ABA Law Student Division
April 2010 News and Activities


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Economic Recovery
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Find the latest information from the ABA on how to get through the economic downturn. Our Economic Recovery Resources portal contains resources and tips on a variety of topics from job searching, to practice management, to professional development and more. Tell me more

Highlights

Congratulations to the 2009-2010 National Competition Winners

ABA Rep Rewards: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2010 Member Olympics

Clerkships, Fellowships and Internships

Antitrust - Summer Fellowship Award

Criminal Justice - Internship

Environmental Law - Diversity Fellowship

International - Internship

Awards, Scholarships
and Competitions

Domestic Violence - 7th Annual Law Student Writing Competition

Environmental Law - Law Student Program of the Year Award

National Security - Writing Competition

Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law - Writing Competition

Real Property, Trust and Estate Law - Student Writing Contest

Entity Meetings
and Events

State and Local Government Law Networking Reception (4/29/10)

Taxation May Meeting (5/6-8/10)

Tax Bridge to Practice (5/6/10)

Writing Techniques for Winning Cases Featuring Gary Kinder (5/7/10, 5/15/10 and 5/21/10)

20th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud (5/12-13/10)

Equal Justice Conference (5/13-15/10)

Administrative Law Spring Conference and CLE Program (5/14/10)

Eastern Water Resources Conference (5/20-21/10)

6th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute (6/1/10)

36th National Conference on Professional Responsibility (6/3-5/10)

26th National Forum on Client Protection
(6/4-5/10)

12th Annual National Institute on Banking Law Basics (6/7-9/10)

Live Teleconferences
and Webcasts

Melting Pot or Mosaic: Language and Accent Discrimination in a Multicultural Workplace (4/21/10)

Personal vs Professional: Handling Employee Participation in Online Communities (4/21/10)

Death of Major Label Distribution: Birth of DIY (4/28/10)

Hollywood Calling: Transactions in Adapting a Book into Film (4/29/10)

What Law School Didn't Teach You: Self-Advocacy for Survival and Sustainability (4/29/10)

Land Use Hot Topics (4/30/10)

Government Operations Hot Topics (4/30/10)

Current Issues in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language Instruction (4/30/10)

What Every Construction Lawyer Should Know About the Stimulus Act (5/5/10)

Ethics of Starting Your Own Firm (5/5/10)

Is Commercial Real Estate the Next Litigation Wave? (5/11/10)

Getting Your Law Firm (Or Case) On the Local Television News (5/20/10)

Digital Platforms 101 (5/25/10)

Deaccessing: Collection Cure or Virtual Sale (5/27/10)

Network to Blog - Old vs New Media: What You Need to Know in Sports Deals (6/23/10)

The Complex World of Licensing Songs and Composing Scores for Television, Film and Videogames (6/24/10)

Attention Graduating
Law Students

Kaplan PMBR Bar Review: Receive a tuition discount of $100 off of Kaplan PMBR's full-service Complete Bar Review Course for your state or the Kaplan PMBR MBE Combination Course.  Receive $50 off of the MBE Foundation or Final Review course.  Tell me more

2009-2010 Law Student Health Insurance
The ABA Law Student Division offers students an opportunity to purchase health insurance, including their spouse/domestic partner and/or children. Law students currently enrolled in the Division's health insurance plan may extend coverage for up to one year after graduation, provided there is no break in coverage and the student meets all eligibility requirements. Note: Rates can be found on the enrollment form. Tell me more

Congratulations to the
Newly Elected
2010-2011 National Officers

Chair-Elect
Kevin Johnson

University of Alabama
School of Law

Vice Chair-Elect
Stephanie McCoy Loquvam

Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law
Arizona State University

Secretary/Treasurer-Elect
AnnMichelle Hart

University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law

Division Rep to the
ABA Board of Governors-Elect
Tommy Preston, Jr.

University of South Carolina
School of Law

The new 2010-2011 Officers officially will take office at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting to be held August 5-9, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

Attention
Newly Elected SBA Presidents
and ABA Representatives

The ABA Law Student Division is currently collecting 2010-2011 election results from each of the 199 ABA-approved law schools across the country. If you are a recently elected SBA President or ABA Rep at your law school, please be sure to report your leadership position to the ABA using the appropriate reporting form. If you are interested in becoming an ABA Rep at your law school, please contact your law school dean or SBA President for information on how your law school elects or appoints individuals for this position. Tell me more

Law Day
May 1, 2010
Enduring Traditions,
Emerging Challenges

Student bar associations and law student organizations can schedule Law Day events that fit within their academic calendar. When planning a program at your school, seek partnerships with other student organizations on campus. Contact your local or state bar association or local schools and civic groups. Download the Law Day Planning Guide for more tips for law student programs. Tell me more

Law School Happenings

University of Illinois College of Law
Leadership in Energy / Environmental Design (“LEED”) Law Clinic

LEED is a third-party green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and is administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (“GBCI”). The LEED rating system promotes sustainable building choices throughout the development process by basing LEED certification on achieving specific goals. In support of this movement to reserve our nation's natural resources, a student run LEED Team at U of I has been been in consultation with a local real estate developer to obtain LEED certification for an apartment clubhouse. For details contact Joshua Naggar, Law Student participants and LEED Accredited Professional.

Career Resources

Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law - Free Podcast Download
In this quick download of the January 27, 2010 teleconference, four lawyers with varied backgrounds in the fields of environmental, energy and natural resources law provide practical guidance on various career options, advice for achieving certain career goals, and overviews of their day-to-day practices. Free MP3 Download

Intellectual Property Law - On-Line Articles for Law Students
ABA-IPL is happy to announce the creation of a new member benefit specifically for law students! Some of the Section’s young lawyer members are offering their wisdom on issues that they have recently dealt with and that law students will soon experience through a new series of online articles. Check out the ABA-IPL law student webpage for the first article of this series, Careers in IP for Non-Technical Students. Don’t forget to visit the ABA-IPL law student webpage every few weeks for newly posted articles. Tell me more

Law Practice Management - TechShow on Twitter
This year’s Techshow, held March 25-27 in Chicago, was another example of LPM’s focus on bringing the value of technology to the legal profession. Live Twitter feeds kept attendees, and those unable to attend, connected. These feeds on virtual lawyering, internet research, and the use of social networking to grow your practice are now available online. Tell me more

Other Items of Interest

The California Supreme Court Historical Society Writing Contest
Award: $2,500 and publication in the Society's journal, California Legal History.
Entry deadline: June 30, 2010.
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Special Annual Meeting Issue Coming Next Month

ABA Annual Meeting & Career Fair
August 5-10, 2010
San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Career Fair
August 6, 2010

Law Student Division Activities
August 5-7, 2010

May 28, 2010
Early Bird Advance Registration Deadline:

$50 LSD Members
$75 Non-Member Law Students

Registration Fee after May 28, 2010
$75 LSD Members
$100 Non-Member Law Students

The Law Student registration fee includes complimentary admittance to the Career Fair and most CLE programs during the meeting.

Law Student Division Annual Meeting Tentative Schedule of Events

ABA Annual Meeting Website

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Join the ABA Law Student Division
Leadership Team

2010-2011 National Leadership Opportunities
Nomination Postmarked Deadline: June 1, 2010

Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates
The ABA House of Delegates has the ultimate responsibility for establishing Association policy both as to the administration of the Association and its positions on professional and public issues. Delegates to the House of Delegates are responsible for attending each meeting of the House, participating fully in its proceedings, and discharging the responsibilities of the House. Additionally, it is the responsibility of each delegate to keep his/her constituency fully apprised of actions taken by the House and, to the extent possible, matters pending before the House, and to assist constituent entities in presenting issues of concern for debate and action taken by the House.

The Law Student Division elects three Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates to serve a one-year term. In short, these delegates are responsible for:

  • Representing the Division to the ABA House of Delegates and advocating Division positions to other ABA entities;
  • Working for ABA House of Delegates adoption of Division resolutions, co-sponsored resolutions, and resolutions directly affecting law students filed with the House;
  • Serving as the primary contact and coordinators to the 65+ Law Student Division liaisons to other ABA entities; and
  • Maintaining a webpage on the Division's website devoted to updating the membership regarding legislation on Capitol Hill and within the ABA on issues relevant to law students.
For more information, a position overview and a Nomination Form for the Division Delegate position, visit the ABA Law Student Division website.

Vice Chair-Student Bar Associations
Student Bar Associations serve as an essential link between the Division and law students around the country. SBA Presidents bring the concerns and issues of their students to a regional and national level. The Vice Chair-SBA serves as the voice and representative of SBAs on a national level. Serving a one-year term, the Vice Chair-SBA is responsible for:

  • Strengthening relationships between the SBA and ABA organizations at local, regional and national levels;
  • Facilitating discussions with SBA Presidents regarding issues of concern to law schools, law students, and legal education;
  • Representing the interests of student bar associations and assisting these organization leaders in drafting/filing policy recommendations on behalf of SBA Presidents; and
  • Maintaining and developing resources and materials for the Division's SBA webpage, handbook, conferences and law school chapters.

For more information, a position overview and a Nomination Form for the Vice Chair-Student Bar Associations position, visit the ABA Law Student Division website.

Circuit Lt. Governors
Application deadlines vary by Circuit beginning on April 16, 2010
The opportunities for leadership development and professional advancement as a Lt. Governor are tremendous! Candidates for Lt. Governor need not have previous ABA Law Student Division involvement. The experiences are varied, the time commitment is manageable, and the rewards are numerous. Be part of an interested and motivated team of ABA Law Student Division members working together with SBA Presidents, ABA Representatives, Liaisons, and your fellow law student at every academic level to enhance the law school experience on a local and regional level. For information regarding opportunities available in your Circuit, visit your Circuit webpage or contact your Circuit Governor for details.

 

Congratulations to the 2009-2010
National Competition Winners

The Law Student Division annually sponsors four national competitions. These competitions offer participating students a forum to develop the very skills they will use as practitioners, and a chance to meet and network with fellow law students—future colleagues—from around the nation. Competitions also provide an excellent opportunity for law students to gain important resume-building experience and recognition.

Arbitration Competition National Champions
Texas Tech University School of Law
Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the fifth annual ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition National Finals. Only 12 teams out of the 47 that competed made it to Orange, CA. Show me the final rankings

Negotiation Competition National Champions
Boston University School of Law
Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the 26th annual Negotiation Competition. Only 24 teams out of the 215 that competed made it to Orlando, FL. Show me the final rankings

Client Counseling Competition National Champions
University of Illinois College of Law
Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the 37th annual Client Counseling Competition.  Only 12 teams out of the 136 that competed made it to Waco, TX.  Show me the final rankings

National Appellate Advocacy Competition National Champions
South Texas College of Law
Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the 2009-10 National Appellate Advocacy Competition National Finals. Only 24 teams out of the 195 that competed made it to Chicago, IL. Show me the final rankings

Entry forms for the 2010-2011 Competition season opens in June 2010. Visit the ABA Law Student Division Competitions website for details.

 

ABA Rep Rewards
Congratulations to the
Winners of the 2010 Member Olympics

Congratulations to Elizabeth Horner of the University of Virginia School of Law who won an American Airlines gift certificate in the 2010 ABA Member Olympics recruitment contest. Elizabeth recruited 27 new members to the ABA’s Law Student Division in February.

Charmaine Ford of Appalachian School of Law achieved the highest recruitment numbers in February with 35 members. Charmaine received cash gift cards with congratulations for her outstanding recruitment skills.

 

Clerkships, Fellowships and Internships

Antitrust Law
Summer Antitrust Law Fellowship Award
Application deadline: April 23, 2010

Created to provide unpaid summer employment opportunities within approved government agencies (federal, state, or international) for law students dedicated to the enforcement of antitrust laws, or other institutions whose primary mission is to advance the study of antitrust and competition law. Each Fellow will receive a gross award of $5,000 and may receive reimbursement for certain travel expenses. In addition, each Fellow will be assigned a Section of Antitrust Law Mentor who will monitor the Fellow's progress and meet with each Fellow several times throughout the summer months and be available to offer any assistance. 
Tell me more

Criminal Justice
Internship Opportunities
Applications accepted year-round

Previous successful candidates spent a summer or semester in the Washington, DC offices of the Section assisting with criminal justice policy
research, Section committee projects, and various other activities. Tell me more

Environment, Energy and Resources Law
Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law
Application deadline: Varies by state

Designed to encourage disadvantaged or traditionally underrepresented law students to study and pursue careers in environmental law. Work on environmental justice is coordinated with not-for-profit organizations representing traditionally under served groups, other not-for-profit environmental organizations, and local, state, and federal governmental organizations that provide placements for summer Fellowship recipients. For more information contact
Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

International Law
International Internship Program
Application deadlines: Varies by program

Designed to give law students the opportunity to apply for internships all over the world including Latin America, Europe and Asia. For questions, contact
Ingrid White, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of International Law, or Angela Benson, Section Membership Director. Tell me more

 

Awards, Scholarships and Competitions

You must be an ABA Law Student Division member to be considered for the awards, scholarships or competitions listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award
Nomination deadline: April 23, 2010

Recognizes the best student-organized educational program or public service project that focused on issues in the field of environmental, energy, or natural resources law. For more information, contact
Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

Domestic Violence
7th Annual Law Student Writing Competition
Entry deadline: May 31, 2010
Award: Publication in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law and an honorarium

Designed to further the legal needs of victims of domestic violence or advance efforts to address the incidence, causes and effects of intimate partner violence. Tell me more

Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
2010 Student Writing Contest
Entry deadline: June 19, 2010

Designed to encourage and reward law student writing on real property, trust and estate law subjects. Tell me more

Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law
K. William Kolbe Law Student Writing Competition
Entry deadline: June 1, 2010
Award: $2,500 cash, a free membership in the Section for one year after graduation, airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Section’s Fall Council Meeting.

Submissions should address a current, general interest, legal topic relating to a specific industry covered by the section. For questions, contact
Raiford Smith, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of Public Utility. Tell me more

Law and National Security
2010 National Security Law Student Writing Competition: National Security in a Globalized World
Entry deadline: August 15, 2010

Award: $500; airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Standing Committee's 20th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference in Washington, DC (November, 2010); possible publication in the National Security Law Report.
This competition is designed to encourage scholarly debate regarding current issues related to U.S. national security in the global environment; international security; international treaties and their impact on national security.
Tell me more

 

Entity Meetings and Events

Section of State and Local Government Law
Spring Meeting Networking Reception
Thursday, April 29, 2010 (5:00pm - 6:30pm)
Law Firm of Carlton Fields, 4000 International Place, Miami, FL

Features ABA President-Elect Stephen N. Zack, and a book signing for the Section's most recent publication, “ Takings International” by Professor Rachelle Alterman. This is a complimentary program and a great opportunity to meet public and private attorneys who practice in municipal law. Law students interested in attending should send an RSVP email by April 23rd to Marsha Boone (312) 988-5649.

Taxation
2010 May Meeting

May 6-8, 2010
Grand Hyatt Hotel (Washington, DC)
Free registration for ABA Law Student Division members! 

It’s more important than ever to learn about the changes in tax laws and regulations that affect business and tax planning.  Join the ABA Section of Taxation for two days of CLE programs and the opportunity to participate in high-level discussions between private practitioners and government on the most important issues facing tax lawyers today. Check out the Tax Section’s newest video about this meetings and the benefits of attending.   Tell me more

Taxation
Tax Bridge to Practice

May 6, 2010 (2:00pm - 6:00pm)
Grand Hyatt Hotel (Washington, DC)

Held in conjunction with the Tax Section's Spring Meeting
Free registration for ABA Law Student Division members! 
Designed for law student, young lawyers and general practitioners transitioning to a tax practice as an introduction to this specialty. Tell me more

Center for Continuing Legal Education
Writing Techniques for Winning Cases Featuring Gary Kinder
May 7, 2010 (Chicago, IL); May 14, 2010 (Seattle, WA); May 21, 2010 (Denver, CO)

Emphasizing the importance of ethics in writing, Gary Kinder will teach you how to write a persuasive brief and show you how to make judges want to decided in your favor. Discover how to shape a case for impact; how to get the judge's attention; how to present a case quickly and cleanly; how to capture a judge's imagination; and how to structure arguments no opponent can deny.
Tell me more

ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education
20th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud
May 12-14, 2010
Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel (Miami Beach, FL)

Designed for health care attorneys, compliance professionals, regulators, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys and qui tam realtors' counsel. Panelists, facilitators and participants from each of these interest groups will join together for a unique opportunity to meet and share experiences and concerns in a non-adversarial setting.
Tell me more

American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid & Defenders Association
Equal Justice Conference
May 13-15, 2010
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (Phoenix, AZ)

Brings together all components of the legal community to discuss equal justice issues as they relate to the delivery of legal services to poor and low-income individuals in need of legal assistance through plenary sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and special programming.
Tell me more

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Spring Conference and CLE Program
May 14, 2010
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Farmington, PA)

Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
2010 Eastern Water Resources Conference
May 20-21, 2010 (Orlando, FL)
Offers reduced registration rates for ABA Law Student Division members who wish to attend. For more information, contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
6th Annual Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute
June 1, 2010
Capitol Hilton Hotel (Washington, DC)

Tell me more

Center for Professional Responsibility
36th National Conference on Professional Responsibility
June 3-5, 2010
Seattle Westin Hotel (Seattle, WA)
Free registration for ABA Law Student Division members! 

Take this opportunity to hear nationally known ethics experts and learn about issues that will help you build an ethical practice in your legal career.  To take advantage of the free law student registration for ABA Law Student Division members. Space is limited so you must pre-register no later than May 7, 2010 by sending an
e-mail to the Center for Professional Responsibility with your contact information, law school and year of graduation. Tell me more

Standing Committee on Client Protection
26th National Forum on Client Protection
June 4-5, 2010
Seattle Westin Hotel (Seattle, WA)

Among other highlights, topics explored during the 26th National Forum include: handling cross-border claims for reimbursement; recovering funds following lawyer bankruptcy and criminal proceedings; getting the most out of your fund’s reserves; a discussion of hot topics for lawyers’ funds for client protection; and the implications of a lawyer’s role in loan modification scams. In addition, the Committee will hold its annual Town Hall Meeting and Difficult Claims Workshop. 
Tell me more

Business Law
12th Annual National Institute on Banking Law Basics
June 7-9, 2010
Hotel Nikko (San Francisco, CA)

This comprehensive introduction to banking law regulations is designed for those considering a career as a banking lawyer, consultant or other bank professional. Take home a fundamental understanding of the basic laws and regulations governing banks and bank holding companies and attend a two-hour segment addressing the ethical considerations you may face when representing a banking organization.
Tell me more

 

Live Teleconferences and Webcasts

Labor and Employment Law - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Melting Pot or Mosaic: Language and Accent Discrimination in a Multicultural Workplace
April 21, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

With English as a second language for many workers, employers face the prospect of national origin discrimination claims based on language or accent with increasing frequency. An expert panel will discuss how to organize the multi-lingual workforce and recent trends in national origin discrimination laws. Tell me more

Science and Technology Law - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Personal vs Professional: Handling Employee Participation in Online Communities
April 27, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Employee participation in online communities is raising difficult questions for employers. The line between personal and professional life is increasingly hard to discern, and the emergence and prevalence of online communities, including virtual worlds, social networking sites, bulletin board and blogs have employers struggling to legally provide employee guidelines. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Death of Major Label Distribution: Birth of DIY
April 28, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Learn how technology is dramatically changing the landscape of the music industry, bringing an end to conventional distribution means, and causing traditional distribution revenue streams to dry up, while also creating dozens of new ways that artists can exploit their content across a variety of platforms. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Hollywood Calling: Transactions in Adapting a Book into a Film
April 29, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Books of fiction and non-fiction have been the basis for some of the most successful films in the history of the motion picture industry. This program will discuss the relationships among an author, agent, book publisher, and film company when a book is adapted into a motion picture, along with an analysis of the relevant provisions in each respective agreements. Tell me more

Law Practice Management - Teleconference and Integrated Visual Webcast
What Law School Didn't Teach You: Self-Advocacy for Survival and Sustainability
April 29, 2010 (1:30pm-3:00pm Eastern Time)

Live from the Law Practice Management Spring Meeting and the Third Program in the ABA Presidential Diversity Program Series: Strategies for Success
Law school did a good job of providing you with knowledge of substantive law. But, knowing "the law" is only the beginning if you are going to truly demonstrate your unique and diverse talents.  And, that is what you need to do to succeed, especially in today's economy. This live video webcast program will help you identify the unique and diverse talents you have that will help make you a successful lawyer.
Tell me more

State and Local Government - Teleconference and Integrated Visual Webcast
Land Use Hot Topics
April 30, 2010 (12:30pm-2:00pm Eastern Time)

Live Webcast from the Section of State and Local Government Law Spring Meeting
This popular annual program will cover the hottest developments in several areas of the law related to land use regulation. Tell me more

State and Local Government - Teleconference and Integrated Visual Webcast
Governmental Operations Hot Topics
April 30, 2010 (2:30pm-3:30pm Eastern Time)

Live Webcast from the Section of State and Local Government Law Spring Meeting
Explore the latest issues in Governor Operations Law including public records, public rights of way, emergency and disaster law, and ADA accessibility. Tell me more

State and Local Government - Teleconference and Integrated Visual Webcast
Current Issues in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language Instruction
April 30, 2010 (3:45pm-4:45pm Eastern Time)

Live Webcast from the Section of State and Local Government Law Spring Meeting
Panelists will guide you through the legal maze when addressing real world issues confronting school districts, teachers, parents and students relative to bilingual education and instruction in English as a second language. Explore the significant landmarks that all legal professionals working in education must know today. Tell me more

Construction Industry - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
What Every Construction Lawyer Should Know About the Stimulus Act
May 5, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)
The Stimulus Act is the source of hundreds of billions of dollars in construction contract funds affecting federal and local contracting. Individuals who receive Stimulus Act money are subject to new Federal Regulations. Get a basic understanding of these regulations and their impact on contractors who take advantage of the program. Tell me more

Professional Responsibility - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Ethics of Starting Your Own Firm
May 5, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Many lawyers are starting their own firms, either because of personal choice or economic realities.  But starting a new firm comes with a number of ethical pitfalls even the most seasoned attorney may not foresee. This program is intended to provide practical guidance on ethical issues encountered when starting a law firm, including when leaving a law firm to start a new practice. Tell me more

Litigation/Real Estate Litigation Committee - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Is Commercial Real Estate the Next Litigation Wave?
May 11, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

With all the attention placed on the housing crisis, the issues with commercial real estate have been sidelined.  Yet two trillion dollars in commercial real estate loans are coming due over the next 15 months, and default rates are soaring.  Explore the unique litigation issues arising from the use of complex financing structures and discuss strategies for lenders, borrowers and investors to navigate these complexities. Tell me more

Law Practice Management - Monthly Teleconference
Getting Your Law Firm (Or Case) On the Local Television News
May 20, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Learn how to prepare your firm and/or case for the local television news media. Explore when and why your firm should encourage local television coverage as well as the ethical considerations of speaking about your case in the media. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Digital Platforms 101
May 25, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Discover the major digital video distribution trends, platform technologies, services, business models and related digital rights management solutions within the U.S. and abroad. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Deaccessioning: Collection Cure or Virtual Sale
May 27, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm)

In an era when deaccessioning is used and abused by museum and institutions around the country and the globe, it is time for practitioners to understand their legal and corporate responsibilities.
Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Network to Blog - Old vs New Media: What You Need to Know in Sports Deals
June 23, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm)

Panelists will discuss the legal and business issues relating to the various rights granted and obtainable in sports media deals locally, nationally, and internationally.
Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
The Complex World of Licensing Songs and Composing Scores for Television, Film and Videogames
June 24, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm)

Panelists will discuss the many different types of licenses that are being negotiated for the use of pre-existing songs in audiovisual productions as well as the changing language for composer deals.
Tell me more

 


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