Webinars Page

Title Start Date
Water in the U.S. Supreme Court Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:00am

The U.S. Supreme Court is the court of last resort regarding federal water issues. These issues include both resolution of what the federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251-1388, means and how it applies and of certain aspects of water law, including tribal water rights and interstate water disputes.

Judiciary & National Security - War, Terrorism, and Daily Life Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:00am

The end of the Soviet Era (sometimes referred to as the post-communist world) has seen upheavals related to historic episodes such as colonialism or ancient tribal hostilities or both. Some history of the Middle East, from Canaan through the Crusades to ISIS, will be traced rather briefly in the segment on “Paths to War & Terror” before turning to how counter-terrorism has impacted both our daily lives and our legal systems. The link from history to current events exists in security screening at airports, courthouses, and public events.

1st Amendment Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:00am

The 1st Amendment webinar hosted by John Bermingham will focus on the purpose behind the 1st Amendment while exploring and understanding the Establishment Clause, the Free Exercise Clause, Freedom of Speech including Freedom of the Press, the Right to Peaceably Assemble, and the Right to petition for a governmental redress of grievances.  Additionally, Mr. Bermingham will analyze and debate some key Supreme Court rulings under the 1st Amendment including R. A. V. v. City of St. Paul, Lemon v. Kurtzman, and Reynolds v.

Hearsay and Confrontation Clause Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:00pm

This course will cover hearsay from A-to-Z. We'll begin by defining hearsay: what it is, where it lurks, and how to spot it. We will examine the basic rules on its admissibility, as well as the policy reasons behind those rules. We will then discuss the most common ways to avoid the ban on hearsay evidence, including using out-of-court statements for non-hearsay purposes, finding exclusions from the rule against hearsay, and applying the exceptions found in the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Personal Injury Damages Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:00am

Serious injuries almost always result in substantial changes in lifestyle. For example, how often have worked on a case where a person suffers serious injury and then develops depression, inability to participate in physical activity, or a deterioration of their social network? Sadly, it happens in very frequently. Yet, as an advocate, have you properly evaluated the damages associated with these lifestyle changes? Have you considered the recent medical literature that analyzes how changes in lifestyle statistically affects one's morbidity and mortality?