Celesq® Announces December CLE: Ethics; Elimination of Bias; Substance Abuse/Competence; Trademarks; Business; Antitrust; Data Security, Privacy

Boca Raton, FL, December 06, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Celesq® AttorneysEd Center has announced the following web casts for December 2016:

Retainer Agreements: Ethics and Practical Advice (2648)
Live web cast: December 6, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

Steve Bennett addresses critical “do’s and don’ts” of retainer agreements, referencing Model Rules and other ethics guidelines. Issues addressed include: who is the client; the scope of representation; the fee arrangement; conflicts of interest; “risky” provisions to include in an agreement.

Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Competence Issues in the Legal Profession (2639)
Live web cast: December 8, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

A recently published study details the incidence of problematic substance use, depression and other issues in American attorneys. This program provides information on these findings and the predictors, warning signs and symptoms; covers how to encourage someone to get help and the help that is available, through Lawyer Assistance Programs and others; and discusses appropriate support in recovery, as well as addressing ethical concerns for lawyers and their organizations.

Overcoming and Eliminating Age Bias against both Younger and Older Lawyers, with a Discussion of ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) (2647)
Live web cast: December 13, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris address the new ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) expanded definition of “professional misconduct.” They provide lawyers with advice and techniques they can use to avoid or overcome the bias they may face as they enter the profession and as they grow older, and information to recognize the often subtle and unconscious biases that exist in the profession against both younger and older lawyers, to assure that all lawyers can advance in their legal careers without confronting age-related bias.

Successful Negotiations: Key Techniques and Strategies for all Lawyers (2650)
Moderated web cast: December 12, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

For attorneys who missed this web cast on October 6, 2016. In this program, of value to all attorneys, Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg cover styles of negotiation, how to recognize and respond to those styles, common negotiation techniques and tactics, keys to successful negotiation, and negotiating for mutual success. The techniques and skills discussed are applicable to both deal/transactional lawyers and litigators working on settling cases.

New 2017 Major Changes to TTAB Practice: What Trademark Practitioners Need to Know Now (2658IP)
Live web cast: December 20, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has announced amendments to its rules of practice effective January 14, 2017. They will affect not only new proceedings but any proceeding pending on January 14, 2017. Anthony Lo Cicero discusses these amendments and the significant impact they will have on trademark practice.

Protecting Your Client’s Company from Negative Impact of Divorce (2647)
Live web cast: December 7, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

Megan Mathias discusses important legal issues and the related documents and provisions for counsel regarding their or their client’s company in the wake of a business partner’s divorce. Topics include: premarital agreements; critical shareholder agreement and operating agreement provisions; other planning strategies.

Antitrust Law and Data: What In-House Counsel Should Know to Avoid the Misuse of Customer Data (2655)
Live web cast: December 14, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

Both the EU and US antitrust regulators are struggling to face the challenges of data. Robert Bell and Jacob Kramer cover how to guide a business in data collection and utilization, focusing on the European regulatory response to the growth of dominant tech players and how regulators and law makers now hope to tackle the issues, and on the US side, emerging views of the relationship between data and competition law, and agency enforcement related to data.

An In-House Attorney’s Guide to Creating an Effective Privacy Policy (2613)
Moderated web cast: December 15, 2016 (12:00 noon ET)

For attorneys who missed this web cast on June 28, 2016. David Zetoony and Christopher Achatz discuss the legal issues involved with drafting privacy policies and explore best practices on how to create effective policies.

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 bitly 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 website 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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