Mastering Remote Advocacy – Managing Challenges and Embracing Opportunities
In the wake of the COVID-19 we find ourselves embracing remote advocacy and the inherent unique challenges presented in connection with this new world. One major change is that many of our hearings will now be remote video hearings in courtrooms. A well-prepared attorney who is familiar with the mechanics and ground rules of navigating this new remote working environment will be armed with the tools they need to make their remote hearings highly effective.
Most attorneys are now familiar with the mediation process. Yet many litigation attorneys, who will spend hours preparing for deposition or trial, think all that is needed for effective mediation advocacy is a good night’s sleep. Join experienced mediators Hon. Daniel H. Weinstein (Ret.) and Bruce Edwards, Esq to learn the skills necessary to more effectively advocate your client’s position in mediation while learning proven communication and negotiation techniques for a winning outcome.
This program covers civil posttrial motions in state court, including the distinctions between them and how to avoid procedural traps; which posttrial orders are appealable and the standards of review; and notice of appeal considerations and timing.
Where are our blind spots when it comes to culture and diversity in international dispute resolution? Arbitration and mediation are processes premised on their constituencies agreeing to resolve future or existing disputes with the assistance of an independent neutral or group of neutrals. In arbitration, we rely on the arbitrator to fairly decide the merits; in mediation, we rely on the mediator to facilitate a sound settlement. A key component in these arrangements is an inherent trust in not only the decision-making systems and rules but also the independent character of all the individuals involved in the dispute resolution process.
This program will explore the ethical responsibilities of attorneys working in a law firm. Topics include; properly maintaining a system to run conflict checks; the types of things to check for; imputation of conflicts of interest; effective ethical screens; use of contract lawyers; multijurisdictional practices; lawyers performing non-legal functions; and supervision.
Practicing law can be stressful, stress that can negatively permeate every aspect of your life, including your physical and mental health. This program offers practices such as journaling and time and substance management to make sure you are driving your practice rather than it driving you.
This seminar will focus around a case study of a complex accounting dispute in which a voluminous amount of documents required extensive discovery and review for the important content. The session will next focus on suggestions for organizing the relevant documents for a concise and understandable presentation at a trial.
It is essential to properly argue the standard of review and the standard of prejudice to be successful in the Court of Appeal. While appellate attorneys are generally aware of this, there are common mistakes made by even seasoned attorneys. Attendees of this program will receive a primer discussing the relevant case law and will learn valuable tips for maximizing their chances of winning in the appellate courts.