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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Session 1: Ethical Considerations and Advocacy in Non-Traditional Settings - Explore the ethical issues and duties in a litigation world where ADR is now the norm and jury verdicts are the exception.
Session 2: How to Improve Your Brief Writing - Explore techniques for sharpening your persuasive focus while complying with your ethical obligations when writing briefs.
Session 3: Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences - Master sentence-level techniques that can help legal writers create readable, persuasive sentences. Learn to recognize, describe, and appropriately use or avoid techniques including length, subordination, dangling elements, nominalizations, correlative conjunctions, compound prepositions, and more. more »
Session 1: LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace - Explore the past, present, and future of LGBTQ rights in the workplace and what we can expect during the Trump Administration.
Session 2: Best Practices in Dispute Resolution - Get practical tips on how to anticipate, avoid, evaluate, negotiate, and resolve workplace conflicts from a mediator and arbitrator with 45 years of experience representing employees and employers.
Session 3: Common Mistakes in Seeking/Disclosing Medical Information - The use and disclosure of medical information touches many aspects of the employment relationship, and confusion often exists as to the applicability of HIPAA in this process. Examine common misconceptions as to the applicability of HIPAA in using and disclosing medical information, and get an outline of the steps employers should take to ensure that they do not run afoul of HIPAA’s requirements.
Session 4: Background Checks: Why Your Clients Are Probably Doing It Wrong - Conducted incorrectly, employment background checks can create more risk for employers than they avoid. Explore the differences among information sources, the most common compliance mistakes employers (and their legal counsel) make, and how most employers are using their background checks incorrectly. more »
Session 1: Mediating the Maritime Claim When Insurance Coverage is in Dispute - Explore challenges and get suggestions for handling disputed coverage in conjunction with mediating a plaintiff’s underlying lawsuit. Examine the practical and legal perils and pitfalls of handling coverage issues in mediation by a defense lawyer hired by the insurance company under reservation of rights, the respective roles of defense lawyer/coverage counsel/insurance representative, and additional complications in educating the mediator on highly specialized insurance and maritime concepts.
Session 2: Complex Insurance Coverage and Dispute Resolution Issues - The wording in insurance policies is often underappreciated by the insured, particularly for catastrophic event coverage that is seldom called upon. But when a claim is pursued for a major incident such as the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout, both specific coverage and dispute resolution provisions can become serious obstacles to the insured’s ability to collect. What should be in your clients' policies? more »
Session 1: Mediation Best Practices at SOAH - Mediation presents unique opportunities and challenges for administrative law practitioners. Gain tips for best practices from a SOAH judge, a private practice attorney, and an agency attorney.
Session 2: New SOAH Discovery Rules - Consider, from a practitioner standpoint, how the new SOAH discovery rules may affect your administrative litigation practice.