Roundtables

Committee Roundtables are a FREE member benefit. Call in to hear a speaker or a panel discuss topics such as new case law/legislation, trial tips, and practice development. These non-CLE Programs last 30–60 minutes, and listeners can ask questions by email.

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Upcoming Roundtables

Civility in Litigation and the Legal Profession

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | Diversity & Inclusion Committee | This Roundtable will discuss the importance of civility in the legal profession, and how systems that encourage civility, create a productive exchange of perspectives which can lead to the elimination of bias and divisiveness, and increase diversity and inclusion within the legal and judicial systems.

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The Intersection of Family Law Insurance Claims in the Age of COVID-19

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 PM ET | Family Law and Insurance Coverage Litigation Committees | The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to disrupt the basic underpinnings of our society: health, wealth, and emotional security. In this uncertain and tumultuous time, individuals faced with support obligations, such as alimony and child support, may seek court intervention to modify support obligations due to a number of different bases, which include, but may not be limited to, a decrease in income, a disruption to a business, and a loss of employment. Hear from family law and insurance attorneys as to the issues facing individuals with support obligations when their business or employment has been disrupted due to COVID-19.

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Virtual Depositions, Hearings and Trial: Practical Realities and Lessons Learned

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 PM ET | Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee | With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, courts, agencies, and lawyers have all been forced to adjust to a new way of conducting business or else risk further slowdowns in the advancement of dockets. The increase in remote proceedings, not limited to status conferences but now including depositions and evidentiary proceedings, has some lawyers wondering whether this is a short-term phenomenon or may become more routine in judicial and administrative proceedings. This Roundtable will discuss these issues and reflect on recent experiences, including remote completion of a CERCLA trial that was interrupted by the pandemic.

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Examining the C-Suite: The Dos and Don’ts of Director and Officer Depositions

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 PM ET | Professional Liability Litigation Committee | The deposition of high-ranking officer or director is not a regular deposition. High-level executive depositions can have dramatic impact on a case and a business. This program discusses the unique nature of apex depositions and provides practical strategies to prepare for and defend high-level director and officer depositions.

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Lawyering in the Time of COVID

Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | The Woman Advocate Committee | Please join the Women Advocate Committee as we explore Lawyering in the Time of COVID. The Roundtable will feature Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D., PCC, CMC who is a psychologist, certified coach, strategic talent advisor, and Founding Principal of Lawyers Life Coach LLC. Topics discussed on the Roundtable will include: resiliency, staying positive, accepting the unknowns, tips for staying visible, open communication with supervisors, and how to effectively supervise and mentor others.

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Small Firm, Big Impact: Diversity & Inclusion for the Solo/Small Firm Litigator

Thursday, August 06, 2020 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | Solo & Small Firm Committee | Solo practitioners and small firms comprise the majority of the legal profession. So, even as BigLaw and global corporations are being increasingly vocal about their diversity spend, a large sector of the legal profession may be missing out on the benefits of a diverse workforce. Join us for a conversation on D&I trends in litigation, the benefits of diversity to a solo or small firm practice, how to attract and foster diversity, and approaches solo and small firm litigators can use to implement and/or improve their inclusion initiatives.

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