More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites. When man’s best friend isn’t so friendly, the consequences can be unfortunate.
Did you know that the patent for solar cells dates back to the 1880s? Or that Piggly Wiggly was extremely groundbreaking and changed the way we shop? And there would be no GPS without the beautiful actress Hedy Lamarr’s inventions!! From vulcanized rubber to the iPhone, Eric Hanscom and Dave Branfman provide an insightful glimpse into 10 patents that shaped the world we live in today.
Brian S. Quinn was a young lawyer. Fresh out of law school. What started as an exciting day with his mentor at trial – ended with Brian watching his mentor leave the courthouse in a body bag and crushing feelings of Impostor Syndrome.
Many business owners don’t know about the ERC or they’ve received bad professional advice and been told they don’t qualify because they have not had a significant drop in revenues. The truth is that any business that has been impacted by the COVID pandemic might be eligible for the ERC.
This CLE program taught by Ritzel Starleigh Ngo will provide legal practitioners with a practical framework of an attorney’s ethical obligations to the law firm and clients in the case of the unforeseen. Using the ABA Model Rules as the foundation for the course, Ritzel speaker will discuss pertinent ethical topics when it comes to transferring ownership of your law firm due to death, disability, disappearance and disbarment.
From fake real estate transactions to drafting executive compensation packages, there are many intersections between reviewing contracts and the ethical standards of the legal profession. R. Shawn McBride works with business owners all over the country and he knows that things can get a little dicey with your business clients. Shawn will present common everyday scenarios where attorneys run into ethical dilemmas with business clients when reviewing corporate, LLC and small business contracts.
Andie and Al are here to show you what can be done to create a more successful and profitable law firm. Andi and Al will mainly address the gender achievement gap, how diversity & inclusion benefits firms, why greater gender diversity & inclusion has not been achieved and what legal organizations can do to reduce gender bias.
People develop chronic pain and sustain concussion from a wide array of trauma, from car crashes to crane accidents – but these invisible injuries can be difficult to prove to skeptical jurors. In this CLE brimming with practical information & insight, trial attorney Brett Schreiber will walk you through working up and trying these invisible injury cases – from client intake to the fine points of communicating your client’s story to the jury.
The rules of statutory interpretation can be powerful tools in crafting creative & persuasive legal arguments if you are skilled enough to know how to properly deploy them. Greg Overstreet will show you how these rules can benefit your client’s case, describe the two forks: plain meaning vs. ambiguity and provide the practical application of common canons of statutory interpretation.
Mike Wakshull will introduce you to the neuroscience of unconscious, implicit bias and how this cognitive bias leads to errors during trial. The course will focus on attorney & judge decision-making and implicit bias in forensic sciences and expert witnesses. Mike will conclude by providing potential solutions for attorneys to overcome these hidden biases.