Celesq® Announces Upcoming CLE re Ethical Issues for All Attorneys; Employment Law; Healthcare Law; Trial Skills

Boca Raton, FL, April 01, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following web casts for April 2015:

Common Interest Privilege and Joint Defense: Ethical and Practical Considerations (2513)
Live web cast: April 15, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

Steve Bennett, Park Jensen Bennett LLP, examines the bases for the common interest privilege and joint defense arrangements, discusses the recent case of Ambac Assurance Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., and addresses practical and ethical issues involved in asserting and preserving common interest protection.

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for In-House Employment and Corporate Counsel (2527)
Live web cast: April 7, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

Ann Kotlarski provides a nuts and bolts discussion for conducting proper investigations, including: determining what to investigate; formulating an investigation plan; conducting interviews; assessing witness credibility; documenting the process; making recommendations; remediating wrongdoing; minimizing the likelihood of retaliation claims and avoiding similar claims in the future.

Ban-the-Box and Other Pre-Employment Dilemmas: Finding Qualified Candidates without Finding Trouble (2507)
Moderated web cast: April 8, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

Attorneys who missed this web cast on January 14. 2015 can attend this moderated web cast. Many employers have adopted processes designed to identify latent issues with applicants, such as criminal history inquiries and background checks, but trends such as “ban-the box” are now sweeping across the country, and agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are taking aggressive action to combat perceived areas for potential discrimination and unfairness in pre-employment inquiries. This program, of particular interest to in-house lawyers, covers the legislative and enforcement trends and explores the best ways employers can continue taking diligent efforts to identify strong employment candidates while remaining on the right side of the law.

Opening Statements: An Advanced Look (2412)
Moderated web cast: April 16, 2015 (12:00 noon ET

Attorneys who missed this web cast on September 17, 2014 can attend this moderated web cast. In this session of the ongoing trial skills series, Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg, Jones Day, take a deep dive into a variety of tips and techniques to take an attorney’s opening statement to the next level, including methods of organization of the statement.

Successfully Navigating False Claims Act Enforcement in the Health Care Space (2533)
Live web cast: April 29, 2015 (12:00 noon ET)

Darryl Landahl, Cliff Stricklin and Laura Perlov discuss successfully navigating False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement against health care companies, including hospitals, physicians groups and health insurers. Topics include: government pursuit of cases against health care entities and its success rate; recent enforcement trend in bringing FCA claims against health care companies based upon submission of allegedly false Medicare Risk Adjustment data; overview of risk adjustment calculation and submission requirements; FCA developments and recent cases regarding the Public Disclosure Bar and Original Source Requirement; recent developments and decisions regarding Stark and Anti-Kickback Actions.

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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