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16-Hour New Jersey Bridge-the-Gap, Day 2

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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2014 Litigation Summit for In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel and Judges: What Comes Next in Federal and State Court Litigation?

This full-day program will examine the ever-changing and evolving practice of litigation. A faculty comprised of nationally recognized judges, academics, in-house counsel and outside counsel will cover current topics including: • How New Federal Rules affect Litigation in Federal Courts • What Litigators Need to Know about Appearing in the Commercial Division and New York State Courts• Cybersecurity-- What Lawyers Can and Should do to Help Clients Deal with Cyber Issues and Avoid Fall-Out• How to Navigate Governmental Investigations and Enforcement Actions• Cost Reduction Strategies and Techniques to Enhance the Value of Legal ServicesAttendees will be provided with an update on litigation changes affecting their practice and improve litigation skills to better manage litigation and serve clients. AGENDA8:15 - 8:30 Welcome Beth L. More


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3rd Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute (Full Day)

In the past year, there have been numerous, significant developments in securities litigation and enforcement. While lawsuits arising from the credit crisis are on the wane, a new wave of securities class actions has replaced them. At the same time, as a result of the internationalization of the enforcement landscape, financial institutions are regularly involved in multiple, cross-border investigations and enforcement actions conducted by federal, state and foreign regulators. More


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Anatomy of a Trial: Tips & Strategies to Win Your Case

As Judge Herbert Stern notes in his classic Trying Cases to Win, most of us stumble out of schools of law and into courts of law, with little knowledge of how actually to try a case. And few tasks are as intimidating as presenting a case to a jury. But trial practice can be learned and mastered. 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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Current Developments in Commercial Division Practice

Commercial Division justices and practitioners will review and update practice and procedure in the Supreme Court’s Commercial Division. The program will cover recent rule changes and proposals and noteworthy commercial decisions rendered in the Commercial and Appellate Divisions, including on discovery, motions to dismiss, and summary judgment. 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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Current Governance Issues in Coops & Condos

This updated annual seminar is intended for attorneys who represent cooperatives and condominiums and, in particular, those who serve as directors on cooperative and condominium boards. If you attended the Hot Topics in Coops & Condos program in April, you won’t want to miss this program!Program Chair: Dale J. More


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Cutting Edge Issues in Digital Risk Management

Digitization of information creates risk including over-preservation, under-preservation, eForgery, spoliation, and data breach, to name a few. This presentation will address lawyers’ roles in helping to manage those risks in the context of internal investigations and litigation & regulatory inquiries. 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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Employment Transitions in the Financial Services Industry: Practical & Legal Issues

This program will explore the practical and legal issues that arise when employees transition between financial services firms. When an employee now ends his or her employment at a bank, hedge fund, private equity or other financial services firm, both the employer and employee are faced with a complex set of risks and competing interests to protect, many of which involve the use and protection of intangible confidential information. More


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Enforcing Money Claims Pre- & Post-Judgment: Turning Your Judgment Into An Actual Financial Recovery

This course examines in detail the process of turning that judgment into an actual financial recovery for your client, and evaluates everything from the logistical issues in turning that judgment into an enforceable document in state and federal court, how to locate and identify the defendants’ assets both nationally and internationally, and how to take possession of and sell those assets to satisfy your judgment. 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 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 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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Every Contract is a Litigation Waiting to Happen

Market standard clauses that appear in many business contracts (e.g. choice of law clauses, integration clauses, fee-shifting clauses) often do not work as intended when tested in the court room. This seminar identifies which clauses are subject to repeat litigation, and makes practical drafting suggestions that will reduce the risk of contract disputes. More


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Federal Court Practice 101: Introduction to the Nuts & Bolts of Federal Civil Practice

This program is designed to introduce attorneys, particularly those in their first three years of practice, to the nuts and bolts of federal civil practice. By focusing on real-life scenarios andpractical skills, the panelists will share their advice on how to succeed at each stage of litigationin federal court, from the initial conference to the close of discovery. 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 Affecting Estate Litigators: To Infinity & Beyond

The panelists will discuss the commencement of proceedings in Surrogate's Court and related issues of standing, beneficiary status and applicable statute of limitations. Thereafter, the panelists will address burdens of proof and some common evidentiary problems, particularly those surrounding gifts purportedly made by a decedent during his lifetime. More


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Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Litigation 2013

There have been several important recent developments affecting bankruptcy litigation. Join a panel of experienced practitioners as they examine director and officer duties and liabilities, the significant legal issues presented in the Madoff “clawback” cases, and an update on the evolving impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Stern v. More


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How Litigation Can Solve Cases of Financial Elder Abuse

A panel of experienced trust and estates attorneys will discuss litigation-based solutions to correcting financial elder abuse, including contested probate proceedings, discovery and turnover proceedings, and proceedings to recover alleged gifts.Program Chair: Eric W. More


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Insider Trading 2014: New Developments in Investigating, Prosecuting & Defending Cases

Insider trading continues to be a high enforcement priority for both the SEC and DOJ. Both agencies have devoted unprecedented resources to investigating insider trading violations, continue to employ aggressive investigative techniques, and ventured into new substantive territories and prosecution theories. More


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Insurance Law: The Basics

Insurance law issues cut across many practice areas. This popular program on the nuts and bolts of New York insurance law is designed for attorneys who encounter insurance related issues in their practice. A working knowledge of insurance coverage issues that regularly arise is a valuable resource for lawyers including the civil litigator in the commencement, defense or settlement of a lawsuit; the business transaction lawyer advising on risk management concerns; and the in-house counsel confronted with company potential liability matters. More


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International Judgment Enforcement: Recovering Hidden Assets

Enforcing judgments and recovering assets across national borders can be challenging. At this program, an experienced group of practitioners will share their first-hand insights into the international judgment enforcement and asset recovery process, including: how to sequence enforcement in key Asian jurisdictions, to leverage intra-Asian treaties for judgment enforcement; when to deploy the various injunction and discovery options available to parties in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and other offshore financial centers; how to maximize the international reach of discovery devices available in the U.S. More


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