Intermediate

Intermediate Level Courses

An intermediate level is most beneficial for the professional with detailed knowledge in the subject area.

 

This On-demand webinar series explores the importance of incorporating current legal citations or footnotes into your professional documentation. The presenter guides the learner through the changes between the 20th and 21st editions of The Bluebook, identifying key pages and tables to highlight and tab.

Session 1 – 60 Minutes – The first session provides a detailed overview of the changes between the 20th and 21st editions of The Bluebook. 

This on-demand webinar explores the ethical obligations, and pitfalls, that surround the ABA’s Model Rule for Professional Conduct 1.1 with particular attention to comment 8.  “To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.”  

In this on-demand webinar, we will discuss the nomination process of a Supreme Court Justice and what the vetting process entails. Additionally, we will review some controversial Supreme Court nominations and the current appointment of Amy Coney Barrett. Lastly, we will review what “packing the court” means and the impeachment of a Supreme Court Justice.  

As part of a learning series designed to maximize effectiveness in trial presentation, this intermediate level course will provide essential tools to properly prepare for an upcoming trial in this new, ever-evolving virtual environment. The course will guide you through project management techniques as well as provide strategies to navigate the virtual workflow process. New key features and practical pointers will be explored to enable efficient data processing and document review in a remote platform.

This on-demand webinar provides information about Nursing Home cases with respect to personal injury practice. Nursing home cases are an important part of any personal injury practice, both plaintiff’s and defense. The role of the paralegal is critical to evaluating, litigating, and trying a nursing home case. This course focuses on the plaintiff’s firm process, but much of the material overlaps with defense-oriented litigation. Critical questions and red flags will be identified to ensure that nursing home cases are properly evaluated before signing them up and investing firm resources.

As part of a learning series designed to maximize effectiveness in trial presentation, this on-demand webinar will provide essential tools to properly prepare for an upcoming trial in this new, ever-evolving virtual environment. It will guide you through project management techniques as well as provide strategies to navigate the virtual workflow process. New key features and practical pointers will be explored to enable efficient data processing and document review in a remote platform.

Are there innocent people in jail? Are there people in jail who are technically “guilty” and yet are not morally or ethically culpable due to violence, coercion, desperation, low mental functioning or even poverty?  How do theories of punishment based on culpability comport with plea bargaining? Is imprisonment always the best option for achieving societal justice? This on-demand webinar deals with the theory, practice, and investigation of actual cases in which exoneration, commutation, and clemency are an issue. We look at the results of past “mercy” cases in an attempt to ascertain what

The vast majority of criminal cases (more than ninety percent) are resolved outside of the trial process through the plea-bargaining process ending in a guilty plea. Proponents of the current plea-bargaining system enshrined in the criminal justice system would argue that it allows criminal defendants options, saves time, saves money, and the criminal justice system would collapse without it. However, critics argue that the rush to resolve criminal cases through plea bargaining jeopardizes the constitutional rights of defendants, who may be pressured to plead guilty when they are not guilty

This 1st Amendment session focuses 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, we analyze and debate some key Supreme Court rulings under the 1st Amendment and how 1st Amendment rights can lead to some unethical Supreme Court decisions.

The ability to ship cargo across the country is crucial to the success of the cannabis industry.This presentation reviews some core features of transportation law before reviewing how states have followed or ignored that guidance with respect to shipments of federally lawful hemp moving through their borders.The presentation uses the lessons of state treatment of hemp shipments to forecast how states may treat marijuana shipments moving across their borders if marijuana is eventually made federally lawful. Some statutory language to address that issue are also proposed.

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