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Batson v. Kentucky and the Continuing Challenge of Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

Prosecutors continue to strike people of color in jury selection, resulting in all-white juries even in jurisdictions with diverse populations that include many people of color. Prosecutors give trivial reasons for their strikes, often reading them off lists of “approved race-neutral reasons.” Judges routinely approve the reasons. There is a growing recognition that Batson has completely failed to prevent discrimination. Some states have adopted other approaches to prevent discriminati...

General Credits
1
Price$50

COVID-19 and Due Process

This CLE program will focus on due process issues related to litigating cases during the COVID pandemic. Topics can include issues with jury selection, public access to courts, witness testimony, use of remote/video testimony, speedy trial, and best health practices in offices and in court. The presentation is designed to be modular and specific areas can be expanded or removed based on other presentations.

General Credits
0.75
Price$25

How to Protect Your Law License: Reading from Below the Bottom Line

Join us for a two-part session designed to keep you in compliance with your ethical and business obligations. The first part of the session will focus on strategies for staying in compliance in such matters as: Client Relations: evaluating potential clients; avoiding conflicts; when to terminate relationships Communicating with Clients: informed consent; material risks Tax Compliance IRS and State Audit Steps Avoiding Criminal Tax Investigations

Total Credits
2.25
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Plan Your Escape: Leaving the Law Firm for Public Sector Law

In this CLE course, presenter Mark J. Wuellner discusses how attorneys can make the transition from the law firm into a fulfilling public sector legal career. He guides you through discovering your purpose for the move and why public sector law may – or may not – be for you. Then he shares tips and tricks for interviewing and securing a public sector legal position learned from his own experience on both sides of the interview table. He busts myths about what to expect in a public s...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Writing and Editing Tips

This highly practical presentation is designed to immediately help participants improve the quality of their legal writing. Marilena David-Martin takes us through practices designed to improve the readability, credibility and clarity of written expression by providing tips on how to make good choices on formatting issues, language choices, sequence, and analysis. She also provides great suggestions for improving the quality of the editing process.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Panning for Gold: Making Preliminary Hearings Count

Preliminary and other pretrial evidentiary hearings are excellent opportunities to learn more about the prosecution case, test defense legal theories, and lock in the witness’s story. Just because we often lose these hearings on the merits does not mean that they cannot help us. It is important to think about the goals for the hearing, each witness, and each topic that will be covered in the hearing. The goals dictate our strategy and tactics at the hearing, especially our choice of questionin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Long Road Back: Commercial Landlord and Tenant Strategies and Covid-19 Defenses

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related government shutdowns, our landlord-tenant courts will be stretched beyond their limits once they are re-opened and eviction moratoria have fully expired. This CLE provides landlords and tenants with strategies to circumvent court backlogs and discusses how trial courts have addressed impossibility of contract and other relevant Covid-19 defenses. The CLE also provides an update on the commercial eviction moratorium and previews relevant legislat...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

How to Conduct a Deposition in a Pandemic

The pre-trial deposition stage is a critical point in any litigation. Indeed many personal injury and commercial cases are either won or lost during the deposition phase. Our panel of experts provides practical guidance, while teaching basic deposition skills, techniques for handling commonly encountered problems, how to use depositions at trial, how to seek rulings from a trial judge, and what you need to know about conducting depositions during the pandemic. A demonstration of how to conduct...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Legal Writing: Striving for Clarity

This CLE program (“Striving for Clarity”) will discuss steps to achieve clarity in legal writing. The presenter, Judge Bob Bacharach, will draw on examples from psycholinguistics, oratory, and advocacy to illustrate techniques to enhance clarity in legal writing. The main topics will involve: creating context before detail, using simple language, linking the information in your sentences, and conveying the information in manageable chunks. In discussing the creation of con...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Animal Rescue Law

This Animal Rescue Law Update will feature presentations on a wide variety of topics of interest to animal lovers, as well as a lively panel discussion. Topics include: Animals, Nature and Life in Sri Lanka Rescuing Horses from Slaughter - An Update Animal Safety in Filmmaking Flying with Companion Animals Animal Protection in Rural Areas

General Credits
1.75
Price$75
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