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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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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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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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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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Briefwriting 101

Your filing deadline is approaching -- What do you do? This seminar presents, in step-by-step fashion, tried and true tips for researching and drafting a professional-quality brief. Plus: tricks for reducing page-count and word-count, which alone are worth the price of admission. More


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Construction Contracts 101: Demystifying Design & Construction Contracts for the Successful Project

Through the use of case studies, real-world examples, and panel discussions, this program comprised of a panel of experienced construction and development attorneys will revisit the successful Construction Contract 101 series and walk participants through an in-depth analysis of the major contracting documents that compromise every construction project, including Owner/Architect agreements, Owner/Contractor agreements and Contractor/Subcontractor agreements. More


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Construction Contracts 201: Contracting for the Complex Construction Project- A Roadmap to the Key Clauses You Need to Know

Building off the successful Construction Contract 101 series, this advanced program will provide participants, through the use of a series of case studies, simulations and discussions, with an in-depth roadmap to the 10 key clauses that every design and construction practitioner should understand and know when drafting and documenting a complex construction project. 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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Divorce Law 101: Breaking Up Doesn't Have to be Hard to Do

Divorce is a complicated area of practice that can take a serious personal and financial toll on all involved in the process. This course was created as an introduction to divorce law, allowing you to learn some of the important strategies involved in successfully representing your client and providing him or her with the best outcome possible. 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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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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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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Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider

This course is designed to convey fundamental—but often unconsidered—principles to assist both newly admitted and seasoned attorneys with drafting, analyzing, and interpreting contracts. Unlike many other contract-drafting courses, this course focuses on the manner in which concepts are expressed in a contract, rather than the substance of any provision or contract in particular. 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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How to Read & Understand a Financial Statement

As lawyers, understanding how to read financial statements of clients you are working with will help you evaluate their financial health, allow you identify current and potential problems and possibly understand the motives driving certain business decisions. More


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Intermediate Concepts in Drafting Contracts

This course builds upon the success of the course on basic drafting concepts presented earlier this year and includes the following topics: a recap of basic concepts; formulas; attachments to contracts; ambiguities relating to modifiers and qualifiers; contract-interpretation principles; and boilerplate provisions in contracts. More


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Investigative Research Strategies for the Legal Professional

Discover how attorneys are using free public record sites and sites with free “publicly available” information, including social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Google Plus, and LinkedIn) for discovery, trial preparation, background checks, and locating missing persons. More


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iPad for Transactional Attorneys (Advanced)

Now that you've mastered sending e-mails, using your calendar, and reading the newspaper, it's time to put your iPad to work! The iPad can increase productivity, save time and money, and provide attorneys with a competitive edge at the bargaining table. Taught by an experienced commercial law practitioner (and iPad enthusiast) with over 40 years of transactional experience, this program will walk you through, in real-time demonstrations, how to get the most out of your iPad, including:• Formatted e-mails • Advanced to-do lists • Using share sheets and extensions to save time in getting programs to work together • Sharing files among apps, without using “Open in” • How to use DropBox and similar services effectively • How to use your iPad and launch apps without unlocking your iPad • Linking programs, using apps such as If This Then That (IFTTT), Do, Zapier, Schemes, URL Schemes, Drafts, and Editorial • And tying everything together with Workflow CLE credit: NY: 2.5 skills; NJ: 2.8 general MCLE; CA & PA: 2.0 general MCLE. Program Instructor: Steven O. More


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Joint Venture Agreements: Key Issues

This presentation will address important issues relating to the formation, negotiation and documenting of real estate joint venture agreements, including structuring, capital contributions, management and control rights, exclusivity and non-complete restrictions and exit strategies. More


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Jury Voir Dire & Other Jury Issues

Cases are said to be won or lost at jury selection, yet lawyers are often unclear about the purpose of jury selection and how to conduct it. Worse, trial counsel often wait until the last minute to even begin thinking about ways to approach voir dire for a particular trial. More


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Law Review CLE: Nuts & Bolts of Commercial Collection Law

This CLE class will cover the procedures for legally collecting a winning judgment against a bad debt. Additionally, the class will discuss recovery actions and compliance with governing collection guidelines. By attending this class attorneys will be better equipped to maximize their chances to recover. Key Topics:• Finding Debtors and Their Assets• Obtaining a Judgment• Collecting a Judgment• What are the creditor's rights when a debtor files for bankruptcyFaculty: MATTHEW BROWNDORF, Firm Managing Partner, BP Law Group LLP & RUDYARD W. More


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Leadership for Lawyers

Based on the American Bar Association book, Leadership for Lawyers, author Herb Rubenstein, member of the DC, MD, and VA Bars, and the New York City Bar Association, offers this course to improve the leadership skills of lawyers interested in gaining a competitive advantage in the profession. More


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Litigating Construction Project Disputes - 101

There are numerous participants in constructing a building or other type of project: owner/developer, general contractor/construction manager, sub-contractors, vendors and design professionals. Sometimes the owner/developer is a public entity with different considerations and constraints from that of a private entity. More


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Living With the New NYS Estate, Gift & Trust Income Tax Provisions

This program will cover in depth the recent significant New York tax law changes affecting estate planning and trusts, and will include a panel discussion addressing how practitioners are advising their clients in its aftermath, also taking into account the massive changes in the federal estate tax landscape brought about by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.CLE credit: New York: 3.0 total: 2.0 skills & 0.5 professional practice. More


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