In this webinar, you’ll begin to discover hidden and undocumented Google search features and shortcuts to speed up your research. You will learn more about some of the less-obvious features of the world’s most popular search engine, the ways other lawyers are using those features to research for their matters em, and why you should be putting them to use in your practice.
Most ethical miscues, professional responsibility breaches, and compliance violations don't arise out of arcane, ambiguous, provisions of the applicable rules or codes of conduct, but, in fact, for clear breaches of obvious, well-defined obligations. It’s not rocket science—in fact, anyone who has sat in on a basic professional responsibility class or compliance training would know
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the practice of law from the physical office to the remote office, with attorneys working in basements, at their kitchen tables and other non-traditional remote locations. The sudden need to work remotely raises technological and ethical concerns for attorneys and their staff. To assist attorneys deal with their newly imposed reliance on remote technology ...
Warrantless Searches and Seizures
The State has the burden of proving that a search or seizure was reasonable under the Fourth Amendment when they do not obtain a search warrant. This presentation will review seizures, consent searches, hot pursuit, exigent circumstances and other exceptions to the search warrant requirement. We will also discuss how a police officer and prosecutor ca
Taking high-quality adverse depositions is the most important teachable litigation skill. Taking a high-quality adverse deposition requires the conscientious application of an integrated set of logical cross-examination rules, the very set of rules that law schools should have offered to their students in a full-semester course, and litigation law firms should have taught their newbies (and their
Tiger King was the number one rated show on Netflix drawing over 34 million viewers in its first 10 days. However, the documentary reveals only part of the story. In this interactive presentation attendees will learn the complete story of the trial of Joseph Maldonado-Passage for two counts of Murder for Hire in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1958 (a) and several misdemeanor wildlife offenses. We will examine the trial testimony and discuss the prosecution attempts to use other acts...
A master of the courtroom stage, who possessed an uncanny understanding of human character, Clarence Darrow was arguably the greatest trial lawyer of the twentieth century. He was an adamant opponent of capital punishment and a passionate proponent of civil and human rights. Often called the "Attorney for the Damned," he fought for the underdog and took on criminal cases thought to be ho
From My Cousin Vinny to Lincoln Lawyer, from Atticus Finch to Lt. Kaffee, Hollywood lawyers have a lot to teach us about the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Using the Hollywood storylines as a starting point, we dissect the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and then apply them to real-life cases. As they would never disclaim in the movies, “all characters appearing in this class are ...
Procrastination creates undue stress. Delaying work can be a form of self-sabotage, affect productivity and result in errors. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these problems. This session will focus on helping lawyers to complete work with more control and less crisis management. Attendees will learn: how to recognize your individual style of procrastination and overcome it; how to break down...
Your Data Probably Has Been Stolen. Wondering How to Minimize the Chances of it Happening Again?
Like everyone else, lawyers rely heavily on technology to store information. In addition to the everyday concerns we all have regarding the potential loss or theft of our information, lawyers have the added ethical responsibility of maintaining client confidentiality.
To litigate in the COVID-19 era you need more than the traditional cross-examination techniques you’ve always relied on. COVID-19 has dramatically changed the face of litigation...kick-starting a technology shift in the practice of law that has already taken place in almost every other area of society. Zoom, Webex, and other remote platforms are now a regular part of the litigation and ...
Our personal brands make us unique as lawyers. They also create an environment where conflict reigns and diversity is lacking if the personal brand distinctions are not clarified and harnessed well. The result is a happier workforce, collaborative work environment, maximum efficiency and better attorney-client relationships and attorney- attorney relationships.
In this interac
Abraham Lincoln once said, “As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man [person]. There will still be business enough.”
Lincoln on Professionalism was created by the Atlanta Bar Association in partnership with the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism in Georgia in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The CLE program presents the writings of Abraham Lincoln to create an engaging documentary-style program on professionalism.
A master of the courtroom stage who possessed an uncanny understanding of human character, Clarence Darrow was arguably the greatest trial lawyer of the twentieth century. An adamant opponent of capital punishment and a passionate proponent of civil and human rights, he was often called the "Attorney for the Damned" because he fought for the underdog and took on criminal cases thought to be hopeless. Yet, while commanding respect as a trial lawyer, Darrow was often embroiled in bitter controversy for his unpopular stands on many issues and criticized for his purported unethical professional behavior.
There’s so much more to Google than the simple search box on the home page...if you know where to look.
Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, authors of “Google for Lawyers” and “The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet,” will take you on a deep dive into the Google Advanced Search menu so you can quickly conduct factual and investigative research for your client matters. You will also explore some of Google’s specialty databases and specialized searches to help you locate very specific types of information.
The seminar is partially based on the presenters' fifty-five page Social Media chapter from their book, "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet." You will discover how other attorneys are using social media sites for discovery, trial preparation, direct examination, cross-examination, background checks, and locating missing persons and learn how to authenticate profiles and get
When the late Justice Ginsburg was asked when will we have enough woman on the United State Supreme Court, she famously said, “When there are nine.” In 1981, when I started practicing law as an Assistant Summit County prosecutor in Akron, Ohio every one of our seven Common Pleas judges was male. In 2020, every one of these judges is female. Because of this change, does this...
Learn how to avoid potential ethical traps when you research social media profiles for investigative/background purposes and to use as evidence. The seminar is partially based on the speakers' fifty-five page Social Media chapter from their book, "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet."
This program specifically addresses how MPRC Rules apply to social media research:
The ABA and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s (ABA/HBFF) groundbreaking 2016 study confirmed devastatingly high rates of both mental health concerns and substance abuse amongst lawyers. For example, between 21-36% of attorneys qualify as problem drinkers—3-5x higher than the general population. Moreover, 25-30% of attorney disciplinary matters, 60% of all malpractice claims, and 85% of