity fund formation, structuring and deal making at both the fund level and with funds’ portfolio companies, along with crowd funding and the new general solicitation and private placement regulations, including Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (“BAS/AML”). More


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Professional Liability, Legal Ethics & Risk Management: Preventing, Defending & Obtaining Insurance for Claims Against Law Firms

This program will address legal ethics violations and other issues that result in claims against firms. Using a series of hypotheticals, a panel of experts will explore: risk management strategies to prevent claims, how to defend the law firm while complying with ethical duties to the firm’s clients, how to obtain insurance coverage for legal malpractice claims, and how to coordinate the defense and insurance strategies.Program Chair: STEPHEN A. More


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