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.

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.

Employee Benefits & ERISA - The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) covers most voluntarily established private sector employee benefit plans. Private-sector employers are responsible for making sure their retirement plans comply with ERISA regulations. ERISA sets forth the minimum standards for these plans, which include defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, 401(k)s, Employee Stock Ownership Plans(ESOPs), Simplified Employee Pension Plans (SEPs), and Profit Sharing Plans.

eDiscovery: Do I Really Need to Know this?

  • Litigation Holds and Preservation
  • How eDiscovery is used in various types of cases
  • eDiscovery costs and cost control
  • FRCP
  • Consequences of not understanding eDiscovery

Did you know that only 12% of U.S. adults have proficient health literacy? That means that 88% of adults have trouble understanding and using information that is needed to make the healthcare decisions we all have to make. There are many reasons for this, but we in the legal field contribute by creating healthcare documents that are difficult for even the legally trained to follow. Think of all the documents that healthcare lawyers create: HIPAA disclosures, informed-consent forms, waivers, insurance forms, and contracts of all sorts. All of these documents are notoriously hard to read.

The Collaborative Practice is a non-adversarial approach.  Collaboratively trained lawyers pledge in writing not to go to court and work with an interdisciplinary team consisting of a mental health professional and a financial consultant, who are all certified in collaborative practice. Collaborative divorce uses a team approach to help the parties find solutions and constructive alternatives together.  The parties replace grievances with a settlement built on a foundation of understanding and mutual respect.

Physicians and surgeons are critical assets in medical litigation, and the task of securing them as expert witnesses is often completed by a paralegal. Successful paralegals must know how to proactively screen and manage expert witnesses while avoiding critical points of failure. During this on-demand webinar, Dr.

This on-demand webinar will take registrants on a beginning-to-end tour of a typical commercial real estate transaction and highlight critical areas and processes in which paralegals can and should take the lead for your legal team.

The on-demand webinar focuses on the special issues that arise when handling litigation of matters associated with trusts and estates including breach of fiduciary duty, the God complex, beneficiaries who “want their check” and general downright nefarious activities.

This presentation focuses on the different types of irrevocable trusts available to facilitate gifting and to minimize estate taxes at death including IDGTs, ILITs, SLATs and other acronyms that look ridiculous.

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