As communities come together to respond to the challenges of the current environment, we’re implementing new ways of doing things, leveraging technology to stay connected and operate more safely and effectively. For our experts, the engineers and technologists, the data they collect and analyze during a field or lab inspection is critical to answering questions, forming and testing hypotheses, and clarifying a case. But what does that look like when you, the attorney or claims professional, or another key stakeholder can’t be physically present at a site?
With the tools and technologies that are available today, remote inspections are an excellent alternative, providing firsthand views that enable distant users to virtually participate and oversee the inspection. Once the onsite work is complete, post-inspection data analysis sessions can also be conducted remotely, enabling efficient collaboration while minimizing the need for travel.
Whether your claim involves component issues, faulty products, or other types of failures, this webinar will provide you with the tools to help ensure a quality inspection and avoid potential mishandling or misrepresentations during the analysis.
|Data at a Distance: The Art of Remote Inspections - Event||Apr 9, 2020||$0.00|
Defense attorneys across the nation are being bombarded with calls from their clients asking, “What the heck is going on with these crazy verdicts?” The emergence of the nuclear verdict is currently the hottest topic of discussion in civil litigation for both the plaintiff and defense bars. There are several factors to blame, including: 1) juror psychosocial factors, 2) growing litigation funding for plaintiff attorneys, 3) slow development of young defense attorneys, 4) political influences, 5) growth of Reptile tactics, 6) distrust of corporations, and 7) generational factors. This program will outline the influence of these factors on nuclear verdicts and provide practical solutions to avoid nuclear fallout for defendants.
|“What the Heck is Going on?”: The Evolution of the Nuclear Verdict - Event||Apr 10, 2020||$100.00|
The COVID-19 pandemic will have, and likely already is having, significant effects on American real estate markets. The most obvious impact is on the commercial retail sector. Stores selling non-essential goods and restaurants have been ordered to close in locations across the country. Tenants will stop paying their rent and owners of smaller retail properties will not be able to pay their mortgages. Sales of office buildings will halt as the service sector reassesses their business models and the need to increase their space or upgrade. And obviously nursing homes and senior housing will be affected. Hotels as well will shutter and fail. The fate of international travel is unknown.
And the residential market is also being affected. In some markets new listings are dropping significantly. Some states have declared brokerage services to be non-essential services effectively stopping open houses and potential buyer inspections. In a short time, the residential home market will also be affected as homeowners lose their jobs, fail to make their mortgage payments.
The elements in the $2.0 trillion in federal response and Federal Reserve actions to add liquidity will be discussed and potential short- and long-term responses of the real estate markets to those actions explored.
This webinar is designed for defense attorneys involved in the hundreds of class action groundwater contamination lawsuits across the country including pending PFAS property impact cases.
|COVID-19: What Are the Implications for Property Damage Claims in Environmental Class Actions? - Event||Apr 15, 2020||$0.00|
Over the course of a civil trial, jurors are presented with several pieces of information. At the conclusion of the attorney presentations, counsel places their client’s case in the hands of jurors and have faith that the jurors will objectively view all of the evidence. However, this is far from what happens in the deliberation room. Instead, jurors often “cherry-pick” the information that supports their preconceived attitudes and beliefs. This webinar will explain why jurors fall victim to such behavior and how this decision-making process can be perilous to a client’s case.
|Juror Confirmation Bias: Powerful, Perilous, Preventable - Event||Apr 28, 2020||$100.00|
In early 2020, the Maze hackers stole and encrypted data of law firms in South Dakota, Oregon, and Texas. For one firm, the hackers demanded ransom payments of over $900,000. And working remotely can increase the risks that your law firm is the next technology scam victim.
How do you as a lawyer working remotely meet your ethical duties of competence, confidentiality and supervision? You could learn and train your staff on cybersecurity, including phishing emails, ransomware attacks, and computer system security. For specifics on what you might do, attend this seminar.
|Working Remotely: Legal Ethics and Technology Scams - Event||May 6, 2020||$100.00|