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|Interviewing Reminders and Tips in the Digital World||Wed, 01/24/2018 - 1:00pm||
We all have our own view of what it takes to be a successful interview. The old adage of “just be yourself” isn’t going to work in today’s digital world. An interview doesn’t start the minute you walk into the interview, but could potentially start before you even receive a call, and it doesn’t end when you the interviewer shakes your hand. What do you need to consider when looking for a job in today’s digital world? What makes you stick out from the digital pack, and how do you ensure that what you have on your digital wall doesn’t come back to haunt you in the physical world?
|The Collaborative Divorce Practice||Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00am||
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.
|Preparing for a Criminal Trial||Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:00am||
This course will show you the best practices for preparing for a criminal trial. We will cover everything from preparing a trial notebook to jury selection. We will take an in depth look at what all should be contained in a trial notebook and what are the best ways to use the trial notebook during trial. You will also be given some real-world examples of situations and how to handle them.
|Creating Clear Healthcare Documents that People can Understand||Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:00pm||
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 must 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. These documents are notoriously hard to read.
|Defensibility and Best Practices in eDiscovery||Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:00pm||
Defensibility and Best Practices in eDiscovery centers around the recently released Commentary on Defense of Process: Principles and Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sound E-Discovery Process, published by The SEDONA CONFERENCE. The focus of this Webinar is to give the participant easy to understand and straightforward guidelines on managing eDiscovery in any case, small or large. Best practices are explained for each phase of eDiscovery that will enable the participant to critically assess any eDiscovery project and to offer real value added to the trial team as a contributor
|eDiscovery: Do I Really Need to Know this?||Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:00pm||
eDiscovery: Do I Really Need to Know this?
|ERISA 101: A Closer Look at Employee Benefits Law||Wed, 03/28/2018 - 2:00pm||
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.