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Upcoming Roundtables

Extra Life of the Author: Issues in Video Game Copyright Litigation

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET | Intellectual Property Litigation Committee | The recent rise in blockbuster video game titles and the emergence of mobile gaming, to say nothing of esports, has jump-started fascinating legal questions in video game law and generated prominent disputes surrounding signature dances, athlete tattoos, and streaming sites such as Twitch. This Roundtable discussion will spotlight the unique issues in video game copyright litigation, including cheating as a form of infringement; how interactivity can create an extra layer of liability; learning lessons from copycats; and the danger that realistic world-building may cause real world problems.

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Fundamentals of Oral Advocacy on Appeal

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 3:00-4:00 PM ET | Appellate Practice Committee What is the process of preparing for oral argument in an appeal? What can you expect at argument? And what are some best practices for both preparation and presentation? Whether you are a new lawyer, or an experienced appellate practitioner, this panel—composed of a former Court of Appeal justice, current trial court judge and former appellate court research attorney, and a seasoned appellate practitioner—will provide helpful tips for your next appellate argument.

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Building an ADR Practice from the Ground Up

Friday, December 18, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | The Woman Advocate Committee | Ettie Ward, educator and member of WAC and the ADR Subcommittee, will be discussing the need for greater diversity in the field of ADR. P. Jean Baker, AAA VP and member of WAC and Chair of the ADR Subcommittee, will explain how to get on a AAA roster and how to draft a persuasive resume. Patty Nolan, attorney, AAA arbitrator and member of WAC and the ADR Subcommittee, will provide tips on how to build a private practice as an arbitrator.

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Supreme Court Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | Appellate Practice Committee | Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments remotely. The Court has announced that it will continue to hear oral argument by telephone for the rest of the calendar year. Hear from a panel of lawyers who have argued remote cases to the Supreme Court about lessons learned and best practices for presenting arguments remotely.

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