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Sound Advice

Tips for Young Lawyers Making the Move In-House
Learn the core skills that young lawyers should develop to make a successful move from private practice to an in-house legal career, as in-house counsel Katie Kimbrell and Gregg McCormick offer their valuable perspectives. (15:57 min.)

Social Media and Legal Risk Management
A company's reputation is arguably its most important asset. Arvin Maskin explains how today, companies with established brands and spotless reputations are faced with new challenges in the digital age. Now, one person can threaten a corporation's reputation instantaneously, and thus it is more important than ever to safeguard against these risks. (10:45 min.)

Using Private Judges as an ADR Method
By Anthony J. Carriuolo
Anthony J. Carriuolo discusses the alternative dispute resolution method of engaging private judges to adjudicate parties’ disputes, and compares the pros and cons of traditional court practices or arbitration. (7:44 min.)

Tips from the Trenches
By Christina Liu
Being a young lawyer is a constant learning process. Christina Liu offers helpful tips from the trenches for developing your skills and career. (6:33 min.)

Office Management for Young Lawyers
Young lawyers in law firms often make the mistake of thinking that they do not have any "clients." Demetra Liggins explains office management for young lawyers, including how they do indeed have "clients," just not in the traditional sense. (6:02 min.)

Marketing for Young Lawyers
Mark Powers, president of Atticus, explains the best ways to market yourself as a young lawyer in today's fast-paced world. (8:07 min.)

Roundtables

Virtual ADR Is the Reality: Share What You've Learned, Learn What You Need
COVID-19 kicked off a revolution in virtual mediation and arbitration that won’t stop soon and in many ways is here to stay. (61:35 min.)

The Bounds of Sex Revisited: Implications of the Supreme Court's Title VII Ruling
On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court issued an unexpected landmark ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 protects gay and transgender employees from workplace discrimination, establishing sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under the law. In honor of Pride Month, join our prestigious panelists once again as they review their predictions from last year and analyze the implications of this decision for the future. Joshua Matz, counsel at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP is a former law clerk to Justice Kennedy and a Supreme Court practitioner. Cory Struble is an associate at Quinn Emanuel and author of amicus briefs submitted as part of the Title VII litigation. And Jocelyn Samuels is the executive director of the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, a premier LGBTQ think tank. Last June they gathered to discuss their expectations for this very decision. Join us again to examine what this decision tells us about our new Supreme Court and what it may mean for other LGBTQ-related cases coming up before the Court. The Roundtable was moderated by Wade Kolb, a member at Wyche and cochair of the LGBT Law and Litigator Committee. (61:11 min.)

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Alternative Career Paths
Is a law firm my only option? Is there another option besides law firm life? Think law firm life is the only career path for lawyers, then this Roundtable is for you. In this Roundtable, our panelists will discuss alternative career paths for lawyers coming right from law school or looking to make the move from law firm life. Our panelists include Heather White, Sr. Director, Associate General Counsel at TIAA; Traci Telemaque, Assistant Public Defender; and Jordan Abshire of Abshire Legal Search, LLC. (55:15 min.)


Disclaimer:

The information on “Sound Advice” is for discussion purposes only and does not reflect the opinions of the ABA. The information is not legal advice nor a substitute for legal counsel.