January 22, 2019 GPSolo Division News


Please visit the Events & CLE page on the Division’s website for CLE teleconferences that GPSolo produces and cosponsors.

Upcoming GPSolo CLE

Evaluating Nursing Home Personal Injury Cases for Older Clients

Date: February 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Eastern
Credits: 1.50 General CLE Credit Hours

This program will provide attorneys working with elderly and special needs clients with an understanding of these clients' rights in long-term-care facilities. Faculty will teach attorneys how to screen cases to determine if a referral to a nursing home abuse lawyer is appropriate.

As a result of taking this program, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the nursing process used upon admission to a nursing home in order to advocate for clients/loved ones in nursing homes and avoid unnecessary injury
  • Identify federal and state regulations aimed to protect the elderly living in long-term-care facilities
  • Recognize red flags in living and deceased clients that may require legal action
  • Screen cases to determine if a consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer is appropriate

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Cybersecurity for Lawyers: How to Anticipate, Investigate, and Litigate a Data Breach

Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Eastern
Credits: 1.50 Ethics/Professionalism CLE Credit Hours

Learn how to protect corporate data, develop effective incident response plans, and put together the right team to respond to a cyber incident BEFORE you find out about a breach.

A panel of experienced cyber lawyers will take you through a hypothetical breach, discussing the steps you should take to:

  • Protect corporate data prior to learning about a breach
  • Develop effective incident response plans
  • Make sure you have the right team to respond to a cyber incident

The panel will focus on what to do and not to do when conducting a cyber investigation, including how to make sure certain information is covered by attorney-client privilege, and that the privilege is not inadvertently waived.

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The New Compliance Landscape in Latin America, and Its Practical Impact

Date: February 21, 2019
Credits: 1.50 General CLE Credit Hours
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern

The members of this panel will bring both compliance and industry experience to bear to discuss the impact of the new laws not only on paper but in practice, including a particular focus on Mexico’s new comprehensive national anti-corruption system (SNA), and also touching on Argentine, Peruvian, and Brazilian developments. They will share specific cases and outline practical advice for investors regarding compliance measures and due diligence.

The last several years have seen a wave of enhanced anti-corruption laws and enforcement efforts across Latin America, including in countries as diverse and dynamic as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. With new anti-corruption legal regimes and enforcement offices coming online, and cross-border enforcement cooperation more common than ever, investors in Latin America face a new compliance landscape. How do these regional compliance trends impact global compliance programs organized around U.S., UK, and OECD legal standards? And how will they impact key industries such as energy, infrastructure, real estate, and tourism?

Join our legal experts as they discuss:

  • New anti-corruption laws in Latin America
  • How those laws interact with existing U.S. and EU enforcement authorities
  • The interaction between local laws and U.S. and EU laws to represent clients doing business in Latin America given these new legal requirements

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Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Intercultural Communications, Negotiations, Diversity & the Law

Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern
Credits: 1.50 General CLE Credit Hours

If you work in the international arena, have foreign clients, or travel internationally, this program is a must. You’ll learn to better understand customs, intercultural communication, verbal and nonverbal behaviors, and global negotiating strategies.

You’re on your way to China, Russia, Malaysia, Brazil, India, or just about any exotic locale. Do you kiss, bow, or shake hands? Do you address prospects by their first name, last name, or just their title? Should you expect tough negotiations, or will they never say “no!”? Do they expect a gift, or would it be considered graft?

Every successful lawyer requires the knowledge and complex skills to communicate effectively with fellow citizens from a wide variety of ethnicities and belief systems. Understanding how an individual’s culture can influence a case or negotiation is not only a valuable skill, but also an imperative.

Join this program featuring Terri Morrison, author of the Section of International Law’s book Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Courtrooms to Corporate Counsels, and former Section Chairs Marcelo Bombau and Salli Swartz, on international business customs. Learn how to smooth over cultural barriers and form lasting client and professional relationships. The panelists will reflect on a spectrum of inter-cultural communications topics, including negotiating styles, advertising taboos, plagiarism, business protocol, appropriate attire, dining etiquette, entertainment, gestures, and gift-giving around the world.

After taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Differentiate global negotiating strategies
  • Identify and differentiate cultural barriers in international business
  • Recognize inter-cultural legal communications
  • Analyze verbal and nonverbal behaviors, and identify diverse perceptions to navigate different legal systems

Special Offer

Registrants will receive a discount code for 20% off Terri Morrison’s book Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Courtrooms to Corporate Counsels. Use promo code KISS20OFF at checkout. Offer expires 3/28/2019.

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February 27 – March 2, 2019
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together

ABA TECHSHOW has more than 31 years of experience bringing lawyers and technology together. Legal work today is dependent on technology to manage day-to-day activities, to practice more competently, and to service clients more effectively. ABA TECHSHOW teaches you how technology can work for you. Through the expansive EXPO Hall, CLEs, presentations, and workshops, you will be able to get your questions answered and learn from the top legal professionals and tech innovators, all under one roof. Regardless of your expertise level, there’s something for you at ABA TECHSHOW.

As a member of ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, you can register for ABA TECHSHOW 2019 at a special reduced rate. This discount only applies to registrants who qualify for the Standard registration and will save you $150. You can register online and include the unique discount code EP1915 at checkout to receive the discount.

Celebrate more than 31 years of legal technology and innovation. Network with legal technology experts from around the globe. Don’t forget to visit www.techshow.com for current information on ABA TECHSHOW 2019, the best place for bringing lawyers and technology together.

ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Register with discount code EP1915

ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Register with discount code EP1915

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