Celesq® AttorneysEd Center Announces December-January CLE re Ethics, Lawyer Substance Abuse, Elimination of Bias, Litigation, IP, Technology Law

Boca Raton, FL, November 27, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following web casts for December 2012 and January 2013.

Ethical Considerations for Asset Protection and Estate Planning Lawyers: Avoiding Ethical Violations and the Civil and Criminal Liability that Can Result Therefrom (2218)
Live web cast: December 20, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Barry Engel analyzes ethical considerations for asset protection and integrated estate planning attorneys, who are not only subject to ethics claims, but also risk potential exposure for civil and criminal liability as the result of ethical violations.

Understanding the Newly Proposed Ethics Rules Before the USPTO, from the Celesq®-West LegalEdcenter IP Master Series (2306IP)
Live web cast: January 28, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

In October 2012, the USPTO issued a notice of proposed rule-making seeking to replace the current USPTO ethics rules, based on the ABA Model Code, with a version of the ABA Model Rules. Michael Kasdan, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, discusses the differences between the newly proposed rules and the present regime as well as other ethical issues pertaining to practice before the USPTO.

Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession-2013: The Organization Development Perspective on Recruiting, Training, and Retaining a Diverse Pool of Legal Talent (2304)
Live web cast: January 23, 2013 (1:00 PM ET)

Susan Letterman White offers new ideas for law firms to eliminate the obstacles that block women and minority attorneys from rising to the highest positions of power, using strategies that have worked in other organizations and the latest thinking on inclusions strategies.

Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Prevention, Detection and Treatment: 2012-2013 (2253)
Live web cast: December 12, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

David Mann discusses the personality traits of attorneys and the qualities of the legal profession that combine to make lawyers significantly more susceptible to addiction, and more difficult to treat, than the general population, and the systemic and individual solutions to the problem, with references to specific strategies and resources available to attorneys. (Note: for attorneys who miss the December 12 web cast, a moderated web cast version will take place on January 16, 2013.)

Tips for Persuasive Motion Argument (2244)
Live web cast: December 11, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg, Jones Day, discuss preparing for and presenting motion arguments, ranging from preliminary motions (e.g., motions to dismiss and discovery motions), to motions for injunctive relief and for summary judgment, focusing on presentation style, use of rhetorical devices, use of demonstrative materials, argument structure, and use of rebuttal time.

Voir Dire (2302)
Live web cast: January 24, 2013 (12:00 noon ET)

Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg, Jones Day, discuss jury selection techniques and strategy, including a focus on using the jury selection process to start "selling" your case themes to the jury. Topics also include methods of questioning and suggested ways of identifying potential juror biases.

Navigating the New USPTO Rules Governing Inter Partes Review (2257IP)
Live web cast: December 19, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Dan Foster and Leigh Martinson, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, discuss the America Invents Act's newly-established procedures (which became effective September 16, 2012) for Inter Partes Review, which provide alternatives to litigation to challenge the validity of a patent issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Considerations and Best Practices for Policy Drafting for Lawyers (2224)
Live web cast: December 13, 2012 (12:00 noon ET)

Aaron Tantleff, Matt Karlyn, and Jennifer Neumann, Foley & Lardner LLP, review a number of legal issues counsel should address when considering implementing a BYOD program or reviewing their existing programs, discuss how some recent cases may affect one's BYOD policy, examine provisions from existing BYOD policies, discuss potential concerns, and provide suggestions on better drafting.

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 btly link to 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.
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