Celesq® AttorneysEd Center Announces April-May 2012 CLE Addressing Important New Cases and Rules Affecting Discovery and Litigation, Intellectual Property, and More

Boca Raton, FL, March 30, 2012 --(PR.com)-- With new decisions and rules involving litigation and discovery and intellectual property hot topics, decisions in asset protection, estate planning and bankruptcy law, and more, Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following CLE web casts for April and May 2012:

E-Discovery: Developments in Search Techniques: Moore v. Publicis and Beyond (2229)
Live web cast: May 9, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Steve Bennett, Jones Day, discusses the latest developments in e-discovery search techniques. Topics include the recent decision in Moore v. Publicis and its implications for e-discovery, conventional search techniques (and their limits), and developing new search techniques.

Patent Litigation Discovery in the Eastern District of Texas: The Rules Have Changed! (2230IP)
Live web cast: May 17, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Dan Foster and Leigh Martinson, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, discuss the new Model E-Discovery Rules issued by the District Court in the Eastern District of Texas (“[Model] Order Regarding E-Discovery in Patent Cases”) and how they may affect litigation strategy from both an offensive and defensive perspective.

Divided Patent Infringement and Infringement by Use—The Standards Revisited (2231IP)
Live web cast: May 30, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Anthony Lo Cicero, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, discusses the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in the Akamai and McKesson cases and its potential impact on issues of whether each infringing step or claim element must be performed by a single actor and who is responsible for “use” of an invention.

Rule 26(f) Conferences: How to Prepare and What to Discuss (2228)
Live web cast: April 25, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Carmen McLean and Shelli Bushman of Jones Day discuss details and best practices for Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) conferences, including responsibilities of the parties, various strategies parties may take, the discovery plan that must be submitted after the 26(f) conference, and the disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1).

The Top Ten Reported Asset Protection Cases in the Bankruptcy Setting: A Legal Review and Analysis (2216)
Live web cast: May 1, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Barry Engel and Rob Shilliday provide a review and comparative analysis of their carefully selected top ten reported asset protection cases in the bankruptcy setting.

“Horse-Shedding” the Witness: When Does Witness Preparation Cross the Ethical Line? (2158)
Moderated web cast: April 17, 2012 (4:00 PM ET)

Lou DiLorenzo, Bond, Schoeneck & King, discusses the ethical considerations and restraints involved in witness preparation (“horse-shedding” the witness).

Trial Skills Series to be rebroadcast as Moderated web cast Series in April

This important series for attorneys with trial experience, which covers practical tips, techniques and strategies for the opening statement, direct examination, cross examination and closing argument stages is available in April as follows:

· Effective Trial Opening Statements: Avoiding the Perils and Overcoming the Fears (2145) Moderated web cast: April 5, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)
· Keys to Dynamic Direct Examination at Trial—Telling the Story in a Compelling Fashion (2146) Moderated web cast: April 12, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)
· Cross Examination at Trial—Picking Your Fights (2147) Moderated web cast: April 19, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)
· Closing Arguments at Trial—Pulling the Theme Together (2148) Moderated web cast: April 26, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Attorneys wishing to register for any of the live web casts, or to learn more about the programs, may visit www.celesq.com and click on Celesq® Upcoming Webcasts, accessed at http://www.celesq.com/news/category/hot_topic.

The web casts will be recorded and, like all Celesq® programs, will be available on demand and on CD directly from Celesq® (www.celesq.com). For more information about any of the programs, or to place an order from Celesq®, you may visit their web site at www.celesq.com and click on the program(s) in which you are interested; or email them at customer.care@celesq.com.

About Celesq® AttorneysEd Center
Celesq® AttorneysEd Center (www.celesq.com), a nationally-recognized leader in providing high-quality continuing legal education programs to attorneys throughout the United States, focuses on the hottest topics and latest trends in practice areas of particular interest to outside and in-house corporate attorneys and litigators. A pioneer in online CLE, Celesq® today offers its programs in a variety of convenient formats, including live web casts, online streaming audio and audio CDs. Contact Sharon Levine Mirsky, Esq., at (561) 241-1919 or slmirsky@celesq.com for more information.
Celesq(R) AttorneysEd Center
Michael J. Mirsky
Sharon Levine Mirsky Esq.