2020 Recordings



Sessions

Cross-Examination of the Plaintiff's Trucking Safety Expert: Eight Steps to Neutralize One of Your Biggest Threats


Identification: DRI8061

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

Attendees will hear from experienced trucking lawyers on the best ways to prepare for and take the deposition of a plaintiff’s accident reconstructionist, how to challenge and/or attack the plaintiff’s expert’s credibility, and how to use the plaintiff’s accident reconstructionist to establish opinions that are favorable to the defense. Attendees will also take away practical tips and strategies that can be immediately implemented in their cases and will feel more confident in their abilities to prepare for and take a successful deposition of the plaintiff’s accident reconstructionist.

What You Will Learn

  • Strategies for researching, vetting, and knowing the ins and outs of a plaintiff’s accident reconstructionist prior to the deposition.
  • How to prepare for the deposition of plaintiff’s accident reconstructionist.
  • Best practices for conducting a thorough examination of and discrediting a plaintiff’s accident reconstructionist.
  • The best method for challenging the credibility of a plaintiff’s accident reconstructionist.
  • Way that a plaintiff’s attorney may attempt to rehabilitate the witness’s credibility.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Trucking Law
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

The Implications of Retaining Public Relations Firms on Attorney-Client Privilege


Identification: DRI8062

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

This webinar will discuss the two primary legal theories which apply to whether attorney-client privilege is maintained when a public relations firm is hired to deal with high-profile litigation. If time allows, this webinar will also discuss how these two theories impact more common attorney-client privilege situations.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys who handle high-profile litigation
  • Attorneys who work with clients who request the presence of third parties when communicating with attorneys.

What You Will Learn

  • This webinar will discuss the two primary legal theories which apply to whether attorney-client privilege is maintained when a public relations firm is hired to deal with high-profile litigation. If time allows, this webinar will also discuss how these two theories impact more common attorney-client privilege situations.
  • Attorneys who handle high-profile litigation
  • Attorneys who work with clients who request the presence of third parties when communicating with attorneys.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

The "New" Face of FAPE After Endrew F.


Identification: DRI8064

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

This program would address some major issues stemming from the United States Supreme Court's 2017 Endrew F. decision. With the Court squarely addressing, for the first time in 35 years, a major part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's (IDEA) free appropriate public education (FAPE) mandate, Endrew F. represents an important chapter the Court's IDEA case law.

Who Should Attend

  • General counsel for school districts
  • Counsel for charter schools
  • Counsel for school districts for disability related issues
  • Attorneys who are interested in an overview of a generation Supreme Court case in a critical area of education law

What You Will Learn

  • The importance of the individualized education program (IEP) for students with disabilities
  • The limited importance of labels/diagnoses for students with disabilities
  • The importance of progress monitoring of students
  • The importance of appropriate goals for students with disabilities
  • The critical role of the IEP Team

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Social Inflation And The Litigation That Follows


Identification: DRI8066

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

Social inflation can broadly be described as the increase in the number and severity of insurance losses due to social factors. The social factors include excessive jury awards and the desensitization of juries (and judges) because of social media and the unfiltered reporting of these cases. This along with the increasing political rhetoric of socialistic philosophies and anti-capitalistic mindsets that further vilify companies, the effect of third party funding on juries and the increases in health care spending and legal and regulatory changes, all contributing to the plethora of excessive verdicts and significant market volatility.

We plan to explore the concepts behind "social inflation" and the factors driving the cultural shift in society, and the various issues driving the current legal climate. Understanding these factors and their effects will allow attorneys and claim adjusters to better analyze claims, discover, defend and more accurately assess insurer's risk of loss.

Who Should Attend

  • Insurance defense attorneys
  • Insurance defense law firms
  • Insurance/claim adjusters

What You Will Learn

  • What is social inflation
  • The drivers of insurance loss
  • How social inflation impacts jury verdicts
  • Third party litigation funding and increased medical costs.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Social Media
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Preparing Your Driver for Direct and Cross- Examination at Trial


Identification: DRI8067

Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Hot Ethical Topics in Client Confidentiality and Data Breaches


Identification: DRI8073

Data breaches have become commonplace. What do they mean for attorneys who have an ethical obligation to keep client information confidential? All attorneys deal with questions connected to confidentiality and the privilege associated with their role as counsel to their clients. This presentation reviews the confidentiality protections under American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6, and state equivalents, and the attorney–client and work-product evidentiary privileges. It also examines how data breaches can affect those obligations

Who Should Attend:
This presentation is suitable for all attorneys because it reviews attorney obligations to keep client information confidential as well as how to navigate data breaches, which have become commonplace.

Objectives:

  • What is required under Rule 1.6 (Confidentiality of Information)?
  • What is the scope of Rule 1.6?
  • What are the exceptions to Rule 1.6?
  • What is Rule 1.9's "generally known" exception?
  • How should an attorney navigate a data breach?

Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Exposing Meritless Claims in Drug and Medical Device Product Liability MDLs


Identification: DRI8079

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

As MDL filings make up over half of the federal docket, its important for defendant drug and medical device manufacturers and their counsel to develop strategies for defendants, in such potentially large-scale litigation. This webinar will focus on strategies drug and medical device manufacturers can utilize to identify, expose, and ultimately seek dismissal of meritless claims in product liability MDLs. 

What You Will Learn

  • Overview and MDLs
  • Strategies for exposing meritless claims and targeting them for dismissal
  • Strategic objectives to work into MDLs for successful case management and dismissals

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Employment Law For Lawyers: Managing in the "New Normal"


Identification: DRI8084

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

Discussion of employment law and other personnel management issues, particularly in light of the COVID-19 emergency.

What You Will Learn

  • Handling Personnel Issues In a Pandemic
  • Best Practices for Pandemic Office Management
  • What to do in the aftermath of PPP

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Hospital Risk Management: Issues to Consider to Minimize Exposure in Litigation


Identification: DRI8078

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

The program will address the challenges that hospitals face in their efforts to minimize the risks of litigation exposure while maintaining a high quality of care and patients’ confidence in quality and accountability. It will analyze some regulatory standards and legal issues that can expose hospitals to litigation in Connecticut. The lessons learned in Connecticut can be instructive across the country.

Who Should Attend

  • Hospital and health system operators and managers
  • Professional healthcare associations and administration organizations
  • In-house counsel
  • Liability insurance carriers
  • CME/CE providers

What You Will Learn

  • Scope of hospital's liability for:
  • professional negligence (medical malpractice) by attending healthcare provider:
  • hospitalist (in-patient physician who works exclusively in a hospital)
  • non-employee physician (independent contractor)
  • corporate negligence and unfair trade practices

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00

Preparing for Trial in a Trucking Case


Identification: DRI8086

Attendees will hear from experienced trucking lawyers on how to effectively prepare your trucking case for trial. First, attendees will learn about a number of important steps to be taken during the discovery period to prepare your case for trial, including the importance of the initial investigation, the preservation of relevant evidence, and the use of motions to dismiss, motions for judgment on the pleadings, and motions for summary judgment to dispose of potentially harmful issues prior to trial. Second, the speakers will discuss pre-trial pleadings to be filed prior to trial, including how to prepare an effective pre-trial order that addresses relevant and potentially harmful issues; what specific motions in limine you should consider filing prior to trial; and when to file a motion to exclude expert testimony. Lastly, the speakers will go in-depth into all aspects of the jury trial, including jury selection, opening statements, cross examination of Plaintiff’s witnesses, admitting evidence, motions to be made at the conclusion of the plaintiff’s case in chief, direct examination of the defendant’s witnesses, closing arguments, motions to be made at the conclusion of all evidence, and the jury charge conference.

What You Will Learn

  • Steps to be taken during the discovery period to effectively prepare your trucking case for trial
  • Dispositive motions to be filed prior to the close of the discovery period for purposes of disposing of potentially harmful issues
  • Pre-trial pleadings to be filed prior to trial, including the pre-trial order, motions in limine, and motions to exclude expert testimony
  • An in-depth overview of all aspects of the jury trial – including jury selection, opening statements, cross examination of Plaintiff’s witnesses, admitting evidence, motions to be made at the conclusion of the plaintiff’s case in chief, direct examination of the defendant’s witnesses, closing arguments, motions to be made at the conclusion of all evidence, and the jury charge conference.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $150.00
Members: $75.00
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