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Cannabis IP: Real or Smoke and Mirrors?

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | Intellectual Property Litigation Committee | The program will include experts presenting and interactively discussing the scope and current limits of intellectual property protection available to cannabis and CBD businesses, and best practices to maximize the protections for these businesses in today's conflicting maze of regulations.

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Supreme Court’s Facebook Decision Upends TCPA Litigation Landscape

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Consumer Litigation Committee | The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Facebook v. Duguid finally resolved a split among lower courts over how to interpret a key component of the TCPA’s autodialer prohibitions. After the decision, autodialer liability may only be imposed for calls or texts to cell phones made with technology that uses a random or sequential number generator. Our panel of ABA Litigation Section leaders will analyze the decision and the longer-term impact it may have on the TCPA litigation landscape.

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Public-Private Partnerships: Opportunities & Challenges for the Construction Industry

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Construction Litigation Committee | This program will review, among other things, public-private partnerships, distinctions between public and private construction projects, risks associated with the procurement process, and common contractual requirements relating to performance bonds, workforce requirements, public record laws, and reporting and audit rights.

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Antitrust Enforcement Priorities for the Healthcare Industry in 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | Health Law Litigation & Antitrust Litigation Committees | This program will discuss key priorities for antitrust enforcement in the healthcare industry for 2021. It will feature panelists offering plaintiff and defense perspectives on these priorities as well as those of a testifying economist.

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GOOD Guys + Men in the Mix: Corporate Edition

Friday, April 30, 2021 | Woman Advocate Committee | GOOD Guys is a program created by the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations designed to engage male leaders in efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts need to be integrated with male leaders to create exponential change. Male leaders have the power, relationships, and influence to drive change, and GOOD Guys is designed to get them on board. Men in the Mix is a program of the ABA Commission on Women which has developed tools for engaging and sustaining male leadership in these efforts. The program was developed based on studies about how to engage male leaders.

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Property as a Civil Right: A Historical Look at Segregation, Discrimination and Bias in Housing and Zoning Policy

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | Real Estate, Condemnation & Trust Litigation Committee | Real estate law, along with government action at all levels, has historically been used to promote, and often require, systemic segregation in housing. The program will discuss the ways in which systemic segregation has been used from the New Deal forward as a sword and a shield to segregate races and prevent integration of neighborhoods and communities.

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Implicit Bias and Respect in Family and Other Courts

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | Family Law Litigation and LGBT Law & Litigator Committees | This Roundtable will serve the dual purposes of: (1) Discussing some of the implicit biases (based on perception or information gathered in the course of litigation) that can impede proceedings in family and other courts, and (2) Promoting respect for the following: judiciary, profession, each other (including litigants), and ourselves. The biases to be discussed include the following: race, national origin, religion, culture, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, and mental health history. The ultimate goal is to educate and enable attendees to be sensitive to their implicit biases and respectful of everyone.

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The CASE Act: What You Need to Know About the New Copyright Small Claims Board

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | Intellectual Property Litigation Committee | The Copyright Alternative Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) creates a new tribunal: the Copyright Claims Board. The Board will be housed inside the Copyright Office with three appointed officers presiding over copyright disputes, and should start hearing claims by December 27, 2021. This new process may help resolve relatively small copyright disputes in an efficient manner. However, as of now the exact workings of the Board and its usefulness are open questions. This presentation will answer some questions and raise more about: how the Board will operate; what authority the Board has to award damages and other relief; and whether the Board is even constitutionally permissible.

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Top Tips on Litigating Cases of Parental Alienation in Family Courts

Friday, June 4, 2021 | Family Law Litigation Committee | Parental alienation is a silent epidemic that plagues the family courts in America. There is no doubt that parental alienation exists and how it has significant short-term and long-term consequences to the children and the targeted parents. There is also no doubt that American family/matrimonial courts have acknowledged the concept, although the theory can sometimes be misused. This program will provide an overview of the concept of parental alienation and explain how to correctly handle it in court.

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Valuation Reports: Reading and Understanding the Valuation Process

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | Family Law Litigation Committee | Reading and understanding a valuation report can be difficult, especially for new lawyers. Join our panel of family law attorneys and CPAs who will help shed some light on how to navigate the valuation process.

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