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Upcoming Roundtables

Advances in Climate Change Litigation

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee | While cases seeking to hold large-scale emitters of greenhouse gases responsible for their emissions make their way through the appellate courts, a series of less well-publicized cases continues to advance through the trial courts. Cases involving claims in which (i) large waterfront terminal owners have failed to address climate impacts at their facilities in direct violation of Clean Water Act permit requirements; and (ii) major greenhouse gas emitters have failed to adequately disclose climate impacts in their public disclosures, have both survived early motions. These cases may signify more practical trends in climate litigation.

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Preventing Runaway Juries and other Perils

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 10:00-11:00 AM ET | Admiralty Litigation Committee | A detailed explanation of the jury selection process in the U.S. and what kind of tools are employed by law firms to understand the type of juror likely to be picked and how a client can mitigate its risks.

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Protected Health Information in Mediation and Arbitration: Best Practices

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 12:00-1:00 PM ET| Commercial & Business Litigation Committee | May litigators disclose individually identifiable health information to arbitrators and mediators in connection with resolving a client's dispute? This program will discuss the complicated applicable rules, including HIPAA and other laws. JAMS mediator and arbitrator Conna Weiner and regulatory and healthcare attorney Shannon Hartsfield will share practical approaches to navigating the legal and regulatory map and mitigating risks for you and your clients.

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Nonlawyer Practice of Law: Access to Justice or Recipe for Disaster?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 12:00-1:00 PM ET | Access to Justice, Commercial & Business Litigation, and Professional Liability Litigation Committees | Drastic changes to the legal profession are coming. To address the lack of access to justice, some states are considering allowing nonlawyers to provide legal advice and hold financial interests in law firms. The panelists will debate the pros and cons of allowing nonlawyers to provide legal services and partially own law firms. This program will also cover the current access of justice problems and how the practice of law got to this point. Finally, this program will also discuss the potential impact of such proposals of every day lawyers and explore alternatives to address a worsening access to justice problem.

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