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July 2019

Webinar Replay: How to Get More Out of your Mediator and your Mediations

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Why don’t more cases settle in mediation?  Surely, mediation can be more successful than it usually is.  Few situations re more uncomfortable than driving away from a mediation with your client in the car, after a case didn’t settle.  This webinar looks at what attorneys can do in mediation, when advocating for their clients, to increase the probability that their mediations actually settle. Seasoned mediators have taken hundreds of hours of classes and workshops in mediation and negotiation strategy, and have facilitated hundreds or thousands of negotiations.  Most attorneys never get to see all of the skills a mediator has because they never make the mediator work hard enough to see their mediator to utilize those skills.

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Webinar Replay: Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Series: Voir Dire

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Panelists will share their thoughts and practical advice on the art and science of jury selection.

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August 2019

Webinar Replay: 2018 Annual Litigation Summit: Litigator’s Update

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:32 pm

This star-powered panel will bring the latest developments in federal and state procedure, substantive developments in the courts and the latest from the California Legislature. This one-stop approach to updates just for litigators was one of the highlights of last year’s Summit.

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Webinar: Ethical Witness Preparation and Presentation

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program tackles how the new California ethics rules, case law, and ethics opinions apply to witness preparation and presentation.

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International Aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 – Part I – Advising Clients on Serving Foreign Markets from Abroad

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In many cases GILTI eliminates meaningful opportunities for deferral of U.S. Federal income tax on foreign earnings of U.S. owned foreign corporation and essentially imposes a 10.5% minimum tax.Under final regulations issued in June 2019, complex issues of computing the current inclusion, return of qualified business asset investment, high tax exception for Subpart F income and related foreign tax credit issues are addressed.  The webinar will cover the more significant provisions of the regulations with worked examples and planning suggestions.

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Webinar Replay: Examining Opening Statement Strategies for Plaintiffs and Defense Attorneys

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This program will examine the key strategies for delivering effective opening statements.

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Webinar: ADR Case and Legislative Update: Recent Developments in Mediation and Arbitration (Jan 2018 – Jun 2019)

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This course canvases some of the most recent and significant cases and legislative developments in mediation and arbitration– at state and federal level - and puts them into historical perspective. 

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Webinar Replay: A Beginner’s Guide to Civil Writ Practice in the Courts of Appeal

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:57 pm

This program will explore a civil writ practice, procedures and techniques.  Panelists will teach you the criteria used for granting or denying a writ petitions, and how to avoid common drafting mistakes. 

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So, You Want to Be a Judge? Pathways to the Bench

August 23 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for this informative session on pathways to the bench! Have the opportunity to hear about best steps and approaches by both Martin Jenkins, Judicial Appointments Secretary to Governor Gavin Newsom; and Diane Bellas, JNE Commission Chair!

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Webinar Replay: SB 766 – The International Arbitration California Gold Rush!

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit. You  must register in advance to participate: https://bit.ly/2ROEoHo Historically, there was uncertainty whether California prohibited out-of-state and foreign lawyers to provide legal services in international commercial arbitrations conducted in California. Such uncertainty created a significant disincentive to the selection of California as an international arbitration venue and prevented the development of a true international arbitration practice in the state. However, on July 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 766…

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