2019 Webinars

Jan 1, 2019 ‐ Dec 31, 2019



Sessions

Challenging Plaintiff’s Use of Federal Regulations to Bolster Negligence Claims

Mar 13, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 13, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3501

This “Lunch and Learn” webinar will provide an in-depth look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSRs”) relating to driver qualification, hours of service, and equipment maintenance and will address how such regulations are used by plaintiffs to establish “safety rules” that bolster their negligence claims. Attendees will also learn about recent court decisions analyzing the extent to which an alleged violation of the FMCSRs by a motor carrier or driver can support a plaintiff’s negligence claims and will take away practical pointers on how to best combat a plaintiff’s use of such regulations.

Objectives:

  • The FMCSRs often used by plaintiff’s counsel to establish “safety rules” used to support their reptile arguments
  • Recent court decisions analyzing the extent to which a driver’s and/or motor carrier’s violation of FMCSRs supports a plaintiff’s negligence claims
  • Practical pointers on how to best combat a plaintiff’s use of a driver’s and/or motor carrier’s violation of FMCSRs to support negligence claims.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Trucking Law
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

Hot Topics in Disability Litigation: New Regs and Old Problems

Mar 7, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Mar 7, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3502

Experienced outside counsel will share their insights on the latest case law and regulatory trends for both individual and ERISA-governed disability litigation. As we enter a full year under the new regulatory regime, what are the pressure points for claims professionals and litigation counsel? What are the most interesting disability decision of the past year? How do these trends and regulatory changes translate to your litigation practice? This hour-long webinar will give you a valuable perspective on these issues, from the comfort of your desk or conference room.

Objectives:

  • What are the most important trends in recent disability case law?
  • How are the new ERISA regulations playing out one year in?
  • What can we expect for 2019 in the disability litigation arena?

Speaker(s):
Tags: ERISA
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

Welcome to the New Normal: Synthetic Drugs of Abuse

Feb 13, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Feb 13, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI3475

Law enforcement officers and first responders across the country face serious challenges as they interact with suspects and patients under the influence of illegal drugs. Those challenges have increased in recent years as the proliferation of synthetic drug abuse abounds. These drugs have enhanced side effects and rarely show up on standard drug screenings. This webinar will present a general overview of synthetic drugs of abuse as well as some case-based discussion. We will also discuss limitations of drug testing and predictions for what is to come regarding illicit drug use. We will also discuss best practices for attorneys defending excessive force, false arrest, and malicious prosecution cases (among others) involving plaintiffs under the influence of these types of drugs.

Objectives:

  • Review of current synthetic drugs of abuse
  • Be able to recognize different signs and symptoms to specific drugs
  • Best practices for discovery and preservation of evidence in civil rights cases involving synthetic drugs of abuse
  • Common legal issues in defending civil rights cases involving these drugs

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $50.00

How to Evaluate & Improve Your E-Discovery Process

Jan 16, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Jan 16, 2019 1:00pm

Identification: DRI8008

CLE is currently unavailable for this session.

With new privacy requirements (i.e. GDPR, California Privacy Laws) and the growing amount of places and data to review, defense attorneys are facing new obstacles in effectively evaluating and producing documents without private data in their cases. To help alleviate these emerging concerns, attorneys must look into new ways to streamline their e-discovery processes that will get them the data necessary to quickly assess their cases and make try or settle decisions earlier. Watch this upcoming webinar and learn a few key universal principles that will help your legal department evaluate and take steps to improve your e-discovery processes today.


Objectives:

Learn from three e-discovery practitioners about how they have assessed and mended gaps in their e-discovery processes, including:

  • Tips and tools for evaluating your own e-discovery process
  • How to get buy-in across departments for real change
  • Learn more about what mature e-discovery operations look like

Speaker(s):
Tags: E-Discovery
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