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    DOT Highway Projects Accidents: Who’s Responsible?
    Understanding the myriad players involved in a DOT Construction project and their distinct responsibilities when something goes wrong.
    You have the owner (DOT), the engineer of record (designs project), the consultants (they oversee the project), and the contractor (who builds it in compliance with bid documents) It’s common that attorneys don’t even realize that so many parties are involved and may or may not be responsible for accidents, mishaps, and defective construction.
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    Successfully Managing the Insurer/Employer Relationship
    Employers and their insurers (and other third-party vendors) typically work together in a harmonious fashion to provide a broad range of employee benefits to employees. However, there are numerous traps for the unwary in managing the employer–insurer relationship, particularly with the increased regulatory and compliance demands on employers and insurers. It makes sense for the parties to spend time at the front end to set expectations properly and understand the needs of the employer. In doing so, potential conflicts around the following topics can be avoided or minimized at claim time.
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    Counseling Drug and Medical Device Companies on Risk Prevention Strategies
    Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers encounter numerous risks that, if not handled properly, could lead to litigation. Risks include the challenges of properly marketing products, complying with numerous regulations, and emerging adverse events. Mass tort litigation, and challenges based on the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute among others, pose perpetual risks along with handling the erosion of time tested defenses such as the learned intermediary doctrine. With an evershifting tide, it is important to stay current on these topics. Register now to learn from top attorneys
    whose focus is watching for and defending against these risks.
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    Law Firm Financials: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    The webinar will offer a financial guide to law firm and individual lawyers to better understand key financial metrics and improve profitability. It will include a discussion of such this as understanding cost of services in the law firm context, best practices in internal controls, and will offer practical advice from the partner perspective. We will discuss what metrics are crucial and how to interpret such metrics as profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and capital accounts. We will discuss which financial items are the most telling and how to go through and identify problems and issues quickly.
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    Reverse and Mutual Mentoring for Lawyers: The How and Why
    Is reverse mentoring, which is typically thought of as having younger workers help those who are older, and mutual mentoring where younger and older worker mentor one another something that can work with lawyers and law firms? In fact, there are many uses and advantages of reverse and, more importantly, mutual mentoring, especially in the legal profession. This webinar will delve into how and whether more experienced lawyers should not only consider mentoring younger workers, but also having younger workers help and mentor those with more experience. Certainly the benefits for both sides could be enormous, especially considering the disruption occurring in the legal profession, the onslaught of changes that will impact the manner of how we work, and the enhanced need for communication and understating between generations.
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    Strategic Discovery in Construction Cases: Framing Effective Inquiries, Furnishing Necessary Responses and Budgeting for Cost Control
    This webinar will explore the most effective ways to develop a discovery strategy for construction cases. We will identify the primary project witnesses, facts and data; how to draft effective interrogatories and document requests with a focus on key events and milestones during projects; constructing a meaningful electronically stored information protocol for the exchange of email and other digital records; and concerns for preserving privileged communications. We will also compare discovery strategies depending on whether the dispute is in arbitration or courts of law. The advent of digital record keeping has dramatically increased the burden of discovery in litigation. Parties to disputes and their counsel need to evaluate the scope of discovery early in a dispute and to create a discovery budget and plan for success. The presenter has drawn upon decades of investigation experiences< to apply his best evaluative practices to the rapidly changing digital age.
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    California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct: What You Need to Know
    The California Bar has promulgated a comprehensive revision of its Rules of Professional Conduct—the first of its kind in 29 years. This program will cover the most critical changes and additions to the rules, from conflicts of interest to the duty to supervise and fee issues. The program will also cover how the rules are aligned with and deviate from the ABA Model Rules. Finally the panelists will explain practical aspects of the new rules, and how they may affect the practice of law in California.
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