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Selection and Preparation of Expert Witnesses in Litigation

$79.00

Experts play a vitally important role in civil litigation, whether they act as consulting experts or also as testifying experts.  The complexity of modern litigation has substantially increased the pressure on attorneys to carefully evaluate the suitability of experts for a particular case and prepare them for testimony. Approaching, evaluating and preparing witnesses, however, is as much an art as science or database search.  Furthermore, once an expert is selected, there are substantial risks surrounding discovery and preserving the attorney-client privilege.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to selecting and preparing experts in civil litigation.   How to find the right expert witness and common traps Evaluating the suitability of experts for your case Consulting v. testifying experts Approaching and retaining experts Preparing witnesses for testimony in a specific case Practical tips on the best/worst uses of particular types of expertise in litigation Discovery issues and preserving the attorney-client privilege   Speaker: Shannon M. Bell is a member with Kelly & Walker, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.  Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen.  She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions.  She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics.  Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.

  • Audio Webcast
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  • 60
    Minutes
  • 12/9/2022
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Selection and Preparation of Expert Witnesses in Litigation

$79.00

Experts play a vitally important role in civil litigation, whether they act as consulting experts or also as testifying experts.  The complexity of modern litigation has substantially increased the pressure on attorneys to carefully evaluate the suitability of experts for a particular case and prepare them for testimony. Approaching, evaluating and preparing witnesses, however, is as much an art as science or database search.  Furthermore, once an expert is selected, there are substantial risks surrounding discovery and preserving the attorney-client privilege.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to selecting and preparing experts in civil litigation.   How to find the right expert witness and common traps Evaluating the suitability of experts for your case Consulting v. testifying experts Approaching and retaining experts Preparing witnesses for testimony in a specific case Practical tips on the best/worst uses of particular types of expertise in litigation Discovery issues and preserving the attorney-client privilege   Speaker: Shannon M. Bell is a member with Kelly & Walker, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.  Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen.  She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions.  She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics.  Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 12/9/2022
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Drafting Settlement Agreements in Civil Litigation

$79.00

A settlement in litigation is only as good as the settlement agreement.  The case may have stopped short of trial or stopped in the middle of trial as the parties realized that settlement was the best course of action, but preserving the informal agreement to settle places immense pressure on getting the underlying agreement right – not only settling the present dispute but preserving the settlement as things change over time. Understanding the law governing these agreements and carefully drafting their essential provisions – mutual releases, scope, financial terms, non-disclosure, non-disparagement– are essential to preserving the value of the settlement. This program will provide you with a practical guide to the essential provisions, traps and opportunities of litigation settlement agreements.   Framework of law governing settlement agreements Essential provisions of settlement agreements, including traps for the unwary Defining scope of settlement and mutual releases – either to prevent resumption of litigation or leave related litigation untouched Role of non-disclosure and non-disparagement provisions, violations and remedies. Enhancing the enforceability and decreasing the costs of settlement agreements   Speaker: Steven B. Malech is partner in the New York City office of Wiggin and Dana, LLP, where he is chair of the firm’s probate litigation practice group.  He is represents beneficiaries, fiduciaries and creditors in disputes involving alleged violations of the Prudent Investor Act and its predecessors, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, disputed accountings, and will contests. He represents clients in cutting edge probate litigation matters involving trusts and estates with assets in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. Malech received his B.A., with special honors, from the University of Texas and his J.D. from the Connecticut School of Law.

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  • 60
    Minutes
  • 2/19/2023
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Drafting Settlement Agreements in Civil Litigation

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 2/21/2023
    Presented
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Drafting Settlement Agreements in Civil Litigation

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
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  • 60
    Minutes
  • 2/21/2023
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Drafting Legal Holds in Civil Litigation

$79.00

Legal holds are essential documents in civil litigation.  Presented by one party to the other, often by the plaintiff to the defendant in anticipation of filing a complaint, the hold demands the other party preserve specified evidence – documents or other items – which is essential underlying claiming.  But these no mere matter of issuing a form letter. Their scope and demands must be carefully tailored to the underlying claim. There are also issues of notice, who should receive the hold, remedies for breach, and potentially sanctions. This program will provide you with a practical guide to planning and drafting legal holds in civil litigation.    Giving notice of a litigation hold – and practical legal effect Who should receive the hold? Defining the scope of hold Standards in federal and state courts Electronically stored information – preservation v. pulling Termination of litigation Remedies for violation of hold – sanctions, adverse judgement   Speaker: Stanley E. Woodward Jr. is partner with Brand | Woodward, where he has a broad civil litigation and white collar criminal defense practice.  He also conducts internal corporate investigations.  He serves as an adjunct professor of law at Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where he teaches pre-trial litigation and employment law. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Vanessa Ruiz of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and Judges Joan Zeldon and Judge Rufus King III of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  Mr. Woodward earned his B.A., cum laude, and his M.S., magna cum laude, from American University, and his J.D., cum laude, from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.

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  • 60
    Minutes
  • 3/5/2023
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Drafting Demand Letters

$79.00

Demand letters may seem like they’re merely hammer-strokes, the first blow of litigation.  But the most effective demand letters are more subtly crafted.  Tone is important.  Vitriolic letters – letters that do not keep a client’s goals in mind and misjudge the reader’s range of likely reactions – may be counterproductive.  Rather than moving the process toward a good outcome, the letter may actually result in setbacks and greater costs.  There’s a subtle balance between precision and vagueness, stimulating favorable response by being sufficiently vague so that the reader speculates about adverse consequences.There’s also the issue of how much of your case – favorable facts and persuasive law – to include in the letter.This program will provide you with a real-world guide to setting goals and carefully crafted demand letters to advance client goals.   Setting goals and realistic expectations Striking the right tone – how aggressive is too aggressive? Precision v. vagueness - leaving room for speculation and negotiation How much of your case – the facts and the law – to include in the letter? Common traps and mistakes in demand letters   Speaker:  Shannon M. Bell is a member with Kelly Law Partners, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.  Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen.  She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions.  She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics.  Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.

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  • 60
    Minutes
  • 5/12/2023
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Drafting Demand Letters

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 5/12/2023
    Presented
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Drafting Demand Letters

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 5/12/2023
    Presented
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Drafting Legal Holds in Civil Litigation

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 5/31/2023
    Presented
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Drafting Legal Holds in Civil Litigation

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 5/31/2023
    Presented
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2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 1

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/7/2023
    Presented
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2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 1

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/7/2023
    Presented
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2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 2

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/8/2023
    Presented
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2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 2

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/8/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: Selection and Preparation of Expert Witnesses in Litigation

$79.00

Experts play a vitally important role in civil litigation, whether they act as consulting experts or also as testifying experts.  The complexity of modern litigation has substantially increased the pressure on attorneys to carefully evaluate the suitability of experts for a particular case and prepare them for testimony. Approaching, evaluating and preparing witnesses, however, is as much an art as science or database search.  Furthermore, once an expert is selected, there are substantial risks surrounding discovery and preserving the attorney-client privilege.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to selecting and preparing experts in civil litigation.   How to find the right expert witness and common traps Evaluating the suitability of experts for your case Consulting v. testifying experts Approaching and retaining experts Preparing witnesses for testimony in a specific case Practical tips on the best/worst uses of particular types of expertise in litigation Discovery issues and preserving the attorney-client privilege   Speaker: Shannon M. Bell is a member with Kelly & Walker, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.  Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen.  She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions.  She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics.  Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/12/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: Selection and Preparation of Expert Witnesses in Litigation

$79.00

Experts play a vitally important role in civil litigation, whether they act as consulting experts or also as testifying experts.  The complexity of modern litigation has substantially increased the pressure on attorneys to carefully evaluate the suitability of experts for a particular case and prepare them for testimony. Approaching, evaluating and preparing witnesses, however, is as much an art as science or database search.  Furthermore, once an expert is selected, there are substantial risks surrounding discovery and preserving the attorney-client privilege.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to selecting and preparing experts in civil litigation.   How to find the right expert witness and common traps Evaluating the suitability of experts for your case Consulting v. testifying experts Approaching and retaining experts Preparing witnesses for testimony in a specific case Practical tips on the best/worst uses of particular types of expertise in litigation Discovery issues and preserving the attorney-client privilege   Speaker: Shannon M. Bell is a member with Kelly & Walker, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.  Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen.  She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions.  She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics.  Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/12/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: 2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 1

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/29/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: 2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 1

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/29/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: 2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 2

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/30/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: 2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 2

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 6/30/2023
    Presented
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Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Business Transactions: Litigation Risks

$79.00

When business transactions go bad – either because they fail on their own terms or they never reach the closing table – there are often recriminations, accusations of bad-faith and threats of litigation.  The parties negotiating these transactions are subject to certain standards of conduct which, if violated, give rise to liability. Various theories of liability exist, including breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, negligent or fraudulent misrepresentation, and interference with a business expectancy. This program will provide you with real-world guide to the standards of conduct in business transactions and your clients can mitigate risk of liability.   Sources of fiduciary standards in negotiating, drafting and closing business transactions How fiduciary standards are commonly breached in transactions Role of business torts, including negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation, interference with a business expectancy Risks of litigation and practical remedies – damages, rescission, specific performance Special duties in closely held businesses, including misappropriation of company opportunities   Speaker: Shannon M. Bell is a member with Kelly Law Partners, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.  Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen.  She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions.  She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics.  Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.

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  • 60
    Minutes
  • 7/31/2023
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LIVE REPLAY: Drafting Settlement Agreements in Civil Litigation

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 8/14/2023
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LIVE REPLAY: Drafting Settlement Agreements in Civil Litigation

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
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  • 60
    Minutes
  • 8/14/2023
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Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Business Transactions: Litigation Risks

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 8/22/2023
    Presented
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Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Business Transactions: Litigation Risks

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 8/22/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: 2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 1

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 8/23/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: 2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 1

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 8/23/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: 2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 2

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Teleseminar
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 8/24/2023
    Presented
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LIVE REPLAY: 2023 Ethics in Civil Litigation Update, Part 2

$79.00

To Be Determined

  • Audio Webcast
    Format
  • 60
    Minutes
  • 8/24/2023
    Presented
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