From Letters & Faxes – To Tik Tok & X Only a few years back, lawyers wrote letters, sent faxes and relied on their reputation for integrity & intelligence to gain clients. Nowadays, attorneys send emails, tweet and advertise on Google, Facebook and Tik Tok. Professionalism & Civility in the Legal Profession With the advent attorney advertising in the 1980’s, bar associations…
Todd Fichtenberg will walk you through the wonderful world of trademarks and trademark law protections. Todd will mainly talk about what every attorney needs to know about trademarks, how trademarks protect brands in today’s marketplace and counseling your clients on trademark registration and protection. Todd will also cover recent case law involving: Starbucks, Mutual of Omaha, Chewy Vuiton, NFTs, Jack Daniel’s, Walmart vs. Kanye West (Yeezy) and Nike vs. StockX.
What should go into an IOLTA Account… what should NOT go into an IOLTA Account? What is good recordkeeping? And why do I always have a negative balance? Jessica Zoraida will answer all your key trust accounting questions and show you the best practices to remain compliant in your legal practice. The bottom line for attorneys: it pays to know the basics of trust accounting.
Are you familiar with the Hero’s Journey, archetypes and universal story themes? Powerful storytellers use time-tested techniques to weave engaging stories and attorneys can deploy these to build rapport to help persuade the judge & jury.
A Special Needs Trust (SNT) allows for a disabled person to maintain his or her eligibility for public assistance benefits, despite having assets that would otherwise make the person ineligible for those benefits. These types of trusts are a vital component of estate plans when clients have beneficiaries with disabilities.
How often does opposing counsel take cases to trial? What is your judge’s summary judgement record? How can analytics help you write more persuasive motions? How can legal information make you a better lawyer? Attorney Nicole Clark will show you how legal research, data & analytics can help you win your cases in state trial court.
Attorneys and legal professionals must be proactive – not reactive. We now have an ethical responsibility to be competent with technology which includes safeguarding confidential & protected information like PII.
Moneyball. A book written about the Oakland A’s because their organization was the first to utilize research and analytics in baseball to achieve tremendous success on a limited budget. “Moneyball” has since crossed over into numerous industries – and now it’s available for trial lawyers.
One junior college student was barred from passing out pocket Constitutions on Constitution Day. Emory University told students they can’t hang Christmas decorations. And Syracuse University charged a student orientation leader with hazing & suspended her – because she helped organize an optional campus scavenger hunt.
Nowadays “documents” means much more than it did 30 years ago when all your valuable “papers” were behind lock & key in your trusty file cabinet. Emails, PDFs, word docs, JPGs & more have now expanded the world of documents – as well as forgeries, fakes and cut & paste signatures. How do you know if a PDF is legit?